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Oregon City, Oregon :
May 30, 1868.
- For President Inl Electors,
A. Til. M EACH AM, of Union county.
J)r. V. ROWLRY, of Washington.
O. JACOIW, of Jackson.
For Representative in Conres,
Of Multnomah.
For Diatrlct Judge,
2d District JOHN KELSAY, of Benton.
4th do W. W. UPTON, of Portland.
For District Attorneys,
2d District I). M. RLSDOX, of Iane.
ad ' J. C. POWELL, of Linn.
4h " A. C. (HUBS, of Portland,
-fctu " C. M. FOSTER, of Raker.
Stale Senator. D I Thompson.
Jtrnreseiitatives. James Winston, I
Garrett and D. 1'. Trul linger.
Sheriff". Major J. S. liiuearson.
Cleric. J. M. Frazer.
Treasurer. John Meldrum.
Assessor. M. Patterson.
County Commissioners. J. M Drake, J
S'lfjerhtletuhnf of Schools. 1. Killiu.
Surveyor. S. L-. Campbell.
Coroner. Dr. Barclay .
jljujj liJim
On Monday next our fellow cit
ifzens will be called upon to cast their
suffrages in Oregon. We think, can
didly; conscientiously; HONEST
LY 4pr or against this government,
and its people.
The politics of a nation have ref
erence to a nation's great interests.
Mere party ism sinks into compara
tive insignificance iTi comparison
with there high ends. Schemes of
nirre personal interest and passion
nre confcmjytilh and odious when
they attempt to usurp, in politics,
the ptace of the pub lie interest. If
successful in the attempt ; as by the
treacherous strategy of demagogues
they sometimes are; the conse
quences are disastrous to the country
in a thousand ways.
We believe that during the last
f ight weeks we have said enough to
conjir.ee the public if they are hon
estly seeking the welfare of their
country that the Republican party
has ns little of this base intrusion of
individual ambition as any party ever
had. We believe it and every hon
est, conscientious man within the pale
of enlightenment, believes it too.
The Republican party has been ; to
all intents and purposes the people.
people, of this nation.
Do vou need to bo
told this again!
fellow (cjtizen. Do you still khave
any doubts about the truth of the
assertion 1 It is a fact as patent as
that God rules and governs the
World. Do you think that the sue
cesses of the Republican party have
not promoted the public interest and
-honor ? You cannot say no! to that.
You kuow that to the successes of
the Republxan party you owe a debt
of gratitude far more than you are
ever able to pay, for the triumph of
the government over the rebellion,
which placed us, as a nation, higher in
the estimation of the world than ever
nation achieved before ; and now
we, for one, do not believe you will
urn your back upon it. We trust
that there is integrity and intelli
gence enough amongst the people to
m.tke theni stand firmly on their old
Union grounds to make them work
fur the principles on Monday next
for which so much blood and treasure
has been expended, and that the
angry threats of bad men will be re
sisted as they should be. Do you
believe in the existence of a God you
cannot resist the appeals of the father
less, the widowed, the maimed, who
have lest all that was near and dear
to them fur the very purposes of
protecting you in what you propose
to do on next Monday. If you would
propagate the glorious fruits of the
late severe and triumphant contest
on the field of battles vole for the
nominees of the Union party ! and
send to the bottom all selfish and dis
union passions.
Let there be no relaxation of
-vigilance between this and Monday
is ours.
Work cheerfully and Victory
Recollect, that a vote for Logan
is a vote for Principle ! Ifyou would
not surrender to rebels, vote against
them on Monday ! D
If the Democrats elect one man
on their ticket it will give them life.
And life is hope. We have got to
bury them so deep now that Ga
briel, on resurrection morn, can
not call them np I Let 03 do it !
The N. Y. Tribune predicts that
Grant's majority of popular and
dect5ral votes will exceed Lincoln
, MeClellttir.
