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STATE KIUHTS DEMOCRAT.
Democratic Ntnte- t'ciatral
A Meeting of tho IVnuxTntu' 8(alo
CcrlConiwUteeviUl)eliokl in the city
fr ftwtltmi, tW MONDAY, JANUARY
I 0 0, at 1 1 o'clock t A . r . T ho
Members of the Ci'imnittce arc repprct
fvillj requested, upon this jmhlk notitica
tionk to be present nt the appointed time.
S3y crder of J. . STKt'HUXS,
'''! Prpsklent of Committee.
! N. B.' Duetiotico will be given of the
j!ee of meeting.
Portland, Pec. 20, 1C5.
fcJ" The Democratic papers of the
"State 'Mil please' copy. '
v-Thc special session of the Lojri!.latiTe
"Assembly, convened by proclamation of
"Gov. Gibbs ou the 5th hist., has passed
among the tluugs that were. The two
Houses adjourned tine iVe at noon of
Tuesday last, alter a needless, protracted,
Ptupid, but expensive sepsion of two weeks.
The amount of business trautweted iluriu"
.the seiou could have been easily per
fWtaed by a body of ordinary intcllisjeuee.
nd integrity, in from three to five days
at the iuost. But the majority of the
dominant party in both. Houses were not
men of cither intelligence, experience or
Integrity," and hence the term was drawl
ed out toha utmost.
, The nature of the legislation transact
ed, most forcibly illustrates the character
-of the majority. The BilU and measures
Introduced demonstrate the fanaticism,
1otryt and absolute dishonesty of the
Radicals in either House; pome of the
'Act which oassod bear witness to tl
division in the Abolition party of the
pUteTand to the huge scare which pos-
'jwssea lu politic aJhcreuts, whilo iu many
of the measures defeated, full of atrocious
indictitCBc$s and iufamcus proscription
against Democrats, are .important cvt
jdcnecB of the tkill, the ability, the uw-
, jterly coaduet, and the sterling champion
'thip of the pemccratie cau.e, exhibited
aunngine session py mo vem cr. t c ; ec
tatort, Curl of linn, and Caldwell of Juse
. phine, and of , the Democratic Rcpreson--tatlrcs,
Fay and -Beall of Jtckson, Cox
rcf Josephine,. and Lane of Umatilla. To
these 'gallant defenders of the faith are
t the .Democracy indebted for the de teat of
the damnably devised Registry Bill intro-
duMd bv lTi fanatical lnhiliv f'r.inctiM nf
iLkne, and of all Bills' of similar import.
Ahd Democrats throughout the State will
be glad and 'proud to know that these
Democratic Seuators and Representatives'
won the well merited encomiums of every
' ttp?ltir nViKArvanl 1wVr.rin ir.r fl:.
proceedings of the Legislature, uo lessbe
tease of their . high intelligence and assi
t dairy to .business, than for their frank,
i fearless, bold avowal of tlieft political scu
timenta,. M .,: . . .......
: Tbe work of the session, so far as rc
i late to Acta or resolutions or memorials
1 passed or adopted, can be readily summed
ttp, The Negro ameudment to the Con
stitution was passed; the Sunday law was
. tinkered into a slightly smaller nuisance
than before: the State Printer was white
'washed by Black votes ; Collector Adams
.was, endorsed in having seized steamers
for smuggling, and the prayer of the offi
cials who are to diridc the plunder, that
n0 pardon or remission of sentence shall
"Iks granted at Washington, was yielded.
TLe. Bills to repeal the Specific Contract
law and gold coin for taxes law, were de-
feated by close votes. The Bill to repeal
t us Atuiua lax oi iwo uouare per capita
'per annum passed. Gov. GiLbs Adju-
tant General, who received only $SQ0 per
- -annum for being an official pauper upon
ihe State, .liad , his pay increased $500,
t and tliis is a fair specimen of the u econo
: xoyu generally observed on the part of the
t majority party during the session. .
z The defeat of the Registry Bill was the
; acres t disaster which happened to the Ab
; litionists. Early in the session they
- were rampant for it; Gov.Gibbs rccom
iTcieiided the passage of such an Act.
Cranston and Lawson, the foremost of the
.faBaticjS and zealots in either Honse, pre
t seated Bills prepared for the purpose.
' The pair of worthies performed their al
' lotteJ parts bat their brethren shame
fully failed in carrying out the agreed up-
on programme.' The majority weakened
'' before, the might and majesty of the Dem
Vtic. Btorxa . which threatened to assail
1 -their base measure to defraud honest vo
ters ef their : right of suffrage, and the
' ; Kcgiitry Bills all went harmlessly in the
- pigeon holes of the Senate's Secretary and
t House' Clerk, there to waste their harm-
less venom. To save tHe appearance' of
ft total defeat," however, ' what is known as
Pyle's Bill "was passed by the Blacks.
."Ye give it - in another column, and will
almpljr eay here that we greatly feared on
' Gaiaj morning last while at Saleia that
, t-2 U1Z1 would not pass." It has passed,
. ,1-til as f, Democrat we ; rejoice thereat.
t--. If the Aboil tioa"i6t3 meant it as a club to
hurt Democrats at the polls, we can as
l ; ears them ihey very foolishly have put
et the WdU-.'of " the club into Democratic
s ..txnds.--"'.-;, , r ,
'- Of other measure passed or defeated
we will.not now specially speak." TVc need
T! fialy say the, session has lost to oar ene
4 .' x;y-'-hun-irela of votes " and made made
thatiaany for the Democracy. On the
opetiing day, ns an instance, Gov. Uibbs
and the leatling' AbolitiouisU in office,
about Salem, f it nd looked like men
consvious of impregnable position nudtnrc
of fresh triumphs. On the closing d.-iy fl
rnin and mud bcdrnjiyled mister seeking
shelte'r would have been nearer typical of
the nppcarauee and nmnucr of tluesHiucj
functionaries, Their "vante hi Oregon Ua
lot one they know it; it was visible to
many before the siociaI session convened:
, , i i 1 , , '
now, they fee it painlully clear tlicm-
eelves. They meant to crowd Democrats
(Vi ui the poll in ,7 nno if next year by u
Registry law- they ended by being scared
into passing a law which will greatly ad
vantage the Democratic vote. Their tpe
eial session has becu the engine of destruc
tion to themselves. The Democrats ad
vised thaut uot to call it; they rcl used the
good advice. Like the man, whose epi
taph told his f Hilish fate, are they : they
were well, they wanted to be better; they
took strong niedleine, and that killed
them. The verdict of the people ahcadv
is- served them ri$ht.
