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STATE RIGHTS DEMOCRAT.
OVER THE .STAKKY WAY.
Gone in bcr childlike purity
Out from the gobica day ;
Fading away ia the light S' tweet
Where the e;Ir-r stars and the ecutbe;uiis meet,
Over the silent war.
Over the bosotn tenderly
The peer! white bands are pressed ;
The laur"l on hf f cheeks so tbiu
AVfccr the oftct b!ub of tlie roue hath been
fc'butt:rig the blue t-f her eyex within.
The j.ore lids closed to rest.
Over the wct l-row lovingly
Twicrth ler sanny hair ;
She a frazil, that Love set down
From las heavenly gems, that toft, bright crown,
To sLad her brow with its wave so brown,
" Light as the dimpling air.
Gone to sleep wi)b the tender smile
Froze on her filial lips
Fy the farewell kw-s of her dewy breath,
C!d in the clasp of the angel death,
like the Utt fair bud of a faded wreath,
j - Whose bloom the white frost nips.
Robin Lashed in your downy bed
Orer the swinging bough
T yon tnbm Ijcr robe from your glad duct,
When the dew in the heart of the rose is set
Till it velvet lips wi!h the ea.wrnce wet,
la orient crimson glow? fc
E-iflml n-lcr yonr shady leaf
ilul fr'.'n the sunny day
T yon miss las glaa;e i '-ho r bripbt,
Whose bine was Learen to your timSi eilt?
It is beaming now in a world of light, . i
Over the tta.rrv war.
. - Hearts where the darling's head hath lain,
Ik-H by Lore's shining ray
Do you know that the touch of her gentle hand.
Doth brighten tlicbarp in the unknown land? -
h 1 she waits for us with the Angel band
Over the starry way.
Democracy iu Ohio.
The" Democratic State Central Commit
tee of OLio have issued the following
Y.vtnf l.nf. i-.Ifliir oilflrna in tli T)rir:r-rnfv
of tliat, State, with reference to the recent
ftate election, and the large gradual gains
to the party' strength in that State. It
Brill no mt.irp?f !n Tn tlir I Jpmnf-rnfi nt
Oregon : .
The publication- of the offieitil return of
the vote polled at the fctate election, held
" " '..
on the 10th of October, makes it appro
priate that the State Executive Commit
tee fdiould address, their fellow Democrats
of Ohio, and congratulate them upon the
result of their active cxertion3 and the
substantial success achieved in the con
test. The total vote of 193597 is -the
largest ever cast by the Democracy at a
gubernatorial election, being o.OUO more
4han were polled after the gallant canvass
of 1803, and 11,000 more than the vote
at the State election last year. The Dem
ocratic gain on the fraudulent majority
for the llepubiican candidate two years
ago is over 70,000 upon the majority of
53,000 at the State election last year a
gain of 23,000, and a gain of 30,000 on
the majority given for the llepubiican
candidate for President in 1861. Besides
we have largely increased our strength in
the General Assembly, and, in a number
ot counties in which, lor several years
we have been a minority, we have elected
our county tickets. Ihc.se facts, indica
ting as they do the steady and certain ue
cline o Abolition strength, instead of
being a "disaster, constitute a substantia
triumph for the-Democracy, which need
only bo properly improved to insure the
sneixiv nml riprnvmpnr rofli'TiiTit ion
" i i i . i i i x-
The contest thus auspiciously dosed
waa inaugurated by the adoption of a
correct, sound and glorious platform, in
which Democratic principles were clearly
and Icarlcssly declared, without disguise
tnrTnttilatim a phuloriu recomnzou all
'over the Union a"Loii a faithful 'and
honest exposition of Democratic princi
ples,, measures" an'l ideas. Upon this
noble platform, "cordial !ylaiiiW4 byiTbe
- tfiLt Try r A n n rrV'triiMia nvocj . cm , i
' though defeated, cauie out of the contest
rfUnr'Tiifir find ia rrri inttrtl
UUiUJpUilUU, 113 LIUUIUM'U UliU UU-
aj j w v uax&vaaw i tiuitij
of Democratic principles, endeared to the
-l . ? . . i- i ii. . i i...
meat mass iiie peoiy uy mu luessings
thrtv Live C'oaferred, and the hallowed
recollection iLat cluetc? about them, the
credit of thus success' is dye to the Press,
upon whom the burden of the cauip??n
was thrown, and especially upon the
country x rcss, wnose important, uuty was
. most nobly , and effectively performed,
cutitliug its conductors to the confidence
and liberal support ot tno party xsor
:: tvnerht. tlifi rrnllnnt lrnrinf nnd nvnrinr at.
crtions of our candidates, and the impor
tant labors of the local committees, to be
- overlooked or forgotten.
; It is the duty and the privilege of the
" Democracy, 'upon whose success depends,
now more than ever, the restoration of
civil liberty, popular happiness and na
tional prosperity, to preserve their pnn
cinles uneoiitaminated, their oiranization
intact, anu their - conudenoe m the ulti
mate success of principles, which are
manifestly deeply rooted in the hearts of
the people, unshaken. There is in .the
result of the Ohio election much to en
courage continued effort and inflexible
adherence to the Democratic doctrines
and organization much to be expected
irotn a tair, open and tearless contest upon
' the ancient principles of the party. Iu
stcad, t&en, of relaxing our exertions, let
ns ratber comolete cur orcranization. that
: t -
we may be in a state of perieet prepara
" tion for the ensuin? contest. The bene.
iicial effect of organization was most for
cibly illustrated in the recent campaign.
and if perfected in all the counties will
do much more in the iuture. In repub
lics it behooves the people to guard their
liberties with the most jealous vigilance;
and to regain ours aud to restore the
country to its former condition of tran
quility, frecdout. and prosperity, it is pe
. . culiarly incumbent upon the Democracy
. tn. -Ah
organization, as the only means. "We
enjoin upon all to whom these principles
. are endeared by the recollections of the
past and by their hopes for the future of
our country, to stand firm in their allegi
ance to them, and never renounce faith in
-their complete and glorious success.
