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THE WASHINGTON STANDARD.
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1861.
"Union E.e«olvc» of Wathington Territory.
WHEREAS, Th» present appalling conjuncture of
our public affair* is calculated to excite in the
heart ofeverv loyal American, feeling# ol'the most
unxioti* solicitude Mid profound alarm, prophetic
of the direst calamity that civil liberty has ever
jet been called upon to endure ; we, therefore,
representing the present Legislative uulhority of
Washington Territory, an integrant portion of our
common country, deem it our privilege and solemn
dutv, on so momentous an occasion, to give ex
pression to the following sentiments :
Ruolved l;i tht Ltgulatnt Atttmlly of WaiUnyion
First. That vvc consider the preservation of our
existing national Uuion as tile first of nil patriotic
duties ami the chief of all political blessings, l>v
which alone can be secured the identity of the
America'n citizen and the fulfillment o# our mission
as the great exemplar of free institutions.
Second. That it is the bounden duty of all good
and true citizens, and especially of those who
guide and govern popular sentiment, to counsel
harmony and conciliation, and to cllcct and main
tain, by all necessary concessions and compro
mises, the integrity and perpetuity of that holy
brotherhood of States under which wc have be
come the admiration of the world.
Third. Th.it we utterly discountenance—as
fruught with incipient treason, and the insidious
•offspring of reckless aspirations, disappointed am
bition, or culpable ignorance—all projects for a
Pacific Confederacy. Washington Territory covets
only the distinction of exhibiting, first and last,
her devotion to the entire Union, as created by our
Ancestors, consecrated by their blood, and be
queathed to us, the palladium of civil and popular
Republican Territorial Convention.
A Territorial Convention will be held nt the
Town of Olympift, on MONDAY, MA\ 20, 1801,
for the purpose of nominating a HKI , UBI.ICAN CANDI
DATE FOR DEI.EU ATE TO CONOHUSS, to lie supported
nt the general election, on the second Mondny of
July next. The toasis of apportionment adopted is
two delegates for each Representative in the Ter
ritorial Legislature, according to the npportion
meut of ldiil. hut securing to euch county at least
one delegate in the said Territorial Convention.
Tiiis will slightly increase the number of delegates
n*iove sixtv, but'will secure a more general rcpre
-8 :nt ition of sentiment. The respective counties
will be entitled to the following numherofdelegates:
Whitcom 2. Island 2, Snohomish 1, Clallam 2,
Jefferson 4, Kitsap 5, King 3, Pierce 5 Sawamish
7 Thurston 8. Lewis 2, Chchalis 2, Cowlitz 2, Pa
cific 2. Wahkiakum. 1, Clark 8, SUnmania 1,
Clickatat 1. Walla Walla 8, Spokane 2, Missoula
1, Shoshone 1.
The committee agreed that Sawamish was enti
tled to a member of the Legislature, nnd have
therefore given to that county the Representa
tion to which she isjustly entitled.
Republicans are urged to perfect their county
•organizations at once, and to hold their county
meetings at an early day in May to nominate dele
gates. While all c ounties are urged to send dele
gates in person, proxiejftnay give the vote in the
Convention to which the county is entitled.
By order of the Republican Central Committee,
ELWOOD T,VAN'S, Chairman.
Oar Nominae for Delegate.
On Monday next the Territorial Re
publican Convention meets in this city
to select a nominee for the important
position of acting as our Representa
tive at the National Capitol. In mak
ing that choice a weighty responsibility
rests with the Convention. If the nom
inee of that body can obtain the full
strength of the party throughout the
Territory, we have no doubt of a com
plete triumph over the cohorts of seces
sion and revolution. That there arc
those aspiring to the nomination who
would fail to do this, none can have a
reasonable doubt, and it therefore be
hooves each member to have a full and
complete knowledge of the popular
strength, the ability, and the capability
of each applicant, before a decision is
mrde in favor of either.
"We need a man who will triumph in
the counties bordering on the Columbia
river, and in view of this we believe,
other things being equal, prudence
would dictate a choice from that locality.
This we believe will be the view enter
tained by the Convention, and the nom
ination made in accordance therewith.
But other considerations may outweigh
this, and a more avuilable candidate
found elsewhere. In cither case, the
duty of each member is plain. It is
but to be expected that each locality
should favor its own aspirant, but it is
likewise the duty of each section to
waive all selfish motives, when by so
doing the strength of the party is aug
We hope and trust that in tho ap
proaching canvass 110 sectional feuds
will be brought into contest; but that
the nominee, whoever he may be, —
whether from the river, the Sound, or
other Jocalites cast or west, —will re
receive the vote of every man who has
the good of the whole country at heart.
