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W. G. TVADLT, EDITOR.
Kalitriluy, April 3, 1808.
Wc would cnll tho nltcntlon or tho former
patrons of the Srntinki. to the recent
change of proprietor, nnd urgently re
quest thnt nil those who ore Indebted to us
before tho 20ih of May, 1857, to make Im
mediate payment, nnd those hating accounts
airalnst the oflico prior to that dato -till
nleaso nrcsent theui.Ji It becomes neccsM'
ry that the books of tho Arm (ball be settled
up at as cany a penou osdomidio.
Nominated at Salem, March 10, 1858
representative' in C0N0RESS,
L. P. GROYER,
Of Marlon County.
Governor JOHN WIHTEAKER.
State Treasurer 3. D. nOON,
State Printer A. BUSH,
M. P. DEADY, 1st District;
It. E. 8TRATTON,af Jfafrict;
R. I. BOISE, 3d District:
A. E. WAIT, -Ith District.
Tbo lion. L. F. GnoviK, tho Democratic
nominee for Congress, and other candidates
ror atalo otiiceri, Kill addres-, tno people at
the times and places announced below.
Tho candidates of any and all opposing
parties nro respectfully Invited to meet the
democratic nomlne;s at their several op
poIntmenU, and to discuss existing political
Tbo Hon. DeUzon Smith and other able
and diitliigulihtd democratic speakers will
also Ihj present, and addrcu the pcoplo.
Tho Democratic candidates extend a cor
dial and earnest Invitation to their demo
cratlo follow. cl'.lrens and all others, to at
tend at the following times and places, to
Jaclcion County Jacksonville, Thurrdsy,
April 15 i (lasburg, Friday, 1C; Strrling,
Josephine County Kcrbyvillc, Moilday,
19 : Allboute, Tuesday, 20.
Doualas County North Canvonvlllc. on
Tuesday, 22; lloieburg, Friday, 23) Ba-
jcera miii, aaiuruay,zi.
UmpmiA County Klkton. Monday. 2C.
Lane County Eugene City, Wednesday,
28; Long Tom, Thursday?.!.
Denton -County Starr's Point. Friday,
30: Corrallls, Saturday, Mayl; King's
vnuey, (uauons,) aionday, a: lampico,
Linn County Albany, Wednesilay, 5 ;
Thl,rfAn T)i uvula. A , flp.itvn-.vltl,. Vvt-
day.7; Lebanon, Saturday, 8 ; Sclo, Alon-'
Marion County Sublimity, Tuesday 11 ;
SUverton, Wednesday, 12 ; Bnlem. Thursday,
13 j liuttcvllle. Friday. 14.
Clackamas County Oregon City, Satur
day, IS ; Upper Molalla, (Harrison Wright's)
Monday, 17 : Mllwaukle, Tuesday, 18.
uuitnoman uounly rorlland, Wednes-
JH in. C. .-!- T.1....I ,17111. (IMI. -
Saturda' ,H ' ''i
,irnm'!.r'n.inr.tn. ti,i 9n.
St. Helens, Frldiy, 21.
tiauop ueuaty Astoria, uourt lioust,
Tuesday. 23; Uatsop I'lalns, (Churcbj)
Tillamook County Saturday. 20.
Yamhill County Weal's store. (S. Yam.
bill Illvcr.) Tuesday, Juno 1 ; Lafayette
Folk County Dallas, Wednesday) 2.
Washington County Forrest drove, Fri
day, 4 ; itllliborougb, Saturday, 6.
J'tr ortltr qftht Demo, State Cn.
WlllitHiottu Woolen X'uctory
Whllo nt Salem during our late visit
to Northorn Oregon, wo visited tho ex
tensive Woolen .Manufacturing estab
lishment, erected at Salem, principally
by old Oreooulans. The amount of
capital invested is about forty thousand
dollars. Tho entsrpriso is a grand
one, and merits sucocss. The princi
pal part of the wnter used in propp
ing Uio machinery has been obtained
bp cutting a canal from the Sanliam,
turning such portion of tho water of
the Santiaiu to flow down Mill Creek,
as may ba necessary to propel any
amount of machinery.
