Newspaper of The Washington Standard, 4 Mayıs 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated 4 Mayıs 1861 Page 2
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THE WASHINGTON STANDARD. SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1801. Union Besolves of Washington Territory. WiiKr.r.As, The present appalling conjuncture of our public affairs is calculated to excite in the heart of every loyal American, feelings of the most anxious solicitude and profound alarm, prophetic of the direst calamity that civil liberty has ever yet been called upon to endure : we, therefore, representing the present Legislative authority of Washington Territory, nil Integrant portion of our common country, deem it our privilege and solemn duty, on so momentous an occasion, to give ex pression to the following sentiments : Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of Washington Territory— First. That we consider the preservation of our existing national Union as the first of all patriotic duties, and the chief of nil political blessings, by Which alone can be secured the identity of the American citizen and the fulfillment of our mission «s the great exemplar of free institutions. Second. That it is the bounden duty of all good *nd true citizens, and especially of those who Kuide und govern popular sentiment, to counsel •harmony and conciliation, and to effect and main tain, by all necessary concessions and compro mises, the integrity and perpetuity of that holy brotherhood of States under which we have be come the admiration of the world. Third. That we utterly discountenance —as fraught with incipient treason, and the insidious offspring of reckless aspirations, disappointed am bition, or eiilpalde ignorance—all projects fir a Pacific Confederacy. Washington Territory covets only the distinction of exhibiting, first and lust, her devotion to the cnV'rc i'nion. as created by our ancestors, cousecrated by tlscir blood, nml be queathed to u?, the palladium of civil and popular rights. Republican Territorial Convention. A Territorial Convention will lie lu'l't the Town of Olvmpin, on MONDAY, MAY 2u, ; ; 01, for the purpose of nominatinga I'.M'NIMCAN - CANDI DATE FOR DELEGATE TO Cosoi'.nss, to be supported nt the general election, on tiie second Monday of July next. The basis of apportionment adopted is two delegates for each Representative in the Ter ritorial Legislature, according to the apportion ment of ltiiil, but securing to each county at least one delegate in the said Territorial Convention. This will slightly increase the number of delegates above sixty, but will secure a more general repre sentation of sentiment. The respective counties will be entitled to t lie following number of delegate*: Whatcom 2, Island 2, Snohomish 1, Clallam 2. Jefferson 4, Kitsap 3, King .'i. Tierce 5 Sawaniish 2, Thurston 8. Lewis 2, Chehalis 2. Cowlitz 2, Pa cific 2, Wahkiakum, I, Clark 8, Skamania 1, Clickatat 1. Walla Walla 8, Spokane 2, Missoula 1, Shoshone 1. The committee agreed that S.iwamisli was enti tled to a member of the Legislature, and have therefore given to that county the Representa tion to which -he Ujustly 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 counfies are urged to send dele gates in person, proxies may give the vote in the •Convention to which the county is entitled. By order of the Republican Central Committee, ELWOOD EVAN'S, Chairman. Thurston County Republican Convention. Tin- Republican Convention for the county of Thurston will be held nt Olympia, oil Saturday, May 11,1801, for the purpose of electing eight Delegates to the Republican Territorial Conven tion, mid to nominate a County ticket. The Committee recommend that Republicans wect in their various precincts, nnd elect Dele gates, (one for each ten voters,) on Saturday, May 4th. IHUI. The following nportlonmcnt is suggested, but if incorrect, is subject to change by the Conven tion : Olympia l'rccinct, primary meeting at school-house, number of Delegates, lit; Yelm Prairie, primary meeting at school-house, 2; Hush's Prairie, primary meeting at school-house, 7; Mitna Prairie, primary meeting at school-house, 2; Nisipially, primary meeting at school-house, 2; •Chambers Prairie, primary meeting at school %rotisn, 7; Tenalquot, primary meeting lit school ilionce, 2; Grand Mound, primary meeting at school-house, 7 ; Mill Precinct, to consist of Penin sula North-Olynifiia, including Miller's Mill, 4; South Hay, primary meeting nt Simmons' Mill, 1 ; By order of Thurston county Republican Com initttce. EL WOOD EVANS, Chairman. The late Eastern news is of an alarm ing character. Fort Sumter lias been bombarded and forced to surrender by the Southern rebels. The traitors have taken the initiatory inaugurating civil war and the dreadful consequences at tendant upon such a policy. Kind and Htiasivc measures on the part of the Federal Government have only tended to embolden them in their headlong inarch to