Onr anticipations ot victory are of
the most sanguine nature. For the
first time we enterinto the coutest with
a thorough organization in the greater
portion of the counties, and fair pros
pects of success.
Let us form the reiolve that whoever
the nomineemaybe.tomeetthe enemy
with unbroken ranks.
i.is now narrowed'down
1 t'.'W words:
' a'* I »' o
as it now exists, with the issues of
November last forever settled by the
sovereign voice of the people; orasup
port of tlic treasonable enactments of
the rebel States, an admission that se
cession is just and proper, or, failing in
this, an annihilation of the United
This is the great issue between Re
publicanism and Democracy, let the lat
ter disguise it as they please by shout
ing for the Union, —and upon that issue
we will triumph.
THE MAILS.— "NVe are pleased tolcarn
that hereafter our mails will be received
within the schedule time —thirty-six
hours from Portland. It is well known
that the imperfect manner in which the
service has been performed heretofore
has been occasioned by the inability ot
the steamers plying between Portland
and Montieello to perform the transit
between those places within the time
required by law. But we must protest
against the blame being attributed to
the contrai tor on that route, for we
arc aware that ho used his utmost en
deavors to obtain astcamer of sufficient
power to accomplish the trip in the
time prescribed. Prior to the date
when the contract went into effect, he
had in view the purchase of the steamer
Express , when an accident rendered
her unfit for service. Mr. Iloyt has at
last succeeded in placing the Jennie
Clark permanently on this route. She
is of ample power to perform the ser
vice in schedule time. We have been as
much annoyed by the repeated mail
failures as any other citizen, but we
made 110 charges against gentlemen
whom we knew were striving to accom
plish their duty, and have not, there
fore "written an inkstand dry," in de
fining their duties, nor do we believe
the object would have been attained one
whit sooner if we had.
Mr. Winsor always u comes to time,"
60 in the future wo may place confidence
in the faithful performance of our daily
THE TRAITOR'S REWARD. —Upon Jo
lane's arrival in San Francisco ho was
saluted with derisive shouts from the
populace, and such epithets as "traitor,"
"secessionist," and the like. At Port
land no deputation of citizens awaited
him to honor his arrival as on former
occasions. On his arrival at Dallas,
the Stars and Stripes were flung to the
breeze amidst the firing of a national
salute, —thirty-four guns,—hut no one
advanced to receive the hypocritical
•'God bless you" so lavishly bestowed
upon his "con -stutcnts" (touse his own
term for "constituents") formerly, and
the next morning the lirst object that
met his gaze was an effigy suspended
from a tree in front of his hotel with
the inscription, "Joseph Lane, the
Traitor!" Such u the reward of
"E PLVRIBCS UNUM."—The words
of this beautiful, patriotic song may be
found on the first page of to-day's pa
per. Let it be sung at the family altar
and in the social circle. Teach it to
your children, and let its soul-thrilling
sentiments bo deeply graven on the
youthful heart. Teach their first lisp
ing accents to bo raised in praise of our
glorious land. Ic is for us to erase
tho foul stain which treason has cast
upon our nation's fair fame; it will be
for them to perpetuate the glorious in
heritance of our sires. Let " E Pluri
bus Unum" resound in ono joyous an
them throughout the Territory honored
by the name of WASHINGTON, and our
snow-capped mountains will send back
the thrilling cadence for the perpetuity
of our glorious "Many in One."
fIS- The Pioneer speaks desponding
ly of President LINCOLN'S "abolition
appointments." The Pioneer is noted
for its significant language. It means
to convey the idea that the appoint
ments abolish the old regime of theft,
defalcation, and plunder.
PATRIOTISM. —We are proud of our
town, and proud of our people. In no
less thau six places (including onr of
fice) the gorgeous flag of the free is
flung to the breeze, causing our town
to appear as on a gala day.
HCNO IX EFFIGY. —I.I. Stovens was
hung in effigy at Port Townsend, May
15th. An observer says the figure
resembled Sancho amazingly, only it
had a better pair of boots than its proto
type generally wears!
TERRITORIAL REPUBLICAN CONVEN
TION. —We are authorized to state that
the Territorial Republican Convention
will meet at the Capitol at 9 o'clock A.