Tho tnalu building is erected at Sa
Ww, three story high, with ta attic, 8S
feet long by 34 wkk.,480 sudU, 11
looms, with u& nsssssssy nisoitlasry
for manufacturing one hundred thous
and pounds of wool" annually into fab
rics suitable for this or any other
country, employing not less than thir
ty operators. We Were informed that
the entire maohinory was-the best that
could be selected by lib gentlemanly
On Wednesday, the 17 of March,
we attended the auction sate of Uio first
Blankets ever manufactured on the
Pacific coast, tho gist pair off the first
piece were sold to Mr. Joseph Watt,
for tho sum of $110. Unfortunately,
our old friend Jo is a bachelor, or else
-' "much might be sakl nf hkt wrapping
.i' the aweet lady ant) Innocetit babes in
"' tho superior fine blankets, the first man-
i 'ufaotured on tho Paclfio coast. We
'would bo glad to say, Joseph, you
may well feel proud of transmitting to
your children's children tho fact thai
they have been wrapped in tho first
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blankets manufactured on tlio Pnolflc
Tho first six Twlri sold onSn aver
ngofofSSO par pair. Tho width wis
00 Indies, nnd fifteen feet long. 'We
understand it Is tho intention of the
compnny to m.intifncturo flannels,
cloths, &c. This will nlTord tho far
mors nnd citizens of Oregon nn oppnr
tiinlty of pnlrnnlring home industry,
nnd nlso add muoh to tho ndvitntagc
of sheep growing, as n liberal price will
bo pnld for wool. Mr. Pratt is a gen
tleninn of much experience, nnc' we
nre sure thnt the cnmpnny will be much
benefited by his valuablo services.
Sl'IIttT RaIM'INOSVS MATniMOWY.
Snmo weeks since a Mr. Morris of Lnno
county, married n young lady, tho
daughter of n Mr. Cummlng, living
somo 12 miles from Eugeno City. Hie
pnrcnts and family of tho young lady,
as alio sovernl or tho neighbors, were
ennvorts of tho spirit rapping hnlur inn
tion. After Morris bad married tho
girl and taken her homo, it is reported
thnt a meeting of tho spirit rappers
took place at Mr. Cummlng's liouso,
and after rapping up sovornl dead per
sons' spirits, they found ond that told
them that tho girl's marringo with
Morris was wrong, nnd that it was ro
corded in heavun that alio should mnr.
ry a young gantloman in tho neighbor,
hood by tho namo of Gnlo, who bad
fircviously been paying attention to
lor. nnd was a spirit rapper. This
helnc proof oonclusiro that tho mnr.
rinco with Morris was wronir, the fa
ther of tho young lady succeeded in
betraying his daughter into his custo
dy, nnd refused to let hor return to
hor husband, who becamo wonderfully
excited, nnd finally sued out a habeas
corjms, and had tho partios brought bo
fore Judge Uoiso, of Uio socond Judi.
olal District. After several days' in
vestigation, the Jixlgo discharged tho
girl from tho custody of hor fatuor, in
torminc hor alio was at liborty to no
with whom alio ptoased, ns she wr-a of
legal ago to wako a marriage contract.
Alter snmo conversation with her bus
band, alio returned homo with her fit-
thor. Oslo, poor fellow, if it had not
been for spirit rappers, would novrr
havo known that sho tvns to bo his
Ytiunc ccnllomcn, you should con
sult tho spirits bofnro embarking in tho
ship of Matrimony, or you may get
tho wlfo of another man. Much timo
nnd legislation might nlso bo saved.
Kansas Affairs in Congress Oregon
tciu not be lieused Admission on ae
count of Population Dili to In
crease the Army Probable call for
Volunteers Mormon War Gen.
Harney apjmnted to the Pacific Di
vision Contracts for Army Sujyiliet
Corrvvtion Investigation Commit'
tecs in the House Gayest Season
senate Democratic Caucus.
Wasiiikotow, Feb. 18,1858.
