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SATURDAY. MARCH 1. 1906;,
SrnOCHATXG STATS CONVENTION.
The Democratic State TJonveaUon will meet in
Portland on THt RSDAT, APRIL 5ih.
VY emit the full call this week to make room
for new and priiernl reading matter.
WJ 1 tw aro
THE POLITICAL SITUATION.
A fair idea ,pf the character and the
probabl result of tho approaching politi
cal campaign can be already formed from
the movements and manifestations of the
two great contending parties. The Abo
litionists have taken the initiative in the
preliminary steps to the actual canvas
and this enables Democrats to gather a
much clearer and more certain knowledge
of their aims and designs. Whether it
trasidownright stupidity, alack ofordi
ary discretion, or a bit of bap-hazard
braegadocia which actuated the Abolition
uauagers in their State Committee in the
selection of the time for their State Con
vention, we are unable to learn, but cer
taiuly no eet of men ever before in this
State undertook to engineer the conduct
of any party who displayed such inexcus
able and incomprehensible verdancy as
the present Abolition Committee have in
appointing their Convention on a day pri
or to that already known by them to have
been selected by their political adversaries.
The Abolitionists, having thus opened
their campaigning by a blunder, have
done little else than to blunder or wran
gle through each succeeding preliminary
step to far. And as if to inextricably in
volve them in the labyrinth 6f misfortune,
the difficulty1 between the President and
Congress was precipitated in their midst
just as theyad barely patched up, not
healed, eomje of their local discontent
ments. The serious effects of this last
.great trouble is visible in their ranks and
at their meetings everywhere. Their lead
ers wage a factious, criminating, acrimo
nious, personal warfare; their organs oc
cupy more space in ireful and malicious
feunter-xchangcs than they devote to
Democratic organs or lcadersor principles ; j
And in their private conclaves and pre-1
inct gatherings, there is exhibited as
mac a ascerbity of temper, rancorous an
tagonism, and malignant accusation, as
they have in the late past displayed and
charged against Democrats.
This division in the ranks of the Abo
lition party in this State has progressed
to such an extent that a perfect reconcili
ation between Johnson and Congress can
not compose the strife nor restore unity
-among the warring factions. On either
de, men aspiring for high places and
Jaw have in the heat of passion, in the
hope of thereby placing themselves be
fore rival aspirants by a bold declaration
of sentiment, in the desire to Tent some
long reserved spleen, or from some other
aaotive given expression to language
-which cannot be recalled, and will not be
forgiven by those against whom these at
tacks were aimed. And many of the vin
dictive competitors, cow aware that their
own chances for promotion or aggrandise
ment are dissipated, will in sheer malice
prefer to see defeat overtake all. It is in
that party the great majority of the spoils
men are; and that class most frequently
labor as hard to pull down when they are
t gxatLSed a they do to build up when
they ue ta reap the profit. They will
make a dirisioa so serious m the Aboli-;
tieu party that all the efforts of its wisest
tor cuaprngest leaders cannot remedy it.
AnJ tiie conviction which is bow pretty
troeg upon the great mass of the party
that their cause in Oregon is hopeless, do
-what they may- will so thoroughly de
moralize their active, working forces, as
to cause them to grow lukewarm and ap
athetic jast at the time when the hardest,
sharpest blows muet he instantly truck.
On the other hand, tie Democracy
hare never been better prepared for a
vigorous, steadfast, progressive, enthusi
astic ainpA3ga- The confidence of cer
tain victory animates, and the conscious
ness of the high duty they are called up
on to perform impel them to the glorious
work. The State is to be redeemed from
the clutches of its direst enemies and con
fided again to the guardianship of its most
do voteif friends; gr"fc, ancient, cedying
principles are to be vindicated; a reck
less, desperate, unscrupulous, fanatical
party is to be overcome y and the saving,
life-restoring, rejuvenating influences
which ever flow from democratic rule and
Democratic meaiures, are to be diffused
throughout the 'whole State There is
concord in our eouneils, unbroken harmo
ny in cur ranks, and unity of purpose fro
one end of the State to the other. We
shall succeed because we possess, within
our organization all the elements of suc
cess, and because our whole, undivided,
compact, resistless strength will be direct
ed against the weak points of the enemy's
' walls, and there will not be any diversion
of this massed attack by reason of inter
nal wranglings, lukewarmness or discon
tent within our organization. Our ticket
will soon be 'made up in the State Con
vention, our platform will be given forth
f-r U to study and scan, and upon that,
with our selected champions for the'eoa
test,. we stall screly, steadily, grandly
jss.rca to victory ia the great engagement
cfJe.se. Every Democrat is ready for
' the part he may be appointed to perform.
All eajr-rly aait the signal of actioo,and
when it fehall be given, the conquering
hosts wiH oaTard to the struggle with
cheerfiikiess and seaL
Sastiah Mum. The last Statesman un the
Oregon Company's tunnel has etruek the White!
Ball lc Iu, Bad opened on a lead tarelye Jeet wide,
one attaiam of Mca is of dark bine silver ore,
the other f rose ewiored quart. The lode i now
laid vpm for a-tioat a jnile . -
FOU Ttin STATU ISIOHTS HFMiHrAT.