Tin: rvix i:m:ctiox ac t.
Below we give a copy of the Bill in
troduced at the late Special Session by
Senator Pyle (Abolition ) ol'Uuion county,
as a substitute for Cranston's infamous
Registry BiU. Ye believe the Bill was
pascd,'as we here give it, without any
important amendment. Our Democratic
readers will rejoice over the Act it will
assure us ricttiry. Here it i :
A Bill to prevent fraudulent and illegal
voting, and to repeal- certain laws in
lh: it enacto) ly tht Lryidtifii r A stm
My of th; S;,tii Onjon, a t foHwc :
Sf.ctioN 1. l b it at all general and
specials elections held in this State, it
tdiall be the duty of the judges of fucIi
election to administer the following oath
to any pervm offering his vote, unless tlia
person so offering to ote is known to one
or more of faid judges to possess the
qualifications therein set forth, viz:
You. B--, do solemnly swear i or afilnu)
that you are a white male citiecn of the
United States, twenty-one years of age.
and have resided iu the State of Oregon
six month immediately preceding this
election, and uinciy days iii the district
and county immediately preceding the
election. e And you will support the Con
stitution and laws ot the I n.tei Mates,
S.M.KM, Saturday, D Iii.
' ' 8KNATK. ' i
J Tho Judiciary (1ouiuiitte reported pack
the bill Id repeal lite Specilie Contract
law with the recommendation that it do
mils rn "sr in
To Appropriate $5KI us "couipeniurioii
for extra nervtoi's of the, AdjittHittit'd.
'fii deduct ?5."U() from the indebtedness
of Washington comity, which sum was in
cluded in the assessment. - '
To nniend an act to incorporate the city
To change the boundaries of judicial
districts so as to transfer Douglas county
lo the 1st, Linn emmty to the 2d, and
Clackamas and Washington to the wd
To relieve Benton county from the
fine and penalties incurred by trying to
pay taxes in currency. "
To incorporate the town of l.n Grande,
in I'nioii county.
To prevent fraudulent assinnicnts and
To enable the Common Council of the
city of Portland to build sewers, open 1-
icv and widen street. An nuiendmeut
ottered bv Mr. Mitchell, to inako the law
constitutional by reiuiiini: a temler of
payment, of money before appropriation of
property, was incorporated in tlie bill.
To prevent rams from running at lare.
For the relief of N. 11. Gatex.
To legalize acts of J. B. Vndorwood,
Notary Public, done under misapprehen
sion of the law.
The bill to repeal the act requiting the
State taxes to be paid in coin was Inst.
The bill for the relief of Rigdon and
Fullerton. recruiting oiliccr.
The bill for the payment of member
of tho Legislature.
A bill to regulate the time of holding
The memorial favoring the annexation
of Walla Walla.
The resolution endorsing the policy of
Andrew Johnson were laid ou the table.
The bill to regulate liquor licenses wa
'Prater bv Iter. Mr. Irving of Albany.
A minority report from Mr. Pay. oflbc
Select Committee to whom was referred
the bill for tho transfer of the Klamath
Lake country to Jackson county was read,
representing that there is no evidence to
show that any citizens of cither Peetion
are in favor of the change, and therefore
opposing it. Laid on the table. ;
Mr. Pay introduced a petition from one
hundred and tlr.rtv-livc citizen of Jo-
OVERLAND DISPATCH E3
BATES TO SECStaOSXt 19. (
Daniel S. l)'nVui7sii ami F. Wpiuiier nr
How the iiitint proiniiieiit eiliidiiliite fur the
New Ymk Colli-i ton-hip.
Jolm M. Wither n cltHU'd Mayor foi
(ohd'Mi ( lr -it It ins.l,at lnilicu iiTrni
ed thill h will not he pei initted to exercise
1 1... i'. : ... i' . t it. . . i . .i .
iny utiiruoilN in m oiilce Oimi litlliloniM).
" "The t)Hirt-t iiejro Insurroctioii In Tippo
county. Miss., wim h ti nii'l in 11 tfii pot.
-?'J'h8 eorresitijiiili-iue ot tint Mempliin -Appeal
of iln Ciili, Mivs$ There wan liiileor ni
resistance nll'eml in ilisurmiiiy; thn negroes,
mi'l only onu freeilnuiu insti'ud of twelve yst
hi life. He was innocently limiting (iiir
rcls, and was shot. One hiitnli'fl and tweii-
I v siniill nmii wero taken from the ueiroes
Cronnd tor uni'iisjiiess
or distrust. Several ncriM nt Canton,
Mi.t recently overcame the jailor and ex-etipi-il
from nicun. Ono wu killed hy the
The Mississippi Legislature ha createrl
hnrriul to supj'ly woiHleii le-i to v'ouinled
ailiir the lee's to he inilile In the South.
Tii (h eminent I mi seized the Mobile
and Ohio lUilrond from Corinth south, until
the iiv eminent eoitmi is gotten cut of the
country !'Hn it i stolen.
