Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The state rights democrat. (Albany, Or.) 1865-1900 | View This Issue
ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1805.
TTMTn R IT Th PI TTTi A
STATE RIGHTS DEMOCRAT.
T ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY,
IS ALBANY, LIXX C Ol XTY, OUX.
PUBLISUER AND EDITOR.
t)f3ee The One Etory BaiUingr on the
Street running1 from the River by the
Cenrt Hoose, East tide. Two Blocks
Coata of the Slain Business street.
ron suesckiptxon i
tine Copy fbr One Year - $3
ae Copy fbr Six Month - - -S
Payment to fc mJe i ndvanve in every
?. Th Pler will eot be rent Ut an? silrt
malesa ordered, sad the tcr.n for which it shall be
ordered be paid A rf7Murt rn't i warfc
fVww rAcn ttr t jf
N. B. TUaely prior notie will tie f;iveS.to
ejnch Subscriber of Use week on which hU ub
erijUn will expire, wad nnlc an order for Its
WaUnanc, ,'m;'-at"l wtih the eii'Ucy, be
ien, the Tapet wiU be dUeotili&ued to that
ddreis. . .
rCH ADVERTISING i
ror One Square, of Twelve Line, or
Lees, On Insertion - $3
jTerEach Snhseqaent Insertion - 1
'sir A- ttaeral Reduction from these
Ute t Qaaitcrly, Half Yearly and
Yearly Advertissrs, and up em ail Lengthy
Ldrutisoments, will be made.
Correspondents writini over assnroed signatnrf
nt soonyraoojlv, most siake knows tht-ir proper
asmei U the Editor, or ao attention will be given
"to their communications. 1
All LtUrs snd Commomcsfwr.s, whether on
besineM or for pnbiicstkm, should he adiresstd to
Abe Editor. , ; " ; ' ' '" " ; "
E. O. Tar.Ei.Asi- I O. F. Settvexier.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
BXltGS XXV .TIEBICIHES,
' ' ' AND
f aints, Oils,
i Glass, Kcrosonc Oil,
JERmiERY AND SOAPS,
Sargronj, Fine Toilet and otber
Ilair, Kail, .Tooth, and Paint
finishes, of. all Varieties,
Carefully cuiaponaded, and i-ders
attended to with care and dispatch.
CAREERS, AND PHYSICIANS FROM THE
.r, COUNTRY, '
W1!1 find oor stock of Slediciucs complete, war
Vaated giw:ne, and of th best (jnalily.
Oar store ts Ta" the Fr" Proof T5rikn Tint
street, the atae laKly occupied by J. Sucpard.
Albany, Dec. 9, li6S.
goods'. below COST !
KOH3 RICE :
TO CLOSE J3USINESS!
IKTEXDIXG TO RETURJf TO
the bibles iu early as 1-iactics.ble, we are deter
CLOSE CUT CUR ENTIRE KEY STOCK,
" " Whkh we bronjjht on here in the Spring,
AT BELOW COST.
We wish the public to giro ns a call before ptir
hing elsewhere, sa we assure them we will oer
bargeius for Cash or any k ind of
Call at oar Store in Nat. II. Lane's old stand,
judor Cr&r.ar Balm's Law Off.co.
KOUX 4 RICE.
Albany, October 23, IS 65.
J.D.?Iir:;srn, . - Proprietor.
yptaiS LONG ESTABLISHED, LAKGE. COM
SJ inodioat sad well furnished house is tuain
i&iaed as a "
a , riraClass Interior Hotel,
For the entcrtaintacat of regalar boarders and
transient gats. , ,,.
'The home was almoet ectsralT re-baflt last vrar
aad thoronbly re-furaished with 5EW BEDS
.Seddiog and Furniture. , ; .
Is prorwkd" with every sutactlal aad rare
treat of the seasons.' : ; '
. ,.ri ; " ixs'nooiss . . .
At- Ci'ns and ell Tentilated. Prompt
eaeftd actecdance Is assured to aests.. , ,
t ITas Ca-ifarBia. Svige Company's -jasil cocbes
jtome to atd go from the HotcU Charges moderate.
AlbaEyfiAugtutUthJ1865. ' 1 ' aBglitf
LB ANYrjOREG ON.
IIAVE AH.TT ATS " 03f HAJfD,
or will ilanufaotara t order, eyery style of
- uijj CAEJ' AID ELjuOS v.
at Cie ahorUjt notice and ibwest possible charges.
. So ajd3 Llatcied and Planed.
Ti X tse'-i ia a,: stylnotsarpsfisedbjaay
Shop i- the St&ta. '
7" The JIul is" in the lower parV of the town,
"tm U.e rlrerbank, at the eorntas of the joining
tiijc of the iloiiiicths and Hackleman.
