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OREGON CITy, OREGON, JIBl'ST 6, 1871.
Of Oiafifl County.
Hon. L. F. Lane.
Hon. L. F. Lane,! Democratic nom
inee for Congress; is a resident of
Roseburg, a gentleman -well known
by many of our citizens, and has be
fore been honored; "with the confi
dence of his party; Mr. Lane is an
able lawyer, a fine &nd ready speaker,
nnd -will make an effective and ag
gressive campaign.' We doubt wheth
er a more acceptable candidate could
have been found, nd we feel confi
dent that his nomination will be
ratified by a handsne majority next
Mr. Lane was e(Jted a member of
the Legislature in the Lower House
from Umatilla county in 1864, and
as such was active and industrious,
and made one of t'?e best members of
. that body. In 1SGC he was the Dem
ocratic candidate jor Secretary of
State, and all hav since had cause
to regret that ho lvas not elected.
And in 1872 lie ls placed on the
electorial ticket, bl 1 declined in or-
der to give place some Liberal.
Since 1S6G he has been engaged in
his profession as a lawyer, and as
such he stands at the head of the bar.
This our opponents will probably
deny, but when we cite the fact that
he was regarded a good enough law
yer to be placed on the Code Com
mission with Judge Deady, our read
ers will take with due allowance the
assertions of our Radical friends.
None has heretofore questioned his
abilities as an orator, statesman and
lawyer. But now we find that some
of our exchanges regard him as "too
young." Wo would like to know
when theso old fogies will come to
the conclusion that a man thirty-five
years of age is old enough to go to
Congress? He is old enough, and
the people of Oregon; will send him
and his voice will be heard on the
floors of that body, notwithstanding
he is "so young."
Mr. Lane is the sor of Gen. Joseph
Lane, one of the ablest and purest
men of our State, anji:is the Radicals
are unable to find Vy thing against
Lafayette's politico Icharacter, or
personal, either, vtresume they
will attempt to figu. tho war of the
rebellion over again across the Gen
eral's body, as we find the Orejonian
alreVly engaged in mutilating Gen.
Lane's speeches. We do not propose
to bo diverted from tho real issues
of the campaign in aty such manner,
and the people will n t expect to fight
over the shoulders of f e father of the
Democratic standard bearer. Let
Democrats do their jjuty, and L. F.
Lane will be elected V' a handsome
majority. He fills every respect
the Jeffersonian test: He is honest
and capable, and will make one of
the best Representatives ever sent to
the Halls of Congress from Oregon.
Let us give three bc-arty cheers for
Lafayette Lane, and go to work for
hiM successful and triumphant elec
tion. The First Gun of the Campaign.
The Democracy of Clackamas can
claim the honor of the first gun of
the campaign. On last Tuesday
evening, Hon. Jas. H Slater address
ed the citizens of this place at the
Court House on the political issues
of the day, in behalf of the Demo
cratic nominee, Hon.: L. F. Lane.
We ahall not attempt to give a syn
opsis of his speech, as I wo engaged a
short-hand reporter to enable us to
famish it to oii'r readers in full, and
will do so in our nexjt issue. The
audience was quite torge, and we
have seldom witnessed'more respect
ful and close attention given any
speaker. Our reader .know the
abilities of Mr.Slater to, mate a good,
sound, logical and abh speech, and
he even out-did himsenlast Tuesday
night. It was a grrf U effort, and
the facts and figureiV resented by
him cannot be contiTrted by our
opponents. On the questions of tar
iff and finance, we doubt whether
there is in the State a man better in
formed than Mr. Slater, and he pre
sents his figures in such a manner
that the most obtuse Radical can
easily see the infamy ad ontrageous
policy carried out byj the party in
power. We trust thas Mr. Slater
will be able to address the citizens
generally this fall, as he will be a
tower of strength to the party and
the Democratic candidate.
Knows their Mania.
Of all the men acquainted'with the
wants of Eastern Oregon, that man
is Lafayette Lane. In 1862 he was
engaged in stock business and mer
chandizicg in Umatilla, and during
a residence of two years in that coun
ty, learned the wants' and actual
necessities of tlaat secxion. While
he now resides ia Douglas county.