The following remarkable extract
is taken from Reynolds' newspaper
of March 27. 18G8, the London week
ly organ of the ultra English Liberals,
edited by the chartist leader, who at
tempted to get up a revolution in
April, 1844. It is an indication of
the popular feeling of the English
masses in favor of impeachment. The
specific view taken by this fearless
writer is at once an encouragement
and an admonition to our public men.
Everywhere throughout Europe the
cause of the American Republicans
against Andrew JoEnson 13 hailed as
a truly righteous cause. His exam-,
pic has been to them a terror and a
shame, while to their enemies, as to
ours, it has been an exultant boast.
Everywhere the heart of civilized
man throbs and speaks alike, no mat
ter under what government or under
what sun:
To the Editor of Reynolds' Newspaper.
As a moral spectacle, the trial of Presi
dent Johnson is oue of the most magnifi
cent that the world has ever seen. When
the exalted office of the man who now
standi arraigned at the bar of a mighty
nation, and the mood and attitude of the
people toward the accused are considered,
it will be admitted that no more majestic
display of justice has ever been witnessed
before any earthly tribunal. Nothing in
the annals of England is at all compara
ble to this trial of the first officer of the
great Republic. The trial of Warren
Hastings, which extended over a great
number of years, and on the surroundings
and scenery of which Macaulay lavished
bis choicest pictorial powers, dwindles into
insignificance when compared with that
of Andrew Johnson. Warren Hastings
was bat a subordinate servant of a great
monarchy. Andrew Johuson is the Chief
Magistrate of a great Republic. Then, as
to the trial of Charles the First of England,
or of Louis the Sixteenth of France, nei
ther of these high-class criminals was ar
raigned until the very foundations of the
political and social system had been sub
verted by a stupendous revolution ; and
though there can be no doubt that both
the English and French kings richly de
served the capital punishment to which
they were doomed, it is impossible to deny
that they were quite as much the victims
of the crimes of their throned predecessors
as of their own. and that their ignominious
death upon the felon scaffold was an ex
piation as well as an example. Neither
can it be denied that at the trials of these
tyrants the minds of their judges were, to
some extent, influenced by Use passions
of hatred and revenge, and the unchained
ftirv of a long-suffering and at length mad
dened people.
But all these elements of judicial per
turbation are absent in the case of the
trial of Andrew Johnson. Ho is made to
answer for no faults but his own. The
sins of no previous President are visited
on bis head. I lis impeachment and trial
do not take place in the midst of a civil
war, nor as one of the consequences of
a great revolution. His trial takes place
in " the midst of a profound peace.
The people of the United States have nei
ther a civil nor a foreign w ar upon their
hands. Neither are they afflicted with any
of those national calamities, such as a
wide-spread famine or pestilence, which in
other ages and countries have directed the
fury of an ignorant populace against their
rulers. The Republic is not only at peace
within her own borders and the rest of the
world, but, at the same time, in the enjoy
ment of a plenty and a prosperity such as
no monarchy in Europe can exhibit. And
though Congress and the people are deep
ly offended because of the conduct which
has necessitated the trial, there is not the
slightest symptom cf that popular fury
which accompanied the trials, and to some
extent determined the fate, of Charles I
and Louis XVI. Indeed, judging from
present appearances from the tone of
public opinion, the voice of the journals,
and the action and attitude of Congress
we may predict, with almost absolute j
confidence, that the trial of the first magis
trate of the Republic of the officer who,
when acting within the limits of the law
and the Constitution, is more powerful
than any European monarch will ter- j
ininatc without the shedding of one drop j
of blood. Confident in the vitality of the
Constitution, and in their power to . cope
victoriously with any danger with which
they may be confronted, the people of the I
United States will allow the President the
same fair play that would be accorded to
a person charged with forgery, murder, or
highway robbery. The excitement which
undoubtedly prevails proceeds from the
novelty of the case, not from any feelings
of fury against the accused.
There is, however, on the part of Con
gress a stern yet calm determination not
to allow the President to magnify his office
at the expense of the co-ordinate branch
of the Government. They are determined
to teach Andrew Johnson and through
him every succeeding holder of the office
that the Presidentship was made for the
Republic, not the Republic for the Presi
dentship ; and that however important the
place he may occupy, or immense the
power he wields, no single man or office
is essential to the safety or greatness of
the commonwealth.
