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If subscribers order their papers discontinued, publishers way continue them until nil charges are puiA. ... If subscribers neglect or refuse to take their pa per from the office or place where it was sent, they are responsible until they settle the bill and tive notice to discontinue. If subscribers mote to other places without in forming the publisher, and the paper is sent to the former direction, they are held responsible. No tice of removal should always be given. The courts have decided that refusing to take u paper or periodical from the office, or removing and leaving it uncalled for, is prima facie evidence of intentional fraud. The published rates of abvertising govern in all cases, except where special contracts have beeu made previous to insertion. The courts have re peatedly so decided. The Boiei. Just when the red June roses blow, She gave me one—a year ago. A rose whose crimson breath revealed The secret that its heart concealed, And whose half shy, half tender grace Blushed back upon the giver's face. A year ago—a year ago— To hope was not to know. Just when the red June roses blow, I plucked her one—a month ago j Its half-blown crimson to eclipse, I laid it on her crimson lips ; The balmy fragrance of the south Drew sweetness from her sweeter mouth Swiftly do golden hours creep— To hoid is not to keep. The red June roses now nre past, This very day I broke the lust- Ami now its perfumed breath is hid With her beneath a collin lid ; These will its petals fall apart, And wither on her icy heart. At the red roses' cost My world was gained and lost. "Bachelor's Hall." Bachelor's Hall, what ft quare looking place it is ! Kapc me from sich all the days of ine life 1 Sure ! but I think what burnin' disgrace it is, Never at all to be gettin' a wife ! See the old bachelor, gloomy and sad enough, Placing his tay-kittlc over the lire ; Now it tips over—St. Patrick! lie's mad enough, If he were present, to fight with the 'Squire. Now, like a hog in the morter-bed wallowing, Awk'ard enough, sec him kneadin' his dough ; Troth, if his bread lie could ate without swallowing, How it would favor his palate, you know t His dish-cloth is missin'—the pigs are dovourln' itl In the pursuit he hai battered his shin ; A plate wanted washin'—the cat was sconrin' itl Thunder uud turf! what a pickle he's in ! Pots, dishes and pans, such greasy commodities, Ashes and prntie skins over the lloor; His cupboard's a store-house of comical oddities— Things that had never been neighbors before. His meal bein' over, the table's left sittin' so, " Dishes I take care of yourselves, if you can Hut hunger returns, theu lie's fuinin' and frettin' so; Ob 1 lave him alone for a baste of a man ! Late in the night he goes to bed shiverin', Never a hit is the bed made, at all, He cranes like a terripin under the kivenn' — Dftd luck to the picture of Bachelor's llall! ARITHMETICAL PUZZLE. —If four dogs with sixteen legs can catch twenty-nine rabbits with eighty-seven legs, in forty four minutes, how many legs must the same rabbits have to get away from eight dogs with thirty-two legs, in sev enteen minutes and a half? 8@- Mrs. Partington says the only way to prevent steamboat explosions, is to make engineers "bile their water on shore." In her opinion, all the bustin' is done by cooking the Bteam ou board. We always admire the answer of the man who, when asked how old he was, answered: " Just forty years; but it you count by the fun I've seen, I am at least eighty." ygy» « Feed a husband to his liking, and you can wear a new bonnet every time the sun shines," was the maxim of a very wise woman. 861~ Cold in the head isn't half so common as cold in the heart; but it is a great deal oftener complained of. 867* The farewell ot some wives to their husbands every morning—buy un<l bnv! OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, APRIL 27,1861. Fun on the Chehalis. Through the kindness of Mr. WM. WRIGHT, (of mail and steamboat celeb rity,) we arc put in possession of a couple of manuscript newspapers, hail ing from the region of Fort Chehalis. One is called The Chehalis Weekly Re publican ; the other, The Gray's Harbor Times , and "devoted to science, litera ture, art, moosic, et nonsense, and to the interests ot Gray's Harbor." They are published by Sidney & Charley, and edited by U. Humbug. Both are well gotten up. We give a tew selections: The Chehalis Weekly Republican is and will be published by the proprietors, and edited by the editor; and if it should be a failure*, the fault will and must rest upon those who don't buy it. We pub lish it for our own amusement, and if we should be so fortunate as to amuse others for a few moments, we consider ourselves amply repaid. We shall make it our special duty not to insert any per sonal allusions, (which might cause us to wear a shanty oil our eve,) or any thing calculated to oftend the most fas tidious, (unless we are sure wo can "lick" the person whose name may find its way in our columns;) and so w« send it'forth, in the assurance that those who read it will look upon it with the same "eyes" as ourselves. VALENTINE'S