Tim nnlv imnnrtnnt Initiation dona
ll. J . .
n Congress sinco my latter per Inst
. steamer, hns been the reference of the
Knnsas Lecnmpton constitution on the
motion of IMr. Harris, or Illinois, to n
llp.cal commltteo or .fifleon, nfler n
, nrn,r,Mnl, Bn ',
most protracted, angry, nnd fiorco
struggle, the House being in continu
ous session for more than sixteen hours,
and breaking up after a fracas in which
many members on both sides partici
pated, and which for a timo led many
to believe would end in blood being
i Tho vote on its roferrnce to tho com
Imlttee on Territories was 113 to 114,
the Speaker not voting, and on its ref-
'nreucoto the special committee 115 to
111, It is now understood that a bill
for tho admission of Kansas will be
, engrafted on tho bill already reported
lor the admission or Minnesota, and
that thoy will both be admitted by the
Senate, as States, together. In this
shapo tho question of their admission
will come beforo the House, without
waiting for its special commltteo of fif
teen to report, and it is believed by
loading Democrats and by the Admin
istration that in this way Kansas will
be admitted under tho Lncompton con
stitulinn thoro being an ascertained
majority in favor of such a course.
Tho whnlo country will rejoice when
this vexed question of "bleeding Kan
sas" shall bo finally disposed of, for it
has already occupied too much of the
attention of the government aud the
I neUeeJbsl tho correspondents of
some of rh FJapen Mate that the Terri
torial committee of the Senate have re
solved to report against the admission
of Oregon as a State, on the ground
that sHe has not the requisite popula
tion. I have the aathority of General
Lane In saying that there is not a word
of truth in'lbit report, but on the con
trary the Senate committee have not
even mooted the question of population,
hut have Bwanimously agreed (to report
a bill, and- to recommend the early ad
mission of Oregon as a State.
The bill for .the increase of .the army
issUll being debated before tho Senate,
bub bw been temporarily laid aside for
a few .day in-eoniiequenco of the ill
ness jof GeH.,Pv4., There is evident
ly a majority of-the Senate against any
increase' e4 the regular army, and J
have every reason' to.beliovothst wlie.;
the bill finally pisses U will aulboriz
the President to raise regiments of vol
unteers to servo daring the war.
The gallant and bravo Gen. Harney
is now here, having been sent for from
Kansas by the 8 coretary of War. It
is understood, thnt ho is to bo sent to
tho Pnclfiocountry, ond have command
ol that military division. Ho h to have
olinrgo of tho .principal movements
ngnlnsl tho Mormons, and commence
operations from some ensterh;nolil(ol
California, nnd Walla-Walla. Ho Is
oxpecled to leavo hero for tho scono of
his duties In tho next stoamcr. The
President has font into tho Scnnto the
nnmo of Col. Johnston, who has com
mand of the troops on this sldo of Utah,
for promotion to tho brevet rank of
lirigndtor ucnorni. i no ytinriermns
ter tienornl has mndo arrangements to
sond immense nnny supplies for tho
troops, to rrnch them by tho timo they
comnicnco nctlvo measures against tno
Mormons in tho spring. Ilo hns made
one contract with Russoll.JonosoiCo.
which amounts to the enormous sum of
91,700,00011 besides contrsrts with
others. Tho contracts for tho Pacific
sldo will doubtless bo entrusted to tho
direction of Gen. Harney, and will give
somo of your Oregon boys an oppor
tunity to increnso their "pile" of golden
Tho Houso hns donohnrdly anything
slnco tho commencement of tho session,
except to aulhorizo the appointment of
select committees to inquire into tno
frauds alleged to hnvo boon perpetrated
during tho last Congress, when the
Dlack Republicans woro largoly in the
majority, and to dispose of refractory
witnesses who refuse to ans'.ror the
questions propounded to them. There
aro now no less than six special com
mittccs organizod for tho purposo of
making these investigations. Among
tho nuinbor there is a commltteo raised
to Innuiro as to what persons roceivod
any portion nf tho sum of 987(000 from
tho broken firm of Lawrence, 8tono&
Co- of Itoslon. whose Iwoks showed,
upon an invostlgatlonnslituled by their
creditors, that thoy had paid that cum
to aid in getting tho tariff bill through,
which nassrd last Congress. The com
mittee havo dltcovorcdthal 958,000 of
this money wasrecoived by a Mr. Wol
colt, of Hoston, who, upon being sum
moned beforo them, has declined to an
swor what bo dono with the money,
Ho hns boon brought boforo tho House,
and still refusing to nnsvror, tlio Huuso,
by n voto of 153 t.i 50, ordered his
comniiiiiu to mo common jmi lor con-.