These simple elementary principles of
Republicanism Andrew Johnson either
forgot or despised. He acted as if he had
the right to thwart Congress, and dictate
to the chosen representatives of the peo
ple the measures they were to pass, and
the policy which had to be pursued. Now,
however, he and all succeeding Presidents,
through his example, will" know better ;
for even if he were to be acquitted, on
some technical ground, he will have been
taught that there is in the Republic a
power higher and greater than the Presi
dency, and within the resources of the
Constitution an auguat tribunal, to which
even the Chief Magistrate is amenable for
every misdeed done in his -official capacity.
By the terms of the Act of Con
gress all bullion assayed since April
1st is exempt from the internal rev
enue tax.
The State
mnch enlarged
Journal has been
N.v. J 1. 11 1 1 v Jill-
It is" one of our best ex-
Axtell, the member from San
Francisco, recently made a speech in
Congress which has caused a 'great
commotion in Democratic ranks'. I It.
was, heterodox and undemocratic in
many particulars, but especially in
its treatment of colored" men. lie
declared that the Government gave
full and fair warning' to the slave
holding rebels, that unless they laid
down their arms their slaves would
be declared free. That the South,
treating it as an idle threat, scoffed
and jeered, accepted the gage of bat
tle, and lost; that their mouths are
now closed, and they cannot right
fully complain any further than the
negro (speaking of the North) is our
negro. He insisted upon justice for
freedom. These utterances hadr the
real Republican ring. It was some
thing noticeable that a Democratic
orator should allude to the rebellion
without laying the blame upon the
North still more remarkable that
the negro should be alluded to, with
out contemptuous sneers. A bitter
warfare has been waged by the Hx
aminer and kindred sheets against
Axtell, to prevent his renomination.
On the eve of the primary elect. ons,
Axtell's speech, which had hitherto
been quoted in detached parts, only
to furnish a text to carp at, was pub
lished in full, and he himself was
covertly attacked as a renegade. It
was generally expected that on his
return to the State he would go back
on his words and apologize for his
undemocratic talk, but instead there
of he had the manliness and the in
dependence to reiterate what he had
already spoken in Washington. When
we consider the material before whom
he appeared, it is a matter of great
surprise that he was not hissed and
hooted down when he presumed to
name the negro without the usual
ringing of charges on wooly heads,
thick lips and long heels. But won
der of wonders, he won the fight for
delegates in San Francisco, and went
into the Convention thus backed.
Hon. Col. Kewen madea long-studied,
able and eloquent speech upon their
duty to select men who would truly
represent their views at Washington.
This address was nothing more nor
less than a covert attack on Axtell,
and was so regarded by the audience;
but notwithstanding these carefully
prepared and powerful attacks, Ax
tell has been renominated, with ex
traordinary unanimity. Has the
party changed thus suddenly? Has
Axtell really infused the idea into
the Democratic mind that it is un
dignified and inhuman to hurt, mob
and kill ," niggers." Why, when
Gorham insisted with all earnestness
that the negro, and even Chinamen,
had rights, and should 'be treated
with at least as "much consideration
as brute beasts, he was sneered at as
"the Nigger-China candidate." Will
Democrats rise-to the plaue of being
gentlemanly to inferiors? Can De
mocracy change? Wheu will won
ders cease, and what is this world
coming to, and where will all those
things end? " How would you like
to have your sister marry a negro?"
We like Col fix because we
know him. We have for years
hoped to see the people give him
their votes for such high station.
Old Beriah abuses Colfax. Why
does he do it? Because he knows
very well that Colfax is a true man ;
That he is one of the ablest men on
the continent ; and that he is not of
that class which would invite the re
moval of Grant from the Executive
chair by the enemies of the Union,
with the same success which follow
ed the assassination of President
Lincoln. The nominees of the Con
vention will be true representatives
of the principles of the Republican
party, which are the pillars of our
national existence.
