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STATE RIGHTS DEMOCRAT.
SATURDAY MARCH 10, 1S8B.
ceisocsuliic state cGNVErfTiosr.
Iy -resolution of the Democratic State Central
-CuBiUo, at th.e meeting htld in Portland, Jan--Bary
22J, the Democratic .State Convention fT
tht-saauaatfon of candidates for State officers will
Wfccainti!tf Portland, on THURSDAY,
TbConimite recommended that the Dcmo
Cfatls Coast? Conventiona, for the election of Del
gates to the State Convention, be held throughout
the Stto on Tbcksdat; March -2d.
tfithwfetenee t the Apportionment the Com
tftt'ae' "' '' "
' -iffoKrfr-3Ehat the apportionment of represen
tation for the Democratic State Convention, to be
held ia taevcity of Portland, April 5th, IPG, be
as Follows ; Oae delegate for each county at large,
ete far evrTe$T?3t) five Democratic votes cast at
the last PrcnUuntial election fbr McClellan, and
an for every fiction of seventy-five, of acdxvcr
The apportionment andcr the rola adopted by
the Committee, will be as follows ;
. cocjrtiEiu, . OKI- wsnrs.-. so. ki
Bkcr. 1 Linn. ...13
Eeirtoit...i............. 6 Marion.;....... ............10
Clacfcam $ Multnomah ... 11
Clap.. ...... 2 Polk 6
Xcos... .... 2 Tillamook , 1
C6rrralia .................. 2 I'matilla..... ..-8
Cacy..'.'...... .............. I Union 6
Donglas...."....... .... 7 Washington.. 4
Jick.vn . .. 9 Yambill..... 8
J orphinc. ...... ......... 4 Wasco and Grant...... IS
ij4r.9..u.v. .. 9 t-
J. . , 1-. JAS. B. STEPHENS, Ch'n St. Ccn. Com.
t rmm liit. Sec'r.
TXiE VFORKS 1VOVDERS.
- n ft is curious to observe at times the
startling ie consistency betrayed by Abo
;Htia Jeaders and Abolition organs.! Let
A. person. but keep a record, oftneirj lan
.guage Aud expressions for a few yers or
eve a' a few months, and be will discover
titt hot only do tbey lean to every point
cf the political eompass, but that not tm
Frepeat!y tbey double on their own tracts,
and sow advocate and. endorse what only
hort time before they denounced as
reasoh, and rice versa. - -t
'There, ia a striking illustration of this
glaring inconsistency now before us in the
case of the Oregonian. That journal has
always been-epposed to Democracy. Since
the opening of the-war it has been owned
by the . same person, controlled by the
&me organisation. It has followed, the
fortunes and stood by the chief leaders of
the Abolition party, from the day of Lin
coln's, first inauguration in 1861, down to
'4he advent f Andrew Johnson to "the
Presidency ; and it has until recently sus
tained Mr. Johnson.
- Since the veto of the Freedmen's Bu-
.areau bill by the President, however, the
rOregonian has come out in bitter hoBtility
to that-act ef Mr. Johnson's, and de
"nounced him in unmeasured terms for his
conservative " , course. The foremost
leader-fcf lae Kadicala is Senator Sumner,
lle is the parent or "guardian of nearly
every feadicaT m'eitsute or theory of the
jiay, and this vetoed bill was a pet meas
re hi km ill stands, then, as the most
'eeBSpieeens " persoaage ia open autago-
"cisraJtiJ the President, 4s the recognize
irkesman 'bf the Radicals: ita the
ful knowledge of the exact attitude, of
these two men before il, the Oregonian
jow sustains Sumner and opposes Jehn
"e"on. ' Now, let us refer to the past record
of that paper - with reference to its posi
tion tn not - only the Radical and Con
servative wings ef its party, but also to ita
yiews in icgard- to .these very two leaders,
Senator Sumner and Andrew Johnson.
the Oregon ian of -January 10, 1862,
we fad the following?- ; v
"WTiich is the loyal man, Johnson or
I would not "be personal, but an Aboli
rionist !s Hs ach a Secessionist as any to
ie ' found far Booth Carolina." Andrew
Johnson ' . ' - . -
i' ?' Tho Abolitionists need . no defence from
"rrte .It is to their praise, destined to fill an
imm'H-tal page, that from the beginning they
saw the true character ot slavery, ana warn
ed their country asainst its threatening" dom
ination. . Through them the fires of Libertv
havft been kept Eiive in the United states.'.'
- jSnsiner. ..
1 1 We have never believed in the
slave dactrines of Mr. Sumner. But we do
-believe with Andrew Johnson, that in this
rebellion the Abolitionists have been as much
' Secessionists a-s any to be found in South
'Carolina. th-. were for breaking up the
Union Abolitkrtieta, that the free States
.taight be a free cation ; the Secessionists,
.that the South Ynight ia a nation whose in
etitutions should be baed on slavery.