inevitable distraction. Whilst they only threatened, they had sympa thizers; but now, alter having put their threats into execution by overt acts of hostility against the United by demolishing her forts, dis troying her property, and slaughtering her soldiers, that forbearance must cease and the whole power of the gen eral government, must, he used in the enforcement of the laws. When kind words and forbearance will effect noth ing with an erring people, and when we have exhausted every effort to bring the wanderers back to u sense of right and justice, by portraying the evils of civil and fraternal war, and the dis grace attending such a course, then, if nothing will move them to a just rec ognition of tho supremacy of our out raged laws, none can but justify the resort to the " last argument" in vin dication. We believe that every man who loves the Union and would not be a slave to treason and rebellion will be found taking sides with the govern ment sustain the enforcement of the Jaws and in meting out a just punish ment to the fire-eating miscreants who attacked Fort Sumter. The Government oweß it to herself, to her loyal citizens and to humanity at Jnrge t to suppress the rebellion. If to do tliis successfully force must be used—be it so. If to do this blood must be spilled—be it so. Our Gov must be sustained, and our laws en forced at all costs and hazards. It is surelv worthv the effort to sustain a Government which has cost our Fath ers so much to establish, and which has been so redundant of good to its people, and has by its just and equitable laws held out the hope to the oppressed and down-trodden of other nations; that a form of government founded on the abstract rights ot man is a pen tneut and complete success—a government which has increased in population lrom three to thirty millions in eighty years a government whose commerce has increased until now the Stare and Stripes wave over every sea—a gov ernment able to battle the world com bined. Uunder it our people have been protected in person and property, and all phtt'ed on a standing of equality. It is easier to Weak down Govern ments than to huildthem up. All his tory attests this fact, llence it is the bounden duty of every citizen to aid as far as lies in their power the Federal authorities in their efforts to perpetu ate our glorious Union. Our laws arc good enough if properly enforced, our Constitution is the best the world has ever known—then we must call upon every patriot to girdle on the armor and stand ready to die if necessary in the protection of the palladium of our rights. Call it "coercion" or aught else they please, the laws must be exe cuted either by the consent ot the gov erned or bv force. THE EXHIBITION OF THE PORTLAND ACADEMY.— The examination of the Portland Academy commenced on Monday, the 2Lst nit., and ended with an exhibition on Thursday evening, in the M. E. Church. We had the pleas ure of being present at the exhibition, and were delighted with the proficien cy displayed by many of the older students. The exercises consisted of declamation, reading, singing and in strumental music. Several of the orig inal addresses referred to our national difliculties with peculiar force and effect. These were warmly greeted with applause, notwithstanding a Pur itanical, straight-laced personage who ofliciated as master of ceremonies, in sisted upon there being "no disturb ance." We were glad to observe that the m audience entertained dissimilar views in relation thereto. We entcr a due reverence for the hallowed pre cincts o.' an edifice devoted to the ser vice of the Supreme Being, but we be lievo it to be our duty to reprove the narrow-minded views entertained by fanatics. When the nation is con vulsed with discord, Patriotism should be no unwelcome guejt even in the house of prayer. If by virtue of its sacred adaptation, a church is an im proper place for a popular expression of devotion to the Union, then we must unreservedly condemn the erection of a stage in the church, and the perfor mance of pieces that might be desig nated a s farces and better 6uitcd to the boards of a theatre. This apparent inconsistency has long been the subject of comment concerning a certain church in Portland. We make this statement partially in self-defense, as we were one of the many who applauded. The address of Prof. Lippincott on the evening of the 21st was highly ap plauded. SANCHO I'AXZA GONE Ocr TO STAND. —A lone horsemen, clad in the habili ments of a "man of destiny"—gray shawl and long boots—bestriding a diminutive, bob-tail, spiking Cayusc, left the precincts of our usually quiet village, a few days since, taking a south erly direction, whose riding was furi ous, like unto that of Jehu, the son of Xemshi. Great was the consternation of our people; great were tho lumenta tious of the children of the forest for the loss of their "father," and great were the canine bowlings of a scatter ing troop of sweet Blanches