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nvtioj.il urnofßiTic *omiiio\s.
t u mietiug of the California Democratic State
( i,filial Committee, held in Hit* city ot Sacramento,
on the llilli tiny of July ISiilt, it was resolved Unit a
|i iuiurui\c Stale Convention Le calkd. to ineut in
the uty of Sacramento, on TUESDAY, ’he Will (Uy of
September null, for Hit- purpose of nommatintf iw«>
members of Coimromi, a Clerk of the Supremo Court,
» Superintendent of Public (induction, it Stole Prison
Director, and four Presidential Electors
lne Stale Central Cutnn illee nu««t that Satur
lay, the -Jd day of A«i«n>t, lie the day selected by
ilio different counties lor the election ol Ut legates lo
aid Democratic Slate Convention.
Iln* following is the apportionment of apresenta
\ lanifda 'irfau Rwauariiuo 3
Mitador 111.'■until Hiirbaru 3
Unite HSan Louis Obispo . ..
« oiusi fej.Suiitn Crus • -
IS .-Tin Francisco 0!l
< uleveras
Contra Costa
I I liorndo
1.0, Angeles
Mont rcy • • * -
Mariposa • • • •
Marin - • • • -
Nevada HlTuoluimio
Pliinm, 5 Trinity .
. 3 Stanislaus 3
illlsacruuienio U'
, ViSnluno 4
SlSirUiyou 8
c Shasta ■' • - - S
2'Sullcr ">
i.lSniuitnuaiid Mendocino . 7
48lorra 1-
1 Santa Clara • . t>
2 s.in Joumiiu 7
. . 13
. . 4
Placer lltjTuUro
S tit Diego - Volo
Vuba 13
11) order: 11. K. WASHINGTON, Chaim,
It. K. Powell, Secretary.
,•} »•• Democratic papers throughout the Sialo please
Ratification Meeting.
There will bo a Mass Meeting ia front of
the Orleans in Oroville, on Saturday live
ning for the purpose of ratifying the nomi
nations of Buchanan ami Breckinridge.
Judge McCurklc, of Chico, Col. Hatch, and
other speakers from Marysville arc expected
to be present to address the meeting. 801 l
out from the mines, the mountains and the
liver, and give the nomination of Old Bu
chanan such a reception as w 11 make welkin
icaound with the huzzas of strong men.
■\VceUly Butte llrcortl.
The weekly edition of the Record will bo
issued to-day. It is designed for circulation
in the interior and Atlantic States, and will
contain the news of tho Week. Those who
desire to send papers to the Atlantic world,
will had them in wrappers at tho counter,
Price, twenty live cents.
Bi:mto Bimvni.n.—The rascal mentioned
by us on Thursday as having made his es
cape, was re-taken by oUlcer I’attcn yester
day. While in the ollioe of Justice Jones,
waiting for witnesses on the part of prosecu
tion, tho officers stepped from tho room a
moment to procure some law blanks, when
tho rascal seized the dockets, and tore 03
leaves from one and 43 from tho other, tear
ing most of the leaves into fragments. It
was tho most wanton case of malicious mis
chief wo have ever witnessed. lie is the
hombre who hallooed so lu.itily lor the Vigil
ance Committee to come to his rescue when
lie was arrested' In default of SG,UOO bail
be was sent up to to stay a Li'icf season with
sheriff Freer.
limns Signed.— 'The President has signed
the Wisconsin, Michigan, Alabama and .Lou
isiana Iliilroad bills, appropriating lands
for railroads. Tho quantity of binds thus
granted will amount to five millions of acres
The grants to lowa amounted to over fuiir
millions of acres. These bills were passed
by a democratic Senate, and approved by a
democratic President, and yet the Clack
Republicans claim to bo the only party fa
vorable to the construction of railroads.
buildings are in course of erection at this
lima —several arc of brick. Among these
are the Court-House and Jail, McWilliams
and Tymeson's Ranking House, McDermott .