Bingham, in hi3 late
speech before the Court of Impeach
ment, touched up the counsel on the
opposite side id the following style:
lie would rrot follow or mention
either speaker on the other side, es-.
peciallv the gentleman from New
York, Mr. Evarts, in his intellectual
pyrotechnics. Laughter. lie would
deal in such arguments as would
bring conviction to the mind of every
man. Referring to the length of Mr.
Evarts' speech, Mr. Bingham said he
supposed it was the impression of
some men that to make a speech im
mortal it was necessary to make it
eternal. Laughter. ,;.
The traitorous old scamp of the
Herald pitches into Grant and Colfax
in about the same style nsed to de
nouDce Lincoln in 1SG4. The Ore
gonian gives these articles in juxta
position. They beautifully illustrate
the Copperhead style of talking about
all eminent men who had anything to
do with preserving the Union. If
the names were changed, each would
quickly pass for the other anywhere.
Charles Morris has been nomi
nated for constable at Oswego. He
is a reliable Union man. - :
Geo. Ilammersley has been
nominated for constable in Mar-
j qua-m's Tccmct by the Union men..
As upleasant as the same may be,
to those of our readers who know
Calchas to be a deep-dyed villain,
unworthy of notice, we beg to give
them one more denial of his asser
tions.1. He and his associate Copper,
heads have" often used the name of
Harrison Wright, Esq., a respectable
Democrat of this county, to prove
that Sheriff Burns had purchased
scrip of Wright, to pay over to Hur
ford, Treasurer. The following cer
tificate in Mr. Wright's own name, is
sufficient to refute this , base charge.
He says: - :
u 1 hereby certify that Wm. P.
Burns never bought any order or
county warrant from rne. But that
he paid me by order of the County
Court of Clackamas county, the full
sum of 500 00 for an order for that
amount. I do certify that I never,
in Mr. Burn's presence, stated any
thing about General Grant whatever,
at that time or at any time previous.
' (Signed) Uarrisox Weight.
The assertion of Calchas was that
Mr. Burns, boucht this warrant be
cause Mr. Wright had said that
Grant would make a good President.
Now, the facts were these: Mr.
Wright, having sold his bridge to
the county, held warrants to a con
siderable amount. Taxes were due
and he wished to pay his, but pre
ferred to wait until the county paid
hirn, on an endorsed warrant for
$500 00. lie had spent much time
in hunting for the County Treasurer
Ilurford - who was seldom ever to
be found in his office, when wanted,
and was not to be found this time.
Mr. Wright, under the circumstances
made application to the Couuty Com
missioners, and an order was made
allowing Sheriff Burns to receive the
warrant and pay it over into the
hands of Ilurford as county funds.
On this regulation the transaction
was performed.
It has also been charged that Mr.
Harrison Wright received green
backs on his claims ag iinst the Coun
ty. Such a thing is very probable.
But greenbacks were never paid to
him at par. The Treasurer was long
since ordered to dispose of such funds,
which accumulated from fncs, forfeit
tares, etc , at their cash value, and
this is frequently done. So much for
Again; Calchas mukcs a great ado
over the fact that Sheriff Burns paid
about $300 of J. M. Bacon's scrip
into the Treasury ! What an outrage
that was. But how did this come
about? We will U-Il you all about
that. The nominee of the Democrat
ic party for County Treasurer, J. R.
Ralston, Esq., borrowed 185 GO in
scrip, of John il. Bacon, with which
to pay faxes of himself, Daniel Har
vey and others promising to pay Tiu
con the coin at some future lime. ' Sa
vier, La Roque & Co., paid the bal
ance, which they had purchased for
the same purpose, as they had a right
to do. So much for th it.
We do not wish to rt flt-ct npon the
integrity of any man who pays his
taxes in county scrip. It is a right
we all have. But we do think Mr.
Ralston acts very unfair in express
ing his belief that Mr. Burns himself
buys scrip for foul purposes. Ralston
does not believe it! Mr. Burns nev
er paid a cent into the Treasury ex
cept as authorized by law.
