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STATE RIGHTS DEMOCRAT.
SATC Kl A Y, DECDCn : SoTlSOS
Democratic State Central
A Meeting of the Pe
UeatralCommittoe wTp'boKU in tlte city
of Tortland. on MONTVW Yvyit a in-
22, 18GO. at 11 fc'cloek, a. The
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iurmwrs w me ouivjutec nri respect
fully rcqncsteJ, xtpon thlaniblfc notifica
tion, to le present at the appointed time.
order of J. B. ST KIM I ENS,
President of Committee.
N. B. Due notice will he given of the
particular place of meeting.
Portland, Dee. 20, 1SG3.
1 The Democratic papers of the
State will please copy.
TO PatrOU. Owing to the protracted ill
Bess of ono of our a-saUtim. ; ih .1 .u
partment of the paper, luiduot being a,Mo to pro
ear ft printer to supply hit place so far, we are
ompcllcJ to go to press tins week with t. portion
f out advertisements doubled, and ft correspond
ing diminution in the reading matter. We ask onr
f stroni to bear with us in these niiavoidahle pres
ent shottt omiaga ; ample amende shall be made to
om ffcera all in good time.
THE RADICAL IV A It ox
Enough is Already known of Ihe Ceu-
gress now in session at ashiugton to
warrant tke conclusion that the chief ef
forts of the Radicals will he directed
against the Constitution as it is and the
Union as it was. They will incessantly
and persistently labor and plot to obliter
ate from the Federal Constitution what
ever of pure democracy or real republi
canism exists in it. and to destroy every
prominent feature in the system of State
confederation under which the Union was
formed. Already propositions have been
iatroduced in Cougrcss to amend the Con
stitution in ieh manner as to strike down
tha sovereignty of the States in every
essentia! particular, and to erect iu lieu
of the present form of a Federal (or leag
ued) government, a consolidated, all-powerful,
entirely supreme National govern- '
The President, who but a few months
ago declared that States had certain sov-!
reign rights which could not be invaded !
cor interfered with by Congress or the
Federal Executive, now turns upon his
WH lately avowed theory, and lends vir
tual support to the Radical cause in the
-f-v--- - p'o-niScant language :
- , Thelwttrt?5my-fvthe Slates is the lan
guage of tbe Confedoracy(uid not the lan
guage of the Constitution!
By what species of logic Mr. President
Johnson can construe that Article of the
Constitution which expressly declares that
U powers not granted by the States to the
General Government are reserved to the
States, to mean that the Constitution im
plies or give3 no sovereignty in the States,
we canaot imagine j but if the Article re
ferred to does not, as plainly as language
can, convey the sense that, in all matters
not specially surrendered to the care and
.control of the General Government, the
States retain their individual sovereignty,
then we utterly misapprehend the uses
and meaning of the English language. It
is not necessary, however, to rest conclu
clusion upon this issue on the interpreta
tion given it by any authority of this day.
The oScial history of the Constitution
and the Union is easy of access to all, and
in that history we find that the great f ra
nters and makers of the Government and
iX. - n i:(i: : u t
most unmistakable language, exactly stat
ed the character, the form, the powers and
the restraints, the daties and the prov
ince of the General Government and the
States respectively. Behind the solemn
statements and masterly expositions of
those illustrious statesmen and patriots
wo shall not endeavor to go, but accept
their interpretations of the powers and
limits of our General and. State Govern
ments as absolutely correct, just and final
iintil they are thrust aside by the people
ia their highest capacity, as the Constitu
tion itself provides. But we shall not
accept the interpretations of any of the
actual or possible or spurious statesmen of
this day no matter to what party they
belong when their expositions differ from
cr seek to impair or destroy those hand
ed down to us from Jefferson, Madison,.
and their immortal compeers.
, : We ask the people to reflect upon the
" proposed acts of the party in power in the
present CongTess, so far as we have infor
mation of the proceedings in both Blouses
The Abolitionists early in 18G1 declared
they warred for the supremacy of the
Constitution and laws. Now that the war
is ended, they are "victorious, and almost
unlimited power is theirs, the first work
ef " reformation" or " reconstruction"
with them is the amendment of the Con
stitution ia such way as to strike at the
vital rights cf the people and the States,
and to erect ia place of our present system
of govenmeat, a great, supreme, consoli-
Government. Thus, while nsing the Con
stitution ps a battle-cry, no sooner does
victory perch npon their banner than they
proceed to destroy it. Democrats have
all the time known that this was the sdti
jaata inten tioa cf the Abolitionists, and
they hars time and again-declared itj but
they were answered that they -were trai
tors for saying so, and that the party in
power couternpla el no such act. Now,
the fact is patent to all the Abolition
Congress has commenced, at the earliest
days of the session, to sap, undermine,
and destroy the Constitution.