"J. B. C01TLET.
t Albany, Septsmbar 2fl 1865. -lr--; f ';
tt PEUSOXS HAVING tXAI'IS
1. against tae etate of THOMAS UEXBY,
., cece,', are hereby notified to present the
ssme, aeeoiiiTaniei with the proper proof thereof,
t C e a-icr-'!5rccd. the duly appointed Executor
Vf tie last Will acd Testament of the said Thomas
Henry, Seju, deceased, at his residence near
ProwtisriHc, Einn county, Oregon -witbiu six
monies from the date of this notice, or otherwise
be barred. . . :z, t l.. v
-.-'-rvC!e, pec 6,
- ' - K. H, CRAWFORD, Executor. '
'j v-'l f-rant Calt Cheap, or anythins;
i ;? m the grocery Lae, just eouio aionjc aad
Ji. CEEA DLE. I
FROM LOCKETJO LIFE SIZE!
CHEAPER THAN ELSEWHERE
IN THE STATE ! "
PAXTOf & TII01PSO.,
T7E REt'EXTLY EXLARGCI)
T our Uailery, and hare now the lur-ttt bky
liulit ar.d be.t airand rooms tUis side of Ban
We hare the Latest Improreed Instruments
and use Or best material i and nro hare mmii it mi
fipense to have things right, in order that we may
give our rairons
FIRST CLASS PICTURES.
With our pre.'ttt Skylight of Til square feel we
ean take Gm J P"u-tir?s in all kinds of weather and
at all times of day-. Xnno nt-cd wait fr a clour
day ci-iue any tuco. late or early, and it' we deti'l
make Juu a good picture we will net let you take
away a poor one.
We bare superior arrangements for kiting
And are said to h eve more patience than famous
Job of old. No Patron ever saw us out of humor.
We defy competition in
Call at our elegant and e.npaeiocs UalKry n
First the chief buMinsi street, south side, middie
of the block, and examine our specimen p-e! tires.
PAXTOX A IUOMPS0X.
Albany, Korember IS, 1SC.V. t
OUR BUSINESS ENLARGED!
8. 8. MARKBAV.
OLIVER & MARK HAM,
a. ztntew store i
WITH NEW GOODS OF AIL KINDS I
-17E WOrLD CALI ATTEXTIOX
I lo the fact that we have bmight out 1).
Beach A Son. and have n moved from our lat
stand to the large and fine store latrfy oeenpicd
by that firm, where we will be pleased to see iur
friends and enstoniers, atid the public generally.
And we shall keep constantly on hand a general
DRY AND FANCY" GOODS,
CLOTUIXG, BOOTS and (SHOES,
HATS and CAPS.
Of every description and of ths best and latest
HARDWARE, CROCKERY GLASSWARE.
FAMILY GROCERIES !
Whieh we will sell
As Low as Any Store in Toss.,
A liberal share of patronage Is respectfully solicited.
VEGETABLES AND FRUIT,
of the best assortment and qualities always on band.
OLIVER A MARE II AM.
Albany, December 9, 1565.
MACHISm SHOP !
A. F. CHERRY,
HAVIXGrCRCHASE THE EX
tire interest in ti.e ALUA3Y lOL'XDKY
ASD MACU1XE S1T0P, I am
Pt-eparetl to Fnrnlsh
WROUGHT. AND 'CAST IRON WORK
Of every description, ou short notice. Also,
; All Orders fcr
MILL WORK ,
Will be filled with difpatch, and la a sati.aetory
- manner. :
Manufactured to order, and partiealar attention
i paid ta Repairs.
All kinds of
done to order on short netice
Albany, September 16, 1S65.
WM; GIRD, PROPRIETOR !
THIS POPEEAU SAEOOX IS IX
the lull vigor of soccers. Toe pcrstiual at
tuudanco of its accomplished fropjietor assures to
every jnest the most prompt and satisfactory at
tention in every thins which the boase aflords, to
entertain the is ind and give cheer to the body. .
The Billiard Saloon is provided with splendid
Of the latest approved stylo, with all the best im
provements. ; THE BAR ' -
Is always supplied with the vory beet
and "SO FORTH."
He also has on band alwavs ready for customers,
Direct 'from Yaquina Bay, acknowledged by epi
cures to be superior to any oysters found elsewhere
os the coast. - -
' ...also... ;'"-;
Dished np in the best style, with ' trimmings.?