Eastern Oregon has a Representative
who understands and; knows the
want of that section, and by his long
residence and intercourse with our
peopla from all parts of the State, is
jut the person tO Teprt sent Oregon
State. nd Cot any particular
The Democratic Platform.
The platform adopted by the Dem
ocratic State Convention is one of
the most complete, comprehensive
State papers ever put forth by any
convention of our party. It contains
no ambiguous and useless language;
in all matters it is just such a declar
ation of principles as should come
before the people for their approval.
No Democrat, who is such from prin
ciple, can object to give his vote to
the endorsement of the doctrine of
the party as put forth in this docu
ment. The first resolution reaffirms
the devotion of the party to the prin
ciples held by the fathers of our Re
public. The second resolution properly
states the relations of the States to
the General Government, and is tho
only true doctrine of a free people
who desire to maintain their liberties
and free institutions.
The third denies that aggression
on local governments, which has
been claimed by the Radicals and
has been exercised over the States by
the party in power, in strict conflict
with the constitution of the land.
and claims for the people all the
rights not expressly delegated to the
General Government. The fourth
also denies the interference of the
General Government in local matters
and asserts the right of the people to
select their own representatives, con
demning the interference of the party
in power in local State elections.
Tho fifth demands complete reform
and retrenchment in our national ad
ministration; honesty in the pay
ment of our just obligations; the
sacred preservation of our public
faith; strict accountability of officials
and their speody and impartial trial
for malfeasance in office; a zealous
regard for the right of free elections,
and absolute subordination of the
military to the civil authorities; the
eq-.ial and impartial administration
of our laws, and the freedom of ro
ligion, the person and the press.
The sixth, one of most important
planks in the platform, protests
against the needless and burdensome
tariff, and declares its opposition to
the policy carried on by the Radicals
to enrich the few at the expense and
injury of the many,
The seventh declares for specie
payment noAV, and not some future
time, and declares that gold and sil
ver are the only basis of commercial
Tho eighth declares against that
infamy termed the national banking
system, and demands such legisla
tion as will bring the thing to a
close, and if it is necessary to have
rag money, the Government should
issue it upon its own credit.
The ninth, demands, a change in
the treaty with China so as to make
it one of commerce only, and relieve
us oi tue curse oi tue neaiuen immi
gration to our State.
The tenth is a true bill of indict
ment against the Radical party; a
bill which is as true as the law of
nature, and opponents will have nil
they can do to extricate themselves
from the charges which are therein
contained. There is not one charge
too much, and the list of black crimes
in Radicalism are hardly complete in
this general bill of indictments.
There is enough, however, to consign
Radicalism to the tomb of the sleep
ing dead on the 25th of October.
The eleventh claims the right to
regulate the fares and freights of
public corporations when such cor
porations aim to oppress tho people
and are being used to their injury.
The twelfth opposes monopolies of
all kinds, and endorses the Patrons
of Husbandry as an organization to
relieve its members from the oppres
sions of heartless monopolies of
whatsoever kind, and demands re
form and retrenchment in all public
Tho thirteenth demands necessary
improvements of tho Columbia and
other rivers, and aid for our railroad
The fourteenth demands that the
Umatilla, Grand Ronde and Siletz
reservations be vacated by the In
dians, and that these fine sections of
our State be thrown open for public
The fifteenth asks all persons to
co-operate with the Democracy to
carry out the principles promulgated
in the platform. It is a platform on
which every Democrat can stand,
and a declaration of principles which
they can all endorse. Let us remem
ber that the motto of the Democracy
is now, as ever in the past, "Princi
ples first; men second."
The most violent enemy of the De
mocracy has to concede the fact that
Hon. Lafayette Lane, the Demo
cratic nominee of the party, is in
every respect, honest, faithful and
worthy to receive the votes of Dem
ocrats and all others opposed to the
Radical party. They can say noth
ing against him personally or polit
ically. His record is consistent,
and his integrity is beyond question.
His abilities are far above these of
many Representatives which Oregon
has heretofore elected, and we can
say unhesitatingly that he is the su
perior in this respect to any and all
the Radicals that have ever gene
from Oregon. Before the campaign
is over, our Radical friends will con
cede this and more that is, his elec
tion by an overwhelming majority.