Iu regard to the position in which the
Abolitionists view the " rebellious States,''
we venture to say that no two individuals
of their party agree, and nijt one of them
all can give a consistent, practical, clear
explanation of the status of those States.
Congress, by excluding the Senators and
Representatives from the li rebellious"
States, undeniably ignores their State
hood, yet both Houses accept the votes ol
everyone of the States which has ratified
the Negro Amendment to the Constitu
tion, as of full force and effect. It niH.t
Jeem to the candid mind that if Alabama,
Mississippi, and the rest, are regarded as
States of the Union in the exercise of the
highest sovereign power pertaining to
Satehood that of passing judgment upon
a proposed amendment of the Federal
Constitution, they are also to be regard
ed as States in the matter of representa
tion in thc('l'Vderal Congress. But the
Abolition Congress decides otherwise, i. r.,
that they ore '-States when they vote for
the Negro Amendment, aud they are not
States when they ask representation in
Congress. This decision virtually assume
that Congress has the authority to make
and unmake States at will, and invests
the Senators and Representatives with
supreme power over the people, as their
masters, whereas, agreeably to all former
teaching, they are merely the agents and
servants of the people.
The President's conduct is more crook
ed and iueousistcut than that of the Con
gress, lie claims that all Executive Proc
lamations have the force aud authority of
supreme law. Agreeably to this power
he has declared slaves free, and practical
ly made freemen slaves. He has unmade
States and then sought to restore them to
Statehood. By converting States into
conquered provinces and placing Provis
ional Governors and other, officers un
kuowu to our system of government over
them, he has asserted his supreme author
ity over States. Yet he subsequently de
clared that these conquered provinces
were States, and as such were entitled to
govern their own domestic concerns in
their own way. Under this high author
ization and ample recognition of their tree
rights, the " rebellions" States proceeded
to exercise these rights. They organized
their State governments legitimately and
in accordance with every constitutional,
j i t 1.1 t t
cvaie nun icgai rigui. im cases wiiere
they elected Governors and other State
officers to suit Mr. Johnson's peculiar
fancy, he recgnized them as States; but
in every case where a State did not please
him in her election of State officers he
officially ignored the election and ordered
his Provisional Governors to continue in
office. And this exercise of power by
the President brings us to a most start
ling question iu reference to the powers
and limits of the Government. Wc have j
iust above shown that Congress assumes
jthe power to make and unmake States.
In the President's action towards the ''re
bellious" States he arrogates to the Execu
tive also this same power. Wc ask Abo-:
litions to explain this strange anomaly of!
power to tell us whether Congress pos
sesses the power irrespective and inde
pendent of the Executive, and rice versa ?
or, if the power is vested in both, in case
of a conflict in the application of this pow
er, whether that of the Executive or of
the Congress is to be considered para
mount? II the power does belong to
cither, or to both, however, as regards
the Southern States it certainly belongs,
in equal measure, as regards any of the
Northern States, and thus Congress may,
whenever it sees fit to do so, reject the
Senators and Representatives of Oregon,
and so can the President ignore our State
election and place over us a Provisional
Governor and other officers.
If there are, among the Abolition party
of Oregon, any who are devoted to the
Constition and the Union, and who have
been deceived and misled by that party
during the past few years of horrors and
war and relentless taxation, we ask them
to now examine into the acts of that pr
ty, to contrast them with its past pledges
and solemn assurances, and to judge ac
cordingly. Let them also carefully in
vestigate the loDgrecord of the Demo
cratic administration of the Government,
and contrast their acts with their promi
ses, and, we can assure them, they will
find no variance with the professions and
the practices of our party. These exam
inations and investigations ought to satis
fy them and all reasonable, sensible, hon-
! est. patriotic men, that the Abolition party
is false in everything beneficial to the
people or the country, false to their own
pledges, and bent only on the destruction
of the Constitution and the Union ; while,
on the other hand, as the Democratic
party is the only party in existence which
ever preserved and sustained the Consti
tution in its entirety and purity, and con
tributed to the greatest good of the whole
Union, so is it the only party that can in
this great crisis, bring the country safely
out of the terrible condition it ia in, and
restore the-old Union in all its former
equality, strength, harmony and grandeur,
The mask of the Abolitionists is at last
thrown off in the present Congress. They
seek to destroy the Constitution and sub-'
stitute for the Union a centralized, con
solidated, monarchical Government. The
Democratic party are resolved to stand by
the old Constitution and the old Union.
Patriotic voters cannot mistake their
course iM cbooslngbctween the two parties.
that rr.ouiA l'ouniiit n.oi.