, -e i. ...ii. ...!... qi...i.i t.. .,nil
lUIUIJt Ul lift UUM1UIIIJ. UIIUHIU IIQ OIMI
rufuso to answer, ho will bo kept thoro
until Congress adjourns, aud then un
der tho law passod Congress Inst ses
sion, ho will bo subject to iqdictment
by Hie uranu Jury, and u convicted,
to imprisonment for ono year and a fine
Wo aro-ln tho midst of tho gayest
season ovor known iu tho Metropolis
of the nation. As a speolmoc, I 'will
mention the round of fashionable life
for ono day. On last Monday, In tho
morning there wero "roocptlons" held
by a number of the ludfes of dlstin-
SuUhod politicians, betides a matinee
ansanle, and at night there was near
ly nl )ho secretary ol tho Navy's house
which was largely attended by many
distinguished people -a dinner party at
Col. Orr's, the Sneaker of the House,
nnd also at Lord Nnplor's, tho Hritish
Minister a ball at tho National Hotel,
which was a perfect crush, nnd at
which was Cabinet Ministors, diploma
tists, Senators and Representatives,
gentlemen of the press, and cltlxens
from all parts of the world, nlso a
privato masquerado ball given at tho
assembly rooms of our French citixons,
which was a magnificent affair. One
of tho roportors of our city papers goes
rifTon it iu the following strain. After
describing tho different pharactors, he
Bucb a supper, tool .No niggardly din
play, but a profusion of cxciulslte dishes,
eelipiing any supptr table if thtieaton,
for they were prepared by those entitled to
the curittn bttu. Foaming champagne and
ruddy burgundy flowed freely, too, (with
out tbo old of wine-cards ;) and wbn I left
nt three o'clock, the gay crowd seemed de
termined to keep
"On with the daace I let joy be unconfluedl
No sleep till morn, when youth and pleasure
To chaso the glowing bours with flying feet."
I havo just learnod that the democratic
Senators held a caucus last night, and
resolved to embrace the applications ol
Kansas and Minnesota for admission
into tho Union in one bill, and press its
passage upon tho Senate at the earliest
practicable moment. UNO.
Kkbhyville, March &, '68.
bailor bentmel ; Times are quite
lively here, notwithstanding the bad
weather has kept a great deal of the
improvements and other business from
lending their din to the hum and buz
ol our thronged streets. The ball last
night at Fort Hays, proved to be rath
or a poor affair. Though net. having
been a participant, I eannot speak
anowwgiy omy irom Hearsay.
There have been nsw MflIn
struek on tho head waters of .Sucker
Creek, which are likely la prove both
ricn. ana extensive, iney nave been
named Sepoy Ditcinss.
k fire occurred on the main Sucker
on Tuesday .morning last, just n day.
ujjm, vuwH awepi away all the Chi
nese gambling houses, and destroyed
a considerable amount of Chinese mer
chandise for utho Celestials of Round
Proirio, where thoy wero just begin
ning to open their nojsy ileus anow for
tho molestation of peaceable white
The Rational Democratic party ,ie
beginning to take root among t,Wpeo
pie here; and from the denionet'ratlons
of the past week, I opine thero is going
to bo a warm time here before tho
election is over. Mr. Mclteenv has1
been hero for n short time, nnd but for
kU lllnmi fnr the nreater nortlon.UPhe
lime, ho jrould Uavo complotehr ' pre
StlMlittfc.wtoleoufrtrr. r "'
no has done. nnougkhlrcndjf; 4tlritM
people up W la Verm sense orduty in
tho grea$ c0g8 National Ucnfoera
cy. UbJesYvea here on his return horn
next Sunday. But as I am not In the
political mess, 1 shall not dwell on this
toplo at present. More anon.
Proceeding I'thc Dcmecrat
Ic htHio CohvciiiIwh, hold nt
Salem, March I6lh, ls58.
In pursuanco of tho call or the Dem
ncratio Central Committee, the dele
gates chosen to tho Democratic Stato
Convention assembled at the ceBrtbouso
at 10 o'clock A. M. Gen. J. W. Nes
mtth called the convention to order,
and on motion of Mr. Doulhitt, Gen,
J. W. Nesmith was chosen temporary
President of the convention, and on
motion of Joseph Teal, Wm. J. Deggs
was appointed Secretary, and Shnbrlck
Norris Assistant Secretary,
On moUon of Hon. F. Waymlre, a
commlllso of flvo was appointed by tho
Presidont to report upon credentials.