Iiouisville, J !. I. .Jndiri! Johntdou in
the'Cirt iiit Com t to-dnv diinixred tho' In-
li. tment uainst (ion. I'lilnieron the ground i er.'iinnoiineiii that . flnvery i nlti t:lii I. The
thnt n reniiisitiMiuniiHTot Muto l,ei,tturrs ulnverv pnrlv ilei-l.ul that the Cof.Kiitution
having raifle.t the Conftitutiomd Ameml. Lj Anicinhiiei.t hud not vet been adopted,
mmit, nil the rriioinal and i.ennl law of the Ld that thtn f n.. th-ierld l'aliuer no
l ' . J- t ' . . I I ml . . . .....
i v (- 1 1 taitti iii Mini it I I ' 'ill I
and three of the Hiipposeil rinp; lei
hI in jail. Them i no cronnd for
(iov. J'lirwon of Abihaiunr fttsii 'rci-ohfd
di.utehes from Fecjreiary Hrw n on the
fill i, congratulating him. thn 8outli,ani the
countiy, iu tho Prcsident'ii liUme, mi tliu
adoption y A In I hi ma, "C the;Uuiislilutiori(il
Aiiii'iiilnient, vihiuh enaipleicM the number ol
Stati's required to imil.o it llie orpiuh: law ol
Anion tlie evideiK-es Viriiiiiiu has given
of leennMrtieteil loyally, is that of Ciiptain
Wiip Steeples, latin'tiiil Jteveuun Coljeetor,
wh6 has been llid'e ted for fohlil'iy by die
ni'iinu .iurv o ri iiiee v liiuiiiiH eouni y, txr
syiitiiijj properly .under em vtr of .fedei al iy.
iilrv, ti jiiiv tin.' Pulled Stales'. The guer
rilla M iKlty is employed to prosecute the ease.
(Jen. 1'iiie, couunuiidin the Cavalry lbt
reau, has introdueed a propnition i'f,r the
revision of the eaiulry. The uetion has
ri:i:eied tlie iitiproval of liiuny nllieers. The
plan eotiteuiplate that no lohlier plml! he
pernuuiently mounted until h hte rec eived
ii yenr tnstruetinn mid provel himself eu
pahli! of properly taking can; of a horse,
t The immigration from Saw ork to Eu
rope from the 1st of Juuuurv to the 31st of
o,.i.. I...,. r...,i. i.n ir.i iilm
A (li' initi li from WitKhiiigtoti cnys fieneruf
lijrnii's instruetioii ni Minis'er to Moxieo
are In ing prejuired. Ife will aeeompHnr
I re'iiilaiit .liiare, irevir he goe.
The Slate- l'ipitrfinwif in re.-eipt of i in
portaitt dispmehes Iroin Minister Admnij.
Comniodfrp Tatuftl and (ieneral 3Iefaw
Xew York, Dee. 17. Islmm (1. Jlarris
ex (iovernorof Tennessee is iu Mexieo, where
he is endeiivi ring to turn farmer find bwiome
(alislied with the rule of Miixiiniliiwi.
Me.ijau advices aro to lleeefiiher Ud. 1
The Jift Koeietad newspaper say the Lib
erals have again been beaten in tin nttaekon
Monterey. Also, that 70, (KM) Liberals have
presented fhemselve in Qiieiittaro, under
the Knilieror's proehmuit loll of Oct, .'5. .
Maximilian ha given 2,OOO,U0O to aid
iytniigration, and plileen the whole amount
at the dis iiosal of the ex-reliel W. 1". Maury,
C'.doniitHtiiiu agent of the Kinpire.
Senor Ihuneril, Mexican Minister, has ofli
lial intelligenee from Kl Vamt to ihe 12lh of
Novetubor. J'reident f its res turn Iim.Bbi
riet were to leave on that iley for Chihuahua.
Tho French had retired n fur us iWarigo.
1 1 vmik imdersl.iod tliitt they would abandon
New Orleans, Iee. f. All old orid es
teemed eili.eii of New Oilcans who returned
frmu Mi liiuioras a few ihivs since, and was
intimate there with the French. sny they
fully anticipated h war between France and
'the I'nited States, and to commence on the
11 io Ornnde, They already have a plan of
campaign mapped out. which anticipate the
sudden eros' iug of the L'niled State forces
over the Kin Grande on pontoon, and the
French are to evacuate Metanionisind the
lUo Grande, and full buck to MonU'rey,
ttincii wotti'i oo iieia n a stroterio kev
counti', Georgia. Fevcrul negroes have
beeti in rested and fl force of Union tnn
hate been M-nt to Wilkcu county to 8Up
ptwH the outbreak.
State id' Kei.tuckv re'mrdinir lav es were iT
no i;R'e t. tieii. Palmer ha therefore issued 1
a military proclamation thut shivery has :
iH-a-ed t exist in the State, mid adiUes the
negroes to appeal to tlie courts for redress, H
the public conveyances disregard their right
The llrittih Guvrinnent Imn oflered a re
war.1 of 4J1.IMI0 l'f the capture, or Stevens,
th? Feniuu Iluid Centre of Ireland,
Letters from Paris confirm the previou
stateiiienl that griv pressure is brought to
t'ear on Napoleon's fee, eminent for t!ie vv'.th
drawiil of the Frenel. troops from Mi'X'i o.
New- York, Ihv. H. A letter from Jtieh
mond says that in vUw r f the ilisorgoi.iAd
evuidititiii uf tha late slave p ipulatiou, there
is great une:;siiicss nii jng the people in the
several district. uniin u ef!i,'er l ave
been appointed to nv-uH vuliiiileer, but w
a single recruit ha Ijeen obtainel. It is
thiiught an orgtuiiaiatioti Can only be t-fTceted
through a compnlsorv draft.
Wudiingh-n, Pee. ij. Oificial infornmtion
has been tx'iivd lit ti e pepurlmeut of Stute
of the adoption of ihc Co:-,stiiutKi.ial Auietid-
meiit oy twenty-three hutcs. leiegrnjdut
inforiiiuiien has Imimi rft-eivei (fits adoption
bv North Carolina, G rg a and Alabama.
No Information of any kind has heeii reeeiv
sl of the adoption of thff Aiiiendmeiit by Or
c2on nr Cahiornia, Florhla, Mixisippi and
and the Government of the United States jHcphiu'e county, representing that the pop-a-minst
all enemies, whether foreign or i ulatton of that county bavin? decreased
domestic, and will bear true faith, aUegi-Jfrom twelve to only three huudred voters
ance, and loyalty to the same, any ordi
nance, resolution ir law ot any State con
vention or legislature to the contrary not
withstanding? and you have not voted in
any other county. or precinct 'at this elec
tion. So help you. God. It an affirma
tion, the word. ''under the pain and
pcaaltie of perjury," fchall bo added.