The Saloon is on tbe northwest corner o
the block next east to that on which Sprenger's
Pacific Hotel stands. '
, Albany, Koy.. 25, 1865. T , Jm
. (OF SAJf FEA"SCISCO, CALIFORNIA,) r
(,:' i ; i i WilljSttend ia person to ths jV. ( -- -
Prose cation of Claims Arising a Oreg-on
; ..r; and CaliTcnua,
And to the BetUement of Accounts with ths
STATE, TREASURY. WAR, NAyr AND POST OffjCE
m THE INDIAN BUREAU. LAND CR PATENT OFFICE.
Persons hariof bnsiness can have it promptly
attended to, and obtaia information from tiffi to
time, if dceired. r '
AjdbessV-No." 476 SEVESTIT STREET, .."
WASHINGTON CITY, T, C 1 a28
rASII PAID FOR WHEAT AUTD
J OATS, ly J. FLEISCIINEA 4, CO.
GOOD NEWS MJOOD NEWS!
the waii is i:nded i
OUR COUNTRY IS SAVED FOREVER I
HALLY! RALLY ! ONE AND ALL
UNTIE "W" STORE
OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE,
IIV AI.BAIVV, ORIIUOX.
IBECJ LEAVE TO I.M OUM THE
Public that 1 li.ne jo t i. i'-tvt:t me t.( tin.'
Largest and best s.-h cto l Stockn of Merchandise
ever brought t thi M.sikt, dire.-t licm Nrw
York and San I auci?c-. coiiaiiiiug of every de
LADIES', CHILDREN'S, GENTG'
AND BOYS' DRESS AND
Delaines, I'lislttsferes. ?Iolulrr.,
Geritmnia Clot It, Cheuoinaho,
Scoteli Ilnitli, VVIureys,
Delluize, Pc;tltnsf .Silks,
Poll Ie Clierre, Corsetfs, Xubins,
E Priese, ?Ierino, Alparuo,
Shawh, CIo(!t Cloaks, lSootls,
Hid Gloves, Hoop Skirts,
Balmoral Skirts, Collars aitdCuiTk,
. Embroidered IlaudU'relOPi,
Nerlno and Cotton Hose,
- Laees of All Kinds,
Latest Styles Tall and Winter lints
THE CLOTHING AND GENTS FURNISH
COXStSTS OF THE VEST LATEST STUES OF
Black Cloth Dress Coats.
Black Beaver Cress Coats,
Silk Mixed Cassimere Coats,
Black Cocskin rants,
Fancy Cassimere Pants,
Silk nixed Cassimera Pants,
Cloth. Silk ani Velvet Vests,
Pine Cassimere Salts,
Overcoats of All Kinds.
LIN EN B. SHIRTS, FANCY OVEESHIRT5.
MERINO AND COTTON SOCKS,
SHAKER FLANNEL VNrERSIIIRTS AND
SILK POCKET HANDKERCHIEFS,
KID GLOVES. IH'CKeKIN GLOVES,
BLACK AND FANCY NECK T1E5,
SILK AND MERINO AND COTTON GLOVES,
. BOOTS AND SHOES OP ALL KINDS.
Ali, a Good Assjrtmcct of
Paints, Oils, Lead,
jr Looking Glasses, Carpets,
Wall Paper, Oil Cloths,
Window Shades. Curtains.
Hardware, Tool, Table and Poekct
Crockery, all kinds.
And many other Artklcs, too numerous to mention.
THE HIGHEST PRIC E PAID TOR
of every description.
Come and Examine Illy Stock
Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
NEW BRICK STORE!
' Opposite tho Pest Offlce, Albany.
;. Albany, Sept. SO, 1SC5,
THE mi'STEES OF THE
above named Institution of Li'nrningr, at n
meeting held on Sutarday, Nov. 11. 18f5, re-oran-iwd
the f?oh.ol, by the cin(lvm.nt of Riv. W. A.
FINLEY, A. B.. as President, and R. N. Au
MKONO. Esq., Professor of Mathematics,
The Professors having char je of .ho Institution,
pledge themselves to devtti Untiring atten
tion to the interests ;f the put Us placid undoi
AU tho branch ts of learning nsaallr tanjrht in
Collcjjes will receive special attention nhen desired.
The Trustees intend to make tho C-rvalli Col
lose a FIRST CLASS INSTITUTION of learning,
worthy the patronage of all friends of education.
RATES OF TUITION
FOR SESSION OF 3 MONTHS:
PimfAar Buaschkb....... $10.00
PBEPABATOSr, ditto 12.50
Adtasckd, ditto... 13. OO
IXCIDEN'TAL EXPCXSKS 6 CESTS PER WEEK.