A few weeks ago the local Abolition
organ here gave Vent in wildest terms
to the astounding fensatioual informa
tion that a very eonsiilrraUo rebel but
tery had been unearthed on n farm near
Peoria in this county, and that large quanti-
i tiesol powder, load, and ammunition acner-
ally, hud been dugout of the ground there.
The farm had been occupied by n " se
eesh" Democrat, and beyond nil question
the discovered munitions of war were con
cealed there by him and a huge number
of his "traitorous" confederates of the
" Parson Jones" everybody knows Jones
Parson Jones fraternity. Fortunately
for Peoria, more fortunately for Linn
county, most fortunately for Oregon, most
.t fortunately for " the Government,"
inostvKST fortunately for the lamb-like
Abolitionists of this county, their meek
brethren of the State, and their 'turcu
lar" dove like official, county and State,
some " loyal " chap disAwVrre that pow
er fulSeeeh -Copperhead -Parson-Jones f?r
mory and lattery and imW, and, like
il loyal" man ought to do. did he told
the story to his party's " loyal " local or
gan, which speedily spread the stall ling
news to its gaping, astonished, gullible,
eagerly expectant score or two of readers.
They were all satisfied that thus, by the
sleepless vigilance of their keen-secntcd
sentinel, had been frustrated a design on
the part of the Seeeh Copperheads of
Peoria particularly and Linn county gen
erally, to mine the whole country, and so
manage it that all the farms owned by
Abolitionists should, by the terrible ex
plosion, be turned t'other side up, while
all the farms owned by the Secc-h would
be left uninjured; that every Abolition
ist's bouse, stock, property aud money,
would b thrown over on the lands and
into the possession of Copperheads, but
that nothing belonging to any of the il dis
loyal " would be stirred or lost ; and final
ly that, prrhaps, had the whole plot suc
ceeded, there would not have Iceu left in
all Linn county, certainly not in or about
Peoria, a single Abolitionist, of either sex,
of any age or condition, to tell what it
41, T....1 .i,. -.i.t.,.,t i"
M ,13 null null nun ru'.mvun n ll'iu
themselves, their heirs and assigns, with
all the hereditaments thereunto pertain
ing. Sic, kc. from tho face of the soil.
forever and ever so help vou God or !
words to that effect.
So much for the Abolition story of the
affair. On Thursdav of this week a very
clever citizen from near Peoria called up
on us, and incidentally furnished us with
the actual facts in the case They are
simply as follows: An emigrant lately
moved on a farm which had been occu
pied by a farmer named Fox, who was a
Democrat. In working about the place
the uew tenant fouud five puwder cans,
empty and harmless, which had evidently
been thrown away as worthless. In an
other place'he found a block of lead which
locked as if it had been left to cool in the
melting ladle, and forgotten. This was
the full extent of any " large quantities of
powder and ammunition " found on the
premises. Our informant, who happens
to belong to tho Abolition party, quietly
remarked to us that if anybody were to
search his premises at any time they
would be apt to find a pretty good supply
of arms and ammunition which he kept
for deer hunting and bird shooting and.
he added, he riupposed his neighbors gen
erally were likewise provided. And this
is all there is iu reality concerning the ter
rible Scccsh Copperhead Powder Plot in
Peoria, the sensational account of which
has been copied, with rabid comments ap
pended, into some of the Abolition orgaus
of Calif jrnia. "Lord, Lord, how some
people are given to lying!"
Queiiy. "Wc are puzzled to under
stand Abolition theories and Abolition
practices the two never agree, and are
always either hostile or dissimilar. In
the cases of the States and the 4i Flag of
our Country " for instance. The " loyal "
zealots insist upon having the full num
ber of stars upon all the " Union " flags
each star representing a State of the
Union. To show all these stars a good
many of them have to patch on to the
flags they paraded five or six j-ears ago
some fourteen or fifteen additional " twink-
lers," representing the Southern States
but -they scrupulously do this patchwork,
and show all the States West Virginia
included. Yet, when it comes to recog
nize eleven of these very States which
they represent on their " starry flags,"
they insist that they are not States, but
conquered provinces. Then why give
equal place and rank on their banner to
the emblems of freedom, might and ""lory
and to the badges of subjugation, weak
ness and servitude? If the particular
eleven bodies be not States, why rank
them as such on the flag ? Wc are puz
zled to understand these . strangely con
flicting theories and practices.
No Matter. Tho Abolition organs are
now trying to induce the people to disbelieve
the statement that thumb screws and other
instruments of torture are used upon persons
in Federal prisons. Their stories will not
aTail. Not one of them all has yet even con
demned the application of torture.