The Union party, made up of ivepublicans
"iiii Democrat, n th contrary,- are for the
eofithjeanee of the Union ; and if, m the
or,c-it ta seccre this, slavery is used against
tem,- Tre ay with Andrew Johnson, that
'the CaioQ aad Govemiaeat we worth more
than slavery. ' ' "
Here the - identical, question of choice
t twera -Ssmuer the Eadical and Andrew
Vc'tasoa.Ota Goascryativ'e is plainly sub
si.itodT aad the Oregoaiaa decides in fa
vor cf Johnson. A comparatively" brief
itlcia i.as ekrsed. Exactly the"flane issues
"ia pcict cf priaciplc," with precisely the
Jsasie cLaiapicn to each, are again submit-
teJ., -and the sarss fa per, still professing
thi same" party fitS,and under the con
firolof th Sime is an, 'now turns upon its
rc a past record, backslides from its own
words, spits .opoa its own utterances, and
approves t r iM2-stt -tst-ae aocxnnes is e-
tsd the dactrberit before .-spproved. : r :
tid can frc;.s.t us, clear and consistent
'' Tac-rrJ as any -of its -Aoli-
t x s. The truth is, the
t 1. 1- -ervc3 Las peither honesty
i::c . ' ""j;ilii3 not founded upon
- " 13 i .'.-.eAa. It isi'partf led
' " :3 irl Laities,' of deraa-
- -' - -. .. . . , ...... V ... , . '
gonucs and siheming- politicians,, .and 'of
t- i -- -rTcTidists -of negtoism
- 7 " A low years ago.the Bame
part r. tale the espgciaJehampi-
ens of the doctrine of State Plights ; they
now denounce it as a " treasonable heresy."
They declared against interfering with
slavery in the States j they now insist
that no State shall ever allow slavery.
They asserted that the liberty of the press
and freedom of speech were inalienable
rights ; they have since imprisoned men
and destroyed presses in violation of these
declared rights.. They originated seces
sionist threatened it, and now declare
secession treason. They advocated and
plotted for disunion for years, ? and' now
claim to ie the only Union party. They
denounced the nullification act of South
Carolina, and yet are the only party which
ever practiced nullification in any other
btate of the L nion in their Personal Lib
erty bills, their Specific.Contract billsand
the bills to tax U. S. Bonds. Their Sen
ators are the only ones who ever counsel
led disobedieuce to the laws of Congress,
to the decisions of the Supreme Court, or
the requirements of the Federal Constitu
tion, and yet at this day we are told by
them that there must be a rigid submis
sion to the laws, the Court, and to the
Constitution as they interpret it. They
declare the South rebelled against the
best form of government on the face of
the earth, and yet are busily engaged in
the work of demolishing it themselves,
and converting it, from a white man's, in
to a mongrel, mixed, amalgamated, black
and yellow and white man's government.
But we need not extend the catalogue of
inconsistencies which are to be charged
upon the Abolition party. We have
shown up enough for this-tiaie, and have
shown a good deal more thin the Oregd
nian can answer in its own (behalf, or for
Patriots. All the patriots they
who are greedy to ,: serve their country "
in Lane county, appear to be on the
Abolition side. - In the J ournal of last
Saturday are advertised the names of W.
II. Haley and ML H. Harlow as self-in-portunate
candidates for Sheriff, and A.
A. Skinner for re-election as County Clerk,
': subject to the decision of the Union
County Convention." Jfo use of run
ning, Messieurs ; there will be good Dem
ocrats nominated for all the county offi
cers, and they wll all be elected, too.
Lane county is good for from 75 to 150
Democratic majority next June.. Haley's
Scott greenback transaction will settle his
hash in Convention, no doubt. That was
a rough thing for any officer to do.
A Scamp Somewheee. Oar Yamhill
patrons and those who get their papers at
the Lafayette Po3tofEee especially, com
plain of the manner in which the Democrat
reaches them. The packages are mailed
here so that they should be taken every week
by the regular Monday noon mail from
Salem to Lafayette, and reach there for dis
tribution on Tuesday following publication
day. But it seems they do not. They
rarely reach Lafayette before the latter part
of the . week, and frequently one or two
weew wui eiapse wiinoui tne receipt oi tne
packages, and then will follow two or three
weeks' papers all come together. We call
the attention of the Postmasters alon the
route to this culpable negligence of duty,
and if we thought it would avail anything
we would ask the Postal Agent, Mr. Brooks,
to look into and remedv the wrong.
Sustaix Johnsox. The Statesman says
the following prominent Abolitionists sus
tain President Johnson in his stand against
the Kadicals In Congress: Judge Boise,
Judge Stratton, Elijah Williams, Dr." Bay
ley, B. J. Pengra, G. W. Law son, J. W. P.