Of those living out of the Comity, payinentre
quired invariably in adviinee. Those in the City
and County, one half in advance, tha balaaoo at
the close of tbe Session.
ayFor further particulars ad lrcss the Presi
dsut, Ret. V. A. Fislsy, Corvaliis, Oregon, or
- M. CANTERCURY,
:' ' President Board of Trustees.
December 2, 1863. 17-tf
DR, G. W. CRAY,
: Late Graduate of the
Cincinnati College of .
Woul4 agajn offer his Professional eervioes !to tl
eitiiens of this plaoe and surrounding country.
OfKiCE Upstairs in Foster's Brick Building.
Residence alongside of the Pacific IIotuL
Albany, August lith, 1865. auglitf
'' ' ' NOTICE. ,
THE COPARiNEUSiilP HERETOFORE
existing between A. F. Cherry and Johs
Last in tbe Foundry business has bejn this day
dissolved by mutual consent. - Tho bu.iireaa wili
be continue d hereafter by A. F, Cherhy in his own
nsme, who will pay all dubts f f the lat s firm, and
wil collect and receipt for all debts due the same.
A. F. CHERRY,
Albany, Dee 9, 1863, JOHN EAST.
NOTICE ! - --,-.
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO SET"
tlinp. We wiU take WHEAT and OATS
at ths highest Cash price on ail accounts duo us
er cash will do just &s well.
sniS - J. TLEISCnyES. t CO.
C'i ntitiuvil from our iatd issue
Oil tho aniiMidnifttt introtlnccl liy th
Abulilioa niiijuritv, to 1 Joust? ic (.lut'u.111 hi
ro:irI to the dotuh of I'rusit.lcnt Lincoln,
Mr. Cox (Democrat) of JoH-j liue oomitv,
ppoke ns lullnws :
I am opined to the :inifnihiient from
the fact that it U in iho spirit of pt-rsoctiliou.
If wo vote lir thi. we believe that five or
eix millions of American citizens are us-Ha.-sins.
aiul tts we niAi to pni-ifv ihoin, I
tluti't think wo rfioitl! !oa!i3 thim; to keep
nlive their lutre-.l lor ns. In p-iin.z Mich
u thi m fj as this wo wili lo letting tlown
(.'an any one lelievo that Stonewall
Jacksi:n is worthy if cotidfiruntkm. 1
would like to receive wil dio--e intliviihta!,-
bnck into t-r eo'imumy npati, AVtml-.l
ytt he willing to aeen-'f; Sto'.ie-vall Jnek
son tif l.-e'n tin R.sasin if he was present
on thi oe ;u-ii!i ? Are n-,t the jeutleineti
cnpahle oi i ei'' h i!f -1 til uUt ? Ilaxe
they H i i.i r,er!?:y to cxu iiil to a fallen
t'iC 'i lien e have hca'vn our enem -,
is there no? icll!ies or:(juh ahotit u.
to tre tt them Willi eu'irie-y ? Stonewall
Jacks -'ii's h h.o h kur.wn n i-! revere 1
throughout (lie woiM. Stonewall Jsek
soti sent terror into t he hearts of our sol
diers wherever they went, lie an aus
smi ! No brave man nn nssaysin. Wav
ll'il ert H. Lee un a -i- it in 'i Vm uiiht
jut n well iharpe tior;'e AVahinton
with beltijr an asfu'-'n. If the Knlifli
(iovernment had pdopteJ fuel) a rto!u
l ion. it would have been ns well founded.
Had the soldiers of ll.o Revolution failed,'
they weu'd have been ju-! in the same
condition that l!i'. Sou! horn people tire
n nr. Do vi.u cs; rct to re'i re the Un
ion by such a policy as this J No! but
you want to make it & tyrannical as you
can. You will 11 -t reflect any credit en
yourselves by such a cuur e. I claim
here, then, that 1 reject the memory of
SLmewall Jackson. I manifest some
.spirit, und why? l?ecau,? 1 would like
to tee American c'tietHuivest themselves
of that contemptible fj irit of eternally
perscentins live or ?ix million? of their
fellow citizens. I will not support such
a thing, and wlicn my band takes up a
pen to cast suvh a friigma upon mv couu-
trymeu, I hopo it will wisher. j
Mr. 'McCartney f-sid be dij n jt expect J
w hen be eflcrc J the amendment, to Mir j
up the peutleuuui from Josephine, lie i
had never expected lo hear any man po!
far North as that gentleman, compare the
rreat and frod Wihitiirton with such
men ss thejtcntleinati had tnentioned; had
never expected to hear any man ths?
floer f this House speak ?a Jiih ia praise
tsf uueh men a the yeatletnau had tticn
tiot;ed. According to the etitleman.