M. on Monday.
C::pt. Giddings, of the Mult
nomah, has our thanks for files of Port
Enrollment of the Militia. »
Annexed will be found tbe proclam
ation of Acting-Governor McGill, call
ing tor an organization of the militia of
thie Territory, to "meetany requisition
from the President of tbe United States,
or the Governor of this Territory, to
aid in maintaining the laws and integ
rity of the Union." The Pres
ident of the United States ys not likely
to call upon a Territory, and especially
one so remote from the scene of war as
is ours, but as an exhibition of loyalty
to our Government, and protecting our
own shores in case of an Indian out
break, is about the extent of the bene
fit to result. We have hundred's of citi
zens who would delight in "salting
down" the traitors of the South, but we
apprehend they will scarcely have that
pleasure it they await that requisition.
Let us not question the motives which
prompted Gov. McGill to assume the
position, but aid iu accomplishing the
object sought to be attained.
The Governor has instructed the Ad
jutant-General, Frank Mathias, to im
mediately issue a general order, desig
nating some persons iu each county to
open lists for the enrollment of the mil
itia, and upon his receiving from Gen.
Mathias a report of the organization of
each company, he will at once commis
sion the officers elected.
Proclamation by the Governor.
WHEREAS, the President of the Uni
ted States has issued his proclama
tion, stating that the laws of the Uni
ted States have been and now arc
opposed in several States by combina
tions too powerful to be suppressed in
the ordinary way, and therefore, call
ing tor the Militia of the several States:
Now therefore, deeming it expedi
ent that the Militia of the Territory of
Washington should be placed in readi
ness, to meet any requisition from ; hc
President of the United States, or the
Governor of this Territory, to aid in
"maintaining the laws and integrity
of the National Union," I do hereby
call upon all the Citizens ot this Terri
tory, capable of bearing arms, and lia
ble to militia duty, to report immedi
ately, to the Adjutant General, of the
Territory, and proceed at once to or
ganize themselves into companies, arid
elect their own officers, in the man
ner prescribed by the act Ist of Jan
uary 185">, and the amendatory act
of Feb. 4, 1858, to organize the Milit .a.
The organization of each company
will be immediately reported to the
Adjutant General, Frank Mathias, at
Seattle, W. T. and through him to
the Governor, when the commissions
will issue to the officers elected.
In testimony whereof I
have hereunto set my hand
L. s. and caused tho seal of the
Territory to bo affixed, at
Olympin this Tenth Day of
HENRY M. MCGILTJ,,
Acting Governor of W. T.
UNION GUARDS. —We are informed
by John Webster, Esq., of Kitsap coun
ty, that in one day after tho receipt of
the Governor's proclamation, a com
pany of sventy men was formed. This
speaks well for the patriotism of the
people of that locality. The following
is the list of officers of tho "Union
Guards": Wm. Fowler, Captain; N.
B. Manchester, Ist Lieutenant; E. 1).
Kromer, 2d do.; A. J. Tuttlo, Ist Or
derly Sargeant; Noah Falk, 2d do.;
Wm. Cleudenin, 3d do.; Edgarßrown,
4th do; S. F. Coombs, Ist Corporal;
R. J. May, 2d do.; J. M. Guindon, 3d
do.; John Taylor, 4th do. The com
pany was formed at Port Madison.
B9F We learn that our old friend
Capt. Ed. Giddings, is nowcomniander
ot tho steamer Multnomah, running be
tween Mouticcllo and Astoria twice a
week. A more gentlemanly officer
never walked her deck.
PROMPT.—A gentleman writes as as
ns follows: "Your appeal to delinquent
" subs" has touched the tender spot,
and wo "pungle." Enclosed please
find $3, which leaves us without a red."
Magnanimous " sub"!
g0" We are requested to st»te that
services will be resumed at the Metho
dist Church to-morrow, which have
been suspended the past fortnight, in
consequeuce of Mr. Doane's absence.
10-Wc notice mauy of our down
acquaintances in town drawn hither to
attend tho Convention on Monday.
The delegates from the Columbia and
the interior may be expected to-day.
89* Tho proceedings of several of
the County Conventions appear on the
first page, which were omitted last week
to make space for Eastern news.
The body of Mrs. Hall, late con
sort of Mr. J. K. Hall, of this place,
was brought by the Eliza Anderson from
Victoria, for interment.
THANKS— To Captain Fleming for
the liana! favors.