Andrew Johnson Is Dead.
Again we are called upon to record
the death of one of the greatest states
men of the present age. Andrew
Johnson, ex-President of the United
States and U. S. Senator from Ten
nessee, died at -the residence of his
daughter, in Carter county, Tenessee,
at 2:30 last Saturday morning.
He was born at Raleigh, North
Carolina,. Dec. 29, 1803; lost his fa
ther at four years old; at 10 was ap
prenticed to a tailor in his native city
with whom he served seven years.
He never went to school a day in his
life, but learned to read by his own
exertions and the casual assistance of
a friend during his apprenticeship.
After this ho worked at his trade
ten or twelve hours a day, and read
two or three hours every night. In
the fall of 1826, ho set out to seek
his fortune in the West, and took up
his residence at Greenville, Tenn.,
which place continued to be his homo
the remainder of his life. At Green
ville, while working as a journeyman
tailor, he married, and his wife taught
him to write, and instructed him in
the elements of arithmatic. In 1828
he was elected Alderman of tho vil
lage, which was the first office he
ever held. It was the starting point
of that career of official life which he
was in the habit in after life of men
tioning as "swinging round the cir
cle." in 1840 he was Presidential
elector; in 1811, State Senator: in
1843 was elected to Congress, serv
ing, by successive re-elections, till
1853. He was a Southern Democrat
in his affiliations at that time, strong
ly supporting the annexation of Tex
as and Mr. Polk's Mexican war meas
ures. In 1853, and again in 1855, he
was elected Governor of Tennessee
In 1857 he was elected to the U. S
Senato, for the term ending March 3,
18G2. In the election of 1864 he was
elected Vice President, and in 18G5
became President in consequence of
the death of Mr. Lincoln. Ho made
an houest and faithful Executive,
and left the White House without
the slightest suspicion as to his in
legmy. jast winter lie was again
elected Senator from Tennessee, and
had just entered upon another career
of public life. This closes the life
of one of the most remarkable men
of the present age, and while we have
materially differed with him politi
cally, we have always regarded An
drew Johnson as aa honest and con
scientious man, and in him the natiou
has lost the last ex-President. Let
us cast the mantle of charity over
his faults and remember only his
good deeds and his honest purposes
Peace be to his remains.
In our last issue we published an
article on tho question of bringing
religion into our political campaigns
and predicted that the matter would
in some measure be brought in this
canvass. In this view wo are sus
tained by the following extract,
whieh we take from the Salem States-
man the leading Radical organ of
He is a catholic, aud of course, not
only hostile to public schools but to
Protestantism. Of course he owes
an allegiance to tho United States,
but then he owes a higher one to the
Pope of Rome, and we think he is
just as likely to take tho chair of
that distinguished gentleman, and
take up his residence in Rome, as he
is to go to the Congress of the Unit
It is true Mr. Lane is a Catholic
of the universal kind, free to concede
to all men tho right to whatever be
lief they may seo fit, and as their
conscience may dictate, and has
never either interfered in public
schools or placed themselves in an
tagonism to protestantism. He is
not, as the writer of the above ex
tract, a religious bigot, and we feel
assured that the people will discoun
tenance any such narrow proscrip
tiveness as contained in the above.
Tho writer may rest assured that
whilo he is making a religious war to
ostracize Catholics from public posi
tions, ho will not only get that largo
class of people against him, but ho
will find all true and free thinking
Christians to rebel against bringing
such things into issue in our poli
tics. If this is a good time to make
war on Catholics, the next election
it may be tho turn of the Baptists
and so on, and if we admit this kind
of intoleration towards one denomina
tion, it may revolt and come against
any other in the near future. Our
system of government is based on
free and liberal religious opinions,
and when a party has to resort to
the disgraceful and infamous policy
of bringing into uso the religious be
lief of persons and seek to prescribe
them on that account, it only shows
its weakness and intolerant mean
ness. Let the Shiftman have all the
consolation it can get from the fact
that Mr. Lane is a Catholic. The
masses are not going to make that
an issue in our elections, and it is a
disgrace to tho Republican party
that its leaders are compelled to
bring such issues ;uto the campaign,
ana snows to whut a strait they havo
The Mountain M a low Massacre
trial was completed last Wednesday.