and Trays. The Il'd man of destiny was gone. God help tho democracy of Chehalis! JJ6F" We extend our grateful ac knowledgements to 11. Win?or, Esq., U. S. Mail Contractor, Edward Gid dingj, Esq., and the gentlemanly offi cers of the steamers Multnomah, Jennie Clark, Express, and Vancouver , for the many courtesies extended to us during our late visit to Oregon. BSjr Jolane nrrived on the Cortes to induce Oregon to adopt the Southern Confederacy Constitution. Rotten eggs were in detnnnd at Fortlaud. Remember the Republican pre cinct meeting to-day. May Day. Wednesday last being the Ist day of May, was duly celebrated by oar poo ple according to ancient usage and cus tom. A more lovely day could not have been desired, being both clear and pleasant, and strangely enough, about the only one during the past two or three weeks. Early in* the morning, the district school, with their teachers, Prof. Lippincott and Miss D. Phillips left towu for the prairie, accompanied by Dr. Eggars' brass band, and a large concourse of our citizens. Every pos sible conveyance was employed for the occasion; and a number walked to the grounds. A beautiful spot had been selected for the day's entertainment on Chambers' Prairie, five miles out, hav ing a line view around, with plenty of room for all kinds of sport. The com pany were joined by the school from the prairie, with their teacher, Miss M. Lowe, and a large delegation of people j from "Tumwator and the surrounding country. Soon after arriving, a May pole was raised, bearing aloft the stars and stripes; and after songs and music, the " Queen of May " —Miss R. Willard—was crowned. The dav's en joyments were in the good old games of ball and quoits, jumping, blind-man, throwing grace hoops, carriage and horseback riding, and other games and sports. At*noon, all gathered togeth ered and enjoyed a splendid picnic din ner. At an early hour, all left the grounds for their several homes, well pleased with the day's recreation. In the evening, a May Dance came oft" at the Washington Hall. Washington's capital had gather d then Her llcauty unit her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women ami brave men, Anil many hearts happily ; ami when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft ev;g looVil love to eyes wh C'l sp ike aj;a : n, And all went merry as a marriage-bell. The dancing was kept up until the " twa sum' hours." Excellent music was furnished by Messrs. lluson and Kcllott; and a line supper by Mr. Gal liher. A FEW FACTS. —It is unpleasant to criminate any portion of the Federal Union, notwithstanding the hostile at titude assumed by the Cotton Empire; but while the traitors seem so anxious to enact the ignoble programme, we do not deem it amiss to state a few facts in relation to the antecedents of those loyal States. To go back to the formation of the Confederacy the attitude assmod by the "hot-bed of secession," South Car olina, during the struggle for liberty, we must confess that wo have but lit tle cause for gratitude to her for our independence. From an article in the Oregoman of February lGth, entitled "South Carolina—ller History," wo quote the following astounding propo sition of the South Carolina State au thorities to Gen. Provost: " I propose a neutrality during the war between Great Britain and America, and the question whether the State should finally belong it tire, t liritain or the I'nited States to be settled in the treaty of peace between these two powers." This modest proposition was prc cmptorily rejected by Provost. In 1820, Georgia resisted Federal au thority concerning ccrtaiu Indian lands, and in consequence "went out to stand." In 1832, South Carolina passed the notorious nullifying ordiuaticc, upon the imposition of an import tax, but was finally "persuaded" that her course was ill-advised. A great portion of the secession ter ritory was a dense wilderness when ac quired, and millions of the Federal treasure have been and are expended in placing it on a footing with the oth er States. The seceding States annually cost the Federal Government more than the total amount of their revenue. The postoffice deficiency alone in five of the seceding States is over one mil lion of dollars annually. The following will show how these deficencics are dis tributed: South Carolina, $211,523*, Georgia, $189,515; Florida, $140,235; Alabama, $234,526; Mississippi, $236,- 445. Total, $1,048,183. ARRIVAL EXTRAORDINARY !