Later from the Atlantic Side.
FORT CncßcniLL, May 7th.—Pony
just arrived with dispatches from St.
Loui9 to April 28th.
Gen. Scott said, April 26th, Wash
ington was safe. There are 13,000
troops arrived; 8,000 more expected.
It is said that 6000 troops are at
Richmond, ready for service. A bat
tery is being erected at Yorktown, and
another 10 miles above Richmend.
There were 4,000 men at Harper's
Ferry, and 3,500 at Norfolk.
The Baltimore Sun indicates that the
conservative feeling is gaining ground
Telegraphic communication between
Baltimore and Washington is resumed,
and dispatches between Annapolis and
Washington are without interruption.
There are road guards all the way.
Gen. Butler's troops embarked for
Wilmington, N. C.
It was reported at Ifarrisburg, Pa.,
that ex-President Buchanan had dis
posed of his farm and lied to Canada,
for fear of a mob. lie had been threat
John Sherman had joined the vo
lunteers as a private
Gov. Barton had declined tc call out
troops and defend the Union.
People were fleeing from Virginia
to the tree States.
Gen. Bean regard was at Fort Sum
ter last week repairing damages, ex
pecting an attack.
Troops which le It Kentucky for the
Southern Confederacy went agaiust
the wislns of t'.ic Governor.
Col. Johnson and son of Tennessee,
were mobbed at Lynchburg, Va., last
week, on their way to Ten lie.-.see.
The Washington State and Union (sc
session) has suspended; the people
having threatened to demolish the of
fice if it continued toadvocate a South
It is said there is a strong Union
feeling at Frcdricktown V«.
Washington, Alleghany Co., Mary
land declare they will rebel against the
State if the State secedes.
Gov. Letcher, of Va., has issued a
proclamation prohibiting cxportations
of flour to Northern cities.
Negroes in Maryland arc rising and
burning the houses of their masters,
also in Louisiana. There is a great
apprehension among the Union meu
in New Orleans.
Senator Douglas made a great Union
speech at Springfield, 111., Apr.24th,
lie advocated active military operations
to crush out rebellion.
A gentleman who left New Orleans,
Friday, April 20th, says the whole
country between Jackson and New
Orleans is in arms. At every station
along the road companies were seen
drilling, but appeared destitute of arms,
using old muskets, shot guns and
The telegraph lines were in the hands
of secessionists, and not permitted to
give intimation as to the movements
of troops in secession States.
The Southern expectation was the
capture of Washington. The infor
mation was that the North should have
war until the Treasury at Washington
is in the hard of t'.ioCor.fe leratc trliops,
and President Lincoln and cabinet offi
cers were prisoners.
No troops except at Fort Pickens
were being moved north, but thoso
originally destined for that fortress
have been withdrawn.
It is not believed at New Orleans
that any attack will be made on Fort
Pickens lor weeks to come.
A secret meeting was held at Mem
phis on Saturday night. It was be
lieved their purpose was to march on
Cairo, cut the levee, and make an at
21,000 stands of arms were taken
from St. Louis Arsenal on the night
of April 20th, and sent to Springfield,
A gentleman who has just returned
Irom a business tour through Alabama
and Mississippi, left Mobile, on Tues
day last, ami reports that hundreds of
men who had gono to Peusacola to
take Fort Pickens, were returning
home daily, disgusted and satisfied that
it was impossible for tho Confederate
Army to capture the Fort. Largo
numbers of the troops at Peusacola,
were sick and dying IU tho hospital,
from the effects of tover, exposure, and
Our informant reports people in Ala
bam a and Mississippi almost crazy
from exilement. The mob spirit is
rampant everywhere, and rendered
daily more desperate, in some locali
ties, by threatening families with star
Desputches from Philadelphia, April
27tli, say there is no doubt about the
reaction in Baltimore; that a bold
movement of the Government will
secure the earnest support of all Union
men, if properly conducted.
Gen. Scott, in answer to a statement
of Gen. Harper that Virginia will
never suffer an attack from her soil on
the Capitol, said he would be happy to
have it comfirmed; would uot advise
the Government to desist from the pre
sent course of proceedings, for its
The Virginia Ordinance of Seces
sion, just published, is received, accom
panied by a schedule appointing the
4th Friday in May for a ratification by
♦he people; also providing for tho elec
tion of Congressmen. The ordinance
takes effect when it is ratified by a ma
jority of the votes.