The probabilities are that the jury
will fail to agree.
Alfred Jeaoes. of Molalla, CUeka
sas cousty, wants information con
cerning his brother, James Jeanes.
TTV nr VOC? T rnv
E. Payson Hammond.
Editob Enterprise Dear Sir:
Please accept the thanks of one of
your readers for- your sensible and
manly protest against the irreverent
and blasphemous proceedings of this
man Hammond, in the name of re
ligion and by the aid of many people
of whom thev-commuity had a right
to expect better things. I, for one,
can but regard his whole course as
damaging in every sense to the cause
of true religion. Whatever may be
the present gains, these are nothing
in comparisen with the after evils
that are sure to come in his train.
Much of this man's power for evil is
due to the timidity of the editors,
who are afraid to speak out their
own honest sentiment, in condemna
tion of his course, but give up their
columns to the daily puffing and
praising of his doings all through
the land. There are some of us who
are rejoicing to know that there is
soon to be an end to these things in
this quarter of the world, and that
the daily papers are about to be re
lieved of this insufferable common
place stuff about the performances of
this conceited harlequin.
The most amusing part of the
whole thing is the share that the
sober-minded clergy as wo suppos
ed them to be, the grave and rever
end doctors and professors amouj
us havo had in this religious clap
trap and humbug. Have these doc
tors and parsons no principles and
systems of their own no settled con
victions concerning the decency and
order of divine worship no plan for
teaching and training their people,
and their children, that they are
ready to fall so quickly into the train
of this charlatan and played-out bilk
of tho East, and become his aiders
and abettors in this raid upon the
decency and good sense of the com
munity ? What are wo to think of
our guides and teachers if they have
so little confidence in their own ways
of worship and teaching that they
are ready to throw them up at the
bidding of every quack and pretender
that comes along, and join in a grand
hurrah for the new way? If this is
the way to preach the gospel and
worship God, why have not these
clergymen, been doing so all their
lives? Have they just found out the
right way from this man Hammond ?
It seems to an old-fashioned member
of the Church that, these clergymen
havo very much compromised their
dignity and consistency by this
course, and that self-respect, respect
for their office, and the claims they
make as teachers and guides, by the
course they have taken. I have sup
posed it was tho office of such per
sons to mould and precede public
sentiment, as far as possible, and not
timidly to follow in the wake, and
echo the shouts of the multitudes.
Above all other things, wo want in
our teachers. firmness, consistency and
principle, which, in my judgment,
has been sadly lacking in this case,
and I venture to prophesy that somo
of them will livo to regret the share
they havo had in this busiuess.
When the true and full harvest comes
of all this shameful irreverence, of
all this trifling with sacred things,
and abuse of the tender, confiding
and believing nature of children, it
will be found to bo chaff and husks,
disappointment and mortification.
I could say much more on this
subject, but will not trouble you
further at present. Yours truly,
The Voice of the Convention.
Some persons aro always anxious
to create the impression that there
are factions and cliques in the Dem
ocratic organization, and no sooner
are the nominations made than they
can with security declare any faction
defeated, as such faction only exists
in the imagination of those who
would like to cluster around them a
faction or clique. Wo have attended
many conventions in Oregon, and
none nave oeen more Harmonious
and given a more complete and open
expression of the delegates than that
which nominated Hon. Lafayette F.
Lane. While he was not tho first
choice of the majority of the dele
gates, he unquestionably was the
second by a very large majority, as
the final vote showed. That either
candidate was backed by this or that
aspirant for Senatorial honors has no
existence except in the fertile imag
ination of a certain class of politi
cians. They ran ou their own merits.
The defeat or success is the work of
the delegates, and no one else. The
State administration or Senatorial
aspirants had nothing to do with the
result, and all put together could
not have changed it. The assertion
that this or that man got away with
the nomination is simply bosh, or
that this or that candidate was back
ed by this or that element. It was
the best representative convention
we have ever seen in Oregon, and, as
such, did its own work.