Beriah Brown should be publicly
thrashed; for - shielding the putrid
carcass of Calchas from this public,
lie has endorsed Calchas by every
act of his. And notwithstanding he
he once said through the editorial
columns of the Herald (February
l2th) " that if these things were not
correct; that if Calchas misrepresent
ed or wronged any citizen, he would
not only publicly state the fact but
denounce the writer as a falsifier;" he
has failed to do so; and has never
once alluded to a contradictory
statement made by us. What shall
we say of such men? Citizens of
Clackumas county ! Will you sus
tain such trifling vagabonds by your
votes on next Monday? We have
too much confidence in your intelli
gence to believe that u will. - r
Democratic. Candidates. We
would suggest to those bedrock Dem
ocrats who care for principle, that
they nominate the chieftain of the
Lost Cause, for President, with Brick
Pomeroy for Vice. They are con
sistent . Democrats, and deserve,
more than any others, this distinction.
What say you bedrockers?
Mr. Logan writes from Baker
City, that very little enthusiasm is
manifested for Mr. Smith in that
part of Oregon. He is gratified to
find that the ablest men are Union
men, and that all of the party are
actively enlisted in the Union cause,
doing good work.
The gas fitting and Plumbing
establishment of Mr. Myers, adver
tised in this paper; is highly compli
mented by the Poitland Daily papers.
What Mr. Myers cannot do for a
patron no one else need try.
Bcatty, candidate for clerk on
the copperhead ticket, voted for him
self two years mro -on the same tick
et. .The. records show Jl
TJxc Terrible Assassination, in Geor.
At midnight on Monday, the . 30th
of March, twenty. five men, with
faces marked, broke into the sleeping
apartment of George W. Ashburn, at
Columbus, Ga., and murdered him
in cold blood. - One ball, 'the fatal
one, crushed through his brain,
another one penetrated his abdomen,
and a third shattered his left leg. The
victim had just retired to bed, and
had just re-lighted his candle as the
door of his chamber was forced, and
the assassins opened their fire. After
completing their work they retired
from the scene, two of the number
leaving behind new paper masks.
As the party retreated a policeman
attempted to halt them, but he heard
"the click of pistol-" ' and did not
press his command. '
Mr. Ashburn, the victim, was a
leading radical member of the Geor
gia Constitutional Convention, which
recently adjourned, after completing
its labors. No man in that Conven
tion was more violently ridiculed,
abused and burlesqued, and his assas
sination is the natural expression of
the sentiment of the dominant .rebel
class in Georgia, just as the outrage
ous caricatures and denunciation were
the natural expression of Geoagia
The evidence taken before the
Coroner's jury points very plainly to
the composition of a band of assassins.
Hannah Flournoy, an inmate of the
house where the murder occurred,
and who witnessed the deed, testified
that the assailants numbered about
twenty-five, and that " all were well
dressed gentlemen, about the same
size, wore masks or were smutted.
They were nice, dandy young gentle
men belonging to Columbus. The
Coroner's jury (very possibly com
posed of the assassins of the night
before) rendered a verdict that j by the Copperheads against the Can
George W. Ashburn was killed by j didates on the Union ticket. Ther
persons unknown.
Some men cannot see why they
should take stock in the O. C. R. R.
at 10 cents on the dollar, as an in
vestment. Would they have bought
town lots on Clark street Chicago,
thirty years 8g", at one hundred and
fifty dollars a lot! Would they,
twenty years ago, have given ten
dollars for the best lot on Moutirom-
cry street Sin Francisco? Ten
years ao what would they have !
paid for property in Portland, even?
In the darkest days cf the Atlantic
J telegraph enterprise, a friend of Cy-
i rus Field bought $10,000 of stock
for 10. Mr. r ield magnanimously
offered to take the slock at a consid
erable advance.
W ell, but what
do you alvice me to do, Mr. Field?"