Unntington, B. F. Powell, J. C. Tolman,
Col. Maury, J. B. Underwood, J. F. Gailey,
W. C. Whitson, E. It. Geary, E. L. Apple
gate, Dr. J. Watts, Judge Cheneworth,
Jadge Kelsay L'R. Moores, Judge Wilson
and Ben. Simpson. It also says the follow
ing Abolition papers sustain the President:
The Mountaineer, State Journal, and Cor
ral! is Gazette.; The Albany Journal and
Oregonian are "the only papers in Oregon
which oppose Johnson ana approve the Rad
ical Congress.. ,", ' i " '
. O.f ttte Fexcx. The Eugene Journal is
claimed by the Statesman.' as a Johnson
organ, but the leader in last Saturday's issue
of that paper indicates that it is really un
decided whether to stand by Johnson or go
with Congress. The Astoria Gazette is also
on the fence in regard to the great issue of
the day. Applegate, the Federal Surveyor
General, really controls the Journal, just as
the lately robbed (?) Farson liilly Adams,
Collector at Astoria, controls the Gazette ;
and to this fact in each instance may be at
tributed the peculiar attitude of the puizled
organs. ' It is not principles which controls
them, or either ef them ; it is office and the
greed lor official spoils. -; - . . . r-
Owthxe Lws. TfaA Kuby City Ava
lanche f Feh. 24th gives the statements of
the products f some of the rich loae in
that region. From a ran Of nine days the
Moort &F05US 13 stamp mill yielded over
$19,000. The rock was from the Oro Fino
lwe. The New York and Owyhee mill
cleaned up 100 pounds of amalgam from
Minnesota lode rock. The rock from the
Cosmos; Silver Legion,- and War Eagle lodes
was ail proving first class. . v
1 Whose Favlt? The: Jacksonville papers
are published on the same day. We regu
larly get the Sentinel (Abolition) in three
or four days from its publication ; I yet the
Reporter (DemocTatic) is '' rarely received
earlier than Fridav, and sometimes not at
all. Bth are doubuess mailed on the same
jaycow happens it the Sentinel always
reaches here first 7 " Who ia at fault ? '
Bocxties . roa Scalps. Thof people of
Owyhee have adopted a very efTactivs but
aiartliBr, system; to rid that country of In
dlsns. They offer bounties for scalps $100
for a buck's, $50 for a squawks. : A company
of twenty-five men are actively engaged in
huAtine'for the red wretches. : . . J . -
Sou. The Lawyer lode at Placerrille,
Idaho, was lately, sold ia'New Ycrk for
&9fo00, and report says the Banner lode at
Banner City will alo change owners. " , ,
BefiL & Cunningham,., a lad
of 12 years, son of Joseph Cunningham of
St. Helens, Columbia county, was drowned
in the river at that place a few days ago.
DA LI.KS COR R ES I0 X DEXCK.
! . Dai'.es City, Feb. 2,18G6.
EniTon Democrat: The unexampled
dullness which the ice blockade imposed
upon our city for several months, has now
given place to quite a little excitement
and some intensity of political feeling.
Andy Johnson after going very far
astray from the principles which made
him a name in the land, and elevated him
to places of honor amongst the great men
of the nation has shown some evidence
of returning reason, and vetoed the ob
noxious Freedmen's Bureau bill. The
excitement produced by this act in the
East has extended to our usually quiet
city, and the report of his later speech
has intensified the feeling. About one
half the " Loyal Leaguers " give him an
equivocal endorsement, as if undecided
what to do next. A small portion of the
other half say nothing; but from their ex
traordinary maneuvers one would think
they find it very hard to determine wheth
er "Andy Johnson," or their parti, is
"played out" while the remainder d n
the President as "an original Copper
The Democracy hereabouts generally
refuse to endorse "Andy Johnsou," but
they do endorse this act of his, as they
will any and every movement he or any
other man makes, (m accordance tnVA the
Constitution'), which has for its object the
restoration of our country to the condition
in which the Republican Administration
found it. There are, however, a few quasi
Democratic sore heads late converts into
tho " McClellan dispensation," whom the
old line Democracy have not yet admitted
to full communion who are jubilant over
Johnson's tpeech. They endorse " Andy
Johnson " as a simon pure, old fashioned,
"Jefferson, Jackson, Martin VanBuren
and Young Hickory Democrat and feel
very confident that the entire party mu3t
come over to them and Andy Johnson !
They may be seen gathered in groups at
the street corners, retailing, to a few list
eners, the very little political knowledge
they possess, interspersed with numerous
anecdotes of Johnson's unswerving fideli
ty to the Constitution and the I'nion.
Having left their first love for the " Abs."
and left them for the spoils they expected
from MoClellan's election being disap
pointed of them, and unable to find a po
sition again among the old Jeffersonians
they seem note disposed to form a grand
middle party, into which may be seduced
the discontented from both the others.
These 'gentlemen having endorsed the
President I suggest that fhey embrace
He endorses Johnson too his entire
policy, including the veto. Indeed it has
been asserted time and again, by leading
Republicans, that the nolicv Pursued bv
r 7 r r
the Executive toward the late rebellious
States, is of Seward's own designing, and
not the President's. If the pursuit of this
particular line of policy makes the one a
Democrat, it must the other, 01 necessity,
because no one pretends to base the
1 - 1 j r it. .
Claims 01 tioiiusim 10 a u mission imu me
party, upon any previous act or policy of
his. T.hen, not only reward must be re
ceived, but every other member of the
Cabinet who sustains the President I In
clude the whole batch at once, I say, and
be done it I!
But I am much deceived in the De
mocracy of Wasco county if they do not
require the veto of Mr. Johnson to be
followed by a long succession of constitu
tional efforts to restore the LTniun as our
patriot fathers made it before they will
consent to receive him into their political
family. . '
e have been eo long frozen in cut
off from all the news- that we are not at
all pasted, and therefore propound the
following questions :
1st. If Tennessee ia not t the Union,
how comes it that Andrew Johnson is
President of the United States ? (A
President cannot be chosen from a Terri
tory.) And if she is Btill in the Union,
why are not her members ot Congress ad
mitted to their seats ?