In case the applicant is of foreign birth,
the following oath iu lieu of the forego-
. ir , .... .
ine ouc snail ue. aunnnisicreu:
You are a white male of foreign bjrth,
it is "tin practicable to keep up the county
organisation, and praying that therefore
the county be aunexe l to Jackson county.
The Special (Vmimitec to whom wa re
ferred the resolutions endorsing the policy
of President Johnson, reported some un
important change and recommended
their adoption. Adopted.''
Mr. Thornton. Chairman of the Select
Committee to whom was referred the pe
tition signed by Samuel Welch and one
i, J hundred aud ninetv-thrce others, praying
;-lfor the repeal ot the Specific Contract
A di.ipit'.c.ii ;'. i' . -i!j-is Monroe fuvs Tef
feron Pavis i- n j g n.d health. He
has eetnfiirtnlih fi;,,T,!:, .it , a gei:er'-in ward
roU', good table and plenty of reading mat
ter. He thinks thn Pis-odunt's message gen
erally a wise and good document, but is ihs
appouib'd that it U lad ru re spei-ilin in rela
tion to tin dipoMtion to be made of himself.
Palis' eye luivo I t the contemptuous h,k
they oiue bad, and is Ic-i liauglify lit h;s
mnntier and sarcaMie In hi spt ech thnti lie
Piputvle -s to the Chicago Ilepitbliciill say
that (Jeu. L 'giui had declined to accept the
Mexican inir-ien. The uiiiiouueeiiieut was
pvetnatut-e. ' '
(Sen. HutW. tt 1 -t' I. pmp',os to w?c
fr-'ti. (irniit' hit irT fr-iintUe time he ( ut-M--
ed Wiwt Ptfint up fo this lunlir.
New York, l.)ae. , 1 The Tribum.'
1atch tn$ that a eiuwUo l Jiousa IJjf'-l'.'iied I"
lenry Ward JJeeeher in thi) llulCf lU-p;c-seitiiuive-
lal niu'ut. I
Th" Treasury Pepa'i Ui" ti I Is making pre
piraii -in itt eoiiMiO-nce paynicnt of gold cou
pon due in Jai.mii v.
tien, Ornnt pr.roxf to visit .vew uricans
id tho Kio Grand" within a lew weeks.
Secretai v M Cu1I.k;!i yesterday issued or-
der. et:joini;i cititoiii house officer ti
ddigetue to prevent ctittanee into United
Sti'e- nnrt orpri.e bel itiglntt to either of
The Mexican Legation give nut that they film belligerents during hostilttie between
have prlvut" letters from El Paso, tayiui: I Snn'm rrnd Ct:ile. "
the Imperial trtsitis have nil been withdrawn 1 Tho Scuntu Committee on the Pistrict f
from Chihunhim in the direction of Vera j Columbia
and twenty-tme years of age, aud have re-1 tor the repc
sdded in the United State one year, aud (law, submitted a long report to the effect
in the State of Oregon during the sixjthat the law wa a violation of the law of
months immediately preceding: this elec-i Congress and in contrariety to the wishes
tiou. aud have declared your intention to
become a citucu of tho United States one
year prcecdingthrfekction, conformably
to the lawa of the United Slates on the
subject of naturalization, and have bona
Eedly resided in the district and county
ninety days next prededmg this election.
And you wilt support the Constitution aud
la, vs of. the Uiuted States, and the Gov
ernment cf the United State: agai list all
enemies wbether foreign or domestic, and
will bear true faith, allegiance and loyalty
to tho same, any ordinance.; resolutiou or
law of any State convention or legislature
to the contrary notwithstanding;. and you
have not voted iu any other county, dis
trict or precinct, at this election. So
help you God, , (Or if an affirmation, to
conclude as in the first oath.)
Sec. 2. That iu case the applicant only
wishes to vote for Presidential electors or
members of Congress, so much of the
oath as refers to ninety days residence in
district and county may be omitted. And
if he wishes to vote onlv for district
officer?, so much thereof refers to county
may be omitted, and if ftr county officers
only, so much, thereof as refers to district
may be omitted. -
Sec. 3. If any person applying to vote
is challenged by a lawful voter, the judges
of election shall administer one of the
foregoing oatlr or affirmations to the said
applicant, before he shall be allowed to
vote. . y ,'
Sec. 4. The aforesaid oaths shall be
Sec. 5. The county clerk ' of each
county in this State, fhall attach a copy
(cither written or printed) of this act to
the poll books of each precinct.
Sec. 0. An act entitled an act to pre
vent those who have engaged in the re
bellion or have aided therein from voting.
approved Oct. 21, 1864, and section 4 of
an act entitled an act requiring tne
oath of allegiance TiTeertain cases, ap
proved -j arc hereby repealed.
Sec. 7. Whereas the laws now in
force are inefficient in preventing fraudu
lent and illegal voting, and the public
"ood requires eueb safeguards, this act
shall take effect and be in force from and
after its approval by the Governor.
The Gorernor approved the above Act
December 19th. '
A Piece of Yillaint."-A young girl
only about fourteen years of age was tried
a few months ago by a Military Commis
sion, in Nashville, charged with having
torn doVn and trampled on an American
flasr, and was foand guilty, and sentenced
to pay a fine of $300 and be imprisoned
ninety days. The verdict of the Court
was set aside by the General in command,
who, in review of the case remarks :
' " The conduct of the prosecuting wit
nesses deserves passing remark. ' The tes
timony chows that': the? had resolved on
changing their place of abode previous to
J oJy 4ui, Due agreed to remain at
house of Mr. Latimer until after that date
in order to ensnare his little daughter and
get her into troubled ; Their first battle
for the flag "was Tritb a thoughtless echool
v-irL" " " '
of the people who are engaged in other
than, commercial pursuits, and therefore
reeommetiiiing that tho prayer be granted.
