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The Linn County Democrats Convention will
assemble In the Canrt House in tins city on next
Thursday, March 22.1, at n o'clock.
The Democratic Precinct Moedoga throughout
Lion county take place to-day. Th Albany Pre
cinct Meeting will roccUt the Lower School House
at 1 e'elock, fr. X. A tul attemUnao is expected.
iOLtx coi.viifcox i extiox.
The Iemoerats ef Polk f ount)
are requested to meet in their several prcetnrU on
THURSDAY, MARCH 22,1, at 1 o'clock, for the
purpose of ehoosing Delegates to attend the County
Convention to be held at Dallas, on SATURDAY,
MARCH Slst, tae eet Six Delegates M the State
rnnVintMH 1 P. Haul i I I .
untied to Delegates a follows, to wit :
Dallas, ; Bridgeport, 2 5 Lnekiatnutte, 9 :
X.ane, 6 ; Monmouth, 8; Eola,7 5 Bethel, 4 ; Salt
Lake, S Jnckson, 6 j Douglas, 3,
By order of the Conntr Committee,
, J. T. U THorSE, rh'n.
Dallaa. Polk county, Feb. 54, jsfis
TH3 EROWNSTCLLB TRAGEDY.
The phase thi horrible affair has attained nine
sar lat issue is most startling. The report first
brought last Saturday morning that Sidney Smith
aad shot hU wife and afterwards eat her throat
tad then mortally shot himwlf, was soon changed
Into a statement that the brother, Thos. Smith,
who was on the place at the time, and who origi
nated the Erst report, was himself the nmrderrr of
feets the dead. Ha was arrejtej ca Saturday, ami
oa Monday aa examination was held before Jus
Ueo Ellis of Brownsville. The examination closed
" on Tuesday, and suited in Smith's committal for
trial at the ensuing term of Cue Circuit Court fr
this county. Man-h 2Sth. There were a number of
witnesses examined, bat we h.e not been in
formed of the prwirt character of the t atimnnv,
farthsr than it wa prettv eonsdiuivo against tha
recused. S. A. John. Esq., hf Brownsville, p
pearcd fr the Stah. and Civanor A llAm, Esq.,
t f this city, for Smith. The chief witness for the
s roiheation, Ih&eldest daughter of the murdered
couple, a yonn lady of about 18 y.ars, was nut
among the witnesses. Sjha hd given her testi
mony before tha Coroner's jurt however, and then
tated positively that her uneia.Uie accused, was
5h murderer. , A younger daughter, a?ed about
19 years, also swore to th same terrible fact.
There are many reports of the dvtails of the
tSir in circulation, hut all renerailr ar?e on the
fallowing points, vii t That the accused had beta
living on the farm darin his brother's stay ia
Idaho, and since Sidney' return he went tjliva
with a neighbor. On tha fatal morning he went
over fc his brother's. Th.e bad been some
trouble between them jrrowln; out of the conduct
cf the aecs?e 1 ia Si.iaey'a absence. TLe story
jpes that he tied one of the girls in the orchard,
then proceeded fc the bloody work ; fiM he wem
to the bon-e and shot his brother ; next shot the
wife, but aot fataily, and she escaped iata the
orchard ; hi followed h-r, caught her. dragged her
into the smoke house a -ar the auj dwelling, and
there cut her throat. Mr. Cunningham soon after
rode by, and Smith called hia in, told blt that
his brotber Sidasy had killed bis wife ariUhen
hsaiwlf, and showed him Vee bodies. He appeared
to be greatly a;iUted over the affair, and ex
pressed cre.it sorrow. Oihcr were finallv called
a, and the developments made ltd to the anvst of
the aeeuseii. Be u son to answer before a jury
f his euntrynea npoa the frightful charge.
On Tuesday afUraoon he was brought to this
place and Is now eon 8 red, secunly choin.-d and
ak!eJ a stront room in tbe Court House.
It U ""vast to the eitiiens of Krnwnvil!e and
Ticinir:v. cf that the wild reports which tame
to this j.tac (jf!v in ihe week a'tiout the proposed
exeention of Sm-.t'a by a mob or committee of resi
desta there had not a particle of foundation in
fact. There was no other disposition manifested
thtm to s;ive the aeensoda fair, iranartiij exsraina
tiow, and to extend to biin all the rights one in his
wretched condition is pusranteed by law and to
the fullest extent. Good order characterized the
.. proceeding there ia every rcpeft.
T rJKCTEt College. A movement has al
ready been commenced and is be in g Yigorously '
prosceoted for the founding and endowment of a
College or Academy in this city. A handsome plat
of four blocks ia the southern portion of the town
ite, eomprising aboat sevta acres, has ben do
atHi towards that object by Mr. Thomas Mon
tUh. Messrs. Joha Conao, Jacob Koreross and
J it. II. Fot.T have been appoint-. Trances, and
tha Rev. E. R. tieary is anciinrised to receive sub-
. seriptifcs for the work. The Journal says the in
stitution wiit be under the surkrvisioB of the Pres
bytery of Oregon, connected with the General As
sembly of the PresbjU-riaa Church of the United
Cuk-tes, ia perpetual trust, for secnlar edecational
pBrposes. The mb authority states that Mr.
Geary is meeting with encouraging suceess ia gct-
1 Ca j subscriptions.
Kraicai. ExraaTAissKXT. From the papers
f w leara that the eitUens of Eugene City and Cor-
TIIis hva lately been entertained by the rare and
' sii joe perform aoce of Messrs. Barney aad Woods,
i aad that ia each piaee fall and apprecir,tive audi-
etsces greeted them. They are especially oVsenr-
of popular support. Mr. Barney is unable' to
srk above a whisper from a terrible bronchial
. aUiag and Mr. Woods has the misfortune to be
esfirely blind. Bat imperfect as one is in voice
aad totally deficient as the other is in sight, there
i S.vHther imperfection nor deficiency in their mn-
ial performances. As violinists and guitarists
tkey have few rivals and no saperi-rs in Orejron.