2d. If the Southern States (lately in
rebellion.') are out of the Union, and in a
territorial condition, how could they have
anything to do with the ratification of
the Constitutional Amendment abolishing
slavery? And if they are not out, why
does Congress undertake to legislate for
3d. The earlier Union Generals, Mc
Clellan, Pope,-IIooker, etc., fought under
Mr. Lincoln's instructions for the preser
vation of the Union; Grant, Butler &
Co. for its restoration and the emancipa
tion of the negroes ; and the entire Abo
lition world have proclaimed the success
of Grant. Now, if the Union was pre
served or is restored, why are the South
ern States compelled to submit to the dic
tation of the President in their selection
of officers and representatives?
When we are enlightened on the above
we will propose a few more knots to' be
untied. - . ' - : '
Everything hereabouts looks bright for
the Democracy, and I think next June
will witness such a political revolution in
.1 r- : j
mis owns aa vreguniaua never wnnesseu
For the full discharge of their Censtitu
tional duties the Democrats of Wasco are
As, TJxwortut Officer. The following
appears in the last Salem Review :
.We have received a circular signed by fifty
members of Capt.' W, S. PowelPs company,
who were recently mustered out of service at
Portland, charging that officer with most
unbecoming conduct. There are . eleven
charges . brought against him, of the most
outrageous character, from stealing to that of
exposing ute persona 01 nis men to puouc
view. The preamble Starts on witn the tol
lowing: "Having been recently mustered
but of the U. 0. Military service, we con
aider it a dutv we owe to our fellow citizens.
to rdftce the following facts before them in
order to guard them from being at any future
" . . , - n ..
time again- imposeu ou uy eu uiuiy a uutv&
guard as W, S. Powell.",. ,-, .. - ; V ... .
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DissoiTEP. The last' Lafayette Courier
announces the withdrawal of W, J. -Bowman
from the publishing firm of that paper. J.
H. Upton will continue the publicationi of
the Courier. . vr : .. .. ;
Hoass Thieves. A horse was stolen from
the staMa of a man named Sturcis. in the
lower part of Marion county r 03. tne night of
DATES TO CIARCH 3D.
New Orleans, Fob. 27.- The Testis Con
vention has passed the Constitutional provi
sions prohibiting slavery, protecting frccd
mcn iu rights mid property, and allowing
them to testify in courts, by ayes 5(, noes 2...
Guadaloupo dates, of January lt, show
eleven hundred deaths from cholera. Later
advices to January 17thf say the contagion
was decreasing, and had made its appear
ance in Dominico. Cholera was feared at
Vera Cruz advices to February 13th give
a list of. Imperial successon, principally in
Miclioacan, where 3,000 of Juarist's troops
wero defeated with great los aud dispersed.
St. Louis, March 2. Pope has issued
orders detailing a guard for safetv of travel
ers and train crossing the l'lalns. Forts
Kidgely and Abercrombie are designated as
posts of rendezvous of all train- from Min
nesota for the upper Missouri, Yellowstone,
Black Hills and Powder River regions. Port
Kearney is the rendezvous for trains to Den
ver or Fort Lnrainie via the Plat to River
route and Fort Riley for trains to New Mex
ico and Colorado by Smoky Hill or the Ar
kansas river route. At these points all
trains will be organized and equipped for
defense, and no train of less than twenty
two wagons and thirty armed men under a
properly appointed captain, will bo allowed
to pass. The same arrangements will be
required of return trains. The commanders
of all military posts are required to inspect
all trains and compel compliance with these
orders. Military eceorts will be furnished
where necessary, and in case of attack prompt
assistance will be given. ..Travelers will not
be permitted to cross tho Plains except iiJ
accordance with tras plan.
Washington, March 2. The Miscellane
ous Appropriation bill as it passed the
House includes the following: lor the sur
vey of public lauds in California, $30,000.;
Oregon and Washington Territory, 2:J,0tK)
each; Nobraska, $20,WK; Colorado. $HV00.
Washington, March 2. The Post's Wash
ington special dispatch says : The Recon
struction Committee has agreed to the prop
osition to admit the delegation from Tennes
see to seats in Congress Two or three other
representatives will be preserted by the
members of the committee, the majority
reporting against the resolution in favor of
their admission. The Tennessee members
will probably obtain their Seats soon.
The Times' Washington epeeial dispatch
says : The President is fully sustained by his
Cabinet, and there will be no disruption.
A large and enthusiastic meeting of me
chanics held last evening resolved to support
the eight-hour movement made by the house
The Commercial' Washington special
says: The English Minister lias protested
against immunity enjoyed by Fenians, but
the Government does not regard the evidence
sufficient to warrant interference.
Washingtoii, March 3. The House Com
mittee on Claims have reported against pay
ing damages inflicted during Early's raid
against Washington in the summer of 1804,
when it will be remembered the Blairs'
house was burned, etc. The claim amounted
to ?145,000. It had been scrutinized by
military commissioners and the validity
established by the Court cf Claims.
Mrs. Jane G. Swisshetm was dismissed
from a clerkship in the Quartermaster Gen
eral's office wi Monday, for using language
disrespectful to the President, in a little
weekly paper edited by her.