Significant. Late Iowa and Ohio papers
mention the fact that in the late elections in
those States, all the Johnson Administration
ofiBce holders, to a mr.n, worked nnd voted
against the Democratic and Soldiers' tickets.
Yet some would have the people believe that
Johnson is returning to Democracy.
DATES TO EECEWDER 19.
Washington, lLc. 1'.). In the Ibuisp, Mr.
Wilson of Jiiwn, from Committee of Judicia
ry, reported n joint resolution proposing tin
amendment to the Constitution fortidifng
tin' liavmeut of the rela-l debt. Alter some
debate the proposition passed ly 1 ID to 11.
The Jtidirim-y Committee id' the House
agreed to report nt tut early day on Ihenmeod
ment the Constitution, 'providing that tin
tiiimher of voters in etudi Slate shall In the
hits! of the Ilepnlilieaii Congress.
In the Senate AVilson introduced a res 1 n -t
ton i-alling upon the S-vrelary of War to
state how niaiiv Major i 1 llrigadier tiim
ends of the nlutiteers :t: e now in e:v iee,
where stationed, and how employed. U.--o-lotion
Trunihtill gave imtien of n hill to enlarge
the powers of the 1'ree.hnen's Uureim s i u
to m-urc the freed, in of sill persons within
the limits tt tho United States, mid prutcvt
every individual in the lull enjoyment of his
rijrhts of oemm wul nroneitv .
Wilson introduced n hill t "torp effect naUin
provide fur the iiniional di ieose hy establish
ing a uniform militia throughout "the t'nite I
States. It amends hi bill of February hut,
organizing the geural militia system and
providing for a Militia Bureau of the (joy -eminent.
The bill was referred to the Com
mittee on Military Ailalis,
IMitil. iutroduei'J a bill in relation to the
Freedmen's Bureau, which authorizes the
President to extend and maintain n branch
of that bureau in any State in w hich slaves
have been emancipated by the operation of
war or amendment juT the C" institution . Also
to iMithorixtt him to suspend its operation in
or withdraw the in'Iitary force from the
States in which he is satisfied hostility has
cea-etl. the insurre-. tion suppressed, peace
ami order restored, civil authority establish
ed nnd ti e laws so modified as to procure
equal protection to nil persons in all their
rights, without distinction of race or color,
including the right to make contracts, sue
and be sued, nnd appear as witnesses, buy
ami sell real nnd personal estate, and nfl
rights of property and liberty. Referred to
Committee on Military Affairs.
Connes introduced a hill to amend the act
for the disposal ef coal lands and town pro
perty, whi'-h allows t'lO right to enter one
hundred nnd sixty acres on ei al land, to any
person actually engaged in coal mining upon
the same, that fixes the price at twenty dol
lars per acre. A ilei-Iarntion and descriptive
statement ot fuc!i lanns ami improvements,
are required to be hied within one veur from
the passage of this net, and proof of payment
within one year thereafter. ItcferreJ "to the
Committee uu Public Lands.
. Special Message.
The following message from the President
wss received and rend
To the Senate of the I'nite 1 States : I have
the honor to state that the rebellion waged
bv n portion of tho people ngain-t the pro
perlv constitute I authorities of the tjvern-
ent cl the Lntteit Mates, lias !een sup
; , , , . . , . . .
.nrpssod. and the L mtiM Mate it in txissts
isin uf ecrr State in which insnrrcvtioii e-
ited, and that so far as could l e done, the
courts of the I'nite l Stat"1 have been restor
ed pof-tcfFices re-eMablished, and steps taken
put into effective opcrntmu the revenue
taws oi trie count rj. A the result ot the
nieaaure instituted by the Excntive, with a
view to inducing the resumption of the tune
tions of States, comprehended in the inquiry
of the Sennte, the people ff North Carolina.
S-irii Carolina, Ueorgia, Alabama, Missis
sippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee,
hve orgii'iiz! their respective State Gov
ernments, aud are yielding tde lienen to the
laws and government of the I nited States,
with more willingness and creater prompt i
tude than under the circumstances ecu Id be
reasonably anticipate I.