" Take your stock home," was the
reply, " lock it up in your safe, and
never look at it, nor think of it. till
you come to me for yonr dividends
on it." And that man is now receiv
ing, 011 his investment of $10, 8800
per annum in gold. If men wish to
keep up with the times in this pro-
grcssive age they must look ahead
Do you 6cm ? Clackamas county
could well afford to pay the iuterest
on $50;000 or $00,000 bonds of the
Company, for twenty years hence.
In five 3 ears the increased valuation
of property incident to the comple
tion of the road, will much more than
make up the amount to say nothing
about the property of the road itself,
that would necessarily pay taxes
-The Alontana people are fast for
intercourse with the east by Rail-
! road, through Dacota and Minnesota
to some point on the upper Mississip
pi. Let it be anounced to the
world that the Northren Pacific Rail
road is to be built, and such an im
petus will be given to emigration on
that route, nnd throughout the whole
region between Fort Benton and the
Mississippi, in the valliesof Montana,
and in the region westwared to the
Pacific Ocean, as has not hither.
to, been witnessed since the creation
of the world.
The grade, all ready for the ties,
on the east side of the river, is now
finished to a point above Miiwaukie,
and yet, men can be found who still
wonder if ice are going to have a Rail
road !
From all quarters we read of
Indian troubles; in Boise, in Mon
tana, in Arizona and on the plains
they are troublesome, and will be un
til they are punished by hanging quite
a number of their leaders and shoot
ing more of them.
The brig Brewster now in Port
land, passed through an earthquake
at sea on , the 18lh. The doors . of
the galley were thrown from their
slides, and the crockery in the pantry
was broken.
. The Mechanic's Institute of San
Francisco, is making arrangements to
hold its Sixth Industrial Exhibition in
August next, in a building to be erec
ted in Union Square in that city.
; -Boise City is infested with quite
a number of the light-fingered gentry.
:4 inc. sweet water dkocs
proved to be a failure.
"I shall count the days that must
elapse before the meeting of Con
gress,'' said Grant some - time , ago
when he had apprehensions lest the
obstinacy of the acting President
would stop the progress , of recon
struction and plunge everything inter
chaos. In all his acts he has reso
lutely supported the policy of Con
gress, and had it not been for his fi
dclity to the cause, the worst conse
quences might have ensued. It is
every way fit that the man to whom
the leadership was entrusted when
the nation was struggling for its life,
should now be called to its head to
settle the difficulties growing out , of
the contest, and to secure to the peos
pie who have sacrificed so much for
the country tho legitimate fruits of
their triumph. , ;
The Democrats of this County
boast that there will be plenty of
swelled heads on Tuesday ; next.
Meaning thereby that they intend to
try muscle as well as lungs, at the
polls. Frown down disputes and ar
gue not with brute force. Leave
that to Democracy, who love assas
sination. The Oregonian, referring to the
attacks of Beriah on Grant and Col
fax says: ''The foul-mouthed, venom
tor.gned, craven-spirited creature will
probably pursue this course as tho
safer one, instead of making vile at
tacks on the character of persons of
less eminence who are within reach
of him."
The Ku-Klux-Klan, the most
outrageous political organization ever
known, has been fully exposed in the
New York Illustrated papers. It
chills ones blood, to look at the en
gravings, and know that such a state
of thiol's is in existence
Look out for all sorto of scandal,
which will be used on Monday next
have had Calchas at work for a full
week, inventing lies to be produced
as arguments at the polls. Do not
trade, off a sinjile vote.
We hear it currently reported
that Beriah has employed Grandma
Wait to prosecute a suit against Mc
Cormick for damages. Avering ns
a cause of complaint that A is brain has
been affected by the application of
Vac:s hoot (o ihe seat of his pan
loons. Oh!
L. II. Caulkins, a true and tried
Union man has been nominated for
Justice of t lie Peace at Oswejjo. His
opponent will be a worshiper of J fit
Davis a man who, on every occa-
cirm r-trilc t? noma ri f T Wi!bo
j jooth. go we are informe.
j Thegreat cause which the Union
j Pnri? ufl!ield tl'.n.ngh the war and
! vvhich U stI!l upj's has no truer
j fr5c!1(1 m ercMT scns0 of ,h:lt worJ
than Gen. Grant. A vote for Lilian
is a vote for Grant.