At the request of Jlrs. Lincoln ttie treas
urer of the United States has invested the
amount of $22,000 voted by Congress, iii
5-20 bonds. ;
New York, March 3. The Express savs :
It is estimated at the Fenian headquarters
to-day that nearly all the million of men are
ready to move for the .Jiberation of Ireland
upon receiving orders fo march. Several
thousand are said to have joined since that
day. The same paper has a report on good
authoritv that nesotiations are now in nro-
ces3 at Washington to obtain from the United
States Government their recognition as a
power. Sir Frederick Bruce has, it is stated,
protested against any such application being
received in departments of the U. S. Govern
ment. Tho central council have issued
orders to the brotherhood to act in strict
accordance with the United States neutrality
laws. I he meeting at Jones Wood to
morrow is expected to be very large. Eight
stands for sneakers are to be erected in the
grounds.- Gen. Nagble has resigued as
Centre on account of professional duties.
A dispatch trom u orcester. Mass., eavs :
The Fenians of Massachusetts are on the
alert. The news by the steamer last night
causes great excitement in this State. The
llead Center of Massachusetts, Major M. b.
MeOohville, has issued a call to the brother
hood in the State to be ready for immediate
Steamer news of the suspension of the
writ of habeas corpus in Ireland creates
great excitement in 1 eninn circles. Proclam
ations have been issued to all circles to be on
the alert, and O'Mahonv's belief is that
fighting has begmi in Ireland. !
reman excitement in this city, over the
news received by yesterday's steamer, is in
creasing, ana there is much activity at the
headquarters 01 the brotherhood.
There is a reported protect to seize lintish
Columbia by Fenians, and establish a harbor
for privateers on the Pacific that will sweep
away Britiph commerce on that coast. Fe
nian rumors attract no attention here.
New York, Mi rch 3. Maximilian has
issuo"' a deeree granting bounties to all ves
sels sailing under the Mexican Hag, of eight
dollars per ton to those built in Mexico ;
four dollars per ton to those nationalized by
.Mexican law, malting voyages beyond Amer
ica, and two dollars per ton to those making
voyages to the United States, West Indies,
South America ana central Anacriea.
New York. March 2. The , Tribune's
Washington special dispatch says : A Sena
tor elect from one of the seceded States in an
interview with (Secretary Stanton, to day,
entreated that the Freedman's Bureau might
bo continued in his State, and said that if
the Government desired to protect and toster
the loyal sentiment in tho South, it must
send a strone military forco there.
1 Senator Doolittle addressed a meeting of
Republicans at New Haven last night, called
for the purpose of sustaining the President
and endorsing his policy. ' Mr. Doolittle
called on Republicans to stand by the Presi
dent." and contended that Johnson had car
ried out every requirement of 'the Baltimore
Platform. . lie .insisted on the immediate
fadmission of loval members from Tennessee.
1 - . 1. ..
He opposed lorcing negro suurage on the
South, and said that Gen. Grant recently
assured him that it would result in a war of
extermination. " lie opposed amending the
Constitution in any way, maintaining that
changing the oasis pi representation ia un
Baltimore, March 1. - At a nfceting to
sustain the policy of Congress, great enthu
siasm was' manifested.' Senators Cresswell
and Trumbull of Illinois, Nye of Nevada,
and Representatives McK.ee of Kentucky, F.
Thomas and J. L. Thomas of Maryland, and
others, spoke. Senator Trumbull reviewed
the recent speech ot. Secretary reward. in
Cornwall, C. W., March 1. At a public
deonstration and dinner given by members
of GoVnment last evening, speeches were
made by Hon. Messrs; Gait, Cartier, How-
land and McDonald, Associated confedera
tion of the British provinces is now certain
of accomplishment in a tew weexs.. net er
ring to the militia, it was said that Canada
had now two thousand welt drilled (ifTurersto
lead tl.( nt.
St. Luui', March 2. -By mi act cf the;
legislature imrneof the Southv.est branch
of the Pact lie Railroad has been changed, to
the South Pueilio Railroad, and three Coin,
tnissioners have been nppoinled to conduct
sale under fbrccloMito of Shite mortgages.
Commissioners organized with Gen. Uster
haus as President. There are two parties,
line headed by Daniel S. Dictinsoii, and the
other by ien. Fremont, who tire straining
every nerve to get hold -of, the road.
Cliica;, March 1. 1'lit- Minnesota Legis
lature adopted a resolution-by a strict party
vote, that it is to Oongre V that the people
look for a true reconstruction policy, and we
rely upon its lirmnos :tnd wisdom in the
present exigency of public rifiairs. Resolu
tions sustaining tho Precedent' were tallied by
a party vote. Both branches 'if the Legisla
ture adjourned to-day.