And a violin duett they have composed is really
a jir &terpieee both ia air aad execution. We
hm they will jrive an entertainment in Albany
btk.ra long. If they do, let them have a crowded
FrRXtTtraB. This is tha season of year when
, ptrns csaally make changes ia or additions to
Omit fcoafehold furnitura, tAnd it ia at this sea
. to, that Farnitore and Cabinet Ware Macn
, fuUrert aad Dealers make it w point to have oa
1.34, oen to the inspection of the publio, a stock
of. the taoet attractive, suitable, choice articles,
rWaad eleyaat, or plain and neat, or strong and
i 4 table, as the means or tastes ef purchasers may
cavern tbeta la their selections. In this connce
j ti we may call the attention of our reader in
this section to tlie fact that at the lare steam fur
t. Bi'jire ttaaufactsriuj? establishment of C. Meatey
. t Co., ia this city, they can find na of the most
eoieplcta and extensive assoi-tments of furniture
. aad cabinet ware to be seen in this V alley, where
tbey ean pnrcha$e ail-manner of articles ia that
lise at very lew prices. Read their advertisement
. 1 eail at their wareotaa to inspct their splcn
. -1 furniture if yen wish to bay.
! Jr arK x. Tbe following . named persons have
l -n drawn for jurymen for the Terra of tha Cir-
-;;t Cwrt for Ua eonnty.to eoomenoe Monday,
Ureh "6;h : J. C Snodrass, g. T. Jones, Miles
t'ary. II. J. C Averill, M. C. Chambers, Jaa. Fin
. -lys'oa, Airred Powell, Horace Farwcll, Wm. B.
'- - re. Carpus Sperry, J. W. Jones, J. B. Coyle, J.
i. Eeed. Wra. iioMah a, Strowder Fro man. Wm.
'icherd. Mart '.a Payne, Alex. Brandon, A. H.
. , ,!) heck. X. Bissra, DUIoa lloskina. Jliltoa
Jo. Taornpsoo, Chaa. Wiliiaia, E. II. Ran
U. C. A. IS ye, Aathony Cannon, David Shearur,
Ali-Bghaa. Wa. P. Anderson.
CaAVGK or Fia. By advertisement ia this
yxft it W21 te eea that Dr. W. F. Alexander
lirklidraw from tbe Craa of Wakefield, Pettle
- r.X Co., aal Joseph Davis, ha via- purchased
1 j 3 Wrest ia the business, assumes his piitce in
ia firm. Their dru? store is the finest and most
" -Kf Jete this U8 of Portland, and they also have
: tveisire stock of aaurted goodj of almost
: HiiiEf- D- 3XansSeli's wharf boat, which ae-
r '-:t!'y suek last week, was raised early this
i. restored to its accustomed place, and is now
I r ht a ri3. Teady for tbe lar ding of gteamers,
. raeepuon and -orage of freight. ,
Arrws. We are indebted to Mr. M.
jraiT, who owns the pioneer ferry here, for a
sack of delicious eating and fine eooking ap
- lion '"at this office daring the week.
Hams TBtsvES-We learn that three horses
- oa Thorsday morning from a fanner
: -r rwESTine. The suspected parties are two
J - ? men, ore of whom has hitherto borne a fair
-er. OScers have gtce ia pursuit.
'Tsnci-t.. E- A- Freclaad, School District
, reports a t:tal of 11 aouls ia this Dietrict
'a the ?s of four and twenty-one year?, of
-a 173 are tiers and lao "-iris. -
TROI IIIX IX TIIKllt AIS.
The Abolitionists mo renpirtjj n very
lively crop of troubles in their precinct
meetings iu various places. Front good
friends in Lane county we learn that, in
Kugene, Coast Fork nml Lnneaster pre
cincts, the war rageil fiercely between the
llaJieals ami Johnson supporters. In
Kngene, l'engra, UnJerwooJ, Owen,
Stratton, ami that oM controlling eroWil,
vrere utterly routed ami totally whipped
by Mitchell ami his HaJical followers.
At Ccfetft Fork the precinct meeting etuleil
in "burst up," and at Lancaster, after a
stormy session the lladieals carried the
day, and instructed for Cranston for Con
In Polk we learn' there is a good deal of
strife aud inharmoniousness among the
Radicals and Johnson .men, and a split is
threatened in Yamhill. A friend in Or
egon City informs us that the veto has
most seriously distracted the Abolition
ranks. in L tacKttmas, ana lie naas, " a
mouth ago there was no sort of show for
-Ttl I a 1 . . a
us;, now we may by a scratch beat them
in this county."
From Douglas and Jackson similar
reports from authentic sources come to
us, and sag.ieious Democrats in Douglas
are quite sanguine that even in that late
Abolition stronghold our ticket will suc
ceed next June. A rumor reached us by
Thursday's mail that Gazley had " made
signs of abandoning the Blacks, and work
ing again in Democratic harness." He
may, but he will not do to trust.
From the Reporter of last Saturday we
infer that the defection in the Abolition
ranks in Jacksou county is very serious
and past cure. It is a war, a bitter war
of Radicals and Johnsonites.
Irt this couuty of Linn the two factions
so far keep their differences under better
check than in counties where there arc
less absolute managers. Rut the Aboli
tionists of Linn aro really s- completely
subjugated to the control of the oligarchy
in this city, that only a few of them dare
cntertaiu. let alone express, an opinion
until they have received their instructions
from the rulers here. Therefore, there i3
no open, puhlic, serious division yet. The
fact is apparent, however, that they have
small hope, if any, of carrying the State
election, and they feel they have not the
ghost of a chance to succeed in the
county. For instance, their precinct
meeting last Saturday was very slimly
attended only abou? forty being present
in all and the proceedings were charac
terized by a nioek-seriousness and stupid
solemnity almost funereal in manner. And
the whole thing was only an empty cere
mony. The oligarchy had ordered the
programme, and their obedient creatures
dutifully proceeded to perform their
allotted, prescribed parts. They will all
have a more solemn time next June
when they will be called upon to bury
their party carcase.