Br a Scratch. The Oregon City
precinct Radicals elected ten
delegates to the County Convention
last Saturday, but took good care to
leave out in the cold all Republicans
wno refused to swallow the Mitchell
resolution. Doc. Rarlow saw .h
point, and he deolined so as to give
thm just one out of the ten dele
gates. How do our anti-Mitchell
Radicals like this kind of diecrimin
rvn - t ttvmiht i
LETTER FROM NEW YORK.
(From Our Regular Correspondent.
New York, July 20, 1875.
Notwithstanding the exceptionally
cool weather with which we have
been blest with so far this Summer,
the number of those slaves of con
ventionality, who annually summari
ly leave their large cool and pleasant
reidences in the city for the stifling
attics of farm houses &c, has been
no less than usual this season, and
the favorite watering places from
the mysterious waters of the Sagua
nay river to the perilous drives and
aristocratic coteries of the Sweet
Briar, and White Sulphur Springs,
welcome tho usual crowd of visitors,
who more than once have. .bad occa
sion, as they draw on their-overcoats
shiveringly to inquire Jtyhat ailed
"Old rrob." this season. As for
Long Branch, happy resort that at
once relieves the cares and receives
the back pay of our chief Executive,
that champion place for drowning
accidents, on last Sunday added a
tornado to its list of attractions. It
is said however that those who saw
the mishap from the hotel windows
had a keener appreciation of the hu
mor of tho situation than did the oc
cupants of the carriages that wero
overturned by the wind storm and
drenched by the solid rain. They
felt "evener" however when the Hag
poles and chimneys of the hotels be
gan to crash through the verandahs.
If nature seemed in a great rage last
Sunday, man was in no less, an one,
nnd New York was the scene of mur
ders startling from their number and
atrocity even to our crime-accustomed
ears. First a son kills his father
for reasons like those that imj:elled
young "Walworth to parricide. That
tho parties were in a lower social
condition may perhaps account for
the fact that the assassination was
committed with less infamous cool
ness. Then a negro, rushing from a
bar-room melee, maddened with ter
ror and the pain of a fearful gash by
a razor, a negro's favorite weapon,
ran through the streets killing two
passers-by, one returning from
church, the other enjoying such
"otium cum dignitato" as can be
derived "sub teguine fage" in
Thompson street. But tho pen wea
ries of such honors.
What society is left in tho city is
agitated by the fate of poor M ,
who has received, somewhat improp
erly, the name of tho modern "Stra
della." lie was tho son of a rich
Now York merchaijt, but having con
siderable histrionic abilitj- nnd a re
ally remarkable voice, had gone to
Italy, the present residence at least
if not the birth place of Calliope, to
develop his talci:ts. , "While enjoying
a trip into Sicily ho was killed by
brigands. The story of his death, if
not apocryphal, is more flattering to
tho musical taste of the assassins
than reassuring to visitors of that
fascinating country of ragged scen
ery and sweet wines. It seems the
rich jewelry M. always wore, extrav
agant with him, vulgar it would
have been with another less gorgeous
in natural gifts and every way splen
did in bearing, together with the
needlessly large sum of money he
always carried with him, had attract
ed the notice an! excited the cupid
ity of the brigands, who were aware
of his habit of making twilight visits
to a favorite cliff, where tho wild
roughness of the immediate fore
ground made the soft purples of the
mountains and tho glimpses of the
distant sea still more beautiful.
There ho would repay nature's gen
erosity by a song or two, sung as he
alone could sing thero. One night
he caught a slight cold; little did he
think it could prove fatal. An even
ing or two after whilo his voice was
still impaired by its effects, the - rob
bers laid in wait for him at his favor
ite resort. They were creeping out
to strike him, when he rpmmenced
singing and the exceptional. beauty
of his voice arrested them. He fin
ished and after a moment they again
advanced. Perhaps a vission of a
certain villa on the Hudson with a
violet eyed girl sitting, not alone, in
the rustic bend on the odge of the
clifT looking over that glorious river
to tho Katskills beyond shut out
from M's view the larger, bolder,
view in front of him. At any rate,
by a strange coincidence, for ho was
not fond of ballads, he began sing
ing "Home Sweet Homo." Again
the murderous hand was stayed,
until growing in fervor as he pro
ceeded he interpolated a short ca
denza in which ho undertook that
acme of all tenors, the high?C. His
voice broke. At that irfsiant the
daggers of the brigands met in his
The excitement over the College
sports at Saratoga, has quieted down
and the time of explanations of de
feats has arrived. It was a remarka
bly successful regatta, and for once
it does seem as though the best men
won. The dark horse of the occa
sion was Harvard who is said to have
led till the rolling of their boat near
the finish put her in the third place
a few strokes behind the winners.