DAY. — HV did not get any valentines \ neither did we expect any, and consequently was not disap pointed. The good old Saint was, we believe, the discoverer of Gray's Har bor, in 1102; and not being of an avari cious tuinttni), £jave it to the Jews, but reserved Shatter's Island, which he named after himself, (in honor of his brother Cupid.) which name it bears to this dav. We hear a groat deal every day ot Union to be maintained by the " bayo net's point and cannon's mouth," and like the sentiment amazingly, as we sit bv our fireside, in our own arm chair, big with kindly feelings and meer schaum pipes. Yea! as somebody says, "our hearts panteth for the prey, I'ke as the hart doth for the water-brooks." Old Buck's intimate friends have recommended him to take something a little prussic acid—just enough to keep his spirits up—not less than an ounce. The majority of the people between Armstrong's ami Smith's Point are for secession. The corporation is being extended, and an increase of population is ex pected. Owing to the late heavy storms, the telegraph between Cape Flattery and Gray's Harbor is down. No news from the Straits of Fuen. THEATRICAL. —The new and laugha ble farce of "Now to get n Blanket in a Bottle," written by Cap, is being played to crowed houses nightly. Don't forget the Bummer's Ball on Tuesday night. It will be an excellent affair. Supper as soon as low tide. BOOKS. —History of the Next War; beautifully illustrated. Almanacs for 1492. An excellent article; every fami ly should have one. It will tell you what day of the month Christmas comes on, ami when the 4th of July is; when it is going to rain, and when it ain't; many valuable receipts to cure a horse if you have one, and how to use a horse if you hav'nt any. These books will be sold cheap tor cash. An advertiser begs to announce to the world ut large, that he is prepared to take contracts for settling the affairs of nations at the shortest notice. The attention of Francis Joseph is respect fully solicited. Orders from Nicaragua and' Central America promptly attend ed to. The above would also state that he has on hand over 1,000 recipes— Armstrong's and Whitworth's—for cur ing ambition and unnatural desire for the acquisition of territory. N. B.— Phelan's improved billiard tables for the settlement for foreign treaties, with or without Napoleon cues, constantly on hand. NEW NAMES FOB OLD THlNGS.—En forcement of the laws —Coercion. Treason against the United States— Secession. Rebellion without cause—Resump tion of granted powers. Revolution —Exercise of Reserved Rights. Levying War on the United States —Preserving their property till a set tlement of accounts. Ipap* A member of the Missouri Leg jdfature recently proposed to have tin public printing done by convict labors nut it was found that there wasnoprinJ ter iu the penitentiary, and never had been one tliere. Ex-Governor Stevens on his Travels. The last Vancouver Chronicle notices the arrival of Ex-Governor Stevens, in that city, and address made by him to the sovereigns hastily collected there. The following, however, is not any part of his speech : " G entlem en : You are aware that the Government, in the list of defalcations, and unallowed and unsettled accounts, published by order of Congress, and which has been republished by the Douglas and republican papers, charged me with being behind with the Gov ernment to the amount of about forty thousand dollars. I have been a dele gate for Washington Territory in Con gress tor the last four years, and 1 en deavored, by all the influence I could bring upon the Administration and all the explanations 1 could make, to se cure a settlement and allowance of my accounts. The oflieers would not do it. Mr. Manypenny declared that mv ac counts were irregular, wrong, and un just, and should not be allowed. I have no doubt you have seen Manypenny's statement. In this state of things I could do nothing less than throw my self into the hands of the lireckenridge party, and trust to them to get me out of difficulty. The idea of taking a Chairman for the National Committee from Washington Territory, did not suit Mr. Yancv, Toombs, and Khett, at lirst, but when they came to under stand my peculiar qualifications—as af terwards evidenced by mv dispatches to the Pacific States, in which I claimed great success for the democratic cause, when we were uniformly beaten—they did not hesitate to give me the post. I worked hard; I worked faithfully; and when we were defeated, 1 adopted the disunion projects; 1 favored general secession of States, the breaking up of the Union, and the forming of a l'aciflc republic. You will see many of the facts stated in that veritable paper, the Pioneer owl Democrat, accompanied with marks of real grief. " At (his time you are aware that we held on to the offices at Washington. Floyd and Toombs and Touccy and Thompson were in their glory there, and what could they do better to re ward their services than to settle my accounts? It. was all I asked from them. It was done; audi have now in my pocket a certificate ot the settle ment. I mean to nse this certificate hereafter, every where I go, to show how I have been traduced by the Doug las and Republican parties. If is a truth, however, that my own democratic friends—Manypenny at the head and Iliichauan at the tail—did me for a long time the most damnable injustice. They impaled me on high, in their offi cial documents, as a terror to evil doers. 