Most Welcome. We have received the
first number of the Eugene City News. This
new paper is published by Mr. J. B. Alex
ander, a printer, and an old resident of Eu
gene, whose Democratic record is unimpeach
able. The Xews is not a large sheet, but it
is on of the neatest in the State in point of
mechanical execution and general appear
ance Politically, it is eminently sound in J
the genuine Democratic faith, as the follow
ing extract from its Introductory will testify :
We shall strictly adhere to and defend
the pure, true and successfully tried princi
ples of our Democratic fathers, without any
modification, "reform," "reconstruction,'
or other innovation of politieal tinkers.
Although the Executive has" done one act
(an dthe only one in the last five years in which
the interest of the white man was considered)
we can see no consistency in their eagerness
to accept it as a sufficient guarantee of his
future policy. We don't propose to take any
stock ia the concern. He simply did a duty
he was sworn to perform, and no more. But
even this one act is cause for hopc an al
most imperceptible rift in the lowering storm
clouds which K&ve so long enveloped us a
faint glimmering ot daylight, after a dark,
horrible and alinost hopeless night. But
Andrew Johnson has been guilty of too ma
ny usurpations and acts of tyranny for Dem
ocrats ever again to confide in him acts for
which ho can never atone.
With "Johnson Democracy," "Conserv
ative Democracy," or any other nodenscript
hybrid political organization which has pil
fered the name of Democracy for the purpose
of deceiving the people in regard to their
true character and intentions, we have no
sympathy. It is tho same old Abolition
snake with a new skin, the same black, bit
ter, nauseous pill, with a very clumsy at
tempt at sugar coating beware of it.
We wish for the News a long life and big
The Umatilla Tragedy. This shocking affair
seems to be involved ia doubt and c n fusion. In
the past weak we have been shown letters written
by parties deeply interested in the living and the
dead who form the subjects of tho tragedy, and
these letters are strangely conflicting ia the prin
cipal particulars. Soma aver that Stonghton was
entirely guiltless of giving poison to Fry ; others
as positively declare that he did force poison down
tfoorge try tnroat, ana f ry stiu aaneres to me
jame statuiaeat. But whether Stoughain did of
did not attempt the life of Xicore Fry, no pallia-tion.-n
ba found for the . brutish murder of
St agbton by the Vigilantes, aad tho extreme rigor
of the law ought to bs enforced against the parties
ta that murder, as a terrible warning ta others of
the mb-law mardering school. A report from
Umatilla says tha counsel for the Stata have been
warned by prominent Vigilantes to desist from the
faithful perform an re of their duty, under dark and
fearful threats. We much mistake the character
of the legal gentlemen engaged to prosecute the
lynch-law murderers if they abate their proper
efforts one lot because of theso threats, and we
will not fe surprised if they made these threaten,- i-
ins a subject lor grana jury investigation.
Castox Citt. Late reports from Canyon City
give a very favorabla account of times and busi
ness there. The miners are very profitably and
steadily employed in their claims, trade ia lively,
and there bare been no Indian depredations lately.
Canyon City is one of the most flourishing mining
c&mp in tbe country.
Rise or rut Columbia. The Columbia river
ha besa rising during the past week or so, and
quite rapidlv. It rose three feet during Saturday
last at tao lalles.
Lots or Apples. The total amount of apples
shiptied from Portland to San Francisco by the
Pacific end .Montana on their last trips was 1 1,000
boxes. . ,
Washington, .March ft. In tlie IIousp,
nmlcr a i nil upon States for liills, etc.,
Wootllridge, of enuotit, offered a resolution
as follows :
VnKm:s, Tlu Itcpitltlii' of Mexico lnm
proposed to lirow lilty millions for thirty
years, at set on per eent. interest, i;ivallo
tteint luimmll v, an. I whereas the United States
is not imlilfereitt to tlse welfare of tltat ltt
Ksmit'irJ, That the Cnittvl States guaran
tee the payment of principle and interest.
Wooiihvitlc asked that the resolution be
read twice nml referred to the Committee on
Foreign Affairs. lUaine ohjeeteil, and there
being a tin vote, the NpeuUcr voted iu the af
firmative; si the resolution was receied,
rea l and referred.
Stevens, of Pennsylvania, offered resolu
tions, which were adopted, calling on the
President for information on the following
points : Ask how many persona worth 20,
000 he has granted epeoial pardon, with
their names; how much of the enemy's
property was seized and how much restored,
and whether the claimants ever served the
rebel cause : how much abandoned property
allotted to free.imen has been restored, stat
Price of Iowa, chairman of the Pacific
Ilailroud committee, introduced a bill for the
organization of a company to construct a rail
road atvi tciegrapii irmn ruget fMtunil to tne
Columbia river; read twice mid referred.
The House then went into committee of the
whole on tha appropriation bill.
Kingham, of Ohio; from the Reconstruc
tion Committee, reported tho following Joint
Wuekeas, The people of Tenuesseo have
ma 1 known to Congress their desire that the
Coitst itutioual Vc!ationH heretofore existing
luetwcen litem and the United States shall lie
fully re-etallished, and did, on the .VJ.l of
Feb., l Sii ). b v a large and popular vote adopt
and ratify a Constitution republican in form
and not inconsistent with the Constitution of
the United States, and tin State (Jovernment
has been orgauiaed uuder the proisions
WjiEr.E, The people of Tennessee are
fmnd ti bo in cotiuition to exercise the func
tions of a State in the Union and exercise the
same by consent of the law making power of
the United States. Therefore,
V.VWm, That the State of Tennessee is
hereby deelaved to be one of the United
States, on an eiaial footing with other States,
upon express conditions that the people of
leunesse will maintain and enforce n good
faith tin present constitution and laws, ex
eluding t!ioM v ho been enpigeil in the re
bellion against tbe United States from the
elective franchise for the respective periods
of time therein provided, and shall exclude
the" came persons for like per'mds from eligi
bility to otiice, ami that the State shall nev
er assume or pay any debt incurred in aid of
the late re:c:liu. nor ever in anv manner
c!a":ui from the United States, or take allow-
ance or compensation tor the slaves eiuanc
pated, which conditions shall be ratified by
The joint resolution was read a first arid
second time, and 0:1 motion of liugliam, re
committed and ordered printed. Bingham
also presented the memorial and the testimo
ny relating to Tennessee, with accompany
H gets, f New Jersey, offered a minority
report i.f himself and (J rider, of Kentucky,
which takes the ground that Tennessee is al
ready in the Union nod had never been i-ut,
and this, with a resolution that the members
elect be sworn in. Ordered printed.