Messrs. Waymiro, of Polk, Doulhitt, ofj
Linn, Olncy.or Ulalsop, uruner.oi Jo
sephlno, and ("Vault, of Jackson, wore
appointed said committee. Tho coin
mitteo reported the following persons
cntiUedto scats as mcraoors oi tue con
vention: Jackson County AV. G. TVault,
Harvoy Morgan, James Hamlin, T. F.
Bcall.Wm. J. Deggs, J. B.SiTors, Wm.
Ilurke, E. R. Aloorn.
Josephine C. 12. Dinner, J.B Sykes,
Riley llnydcn, A. B. Hart, D. S. Hoi.
Douglas S. F. Chadwick, Wm. J.
Martin, T. Prathor, D. T. Craig, L. P.
Umjqua Wm. M. Dorr, R. A. Lord.
Coos Tlios. D. Wlnchoster.
Currv Wm. Tichnor.
Lane Philip Mulkcy, D. SIHerron,
Bon. Richardson, Josopli Teal, W. S.
Keith, A. S. Patterson, W. W. Brlstow.
eon-G. E.Colo, L. A. Davis, A.
K. MoConnoll, J as. Ivlnnoy.
Linn Dolazon Smith, N. II. Cra
nor, Jo. II. Doulhitt, A- Cox, John
Smith, II. L. MoNary, G. II. Settle,
Jnmes Shields, E. II. Randall, David
Yamhill J. F. Miller, J. Watt, E.
Washington Hyor Jackson, E.
Multnomah Joseph Sloan, Shnbrlck
M,.l. A K IM.Iilln. P.IaIi lllli-liln
Wasco IL IL Thompson.
Columbia Thomas II. Smith.
Clatsop Cyrus Olney.
Tillamook Asahcl Bush.
ClacKemas Jn. Guthrie, Jr., B.
Jennings, A. F. Hodges, A. L.Lovejoy.
PolkF. Waymiro, 1I.N.V. Holmes,
A. D. Babcook, Stephen 8 lasts, A. J.
Welch, J. Wk Nesmith.
Marten B. K, Harding, J. Wood
sides, J. Conser, W. Shannon, J. W.
Grim, J. C. Peebles, It. C- Goer, A. G.
Davis, Wm. J. Murron.
Which report being adopted, the con
vontlon, on motion, declared Gen. Nea-
rnlth, of Polk, permanent President, and
auubrick Norris, of Multnomah, Ssere
tary, and L. P. Brown, pf Douglas,
Assistant Secretary of the convention.
On motion of S. r.Chadwicb, a com
mitloe of one from each county was
appointed by the Presidont to draft res
olutions for the adoption of the con
vention; said commlttoe consisted of
Mours. Chadwick, of Douglas, Beggs,
of Jackson, Ho'.den, of Josephine, Barr,
of Umpqua, Winchester, of Coos, Tiob.
onor, of Curry, Jucksnn, of Washing
ton, Sloan, of Multnomah, Thompson,
of Wasco, Smith, of Columbia, Olney,
of Clatsop, Bush, of Tillamook, Love-
joy, of Clackamas, Welch, of Polk.
Keith, or Lane, Kinney, of Benton,
Cox, of Linn, Harding, of Marion.
Stone, of Yamhill, and Brown, of
On motion of Mr. Smith, a commit
tee of five, Messrs. 8mlth, of Linn,
Holmes, of Polk, Burke, of Jackson,
Hedges, of Clackamas, and Conser, of
Marion, wero appointed by the Presi
dent to report tho order of business.
On motion of Hon. C. Olney, the
do'egates present were allowed to cast
tho entire voto of their counties.
On motion of Waymlre, of Polk,
the convention adjourned until 1 P. M.
The convention met pursuant to ad
journment Mr. Chadwick, chairman
or tho committee on resolutions, re
ported the following :
Jit. Rttohtd, That we reaffirm oar abid
ing adbereeee to the nriaelnle of th Dem-
oeratio party, as aanoaaeed ia the rcsolu-
tionsoi ids runoaai iMnoeraiiovearsnUen
held at CqclBaatl la 16A6.