The time as you have noticed was
not so good as that of last year.
In matters of amusement, the city
is at present very quiet, though Gil
more in his immense concert garden
whioh would be perfect if it had bet
ter ventillation, assisted by those in
comparable cometists Levy and Ar
buckle draws immense crowds.
.... . Ur -
Proceedings of the Democratic
The Delegates in attendance upon
the Democratic State Convention,
called to meet in Salem on the 29th
nit., for the purpose of nominating a
candidate for Congress, were escort
ed from the Chemeketa Hotel to the
Opera House by the Salem Brass
Band, where tho Convention was
called to order at 11 o'clock a. m., by
C. B. Bellinger, Chairman pro tern,
of the Democratic Central Commit
tee. Upon motion of B. F. Burch, of
Polk, ex-Governor G. L. Cnrry, of
Multnomah was made temporary
On motion of E. C. Bradshaw, of
Yamhill, W. M. Ramsey, of Yamhill,
was made temporary Secretary, and
Jas. Crosen, of Wasco, Assistant
C. W. Fitch moved that a commit
tee of one from each Judicial District
be appointed on credentials.
The Chair appointed C. W. Fitch,
of Lane; Vic Trivett, of Wasco; B.
F. Burch, of Polk; S. Norris, of
Multnomah; and E. D. Foudray, of
Jackson, as said committee.
The convention took a recess until
1 O'clock P. M. ii-
Convention called to order at l:lo
o'clock, and the committee on cre
dentials not being ready to report,
upon motion of Gleason, of Multno
mah, adjourned until 2:30 o'clock,
Convention called to order at 3:15,
Committee on credentials made
their report as follows:
To the State Democratic Convention
After a careful examination of the
proceedings of the different county
conventions, we havo found the fol
lowing gentlemen regularly elected
Benton county John. T. Hughes,
J. S.' Palmer, E. Holgate and J. H.
Baker II. W. Estes, Thos. Dalev,
M. G. Wassom, C. G. Chandler, W.
R. Curtis, all by L. B. Ison, proxy.
Columbia J. A. Carr and Joseph
Clatsop John Hobson and R. J.
Coos T. G. Owens, S. H. Hazzard,
D. R. Dale and J. M. Siglen by Haz
zard, proxy; A. Lobree "by T. G.
Clackamas "Wm. Yanghan, H. A.
Straight, John Mj'ers, R. N. Wor
sham, A. F. Hedges, A. Noltner, H.
McGugin, by Hedges, proxy.
Douglas Aaron Rose. T. II. Sher
idan, J. S. Aiken, A. A. Fink, T. II.
Jennings by W. AV. Thayer, proxy;
J. II. Mahoney by Fink, proxy.
Grant By County Committee: "W.
B. Las well, E. E. Turk and F. C.
Horsley, all by J. B. Crossen.
Jackson W. H. Simpson, Thomas
Wright, N. C. Dean, Henry Klippel,
Jas. II. Rnssel by Foudray, proxy;
E. D. Foudray, Kasper Kubli, II.
K.IIanna by Webb, proxv; II. L.
Lake Dennis Crawley, Robert
Whittle, both by G. L. Curry,
Linn Geo. Humphrey, O. P. Co
show, II. Fckertuan bv Holt, proxv;
!S. D. Haley. W. H. McBride, John
Huston, James L. Cowan, I. D. Mil
ler, J. P. Schooling, J. J. Brown and
Lane E. W. Rhea, James McLar
en, C. W. Fitch, R. B. Hays, R. B.
Cochran, J. M. Thompson and G. II.
Marion F. E. Eldridge, A Shop
hard, J. B. McClane, D. II. Murphy,
Wm. Cosper, L. Westacott, M. J.
Elmwl, L. F. Williams and J. A.