The negroes in New Orleans all carry
deadly weapons, and the military authorities
permit thcin to do so. In the same city the
Kama authorities do not allow the white citi
zens to carry weapons. As a consequence,
l ladies accompanied by their fathers, brothers
or husbands, are frequentlj' outrageously in
sulted by armed negroes, and their protect
ors, if they encase to shield or defend them.
. axe snot, stauboa or overpowered,
Gen. Withers, Mayor elect of Mobile, lias
. "been iufbrmod that ho will cot be allowed to
.-- cxcrels the .functions of hU cCice until par
doned by tht I'rc-ideat.
TFrom Oie Uoustoa (Texas) Tclegreph.
TI3IES AM) EIFE IX MISSOURI.
Fatetts, Howard Cocstt, Mo.,
Xorember Sd. li C5. J
Ilavin? a?sockted with many of your
readers recently. I-know it will be grati-
yicg to some ot them to learn more oi
the '-situation" in Missouri than they can
obtain from ordinary newspaper gleanings.
Yeur evident desire to keep them posted
has encouraged me to seek a Jxttle space
in your columns for" a few words on that
3Iissouri, almost surrounuea oy an an-
tagonit:c population, aud her bouthern
sympathies strongly suspectea,was rnrown
under military control in the very begin
ning of the late coutest. The presence
of the military, and the outrages commit
ted, intensified their sympathy, ana arous
ed many to arm3 who desired the more
peaceful walks of life. All organization
had to be conducted secretly. The pres
ence of Federal soldiers emboldened those
of Abolition proclivities to engage also in
a svstem of intolerable persecution qgainst
all they suspected, or against whom they
md any old grudge. Ihese circumstances
naugurated a reckless and bloody gucr
11a warfare, of which other Southern
States have fortunately had but little or
no experience- " ""
There, young men have fallen on the
field of battle, here grey-headed " men.
without offense, have been imprisoned,
hung, and shot, whole counties have been
depopulated, houses, barns and fences re-
iuced to ashes, women and childscn have
been turned out to freeze or starve. Eve
ry portion of the State has been agitated,
and citizens of ' political creeds have
been forced to flee to other States, and
from one part of the State to another
That portion of the State bordering on
Kansas, and south ot the Missouri river,
was literally depopulated, and almost
every bouse burned.
The prospect of the continuance of the
war prevented a full crop from being
planted last Spring, lhe lossot stock
and the destruction of property had disa
bled planters to such an extent that but
little could be cultivated. Provisions are,
therefore, very scarce.' .Here, where the
country has been as little interrupted as
anywhere, bacon is thirty cents a pound ;
corn one dollar a bushel ;- wheat two dol
lars, and very little in the country: hogs
from eight to ten dollars . per cwt. gross ;
good horses and mules from two to three
hundred dollars ; cattle from five to eight
dollars per cwt. gross; sheep from two
and a half to six dollars.
The whole" country i3 now quiet. Citi
zens arc . now returning to their homes,
many taking up their abode in their for
mer emoke-bouses, cabins, or whatever
shelter may be left to them. Some mur
ders have been committed. There seems
to be a disposition to protect the lives of
There is a good deal of opposition to
the test paths of the new Constitution. A
large majority of ministers are ' refusing
to take the oath imposed upon ,them.
Many are. preaching as usual, and many
others desisting. There is but little dan
ger that-negro suffrage will be imposed
on Missouri ; it was not done by thelladi
cal Convention lately in session. It is
hardly to be expected that another set
like them will ever sit. in convention in
the Staie, and they could not quite stand
that. . : .
Many here are talking of moving to
Texas, but there is a, strong disposition to
remain and . thwart the purposes of the
Radicals to get this State in their posses
sion , A-Iladioai-called-on-a. citizen - the
other day in this county to buy his farm,
lie said he wished to sell; if a Southern
nn:nra:nte'd'lf7ie "would- pet it for fifty
dol!;u-s an acre, but a Radical could JlOt
gel'lf'foV le than a hundred and fiffy
rtxpeeT td return "to Texas immediate
ly, to commence my arrangements for
rjibjifihj.ngjhe Texas "Bapist Herald, of
which I sent you a prospectus some time
One might easily fill a volume about
Missouri now but I forbear to tax your
columns for more space at present.
Eespectfully yours, - J. B. Link.
High Churcli SerTices in Xew York.
The 2?w York correspondent of the
Chicago Times in a late letter says : ,
Much excitement has been created her?
by the novel mode of celebrating the
Lpiscnpal service at St. Alban's church,
one of the fashionable churches in Lex
ington avenue. The innovation i3 said
to be the first fruits of the late quarrel
between Bishop Potter and some of the
churchmen in his jurisdiction. The
mode of worship 13 that of the Tractari
ans or Puseyites .of Loudon, and very
closely resembles the Roman Catholic
form. One of the papers calls it "a very
close plagiarism of the Catholic form of
service." The church has a sort of high
altar, with steps leading up to it. On
this is placed a huge cross, said to be
made of solid gold, (but that is doubtful)
on each side ot which are two imposing
wax candles, peering up from burnished !
candlesticks, with brazen, and highly or
namented pedestals, and these again are
fiatiked with showy vases of many-colored
flowers, but whether these were natural
or artificial, we cannot say.
On the right and left of the altar are
brilliant clusters of lighted candles, the
whole .producing optical effects which
throw the famous Greek service at Trini
ty chaper quite into the shade. The
altar-cloth is of crimson, with gold fringe,
and over and above all, in antique Eng
lish characters, is the scriptural sentence,
" Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty."