Sumewail Jaekoa . au--l Jlid'ert K. Ice.
were not rebels, but patriots, liut, sir.
the loaders of the rvleliion the men who
seduced the Southern people into treason
such men as Jeflersen Davis and Kobt.
E. Lee are jruiby of bti 11 accessories to
the death of President Liacoln. As the
amendment declares, the assassination was
ihc legitimate result of their teachings
aud example. The gentleman has said a
good deal about tho bravery of the South
ern people. IffeUfh acts of cruelty and
murder as were perpetrated ' upou our
brave but captive Rohliers at Anderson
ville ere proofs of bravery, then, indeed,
the Southern people are brave, but it is
the kind of bravery that Satan has iu hell.
The people of tho South are not all of
them responsible for such barbarism ; but
the leaders of the rebellion JelF. Davis
and the men whom the geutknian prizes
b) highly were guilty, for they were in
power and knew of the crimes committed
under their order?, or at least their sane
t'on. He would not condemn all t he South
ern people. Some of them were forced in
to treason by just such piuka of patriotism
and bravery as the gentleman seemed to
admire and respect so much. Such pinks
of bravery deserve to be in hell, instead
of being held up a3 patterns! of warriors
to bo respected. Under their orders our
prisoners were murdered at Audersonville.
Such men are n,ji brave the coward only
could be guilty of s itch acts.
Mr. Fay said that the minority of Dem
ocrats hijie regret, not only the manner
but the fact oi ,Mr. Lincoln's death. His
death was un fortunate for his political
friends, to thoiJeiuocrats aud to the South,
for his successor is less lenient to his po
litical enemies, the majority had passed
rcsohitions expressive of their grief. The
Democratic minority had not agreed with
all the sentiments therein expressed, and
had a ked to put on record their own ex
pressions of grief, iu their own language;
they had done eo. Dut now the majority,
because the email Democratic minority
here would not sulomitjo be abused aud
trampled upon, rake up thU matter
again. We arc charged with laboring to
make a record for political capital. The
majority are trying to make political cap
ital out of the dead body and. the bones of
Lincoln, and some of them would, he pre
sumed, if they had an opportunity, dig up
his bones to make jack-knife handles of.
This resolution was ours. We desired to
put ourselves upou the record in our
own language. The majority had no right
to alter it,, so as to make it say what we
do not believe. Jle did not believe that
the peoptajattrlie South were responsible
for the acTs of J. Wilkes Booth. They
were not engaged iu it, Tho leaders and
armies of the rebellion did not prompt it.
It did not result from the rebellion. It was
the act of an individual, for whom the
leaders could not be responsible. The
trial of the conspirators had not developed
any evidence to show that Jefferson Da
v is was concerned in it or knew of it. If
It had, the court which tried them, and
President Johnson, who had approved the
sentence, had violated their oaths in not
hanging him, They had, him in custody,
and could try and hang him, if there were
any evidence to convict him of murder or
of assassination. There bad beeu some
murders charged against the keepers of
the '.Andcrsonville prison, but it did not
follow that Jefferson Davis and (en. Lee
wen; responsible for them. There had
been murders committed on the other fide
of the question, but it does not follow that
i 011. (Irani or Piesideut Johnson were
responsible for them.
Mr. Fay extended his remark.-' to assert
I he rights of the minority, and lo assure
the House that, while it was not disposed
to threaten, it would not submit to impo
sition. 31 r. Thornton was willing that the mi
nority should have the privilege loexpress
their views in their own language. Ho
was going on, when
Mr. JitCurtney withdrew the amend
ment. Mr. Underwood renewed the motion to
Mr. Lane asked leave to spread tbe fol
lowing protest upon the Journal granted.
Mr. Speaker: We, the undersigned,
members of the House of Representative.,
hereby protect against the action ol jthis
RoJy in reconsidering and so amending
Hou-e Resolution No. 0, as to make it im
possible for us to join as we should desire,
in expressing our sincere regret for the
death of our late President, Abraham
1. ?oenuo the first series submitted
to this House intending to reflect the
peculiar sentiments of the majority alone,
while iu part, meeting our heartiest ap
probation, contain certain things to which
in truth, candor atid justice, we eould not
accede, and were therefore compelled,
though in violence to our feelings, to cast
our votes iu the negative.