TIlOliillTS FOR T1IU TIMES,
" Amendments to the Constitution are be
coming ns common as resolutions at a Town
A novel expression certainly 1 It is,
however, not the heated, hasty remark of
an excited partisan, but the deliberate
utterance of the Chief Magistrate of the
United States. It ia the utterance of a
man who. whether honest in his course
or not, whether actuated by high or the
opposite motives, acting as a true, earnest
patriot or a consummate demagogue, has,
during the past five years, contributed
largely to bring about the very condition
of things he thusdeploringly realizes. A
fearful commentary embraced in a few
simple words! In the fact which Presi
dent Johnson states with laconic brevity
is concealed the seeds of death either of
the Republic or of that party which alone
has tho will to destroy it. That an organ
ization whoso existence was coufined to a
particular section of tho couutry, whose
principles were radically anti-American,
whose very conception indeed, was ba&d
upon the doctrine of "a higher law,"
whose real loaders were frank and bold in
avowing their enmity to the Constitution,
should have ever secured control of the
Government, will add another and not the
least wonder in history. Uut once secur
ing power, that they should seek to take
advantage of the storm, which they in
voked, to violently tear into shreds the
Constitution, and partially failing in this
by reason of the too early copsatiou of the
uation's troubles, that they should resort
to another aud perhaps a more effectual
plan, ought not to occasiuo surprise. A
brave man whose cheek never blanches
amid the bursting of Ehells, may well
tremble at the power of a hidden foe A
wrong committed in violence, with a peo
ple true to themselves, need have but a
temporary effect. Peace alone may re
move it. But oue committed in legal
form and under color of right, with the
tacit acquicsenca of those it concerns, may
remain an evil to confuse and destroy
one which violence only can eradicate.
Time might teach us to forget that we
ever yielded to the tyrant s plea of neces
sity, but time would serve only to remind
us of our fatal error in submitting to
formal encroachments upon our liberties.
' Oh, Freedom! one thy flame hath fled,
It never lights gain.' .
Thus is the language of President John
son peculiarly significant. As expressive
for the first time of his disapproval of the
plans of tho Radicals, Republicans ptr te,
it may be regarded the signal note of the
great struggle which is soon to end either
in the complete overthrow of that party
or the utter subversion of the Govern
ment. His recent veto is butthe inaugu
ration of active hostilities. Presenting
the direct issue, life or death, the event
of the contest is fearfully important
more so far, than the one lately determ
ined by the force of arms.
The position of the Democracy, a party
which always endorses right and justice,
equal in rights. It is then no crime, but rP T Y? i llfl I f
tho truest virtue, to insist upon State i A A AJlJ M li.il. A. HAlj.
equality. They mado the States sover
eign as to all powers not delegated by
It is then not treason, but the
purest patriotism, to contend for that sov
ereignty. The Constitution was made for
all, and tho Union was intended for the
benefit of the whole. It is therefore the
hi"h wroviuco of true Americans to resist
any measures calculated for the benefit of
a few to the injnry ot the many uestgnea
for the aggrandisement of a section only.
When such trrcat issues tlie we will have
found a political millenium a condition
of more than human perfection or the
paralysis of despotism.
Who Hurrah iur Jeff. Davis.
The Marysvillo Appeal of March 3d
has tho following :
A Political Prediction. Any Union mnn
who to-day endorse and hurrahs for Johnson will
iu a few week throw op his hat for Jell. Davis.
We have tho authority of tho States
man for saying that the following promi
nent Abolitionists in Oregou endorse
Johnson, viz :
Ju.lse niiif, Jndjro Ptrattnn. Elijah Williams,
Mr. ISa.vloy, II. J. Pcngra. (. W.Lawton. J. W. P.
Huntinstiiu. B. F. Dowell, J.. C. Tolroan, Col.
Maury, J. 1). Underwood, J. F
Whitson, E. It. Geary,
John S. Watts
It follows, of orurse, that all these loyal
meu will soon hurrah for Jeff. Davis
After the extraordinary somersaults sev
eral of them nearly all in fact have
made within the last few years, we shall
not be very much surprised if the pre
diction of the Appeal proves a reality.
But will they continue to be loyalists if
they hurrah for Jeff. Davis?
What They Sij of Kach Other.
We clip the following from the Marys
villo Appeal :
The mnn who says Johnson policy is the nim
as Lincoln' is an infamous defamer of the martyr
And this is from the Oregon Statesman
of Feb. 20th :
I'pon this question no think the President is
clearly in the rijrht, supported by H the prece
dents, toachuig and policy or Lincoln s admin is
The Appeal and Statesman are both
"Union" organs; both supportod Lincoln,
and both advocated the re-election of
Lincoln and the election of Johnson last
year. They are still members of the same
Happy Family and don't their respect
ive remarks above evidence this fact.
DATES TO MARCH 7.
The Virginia Loirinlature ailiourneil March
3d. The Lieut. Governor in li'm clotting
speech said tho people of tho South were
nioro loyal than some in portions of the
North. The Speaker also uttered very loyal
Equiulor has joined Peru and Chili in the
war against Spain. It is Kunponed other
South American Republics will follow. A
Peruvian ironclad 'steamer of 40 iruns was
Alexander Cathnbell. founder of the
Church which bear his name, died at his
residence, March full, ajred 50 year.
Washington, March 0. It 'te iiruilv be
lieved that the President will veto tho joint
resolution nuumtiug leuncssee, should it
pass Congress, on account of the assumption
therein, that the action of the law-making
power is necessary.