Chicago, March 1. The Wisconsin Legis
lature adopted the following :
1'csolred, That whereas, we have wit
nessed with gratitude the noble and devoted
patriotism manifested by President Johuwrn
during the dark days of the rebellion, we
should bo guilty of deceiving him and mis
representing our conkt':iue.;ts if we failed to
declare that the message vetoing the Freed -men's
bill in its general tone and f-p'rit, has
caused pain and disappointment among his
true friend and supporters, and has been
hailed with exuberant joy and exultation by
every man who sympathises with the rebel
lion ; or who was c di and indifferent when
treason threatened the life of the Republic
Jieaoliwdj That we most candidly indorse
and approve the action of Senators and
Heprc-entatives in Congress who have per
sistently nsserbvl the right of Congress to
determine for itself when and in what wan
ner it will almit representatives frcm the
States disorganized by tho rebellion, and
nrnestly rcuest4 them to firmly resist the
airnmsion ot Hepresentatives lrom such
SfatcsNintil peace is fullv secured, and until
the people of eaeji State have positively
guaranteed equal and exact justice to all men
within her liorders.
In the New York Senate, March 1st, res
olutions of an ambigiwufi character, sustain
ing Congress and approbating Johnson were
offered a:i l referred to a select committee.
W. T. Cogwel!, of Ohio, has been appoint
ed Minister to Ecuador.
The President bus signed abiil authorizing
the Secretary of the Navy to detail Rteauiers
to assist t lie Bulkley espediiion to lay the
telegraph cables acrt ss Bliering Straits.
Win. Browning, . late private Secretary to
the President, died yesterday.
Since last Oe'ober the public debt has
been reduced 29,000.000.
In consequence of the official declaration
of war against Peru bv Spain, the Washing
ton Government h;u dispatched orders to all
American forts, to prevent either party ca
tering with vessels of war or prizes save in
case of distress.
Chicago. March 1. The Tribune's Wash
ington dispatch says: The principal feature
of the proceedings of Congress yesterday wa?
the discussion of Bingham's Constitutional
Amendment, in tho House. Mr. Davis, of
New York, a moderate Republican, spoke
for an hour and a half against it, taking in
soma respects the ground occupied by the
President, viz : That such important 'ques
tions, affecting the interests of the whok na
tion, ought not to be legislated upon while
eleven States were unrepresented. Ib urged
the necessity of action between the LgLi
tive and Executive branches of the Govern
ment, and announced himself an admirer of
the President and his general lino of policy.
Mr Woodbridge, of Vermont, followed iu j
a very brief s peec-h, in favor of the position,
and spoke with force and clearness.- -
Mr. Bingham, of Ohio, closed the debate,
answering th objection urged against the
Amendment, saying it was nothing more or
less than a position to give Congress power ,
to enforc; the guarantee of the bill of rights.
He deplored temporizing, and demanded that
the issues of the hour be met in a manly and
resolute spirit. One bravo deed that would
commend itself to the natural instincts.of the
people would be worth fifty makeshifts. "
Considerable consultation has been held
for two or three days 011 this amendment,
and as a result cT which it became apparent
that it could not be carried by the requisite
two-thirds vote at present.. Many Republi
cans are opposed to it on principle, and
many think it expedient not to make any
more amendments until the Senate has acted
on one Or both of those which have already
been sent to it. Perhaps it may also be add
ed, thcro is a growing feeling that amend
ments may be overdone. At all events it
was certain that this amendment could not
pass the House at present, and R. Conklin,
of New York, therefore moved to put it over
till Tuesday, April 2d." Before a Vote Could
be taken 00 this motion, Eldridg, of Wis
consin, moved to lay the whole matter on the
table indefinitely, but the motion was de
feated by 41 to 1 10. The question was ta
ken on Conklin's motion, which was carried
by 112 to 37.
.Washington, March 2, In tho Senafej
Mr. Nesmith introduced a petition from the
ofheefs of the 1'acihc squadron, asking an in
crease of pay. Referred to naval committee.
Mr. bumner presented a petition ot the au
thors and publishers of the country, asking
for an internatioual copyright law between
tho United States and Great Britain, which
was referred to tho committee on foreign re
lations'. Mr. Lane offered a resolution instructing
the judiciary committee to inquire into and
report on tho policy ot passing a law calling
a iNational Convention to consider the amend
ments to the Constitution, which was order
The bill granting lands in aid of the con
struction of a road from Springfield, Mo., to
the Pacific, passed, i ,(
Mr. Sumner presented tho petition ot John
Andrews and others, asking that a change
ha made of electing the President of th
United States, so as to abolish electoral dele;
tratcs and elect by the popular vote. , The
House concurred. ., , ;
Washington, March 5. 1 he. Senate re
mained in session until a late hour last night
and finally passed the House resolution not
to admit the Senators ond'Ipprcscntatives
from lately rebellious States till Congress
declared each State restored to tho Union
aves 20. noes 18. Tho following wero the
Yeas: Anthony 'Browu, Clark, Chandler,
Conness, Cragini Cresswell, Fessertdon,'l!os
ter, ' Grimes, Harris, Henderson,' Howe,
Kirkwood. Lane of Indiana, Lnnoof Kansas,
Morrell. Nve: Poirierov. Pollard." RamseV.