Washburn, of Illinois, says that Trumbull
of liiin-iis, and himself dissented from the
majority report, and would file thpir reasons
hereafter. The grounds for their dissent are
that the resolution does not afford sufficient
guarantees for fidelity, uor prwtect the freed
n:en. March, T. In the Senate, Wilson of Mas
sachusetts, offered a resolution, which was
adorned, instructing the judiciary committee
to inquire what legislation is necessary to
pi'otcet officers of the army from arrest by
civil process for acts done iu obedience to or
ders. Davis, of Kentucky, offered a resolution
for a stutidin committee on the abuses of
(.arret Davis made a speech declaring that
we might see iu this laud two bodies, one
composed of Southern Representatives and
Senators tlnd Democratic and Conservative
members from the North, and the other of
Republican members- alone. Each of these
h)die3 would claim to be the Congress, and
tho President would be obliged to recognize
one or the other. As the former body would
be a majority, why would the President rec
ognize it as the lawful and legitimate Con
gress of the United States? Davis said he
lielieved Jackson would have done this, and
ho hoped Johnson would invite the Southern
members elect to the city to unite with the
other men he had designated, and recognize
thfm as the Congress.
The House Select Committee of Freedmen
this morning reported a new Freedmen 'a Bulin tbsrhiil, and in lieu thereof, that all citisens of
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reuu 11:11. ik dMiiiiiucs mu uct unuur wmc.it
the present bureau was organized for three;
allows the appointment of two additional As
sistant Commissioners, under direction of the
President, and when the same tdiali.bo nec
essary, divides the various districts info aub
districts, and provides for the appointment
of ajrcnts for the same.
The bill retains that section of the vetoed
bill which set apart three million acres of
public lands in Mississippi, Alabama, Flori
da, Louisiana and Arkansas, for sale to freed-
men. Tho Sea Island section has been
changed, but it provides that the present oc
cupants shall not be disturbed for three years
from the date of General Sherman's field or
der, unless provision be mado for them, with
their written consent and the approval of the
commissioners. Military protection is ex
tended all over the States lately in rebellion,
in respect toAll cases involving the rights of
the ireeumcn, till the orainary course ot ju
dicial proceedings shall be restored, and the
States shall be represented in Congress.
B utwellaud Washburn submitted their
minority report from the Reconstruction com
mittee, "that a further condition be added to
the admission of Tennessee, and that in reg
ulating the franchise no distinction be made
on account of race or color.
The resolution adopted by Congress pro
viding that hereafter tho vignette of no liv-
nz person shall be placed upon the fraction
al currency was passed in consequence of the
removal ot the vignette 01 asmngton trom
the last issue of five cent notes, and putting
in its place that of Spencer M. Clark, the
person in chanro of the Note Printing Bureau
of the Treasury Department. The act was
done on tho hitter's solo responsibility.
The recommendation of the Controller of
the Currency for an increase of $100,000 in
the amount of the National Bank Currency
was rejected in the Ilouse ayes, 117, noes,
II : one of the most decisive votes of tho ses-
In the ITouse, Iligby of California, on
leave, introduced a bill granting the right of
way to ditch and canal owners in California
over public lands. . -
Wilson of Iowa introduced a bill provid
ing that hereafter the Supreme Court shall
consist of the Chief Justice and three asso
ciates:. Passed. Wilson remarked that he
should be glad to make further regulations
as t vacancies occurring.
March 8. The Senate devoted the day to
debate on the Constitutional Amendment,
fixing the basis of representation. Wilson,
of Massachusetts, made the principal speech
in favor of the amendment, predicting that
it would secure universal suffrage within five
years. He opposed the idea of forcing uni
versal suffrage upon the States by positive
law. - ' .
Henderson of Missouri, offered resolutions
declaring that Congress has the whole power
to determine on the plan of reorganization
and requiring Joint Committee on recon
struction to report a law by which States
may be organr.ed.
Poinerov, of Kansas, made a long speitdi
in favor of universal suffrage,.
The House Committee on the Pacific Ilail
roud has reported a bill granting lauds to aid
the construction of a rail is md ami telegraph
from the Central Pacific Knilroitd in Califor
nia to Portland, Oregon, or to tho navigable)
waters of tin Columbia, in Oregon. The
grant is twenty sections per mile for one
hundred miles northward, and for one hun
dred miles southward from tho line between
California and Oregon, and ten sections per
mile for the balance of tho lineA
Ilnth ItnusM of Congress have panned a resolu
tion completing the transfer of Berkley and Jef
ferson counties from Old Virginia to West Virgin
ia. Meanwhile the Iticlinionil Legislature has ap
pointed Commissioner to visit tho Wheeling Lejr
Iflatu ro in liuhulf of re-union, or at least to endeav
or to negotiate for the niuinpllon of part of lie
old Htato debt -
March 0. The Peiinto intvaslx hours esslnn
on tho Constitutional AninndmeatJ ting (lie basis
of representation. Mr. Fessenden ctfcedjihe de
Imto in one i,f the most acathinf review of the
Intu speeches made, nnd which was listened to in
the 8etmt, received with keen relish on tho floor
nnd in the galleries, Jlo held up thu si holarly at-Iniiitin-titH
of the Massachusetts Senator in compar
ison w it It what seems to bo practical legislation,
with a lively strain of ridiculv. Ho ppoke for two
hours defending the Keeoniit ruction Committee
from the charge of representing this ns a party
mensiire. or attempting to do indirectly wlint could
not be done directly, snylog it was wi-e legislation
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10 uihi ntm mi utt nu uiau iivmt'ix i:iai llie pru-
pi-sed amendment was auv compromise with liu-
mnn rights, saying ho preferred the judgment of
nine-tenths o! thosn with whom lie usually acted,
tlienlino.it uuaniinoiis voice of tbe b'val presa ami
people; to that of Mr. Putnner. f?o lone aa he had
the former with him, ha could get along without
Mr. Sumner n-plied chtirctM-itne the amend
ment as two-sided. The Senator from Maine sees
in it only the limitation of the political power of
the South, while he (Sumner) saw in it the dis
franchisement of a radical.