3d. lUiohid, That we reeex to the elee-
uoe er Jases Btubanan, as Tresident of tho
uniieo. stales, with fMllnaa of nrlde and
satisfaction, and that we bave undisalaUbed
confidence ia the wisdom and patriotlsaa of
uis aaaufitotralloa of lb Ueuwal dovera-
Sd. Jlllolved. TbatirA rftnflnrai ihnnrln.
dples of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and
maintain that It Is a fiwdBatl principle
In our political creed, that a peeelelsi fraav
InraOBSlltUtlon havo tbfjlalitla form and
adopt thp GoTernvaent wbleb they pay telek
best calculated to tbelr Mbertv, prosparily
and bspeiasss, and teat la eeafefcaity ibere-
w, bo oust coaanion Is tpesed by tae Fod
ral ConstltyoB, In a State, in order to bo
admitted Rto tRelr Union, except that IU
CoestltattoB shall be fefmblleaa. and that
the iaesitloB of eyi ether by Otegrass,
weeld not OUlv ha to vloUtlon af lka Oon.
stitutloe, but ia corset ooaWet with' the
principle on w hleb our polIUearayeseanwste:
4tt JUtii4;TU ,ws veeecnlM tbo de
cision of tae Sepresae Court in the Dred
Scott ease, as an eutfeorltetlre and binding,
exposition of the Constitution, and of tbo
condition and capacities of tbo African race
In tho United Slates. ".W..V ...,...
v 6th. Resolved, That wo WflWi?jr
eatlon the ffUr the wtgft "Stl
jini.ir.iinn.i JwH ate sfcei CoMspctfert
at! the Tacino "Hattros ! !
nowerrn rerwarsi, ;iw' -
6ib. Reohe!t?Thli thorough and firm
organisation or the Democratic party Is nec
essary to the success of Democratic prlnci
plte, and that we adhere to,aad will cbwish
tteso nwges wbleb are essential to the ivr
niony and union or the party, and while we
do not rccedo from the resolutions adopted
by the last Democratic Territorial Conven
tion, upon this subject, wo repudiate and ut
terly disclaim tho perversions aad Iaeoa
struotlons of such resolutions by our ene
mies, and maintain and affirm tbelr true la.
tent and meaning to bet That a Represent
ative In matters of legislation is bound to
obey the -will ef-hto constituents, bot as to
party nomlaatlomi be is, to represent tbo will
fair aod honorable- mease to carry eat and
effectuate that will in the conventions and
caucuses or the party : but ir be Is overrul
ed by a majority ia a convention or eaaeus,
and another, not the preference er his consti
tuency, Is fairly nominated, -we aeW it the
duty of such representative to acquleeee In,
and vote for the nomlnatlou bo made, upon
tbo snlveraallr recognised doctrine, snai
"ocnuleseesee In Demoeratlo nominations
Is fealty to Deeaeeratte prineps.,
7th. Resetted, That we extend the band
of Demoeratlo fellowship, to those National
men whose party associations have hereto
fore differed from oars, who will unite with
us In tW support of oar principles and nom
inations, and cordially aid ns In contending ,
with faction and fanaticism and for the
peace and stability or the Union. I
8th. iff toted, Tbat' the provisions, or
our BUte Constitution upon the sabject of'
flseal economy i embody ibe Democratic pol
ler ana srire a snmeeai nicaax wi iu
Demoeratlo party will carry on: that policy.
and careruiir guard ine inwresww vaeiwo
plo In tbo administration of the Stats Gov
On motion, said resolutions wore
considered by aections, and unani
Hon. D. Smith, chairman of tho com
ml'.teo appointed to report tbo order of
business for the convention, submitted
a report proposing (hat tho convention
proceod to tho nomination of candi
dates in the following order, viz: Rep
resentative In Congross, Governor, Sec
rctary of State, Treasurer of State,
State Printer, Supreme and District
Judges nnd Prosecuting Attomoys,
which report was adopted ; and, on
motion, tho 'convention proceeded to
tho nomination of a candidato for
Conmross, by a vlca voce vote. Joseph
Teal, of Lane, aubmUted the name of
L, F. Grovor, of Marlon'; thoro being
no otbnr nnmo submitted for nomina
tion, Shubrick Norris, of Multnomah,
moved the nomination of Mr. Grover
by acclamation, which was unanimous
ly carried, and he was, therefore, do
clarrd the Demooratlo nominee for
Representative in Congress.