2. Reeause, in so voting against the
series i f the majority, our position was
liable to an unfair and fale construction,
we deemed it due ourselves, in vindica
tion of our course, to submit the follow
ing resolution, w hich, with duo deference
to the overwhelming power of the major
ity, wc asked, w e hoi-ed. might be allowed
& place upon the Journal of this House-
WuutKAS, Uy the hand of a foul as
sassin, it has pleased Almighty God, in
his intinite wisdom, to call from our midst
and the great field of his labors, Abraham
Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the
United Suites and,
Wiihieas,. In Mr. Lincoln, we recog
nize the duly elected Chief Magistrate of
ti e land, therefore
Jie?o?veJ, That we deeply deplore Lis
untimely death, and in unmeasured terms
express our indignaut condemnation of
the atrocious deed of the assassm. the
base, unholy motives which actuated, and
the heartless and vicious eouusel which
Because, in the action of the majority
in reconsidering the vote whereby this
resolution was adopted, for the purposo
mentioned, we recognise not ouly an act
of discourtesy to the minority unprece
dented in Parliamentary usage, but a
tyrannical abuse of power, to plaee U3 in
a position, in w hich we might.seem to en-,
dorse and applaud a deed, which, really,
in common with every true American, we
sincerely deplore and heartily condemn.
Jas. D. Fat.
Thus. F. Deall.
L. F. Lane,
House of Representatives,
December, 15, 18G5.
Senate Joint resolution, proposing
amendments to the Constitution was read.
Mr. Fay moved to indefinitely post
pone. After some discussion the motion
Mr. Thornton, of the Committee to
whom was referred the petitions asking a
repeal of the Specific Contract Law, re
ported that they have had tho same under
consideration and recommend that the
prayer of the petitioners bo granted.
While Mr. Thornton was rcadiug the
report, Mr. Wakcfiebi rcsc to a point of
order, staling that he was a member of
the Committee, and has not been consult
ed, and that he is not willing that the re
port shall be read.
Mr. Thornton explained that what the
gentleman stated was false. He had
sought Mr. Wakefield to get him to meet
with the Committee. Had told him the
substance cf the report. He would take
his oath that the statement of Mr. Wake
field was falso.
Mir. Wakefield reiterated his former
statement and pronounced the statement
of Mr. Thornton falso.
Moved to lay the report on lb4 table.
Pending the vote, Mr. Murplfy (Aboli
tion) explained his vote, declaring that
the House was in the toils of the goutle
man from Jackson (Mr. Fay.) lie wish
ed to get out. He hoped The Speaker
would get out of tho harness in which he
was, and if he eould not do so, he hoped
he would come down out of the Chair and
let some one take, it who would lead them
out of the difficulty. Ho called upon
gentlemen in "the name of the Union
party to extricate itself from the confusion
and. folly into which they had been be
trayed." He called upon Dr. Bowlby, as
tho leader of the Union partr upon this
floor, to come to the rescue and lead them
out of this labyrinth.
This Special Session was a humbug and
a failure ; we had done nothing but pass
the Constitutional Amendment Act, the
Appropriation Bill to pay the per diem of
the members 01 the Legislature, and a
Bill to prevent . an amorous ram from pol
luting the virtuous flock of the gentleman
from Benton This Legislature is a dis
gracehe foresaw how the gentleman
from Jackson (Mr. Fay) would go- back
to Jackson county and tell his constit
uents liow the d rd Abolition Leg
islature had acted, Mr. Murphy de
clared himself disgusted with the conr
duct of his party on the floor. He pro
ceeded in a most happy manner, lashing,
with unmerciful ridicule, the Uuion par
ty on the floor. He should Tote to table
every thing hereafter that came up until
ho had tho table loaded with bills. The
speech produced a decided sensation and
was terminated bv tho Chair rapping the
member down. The. Chair declared that
its dignity muet be custained, and that no
member from either side should insult the
Without giving further reports of pro
ceedings and debates, wc will append the
list of the Acts passed and approved at
the Special Session, as we find them in
the State official organ :
1. An act entitled an act granting boun
ties. 2. An act to amend an act entitled an
net to regulate and tax foreign insurance
and express corporations.
3. A11 act to provide fof the publica
tion of the laws, etc.
4. An act supplemental to an act for
collecting, compiling and printing the
laws of Oregon.
0. An act fur the relief of Washington
G. An act for the relief of Charles 1).
Fisher aud Joseph C. Street.
7. An net to amend an act entitled an
act to amend an act entitled an act to in
corporate the city of Salem.
8. An aetj to prevent fraudulent and il
U. An act for the relief of N. H. Gates.
10. An act to protect Fair (i rounds?.
11. Au act to amend an act entitled an
act to regulate the civil and criminal pro
cedure in Justices courts.
12. An act to amend an act to provide
for the collection of taxes, etc.
14. An act authorizing the erection of
mill dams, etc.