Multnomah G. L. Currv, M. Sel
ler, W. F. Trimble. W. J. Kelly, M.
J. Gleason, J. S. M. YanCleave, E.
A. Cronnin, J. R. Wiley, aud S.
Polk B. F. Burch, E. McDaniel,
D. J. Holmes, J. A. Myers and R.
Union R. S. Coats, T. J. Hunter,
G. B. Sturgell, I. Alberson, Wm.
Booth, H. W. Oliver all by L. B.
Umatilla B. B. Bishop, J. H.
Turner, A. W. Nye, II. M. Abbott,
A. II. Stone by S. Norris, proxy;
Samuel Johnson by V. Trivett,
Wasco N. II. Gates, J. B. Cros
sen, J. A. Mosier by Trivett, proxy;
James Howard by Crossen, proxy,
Yamhill E. C. Bradshaw, W. T.
New by, C. H. Burch, W. M. Ram
sey, J. C. Nelson, and P. M. Sco
We.your.committee on credentials,
respectfully report that in the coun
ty of Umatilla, we find two sets of
delegates elected to this convention,
and after hearing the statements of
each party, we recommend that A. W.
Nye and M. II. Abbott, from said
county, cast one vote each, and that
J. H. Turner and B. B. Bishop cast
one vote each, and that S. Norris
and V. Trivett, who have proxies
from said counties, cast ono vote
In Grant county we find that there
was no convention, but that the
County Central Committee appointed
delegates as reported.
That Josephine, Curry and Wash
ington are unrepresented a3 also is
We find Jackson county is called
for ten delegates but only entitled to
nine, on account of giving Lake one.
That Lake county has elected four
but is onlv entitled to two.
C. W. Fitch,
Turner, of Umatilla, moved the
adoption of the report of the com
mittee. Myers, of Clackamas, - moved to
amend the report of the committee
by striking the names of Turner and
Bishop, from Umatilla county, from
Gleason, of Multnomah, moved to
lay the amendmant on the table,
The motion to adopt the report
was then carried.
On motion of Myers, of Polk, a
committee of three was appointed on
Order of Business Myers, Webb
On motion of Noltner, of Clacka
mas, a committee of one from each
county was appointed on Resolutions
Palmer, of Benton, Ison of Baker,
Jackson of Columbia, . Hobson, of
Clatsop, Hazzard of Coosj Noltner of
dray of Jackson.11 Co wan
Thompson of Line, McClane ofM
ion, Trimble of Multnomni, Iar-
of Polk Abbott of Umatilh r
of Wasco, Newby of Yamhill '
un motion w liurch, of p0t
temporary officers were made ti
permanent officers of the convert
. On motion of Turner, of Umatili
the Chair was authorized to ,' '
a committee t)f five to draft resT1
tions of respect to the deatli r ,""
Hon. George A
t.t,.. ... m
Cronin. Thomnson. Mvers n.i
dray were appointed on saul com
On motion, adjourned
o'clock, P. M.
reassembling the Ch
called the Convention
promptly at 7:30 p. m.
The committoe on the dPnn.
Hon. G. A. LaDow made the folio
ing report, which was unanimously
Whereas, It having pleased i
mighty God to remove from oUr
midst Hon. Geo. A. LaDow, ciemWr
of Congress elect from tho State of
Whereas, We, in convention as
sembled, acknowledge the power of
Him who doeth all things well bow
in humble submission to his'will
therefore Resolved, That in the death, of
Hon. Geo. A. LaDow the State0 of
Oregon has lost a valuable citizen
and honorable gentleman, and ono
justly entitled to the confidence of
On motion of 'Newby, of Yamhill
it was ordered that a copy of the
foregoing resolutions be furnisbed
to the widow and family of the de
ceased. Committee on Order of Business
reported the order of business as
follows: 1st, adoption of a platform.
2d, nomination of a candidate for
Representative to the 44th Congress.
Moved to take a recess until 8:30
p. ii. Motion carried.
The Convention reassembled at U
Tho chairman, A. Noltner, in he
half of the committee on Resolutions,
Made the following report: Tim
platform will be found elsewhere iu
this issue. Er.