The convention then proceeded to
voto for tho nomination of a candidate
for Governor, with the following re
Firrt Ballot Gen. J. W. Drew, oj
Umpqua.SO; John Wlilteaker,ofLane,
22; Geo. L. Curry, or Clackamas, 20;
A. L. Lrovejoy, of Clackamas, 4.
No candidato bavinir received a ma-
jority of all the votes cast, the conven
tion proceeded to a second ballot, witn
tho following result i Drew, 20; Curry,
No candidate having received a ma
jority of nil the votes cast, the conven
tion proceeded to a third ballot, with
the following result, tbo nam of Gen.
Drew being first withdrawn by Mr.
Douthitt: Wblteaker, 58; Curry, 17.
Hon. John Wblteaker, of Lane, bav.
Ing received a majority of all the votes
cast, was, on motion, declared the
unanimous choice of the convention for
tbo Demoeratlo candidate for Governor.
The convention then proceeded to
tho nomination of a candidate for
Secretary of Slate, with the following
result : Luoien Heath, of Polk, 40; Geo.
E. Colo, of Benton, 25.
Luoien Heath, of "polk, having re
ceived a majority of nil tho votes cast,
was, on motion, unanimously declared
the Demoeratlo nomlneo for Secretary
The convention then proceeded to
nominate a candidate for Treasurer of
State, with the following result: J. D.
Boon, of Marion, 44; Geo. E. Cole, of
Bouton, 28; Aaron Purdy, of Marion,
2. (During this balloting Col. Kinney,
of Benton, withdrew the name of Geo.
J, D, Boon, of Marlon, having re
ceived majority of all the so tee oust,
wan, on motion, unanimously declared
the Demoeratlo candidate for Treas
urer of State.
The convention then proceeded to
the nomination of a candidate for
Stole .Printer, with the following result :
Asahcl Bush, ef Marion, 52; Wen. J.
Beggs, of Jackson, 21.
Asauel liush, of Marion, bavine re
celved a majority of all the votes cast,
was, on motion, unanimously declared
the Demoeratlo candidate for State
The convention then proceeded to
toe nomination m candidates for Su
prcme and District Judges. The del
egations from their respective Districts
having previously agreed among them-
cives upon weir cauuiuaies, recom
mended and placed .in nomination tbo
telle wing ' candidate for Judges: 1st
Judicial District Hen. MP. Deady,
or Douglas; W Judicial District R.
E. Stratton, of Umpqua; 3d Judicial
District Hon. R. P; Boise, of Polk:
4th Judicial DIskkt A. E. Walt, ofj
,0b motion; said' nominations wero
Unit 0 BV Ski linns Bianw.aanV 1.a
following candidates for Prosecuting
Attorneys wero reported and unanl
WIW . IMIlwWWiWWWMKWwJMteM
mocsly confirmed : 1st Judicial Dii
trict A. C. Gibbe, of Douglas;
District I. N. Smith, of Benton ; 3J
District Hycr Jackson, of Washing
ton ; 4th District C. R. Meigs, or
On motion of Hon. D. Smith, tho
President appointed Messrs, D. Smith,
of Linn, Thompson, ef Wasco, and
Craig, of Douglas, to notify the candi
dates chosen of their nomination, and
request their acceptance thereof.
lion. F. Wnymire, of Polk, present,
ed the following resolution, fchich was
unanimously adopted :
' Resolved, That the public wv Ices r Hon,
Joseph Lane, as onr Delegate In Congress,
bis tried devotion to the pro-prlly and beit
Interest er Oregon, his falthfnl and efficient
discharge Of his jwblle duties, and his un
swerving devotion to the principles and
measures ef the Demoeratlo party, bavs
jastly endeared him to the hearts or the De
mocracy of Oregon, and that in sustaining
the administration of Baebanan, be rcfltcti
tmly andneMy the sentiments Af tbe,Dtr
cracr ef Oregen.
Mr. 8loan, of Multnomah, presented
tho foHowIng reeoletkn, Uhich was
Resolved, That wo approbate and sanction
the action of the Dtmoeratle Central Com
mittee, In giving tbo bask of apportionment,
in accordance with the Demoeratlo vots ef
the election previous tbat said basis Is juit
to all, and the only fair system of appor
tionment. Sad rant we reeeesaesd the adop
tion of'tnlsr swston tfctr- onrr future 8Ute
Conventions. " .