It is said John A. Dix will be ap
pointed Major-General of the New
I. Ingersoll, of Philadelphia, has in
vited Ex-Presidents Buchanan, Fill
more, Pierce, Van Buren and Tyler, to
arbitrate between the two sections.
Little good is expected to come from
Advices from Savannah, April 27th,
report that several vessels were await'
ing privateer commissions, which were
Becruits are pouring in, to join the
army for Washington. All Union men
South are overawed.
The surveying schooner Howell Cobb
landed troops and four cannon, at Fort
Carrol, below Baltimore. It is report
ed that heavy firing was heard Friday
afternoon in the direction of Fort
Monroe. The N. Y. Herald says the
British Miuister has sent out a Secre
tary to Montgomery, who carried the
information as to tlie course England
will pursue toward the Confederate
The Herald's correspondent has high
authority that Gov. Letcher notifies
that no Virginia troops will be permit
ted to march to Washington. His pur
pose is to defend the soil of Virginia
from aggression by the North. He
further says he will not permit tho Con
federate troops to attack Washington.
Gov. Letcher has issued a Proclama
tion, saying, that in consequence of
troops coming to Richmond without
notice, before their services were re
quired, he prohibits more being sent;
but tells them to return home till they
It is said Jeff. Davis had ordered
troops to start ou the 28th, from Mont
At Lynchburg, Va., there was a dis
appointment among the Secessionists
in consequence of the reiuforcement
of Fort Pickens.
It is reported that Gen. Harney was
arrested at Richmond while traveling.
There was a great fire at Leaven
worth, April 11th. Loss, $50,000.
A Cairo dispatch this morning says
that the steamer Westmorland, from
New Orleans, arrived last night. Capt.
Evans relates the following story:
That coming up the Mississippi,
Thursday liight, he directed the pilot
to cross the river to Napoleon, "Arkan
sas, who did so. As they approached
the captain asked if there was any
freight, and was answered there was.
A line was put out and the clerk went
on the wharf. Immediately returning,
lie said the wharf master informed him
that a mob was ready to take the boat.
Immediately there followed a volley
from guns, pistols and stones. All ef
forts were made to shoot the captain
of the boat. In the crowd of passen
gers the halls flew around in all direc
tions. One ball struck Henry Handy,
of Memphis, in the left breast, who
died immediatly. A fireman was
wounded severely. Capt. Evans had
his boat started, * broke the line, and
At Helena, Arkansas, a mob seized
the steamer Mary, of Ciucinnatti, and
took 400 barrels of molasses, sugar,
rice, turpentine, &c., and tied the boat
up. They planted cannon on the
shore, and said it should not leave.
Five thousand additional troops ar
rived at Cuiro yesterday.
Yesterday efforts were making at
Washington, to have Cassius M. Clay
and N. P. Banks, appointed Major
Generals in the U. S. Army.
Lincoln has issued a proclamation
ordering the blockade of tne ports of
Virginia, North Carolina, aud the
Virginia announces she has united
herself with the Southern Confederncj*.
Gov. Letcher lias issued a proclama
tion ordering all vessels to be restored
to their owners except the steamers
Jamestown and Yorktown, discounten
ances all secession except by legal au
The Branch Mint at Charlottsville,
North Carolina, was seized April 28d,
by order of Gov 4 Ellis.
There is an excitement in diplomatic
circles, in consequence of the Presi
dent's proclamation declaring the
blockade; as a blockade to be respect
ed by foreign nations, must not only
be effective, but a notice of ninety days
should be given. This has not been
done, for fear that trouble mav arise
with South American nowers (?).
Gen. Lee has ordered the release of
New York, April 26th.—Cleared,
Sword Fish, Crandall, for San Fran-
At Jersy City the Zouaves have vol
unteered, and at New York the Ger
man Turners have tendered their ser
vices. The whole Hudson brigade of
Now Jersey have also volunteered.
The 55th regiment last night waited
the arrival of the Boston regiment, to
tender the Bostou boys a soldierly wel
A very large enthusiastic meeting
was held in Hartford, Conn., April
17th. It was called to sustain the gov
ernment. With the exception of a
few leading Democrats, tne mass of
the people are trne to the stars and
stripes. The banks tendered $500,000
to the Oovernment for arming the
The war feeling in St Louis it on
the increase. Nearly two thousand
men are being drilled nightly as a home
Union guard; and probably as many
more are enrolling and being drilled
for tho service of the Government
At a meeting of the Burlington
Branch of the state Bank of lowa,
1 April 18th, it mi resolved that tfcs
cashier of this Branch be directed to
advance to the governor of lowa such
suras of money as may be required.