ilr. Wil-oii made a few remarks stating that
he was In fuvor of Sir. Henderson's proposition
to nbtitnte for the pending amendment, tho fol
low ini words : " No i?tate iu prescribing the o,uul-ilb-ations
for electors therein, dtnH discriminate
ayniit any person ou account of race or color,"
which wn rejected. Yeas, 10: noes, 37. The
yeas were les-rs ftroyn, Chandler, t'lark, Hen
derson. lli we. Potntrnt, Puinner. Wade, Wilson.
T lie sulisiitute heretofore ottered by Mr, Puin
ner estatdishing universal suffrage by Congress
with tho penal amcuduieut, was lost yeas 8 ;
noes 39. The yeas were ltrown, Chandler, Howe,
I'omeroy, f-uuincr, Wado, Wilson and Yates.
The substitute offered by Mr. Clark : That
whenever the elective franchise shall be abridged
in any State on account of race, color, descent, nr
a previous eondiiicn of servitude, by any law 11 ot
equally applicable to all races and all pcrsoi s,
such excluded person sball be excluded from the
basis of representation, was adopted. YeaaSj;
Iivia offered an amendment, to have the prop
osition submitted to the legislatures hereafter to be
chosen, which was njected 12 ayes. , HO uocs.
Snmuer moved to amend by iusertiug that all
persons dt nii d representation shall be excluded
from taxation of all kinds, which was rejected by
I or 5 majority. Other proposition were moved
but v- ted down not so much oa their general mer
its as because the Penate was determined to vote
on tbe main question, nnembarrassed by side is
sues.' This vote was reached at a quarter before
six r. m., on the passage of the amendment as it
came from the House. Mr. Clark having witb-
irawn his amendment, there being onl v a differ
ence of phraseology. The vote stood. 25 ayes to
22 noes, not two-thirds. The following were tbe
Anthony, Chandler, Clark, Conness, Cragin,
Crcsswi-ll, Ftssenden, Foster, Uritnes, Harris.
Howe, Kirkwood, Lane, of Indiana. Mclougoll,
Morgan, Morrill. Nye, Poland. Ilamscy, Sherman,
Sprngne, Trumbull, Wood, Williams aud Wilson.
The noes were Hrowu, Bnekalcw, Cowan, Davis,
Pixon, poolittle. Outline. Henderson, Hendricks.
Lane of Kansas, Nesmith, Norton, Pomeror, Kid
dle, Haulsburv, Ftewart, of Stockton, Van Winkle,
Willey aad Yates. Foote, Howard and Wright
The ehair announced the joint resolution hav
ing received less than two-thirds vote, bad failed.
Henderson immediately moved to reconsider the
vote, which was carried, the object beiug now. tbe
proposition had failed, to see if aome argument
could not be eff -el i on one of tile nameroiia prop
ositions axing tne basis ot representation en quali-
.Messrs. Doolittle, ftewart. Conness and frther-
mfcn. proposed amendments te this effect, and the
Senate got into a general wrangle, and it becom
ing npparaut that nothing eould be settled to-nieht.
Ma-. Fesi-cnden moved that the whole suhject be
postponed until next ibursdav, which was agreed
to by general consent, and the Senate adjourned
Until next Monday.
Dootittle's amendment provides that after the
census or IS, , and each succeeding eensus, the
representatives shall be appointed by the several
States which may be included within tbe Union.
according to the number in eaoh State of male
electors over twenty-one years of age, qualified by
the laws thereof, to choose members of the most
numerous branch of the Legislature ; and direct
taxes shall be apportioned among the several States
according ta tbe real and taxable property in each.
The House resumed tha consideration of the
Senate bill to protect all persons in their civil rights
Bingham, of Ohio, spoke against tha bill aa be
ing, ia aome respects, unconstitutional.
Schellaberger, of Ohio, spoke Ave minutes in its
Kldridge, of Wisconsin, moved to lay tho whole
subject on the table, which was lost, ayes 32, noes
US. Pending the argament, aa amendment was
offered by Bingham, to strike out everything penal
tktf C ruled Htatos injured by a denial or violation
of any of their rights, shall be secured aad protect
ed in tho right of action in the United States courts,
with double costs in all cases of recovery, with
out regard to tUo amount of damage inflicted,
which was rejected ayes 37, noes 114. The vote
was then taken on the motion to recommit to the
judiciary committee, which Mr. Wilson desired
withdrawn, but could not. Tbe previous question
having been ordered, tba bill was recommitted
ayes S2, nxig "0.
Kaymond asked when the Wars and Means
Committee would report on the snhject uf internal
yevenue, and Morrill replied that the committe had
hoped to report ere this, and would do so at an
early day, embracing tax on cotton and inoomes,
with var ons reductions ' n tbe latter.
The House then went into committee of the whole
on the bill regulating trade with tbe British prov
March 11. In the Sonate, Mr. Grimes offered
the memorial of tho Iowa Legislature, asking for
the speedy trial of Jen. Davis, which was referred
to tho Judiciary Committee.