Oo,Hiot(6rf of Mf. Olney, thoxhatr
man of the Dfrn6craH6:Slato Commit,
tee was requested to invite Democratic
speakers to "stump" tho State in be
hair of Ibo nominations or the conven
tion. Mr. Chadwick, of Douglas, offered
the following resolution, which wss
Jlr solved, That we pledge tot-be nominees
of this convtntlon our united and burly
support, and w!U use all honorable means
to recurs their election.
On motion, a Democratic State Cen
tral Commltteo was appointed, consist
ing of ono from each county, as fob
lows: Gen: J. W. Nesmitb, of Polk ;
Shubrick Norris, ef Multnomah; 0.
W, Wonvor, of Curry ; A. Cox, of
Linn ; B. F. Harding, of Mnrion ; Wm.
Hoffman, of Jackson; O.W. Steward,
or Yamhill ; S. F. Chadwick, of Doug,
las; P. G. Stowart, of Clackamas;
Wm. M. Barr, of Umpqua ; A. J. Mat
thews, of Josephine ; John Wblteaker,
of Lano; N. II. Gates, of Wasco ;S. 3.
Mann, of Coos; N. H. Lano, of Ben
ton ; E. Grnvcn, -of Washington ; K.
Thomas, of Tillamook ; A. Van Duien,
of Clatsop; A. P. Mincer, ef Colnmbis.
JDn msMloti, the Convention adjourn
ed to. 7 o'clock, r.vM.
The convention assembled in pursu
ance"1 of its adjournment, and sporehts
were made by Hon; L. F. Grover, Del
azon Smith, U II. Williams, and many
On motion, the thanks of the con.
vention were unanimously tendered the
officers of the convention ; and the pro
ceedings or tho convention woro order
ed tbTe pnbnebed In Iho Democratie
papers of -Oregon. .
' 'Shcveick Norture, Seo'v.
L. P. Brown, Ass't Sec;y-
Suckeu Creek, Marcii 10, '59.
Mr. Ediior: Having just been on
a tramp over the mountain to Althous
Creek, and made a fevr observations
tbore, it may net bo ' out of order ' to
give the countersign and post tho Sen
tinel as to the condition of our camp,
and ' what ita signs ef premise are.'
Sucker Creek has lately been ewe lit
by that loathesome contagion, the
bluet 'having first been 'cleaned
out' by tho freshet. Althouse appear,
ed to havo undergone a similar scourge;
one more direful, oven, tljau that whti-li,
for u time, darkened the whole pin
pect on Sucker. Though somo of the
more gritty miners there havo ulready
recovered from their malign spell, and
ore pitching In right vigorously repair
ing damages. The freshet did not
damage the miners on either of these
streams as much by far as was at first
supposed, On Althouse, tbo amount
of damage done far exceeds that done
here. saw several companies, hav
ing largo flumes and ditches, who have
not yet completed their repairs, but
they are ' hard at it.'
On Account of this unavoidable
draw back, there is but vert little mo
ney being taken out on either of these
streams; and, consequently, It has
thrown a damper on onr ' circulating
medium ' for the time beinjr. causing
quite a panic. But when the miners
ait get to work in their claims again,
this stroke will not be felt the banks
will resume payment meuey will be
plenty, and 'things SKwn''t?o mersr as.
a marriage bell
. .The bjils fore ttjlj contipup paying?
but there are so wy few TiUt clUm
open that the amount taken -out' Would'
not rtS he dislocated, portion four
honest miners who .depend ' e the
stream beds for their sweet peenniary.''
FondaijWTjj, & (j faonson fc
Yongsen, Jinki 4e" WUkma, and Ward
oe Ball are thVonly companies doing
anytbiog'in the hills', excepting'-onr
company at the forks of SuckVand
Bowlio. Wilson 4c Relnhart, who are'
doing rwf well Wird dc Ball have
been ayetjtgmg ff.5' per jiav. tb the
hand. Hie claims of Evans Brady
on- Allbease, have; been paying rtr'y
Well 'They t6ek out over ,00f in
a very short' timo while the water issu
ed, ibutl'tlioy have uV. Water to wash
with now. Their feira nre iu the
bapkef a sm.a tptteb., nnd can be
worked only when there is rain.