The war feeling coutinues unabated
in lUiuoia. The Governor's proclama
tion for volunteers is being property
responded to. Several companies have
already tendered their services.
' At Troy, N. Y., a great Union de
monstration took place. The meeting'
adjourned in a body to Gen. Wool's
residence, who responded in a stirring
Col. Elaworth is organizing a Zouave
regiment of 860 picked men from the
fire department exclusively, at New
York. The firemen at Brooklyn an
also organizing a regiment.
A telegram from Gov. Pickens to
the Hon. Henry A. Wise, says that it
is reported that 11 vessels are outside
the bar off Charleston, and stopping
vessels enraged in regul ir trade.
The N. Y7 Express 1 special dispatch
from Washington says tliat Gen. Scott
speaks out loud that nothing could be
better than Mty. Anderson's conduct
He is entirely satisfied.
At Boston the bark Manhattan,
which arrived arrived from Savannah,
had a secession flag hoisted. A crowd
f>roceeded to the wharf, and compet
ed Capt. Davis to take it down and
hoist tne stars and stripes.
Agents of the Washington Govern,
ment are at Toronto, C. W., endeav
oring to purchase the steamer Peerless.
She is an iron vessel, built on the river
Clyde, Scotland, and a very handsome
The Elmira Bank of New York has
just tendered to the Governor *of the
State $50,000 towards meeting the na
tional emergency, with liberty to draw
Tne Mechanics' Bank of New Ha
ven tendered to the Governor of the
State $25,000 to supp9it the National
The detailed policy relative to clos
ing the Southern por:s is not yet settled
on, but arrangements are making to cut
off all communication.
At Providence, R. 1., A. & W. Spra
gue have offered SIOO,OOO, Volun
teers are coming in rapidly from all
parts of the State. The greatest enthu
The Legislature of Rhode Island
has passed a bill authorizing the rais
ing of a regiment. It is understood
that $500,000 will IMS appropriated.
The N. Y. Con,menial's Washington,
dispatch says that the Hon. George
Ashmun has been sent to Canada on a
At Chicago, April 16tli, the election
resulted in the suceess of the entire
Republican ticket, by an average ma
jority of 1,600.
At Boston 80 men enrolled them
selves as volunteers at a single recruit
ing station, between 8 and 10 o'clock
on the 38th.
The War department officially an
nounces the establishment of a new
military department, to be called the
Department of Washington.
The people endeavored to take the
horses off Anderson's carriage to draw
him up Broadway, but his objections
Soldiers of the war of 1812 are
about adopting a military organization,
and offering their services for the de
fence of the seat of government.
The war in New Joreey is
strong. Senator Thompson is earnest
in his support of the Federal Govern
ment ana the enforcement of the laws.
The Merrimac River Bank of Man
chester, N. 11., otters the State $40,000
for military purposes; and the Ports
month Bank SBO,OOO.
The New York Herald has a dis
patch that several vessels are fitting
out in New Orleans, anticipating letters
At Concord, N. H., the State Cap
ital Bank tendered the loan of SBO,OOO
to the State, to aid in putting down in
The reported taking of Fort Pickens
is not corroberated.
The following appointments have
been made John F. McLean, Survey
or of the Port of San Francisco; Wil
liam B. Farwell, Naval Officer; Ed
ward F. Bcal, Surveyor-General; E-
P. Oliphaut, Associate Justice of
Union gentlemen in Washington,
from North Carolina and Kentucky,
say that the reply of the Governors of
these States to the requisition misrepre
sents the people. Secretary Cameron
replied tbut the services of independent
ig-We tender our acknowledge
ments to friend Strove, of the Vanco*
ver Chronicle for tho very complimentary
notice of ourself and "better half.
We hope to have the opportunity of
reciprocating the kind wishes, under
We are indebted to Albert "Wal
ling, Esq., editor of the Oregon Farmer*
for a copy of the Constitution of the
Oregon State Ag. Society.
Mium.—Judge Hays and Hon. J-
G. Hyatt have been appointed Aids to
the Governor, also J. W. Johnsou A*
No nomination had been n»®de
by the Secession Convention at Van
couver at laat dates.
MINMS.—A party of our citizens
left tor the mines ou Tuesday last.