In the House, Mr. Ashley, of Ohio, offered
resolution that the Library Committee inquire into
the expediency of purchasing the portrait of Josh
ua xv. UiUdings, now on exbitutton iu tha Capitol
Mr. Eldridge, of Wisconsin, demanded tho ayes
and noes, with the following result aye$, 78;
Mr. Garfield has been instructed by the Ways
and Means Committee to report ia part the oliangea
in revenue law already agreed on. The tax on in
comes has been fixed at 5 per cent on all over $1,-
000. The tax on schedule has been thrown off.
except on billiard tables and oarriagea worth over
$300. Cotton Is taxed 5 cents per pound, payable
not by tne planter, but monthly by tbe manufac
turer or exporter. Tha tax of $1 per barrel on
crude petroleum is removed as is also that on
transportation. Tbo tax oa whisky baa net been
Mr. Julian introduced a bill fixing eight hours
as a day a work for all Uavcrnment employees,
which was read twice and referred to the Judiciary
Spaulding, of Ohio, introduced a joint resolution
declaring that tha Act of June 30th, 1S64, shall
not be so construed as to exempt United States
notes and certificates of indebtedness not bearing
interest, from local taxation, and moved tbeir ref
erence to the Committee on Ways and Means, with
loave to report at any time, and demanded the pre
vious qnestion. He was seconded by Mr. Stevens,
who hoped the gentlemen would make the refer
enda. Mr, Wentwortb said be would soarcely ob
ject to a reference of atay thing now, since the guar
an tee of the Mexican bonds was refused. Mr,
Spaulding wants to tax greenbacks in States. It
ia aa mud as I ean do to carry interest-bearing
bonds without taxation. Mr. btevens said
move to lay the resolution on the table It is rank
repudiation and nothing else." The previous ques
tion was reconsidered, and the motion to lay it on
the table resulted, ayes 12 noes, SO. The reso
lution was then passed.
March 13. The Senate rejected a motion for the
third reading of the bill to admit Colorado as a
State into, the Union Ayes, 14; nays, 21.
Sumner introduced propositions to amend the
The House paired tbe civil right bill as amend
ed ayes, 11 & 4 noes. 18.
The fortification appropriation bill passed. In
it $90,000 is appropriated for works on Alcatras
Islaad, and $250,000 for works at Fort Point.
tiv.ns or co.NiNTi:.Nt Y.
Under the editorial caption of " The
Hight Kind of Talk " in the last Albany
Journal tho ihhuo of March 9th we
find the following resolution, passed by a
" Union" Precinct Mentingat llarrisburg
in thin county, and in the prefatory edito
rial remarks nil the resolution.1 aro en
dorsed "to the letter." llore is the
firmifortt. That Andrew Johnson I ocn Presi-j
dent, and that his noble acts and miflVrlngB in do-'
fi'nse of the Union, both against Southern traitors
nnd Northern sympathizers, have einlenred liim to
tin? people, nnd' ttmt, huving faith in hi integrity
and lovnlty, ne will sustain him in the arduous
bttisk of mul; ins soeure the results of tho war.
On turning to the le'ader in the Jonrnal
of March 2d, we find the following :
In regard to tho differences which buvo caused
the hreuch between Congress and tho President, in
the absence of full details, there it no better method
by which we ran form an opinion than to take
into consideration the character of those who In
dorse the views of each. Taking this as a basis
we here declare unhesitatingly, deliberately and
uncuivoi ally in favor of Congress. We find the
delegations from this c"S!t divided. Williams nnd
Cnnues, in whom the loyal peoplo of Oregon and
California have perfect cuiitidctice, together with
all except six Cuioti Senators, stand together
oppose I to thu I'ri-nident's views. lrnnken Me
llougut, slippery Nesmith and all of tho Copper
head funnier, voted in favor of the I'residont's
policy.. In the House, the Union members almost
to a mnn, stand firm beside the Union majority in
the Stmtte. Throughout the nation, as far as the
teU'grnph has -brought us intclligenoe, the Union
iiiamm espouse the side of Congress. Legislatures
and Conventions, composed of loyal meu, have
everywhere declared in favor of the views of the
legislative brunch of the (ioverinnciit. All tho
loyal newspaper, with the single exception of the
New York Titties, ceusurc the 'resident and com
mend Congress; while such delectable theet as
the World, the lny Hook, ar.d every other treason
besotted vender of billingsgate throughout the
whole of the loyal States eulogize the frcsideut
for taking "a step in the rir,ht direction."
Now, we come again to the. issue of
March 9th, and we find the following in
tha leading editorial :
In our lust issue we devoted considerable space
to the consideration of the exciting news in refer
ence to the reported rupture between the President
and Congress. Additional lipht has been thrown
upon tho state of political nftairs at Washington by
he receipt of Into dispatches, but wc have seen
nothing to eause us to change our views. Wc have
nothiug to retraet, and can but reiterate in sub
stance what we have before written.
We leave the extraordinary task of re
conciling these almost diametrically op
posed utterances in two consecutive
numbers of the same weekly paper to the
Tery remarkable genius who declares
that no "man except ourself himself j
baa written or dictated a line of editorial
for the Journal since we he entered the
office eighteen months since." Mac is
fool enough to attempt anything which
his prodigious Tauity suggests, but we
think his own readers will generally
agree with us that in attempting the Billy
feat of carrying water ou both shoulders
this time he has spilled the contents of
both buckets so completely over himself
aa not only to drench but blind him.
CIIAX til OF BASE.