Sherman, Sprague, Sumner, Trumbull; Wil
liams, Wade,: Wilson and Yates 29. Noes :
Buckalew, Cowan, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle,
Guthrie, Hendricks, Johnson, McUougau,
Morgan, Nesmith, "Morton, RiddIe,-; Sauls-
bury, Stewart, Stockton, Yan Winkle, Willey
1. Absent, ioote, Howard ana .w right.
The above division was tho same as on the
question of passing the Freedmen's Bill over
the veto, with the exception of the absence
of itoward, who would have voted aye. The
result shows how compact both majority and
minority are. ' ," . '
Mr. Fessenden, in the course of his re-
marks took' occasion to reply to the c-hargo
that the reconstruction committee were need
lessly, delaying, and as chairman of that
committee his declarations are official. He
said the members.of the committee were des
ignated December 21st'.'5 Congress then ad
journed to January 5. Immediately after
the reassembling, a resolution passed both
Houses, calling on the 'President for inform
mation a"bout the provisional governments,
and the process of recognization under his
plan, but no response of any kind had been
made. After having -waited a respectful
time, meanwhile the two nouses navmg rc-
ferrod to it, thd eommi!vi prowled to" get
thtt iiilorfiaoB l y a tediot
inr tl.e wcrh among sub con
i proircsd. UiVM
have held daily hwmdms of two hours each,
utid all day onjFaturdays. He did not corn-
nhtiit of the iTcsident'
action, but it was
uist that the country stti
tuld know the chief
cause of delay
Th?. :nd rices from Europe arc to Feb. 18 :
In the Hous? of Commons, Sir Geo, Gray,
on asking leave, to bring on bills suspending
tho habeas corpus act in Ireland, said the
Fotiian conspiracy had only recently assumed
its present proportions. , It was itoceRVary to
strike an effective blow at the Fenian schemf;
which were - wholly discountenanced by the
American Government. The lovalty of the
British army was beyond uoubt. Tne Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland earnestly requested a
suspension of the act, saying he would not
hold himself responsible for ths safety of the
country, if power was withheld from him.
D'ls'rueli concurred in tho remarks of Sir
George Gray. Bright protested against the
suspension of the act, but said he would not
oppose the Government. Leave, was then
given to suspend the habeas corpus act by a
vote of 304 to (5. The bill wa? then passed
through all the stager,, and sent to the House
of Lords, who likctlse passed it without op
position 1 i
A letter from Rom says that it is belV-ved
that at the next coiif-istory, a Bishop c the
United States wiil receive a cardinal's hat.
A large meeting has been held in Exeter
Hall, under the auspices of the Freedmen's
Aid Society, to celebrate the passage of the
Constitutional Amendment in America and
tho consequent legal alwlition of slavery.
Speeches in favor of a close union between
England end America rcrc made and loud
London, Feb. 18. Royal assent to the bill
suspending the habeas corpus in Ireland, was
given hint night.
The London Morning Herald, the conserv
ative organ, says : The Government will be
supported in this measure.
The Armj' and Navy Gazette say3 : The
troops in Ireland are loirig disturbed more
and m3re among the email towns.
It is rumored that Sir Charles Wood, late
Secretary for the Indies, has been offered au3,
accepted the peerage.
The DaiJt News believes the Government
has acceded" to. the proposition of the Roman
Cat-hc-lic hierarchy in 1 1 eland, and that hence
forth te Seffate of the Queen's University
in Ireland, will consist of half Protestants
yla the French Senate, Marshal Forey said
the return of French troops from Mexico
would not take place as speedily as it ap
peared to le desired in France, and evcu ad
vised that French reinforcements be sent out.
In the dc?atc on the address to the Emper
or, M. de Persigny contended' that English
parliamentary institutions were unsuited to
FratK-e. The Emperorj he aid, had given
to France double liberty, founded on the Kolid
basis of authority. - It depended on public
opinion to develop the liberty granted by the
Constitution. After debate, the address in
respionce to the Emperor's epeeeh, was unan
San Francisco, March 2. The charge
against Colonel Wharton, of assault with a
deadly weapon, was dismissed in the police
court to-day, it being shown that the shoot
ing of Lieut. Ward was purely accidental.
CjI. Wharton, however, forfeited hisba'I, on
the charge of carrying a Concealed weapon.
Overland telegrams report a decline in
gold in New York on Saturday to 133t under
sales on Govarnment accounts Tha supply
is iakl to be in excess of demand ; hence the
depression. Sterling exchange steady at
lfiJ for best Bankers' bills, legal tenders
in our market have measureably responded
to drop in gold with liberals operations at
731 and 74. National Bank notes are quoted
at 713 and T4'. 1
Virginia City, Ner., March 2. Ben. Bal
Iqu, fireman, and-Billy Shepard, melodeon
performer, had a shooting affray in front of
the Capitol Saloon, on C street. Ballou
called Shepard a d d liar and struck him,
when, while retreating into the saloon.
Shepard ! shot Ballou through' the head.
iia.'lou has s.-nce died. Shepard is in cus-
GOOD NEWS FOR
. THE PimiilC I
J. FLEISCHNER & CO.
A nr. still
AT THEIR OLD
of First and Washington
AIjH Al Y, Oregon,
Whore they arc telling their Inrcre and well selected
Bfock GhchmIs "
Cheaper than any Other Heotc
Onr Stock coosists of '
Dry Goods and Groceries, of all kind,
Ready Made Clothing,
Boots and Shoes,
' Hats and Caps, &e.
Glass and Croehrery Ware,
Paints and Oils,
Hardware, Nails, A.