The proposed amendment to the Constitu
tion, providing for the addition uf flaverv
forever, within th limits of the country, has
hern adopted by nil the States lately in re
bellion except Mississippi, from which ni
official information has l-een received. In
nearly nil of them measures have been taken
and adopted (or are now pending) to confer
upon irceutneti the privileges which are es
sential to their comfort, protection and se
In Florida and Texas the people are mak
ing commendable progress in State U -vei'ii
ments. No doubt is e:ertaincd but ih;i
they will at an early pe.-i.sl ic.iew ail prac
tical relations with the i edeial U ivernmeut
In that portion of tho I'nion lately in re
hellion, the aspect of nTairs is more promis
ins than in view of all the cirum stance
eouhl well he expected. It is true that in
some States the demoralizing effects uf the
war are to nc seen in occasional uisoruers,
but these are local in character and rapidly
disappearing. As the authority of the civil
power is extended and sustained, perplexing
questions were naturally to tie expeetcu lruin
the great and sudden change in relations be
tween the races, but systems are gradually
developing themselves unuer which trecdmci
will receive the protection to which they arc
justly entitled, and by means of his labor
will make lnniseli a usclul ana independent
member uf the commonwealth m which he
has a homo. The people throughout the en
tire South evince a lawful desire to renew
their allegiance to the Government and re
pair the devastation of the war by a prompt
and cheerful return to peaceful pursuits. Au
abiding faith is entertained that their actions
will conform to their professions, and that
in acknowledging tho supremacy ot tuo Con
stitution and laws of tho United States their
loyalty will be unreservedly given to the
Government, whose leniency they cannot
fail to appreciate, and whose fostering care
will soon restore tnem to aconumon oi pros
From all information in my possession
and from that which Mas recently derivei
from reliable authorities, I am induced to
cherish the belief that personal animosity i
surelv and rapidly merging itself into aspiri
of nationality and that representation con
ncctei with a properly arrayed system of
taxation will be the harmonious restoration
of the relations of the States to the National
Union. Tho report of Carl Schurz is here
w'rth transmitfwl ft8 requested by the Senate
No report from Hon. John Covodc has been
received bv the President.
The attention of the Senate is invited to
tho accomnanving report of Lieut. Gen
Grant, who recently made a tour of inspec
tion through several States where tho inhabi
. . . . A " il. - 1. ..II!
ranis participated in me reuciuuu.
(Signed) Andrew Johxsox.
After reading Gen. Grant's report Sumner
asked that the report of Gen. Schurz should
be read. Several Senators objected on the
ground that tho reading should begin, as it
was a very important document, lie instanc
ed tho fact that a full report of affairs in Kan
sas was .read in the Senate, and that the pre
sent report was much more important than
that. He said the message of President John
son was like tho whitewashing message ol
Brigadier General Franklin Pierce on Kan
sas. Johnson denied that there was a plai
statement of the facts. The Clerk commenc
od by readinsr Echurz's report, when Sum
ner ought to qualify the statement that the
message intended to whitewash affairs that
are worse than those of Kansas in the days
of Franklin Pierce. Sumner said he had noth
ing to modify, Lut reiterated his statement
Dcolittle said he was pained to see tho Sena
tor froui Massachusetts make a charge which
he knew to be false in saying the Message
was an attempt to whitewash affairs in the
doutn, and said it was a direct attack upon
the integrity of the President. Sumner ae
nied any intention of charging thePresiddm
with falsehood, but said there was no ques
tion before tho House, when he made the
remark and statement about white-washing.
He referred only to the document which was
reaa, ana not to tho policy of tho i'rcsiaent
e denied thai, be bud ever in public or in
mate, ipie I'oiir I tho honesty and patriot-
m oi uie i i e,-!iAti' .
Dixon accepted Mr. 'himner'x retraction.
A resolution was then a I oitted, l ulling for
ie report of Gen. Howard, on the condition
f the Freedinen. A'i- timed.
Look on liuni Situs. 'J ho Abolition
mruals are very btiy now-a-days iu giv-
tig fabricated or exaggerated accounts of
ie sufferings undergone by Federal pris-
ners ol war who had been confined in
'onfeilt rate camps or prisons, and try to
lake it, appear that they have a vast de;d
f sympathy for the sufferers. Abo, limy
nsist that hanging is the mildest pu::;. !i
Hient which on ht to be adminiHtcred to
11 the rebel officers or subalterns who h id
ny kind ol charge over the prisoners. It
ie pymputhy mauifes ed by the-e bowl
ig Abolitionists is at all real, there is
till ample opportunity for its application
n a substantial way towards the suffering,
estitute, starving and perishing families
f wounded, disabled, or deceased soldiers
u all the Northern States. And. if their
Inuare. so fearfully shocked as they
retend, atthe " barbarities" practised by
to rebels ttpon Federal prisoners of war,
t would be inconsistent and unnatural
for them to deny their fair measure of
yinpathy, also, in behalf of the hundreds
f innocent men in the " loyal" States
who were, like Dr. Olds, snatched sud-
enly from their homes, hurried off to
'edcral dungeons, and there, held and
orturcd for months or years, without even
the shadow of a charge for any known of-
enee resting upon them. Wc might also
refer to the shucking atrocities perpetrat-
1 upon rebel prisoners of war held in
Camp Chase, on Johnson's Island, at El
mira, Alton, and other camps and prisons,
tiring the war, by Federal keepers and
tibalterns a recital of which would cast
uto the shade all that is told of the " rebel
risou pen at AudersouviUe," by Stan-
an's paid perjurers and writers. But wc
abstain from mentioning: details. We
imply call attention to the fact that the
men who proclaim all this extraordinary
ympathy in icon, do not offer or give
the least substantial evidence of the real
ity of such sympathy. They simpb use
heir one-sided stories for political capital.