The Orcgonian copies approvingly the
following from the Sacramento Union :
A good "Democrat" asked for tha Presidential
opinion of rorney, Secretary of tin Cenate, and
the President replied, with refined anil exquisite
humor: "There is no use of wasting ammunition
on dead ducks." The " deud duck " referred to.
is tbe man who took eare of Johnson during two
attacks of delirium tremens, and who, as editor of
a leading journal, and one of the managers of the
Union party in Pennsylvania, has worked earlr
and late te secure tbe President the confidence of
loyal men and screen his failings from the publio
Readers of the Orcgonian will remem
ber that shortly after the report came last
March that Andrew Johnson was drunk
at his inauguration as v ice President,
that paper labored for weeks to dissipate
that belief from the minds of tho people,
aud to create the impression that it was
only " a Copperhead lie." It professed
to believe that the aUtng of Mr. Johnson
was a sudden attack of peculiar nature,
entirely disconnected with liquor. Now,
it not only gives credit and publicatioa to
the story of his " drunk," but goes so far
as to authorize its readers in believiuc
that the President was not only inebriated
at that time, but that by his habits as a
confirmed drunkard, hi? has been subject
to attacks of delirium tremens. Is this a
Radical lie? If the Oregonian was sin
cere in its belief that Mr. Johnson was a
temperate man a year ago, upon what
proof does it now proclaim him a hard
drinker ? If it uttered a falsehood then
to create the belief that he was not a
drunkard, because iwfavored his political
course, what guaranty have the people
that it does not utter a falsehood now to
stain his character because it violently
condemns his political conduct? The
Oregonian and Union have simply hung
themselves by their ownord3.
St. Patrick's Da v. This is St Patrick's Day,
and wo are glad to see by tho papers that the Sons
of Ireland in Portland, in Southern Oscgon, and
generally on this coast, have taken moans to suit
ably observe the day.
District School. Mr. Flinn, teacher of the
Albany District School, requests us to state that
the next term will commence on Monday morning
next, March 19th.
A Precious Lump. A nugget of gold and silver
weighing five pounds was found in Shively Gulch,
Jackson county, a few days ago, by a lucky
- At the residence of the father of the Bride, Linn
county, March 1st, by Sqoire Snodgraas, Thomas
J. Lucy to Mtss Euxa A. Pnrdy.
In Salem, March 4th, by the Rev. A. F. Waller,
Miss Mary E. Allen to Thomas R. Blackerby.
In Hillsboro, Washington connty, March 5th, by
Squire ChatSeld, Noah Moll to Mrs. Sarah Jane
In Vaneonver, March 7th, by Recorder Smith,
Garnett Tuck to Martha N. Theiss, of Marion Co.
In Polk county, Maroh 8th, by Squire Hawley,
James McUonald to Miss Eliza Tapper.
At Silverton, Maron connty, Jan. 14th, by Jus
tioe Holmes, Wm. Woolen to Miss Mary Cooper.
In Silver Creek pnoinet, Marion county, Feb.
22d, by Squire Holmes, De Layfayette Remington
to Helen K. Welch.
In Walla Walla, March 4th, by the Rev. J. G.
Deardorff, Hiram .Nelson to Miss Sarah A. Mclnre.
Feb. 28th, by the Rev. J. 6. Lichenthaler, Geo.
Gardner to Miss Martha Kandall, of Marion Co.
Near Lebanon, Linn, county, March 7th, Morgan
Kees, aged 62 years.
Near Jacksonville, March 3d, Eliza Alice, daugh
ter of Isaac and Lucinda, Conftant, aged 11 yean.
Repotted by J Norcross, March 17.
Wheat, $1 00 ; Oats, 55 eta; Flour, $n p bbl (
Butter, ,15 ets ; I'iggs, 1J ets; Apples, dried, S els ;
Plums, dried, 15 ets; Peaches, dried, 20 ets;
Penrf, dried, 20 ets ; llentis, white, 4 ets; Onions,
.'1 ets; llucon, fides and hams, 20 ets ; shoulders,
III ets ; Oregon socks, $d per dor.
Flour, . Standard, JmperWil and Matrnilitt, $8 ;
Salem mill and country brands, ?7, iO per h!! j
Wheat, $1 0;((tjl 10; Outs, 7i ets ; hard, cans,
21 ets; bulk, 21) ; flutter, Oregon, .17$; Fastern,
1.1 ets 1 IttKMiu, sides, 22; hums, 20; shoulders,
10 ets ; Apple, green, per box, 7ucl(Ji;$l ; dried,
Legal Tender Notes.
Latest Snn Francisco tiotatimia,,. ....
I- O. O. IF.
ALBANY LODGE, NO. 4.
The Regular Meeting of Albany Lodge,
No, 4, 1. U. O. F., are held at the Hall iu Albany,
every WEDNESDAY EVEN 1XO, at 7 o'cloek.
Brethren in g'iod standing belonging to other
Ledges are invited to Attend.
w. w. pARiusrr, n. o.
Eb. Mrttntt l FoercUry.
Albany, Nov. 25, ISfil.
Appointment .11. K. Chtirrh Noulh.
The following are the appointments fir the
Second Hound, tjuarterly Meetings, for the M. E.
Church South :
OrtKijox Cith I'nion School House, 4th Saturday
aud fahbatb in .March.
IxneritsiiKxcfc Williams' School House, 1st Sat
urday am! Sabbath in April.
Sai.km at Salem, 2d Saturday nnd Sabbath.
L.trvriTE Johnson's School lloure, 3d Satur
dav aud Sabbath.
A. E. SEAKS, P. E.
tuomas n.tKi'Tu.i s. n. u'tutor..
II.Vm'TO.Y Sk. IflcISRlIIK.
NEW FURNITURE STORE !
(IN UPTON'S OLD STAND)
Oppostlle NoItluswePN Old More,
ALBANY, Oil KG ON.
We have just laid ia an entirely new and varied
assortment pf Eastern, and also of our own make,
of Furniture, consisting of
Chairs, Tables, I
Excelsior Lounges, &o.
We Manufacture, Repair, or Refit
Furniture, IletlM and Ileddlng
Of every description, aud do all kinds of
UP 1 1 0 L.STKI t Y WORK.