The reading of the report was re
ceived with frequent rounds of ap
plause, and was enthusiastically
D. J. Holmes, of Polk, offered a
resolution requesting each candidate
to address the convention in a fifteen
minutes speech, expressing his polit
ical views, &c.
Bradshaw, of Yamhill, moved to
lay on the table, which motion pre
vailed. The Chair announced nominations
in order, whereupon a motion Mas
made to adjourn until $3 o'clock a.
m., to-morrow. Lost.
VanCleave, of Multnomah, placed
in nomination the name of Hon. L.
F. Lane, of Douglas county. Mr.
Nelson of Yamhill put in nomination
Hon. J. W. Mesmith of Polk, where
upon a letter was read from J. V.
Nesmith declining a nomination,
when he was again placed in nomin
ation by Mr. Newby of Yamhill. Mr.
Nelson of Yamhill then named Hod.
J. II. Slater, by request Mr. Slr.ter'i
nam was withdrawn. Mr. II. A.
Cronin placed in nomination W. V".
Page, of Multnomah. Mr. Turner f
Umatilla named Ben Hayder. of l.lk.
Mr. F. E. Eldridge nmed Geo. K.
Sheil, of Marion. J. B. McClane of
Marion named John Whiteaker. of
Lane. T. B. Jackson of Columbia
named Hon. J. H. Reed, of Multno
mah. A motion was here adopted requir
ing a majority of all the votes c;ist to
First ballot Lano 3, Nesmith 9,
Sheil 3, Whiteaker 20, Reed 13, Har
den 13, Bradshaw 1, blank 14.
Second ballot Lane SO, Nemitli 9.
Sheil 2, Whiteaker SO, Reed 12, Har
den 12, Bradshaw 1, blank 14.
Third ballot Lane 29, Nesmith 13,
Whiteaker 32, Reed 13, Bradshaw 1,
Fourth ballot Lane 27, Nesmith ?,
Whiteaker SG, Roed 13, Hayden 10,
Bradshaw 1, blank 14. e
Fifth ballot Lano 49, Nffmith 2.
Whiteaker 35, Reed 13, Hayilen 0.
Bradshaw 1. Ramsev 1.
Sixth ballot Lane 36, Whiteaker
3G, Nesmith 1, Reed 16, Hayden 8,
Ramsev 1, blank 13.
Seventh ballot Lane 33, Whitea
ker 33, Reed 32, Hayden 8, Ram
At the close of each ballot motion
were made to adjourn, all 'of which
were promptly voted down, until fit
the close of the seventh, when Ison,
of Baker, called for the ayes and
noes on the motion to adjourn,
which resulted, ayes 62, noes 49,
whereupon the Chairman declared
the Convention adjourned until Fri
day morning at 9 o'clock.
FRIDAY MORNING SESSION".
Convention assembled at 9 o'clock
Mr. Turner of Umatilla withdrew
the name of Hon. Ben Hayden, aria
Mr. McClane withdrew the" name of
ex-Gov. Whiteaker. After the call
of the roll, the Convention proceeded
to take the 8th ballot, with the fol
lowing result: Lane 8S, Reed 1',
On motion of Myers of Clackamas,
the, nr-nii-t;nr r.f T. TV Lane w
Hons. Whiteaker, Slater, Grover
and Brown were called for end made
brief addresses which were received
w-ith frequent expressions of enthu
siasm and applause. ,
Mr. Cronin, of Multnomah, moved
to fill the vacancy existing in tlie
State Central Committee from Mnit
nomah county with the name of ex
Gov. G. L. Curry. Carried.
A motion was made to hold tue
next general State Convention m
Portland. After somo discussion
and efforts to amend, the whole mat
ter was indefinitely postponed fi"J
leaves intact the order of the i ia
general 'Cenvention, that the btaw
Convention for 187G shall be held m
Salem. . . mi
On motion of Burch, oi iamu","
n - n li iion niiiourneu,
me uoareuiiuu t
John Walker stabbed WilbamTav
lor in live Ivy saloon, at Portland,
last Friday night. Taylor is snpoos
ed to be mortally wounded, and v
ker liesin jail cause, a prostitmo;
The snag-puller left Albany for
the mouth of the Santiam on Jrriaaj
of last. week.-