Below, in front, iu like characters, artist
ically wrought, is the Christian mbnogram,
l I. II. S." A carved cross decorates
the front of the pulpit, which is placed
in the eastern corner of the church, quite
remote from the chancel.
The services commence with a sort of
anthem, (which is said to resemble a
monkish chant,) but the singers, at that
stage of the proceedings, are nowhere
visible. This ended, "a procession of
priests and chorister boys, some twenty in
all,- with surplices thrown over a long
black garment, almost trailing on the
floor, solemnly sally from the vestry room
and enter the chancel, after which all of
them devoutly kneel, such of the congre
gation as are well "up" iu the pro
gramme following the Example. The
opening prayers are then said, and the
aniens t the end of them intoned. Ju
reading the lessons for the day, the priest
reverently bows his-head every time tho
name of tho Sayior occurs, and this, it
was noticed, wa3 imitated by most of the
congregation. The psalter is sung from
beginning to end not read; and while
the "Gloria Patri" is chanted at the end
of each psalm, the clergy and choristers
in concerts all turn their backs towards
the congregation, so as to face the altar.
Another novelty was the singing of two
hymns, instead of a psalm and a hymn.
as is ordinarily the case. But the most
startling innovation of all, perhaps, was
reserve! for the last, when Bishop South-
sate, one ot the omciatin'r clerory on-re-
cemng the basins containing the offerto
ry, ascended the steps of the altar, and
stretching his arms above his bead, eleva
ted them just as the priest of the Church
or Home elevates the host, the eon'rrejra-
tion all the while devoutly kneeling, and
tua choir chanting again the uloria
Patri." It should be added that, while
the alms were collecting, three of the
clergy left their stalls and took position in
front ot the alta, with their backs to
wards the congregation, a3 before. At
the conclusion of these extraordinary
services, the congregation remained until
the clergy and choristers retired in pro
cession irom the chancel some evidently
wondering what all this meant others
like the hero of Byron's dream, "look
ing unutterable things, and others
again speculating, sotto voce, as to what
Bishop Potter was going to-do about it.
THE MJKITARY REPORTS.
The reports of Secretary Stanton and
r l 1 - a 1 i ii t
uenerai urant are more remancanie tor
voluminousness than their information
There is scarcely a fact in each that has
not been known for months to every read
e'r of the newspapers. General Grant re
cites events which were told, and m many
cases better told, at the time of their oc
currence by correspondents of the public
press. The same is true of the report of
Mr. Stanton. ,
It is proper and perhaps necessary that
both Stanton and Grant should make the
movements of the armies the burden of
their reports. The public, however, ex
pected something more than this bare re
capitulation. ' From General Grant one
would like to know something -of the
theories whieh formed the foundation of
the movements of 1SG-4 and 1SG5. It
would-be gratifying to know how many
of the events of that period were the re
sult of design and how many of accident.
There are a thousand things upon which
light ought to be shed, and which remain
in provoking darkness. What motive lay
behind Banks' ill-advised expedition up
lied river ? Was Sherman's movements
to Meridian and his return the complete
fulfillment of a plan, or- a partial or an
entire failure? Did Sherman or Grant
originate the movement eastward . from
Atlanta; and was it design or accident
that brought Sherman to the coast at Sa
vannah instead of Mobile ? How far were
the results of crossing the Rapidan in
May, and the subsequent fighting, in har
mony with the original intentions of the
Lieutenant General i
Questions of this kind will -occur by
hundreds to all who have been closely in
terested in the movements of our armies.
The same provoking reticence is witness
ed in the report of Mr. Stanton. He
makes no allusion to the all-absorbing
question of the exchange of prisoners,
lie leaves the public completely in the
dark as to his responsibility in the mat
ter. He informs U3 that under Divine
Providence, , one of the most effectual
events in the suppression of the rebellion
was the re-ele"etion of Mr. Lincoln. Peo
ple would much prefer an avowal cf the
extent "of his complicity with Wirz and
W inder in the prison-horrors of the Con
federacy, than ah expression of his onin-
OM Orv tflP. Inst. T'rfttirlont'ol lr.-f Inn
vkajjounhy differs as tthe'lfocft of j tT..a:orc5 tficy wrjso
that' eitsction, find? " acTTtrsri3 Ophltfii'iilivaS' the etyle or cuof 'g
simply that ot a partizan. in the cx-
change matter there is no difference of
belief, and hence he could have given his
opinion in that case with entire propriety.
A single item of interest reveals itself
in the report of Mr. Stanton.' It is with
reference to our military strength. At the
time Grant assumed command of all our
armies, the entire Federal force exceeded
1,000,000, of which 663,000 were availa
ble for active duty. So efficient was the
recruiting service that when the war end
ed tn available Federal force was as
large as when Grant assumed command.
This' neaks much for a country which,
after three yeai'2 of exhaustive war, could
keep an army of nearlj 700,000 men in
the field, despite the tremendous losses
in Grant's march from the vidncrnes
to Itichmond. ' . '
' When the war was closed the Federal
Government had nearly 700,000 effective
men in the field. The entire number of
men who composed the rebel armies at
the time of the general surrender was a
little less than 175,000. In addition to
these when the war ceased we had nearly
100,000 rebel prisoners in our possession,
so that the entire rebel force at the col
lapse of the rebellion was a little less than
275,000 men. In other words,. during
the last year of th'c war the Federals out
numbered the rebels in the proportion of
Over three to,one. Perhaps Mr. Stanton,
irt this fact, may discover another of the
means whereby " under Divine Provi
dence ' we succeeded in destroying the
armed power of. the rebellion.