Col. h. S. Snaller. the well-known Indinn
aid-de-canip, has returned from the South.
tie says, when traveling in federal uniform,
he heard only expressions of loyalty, but
having assumed the garb of a member of u
Choctaw nation, he heard expressions of the
most malignant disloyalty and the most vin
dictive hatred. There was fierce though
suppressed determination to bide their time
and vet wreak vengeance.
ood. J. F. Oatley, V. C' Jf ew !t ork, March 5. Notwithstanding
, E. L. Apple-fate, and l. the demonstration ot Archbishop McCbsky,
proclaimed from all tho Catholic imlpirs this
morning, the Fenian moan meeting at Jones'
XV .1.: r. ... i i- ,vi,i
utioua uii nucniooii nurncu'd uvcr w.tnn)
by O'Mahoney, Judgo Connelly, 0
Ms 1 'rain and others, all to "the
Califobma Radical Press. We
clip from the Marysville Appeal the fol
lowing list of Abolition papers in Califor
nia which sustain Congress and oppose
the President in the late veto matter.
The Appeal says:
The following Union papers, so fara tnev have
eome to hand, support the Congressional plan of
reconstruction : Sacramento Inion, ttoekton In
dependent, Sacramento He. American Flaz, Ne
vada Transcript, Downieville Messenger, Solano
HeraM lied UlutF Observer. Placerville Mirror.
Shasta Courier, Pan Jose Mercury, Trinity Jour
nal, Oakland Nws. and Ao.bo.rn Star and Stripes.
The country preM is sound, bnt the San Franeisoe
journals shew tarns of rottenness. They wilL
however, as soon as they see rip hi and justice
triumph what love of principle tell us now will be
triumphant fall into the train of the Union press.
The Uuion press of California have declared for
njjht, and by right they will stand or falL
The Traitors. A crowd of enraged
Radicals in Stockton, Cal., on the night
it makes no difference whence it comes, s of Feb. 22d, set up an effigy of Andrew
and applauds a gallant deed it matters not Johnson and burned it. Had Democrats
by whom done, is not a new but a natural
one. It is, as ever, by the nation's side. !
A President may falter, but that party
cannot. In the fact that Andy Johnson
was once an honored member of thia party
is found but a questionable assurance for
his constancy or sincerity hereafter. It
merely justiSes the hope, that after the
realization of more than the demagogue's
vainest dream.?, there may be true patriot
ism enough' left to urge a return to those
principles which the experience of his
whole life tell him to be correct. A new
party however, unless formed from the
wrecks of the late Union concern, is idle.
A man party may 11 up a part of the
allotted three ecot years and ten. A
national party, like the Democracy, can
die only with the Republic. Bnt in con
tending for the inseparability of taxation
and representation President Johnson is
only claiming a right which ninety years
ago touched a common chord -in the hearts
of our ancestors and nerved them for the
gallant contest which, made us a nation.
It was then that bid Virginia and other
Southern Colonies stood forth to aid their
Northern sisters, who now assume to play
the tyrant. This right, asserted by the
highest or the lowest in the land, will
meet but one response from all not basely
recreant to- the blood and name of an
American. We will sustain it ' But
there are other principles equally as dear,
whether ignored, condemned or endorsed
by Johnson, the Democracy can never
forget and will never surrender. Dead
issues! The atheist's sueer, the infidel's
eriticism, the cynic's doubts as to the
Divine inspiration of the Bible, are all
answered by the simple perfection of
Holy VV ord. As'a moral eode, time and
civilization, which fail in naught else,
suggest no improvement Iu the forma
tion of this Government surpassing purity
and statesmanship were exercised. All
that the head, all that the heart, all that
history," all that the past could present,
were consulted. ' Brilliant Mosaic ' Even
with the hignest caotiTcs and in the cool
est and most dispassionate moments, we
done this to Lincoln last year, or even to
Johnson a few months ago, the same
rabble incendiaries would have denounced
them as traitors, and howled for their
blood. According to their own rule they
are traitors now,
All Traitors ! -More than half the
Abolition organs throughout the land are
proving themselves treasonable, and their
followers are committing treason. They
are all self-condemned traitors, too, for
only a little whilo back they declared
that to oppose the Administration was
treason. Now, they are doing this very
thing are they nottraitors ?
TnK Real Rogues. In a late debate
in the Nevada Legislature upon a bill to
prevent persons from carrying concealed
weapons, a loyal member declared that
the citizens ought to be permitted to
carry weapons to protect themselves from
the police in Virginia City, who, he said
were " the greatest thieves aud rascals in
the land." The city government is loyal
and appoint none but loyal policemen.
A Shame. The ever-infamous Gen
McNeil, who murdered ten innocent men
in cold blood in Missouri during the war.
has been appointed by President Johnson
as Surveyor (of the port of St. Louisthe
most lucrative office in the West The
appointment was made in 'opposition to
Uke wish of the conservative Congressman
ot tliat Btate.
should hesitate long and consider well be
fore making Iny changes. But when the
attempt . at alteration is made" by a party
whose record ia written in revolution,
ruin, bloodshed and strife, whose objects
and purposes are confessedly partizan,
our duty is the most vigilant and untiring
Icpposition. Our fathers made the btates
Oxe Good Thing. The Jacksonville
Sentinel is informed by Mr. Ktdly, Reg.
istcr of the Land Office in Roseburg,
that the infamous oath hitherto for three
or four years required of donation claim
ants has been rescinded. Persons can
now obtain their certificate or patent
without being obliged to commit perjury.
The' Change JIost Needed. The
Washington papers Bay a movement is on
foot to purchase and furnish anothe
Presidential mansion. It is not a change
irf location or building which is so much
j needed just' now. It is a change of1 oc
cupants that the country would most
Exports. The Sierra Nevada left Portland for
San Francisco last Tuesday. ' She carried away
about $100,000 in treasure, and a cargo of 2,700
boxes of apples, 03 packages eggs,, 27 sacks pota
toes, and 5 cases merchandise.