-Mr. John E. - Walsh, of this cifv
j announces to the public that he is for
the Union, and the party that sus
tains the Union, on the grounds that
i Irishmen are not fools
Robt. II. M'Call has obtained a
judgment for 1,100 00 against Dr.
W.'C. Gibson, of Walla Walla, for
No goods had arrived at Helena
on the 1st, from St. Louis. Trains
j were arriving daily from Wallula, on
an average of thirty days travel.
Dispatches from all parts of the
country report importu ratification
meetings and' demonstrations over
the Chicago nomination.
The supporters of Grant and
Colfax held a grand ratification at
Portland on last Monday evening.
. Would not a column of brevities
from the organ look well in a respect
able sheet, as illustrating the Iowncss
of slang used by Beriah ?
. Recollect that James , Buchanan
was not Andrew Jackson that if he
had have been we should not now be
disgraced by an Andrew Johnson.
A grand ratification meeting
will be held at San Francisco on
Tuesday evening next, by the friends
and supporters of Grant and Colfdx.
The grashopper scourge is this
season proving detrimental to the in
terests of Montana farmers.
The work of grading for the
West side Railroad is progressing fa
vorably. P. P. Kingston, a kleptomaniac
in Washington county, has been "sent
up" for twelve months. , .
Mr. J. C. Ilunsaker proposes
to make additional improvements to
the What Cheer House Portland.-
Senator Williams will please ac-
ceptour thanks for Valuable public
The' Willow Creek Mines are
nearly abandoned, and the majority
cf those who remain are Union men.
Gov. Moore, of Washington Ter
ritory, is viewing . the fine . regions
about Walla Walla. .
fire HOW frpft innr . Rat"im
I to paper?, overland, iu bix days.
Adopted at Salem Kaich SitH 1SGS.
1. Kesolvah That it is the highest duty
of every American citizen to ; maintain
against all their eoemiea the integrity;, ot
the, Union aLd the paramount authority of
the Constitution and laws of the United
.States, and to preserve at the ballot-box
the fruits of the late war. c ' ;
-1. Jleftolved. That -the work of recon
struction of the Southern States belongs
to the legislative department oftheg?v
emmfnt and that we endorse the thirteenth
and fourteenth amendments to tho Con
stitution and the acts of Congress com
monly called the reconstruction ! nets, nf-
the best plan yet proposed for the resto
ration of the .States lately in rebellion to
their former relations to thc Federal Gov
ernment. ': ; !.? :. ' - 5
3. liesolvcd. That we are in favor of ad
mitting the rebel States to representation
in Congress at the earliest practicable mo
ment which the public safety will permit.
4. Jlcsolced. That the natron at debt was
necessarily contracted to save the national
life and ought to be honestly paid, and we
condemn every scheme devised for the re
pudiation of the Avhole or any part of the
debt as disgraceful to the Republic and
unjust to its citizens, and that the propo
sition to pay in . legal tender notes those
debts contracted to be paid in specie, is
only a mildr term for repudiation. k
5. liesolvcd. That, under .the Constitu
tion, the Federal Government has no right
to interfere with the elective franchise in
any State having representation in Con
gress and where civil government is not
overthrown by rebellion.