The pen, in the hand that knows how to
use it, is one of the most powerful weapons
known. As the tongue of the absent, how
charming ! When self-respect gives it a new
vigor, how pleasing I Wen virtue guides
it, how beautiful ! When honor directs it.
how respected ! When wit sharpens it, how
fatal 1 When scurrility wields it, how con
temptible I 'Tis the weapon of the mind.
Horace Greeley says in a card to a Wash
ington paper, in reply to a personal matter,
that he desires peace between all men, espe
cially between President Johnson and Con
gress, and prays that the Southern States
may le re-established in possession of their
original rights and liberties without hazard
ing those of any other portion at the Ameri
J."M. Curry, of Alabama, formerly mem
ber of the Federal Congressman subsequently
of the Confederate Congress, has been lately
ordained - a minister of the gospel in the
Mrs. Mumford, widow of tho man who
was murderously executed in New Orleans
by Beast Butler during the war, and her
threo children, have returned to that city in
very destitute circumstances,
. A Southern paper, disposed to take a cheer,
ful view of thiDgs, thinks it is because a na
tional debt is a rational blessing that the
Radicals, to punish the rebel States, insist
upon their repudiation of their own debt;
A Xew Orleans correspondent relates
the following . strange scene in a negro
cburcb in that city, as witnessed by aim
on the occasion of an administration of
the rite of baptism : . ..
Among the striking peculiarities ot the
American negro is his fondness for noisy
demonstrations of religious fervor( which
has been frequently" remarked by travelers
in the South. It is said that the Chinese
have no conception of bravery of heroism
unless accompanied bv the ieating of
gongs and tom-toms, and the negroes have
similar ideas in the performance of their
religious ceremonies, rvof only a great
noise and bustle seems necessary to them,
but, like the rites of Is'dian Fakirs, it
must be accompanied vlth muscular ac
tion and bodily contortions. lhe scenes
witnessed in the churches1 during periods
of revivals must cairie in sensitive minds,
only feelings of disgust.
r or some tim past there has been a
a revival here, during ;W-hicb the church
members have acted more like wild beasts
in' a cage than like human beings. The
sight beggars all description, and were
one to tell truh all he saw at one of these
revival meetings, he would receive many
pious blessings for burlesquing religious
ceremonies and the worship of the Deity.
Passing-the colored church a few nights
ago, I steppcif in for a moment, where
some civerts : were taking the rites of
baptiu from aw-hTfe" nnssTonary from
Massachusetts J. 'J he scene would have
been .j- .cmoniacic,' than Christian
had it uoi been: upremely ridiculous". Be
fore tha-altar Jvas a large tank of water,
up to -y;!iicl ilva" converts marched in
turn, while Un assembled company were
shouting, scrlaniiug, yelling, whistling,
stamping andsingifigj two groups were
dancing in thekisle : some were embrac-
mg or fchaKin hands j a -negro woman
was j un:
.kward and forward Jover
a seat, and dcirtrlng lusty hi-hi's" from
a -corner. ""' i r" : ,
As a conxi:t approached, the water
there nic;:;;ir; silence j but after being
lmmersG '- ' ' stepping out upon a plat
me otner side, the yelling and
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( . i . .- -m it t i
svxcauiiu iiu iiu commcuceu. jliicu me i
newly-or.i began a series of gymnastic
iciu uug.i Tiiauorm tnat inreaxeneu ;
to break every bone in her body. G oing j
through te most indecent and almost ob-
scene moti'j. jke screamed aild kicked
until exhausted, and finally ended by
stiffening1 ofeke a log of wood. Half a
dozen- stout en now stepped forward to
carry her oui lhe woman remaining all
the while iiifihis rigid state, teeth shut
tight togethV and muscles strained to
their utmost jension. Seven went through
this sam e ops'ation, and were each carried
out in this stiffened state in the arms of
the men.' ,1he ' white missionary from
Massachusot uttered the word "glory"
as each one uissed, while the eyes turned
upward, hanp clasped above his head,
and an.apv j -.ifin'g smile playing about the,
hard lines tA his mouth. He was a man
whondeiKld well how , to excite these
simple creat'lres, and had learned the art
ivi working" their feelings xtp to a pitch
that was a,r.bst trenzy. And all the time
he believed. pr appeared to believe, that
hf. wiis drin!thfi wnrlr nf Onrl.
. Fr'fi th5 Richmond Times.
FasIiioKj- f .trie - South liiiring tlie
. . - - - War.
. Fashion logins to reassert its empire in
the South. I During the war a man was
deemed n- Jiuata if he owned a couple of
tig busw'if-s r thenjiewas syrre of having
his fami' jvovided ynXITa tuTt oT primi
tive clolhcu u good as that worn by our
jifr-'prTntif things' came to the worst.
i -cit.u , men did nofc-X'are .mueh wnat
rcgardcdAfor thei'e was a sort of carnival
of old clothes. It was not uncommon to
meet a gentleman with coat or pantaloons
which looked as if they had been cut out
with a broad-ax, and jailed together hur
riedly by a rough capenter. The pat
terns, too, Were as Wrongly spiced with
variety, as veil as with the odor of great
antiquity. The old swallow-tail and shad
belly coat (which is thought by many. to
be the style vorn by Noah when he har
angued the antediluvians on the probabil
ities of an unprecedented.. freshet,) was
exhumed and restored to general favor.
Trowsers made in the good old-fashioned
way, with an apron'or sort of drop-curtain
in front, w'ersi brought to light by vener
able and respected gentlemen, who have
never been satisfied with modern innova
tion in dress.; and for a long time battled
stubbor.;'; against them. Hats, not in
aptly designated' a eamp-kettleg, stove
pipes and Eeo-gams by maiij soldiers oi
Lee's army, whenever they ; encountCred
the luckless wearer and called upon him
"to come out of it," were very prevalent
among soberiided civilians ; 'coon-skin
and skull-cajs of a strange and unique
model were orn in bold and utter defiri
ance of all previous properties of fashion.'