A Randall's Drug Store, James Dunn's nle- (
gaol Store on the corner of the Plain, Mr. |
Morse’s dwelling on Montgomery street, Mr.
(lenders' on Huntoon street, and several
more of a small class.
The sound of the mason's trowel, a clink
ing and the banging of the carpenter's ham
mer, is heard at all points, giving unmis
tukeable evidence of the rapid and perma
nent growth of our town.
The Petaluma Journal, which bog
hitherto been a Vigilance sympathizer,
i« now opposing them, and warn) “the des
picable crew now bolding saturnalia at San
Francisco, that unless they immediately dis
band there will be a row."
California Dtkgatloii.
We notice with feelings of regret that the
California delegation to the National Cun
vention, sow proper to disregard the positive
and almost unanimous instructions of the
Stale Convention from which they received
their authority as delegates. The doctrine
of instruction ia one that has long been rec
ognized by the Democracy, and the extraor
dinary conduct of our delegates in violating
those instructions, and throwing the vote of
California against Duchanan, has not only
occasioned much surprise, but will meet
with the universal regret and disapprobation
of the democracy of the State. Buchanan
was the choice of the people of California,
and the delegates were instructed to cast
the vote of the State for him, aud to use all
honorable mvans to secure his nomination.
This they failed to do.
The State Journal learns by private let
ters that the delegation held a caucus and
passed a resolution that a majority should
cast the vote in the Convention. What right
had “the majority” to violate their instruc
tions? They were scut there to represent
the State, and not to trade otf the wishes of
the people to secure their own advancement.
If they could not comply with the instruc
tions of the convention, they should have
declined serving in the capacity of delegates.
We hope they may be able to explain the
matter in a manner satisfactory to them
selves ; but cannot see how they can do so
Had their candidate been successful, the
delegation would have been all right, and
they could have laughed at the instructions
of the people. But the man, to oppose whom
they violated the positive instructions of the
convention, has received the nomination, and
hence the necessity for explanation. The
excuse given by Col. Inge, that Pennsylvania
opposed California’s portion of the platform,
is entirely without weight, because the res
olution was only opposed by the Pennsylva
nia delegation because of its introduction
out of order. This Col. must have known
Besides the caucus of the delegates, and the
resolution adopted by them to permit a ma
jority to cast the vote of the delegation, ex
hibits a previous design in the delegtiou to
go contrary to their instructions.
A letter from the Hon. P. C Bust, to the
Editor of the State Journal, snys that he,
Mr. Dawky, and Mr. Hill of Sonoma, were
entrapped by the majority resolution, and
that they will issue an address to the democ
racy on the subject. Poor fellows! “En
trapped” were they? They should never
own it, if they really were entrapped, be
cause the instructions were given them ft r
the purpose of keeping them out of traps,
and it appears to us that the instructions
should have been more binding than the
majority resolution. An acknowledgement
that they were “entrapped,” is equal to an
admission that they had undertaken a duty
which they were not capable of performing.
But, pshaw ! All the excuses that can he
put forth by the delegation, aud all the ad
dresses that they can publish, will not suc
ceed in convincing a single intelligent man
that the delegation were actuated by a de
sire to vote in accordance with their instruc
tions. Should they succeed in setting them
selves right before people of California, wo
shall take great p'casuic in mentioning the
From the'Shoulder.
A Blight misunderstanding existed be
tween two of our town boys, one of whom
keeps hia Lair cut, a la Tom Ilyer, and is
reputed to be very weighty from the should
er. Of course, there was but one genteel
manner of settling this controversy ,• and a
ring was forthwith made, and the butlers,
with their respective friends, and the ad
orers of the manly art of self-defence, re
paired to bugle alley. The little, stout boy,
Hilly, talked into the ring, tossed up bis
cap, atniu the most deafening cheers of Lis
friends. He stripped well, and showed great
muscle. The Other had his hair long, and
colored red, and having dieted for some
days at the free lynches on codfish, was
wanting in plumpness of limb, fullness of
chest, and other requirements lor a long
and interesting fight. They came up at the
signal of their seconds, and the first full and
blood was announced for the little, stout
man They came to time for the second
round—billy was fresh —red-houd out ol
wind, claret flowing from his smeller. The
Fancy offered two to one on billy. They
didn’t want to punish bed head badly—so
at the last call, biily took Red head by his
long soap-locks, and butted him in the snoot
till he fell back against »ho ropes, and
bawled like a calf. His mother never sent
him to California to take even chances with
the hitters.