To Victoria. Again a steamer is to bo put on
from Victoria to Portland regular tripe.
people. Speeches at the suuid were doliv
ereil bv () J
effect nionev wanted
Gold oiiened nt 1321 and advanced to 134.
and closed at 132J. Ksuhnnge is low er to
day than since the 23d of Mav last vear.
lien. Grant's Adjutant was killed on the
railroad in going to West I'oint with the
General, March oth.
Nashvillo, March 4. Through the absence
of conservative members of the Legislature,
and tho resignation of a largo number, the
I louse is without a (luorutu. This is iu con
sequence of the radical programme which
the cou "r vat ives hope to defeat.
Gov. ltrownlow has issued a proclamation
for elections to till vacancies. He condemns
the course of the rebel disorganiier and
calls upon the people to rally to the support
of loyalty, order mid law. llo bavs the re
signing member are candidates lor re-election.
Their design is to make the deud lock
DATES TO RXARCXI 9.
Chicnso, March 7. Moore, Radical, is
elected Mayor of Kochejter; X. Y., by 1081
majority. The AMitionists have aim! eleit-
l .Mayors iu Cmwcso and utica. in Jew
J. A. Kasson, M. C. from Iowa, ha been
jrrfttited ft divorce from hi wife, who a Imit-
hI adultery. 8ho i the dauchter of Thus.
tlliott, M C. from Mi.ouri.
Gen. U. D. Munev. late Private Secretarv
of the President, is charged with eml.ejstlip
yijyiUU ot public money while recruitn-.g iu
Cohen, a clerk of Duncan. Sherman & Co..
ha confcsed to largo euibexjtlonieiits.
Orent frauds nro reported discovered bv
lager beer brewera in Xew York to escaiit
A Quarantine of twentv-five da V i (Him.
pelled in Xew. York harbor upon vessels
from the Wext Indies, to prevent cholera.
iscw Hampshire tins poue Alxilttion. The
oto on Governor tood : Smith. Abo.. 30.-
500; Sinclair, Deni., 30,500.
The renusylvama Jmicrntic Convention.
March 5th, nominated Kemter Clymer of
uerm county tor governor, 1 he resolutions
endorse Johnson for his sentiment in the
annual message and the lute veto. Clymer
said in a speech the Democracy must rally
to his support.
Dr. Jayne, the great patent medicine man,
died iu Philadelphia, Starch 8th. azed 07
years, and worth several million.
loronto, March 8. 1 he Provisional Gov
ernment ha called for 10,000 volunteer to
be stationed along the frontier to cruard
against Fenian raid. The call create great
excitement. The rally to arms somewhat
resembles the American furor.
Chieniro, March V. The Pennsylvania
Union Convention veHterdnvrinmirinteil (inn.
John W. Geary lor Governor on the first
ballot, and adopted resolution declaring
that the" work of reconstruction belongs to
Congress ; that the national faith is pledged
for the payment of the public debt and the
protection of the freedmen : praising Gover
nor Curtin and Secretary Hunter ; and re
questing Senator Cowan to resign ; that filled
witn admiration ot tne patriotic devotion and
fearless courage of Andrew Johnson the
people of Pennsylvania express confidence in
him, and with the confidence ao expressed.
appeal to him to stand firmly by tho side and
repose upon the support of th loyal masse;
that the work of restoration necessarily be
longs to the law-making power, to dony
which imperils tho dearest rights of a repre
sentative government; a a preliminary to
that work Congress should carefully investi
gate conditions and declare term ; that,
generally, we approve the action of Congress
hitherto on this subject.
loronto, March y. .The popular rally un
der the call for voluutcers exceeds thirty
thousand troops. Uver two thousand arrived
here last night. Tho people are fully aroused,
and no man shirks his duty, lho most ex
citing rumors prevail of Fenian intentions to
invade Canada, and the government has
taken possession of the telegraph lines.
Preparations have been made to send troops
by rail to any point of danger at a moment's
notice, bt. Patrick 8 day is anticipated with
intense apprehension, and loud calls are
made on Presidont Johnson to interfere.
The city papers this fckrtTling give two col
umns of special dispatches from all parts of
Canada, ot tho popular excitement arid vol
Xew Orleans, March 8. The citv election
will be held on Monday, tho 12th. The
Democrats have unanimously nominated
Jno. T. Monroe for Mayor. Mr. Monroe
was Mayor under the Confederate rule when
General Butler captured the city, and subse
quently was connned nearly two years for
his refusal u take the oath ot allegiance.
He has not received Executive pardon, but
will doubtless be elected
Washington, March 9. A delegation of
Kentuckians visited the President to-day to
deliver the resolutions ot the c ranktort meet
ing indorsing tho President's veto message,
saving the peopls of Kentucky were impa
tient under the presence of the Freedroen's
Bureau, and having made great sacrifices
during tho war, now claim the right to exer
cise jurisdiction under our laws. The Pres
ident returned his thanks for the fexpression
of confidence peculiar ily gratifying at this
juncture, . which he regarded as the most
critical in the affairs tf the nation. To
attack and overthrow the Government by
force of arms was not mora dangerous to the
nation than an attempt to revolutionize and
undermine it bv the destruction of the safe
guards thrown around the liberties ot the
people in the Constitution. Our stand, said
the President, baa been no step backward ;
no other or higher evidence of our purpose
in this regard can be given than that already
furnished, and a hope to remedy ere long,
all the irregularities to which the people
have been subjected. Again do I assure you
that these demonstrations of confidence and
assurances of support are exceedingly cheer
A committee trom the Maryland jcgisia
re also visited the President with resolu
lion approving the President's policy. The
President fn'd he need not reiterate hi
former declarations. 1 lie people know-
where we stand, nnd it is a inoM gratifying
thought that there seem to he a ervMiillizn
tion of men that will in future MiHtain the
eonntrv and the principles on w hich it lives.