The ladici of the South exhibited a'
similar spirit in yielding to the necessities
of the times.- rihe distensions ot cnno-
line were neglected, and our dames and
damsels looked as lovely and attractive in
homespun an! linseys, as they had ever
done- in silks. nd satins. Bonnets of the
coal-scuttle, gig-top and ' chicken-coop
type, fossils of fashion which were the
pride and glory of the Elizabethian age,
were drawn forth from dusty closets and
old-time bau5-boxes, and were conscribed
and forced mto service? Shoes, which
were reguljLdod-knockers and beetle
crushers, covered tender toes and well
turned aiitfcs, which had been used to
the finest caJf-skin and most delicate mo
rocco. Tier was eminent good sense
and good taste in all this, and we hope
that the felons of wisdom and economy
inculcated by the war, will not be forgot
ten now atits conclusion. - . .
The street rail cars in St. Louis run all
nio-ht iaJf-hourly after 12 o'clock. This is
drmp Wrisse there are so many robbers in
the city tliat people fear to walk at night to
Tbo iciest stvles of thievery invented in
Puritan Connecticut are stealing bee hives
and grapevines. - ' - -
Gen. Trank Gardner, the Confederate offi
cer who gurrendered Port Hudson, is local
reporter to the JNew Urieans Crescent;
A mrfchaufc Who startod business in Ne
a few jftrs ago with a capital of, .$lG0,t0,
was lately eiJt t Wie almshouse in that city,
a wretchcu jaupr.
. T : ' :
The Tenntoaoe Legislature has finally re
jected the till to admit negro testimony. V
A PERPEEXIXC FIX.
Jenny sighed, and Robert seized her
- Pretty little trembling hand ;
Then with clasping hands he squeezed her
llalf reluctant form and a ad ,
"Loose me I" bnt he clasped the tighter ;
"Jenny, say, wilt thtfti be mine I" ,'
Then hef beaming face- grew brighter, ,
And she whispered, " I am thine."
Then they clasped each ttther fondly,
Close together as two bricks,
And they kissed each other soundly;
- And lev3 icare them in that fix.
nows he that never tofk a pinch,
Nosey, the pleasure thence which flows ?
Knows he the titillating joy
Which my nose knows?
Oh, nose Mara proud of thee
As any mountain of its snows ; -I
gaze on thee, and feel the joy
A Roman knows 1
Army Chaplain " My young colored
Contraband " Yes sail."
Army Chaplain ' Glad to hear it. Shall
I rive vou a TaTer??'
Contraband " Sartin, massa, if "you
Army'ChapIain " Very good ; what paper
woniu you cnoosev"
Contraband" Well, massa, if you chews,
'11 take a p aper of terbackcr." '
A Quaker after asking for a drink of water.
picked up a tumbler of gin. He seemed not
to discover his mistake until he got behind a
door and swallowed the horn, when he lifted
up his hands and exclaimed: "verily,
have taken unwarily the balm of the world's
people. What will Abagail say when she
smells my breath 1 "
Capt. L. A. Lightenhorne, of the regular
army, has" invented a new mode of petty
swindling. lie stops at hotels in various
places, pretends that his boots have been
stolen, and exacts pay for them from the
landlord. At one hotel he was caught hid
ing away the boots he charged were stolen.
The Golden Ro.e. A young lady who
was rebuked by her mother for kissing her
intended, .justified herself by quoting the
passage " YY hatsoever ye would that men
should do unto you, do ye even so unto them."
A Dutchman being advised to rub his limbs
well-with , brandy for the rheumatism, said
he had heard of the remedy, but added, " 1
r, Z f
Irlf - ri I runs m v loor lint. df hatrlp "
fi rs. m hnitni"nttfhif .1 nnr.L'S ( f rtrnnn xr nnn
Xcarij $21,000 of " conscience money'-Wcw Furniture, Carpeting, and
fiiof vntm-nmi Ttmtcint. ;rvT-oi-r,mnf i
swindlers was received at the Treasury in
jthc last fiscal year
The Lower House of the Indiana Lcgisla
ture has passed a bill admitting negroes to
appear as witnesses in the courts. '
The head man of the Shakers at Enfield,
Conn.; had a foundling left at his door one
night recently. .
It costs' tlie' Government, on an average
$500,000 to kin an Indian, and $1,000,000
to kill a squaw.
AGENTS FOR THIS PAPER.
Tho following named gentlemen aro authorized
to act as Agents for The State Rights Demo
rat, and to receive end receipt for subscriptions
to the paper : "
George T. Vining..
B. F. Sloan
II. K. Hauna. .......
James D. Fay......'
E. D. Foudray.....
, Rock Point
. DOUGLAS COUNTY. -Jdscph
S. Fitzhugh...'.... ....... Rogeburj
James G. Clark ............Canyonvillo
Hard r. Kliff.. .. .. . .X.v..:.i . ... -
Robert P. c-herley , ....
-f OOOS COUNTY.
R. W. Cussans.
- LANE COUNTY.
II. C. Huston.
Isaac E. Stevens
R. AT. Howard :
John T. Gilfry.... .,
. ; 1 1 .
....Long . Tcm.
A. R. McConncll......... f
John Burnett 2. 1
T. J..Lovelady -..-..Dallas
J. B. V. Butler..... Monmouth
B. F. Burch ..Independence
Reuben .Doty..;......... Eola
T. B. Williams.......... .....Luckiainutto
S. Smith .Lafayette
W. C. Hembree... .. McMinnvillo
Stephen Eoss... General Agent
Ralston & Myers. ...Oregon City
S; A, .Miles... st-nclcns
MULTNOMAH COUX i
J. D. Holman .........
MARION COUNT IT.