Ia fact, ererytbinz tbe Farmer Heeds. All of
' which we will exchange for all kinds of
At tbe highest market price. We wouldfeot refuse
even Cash. i - , i
If Yon don't believe
We are Selling
Cheap, call and see.
auJtS ' i- ; J. FLEISCHNER Jt CO.
TBOJIA9 HAMPTON , S. B. M'bRIDB.
NEW PUROTTTJRE STORE !
' ' : (IN UPTON'S OLD STAND) ,
Opposite Schlnssers Old Store,
We have just laid in an entirely new and Varied
assortment of Eastern;' and also of onr own make,
ot. furniture, consisting 01 ,r j5
Chairs, Tables, .
' Bureaus, Bedsteads,"
( J.i'i- Cardr Tables, :-'t f ;"v
. 4 Wash -Stands,
Sofas, 1 Pulu, .-.. - , , 'v, :-
' Excelsior Lounges, &c.
'Vfts ' Manufactare,' Repair, or Refit- .'.
Furniture, Beds and Redding
Of every description, and do all kinds pf
UPII OLSTERY WORK.
We have also on hand a lot of soperb
ROSEWOOD AND RICH GILT MOULDING,
. Jt or lramiDg rioures, Jbtn broideries, 4c.
AU. work done at onr Furnitnre" Manufao-
tory guaraoteou to lie 01 tne Best quality.
WB SELL CHEAP.
. Call a-id.cxamme our stock, arid we will try to
sell you or make'- for yon exactly what yam want.
-! ?' VAC-.J ; 11 AiSaPTQS ; ' McBRLDE.
: TAlbany, Febrnary 17, I860. . -. r ,
. r , : WANTED i'-isli
: for wh;we wU pay tbe:
HIGHEST 'MARKET PRICE.
-' ' ' nv: W. PARKISIJ 4 CO
' Albany, January 2Tth,'186. jr' -. . . ' .
sr. W. PAHRISn. C. R.VBlxnAi.L.
W. W. 'PARRISH & CO.
Wholesale ud Retail Dealers in
GENERAL MERCHANDISE !
FOR THE LIBERAL PAT-
ronntre uhown us daring tB mt fV jwn,
niimcroo-f tronj to oor present dcsirttWod'weU
jelccted itock of
Ready-Me Clothing ;
Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, V, V , .,'
Salem Cloths & iTanneis
Silks, Hosiery, &d.
' ILSO, ' r T'-'-f -r
... ' i - , :-i
In connection with tbe above we keep eonctaatip-
on band a choice teleetna of
Groceries, . 4
Paints aafi Oils,
-; , Nails, -t c-
W. W. PARRISH & CQ. V
Are prepared to icll anything in their Use at the?
IOTYEST CASH PRICES
Or will receive "
-10 cxciraiigv tur uwuk
T 1 F - 1 -
?Perons wibing to- buy Good wifl 8 rid St
greatly to their adrantsfre to exaniae oar Good
before pnrcSasin else where.-? '
Albacy, Janaartr zth, 1&66.' . v '. 3
GALLERY RE-OPEIIED !:
FROM LCfETT0 LIFE SIZE.
CHEAPER THAN ELSEWHErtE-
IN THE STATE !
THOMPSON & PAXTOIf.
ALBANY, OREGON. .
"I7E RECENTLY ENLARGED
? f onr Gallery, and have bow the lareest ST-
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We have tbe Latest ., ImproTeed lBf&el
and nse tbe best material ; and we bare spared ee.
expense to hare things right, ia order tbai we Bftay
give onr Patrons - ' .
FIRST class picrrtniEts.
With onf present Sfcytieat of 224 aaeA'ett w
can take Good Pictures in all kinds of weather sad
at all times of day. None need wait far a clear
day come any time, late er early, and it w dea't
make yon a good picture we LU Bet let yoa tak
sway a poor one.
Yi e aTo - superior arrangements ' tof taking
And are said to have more patience than -feaeoa
Job of old. No Patron ever saw as ont of hjuaer. 1
We defy com petition in
Call at onr eleeAit and eanaetnM RaJlet
First the chief business! street, sontb side. miidle-
of the block, and examine oar specimen pieterefc;
Albany, Novembet 18, 1865. : .
WILLAMETTE STEAM liAViSATll
Through Line Prom Portland to
Corvallis, and laterxediats
Points oathTOJm& o
THE COMPANY'S NETS! StEAMEi .
JAMES STRANG .. .....'..MairtW.
Tau gun's Wharf, Portland,, ,.
At 7 o'clock Every 2Morrdr(,
- -jsviiDArs EXCEPTED) .
FOR' OREGON CITY,
Connecting with tbe New and Fast Steamer
J. T. APPERS0N-... -... Mmw.
On Mondays and Thursdays.
. , , f D- J--BCRNSIDE,
. President W. 0 IBS- 'ru'-
Portland, F1i 1, 1860 -.it :-..v .
TOW IS THE TI5IE II? :-
BARGAINS TO BE HAD!
COME ONE ANTJ ALL!
FAR AlfD WEAR I -
TO TfiE LOW PRICE RETAIL STORE C?
JTT. or Grocery Store,
At very Low Prices' tbr Cash orTTrBde.
CASH 'PAID POBf PRODFCS AT ALL TIMS3
Albany, Feb. 17, ISM. K. CHEADLE.
CCA f S OF SALT, FOR SALS
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