Mr. Wakefield claimed that he had not
been consulted in preparing the report of'
the committee, of which he wa. a mem
ber, and asked that it be recommitted so
that he could present a minority report.
After some discussion, in which some
very passionate language was used5, the
petition was recommitted.
Mr. Wnssornian, Chairman of tho Se
lect Committee to whom was referred the
proposition to so amend the State Consti
tution ns to euable a municipal corpora
tion to become a holder innny joint stock
company, reported favorably. Indefinite
- Owing to nn accident in making rip
our forms, the Legislative Summary fol
lowing this must be omitted, until ,uext
issue. ; All of real interest shall then be
Good ! The Abolition organs wail
and howl, and groan, and shriek, and
gruut, and foam over the passage of the
Bill introduced by Pyle concerning elec
tions and the requirements to suffrage.
It was introduced by one of their own
black flock, passed by their own blacker
votes, and yet, strange to say, it operates
only against themselves and to the benefit
of the Democracy. It ought to be styled
the Abolition Boomerang. : It was their
own barbarous instrument savagely hurled
at Democrats, but tho curved weapon
turned in its progress and launched itself
with stuwoing, fatal force upon the Boeo
tian heads of those who aimed it. It is
the only Abolition triumph we ever knew
of, over which we could rejoice ;-and, we
don't know but that, on behalf 6f the De
mocracy, we ought to tender 't'hanks to
the Abolition legislators who passed the
Bill for thus sparing our party the task
of whipping their party in Oregon : they
having killed it, the Democracy will have
no formidable competitor next June, and
need simply walk over the track to win
Ail The Decency. Two of the Al
olition candidates for United fetates Sen
ator from Iowa are . notorious thieves
Gen. Curtis was recalled from his Arkan
sas command by Mr. Lincoln for etealin
cotton, and Fitz Henry Warren is a fugl
tvA from iustice in Massachusetts. It
was reported, and the report stands tin
contradicted, that Curtis realized six mil
lion dollars by stealing cotton in Arkan
sas. His loydty covers his villainy. They
are both splended representatives of the
purity party. , ,
Their panntne interpretation i that
it ii Mnini!liiu'M intention to end theui
baek to J'ranc". T
; Chicago, 1jo. I'X Tho elht hour leag
uer bad u toreh lif.ht prvK'eioii laat cvoning.
Printer!', boiler maker, stone otter, and
other trade-men practiced the'.f urts during
tho proevHMon. There i nitieh comment on
thi question throughout tho Ka-tern States,
and rtarthiilarly in Iu'uiohu!ett.
Tho wid-jw of Stonewa'd Jackoti isTeiort
h! to bu in destitute eirunntniiee!.
The tiHii-inl vote of North Carolina at ti e
rwt:t ehvtion is h follows : Worth ?.'2, j-'J :
The numher f retel prisoner enntured
and paroled durinjrtho war wa 421,IMW.
The trouhle in the Feni:in enmp aroon
the iiierea.'M. Go tho Tib tho &e.nulo in ses
sion found a writ of impeachment anmnt
O'Mahony, Preisidcnt of tlie Iril Ilepuhlic,
ehariiiff hiui with perfidy and ntalfeii.inec,
in office. The charges were proven, and he
wti given twenty-four hours to answer, he
not paving any attention. ' -
1 ho Iiidmna senate t.v a tie vote uereaiea
theninendineiit striking out tho section oftfmted at tho receipt of a letter from Governor
the Suite Constitution prohiliitiun nezriK.' Piorpont.i f Viiinia, a hlressed to the Preni-
uvui oi iw ovuau. un ppetukvr oi mv: iijupc,
cncloHing a copy ol nu net passed hy tlieOcti
I a i l ! 1" . . - '
Shipwreck. A dispatch from Victo,
ria, Dee. 18th, reports that a large vesse
had been seen -bottom np about thirty
miles south of Cape Flattery. ' Her rtame
was not ascertained. '
formerly of the rebel wrviee, are living in i Their cilicern are claimed to he thoronirhlv
.Savannah in destitute cireiimstaiiee-4. j iiift)rined tn to nil the incim the Cnited .Slated
bouif-ville, IW. It!. The city i- enn?der.- jhave ftttheir dispoid here and in Texu for
ably excited by a prm himatioti of (Jen. Palm- ;n advance into .Mexico.
New York, Dee. IM.Thc Herald's Vera
Cruz correspondent ntnte that tho hist news
from the l!nited .State had eaiifed a profound
enmitiiu there. It -wan rertirded by all os
an ornen of tl.o coin in;; htorm. The news
thattlen. Itugnn had been upiiointtHl Minis
ter to thu Ilcpuhlie of Mexico was coiiHtrued
a showing a deterinii.ation on tlie part of
the Cnitid Statei to mniiiiahi that Ilepublie
even by force of arms.
The linieii:i!i-i were j'rcaily rdarm'-d by
the iiifonnation that CJen. tiraut had exjirews.
ed fiyiiipathy with ti n llepiibhcan cc'ie.
The rumor that Slu-rid ui Briny had tieen
reinforced, and that tome I'nited S-tates na
val vessel were taking fsoundings in French
hai'lior also pnduced great excitemerit.
The Ilernl r Fortre? Monroe correspon
dent ay JefTernoti Davis i turning attention
mrthan ever to the concern of" hi oul.
lie ban recently been visitel by hi ild fp':r
itut adviher, the aitor of St. Paul's Church,
in li :i hpi .'ici, wtm pa-e l tlie entire iJuy
with him in prayor and rellglims reading,
and n'liiiinintcred tho .icratnent.
In relation' to the rifuul of Spain to n?
efljit the nfV-trotioH of Knland on the Chi
lean a:Tair, a Ltniduu tpetial cjrrcpoiidei;'
wny if England' RW!' n rtep furti.e- tlian i-;'
rt'lvi.cdf it i very d iti(iul v.-h-tbsr ihe
Siarijuh l.ation would not accept the thai
lenpe. It is a wTt of farce. Ti.esc, appear
t be no 'remedy, and no EasHs niiidtry
would willingly" give the torpid of what
tnipht prove nn Luropenif war, infiro csjse
eially whilu a false precedent is unromoved,
which would allow bimin to cover every eu
.with Ainerieaii Alabama.