Men holding these principles must act as if,
no matter what the starting points, present
thinners must be met ami overcome.
The very emphatic manner in which N-e-
retarv Seward in conversation with member
.. ir. i ii.a i..
OI IJOUgriHS, niunor'l unit, urn ian: j iimi lhjm
taken by the President w as assumed through
his infOieiice, has excited much remark.
Raymond, of Xew York, in a dispatch to the
New York Times, denounced the statement
as malicious. We will probably have the
satisfaction of learning w hat Sew ard did ay
a related on the floor of the House. Ac
cording to those who heard the language
used, it w as exceedingly intemperate. Sew
ard reiterated bis indorsement of every point
in tho President1 speech, und said in his
opinion there was not at present a single
traitor in the South.
Chicago. March l. The following biter
from President ,Iohnon to Governor Sharkey
uppears in the voluminous report to Congress
concerning the process of reorganising the
Southern States :
Execi-tive Mansion, Aug. lo, 18(").
Wm. L. Sharkey, Jackson, Miss. 1 am
gratified to sen that you have organized a
Convention w ithout difficulty, nod hope that
without delay the Convention will amend the
State Constitution, abolishing slavery and
denying future legislatures power to make
nronerty in mnn. II you eouni extend me
elective franchise to all persons of color who
can read tho Constitution and write their
names, and to all persons of odorjwho own
real estate alued at not less than !?2"l, and
iiay taxes thereon, vou would completely
disarm the adversary and set an example
that other States will follow. Ibis vou can
no with perfect safctv, and vou will thus
place the Southern Mates in reiurence to
persons of color, upon the same basis with
the free Stntes. 1 hope and trust your Con
vention will do this, and a a consequence
the Radicals who are wild upon the negro
franchise, will be completely foiled iu their
attempts to keep the Southern States from
renewing their relation to the Union by not
accepting their Senator? and Representatives.
Anhhew Johnson, rresi'ieiu i .
Another instance of the testimony taken
before the Reconstruction Committee will be
reported to Congress next week, including
the teetimonv of General Lee. who sasbe
never took an onth to support the Confeder
acy, hrving alwavs purposely avoided it.
"Wash ington, March 8. The Tennessee
question continues to be the leu ling topic in
Congress. Iu relation to the resolution re
ported on Monday, a delegation of Congress
men, supporters of the President, wuited on
him lat evening, und roenved definite
assunincc that the resoluti-.n could be com
batted und would lie vetoed iT paused. The
President said lie cold not sign away his
own citizenship "by approving : resolution
that declares Tontiessee is out of the I'nion,
and need the action of the law-making
power to et back. Lively times may be ex
pected 'when the bull fully open eompeii
;t:.ng for the quietness of the past ten days.
All rumors about healing the broach between
the Presideut and Congress are fictiti"iis.
lie may have sent private letters, as reported,
to Sumner and Steven, regretting bis per
sonalities, but no (dive branch appears vn
the political horizon.
Maynnrd and Stokes, of the Tennessee
delegation, approve the Congressional plan.
Stoke made a speech in Xashville the other
day, declaring that Congress should not
admit tjn? Southern representatives without
mature delilerntion. nnd was right in de
mamling the test oath, and in taking time to
examine into the condition of Southern
States; He said it seeins to be regnrded as
a great outrage that Congress did not let
member right in, regardless of ell ques
tion, to draw pay and beg-n to legislate for
tho whole country, when half of these mem
ber elect had been in the rebel army, lie
said : " If I were in Conaress I would vote
against tho repeal of tho test uath till I froze
to my seat, lhe Lnion men of Tennessee
are particularly stiff in this matter because
they are determined that none but original
t'l ... i.n ... :.. .1 c. 'ft
i limn uit-u niiuii i uiu m uiu emit;. xut-j
have the power in theirown hands nnd menu
to hold it, although they exclude from suf
frage the rebel pardoned by the President.
If a division between the President and Con
gress should couioon the pending restitution,
the Unionists now in power in Tennessee
would bo pretty suro to be against tho President."
It is too early to speculate as to the ma
jority renort in the unner House of Conirress.
There i a ycry decided objection to it on the
part of many L nion men.. Xodny was fixed
tor it consideration, ns there is great anx
ietv to disnosc of the finance and anoronria
tion. bill. It is hoped these will not be
called up before tho middle of next week
Among the testHnony submitted and accom
panying the report, i the evidence of Major
General Ihomas. ile say ho has studied
the condition of Tennessee, and his opinion
i that if protected by a small Lnion lorce,
the loyal sentiment would gain complete
ascendancy in a short time, llo don't think
it would bo safe at this time to removo the
troop, withdraw martial law or restore the
habeas corpus to the lull extent, r.ast len
nessee i perfectly safe. Middle Tennessee
is disturbed by personal enmities and hatred
much mora than by disloyalty to the United
State. The Union sentiment is daily ap
proaching a good loyal standard, and he
thinks the leeling will go on improving
The Speaker laid before the House a com
munication from Governor Worth, of North
Carolina, announcing the acceptance of
land donated tor an agricultural college
The House refused to receive the communi
cation, not 'recognizing any government in
Fullerton, formerly on General Howard's
staff, and notorious tor a briet administra
tion of the rreedmen's Uurau in Louisiana
has been appointed private Secretary to the
President, and will enter upon bis duties in
about ten days.
lho special report ot the uevenue com
missioner on the subject of distilled spirits
is a very elaborate document, showing that
the present tax ot two dollars per gallon kill
the legitimate nianutacturiiinvites lraud
and does not produce- as much revenue as
one dollar per gallon would.