15. An act to enable the Secretary of
State to employ counsel to attend to the
interests of the State in tho Supreme
Court of the United States, in the case of
Lane county against the State.
10. An act for the relief of Douglas
17. An act to appropriate money for
the payment of the present Legislative
18, Au act to improve the breed of
11. An act to amend an act entitled an
act to establish and regulate rjuartz min
ing claims, etc.
2U. An act in relation to bounties of
21. An act to regulate the roads and
22. An act to amend an act entitled an
act to amend an act relating to Assessors.
23. An act to provide for the loaning
of the Common School funds.
24. An att to authorize the city of
Portland to lay out and widen streets, al
2(5. An act f.r the rcleiiof Crrus A.
27. An act fbr the relief cf Benton
28. An act to amend an acteutitlel an
act to provide a code of criminal procedure.
29. An act to amend an act to prevent
the spread ot contagious or infectious dis
ease among domestic animals.
L 3D, An act to repeal an act to incorpo
31. An act to legalize certain acts of
J. 15. Underwood, Notary Public
32. An act to amend section five of an
act creating effices, aud providing for the
government of the Penitentiary.
33. An act to amend an act entitled an
not to establish an institute of learning in
34. An act to amend an act entitled an
act to regulate the Treasury Department.
36. An act to amend an act, entitled
an act to provide a code of criminal pro
cedure. 37. An act to incorporate the town of
38. An act amending an act for the es
tablishment of a pilotage on the Columbia
39. An act to amend an act to pro
vide a code of civil procedure.
Horrors in New York.
The editor of tho Journal of Commerce,
in company with an official, Mr. Samuei
B, Halliday, recently vi3itod.a few of the
tenement houses in New York. He says :
Recently, in company with Mr. Samu
el B. Halliday, we visited a few of the
tenement houses in this city. To attempt
to convey by means of the pen any ade
quate description of the condition in
which the wretched inmates were found,
would be fruitless. Compared with the
filth, the stench, the horrors of the tenement-house
system, the Black Hole of Cal
cutta was a palace. The entrance to one
0? those hovels, at No. 37$ Baxter street,
was through a hog-pen, the exhalations
of which, mingled with odors from still
more filthy places, arise reeking into the
windows above 'where but the night be
fore, in a room 8 by T2, fifteen human be
ings had lodgings on the vermiu-covered
floor, for the Bum of six cents each. An
other tenement house, at Number 14
Roosevelt street, presented a still more
sickening: spectacle. Upon two sides of
it not a single ray of sunshine falls through
out the entire year. In one bed room
that was visited, every rain floods the
floor vrith two feet of water. The walls
adjoin a shockingly kept closet, imparted
to articles of clothing hung up for even a
day a damp green mold. Other houses
wore visited, all of which presentf d re
volting features. In view of these hor
rors, the question arises, what can be
done to mitigate them?
Notwithstanding all this misery among
the poor whites at their very doors, we
find the Republican preachers, papers and
so-called philanthropists of New York,
ignoring the claims and sufferings of their
own racp ; suffering them to wallow in
filth, ignorance, and to die of slow starva
tion, while they picture, in glowing col
ors, the hardships of the lazy negroes,
who can work but will riot, and solicit
thousands of dollars to encourage tham in
idleness. Out on such -hypocrisy and
r4Qck philanthropy. 1 '
New Isspes. The Norfolk Post, in allud
ing to Mr. Beecher's new views regarding
hell, says : 'V The entire abolition of hell
and the improvement of Heaven would be a
very popular plank ia the platform of any
party just now. " We want new issues, ana
hope this suggestion will take.
I From tli? New York News.
THE I.AECITIOV OF WlltZ
ffOHItlfiEK AMI DISGINTIXU
Washington, Nov. 10. 18C5.
The Keener at the execution to-day,
which was witnessed by twelve hundred
people, wore horrible. The walls of the
prison, the adjoining house-tops and win
dows, and the trees in the Capitol grounds
were black with men and women, most of
the latter coarse and repulsive looking
creatures, who joined the men in making
loud and vulgar outcries. The women,
denied parses to the ineiosures, stood on
the roof of a shed.khakiog their fists at tho
dying man. 'I be same gallows had beun
used befoie for the execution of seven
persons ; it wss twenty-two feet high. The
executione r was a private soldier, but woro
a black coat over his uniform, and black
kid gloves. Captain Wirz appeared on
the ecaffold with hia whole person envel
oped in A Ioie, black, muslin bag. lie
was suffering excruciating agony from his
arm, which was suppurating, another piece
of tbe decayed bone having come out. His
last words were : fi I am innocent of tbe
charges lirou-rht against me. 1 am goirg
before God, who will judge between mo
and my res users." He then kissed the
crucifix, whereujton the crowd shouted
and hooted, and the soldiers mocked hiai
and tried loudly, " You'll never starve
any more Union prisoners. Remember
Andersouville." Others ia the crowd
oriel: "Hang the sc-oundrel tjuiek."