—Gov. I. I. Stevens, of Oregon, arrived hero one day last week (we forget precisely which), by the overland stage which brings our mails and huge bags of Pa tent Office reports. He was duly re reived by a committee of one—a bolt ing "Lincoln-Democrat"—and escort ed to rooms at the Pacific. The excite ment of the occasion has somewhat subsided! FIRE ALARM. —An alarm of fire was giving on Sunday afternoon last, occa sioned by the ignition of a smoke house in the rear of the Market, but was ex tinguished before any damage was done. We are indebted to Capt. Flem ing and Mr. S. A. Spencer for favors. Later from the Atlantio Side. ST. LOUIS, April 5, p. M. —Governors Morton of Indiana, and Washburn of Maine, have had a long interview with the President, urging the holding of all forts at the South, and the speedy adoption of a definite policy. A dispatch to the New York Tribune, from Montgomery says the Southern Government is determined to take Fort Pickens, at all hazards, and if Liucoln attempts to obstruct Southern com merce, all Northern ships in Southern waters will be seized. Fort Lafayette, in New York harbor, has been garrisoned. ST. LOUIS, April 6th, p. M. —The reg ular dispatch from New York last night says the Government has chartered the steamers Bailie and Aerial , they will carry troops under sealed orders. The

Baltic will carry Captain Barry's com pany of flying artillery—niuty men— and the Aerial seven or eight companies of infantry and marines. The steamer Atlantic has also been chartered, and cleared for Brazos this p. M., with pro visions and horses—the property of the Government. The frigate Powhatan goes to sea to-morrow morning, fully equipped and provisioned, and will probably take three companies of troops. A company of one hundred men on Governor's Island have received march ing orders, and others will speedily fol low. There arc over 2,GOU troops at the different stations in the port. Loading Republican members express tlie opinion that an extra session of Congress will soon bo called. The New York Evening Post says it is rumored that the Government agents who were sent to England and Franco, have returned, and report that neither of those Governments will assist or recognize the Southern Confederacy. A X. Y. dispatch says the steamer Illinois has been chartered by the Gov ernment. A dispatch from Baltimore states that a largo body of volunteers left that city to rally around the flag of the Union in Texus under Houston. Washington dispatches assert that the President daily receives numerous telegraph dispatches from all portions of the country, urging no surrender of any forts and offering to volunteer in attempts at reinforcement. One man otters to reinforce Sumter at ten days' notice for §o,O(W. Governor Cm-tin, of Pennsylvania, had a long interview with Gen. Scott and Secretary Cameron to-day. It is rumored that Pennsylvania will imme diately assume a war footing. The New York Tribune's dispatch says the authorized statement is made that the Spanish Government is not responsible for the demonstration at San Domingo ; also, that no orders have been issued for a blockade of Southern ports. Gen. Stringham's commission has a different purpose. The Govern ment is still without intelligence wheth er the reinforcement of Pickens had been affected. ST. LOUIS, April Btli, M. —Eight com [tunics left Macon, Georgia, on Satur day, for Pensacola. ST. LOUIS, April lltli.—Tlio follow ing California appointments have boon made: Win. liubo. Marshal Northern District; 11. l>. Barrows, Marshal South ern District; Sharp, Attorney Northern District; Ditnick, Attorney Southern District; Collector,at Monterey, Porter; Bcnicia, Swain; Stockton, Sherry; San Diego, Sloan: San Padro, Manny; San Francisco Mint, Schmolz; Assistant Coiner Wevgant; Laud Office, nt San Francisco, Geo. D. Tingley ; Los An gelos, Antonio M. Pico; Stockton, G. Webster; Visalia, Briggs; Humboldt, Eddy ; Marysville, Snider; Receiver, at San Francisco, It. Havens; Stockton "Waller Los Angclos; Tissalia, Gerrick ; Humboldt, Pratt; Marysville, Com pron. Postmaster at Sacramento, Rol laud ; Appraiser, Gen. Briggs ; Indian Superintendent of the Northern Dis trict, Hanson; Southern District, Rob erts. ST. LOUIS, April 12th.—The Confed erate Commissioners left Washington in disgust, and charge Lincoln with per fidy. They say that the Montgomery Government earnestly desired peace, and the responsibility of war will rest with the Administration. They regard war as inevitable. The U. 8. troops in Texas it is stated, design fighting the Mexicans, who threaten Brownsville. Several companies of troops have been demanded at Fort Taylor, Key West, and ordinance aud stores from New York. The New York Tribune's dispatch says three thousand men are to be en rolled at Baltimore with desperate de signs against the Government. Steps have been taken to counteract them. Gov. Curtin has sent a messago to the Pennsylvania Legislature recom mending a modification of the militia laws for the purpose of making them more efficient. Pennsylvania makes no menaces, but desires peace, but by preservation of the personal and polit ical rights of citizens, tho true sover eignty of the States, and tho supremacy of law and order. There is little hope of the restoration of harmony. Two companies of troops have left Richmond for Charleston. Yaney and Ross have sailed for Europe. The per sons of foreigners in Savannah, are subjected to secret surveillance. The