G. S. Downing .- M
Charles Miller ,
r . ((
Jas. A. Penncbaker....,
Thos. M. Ward...- Three Mile Creek
F..S. Holland....... Dalles City
. BAKER COUNTY.
Jas. H. Slater ....Auburn
. .. GRANT COUNTY.
JF". Ilendrex........ ") Canyon City
John Fenncssey..;,. -J John Day Mines
Geo. H. Coo.. Umatilla
A. C. Craig Union
SAN FRANCISCO AGENCY.
Tlios. Boice- Newspaper Agent
San Francisco, i3 authorized to receive Subscrip
tions and Advertisements for The Statu Kjchts
Dkmoorat, and to receipt therefor. -
T HAVE ALWAYS ON HAND,
B or will Manufacture to order, every style of
DOORS, SASH AND , BLINDS,
at the shortest notice and lowest possible charges
Boards Matched and planed.
Worfc executed in a stylo not surpassed by apy
r . Shop in the State, :
The Mill Is in the lower part of the towp,
en. the rir.er bank, at the corners tf the 'joining
claims cf the Montietus and Haoklcman.
'' ' ' J. B.' COMLEY.
Albany, September 20, 1SG3, ' -' " " :
THE HOTEL TO TRY IN PORTLAND!
Xos. 118, 130 unil 122 Front, cor
ner of Morrison Street.
GOOD NEWS FOR ALL!
THE XEW COEUJIBIAK HOTEL
having jast been elegantly finished, and being
.i r ii. t :
now ready ior me retvpuuu v uaii ma iupn
etor would say to the Citizens of Willamette Valley
and of Southern Oregon of the Upper Columbia
and Idaho, and to the travelling public generally,
that ho is now ready to entertain all who may favor
him with their patronage,
AT PRICES TO SOT.
The Xew Columbian is an entirely new building,
hard finished, rooms well venrilat&d and well fur
nished, and has capacity to comfortably accommo
date Six Hundred Guests.
The Dining Room is large and commodious, and
has fine suits of - rooms with connecting doors for
Will be furaished wtth the best the Market affords,
and the Proprietor is determined that no hotel in
Portland shall excel his in the excellence, rariety,
and completeness of his table.
Hot, Cold and Saoivcr Bat ns
For the Guests, free of charge.
A Large Fire Proof Sal V
For tho secure deposit of valuables belonging to
Guests. - - - '
The Basreagc of Guests conveyed to and from
the Hotel without charge.
House open all night. .
" TERMS :
Hoard, per Week. ' - - - $5
Hoard and Lodging - $7 to 10
The Proprietor will at all times endeavor to
please his Guests, and w;uld respectfully solicit
the patronage of tho travelling public. V;
. -if. IS. SlAAUTT, Proprietor.
Portland, Dec. 20, 1SG3. :
THE HOUSE FOR INTERIOR PEOPLE!
Wli&t; Clieer House.
Front Street, between Yamhill
and Morrison, 1'ortland.
form his Patrons and the Public cenorally
that, having moved into his :
NEW AND SPLENDID HOTEL,
Ho is now prepared to accommodate any number
of Guests with Board and Eodging.
li.acu itoom is htted np with entirely
ncarn Minnir !iirosr.
and is commodiona and comfortable.
Is furnished with the best of evervthine tho Mar
ket affords fish, flesh, fowl, vegetables and fruit
Baggage brought from the steamers to tho Hotel
A Fire Proof Safe
Is kept for the secure keeping of Treasure or any
parcels oi value belonging to Guests
Hotel Open at All Hours.
-. Tho Proprietor is thankful for the very large
share of public patronage which has been given t6
him for years, and is continued to him, aud would
respectfully solicit an increase of it. Iu doing so,
he assures the travelling public, that no expense orj
labor will bo spared to make this hous3 the most
desirable and agreeable Hotel, iu Oregon,
Portland, Dec. 20, 18G5.
REWARD I- REWARD ! REWARD
' $ip9ooo r$io9oo'0!
GOLD AND SILVER!
: ' BAIIMAN B.JIOS. .
OFFER A RIG REWARD THAT
they have one of the largest and best sshxtcd
Ousfoiii Made Clothisi? and
Gents Furnishlngr Goods
In tho State of Oregon. And wo are able to inform
the frnWio tliat w iwll t a "
As they can be purchased for in San Francisoo.
; PERSONS FROrdJHE, INTERIOR
WTien visiting Portland and desirous to purchase
anything in the above line of goods, will find it to
their advantage to' i ; "
CALL AjSD EXAMINE "
v , : the fino stock "of : . -
CUSTOM MADE CLOTHING
ON THE ItlVER SIDE OF
FRONT ST. PORTLAND,
Between Arrigoni's - and the
Portland, Dec. 20, 1SC5.
IMPOliliai AJL JUliUU-li IN
W1SMES AND LIQUORS,
FROST STREET, PORTLAND.
r HAVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND
i . ,0ieelini best assorted stocks of
-- ta'by : ,,.
FINE OLD WHISKIES,
CHOICE PURE WINES.
' --'- " - ALSO, . -
Old Jamaica Rum,
New England Rum.
Tcnnent's, and Maurice, Cox &
C'o.'s Ale ana Porter.
: ALSO, . , . (
-. . ABSINTHE, .
JAMAICA GINGER, - - "
, CDRACCOA, VERMOUTH,
CORDIALS,. BITTERS, SYRUPS, LIQUEURS.
Merchants, and Dealers from the Interior are re
spectfully iuvited to call and examine my stoek
before purchasing elsewhere. - . .