Earnest humanity would prompt an at
tention to both sides of the evil and the
ufferinjr, and seek for an amelioration of
he condition of all the sufferers.
Mcre or Stanton's Ixfaht. The Eastern
papers stated a few weeks aga that Swretarj
Stanton had ordered the trial of Petit, the
A'exandriaja'ler, lr a M-lirary Commission.
loiter news sta'e that rjranton has since
countermands 1 t!;it rde;', dissolved the Com
mission v. lm h wa t have tried Petit, and
entirely st.'j p;:l tho prH-ce Hugs in the case.
Tho reason he aH!';:i f r thir extraordinary
cmduct is that he discovered the trial of
Petit would iipplita'e to i many prominent
men aiming the "loyalists." Petit's crimes
are representexl to ho worse thau the offences
charged against Wirr, yet he is to he untried
and unpunished, not because he is not guil
ty, but only for the reason that in trying
iim too many of Secretary Stanton's oirn
friends and favorites will be implicated, and
heir crime become known to the public.
Let readers reflect up n this atrocious usur
pation of a Cabinet officer, who thus p!ace
himself above the Constitution a;id ia,
above the judicial y ot the land, in, the treat
ment of persons charged with offeuee? of
grave character. lie unlawfully orders the
trial of a prisoner by au unlawful tribunal,
and then, at his own caprice, to save his
personal favorites who are Ruilty of iiifa-
is crimes from tho hazard of prosecu
tion, dissolves the tribunal, aud stops all
process iu the case. This is but a fair speo
meu of Abolition justice, as practised by the
present Administration officers and those
holding authority under it.
A Question Decided. At the late
Charter election in this city the Abolition
Judircs of Election decided that the nine
ty days' residence law was applicable to
the election, notwithstanding the Charter
law expressly declares that tuirty days
residence in the corporate limits shall be
sufficient. An opinion upon this mooted
question has been had from what may he
considered the highest Judicial authority
in tho State, -and that authority declares
that to vot at a charter election in Alba
ny under the present charter, the voter
has only to have resided six months iu
the State and thirty days in the city; that
the ninety days law does not apply to the
case at all. Had this rule been observed
at the late Charter election, instead, oi'
electing only two of the Democratic can
didates, our party would have elected all
of them by a snug little majority.
Discreditable. The Abolition papers
in Oregon have given the contents of a
letter received from Senator Williams, in
which tho writer says he has had a. pri
vate interview with President Johnson,
and then proceeds to reveal all that the
President said to him confidentially. That
ia very unlike what a gentleman, or a
man of any pretensions to honor, would
be guilty of doing. It is very like Geo,
II. Williams, however, and just what any
body who knows hint would expeot him
to do. He is busy writing letters to make
it appear that he is taking an active part
in behalf of the wants of Oregou at the
Federal capital. It is a very easy thing
to write such letters;, equally easy to
bv( hi or.can3 nubiiah them. But of
what benefit is all this to the people? :
Costlt. It now appears that Stanton
paid one of his perjured witnesses against
Wirz the sum of $3,100 for hisevtaence
The people paid tho money Stanton sport
ed in human blood with it. bo we go.
LOW PKICES WIN!
1 THE ENTIRE STOCK FDR SALE I
AT COST, FOR CASH !
-A.T J". 3STOKCROSS' 1
ivi j,r, fo.vriKUi-: to skm, nv
the Oui.ce, Inch, Yard, iusb j
M Lower Price than can be Bou;rlit elsewhere,
" Are ynn pelting at tlmt price? I'v jnt paid
ni'irc." " I h:dl know where to jjo tlielii-xt time."
How ran vimus;.!! nt pri - It than no- fUi .tJ
at wholesale?" are the ipi.-atiuus 1 oftun I. ear.
I Uuy Tor Cash fronr Importers,
MutinTa? tnr r-i, Bin! t!.e:r A-nt, in the
CHEAPEST IVZAItEXT !
In Large Quantities when Goods are low,
Knnhlhip m" to soli M lliy sdrancc tut les tbsn I
cioi buy at the present lime.