FiLLMonr.— Mr. Fillmore writes that be
“puts.himself in the hands of his friends ”
That is what Mr. Weller would call ‘ tying
himself into a very small parcel.”
Junn Buchanan.
The following from the U. 8. Magtxine,
was published previous to the return of Mr.
Buchanan from England. It will be read
with interest by all.
Among that galaxy of statesmen who in
future times will be regarded as having shed
upon the present cpucu a light whose bril
liancy will be reflected on the pages of his
tory, few have occupied a more prominent
position than James Buohutiati, mid there
are still fewer, who. without reaching that
position which !s the highest object of an
American’s ambition, have acquired and re
tained so large a share of public confidence.
A recognized leader of a grea, political par
ty, and at this moment one of its moat pro
minent candidates lor the Presidency, Mr.
Buchanan yet commands the esteem and the
confidence of the whole community to per
haps a greater extent than any other public
mm in the coon try. To devote a lew pages
of the magazine to a brief sketch of the litc
of such a man would be the most acceptable
service we could render to our readers
James Buchanan was born on the 23d day
of April. 1791, near Merccnbnrgh, Franklin
county. Penn, lie was the son of an indus
tious farmer of that county, who had l.ltle
to leave his children except a good educa
tion. James was his eldest son His colle
giate education was received at Dickinson
college, where he graduated in 18U'J. He
selected law as his profession, and studied
in the office ol Jas. Hopkins. Hu soon took
a prominent position in the profession, and
it was not very long before he was, by com
mon consent, ranked at its beak. His polit
ical career commenced in the year IBM,
when at the nge of twenty-three, he was
elected to the Legislature of Pennsylvania,
in which body he soon became distinguished
for his zealous and eloquent advocacy of the
war in which we were then engaged with
England, After serving two terms ho re
turned to the practice ot Ins profession. In
the year 1821, lie was elected to Congress by
a large majority from the district composed
of the counties of Lancaster, Chester and
Delaware. He continued in Congress for
ten years, having been elected for five con
secutive terms, during which he became con
spicuous for his eloquence nnd ability Du
ring the session of 1824-6 he espoused the
cause of Andrew Jackson, ns a candidate
tor the Presidential chair, and was a promi
nent actor in the stirring scenes of th it
eventful session From this time forward
ho continued a devoted and unwavering sup
porter of Gen Jackson It was during the
1 first two years of Jackson’s administration
that Mr. Buchanan served his last term in
the House of Representatives; but. his rela
tions of confidence with the President ibd
not terminate with, the conclusion of his
i term of service in the House ; on the con
trary, they continued unditiiinished up to
tiie moment, not only of the close of Jack
sou’s term of office, but even up to the hoar
of bis death. The limited space at our com
mand does not permit much more than this
brief allusion to Mr. Buchanan's career as
a member of the House The journals of
congressional proceedings during that time,
will suffice to illustrate the important posi
tion which lie assumed and maintained.
Mr. Buchanan's service in the House ter
minated on the -Ith of M a roll, 1839, On the
4th of January, 1832. ho was appointed, by
Pro.-idem Jackson, Minister to Russia.
During the short period he remained in
that country, lie negotiated an important
commercial treaty with the Emperor Nichtx
las, which had balllcJ diplomatic skill for
twenty years.
At the session of the Legislature succeed
ing Lis return from Europe, he was elected
a Senator in Congress, and presented his
credentials in the l imed States .Senate, on
the Bth of December 18.4; where he was
continued by the unanimous vote of the De
mocratic members of the Legislature, until
the 4th of March 1816- In that year he was
appointed by President Polk to fill the first
place in his cabinet, as Secretary of State.