Chicago, lAc. Hi, The ice gorge which
1ifl l,een tt.rtitl itur'tii' lin ttA .1 tr.ill-..i" im
.fiuiiioiu uasfe i u rwnuunu nwiai ine river nnove ol. iui. prfKO 1ikc on r-ai-
univnrsal ouffrae nhall he established in the urdar, and it movement crushed and other-
wi-j flnmazed about twenty Ktearub(rat lying
iilonji the Jevee, involving a loss of aiX'Ut
5.b',0yU. partially iasure l.
C'jt.J.iliu i) J-iUIoti, au oil resident -and
Officii! 1 al vices from Mexico to I)ecetntrr
10th state that the Libera' under Eser.bado
wupied MiMitercy, tut were compelled ly
two French columns to evacuate. Sube
Hueutly Eicabubo defeated one of the French
Wahiiigton, Dec. 17. The Virginia Leg
islature has imt. ucted the Committee on Ju
diciary to report hi favor of nero testimony.
Ucn. Grant hn issued order to comman
ders of post where powder i stored, to take
precaution for its preservation. There are
tmincuae quantities of powder in the band
uf the Government. An investigation ha
int disclosed the fact that Freeman Clark, of
tho Currency Bureau and Solicitor Gordon, of
the Treasury, wcro loth In .possession ol
REWARD! "REWARD I REWARD I
OIF Kit A IH BEWAIID THAT
lhy bat one ft itx lret lttd
t k of
CJiiwfom nntle f'lolliitis and
Uvnt I'urtiifcliinsr 4oc.
In tlie Puta of Oregon. Atl r a,Ulo kJon
tli pul.lie Ut w U ' - '
A the r to h l'rc!ifeil fur io Bo h'raaeiia,
PERSONS FROM THE WlTERlOa".
Wlion iil!ng Porilund l4 &frtu$ 14 trd
Bnyfliinz in the nbove liafl1 of. good, "will tui II kr
their advatitajrc '
'- t ai tk of ' '
CUSTOM MADE CLOTHIIIS
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
of , ..." " '
at tii KiR . '; ; '"
ON 'JIJK JUVER SIDK OF
FRONT ST. PORTLAND
Ui'lwt rn Arrlsoni'ft und the
rwtlaud. 1'ec 20, 1865. i . S ,
THE HOUSE FOB JNTERiO 3 mill
What Ciller House.
Front Kfrcrt, iwtwfcn Yamhill
und 57orrlson, Portlaoa.
From ,10ft to 59") pplle.tit1onfor' pnri .n
lmve-t-ivii read nt the A iju'nut General's of
fi -e per week ; few: In-, e heeu grantel. '
Vttfddn:?ton, Iiiw. A letter from the
Ktopvrnr -Xp!em i' aid Ui have loon re
ceived at thu Ftiitu JJepurtiuent, reCU0stin:
tho ici.of:iutiin of Miuiiniliau's Ciovernnient
in Mosiei, to vh'e!i- the Secret a. V of S'A'e
till rj l'c.t, fnl'V drti-Hiiin'g to tiw-e-.le to the
reijue.if, and jrfi-ins reawn vrbj it is antiei
pated th:it iti Moxienn tjuetion, a a fivr ns
thi country 14 ctmccrned, will iwu curae to
a heal, . , .. . ,
Gem Grant hii l an interview with TVei
ile:it Johnson Jrcterdav. ami eomniiiniented
to iv.tn the result of Ins olism-ation during
hia trip through NorthJnrolina, South Car
olina and Ueorsta v He wni everv where re.
ceivei. with .mpect l the people, wlittal
wust untuiiuioiudy desire a rc-iului'rwioD to
their old position iu tho Union, and that
their nrofesiona uf future trood behavior are
h.net and hineere. " -
Conviderahlo excitement ha heen mam-
XT. O'CONNElt, Proprietor,
NEW AriO,SPLENDID HOTpL,
lie ia ii' w (.. ; sr .i a k?.; .infeo is e an naUr
i.i m:U i l;!i'l Jt) ." 'At-irit
LaiAi li.'1-..ir. is Ulwl ti Wi'fe ti'tly, t
vv JCnritMrtrc. C'rjt;ltosr, and
rr nr!i r.prlns MattreMev, :
ai.il is c- ifiKn4. t& r-i -!: IfrsaV!. ' .. .
Tl l'v: TABLE ?
f rftmUbMl f r. h A tsTerjthittg t0 Mar
kci it-tiw t;-(t. a.. tKK-geuWc
l?at"r .,,0 I r r .a t.e iUimirri to Botal
with.i;t ci.sr .-. -:
A Fir; Proof Safe! .
It k-5 r r ik i . t. f injf f Treaiura or
Jarci l of TiIiI" li '..;iiiS l f.f.t. i: 5 v r
Ilott l Open at All Hour. J
Tl.e Proprietor U' thniikfnl J-r the rary late
iftRre tT pnhliefatr;ate which bea jrirra t9
tira fr year. ttn in en'.r.ued to him, amt aroald
txtt!ollT "Iie;t an ii?rea of it. 'In doing ao,
l-..1 ttsiir(. 1 K( lfiri.r .ft. r.n.tt tKl. ha nMiM r..
St. Ljuii; died in that i:ty j tftlor will ba pa U to in.-.ke thit hovu tba mw-t
UesiriiWa aud ai.rt cnl.ie Itutui la Oregon. : , -1
Portland, llto. 20, .S8i. ...
comp'.ele iidoraintioa in regurd to the ab-
froni roMdinc lit the Stutes
The bill for a prohiintnry liquor law was
Vt in the Indiana House of Iteprcwntativc.