I am of'cn in the market, slolaig ay Koji!nj
for your boncfit.
I can gire you. the
GREATEST VARIETY TO SELECT FROM.
I can give you the
I can (jive yon the
LATEST STYLES AND KF.W GOODS!
1 an cire you the
Highest Price for What Ten hare to Sell !
I can lave you 20 per emi. en
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes.
I can gaTe you 2i per cent, on
Heady Made Clothing.
I eon are you 10 per cent, on
Groceries, Crockery, Glassware.
I esn iarc you 10 pr cent, on
Hardware, Iron and Steel.
I caa rare you 13 per cent on
Outfit to the Santiam Mines,
Ropes and Chains,
51 ill Saws, Ac., Ac
At I get n portion of my living firm each ef the
above department of trftde. I can tell at lest profit
tbun if I wers cocBned to either.
A Share of Tour Patronage,
And I will give you
LOW PRICES FOR THE TOTES.
Without another word, just come, ledies and inn,
old and voong, to the Sttre of
au28 " J. KORCROSS.
iEW YORK STORE.
IN FOSTER'S TWO STORY EEICE.
FIRST STREET, A Lit AX Y.
WILL YOU LISTEN TO THE TRUTH!
The Best Chances in the City !
IT 5IFST BE ADMITTED THAT
tue lluiue of
LEVY BROS. & CO.,
Hare dci idedly Ihe
BEST STCfR CF GOODS, OF ALL KI5DS,
On hand, which thcr offer at su. h
MARVELLOUSLY LOW PRICES,
that (hey can't ho purchased here, nor even in
Portland, fur the same figures that ibcy are buttl
ing their rplendid large stock at, of
Shoes and, Hoot,
Hats and Caps;
Carpets and Oil Cloths,
Glassware, Ac., At.
Notwithstanding that tlitre is a great riso in
We are determined, as nnal, to g:v
GOOD IBZEtG--IIINrS ;
And a good (how to
THE FARMERS TO LAY IX THEIR FALL
For which they take
MEECniXTABLE PRODUCE IS EXCOAXGE.
Ther can offer better inducements than any
other House this side of Portland. haTing always
a Partner waU hin the market, who does not let
opportunities sup. hat seizes thim, in order that
our House can sell
Cheaper than the Cheapest.
Albany", Au-nst 23, 1856.
THE HOTEL TO TRY IN PORTLAND!
.os. US, 120 and 122 Front, cor
ner or Morrison Street.
GOOD TEVS FOR ALL !
THE NEW COLUMBIAN HOTEL
hurtug just btftn tltJgauily liuistied, and beina
uw ready fur the reception or tint-sts, the rropn-
etr would say to the Citizens of Willamette Valley
and of Southern Oregon, of tbe Lppvr Columbia
and Idaho, aud to the travelling pnhlio genemlly,
that he is now ready to euUrUin all who may far or
him with their patronage, .
AT PRICES TO SUIT.
The New Coldtbiak is an entirely sew building,
hard finished, rooms well venlilaWd and well fur
nished, and has capacity to comfortably accommo
date Six Hundred Guests.
The Dining Room ia large and commodious, and
has fine suits of rooms with connecting doors, for
Will be furnished wtth tbe best the Market affords,
and tbe Proprietor is determined that no hotel in
Portland shall excel his in the excellence, rariety,
and completeness of his table.
Hot, Cold and Shower Baths,
For the Guests, free of charge.
A Large Fire Proof Saffe
For the secure deposit of valuables belonging to
The Baggage of Guests conveyed to and from
the Hot.l without charge.
House open all night.
Board, per lf eek $3
Hoard and Lodging - $T to $lO
The Proprietor will at all- times endeavor to
please his Uuests, aud w aid respectfully solicit
the patronage of the travelling public.
P. B. SINX0TT, Proprietor.
Portland, Dec. 20, 1863. r
JJR. G. W. GRAY,
Late Graduate of the
Cincinnati College of
Would again offer his Professional sarvices totr
oitiiens of this place and surrounding country.
Ofticb -Up stairs In Foster's Brick Building.
Residence alongside of tbe Pacific Hotel.
Albany, August Hth, lg5. augUtf
REV ARO I REWARD! REWARD 1
iVrVM A IlIOJtKWAItp TlUr
I W Hut tiure one ol Oft luife-emt ud leti uvUeteJ
JfflllC lott.il1ff ft till
Cifiifw Fiiriiifcliinsr Uocdw
In Uf Pta
ti e i tii I e
,-,f f!r on. And we arc able to foforst
. ! r. ; .- i r. a -
PEnSONS FRCM IHE INTERIOR
V-: vW,:lujf l.ifJioS and 'Ks.f t rureasss
a;sv-h ir-i u tii tho v tine uf govt, will find it t
tte:r fc-Jv-Kt.tapv to
CALL A."il KXA3IWE , ,
ih't &).: S'oek of
CUSTOM MADE CLOTHING
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
ON 'III I ItlVKR HIDE 01'
FRONT ST. PORTLAND,
Between Arrigoni'a mad the .