Portland, Dee. 20, . '
GUAIiDIAM?S . SAIiE
OF HEAL . ESTATE.
-JOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
l that the ondtrsigncd. Guardian of the persons
and property of Henry B. Miller, Martha 15. Mil
ler, mid Charles A. Miller, minor heirs of Mary A.
Miller, deceased, by order of the County Court of
Linn County, Oregon, maue at tne regular janua-
ry term tnereoi, jouu, nwi, u j (
ifiTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1806, between the
hour o nine! o'clock in the morning, and four
o'clock in the evening of said day, offer at public
sale at the "Court House door, at the city of 'Albany
n J,a Cnnntv and Stale aforesaid, for gold or silver
coin of the United States, to be paid ot the time of
sale, tpe lonowing rciicriMcu ftiawi w n
The undivided three-thirteenjhs (SrlSths) of the
North 'Half of Donation Land Claim No. 5, in
Township 10 Sonlh, Range 3 West, Linn County,
Oreiron, being part of Sections 7, 18, 19 and 20.
' - - -' El B. M 0,0 RE, Guardian.
January 6th. l?6S.-4 '
Ccasoe llEUf, Attys. for Guardian. '
H. H. BANCROFT & CO,
BOOKSELLERS & STATIONERS-
OFFER A TnE LOWECT MARKET RATES
one of the largest aud bet. assorted ntnclr. r '
Books in ever department of Literature, and sta
ple and fancy stationery, .to b found anywhere in
uie woria. iuey occupy an entire building, 32 by ,
80 feet, three stories, ou Merchant street, which
connects in the rear with th lore on Montgomery
street, xnere are nine aeparameuis, eaca arranged
under many subdivisions, aa follows j - . . ...
1, History 1 2, Pkigraphy ; 3rNovelsj 4, GoTera-"
mcnt and Politics 5 o, Rebeliio Literature ; 6, So-'
cial and Ethical .7, Mental and Moral Science; 8-
Language and Oratory ; 9, BeXles Lettres and ti '
Classics; 10, Poetry and the Pram a; 11. Wit and '
Humor j 12, Fiction; 13, Works collected into to1-
nmes: li, Freemasonry and Odd Fellowship; lj,
Miscellaneous subjects; 10, Bibles, Prayer BookrJ
and Hymn Books; 17, Illustrated AVorks; 18, Jut'
enile Books. - - " "
Scientific Roohs. i -'; ;. t
1, Military and Naval Science ; 2, Navigations
and Ship Building; 3, Architecture and Carpentry
4, Fino Arts; 5, Chemistry and ElectJicity; 6, M
Useful Arts; 8, Currency, Trade and Resources;
9, Mathematics and Engineering; 10, Astronomy;'
11, Geography, Explorations and Climatology; 12,
Zoology, Mining, etc.; 13, Ratural History of tho
Mineral . Kingdom ; 14, Vegetable Kingdom ';" 15,
Agriculcure; 16, Domestic Arts; 17, Amusements,
Games and Fortune Telling ; 18, Phonography; 19,
Cyclopedias and Dictionaries; 20, General and
Popular Science ; 21, Miscellaneous Works.
1UCU1CU1 I1VVUS. 7
tation, Blood, Brain, Bronchitis, Chest, Chemiatry,
Children, Chloroform, Cholera, . Climate, Consnmpt"
tion, Deafness, Deformities, Dental Surgery, Die-"
tionarics. Digestion, Diptheria,. Dispensatories, Dis-'
secwrs, iomesiio iucuicine, uropty, x.pwepsv, .rj-
i 1 HjT-.l- - 1-4 - ! T .
sipelas, Eye, Females,- Fevers," Gout, Health, Heart,'
Ihstologv, Homoeopathy, JJyaropathy, Infiucnxa,'
Insanity, Joints, Liver, Ltings, Materia Medio,'
Medical Jurisprudence, Membranes, Microscope,
Midwifery, Aliud, Kcrvous fcystcm, Neuralgia. Ob
stetrics, Palsy, Paralysis, Pathology, Pharmacy,
rnysiologv, I'nuemoma, Foisous, Practice, . Pre
scriptions, Psychology, Rectum, Rhuumatism, Scur
vy, Scrofula, Skin, Sinallpos, . Spmo, Stomaah,
Surgery, Throat, Tobacco, Water Curo. - r
., - Eaw Boolcs. -. ,. " . -
English Reports, Amcricr-n Reports, States Ro- 4
ports and Digests, Abridgements, Ahstracts, Ac- -tions
at Law, Administrators,' Admiralty, Agency, .
Arbitration, Assignments, Attachments, Bailments,
Bankruptcy, Carriers, Chancery, Civil Law, Codas,
Commercial .Law, Common Jaaw, Contracts, Con
veyancing, Corporations, "Criminal Law, Damages,
Divorce, Equity, Evidence, Executors, "Forms, In-
snrance, lasanity, Justice tit tne I cace, jurisdic
tion, Landlord and Tenant, Maritime Law, Mer
cantile Law, Mexican Law, Military Law, Mines,
Mortgages, Partnerships; Patents, Personal Prop-
. ri t : .. . 1 . 1 1 t .
licvenue, c-aies, c-uipriig, cnenns, fciuay 01 Jaw,
Suretyshiji, Tax Law, Trustees, Vendors, Will. '
School Books.1 -' '
" Having special terms from the principal publitk- "'
ers of School Books, from - whom we buy ia very -largo
quantatics, we can sell at lower prices thaa
. r cs , ' I . r
fany dealer oft tho Paoifio Coast. ;
This department is arranged under tho following
heads : ''""'""' " ' : !- r' '
Anatomv and Phvsiolocv; Astronomy. Book--
1 -v.x -. i- .i ? - . -t ,.