The best authority for the ability and fidel
ity with which he discharged the duties of
that high position, is to be found in the pub
lished records of the country, la the Sen
ate he occupied a position us the proudly
recognized equal of the most distinguished
members of that august body.
His natural dignity of deportment, easy
and coucilitury manners —bis well-estab
lished reputation, unsullied by a blot or u
blemish, secured to him not only the entire
confidence of the Democratic side, but gave
him, with the opposition a strength and in
fluence possessed by few illustrious states
men, whose brilliant taleuts adorned the
Senate of the United States. The Democratic
party of the whole country then recognized
James Buchanan as one ot its must gal.ant,
able and faithful champions.
His successful contests in intellectual
power with the two greatest of living ora
tors, Henry Clay aud Daniel Webster, in
the celebrated discussions upon the ’‘Veto
power,” the “ McLeod ca-e,” and other im
portant questions embracing the vexed one
of the Tariff, iti which the Hou. John Davis
of Massachusetts, became his most promi
nent adversary, conclusively proved that he
was deserving of the exalte i opinion, then
entertained, of his abilities as a statesman
aud of his de'otiwn to the principles of the
party to which he belonged.
The signal ability with which Mr. Buchan
an pcrlor-mod hid high and responsible du
ties as Secretary of Si.ate is exhibited on the
highest pages of the National Record At
the close of Mr. Folk’s presidential term.
Mi' Buchanan enjooed his friendship and
unlimited confidence, us it existed at the
cotunu neemeut— and that confidence and
friendship mutually entertain'd, only ter
minated at the death of the ex-l resident.
On the accsssion of Mr. Fierce to the Fre
sidency, Mr. Buchanan was appointed Min
ister to England. It is needless to say teat
the selection gave general satisfaction. Iho
impression derived from hi** past diplomatic
career, and especially from his able and
brilliant correspondence on the Oregon
question, in 1846, that the honor and inter
ests of the country would be sale in his
handsjhaa been amply justified by the events
of hiti niissmn so fur i»s they have been made
public These arc of so recent occurrence
that they ore familiar to the public, and it
is therefore not necessary tor us to recapitu
late them. The Ostcnd Conference and the
correspondence on the Central American
question bear witness, not cnly to Mr. Bu
chanan's progressive ideas, but to his skill as
a diplomatist and negotiator. At the pres
ent moment he stands before tlie country as
the most prominent Democratic candidate
for the Presidency, and his nomination by
the Cincinnati Convention is thought ex
tremely probable.
Mining on the South Fork ok Fea
ther River. —For the in ormatiou below
•ve are indebted to the politeness of Gen. Put
Harris, tvho has just returned from a pro
fessional visit to that locality ; Ftomwbat
we can learn, we should say that the string
of Stringtown had been pulled in. It's gin
out. Hut little is doing in the vicinity of
sHringtnwn and Enterprise. On the bank
above McCabe’s Creek the miners tire doing
finely. Collett &Co are taking out with
live tiands from £7OO to £BOO dollars a week
About Moortown and Kanaka Peak, the dig
ings arc of the best, but water at present is
Political.— The Hun, J. W. McCorkle is
expected here to-day or to morrow, and may
be prevailed upon to fire his gun off for the
nomiuets, Buchanan and llreckearidge. He
is among the most effective political speak
ers in the state.
More Lucky Minus —Sanborn & Co.,
just below Chinatown, are making their
eternal fortunes. When they have water
plenty they take oat about a pound a day,
or £2ll>, with six hands. We should say
that was rather rich.
Esc ai-kd fhun Custody. —The man who
broke the Buggy for Pitt Huffman, and was
held in durance, broke from a deputy consta
ble, and perceedcd on his journey faster
than the deputy could possibly proceed on
foot. Wo need a lock-up.