ThS eolored iieople had a inlnleo rwterday
over the derifdon of Judpi Johnson, that phi-
Very is alxdndied in Kentucky, lhrce thiu
and aemhled in the eveuing and wero ivl
dresed hv General Palmer. Tho Common
wealth Attorney filed au appeal from Johu
The Louisiana Leffiilatur hare cleetcfl
Randall 'Hunt and Henry Roger united
States Senators. i' - ' '
-. --Ttirt ?ommitto to whom was referral the
subject in the ilissiesippi Jeilaturef have
reported , adversely to the CouLititutional
Amendment. There id hardly a (hmht of it
adoption hy the Legislature notwithstanding
the adverse report. It is understood that the
constitutionality of the Congressional test
oath is now beloro the Supreme Court tu the
application of A. H. Garland of Arkaimas.
whoso credontiaU vvillr he preseutcd on Fri
The Atlanta Intcllizeueer of the 6th pays
that Provisional Governor Johnson has been
directed by the President not to issue certifi
cates of election to the Congressional delega
tion, nor permit Gov. Jenkins to be inaugu
rated. I , '
Thero was no opposition to A. II. Steven
for the Ions term, which he consents to take.
The short term will he contested by Governor
Johnson and J. L. Hill.' -
ThcAtieusta Chronicle earn no more par
dons are likely to be given to Georgians, but
that some olreouy grautea wut prouauiy De
BishonQuinturdof Tennessee has squelch
ed a petition for a memorial to tho Ep:scopal
Lhnrch to commemorate tne aeous auu acaui
of Confederate soldiers.
The Herald's lliohinond correspondence
sars that the military police will, be with
drawn from tho city ou tho 15th, andivil
police substituted. 1 .. .
The members ot tue v trjnma iiCjnsiaiure
seem to havo deciueu tnnt devotion w me
rebel cause during the war is to be the mea
sure of merit, and have therefore determined
to remove all Unionists holdins State offices,
and to put secessionists iu their place?. They
havo also adopted an amendment to Hie con
stitution of the State which does away with
all disabilities for holdih'' ttfaco on account
of participation in tho Jale rebellion. It does
not even require an u;iui oi uuuyiunuo iu m
national Government. -
The Uorahl's Washington dispatch says a
letter received from London speaks of the
arrival there "of Georgo Sanders, and of his
visiting several important persons, Jio in
formed these persons ho was sent by JeiTer
son Davis in 18C2 to negotiate with Ivapoleon
for the recognition of the Southern Confede
racy, and was accorded two interviews with
the Emperor, and that the invasion of Mexi
co, was undertaken in pursuance of apian
then agreed upon, for which Napoleon in
sisted on being secured in tho possession of
oonora, oin aloa, and Lower California, ban
ders adds that ho remonstrated and offered
much greater inducements than Mexico of
fered,' out the Emperor would not consent to
take anything else. .u u .:
Gen. Ilookor, wUo has been alarmingly il
for the oast ten days, is slowly recovering.
The Macon (Georgia Journal has alerter
from Milledgville Baying that , Provisional
Johnson has received orders from Washing
ton to retain his position until furtlier in
structions, I Jo is ordered t) issue certificates
6f election to Georgia Gongvcssnien,
ernl Assembly of Virginia repealing the as
sent heretofore given to the division of the
oiaie iiy me loriiiaiion oi uio
A. H. Stevens de-line to be a enndiflate
for the United States Senate from Georgia.
vVashmton, Dee.S H. Ihe State Dwmrt-
meat received by the last ftcauier, from Eu
rope important iiispatehcs from our Minister
to llngland. There is string rcitsons to;bc
lieve tliaf Entland will back down from lier
position on the pirate Alabama question and
at once agree to a qn.ct and .lgreenble ad
justment -if the question in dispui. ihe
temper t'f the lan diepafceh from , the State
J'epartnieut, v. uicu nuanated troui th t'res-
ident Uimself, was calculated ,to open the
eyes of tho English Government. "A gentle-1
man writing from England to ft gentleman1
in this city by the last mail, remarks that
thotjueen is our friend, ami she will not al
low Mr. P.ussell tu take any prsition that
will cause an estrangement between the Gov
Chicago, Deo. 1.1. At a meeting of the
Fenian Urotherhood in this city last evening
the action of tho Fenian Senate in impeach
ing President O'Mahouy and Treasurer Kil
liau was unanimously sustained. The elec
tion of Wra. 11. 11 iberts as successor of O'Ma
hony was nnanimoualy endorsed.
In the Kentucky Legislature on Monday,
a bill to allow negro testimony, was rejected
in the Senate. A resolution -was introduced
declaring that Kentucky had reserved righs,
which she was prepared to delend.-
New York, Dec. H. The Herald's Rich
mond correspondent says : The election to
fill tho vasancics of the State offices is post
poned until the lilst, the vencral Assembly
passed a resolution appealinjr to' the Presi-
President and Congress to postpone tho eol
lection ot the land tax of lbbj, tor the pre
sent, and to permit the State to assume pay
ment of the samo: that the oolle ition ot in
ternal revenue which accrued previous to the
appointment of collectors and assessors in the
different districts of the State bo indefinitely
postponed. .: :
ti. - t: i . c l -rn..i
i.-iiu- i.iuic9 euuuiui Kiflu owmary ..iicvut-
loch has reooived a letter Worn the Cvdlector
of Internal Revenue for Mon tana Territory
statino; that the product of the cold and sil
ver mines of that Territory for 1805 will be
upwards of eighteen million dollars.
' Xew York, Dec. 16. .Tho Fenian Senate
adjourned, and part of tho members have
gone home. - lhe rest are waiting with the
President, Roberts, to receive Stephens, the
fugitiva Head Centre from Ireland.1
J he news trom the t emans is contradict
ed. Ono report says the Senate is adjourn
ed, another that it has not. ; - - ..
Ellen O'Mahony,' Head Centre of the Fe
nian Sisterhood, has published a card urging
the importance of-the contributions to and
purchase of the Fenian bonds. t :
The Chicago, Feniaus want to fit ouf a fleet
to ooramit depredations on the Lakes, Scau
lan has denounced O'Mahony, and vice versa.