Keeping, ioiny, v.aiisuieiiies nnu uymnastics,
Chemistry, Chinese; Hebrew and Portuguese; Com
position, Rhetoric and Logic ; Dictionaries, Draw
ing, Elocution, French, Geography, Geology and
Mineralogy; German, Grammar, Greek,' History,
Italian, Latin, Mathematics, Mental Philosophy,
Music, Natural History, Natural Philosophy, Ob- .
jeet Teaching, Penmanship, .Political Economy,
Headers and Spellers, ipntUHh, 'It achcrs' Registers,
Teachers' Library, - Miscellaneous-; Educational
Works, School Apparatus, School Stationery.
Aarong our own publications aro tho following
Educational Works - . ;
CLARK'S NEW" fctHOOL GEOGRAPHY
nearly ready. :
OUTLINE MAP OF THE PACIFIC STATES,
preparing. CLARK'S NEW PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY, to
be followed by.. , . '' ,;.. .
CLARK'S HISTORY, preparing. 'V
BURGESS' PENMANSHIP. -
BANCROFT'S MAP of the PACIFIC STATES'
Religions Books.- ; '
Commentaries, Concordance, Dictionaries, Eccle--in-ticfl.l
l!itnrv. Prjivnra. PormnnR. 1-hpolotrv and
. ' 4 1 ' 7 O J
In this department aecnfs and canvassers can1
always find a variety of Books, Maps, Engravings,-
Ac., which arc not sold out of any book--6tore, but1-
exclusively by sulifecription. ; ' Full information"
promptly givcu upon application, by letter or in
person. .- .- : . ,. ; -
: Affidavit, Agreement or Contract, AssignmeaV
Jiill ot Jt-xcliange,' liill of bale, llond, By-Laws,-Certificato,
Chattel Mcrtg.igc; Check or Drafts
Coroner County Court, County or District Courts
Custom House, Declaration of Homestead, Doed,
District Court, Lcr.sc, Mortgngo, NotioePower f
Attorney, Probate, Court, Promissory Note, Pro
test, Receipt, Release, Return, Satisfaction, VilL-
: - Stationery. ;-
... Writing Papers, Priuting Papers, Wrapping Pa--
pers, I racing, Copying, rarcumcnt, lioards, lilanK
Books: Pocket Books. Desks. Envelooes. Ink. Ink
stands, Mucilage, Scaling Wax, Wafers, Pounce,
Cards, Games, Rulers,- Folders,' Cutlery,-"Erasers,-Rabber,
Globes, , Slates, Crayon, Pens, Pencils, Pen'
Holders, Brushes, Colors, Iasthunents, Quills, Tab
lets, Labels, Tape, Seals, Dips and. Files, Boxes,
Scales, Eyelet stamping Cutters, Racks, Weights,
Calenders, Twines, Pictures, : Photographic Albums,-
Alphabet Bloeks, Biudovs' Materials, Miscellaneous
Orders may bo left With JS. A. Frecland, Albany,-
or, please address II. H. BANCROFT & CO.,
augl4-6m San irancisco.Cal.
SELLING OFF rSELLIN5 OFF!
$503000 WXDIRTK I
Front Street, ani Wo. 5 Washisgtoa
Street, Fcrtlaad. - '
Tlie Iargrest, Most General, and
Most Splendid Assortment of
STATIONERY, BLANK BOO KS,
LETTER PRESSES, &C,
ON THE PACIFIC .COAST, ;, ' .
' , Consisting of ' - . ;t ...
2,000 Gold Pens, made by Mabie 4 Todd, and by
others ; warranted gold j
500 Photograph Albums, beautiful assortmet ;
5,000 Quires Blank Books, Rusia, bf bound, ic;
500 Letter and Seal Pretscs, and Eyelst Cutters;
500 Volumes Medical and Law Books:
10,000 Novels, assorted, paper coven j - . ',
o,vvQ rovels, cloth binding. :
An Inijnense Assortment of
.' ' ...SICH AS... . - '
Spellers, .Readers, .Grammars Arithmetic '
Geography, Algebra, Speakers, Latin, Greek 5 ; .
Hebrew, German, French, -Spanish, Welch, Ae?
Histories, Travels, Memoir; , Mathematics, o., ktm
ii.. - f 1 ... 4 . r
"' RICHLY HOUND ' "
Ribles, Prayer and Hymn 12$ief
vv custer s, i aiKcr s, tuu ooimaou jjicuoiiarioi
Lippincitt's Pronotincing Gazetccr ; :
Spier's and Turien's French ; ' -
Anthon'i and Andrews' Latin j '
Adler's and Ollendorff's Germaa, Barrett' Sgtxl,f
History, Biography, and Nitural History
Religious works ana tsnereu Classics ;
Standard Fiction, Science, Arts, Toy Books
Belles Lettres, Gift Books, Miscellaneous ;
Standard Classics, Architecture, Mechanics ;
Voyages and Travels, Encyclopedias, Text Books j
School and Collegiate Books, Maps, Charts i .
Theology, Juvenile Books; - . -; '
Atlases, Globes, and Pcltou's Maps, Ac' ,,
: ... 'v'-'..Consistii.g of
Mu3ie and Musical Instruments, Bird C '
liruslies ot all Kinas, xwine, aiucuiiige, M.( ,
Fish' Lines and Hooks, Ret Is, Poles and BetksH, -Flags,
Toys, Magazines, Inkstands, Stel Pens
Baskets of all kinds, Pow-lor Flasks, Shot Bi-ltej
Drawing Instruments, Drawing paper, Pencils j
All for eale at the yc-ry lowest prices. ; ,
Orders From the Interior..
''! CHARLES BARRET
Portland, NovemVer 16, ISC, ; ;'. .