Cnwuln or violntp ti'-ntntl'ty l.itv will ' c iTmnpOy
punixlieil. Hr l'li'dciick llnn-i- r- iti-t! tl'Ht lf?
lias no upprcle iisioini of nn.v limilili'. Ii4!i ving the
iiiovi iiii'iit u n In mo tn i nridi certnin -li t h)
tht xpcne of a few ilnpcF, wt.o niny f 't tben
m lvet into ilifliciilly l.y too mucli luilli in tlio bond
t.'lilrnjf'i. March 12. The .VnrYnrk bogielsiture
voteil iIuhii tin? n-M.ltilioii luvoriiig lhe oiht hour
uiov.'iiii-nt. The chiiki ho'ly udupM li-siilulions hy
a Hlriut pnrty volt- that t.'miri-'s Im.s full powr to
Icli-riiiiiio tlio mo!i f r ltn byjoti of Houthrrn
Ptntwi and to fi x I lira (iiiilili" aiioim of int.-tiiln.TS,
unit flint, whnltfoevrriliHerpii'4! nmy fsiifit. between
Kxectttivit ntnl bcfrtHintive powers in ini'ionirci
tM-cee-Hrv in liUiuil Hit; grcut ends, which peace
tlmtihl yield, -we nrt; nf opinion flint there should
not he tiueli a diversity either on ''em rat results or
method j( attaining tin; same, tin ideiuld produce
motility or fctcr puliliml relation.. Tlio New
York llcrnld p.'iys thc-o icnlu!i(,n (in- not t'i hfi
atlrihulcd t either the Wc-d or 'jreeh v faction.
hut an independent movement.
J li platJorm of the IViinHTlviiriia lici iihlicau
Convention excite tiun h comment, and i centr
ally approved by this party pr m ol that Ma'o mid
.New'lork. Jiie llfti;ihl in hob! unl rtnrfliw:.
phu in; the party in'ilircU aela,'"ti'mm with the
ndtuini-tralioi). The Stvr York Tribune ny it
will be lli-ltysburu over ajjnin, and applauds the
Convention for it bohlne, hut lias learn for the
reult. The World pity the Convent i.n was care
ful to praiye tha I'l-ciudcnt m!r for thin- h did
previous I the bi-jfintitn-r of the (treat wtk of re-
cointriKtmn, on which hi fume Hill rest if nue
ecsful. mid by which lie wdl be wrecked, if the
lacIK WHICH tun resolution t-onrev bv imt.iiciition.
beeorntt, that ei.ui-i-tt.-ii! y with his pic t record
reiiiiri" Jokiion to r-nouuea hi pr. -cut policy.
Thin resolution pirf it Lft arm around I'reMih nt
Johunou' neck nn1enlN him brother, while with
it. right it IhrusU tfyhi-r(ter under the. filth lib.
The Columbia. OcIVria. Kuipiiter, publishes the
following dispatch fiVm evUovernor Jobnsoo,
dated YVa.'diiu'toii, Marco 10:
Hear t4ir 1 have had a short interview with the
I'resi lent, Secretary of War and tiereral tirant.
rt I ii live tu tho rt mural of eolored tro "p.. 1 was
as-oiretl by fien. (Jrant that ' o.n a, he could
mil titute other troops they thould be removed,
and that in fact nucli cider lad already bttn
i-fitetl. Your truly, .1 . J. Johnson.
The .Secretary of War tranpinitted to the .Senate,
-n Wednesday, 7th in-t., information relatire to
tue cuiiftntcttoii of a telegraph f.oin New Orleans
to ran 1-raiidsco, au,J fr ,,,, s.-t. j,,! t. Portland,
On -Kon. The applicant a-"k lb it protection with
s-ubrbt. nee and transportation a far ni poxtibte
ho Fupplied by military oniiiiittnder at posits on
the route, iu roiiipc-ti-itioti f r which they propose
to trati.-mil ItoTt-rntnent tneSTBjes frve. The Scf-rt-t:iry
iays the applications w..re referred to Gen
eral tintnt, who rrei lumi-nd pryteeiiou but not
subfisU-ncs or traii'puttatiou.
v. iir.u.rr. w. M-var-To. k.u. Astmnwrn
O. MEALY Sc CO.
Steam Cabinet Manufactory,
Corner of Fust and Broad Albin Streets,
(Curlier Kust of J. Noit-roM Flore)
CITY OF ALBANY.
J" K WM' WVr..SIECTFlXI.
If announce to M- eitixeoi of Albany at
the piiblifi generally t'jat we
,re Still at the Old Stand,
.And we bave on band a large stock of
FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERY,
Of 11 cry Variety.
We are aliw prepared to da ill k:nd of
Of the moHt approved Style)
Aud iMtent Patterns.
A FULL SUPPLY OF EVEBYTIIINQ
THE MARKET DEMANDS
Always on band, at the
sates to rviAncii 14.
r r r
We have in connection wish oir Establishment
a i.AiKii: waAeiioom,
(up ftair.t in Foster' Uriclc on First street)
TO WHICH WE INVITE THE PUULIC,
And where a fu!l inspection ot
FURNITURE IN COZtZFLETS SETS
l.'un be baJ by perou winning t pnrehise.