We have also on band a lot of superb
ROSEWOOD AND RICH GILT MOULDING,
tor Training ficturea, J-.m broideries, 4 e.
J- All work done at our Furniture Manufac
tory guaranteed to be of tbe best quality.
VK HIILL CIIISAP.
Call and examine our stock, and we will try te
sell you or make lor you exaetly what you wauL
II AMI TON 4 MxIiRIDE.
Albany, February 17, 1806.
GOOD NEWS M200D NEWS!
THE AVAR IS ENDED !
OUR COUNTRY IS SAVED FOREVER !
RALLY! RALLY! ONE AND ALL
OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE,
IX A L 15 AW, OREGOX.
BEG LEAVE TO INFORM THE
Publio that 1 have jut received one of the
Largest and best selected Stocks of Merchandise
ever brought to tnis Market, direct lrora Iew
York aud San Fraticirou, consisting of every de
LADIES', CHILDREN'S, GENTS'
AND BOYS' DRESS AND
Delaines, Caahnaeres, 9Iohalrs
Gennanla Cloth, Chenomaho,
Seoteh Plaids, Wlneeys,
Dellatie, Poplins, Silks,
. Jaspers, Parasols,
Poll De Chcrre, Corsetts, Nubias,
Lm Prlese, Merinos, Alpacas,
Shawls, Cloth Cloaks, Hoods
Kid Gloves, Hoop Skirts
Balmoral Skirts, Collars and Cnfls,
Latest Styles Fall and Winter Hats
THE CLOTHING AND GENTS FURNISH
CONSISTS OF THE VERY LATEST STILES OF
Clack Cloth Srcis Coats.
Slack Beaver Dress Coats,
Silk dixod Cassixaere Coats,
Black Doeskin Pants,
Fancy Cassimero Pants,
Silk lUized Cassimere Pasts,
Cloth. Silk and Velvet Vests,
Fino Cassimere Suits,
Overcoats of All Kinds.
LIXEN B. SHIRTS, FANCY OVERSIIIRTS,
MERINO AND COTTON SOCKS,
SHAKER FLANNEL UNDERSHIRTS AND
SILK POCKET HANDKERCHIEFS,
KID GLOVES. BUCKSKIN GLOVES,
BLACK AND FANCY NECK TIES, ;
SILK AND MERINO AND COTTON GLOVES,
BOOTS AND SHOES OF ALL KINDS.
Also, a Good Assortment of
Paints, Oils, Lead,
Looking Glasses, Carpets,
Wall Paper, Oil Cloths,
Window Shades, Curtains.
Hardware, Tool, Table and Pocket
Crockery, all hinds,
And many other articles, too numerous to mention.
THE HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOB
of every description. -
Come and Examine My Stock.
DeTore Purchasing Elsewhere
m- NEW BRICK STORE!
Opposite the Post Office, Albany.
Albany, Sept. 30, 1865.
AT THE SEW STORE OF
10,000 Pounds Fnrs,
For which I will pay the highest market price
Albany, January 6, 1866.
1. V. U EX DEN U ALL.
W. W. PAIIMSH & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
rpiTANKFCL FOR THE LIBERAL PAT
J. sonage shown us daring the past few years,
we would respectfully call the attention of our
numerous patrons to our present desirable and welt
selected stock of
Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps,
Salem Cloths &. FlanneLf,
lioa with the above we keep constantly
on hand a choice stleetioa of-
i Paints and Oils
Kails, dec, Ac, Ac
vr. vr. PARRISH & CO.
Are prepared to tell anything ia their Una at the
LOWEST CASH PRICES
Or will receiver
la exchange for Goods.
Ey Persons wishing to fctry Goods wfll find it
ereatly to tbeir advaatage to examiM oar Good
before purchasing elsewbere."5L--
Albany, January Zifb, ISG6.
GOOD NEWS'- FOR
THE PUBLIC I
i. FLElSCHItr.B. !!. Itt!tlB.
J. FLEI8CHNER & CO.
IRE STILL AT THEIR OLD
STAND, Corner of First and Washington
Where they are selling tbeir large atd veil aelteteel
Cheaper than any Other Honso
Our Stock consists of
Dry Goods and Groceries, of all kiads,
Ready Made Clothing,
Hats nnd Caps, Am,
Glass and Crockery Ware,
Paints and Oils,
Hardware, Halls dee.
Ia fact, everything the Farmer needs. All ef
: which we will exebange tor ail Kino oi
At the highest market price. Wa would sot rtfnsw
If Ton don't beliefs Wa an SeEia?
Cheap, call aad see.
aa28 - J. FLEISCHJTER CO.
WILLAMETTE STEAM NAVIGATION
Through Line From Portland to
Corvallis, and Intermediate
Points on the Willamette.
THE COMPANY'S NEW STEAMER
JAMES STRANG..... Master,
Vaughn's Wharf, Portland,
At 7 o'clock Every Morning,
(SUNDAYS EXCEPTED) '
FOR OREGON CITY.
Connecting with the New and Fast Steamer
J. T. APPERSON..... .". ........Master,
On Mondays and Thursdays,
. . . FOR
D. W. BURNSIDE,
President W. S. N. C.
Portland, Feb. 1, 1S66.
ACOTTOS DCCIt CARPET
Bag was stolen from a boggy under the
s bud of the California Stage Co.'s r.table in Albany
on the night of Friday, Marebf . The bag has
the name of tha undersigned painted on it, nnd
contains accounts of the Company Of no use to any
bnt the owner.
A liberal reward will bo paid for it if left at any
ROBERT VAN DUSEX.
Albany, March 10, 1866.
FOB TEE UP COUNTRY.
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS.
I HAVE A GOOD Tf AREIIOrSE
on tha River at Albany, front which I ean for
ward Produce for any who wish to ship to Portland,
Dalles City, or Umatilla, the ensuing aeason.
Particular eare given to see that freight is prep
erly forwarded to its destination. ;
Albany, Feb. 17. JL C
W. W. PAKICISII.