When the hood was pulled over his head
tho c rowd cheered, and some exclaimed
"Down with him; let him drop !" Whea
the drop fell a wild chorui of cheers and
shouts nros3 from the crowd. Such a tlifl
graceful scene has never been witnessed
in this country at anv execution. An ar
tist was on band with his apparatus and
took a view cf the dangling corpse. When
the body was cut down the rope was cut
in pieces, and the crowd fought and strug
gled for the fragments: Thti post mor
tem disclosed that the neck had been
This morning Father Bolye admini-'
tered the sacrament to Caj)t. Win, and
Father Wigget, also of the Roman Cath
olic Church, then placed upon the prison
er the black cambric robe, and remarked
as he did so, ' 1 hope this will be turned
into a white one in the other world."
At twenty minute s past ten " o'clock
Capt. Wirz came from his cell in the Old
Capitol Prists, accompanied "bjrovo'A
-Marslisr Russet and otLSrCT
Fathers Boyle r1 .
ueiween t n c jfe W? 1-V . o
the scaffold. - tyV W gi .
and twenty two feet to the top beam, with
a trap twelve feet from tire ground, iter
were several hundreel spectators bcsldei
the military, civiliana haviag been admit
ted ou special prssej. Amid profound si
knee, Provost Marshal Russel pro'cesdael
to read the order of the War Department
founded em the verdict of the court mar
t-inl which tried the prisoner. The order"
concludes as follows;
And the Court do therefore sentence
him, Henry Wirz, to be hanged by thd
neck until he be dcael, at such time and
place as the President of the United
States may direct, two-thirds of the menvs
bcrs of the Court concurring therein. -
The proceeding, finding and sentence:
in the foregoing case having been sub-5
milted to the President of the United
States, the following are hia orders j
Exkcctivb Mansion. Nov. 3," 1865.
The proceedings, findings and sentence of
the Court in the within case are approved, and
it is ordered that the sentence becarriedinto
execution by the t jer commanding the De
Sarimcntot 'Washington, on Friday, the tenth ...
ay of November, 1805, between the hours of
six o'clock in the morning and twelve o'clock
noon. Axdbew Johxsox,
President of the United States. .
When the reading of the order vrai
completed, Wirz conversed with those oir
the platform with seeming calmness and
self-possession, and it was remarked that
he had a smiling countenance. To. hia
spiritual advisers he said : ""' "'' ""'"" "
" I am innocent. J have to die ; but I
can die l'xko a man. I have hope in the
future I have hope in the future, I
have nothing more to say."
His legs and hands were tied, the nooses
passed around his neck, and the black
cap placed over his face. He stood erect
without faltering, evidently having nerv
ed himself for the solemn event. After
a few moments of profound quiet the drop
at a preconcerted signal fell. The sound
thus occasioned, having reached the ear
of the promiscuous crowd outside' of the
Old Capitol grounds, but who were no
privileged to view the execution, was re
sponded to by repeated shouts of appro
bation. The victim directly after falling,
was considerably convulsed in his legs;
but the agony was soon over. He hunf
about fifteen minutes, and then was cuf
down. Hia body was laid upon a stretch
er and conveyed to the prison,' where ii
was placed in a coffin and transferred td
Father Boyle for interment. His neck
was broken by the fall. - ,
All the proceedings occupied ahoul
three-fourths of an hour, . ''"."
BURIAL OE"WIR2. ' ' '
The body of Capt. Wirz was directed
by the President to be interred iii ike
Penitentiary yard arsenal ground. Where
Payne and othera were buried. Wirx's
grave is the southern one of a row of five
in the following "order: ; Mrs; Surratt,
Payne, Harold, Atzerodt, Wirz.
WHY WIRZ DID NOT COMMIt SUICIDE. !
Captain Wirz, in his iueomplete diary f
under date of Oct. 1, pays that a raan waA
at the time placed in hia cell to? prevent
any attempt he might make to take hi
ownT life, but the maii foil asleep! " H
writes that the reason wly he did not put
an end to his existence was because what ;
he suffered : was the will of God, and H ; .
the second plaoe he owed it to husself,
his family, his relatives, and to the world
at largo, to prove bis innocence. " " "
Since the Burroughs murder the sale of
i revolvers to ladies has been alarmingly large.