~G- Mr Watson is entitled to our most
sincere thanks lor bis promptness in favors
to this dike during the past week. From
his hand we have received papers- at the
earliest moment from the Bay and cities on
the river, as well as Atlantic papers, maga
zines, &c., SiO.
From one of our County officers,
wc learn that our old friend, Supervisor
Fence, on the occasion of tho late visit op
Lee & Marshall's circus to Messilla Valiev,
justewoiit rurriu’ and tarrin’ through the
iodSf* Davis Rogers, of the Opposition Stage
Company, came in several lengths ahead,
and gave us the Marysville papers. He is an
accommodating gentleman, and very last
in Iced.
Our thanks arc also due to Mr. 0. Neal, c>(
the C. S. Company, for the Sacramento
Auk r. can.
Connecticut Democracy —T.. 0 Demo
crats of Connecticut are by no means dis
couraged by their partial defeat iu that
State. The Hartford Times says :
“ The combination of the Fusionists was
complete. Negro and Know Nothing em
braced, and then marched to the polls with
locked arms. Their issue was shamelessly
sectional, and together they made w ar upon
their fellow citizens of the Southern section
of the Union, so far as they could in an elec
tion of this kind. Single bunded, the demo
crats opposed them upon national ground,
and most gloriously have they dashed into
confusion and alarm the double and twisted
factions of negro worshippers. Gallantly
have they conducted themselves in the can
vass, and they come out of the contest pith
cheerfulness and full of confidence.
Baron Humboldt and the Table Mo
vers.—The Boston Post publishes a letter
from Baron Humboldt that satisfactorily
disposes of the report that that distinguish
e I man had become a convert to the spirit
rapping humbug. The subject of‘he letter
is embodied in the following extract.
“ 1 have a holy horror of pine wood spir
itualism and psychological mysticism. You
increase my horror by the ghost of that
ephemeric being of reason, which is to re
ceive intelligence from the thoughts of those
persons who surround the table. You know
that Geoffrey Saint Hilaire pretends to hove
swet the oxyde of thought while in Egypt,
and you. my dear friend, will s uy that my
incredulity is the simple consequence of my
laziness. I submit willingly to this re
proach, for 1 urn convinced that the friend
ship you always extended to me wilt not be
diminished, it I can be Instrumental in lead
ing you out of the obscure paths of error.
1 rely on your forgiveness.’’
Stabbed bv an Illinois Lady.— The
Buffalo Express states that Mrs. Eut.ice Mi
nar, whose husband is in Illinois is stopping
at present with her brother, Mr. Neff, near
Buffalo. Mrs Neff and her daughter Emily
were engaged iu some household work, when
high words passed between them and Mrs
Minar, after which the latter drew a knife
and slabbed her neice in the abdomen, and
it is feared fatally Mrs. M. was arrested,
Had this occurred between two men in Kan
sas. our Abolition brethren in Chicago and
Buffalo would have held nn indignation meet
ing to denounce the ruffianism.—- [Chicago
From Oregon.
Wa bat* bcwu kindly favored with the
perusal of » letter from Adjutant Andrew J.
Kane to his father, who is a resident of this
place. The Utter is dated nt Portland,
July Oth, iu which he says: •* I have just ar
rived from the L) dies and Fort Walla Wal
la, from which place we formed the escort to
an Express. Wc were tired ul by two canoe
loads ol Indians, but we being wc I mounted
and armed, soon pul them to tiight,
“ Tite present campaign I believe is near
ly at n dote, a) the Tenitorial Volunteers’
! time of enlist nun t has nearly expired.—*
i There is however but little prospects of any
i permanent pence being concluded with the
' treacherous savages, us they arc constantly
: coiiMiiitting depredations ujon tlic unpro
tected inhabitants.
‘•The Indians have ngnin made their ap
pearance ou i’uget Sound, but so fur ha\e»
made no warTke demonstra ions."