Portland, Dec. 20, 1SG5. . 1" "
THE HOUSE FOR INTERIOR PECPLf!
liat Cheer House
Front PI reel, between Yamhill
and Morrison, Portland.
M. O'CONNER, Proprietor, ,
YirOULD KESPECTFLLLY 126-
f V form ti P.tf mi Htil Itie l'mAiC gt nerai!
tl.at, having morcd into his '
NEW AND SPLENDID HOTEL,
He is nnw prepared to ace tminodate any number
of ; st wih lioard and LwIiMng.
Eath Rudta is fitted up wish entirely , , , ,
IVetv Furniture, Carpeting, stn4
French Spring mattresses,
and is ccmmcvliuus a ad eom"or:ab!o.
Ij furnished witb the best of everything thm Mar
ket aff .rJf tUb, fl-fb, fowl, regetubles sew trait.
r?a.'nnLe t.rfiugbt irom the eu-amers to the Hotel
without eUnrgr. ,
A Fire Proor Safe
Is kept for the fe ure keeping uf Treasure t any
pared of ralue hel jugir.g to GovSts. I
Hotel Open at All Honrs.
Tie Proprietor is thankful for the rery larg
share of puhlic palrtisage which bu been gives to
him fr YrtTi, and is euntinutd to him, and weak!
re-ptet.ully . I e t an inereaso of it- Ia duos; m,
hj aniej! lb.- Iravdling pn'uiie that do ezpeote or
lahr wiil he spared tj make this boms the Most
desirhTe and atrea!.I- llt.I ia Oregon. . ;
Portland. D.c. 20, JSG5.
A. G. BKADFOKD,
IMPORTER AND JOBBER-IN
WINES AND LIQUORS,
FIIOTT STREET, PORTL1XD.
I HAVE t OXSTAXTLY OX II AXD
1-rre, chutes end btsit f.- .it-vt stocks of
FINE OLD WHISKIES,
CHOICE PURE WINES.
. ' also,
Old Jamaica Hiim, , 4
jew England Ilant.
TcuncKl's, and Jlaurlce, Cx Jt
to.'s Ate and Porter.. ;. -
( ESiENt E PEPPERMINT, .-
! CURAtCOA, VKIi.MOCTH :
CORDIALS, C1TTER3. SYP.ITS, LIQCCCTtS.
Merehants arid Dcacs from tie Interior art T
speetfn'.ly i&:iel t ad examiae my stock
heft-re t:jir?!is!?:ri;j -Uwher&. ,
Poitiaid, Die. 20, 1565. -
E. YV. TItACV & CO
(SCCCESSOKS TO TRACY KINO,)'
the highf.st"price PAID FOR rv i
GOLD DUST, LEGAL TENDERS, ETC.
MIXIXG STOCKS BOUGHT JLXU
OFFICE 53 Front street, first door
nnrth of Arnsoni s. - ;
Portland. DfC. 20, 1865. , .
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS I5T
WATCHES AND JEWEIsRY,
DIAMONDS, GOLD AND SILVER WAfi,
CLOCKS, ic., &c., &c- "
IVo. 93 Front Street, Portland
Portland, Dec. 20. 1S65.
JUST RECEIVED !
Direct From tbe Retlnerxl
KA IIF BARRELS SAif FIUAS
J eiseo RcnueU eBjar. ' it
100 Kegs Syrup ; which we are reTmj
very thap. ..- '-...-,; -.
J. FLEISCDXER 1 CQz
Albany. September SO, IS65. v T
STI1.L. ojx the coirzviERr
R. CHEADLE'S CASH ST OKU
Is the place to save money ; where job can hey
goods at Small Profits. Be sure and call, and saw
tor yourselves. augH R. CUEADLE.
Cash paid Cor Prodnee, m1 emis
Stored at reasonable rates, by ;
K. H. CBA50B.
6IO. K. IIKXK
CRA1TOR & EELM, ' I
ATTOMETS AXD CCUNSELIOES AT LATf,.
liUUU 15,000 buthcls of Oats, by
' J. fLEISCHNES i. CO."
A Good wagon-yard for the bw6sf
tttoe who ude With, mo, i always rrtJj
by R. CHEADLE.