Charleston Navy Yard has been in creased. The Massachusetts Legisla ture authorized three thousand troops to be placed on war foot'ng lor the emergency, and a fund was placed at the disposal of the Governor. It was afterwards withdrawn at his request. The Legislature refused to pass a bill for the abolition of eapitol punishment, and for further protection of freedom of speech. The Virginia Convention finally adopted a resolution appointing a Com missioner to wait upon the President, by a vote of 75 to 03, as follows: Al exander H. Stewart, Union; W. Bay ard Preston, Conservative; George W. Randolph, Secessionist. No informa tion has been received of the success of their mission. The Convention is still in session, resolutions embodying the report of the Committee on Federal Relations with others were adopted, de claring against coercion, and in favor of the recognition of the independeneo of the Southern Confederacy, and indi cating that Virginia'will go with the South if hostilities are precipitated by the Federal Government. The vote of the recognition of the independence of the Confederacy was 121 to 20. Latest accounts reaffirm that the army of 7,000 men, with four Spanish steam frigates, were ready to seize San Domin go, upon orders from the Queen. Corwin has left for Mexico. The accounts of the reported revolu tion in New Mexico were incorrect. ST. LOUIS, April 12th.—On tlic Btli of April, Gen. Beauregard addressed the Secretary of War of the Southern Con federacy, statins; that the authorized agent from President Lincoln informed (Jen. Pickens and himself that provis ions would he sent to Fort Sumter peaceably otherwise forcibly. The Sec retary of War replied on the 10th, tel ling Beauregard if he had no doubt of the authorized character of the agent who communicated the intention of the Washington Government, to supply Sumter by force, he should at once de mand its evacuation, and if refused, proceed in such a manner as he might determine to reduce it. Beauregard replied on the same day. " The demand will he made to-morrow at 12 o'clock." The dispatch says this correspondence grew out of a formal notification by the Washington Government, immedi ately preceding the hostilities. There are no further particulars as yet. A Washington dispatch savs that Reverdy Johnson entirely approves <>t the present moves of the President, and that Maryland will give him a cor dial support. A bill has been reported in the Penn sylvania House, appropriating half a million to arm and equip the military of the State. [From Standard Extra of May Ist.] The steamer Cortes arrived at Port land on Monday last bringing the fol lowing highly exciting news: ST. LOUIS, April 15. Gen. Bcauregtfhl having demanded the surrender of Fort Sumter on the 12th ult., Maj. Anderson refused to comply, when an attack was made by the Confederated army. Major Anderson replied by firing up on Fort Moultrie and Morris Island. A brisk cannonade was kept up on both sides, on that afternoon and even ing. The walls ot Fort Sumter were much battered. Breaches were made by the shells from Moultrie and Morris Island did much execution. Two of Anderson's magazines exploded, being fired into by a hot shot. Great excite ment iu Charleston. The U. S. ships 111 the oiling were too late to get over the bar. Tide ebbing. The roof of t'lo barracks was n sheet of fiamc. Kleveti shots from Sumter penetrated the floating battery below the water line. Shots from Fort Sumter also knocked down the chimneys of the officers' quarters at Fort Moultrie. Maj. Anderson threw out a rait, towed with men, to iniss up buckets of water to extinguish the tire. The vessels in the harbor tried to engage Morris Island, but were driven back. Throe of the Sumter barbette guns were dismounted. In reply to the Virginia Commission ers President Lincoln says, if it be true that Sumter has been assaulted, as re ported, he shall cause the U. S. mails to be withdrawn from the seceding States, and he shall adhere to the policy expressed in his inaugural. That he shall not attempt to collect duties, but shall retain the forts and all the govern ment property, if possible, and repel force by force. Dispatches of the 14th inst., from Washington, give a proclamation from President Lincoln, calling out 75,000 militia from the several States, to sup press rebellion, execute laws, and con cluded with an appeal to all loyal citi zons to aid iu the effort to maintain the integrity of tho National Union. It commands persons forming combina nations against tho Federal Govern ment in tnc Southern States to disperse within twenty days. It convenes both Houses of Congress on the 4th of July, to determine upon measures which the public interest may demand. In the Richmond Convention, on Satur day, Messrs. Carlyle and Cenly depri cated the action of South Carolina in tiring on Fort Sumter, and expressed devotion to the stars and stripes. Beauregard sent Wigfall with a flag, to oiler