In cluing ins letter he says—“Uemem
, ber me to my mother, and say to her that
! should another campaign open, I shall pr< -
1 bably withdraw, as it is a most hazardous
' life, and glory is obtained at a great sacra
! lice ; and the remuneration allowed us by
i government, docs nut cover our current ex
1 peases."
“ llkitbi.ican’’ !Sav laws’ —The following
I expressions ol •• republican” sentiment can
not be placed before the people too often :
“The Union is not worth supporting iu
connection with the South.”--[N. V. Tribune.
“ The Constitution is a reproach and a
league with Tophcl.”— [Garrison.
••bhaipc’s r.tlcs aic better than biblcs. —
[Henry Ward Peecher.
“ Let tlic Union elide.—N. I*. Punks.
The authors of these sayings are all bril
liant stars in the Clack Republican firma
ment, and of course rellcct the views of the
faction to which they are attached.
i-JiU The Huu. Win. A. Uichurdsun has no
ceptcd the democratic nomination for Uot
eruor of Illinois.
County Juuou. —Tue ioili District
Court has decided that the act requiring
County Judges to reside at the County Seat
is unconstitutional.
jjaCT’CmcK & Co. were prompt in scrying
us with the papers from below.
Thank; — To Jabe Sawin, the accommo
dating agent of the C. S, Co., for a Marys
ville paper.
rspnr: akisk imiinvn uim.be opi:n
K El) t»N BAII Rl).\V EVENING, I'Jth iusinul
with t!it* following talented any :
Assisted by m •v< r.i’ tfi-titloiir n nmetuers ofOrovlH^
AT ■
A HALL will bo given on THURSDAY
V- -]/} JURY tilth, at
The Hall attached to this house is spacious and
airy, mid 1 can say to my Mend* and the public, thin
neither care or expense shall he spared to make tint
enli rtainmeiit agreeable and wor hy their presence.
The VERY REST MUSIC will be engaged for Hot
occasion. Jjistd
The Public is Invited.
A IX PERSONS holding or claiming Lions, und« r
I m the provisions of “An /Vet for securing Liens of
Mechanics and others, approved April 271 h, 1&55.” on
the properly known as iioince lire water’* dwelling
house, situated near the Bluff, on Montgomery street,
in the town of Oroville. comity of Iliitle and stale ol
California, tin) sumo being the present residence <-i
said lirewsn r and family, are hurt by notified to be and
appear in the District Court of said County and Male,
on Monday, the ti lth day of August, ISVi, and exlab i
then and there the proofs of Ihoir said Mens.
|y!9 w 3 CALKINS b 81'ELM AN.
Elofmtiful riulxiro;
TAhihi .V O N GI. A A .S, h'.l It sVIt 1‘ A SS
lin lIETs DEE- lias just opened rooms on tie*
iva earner Ol Montgomery and Myers streets, over
the Rank Exchange, where be will lake pleasure in
waiting on all who may favor him w ith a call. Both
Ami-rolype* and Uagueineotypes will bo executed n,
tl.o beat style, and warranted to give perfect satis
EVERYBODY, call and see the pictures.
Oroville, July lu, IHjd, jjT9lf
WII 1 T B & NU T T 8 11 ,
LIQUORS, &.C., &C.
EBAHE LNDEBSIGNEU, in calling tha attention of
M- the public Uj their slock of Prime Hoods, would
a\ai themselves of this opportunity to return thanks
for tiie very generous pal rouge they have received du
ring the number of years th y have been c-ngng,-d in
bnstners at this place ; nnd d.-o rmim-d to merit a con
dnuiuire of the same iu future, offer at the lowest
ra's- a large and well selected eesortment of Groceries
and Provisions, Mqnors of a superior quality, p»*.
served fruits, Miners’ sopplVs, Hardware, Crockery
and Glassware be.. tr Particular attention paid tv
to (thing and delivering miners’ orders from a dis
tance. The hifhi-st price paid f-r Gold Dust.
\Ve shall also run a daily letter and Package Ex,
press, between this place and ' irovllle.
Oregon City, July IBi6. jy 19 tX

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