In the meantime U Jvlahony is gathering in
about. ,01)1) per day, aud ocaulan a hand
some pile,' , ,
Tho Director of the United States Mint at
Philadelphia, has made for the Secretary of
tne treasury specimens oi eagies, uoiiars,
halt, ana quarter dollars, Deanng tne motto.
"In God we trust," in addition to othof le-
gends. Secretary McCullooh approves ? the
designs, and tho coin hereaf tor M ill bear that
fctraction of the plates upon which the ne
hundred dohar counterte;t Ireasury notes
General Mitchell, of Kansas, has been ap
poiniel Governor of New Mexico,
,, .Washington, Dec. 18. From the tone
of the Prcsidcut in cooversatiou with rad
ical Congressmen, it is evident there will
be no breach of harmony between hiui
and Congress on the determination of that
body to delay action concerning the States
uf the South until alter a lull investiga
tion by its committee, the action of which
i acknowledged to be final ; and the Pres
ident abo ' disposed to recognize it. lie
has recently declared that under no con
sideration would he be a'eanuidate for re
election to the Presidency. '
lhe opponents ot free suffrage arc mak
ing tremendous enorts acre to secure a
full rote against the measure at the ap
proaching test election next Wednesday.
icw York, Dec. li: lhe , steamships
Cuba and Peruvian from Liverpool, arriv
ed at Halifax this morning with dates to
Dec. 9th. O'Lcary, the Fenian, had beeu
found guilty and sentenced to . twenty
years penal servitude. lie made a speech
denvins that lie was a traitor, lie de
clared that lie owed no allegiance to the
Queen of England or the British laws.
The cattle plaguo has been increasing
in Ensland during the past month to an
alarming extent. During thnt period the
attacks have risen, from previous month
ly estimates, from 14.000 to 21. 00U deaths:
Between the 4th and Ilth of November,
the number increased fifty per cent. -The
Times assumes that the deaths instead of
700 a week are . at least four times that
number, and if the winter does not brini
a change tho losses may be D.vVQ or 6,UUu
weekly by Christmas,
The Herald says the steamship Boston
from Liverpool was overhauled at sea bv
i Lntish cruiser and searched lor con
Further news from Jama'ca says : The
address to the Maroons which had been
issued by the Colonel commanding, refer
to the way in which -the Sepoy rebels
were disposed of, saying thev were blown
from the mouths of cannon, penned in
their forts and slaughtered like sheep
swept in tact from the lace of the earth :
and he significantly adds that some of the
heroes who performed these brilliant deeds
are now in Jamaica ready to re-enuct
them if necessary. Between 2,000 and
4,000 negroes were executed on the Is
land, and the land is offensive with the
New York, Deo. 18. Trade Is moder
ately active. The rise' in gold to 140 and
the better tone of European advices, have'
occasionelmore buoyancy and firmness irr
commercial circles. Cotton and petrole
um arc effected
The Fonian Nation is still much excit
ed by the belligerent Councils, the old
military department having gone off with
the Senate, O'Mahony is getting up a
row lor JJnion Square
A rumor is prevalcntjof aa insurrection
in Morgan, Green, Jackson and Walton
A. O. BRADFORD,
IMPORTER AND JOBBER IN
WINES AND LIQUORS,
FROST STRKirr, J'QIiTJLAXD.
I HAVKCoisTAVTiLY O IIAXD
large, cWcc ftnd beet .ortxl stuck of
SUPERIOR BRANDIES, ' 'i
FINE OLD WHISKIES, l
. .JCHOICEPUREj WINES.
Old Jamaica Rum,
IVew England Rom.
Tcnucnt'9, and Maurice, Cox
Co Ale and l'or&er.
ALSO, . '
AHSIXTHE, : ' -
ES?E?CE PEPPERMINT, 1 V
Cl'RACCOA, VERMOUTH '
CORDIALS, BITTERS. STRrPS, LIQCEUKS.
Merchant oJ Dealer from the tBterior wr t-
peetfuIlT invited to call Mid ezunia mr atok
before purchasing elsewlier. ' . ? ?- '
Torllitid, Die. 20. 1SC5. ' " - '
E. XV. TKACV4 Si CO
(SUCCESSORS TO TBACTT " KIKQ,)
; ASSATERS- "
THE HIGHEST PRICE PAID FO
GOLD DUST, LEGAL TENDEHS, ETC.
MIXIXG STOCKS ROVGIIT AXD
OFFICE 53 Front street, first door
north of Arrijroni's. . .
Portland. Dec. 20, 185. . . . ...
IMPORTER AND DEALERS IN
WATCHES -AND TinZFZUVr.
DIAMONDS, GOLD ANP SILVER VAHI,
CLOCKS, &c, &c, &c. i '?
" - , : . .....
Front Street, Portland.
Dee. 2 1- 63.
Direct From the Itefinerrl
II F : K. ISKEI.S S lr-fflAH.
Cisco Kcancit snor.
vcrv (.heap. ,
J. rXEISCJIXER co
Albany. ?cptmfccr SO. ISCa.
sxiL-i ox the coraxns
R. CHEADLE'S CAS TT RTOIUl
Istbo plaet t tuoner : when nitaln
gowis at Sm ; P.oiV. Be saivbnd mlL as4 at
Ijryoars-.'ris. augli R." C11KAPIJE.
Casli paid for Predree, U jrain
Sure4 at reasopabte rates, bj
. , , IL CHKAEL8.
THE CO PARTXJiKSUiP EERET5" "0R5
existing between A, l CiiT
t .vsr in the Foundry business his been tbit day
dissolved by lautuij consent. The bae will
be eoatinuod hereafter by A. F. Cs bkbt 4b h w
name, who will pay &11 debts of t ae late $rft 4
will collect and receipt for ail deb a due-tfc ,
Albany, Deo , IS65. JOHN HASS.
Tfyou want Salt Clteup, r Mythia
efje in tb grocery line, jiw corue a3o? !
Stit, for IwilisclL IU CHEA l'L.4,