C. MEALY 1 CO.
Albany, March 17, 1 SCO.
wAKEriEi.n. ! r
jvwn da via.
Cbi'-S!;o, March It. A man iippoe-l to bt the
notorious (ru'-i ilia Qumitr.l. wa am sled in New
Y-rk, aiol is in custody at Wihinct -n.
Home t it'ui-iis of M. Lon! bave pei-ntt?rl Urn.
Ho rniMii wiib a houpe worth $7i,OU0 an-1 a purse
T1i-j li :not rot bave el-cted tbe Msiyor in Xc-w
Orleans, an-1 three f the four It?criicr.
Kxirivairnnt t'rie are in eircuiaJ-'n ahtnt tbe
prt purnlivii9 by the Fenian for an attack on Can
ada. rwi i tv y is said to bave 25.tM'0 tiien
r- ady t i move, sn-I immense attpplie along the
fr-'tiik-r. Some U-h:k Ibe whole tbiug is for polit
est tfti-t in Canada.
Ti e London II. raid f.irs another nttemct will
he mads the c-'!nifi cummor to lav the At'autie
i he New ork Tun? intimate that thff F.tdi-
1 bave aban-loiK-'l a!I h-ipe of carrvinir through
e Pena'c any pr position to auv.-nd tbe Con-tiia-
un t warns 0n:;ra that it will pt to the wall
jiriginir tbu eonirovtry with the President.
Th Tribotie ures "t-verv advotato of eooal
;lit-t to pivv fiip't'irt tti I'ooliitle'a (Coii'crvative)
ropoitioti." tirovlry ay it is tHit what he d-
rt.4, but as a nic.iiis tu tbe end it t-hoold lm ac-
erpted. He fay-i KutniiL-r ia too wise in hi hud
nc--it. and not prae'ictl.
Tbij World :kva it i now certain that nne nt
adit-a! meanret e.tn pnvail. The Southfro ile-
ia!i..n imiy be hi pt t ut, but no further ai.-i.n l-
euts to tn ( onftiiu'ion. or anv nieasiires to hu-
iliate tbe people of tbe outa, can bo passed this
Tbu Herald condemna Conrre.s, enys it is fall
f faction and ret'-.- revolutionary fpirifs. that
itoort-" tne consntutional rstrictionj of its own
itiwira. that it hm usurped tbe right of the Su
preme Court to iut.-rptvt tha Cotif tltution by its
otc, that it ba made a . eotral Itirertory uf its
Dl'ainom Committeo of Fifteen, and endeavored
i .tipcrt-'-de tbe Prvfident and impeach him. It
not a lnn"r. Mj un b.-r t.ie C on;t.tutton, bat
ction covarr ins in dfiani-eof it. It is from "his
very point in tbeifr history thit free governmeota
tumble into despotism.
Tha B.ton Advertiser mv anr'neanre whuh
wonld ati'v the t-uniDi-'r Itadieais mu-t be added
to the Ion? list of impracticable prvjectn. It fears
A Chicago dispatch ?avs Doolittlo'a amendment
aa:ng representation upon leai vote?, is approved
by the n egt'.-rn press, inclu-ung Radicals, ao it t?
able to be construed that a i-tate mav or may not
discriminate on account of race or color.
DATES TO MARCH 12.
Galveston, Teza. March 8. The Convention
laid on the table a motion to make white inhabit
ants tbe basis of representation. A motion to
strike out tho word "white" was lost 26 against
ii. A motion to leave it optional with the legis
lature to fix the basis of representation was lost
20 to 38.
New York, March 10. Twenty distilleries in
this city have been seized for delraudi-g the rev
The Fenian excitement runs high. Fabulous
sums of money are -pouring in from sales of bonds
of the Irish Republic. ' Tha Canadian Govern
ment has instituted strict surveillance of paasen
ears' baggage aud freight coming into the prov
inces. Bwhop .Lynch, Catholic, has denounced
tho Fenians. It is expected the Government will
stop the public celebration of St. Putriok's day
for tear ot an outbreak.
The Union Pacific Railroad will be opened to
Fort Riley, 134 miles, on the fourth of July with
special celebration of the event. The Leavenworth
branch, joining the main line at Lawrence, will be
oompleted during May. It was expected they will
soon commence tha branch from fortKeliey down
the Neosho valley.
Tho Arlington estate has been ordered to "be d
vided into lots for lease to freedmen. under pos
sessory title of the United States, which has pur
chased the same tor taxes.
The Attorney General, who is making a list
pardons, in answer to an inquiry of tho House:
will show about 15,000 pardons, mostly under the
Secretary Peward officially assures the British
Minister that any attempt ry t enianst mvad
WAKEFIELD, SETTLEM1ER & "CO.,
Tff Fr tu and aft -r lhe 15th day of March,
JO'S KIM I DAVIS is admitted into out firm. Mr.
Iivi, having pun based the right, title and in
t -reft of 1h. W. . ALEXANDER in the firm,
takt hi. place and assumes all hi debts, due
and liabilities iu tbe business. '
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
DSllGS AXD MEDICINES,
Glass, Kerosene Oil,
TOII-KT ARTICLES! t
Surgeons, Fine Toilet and otaer
Hair. ail, Tooth, and Paint
liruslK-, or all Varieties,
Combs &.c, &.r.
ToTaaoco, SnufT and Cigars,
Of 'l brands.
Candies, Nut3, Raisins, Pigs, &o. .