G. liesolvcd. That the right of expatria
tion is the natural and inherent right of
all people and indispensable to the enjoy
ment of the rights -of life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness : that while th citizen
owes allegiance to the Government, the
Government owes protection to the citizen,
and that it is the duty of tht Government
of the United States to protect all its
citizens, native born and naturalized, in
the Full enjoyment of their rights as cit
izens of the United States,, wherever and
under whatever color or pretence those
rights may be in-vaded. ,
7. Uesolvd. That the foreign immigra
tion, which in the past, has added; so much
to the wealth, development of resources,
and increase of power of this nation, the
asylum of the oppressed of all -nations,
should be fostered and encouraged by a
liberal and just policy ; and that we sym
pathize with all people 'everywhere who
are struggling for civil and religious lib
erty. . resolved, That the thanks of the
American people are due to the soldiers
and sailors of the army and navy who have
perilled their lives in defense of their
country and in vindication of the honor of
its flag ; that the nation owes to them
some permanent recognition of their pa
triotism and their valor, and ample and
permanent provision for those of their
survivors who have received disabling and
honorable wounds in the service of their
country ; and that the memories of those
who have fallen in its defense' shall be
hold in grateful and everlasting remem
brance. 9. liesolvcd. That we arc in favor of lib
eral appropriations of land and money,
by the Government, to aid in the con
struction of railroads.
Portland is moving for a grand
celebration on the 4th of Jul v.
The Democracy-"will peddle
a letter on Monday next, pur
porting to have been written
by YV. L. Adams to AlcBride,
denouncing Logan in unmeas
ured terms.
ft is a forgery; or at least a
fictitious storv, invented and
published for purposes of po
litical intrigue. John MeBride
does not live in Oregon, and
Dr. Mc 13 ride lias lately called
upon the people to stand firm
by Logan! Hence, this leaves
a shadow of doubt upon the
subject. "What if Adams did
write it ? The very fact that
it has been placed in copper
head hands to be used against
us is enough to show the ani
mus of the thing ! We doubt
the authenticity of the letter.
- - . - -
My. Adams opposed the'nom
ination of Mr. Logan solely
on personal grounds ; but he
has since expressed himself as
perfectly satisfied with the ac
tion of the convention, and
said, in this town, that he in
tended to vote for Loan if he
remained in the State until the
day. of election. It would be
an easy matter for copperheads
to forge such a document !
fgTliey are up to such acts
and this may not be the only
one they intend to produce !
f5 Look out for them on
election day, and do not allow
yourselves to be duped by their
malicious slanders ; so Calchas
like that, they even bear the
ear marks of the
Dye Colors. One of the most
useful and economical productions of the
present age is Howe & Stevens' system of
Family Dye Colors, comprising all the staple
colors and the most exquisite shades, anc so
simple that any oue c&n use them with per
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PcMrs. C. II. Myers, , 110 First
street, Portland Oregon, has the largest as
sortment of pumps ever oii'ered in that mar
ket, consisting of the best kinds of double
and siugle acting lift and force pumps, lilt
pumps, double cyiiuder enyine pumps, niin
tug pumps, efc. bee advertisement.
Friends at the East would be de
lighted to receive a set of those beautiful
Stereoscopic Views of Oregon scenery, now
on exhibition and for sale, nt the Music and
Ai t Gallery of Wm. T. iShanalian, one door
from tho corner of l"iitand Morrison Ms.,
near the Woalcni Hotel, 1'vrtJ utd, On-gmi.
Dutciier's Lightning FtVk
That pest of bummer, huge black
of flies can be got rid of cheaply and
by the use of the above popular artie'e l'
has an enormous saleot th east and'
for sale by dealers everywhere. ' l4Bov
:i . Kkdixgton & Co.
3pt) ; ; Wholesale Agenfai San Francis
Dress Making. A lady lately ar.
rived from the East, after a tour of F..
recommends herself as a dress maker ail(i
milliner. Knowing her business perfect
sparing no pains to satisfy, she solicit1 th
uittrouage of the ladies of this citr n'a
...n;i- Riuiiliinon t 1 . "Q V'"
Mostf, Ksq - - j .
la this citv, . on the "t"A ihst T. i -
youngest son of T. W. and A. E. Rhouei
aged one year 2 months and 27 davs.
Acw Advertisements.
All persons indebted to the undersized
are hereby warned to pay their dues on or
before June loth, or their accounts will bo
left in the hands of a proper officer for col
lection. J. A. MacDOXALD, .
Oswego, Oregon!-
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of the Pacific Mail steamship company, on
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Remember ."itlr and 2-oth.
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