assistance to put out the fire. Anderson said that he had jnst dis placed the white flag, but the barracks had not stopped the firing. Wigfall said Anderson must haul down the American flag, surrender or fight. An derson hauled down the flag. Soveral of Beauregard's staff came over. It is stipulated thvt the surrender was unconditional, and subject to Beau* regard's tprms. Negotiations were completed on the night of the 13th, and Anderson's com mand was to evacuate on the morning ' of the 14th, on the war vessels in the harbor. Five of Anderson's men wers wounded, one it is thought mortally. Major Anderson's surrender was caused by the destruction of tho * quar ters and barracks, and no hope of rein forcement. The fleet lay by the Fort about thirty hours, but could not help Anderson. Everything in Sumter was ruius but the casement. No one killed up to 6 'o'clock on* Saturday morning. On the afternoon of the IStfi the 1 Federal flag after being hauled dewn was again hoisted over Sumter. • Porcher Miles went with a flog of truce to the fort. The Federal flag drawn [taken down?] by Mqj. Auderson and the flag of truce run up. Gen. Beauregard went to Fort Sunr ter; also three fire companies, to quench the fire before it reached the magazine.' The firing ceased at 1 o'clock p. M., on the 13th, and, half an hour later an unconditional surrender was made,, the flag-statf having been shot off. Gov. Pickens sent a dispatch to the Convention giving an account of the fire on Sumter, expressing a hope of success, and asking what Virginia would do. The Northern States were ready to furnish the Federal Government with troops and money. Pennsylvania can send 100,000 men and is ready with 30,000. Gov. Yates of Illinois calls the Leg islature together. Gen. Carrington has in Ohio 85,000 militia ready and more mustering. The New York regiments are volun teering. Efforts are being made to concen trate a formidable military force urouud Washington in case of emergency. Private information has been re ceived at Washington of plots niado elsewhere to seize the public property- Precautionary movements will be taken to prevent it. Anderson left last night the 14th, on the steamer lmbcl for Is ew York. Senator Douglas had had an interest ing conversation with President Lin coln on the condition of the country. The substance was, that while he was unalterably opposed to the administra tion on all political issues, he was pre pared to sustain the President in all constitutional effects to preserve the Union, maintain the Government, and defend the Federal Capital. Thinks prompt action necessary; the country must be protected at all hazards, ana at anv expense. Ad vices from Montgomery indicate that the Confederate States will at once declare war on the United States. The New York Herald's correspond ent from Charleston says that Ander son saluted flag and formed the com pany on parade ground.' They marched out on the wharf to the tune of Yankee Doodle. During the salute, a pile of eartrides burst in easements— two killed ami four wounded. The fort was burned by shell guns. Sumter has garrisoned by the Palmetto Guards. Much excitement exists in Philadel phia, in consequence of newspaper offi ces having raised the Palmetto flag. A mob had attackted them, but the Mayor intcrfcrrcd and prevented serious con sequences. Cowlitz County Republican Convention. At a meeting of the Republican Elec tors of Cowlitz county, W. T., held at the Mouticello School-house, pursuant to notice, on Saturday, the 27th day of April, 1861, for the purpose of electing two Delegates to attend the Repnbli can Territorial Convention, to be held at Olympia, on tho 20th day ot May next, Hon. Win. Huntington, was called to the chair, and R. C. Smith elected Secretary. Tho Chair having stated the object of the meeting, on motion of W, H. Harris, R. D. Herrington, and Jasper D. Stone, wore elected Delegates to attend the Republican Territorial Con vention, for the purpose of nominating a Republican Caudidate for Delegate to Congress. On motion of Nathan Stone, the Delegates elect, were authorized to sup port proxies in the Territorial Con vention. R. C. Smith then offered the follow ing Resolutions which were unanitftfXU ly ndopted. Resolved , That our Delegate* be, antf are hereby instructed, to use *ll honor able means to secure the nomination ofr Alex. Abernethy as the ItepnJWiWini Candidate for Delegate to Congress. Hesoh fd, That we, m Republican* endorse the Union ResolatiwMtW passed by the last Legislature* at being souud" Republican doctrine. On motion of W. H. Harris the Seo retary was requested to furnish the WASHINGTON STANDARD a copy of the proceedings of the meeting. On motion of F. B. South, the meet ing adjourned. WM. HUNTINGTON, Chairman. R. C. Smith, Secretary. DEFERRED. —Much editorial matter; and au interesting letter from our Port land correspondent are crowded out of' this issue. Next week they will find place in our columns.