Agents for all Popular and ValsaMa
Carefully compounded, and orders
at.ernlc 1 to with care and dis'pat'ib.
PhysicUc in the Interior and Faraiers
Will find imr sUtt k of Medic-incs e-mplete, wr
ranted genuine, and of the best qaality.
Our store is in lhe Fire Proof Erb-V on First :
strtet, ntar jiiMsit-i J. U. iscbner & Co. store.
Albany. February 24, 1S68.
SELL1WC OFF I
AT II. OIjIVER'S!
Xexr York. March 7. Tho dates to Europe
are to reu. i:!?.
The suspension of the habeas corpus in
Ireland was received witli universal arproba-
tion. Tho nyir whown v tho Government
had a favorable effect, lho act authorized
tho arrest and detention until March 1st,
lKCi. of any person implicated iu the con
piracy. The police are making a lare
nural)er of nrrcstf. including American em
issariefi. ' The military are beins strongly re
n forced. Order continue? to be maintained,
id all supjo.ed to belong to th order of
A bill passeil the House of Ijord1 author
izinz the UoverDtnent to take possession of
the telegraph vrircs ot Ireland, if necessary.
V reform bill has been introduced into the
House of Commons extending the franchise
to all males over "I years of acre.
tjiiaustonc declined to shed any light on
what the uovernment proposed to do.
1 here was a message trom the Uueen pre
sented to both Iluuses, asking that provision
be made for the iTincess Helena s approach
ng marriage and tor 1'rince Allred on com
ing of age.
Tho Bank of England had reduced the rate
of discount to 7 per cent.
lhe cattle plague was increasing.
In tho House of Commons, Feb. 23d, the
Attorney General defended tho course of the
Government during the American war. Giad
stone, in reply to an inouiry, savd he regret
ted that the subject had been brought up
but believed that public opinion in America
condemned xenianism, although heintiniat
ed the American Government had not be
haved well in the matter. He said it would
be undignified to complain uutil some public
act was committed.
In a revolution in Romania Prince Consta
had to abdicate and Count Flanders was pro
vessels at London which were fitted out for
the Chilean Government.
The condition of Fenian affairs remains
unchanged. Arrests continue plentiful in
all directions and arms and ammunition are
frequently seized. The military force in Ire
land is to be turther augmented.
I now offer for Sale the En
tire Stock I have of
GREISN AND DOMESTIC DRY GOODS.
Ladles' Dress Gooods
Trimmings and Bonnets, .
Ladles' and Children's Hats,
Men and Boy's Clothing,
Furnishing Goods, Hats & Caps, .
Boots, and Shoes, etc.
All of which I ana gelling
BELOW- COST I
In order to close oat that portion of my bnsineea.
Call at my well-known Store on the toath sido
of First street, first door east of the Pottofiie.
Alhany, lareh 10, 1SC6.
STOW IS THE TIME !
RARftAIWS TfrBr" HAD!
COME ONE AND ALL!
FAR AX 19 REAR !
TO THE LOW PRICE RETAIL STORE OF
nd see for- yourselves if you can't get anything
kept in a
Bry Goods or Grocery Store,
At very Low Prices for Cash or Trade.'
CASH PAID FOR PRODUCE AT ALL TIMES
Remember to come to the Store of
Albany, Fob. 17, 1860. R. CHEACLE.
FROM LOCKETJO LIFE SIZE!
CHEAPER THAN ELSEWHERE
IN THE STATE!
THOJXPSOX & PAXTOT..
fE RECENTLY EXLARGE2
T ? or li4iery, and have now the larijeat tky-
lipht and best arranged rooms this aide of Saa
We have the Latest Imnroveed Icatraaientft
and ose the bet material ; and we hare fpared n
expense to have thing right, ia order thai-wa may .
give our Patron a
FIRST CLASS PICTURES.
With onr present Skylicht of 224 sonars feet w J
can take Good Pictnrea in all kiudi of Iresrher and
at all times of day. 2s one need wait fnr a elefcr
day eome any time, late or erly, and we iam't
mike you a good picture we will not let yom ttJk
away a poor one.
W e hare snpenor arrange men ta for takbsj
And are said to have more ratieom thn fimoua
Job of old. Ko Patron erer saw na ont of hamor. .
We defy eompct'tion in
Crtll at onr elegant and capacious UalWrr
First the'chicf business street, south siUe. iddU
of the block, and examine our specimen pictures.
,,u THOMPSON A PAXIOX.
Albany, November 18, 18&5.
100,000 POUNDS OF WOOL
For which ive will pay the
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE.
W, W. PARRISn & CO.
Alhany. January STth. 1?C.
NOTICE. ' 'Jf J
STOCKHOLDERS TAKE KO
tice thatfct meetinS held at thir ofSoe en
the 7th day of March. 1866, the Directors of tho r
Lmn County Agricultural AsociaUon levied aa
assessment (Ao. 1) of Fifteen dollars per share on
each and every share of li, Capital Stock of said
Company-, payable, in raid
Secretary ot the Company within ten day from, ;
the date of this notice.
Albany, March 9, 1800. Jw
HATKfG SOED OCT OUR En
tire stock of mcrthandise to D. Werthan
Uo., we would request all persons knowing them
selves indebted to ua to eome and settle up fort- .
with, as oue of us intends to leave for EuroP ,
Anly' vr v,, -J.LVY4BRa
Albany, March 1, 18G6. -
K. B. Call at once at the old stand.
ffl TX? OF SALT, FOR SALS
JJchraishy J. FLEISCHNEK t CO.