1 have only left me the certificate of my settlement, which I do not fail to publish wherever I can find a news paper office. The San Francisco Jler aid has published it, with appropriate comments. The Portland Adrertiser has done the same thing gratuitously. The Pioneer and Democrat has given it to its numerous readers with remarks written by myself. I anticipate its publication, with a commendatory no tice, in the Vancouver Chronicle , and in several other important and equally influential papers. I shall read tlic cer tificate in all crowds into which I may fall, and to my personal friends as I have occasion. " Gentlemen, you can readily under stand how much* I have been übiised by the Republican party and by the Re publican press—grossly, foully abused and belied." [Uproarious applause.] Now we veuturo to say that if Ex- Go v. Stevens will make such speeches about Washington Territory, every man there will believe him. lie never did make such a speech, and never will, lie will not admit that it contains a word of truth, —though public opinion may lean together in another direction. We hope tho Stevens organ at Olym pia will be satisfied.— Oregonian. IIENRY CLAY ON A SOUTHERN CON FEDERACY. —It is only ten years ago that Henry Clay gave utterance to the following words, in response to a South ern Senator, who threatened a "United South " as a redress for some wrong: "If this Union shall separate, (said Mr. Clav,) new Unions, new Confedera cies will arise; and wUh respect to this, if there be any—l hope there is no one in the Senate before whose imagination is flitting the idea of a great Southern Confederacy, to take possession of the Belize and the mouth of the Mississip
pi—l say in my place, never, never will we who occupy the broad waters of the Mississippi and its upper tributaries consent that any foreign flag shall float at the Belize or upon the Crescent City. Never! Never! Never!" Treaty with the Hei Percei Indians. Articles of agreement made this 10th day of April 1861, between Edward K. Geary, Superintendent of Indian Affairs tor Oregon and Washington Territory and A. J. Cain, Agent of the Nez Perces, on behalf of the United States, and the Chiefs and head-men of of the Nez Perces on behalf of said nation ; said parties acting in accord ance with the authority vested iu them by the second article of the treaty, be tween the United States and the Nez Perces nation, of the 11th of June, 185f>: First —That portion of the Nez Per ces Reservation lying North of the Snake and Clear Water rivers—the South Fork of Clear Water and the trail from said South Fork, by the Weipe root-grounds—across the Bitter Hoot Mountains, is hereby opened to the whites in common with the Indians, for mining purposes. Provided, how ever, That the root-grounds and agri cultural tracts in said district shall in no case be taken or occupied by the whites; but shall remain for the exclu sive use and benefit of the Indians. Second —No white persons other than those in the service of the United States, shall be permitted to reside upon or oc cupy any portion of the Nez Perces Reservation South of the line above described, without the consent of the Superintendent, Agent and tribe—ex cept that the right of way to the min ing district North of the said described line may cross Snake River at any eligi ble point below the mouth of Clear Water. Third —The entire portion of the Nez Perces Reservation thus hereby opened to the whites for mining pur poses, shall in all respects be subject to the laws of the United States, regulat ing trade and intercourse in the Indian country, and 110 person shall be permit ted to trudo therein without obtaining license and giving bonds as provided by law. ' Fourth —Tt is furthermore agreed on the part of the United States, that a sufficient military force shall be placed on the Reservation to preserve the quiet of the country, and protect the Nez l'erces in the rights secured to them by the treaty, and these articles of agreement. In testimony whereof we have here unto set our hands this day and year aforesaid, at Lap-wai, Nez l'erces Res ervation, in the Territory of Wash ington. EDWARD R. GEARY, Sup't Indian Affairs Og'n & W.T. A. J. Cain, U. S. Indian Agent W. T. Signed by Lawyer, Head" Chief of the Nez Perces Nation, and by 49 other Xez Perces Chiefs. A XEW EPISTLE KKOM Gosur LANE.— Vanity Fair gives publicity to a letter, purporting to have beer, written to its editor bv ex-Senator Lauc, of Oregon. Ilcarkcu unto Gosef: SUN IT CHAM BIN, Washington, 1 March the third , 18 and 60 onct. | EdiVannurti/ Faire,— if god spairs my live I shall seeseed with in 20 dase. jonson of tennysea is fernenst me, but lie haint got no intellect into him. Sivil war is sertin & I wants to here the Kannin Kore. Ilist the Palinettoe ban nir from on top your ottis & let it waive to the Brees. Don't mucillate this mannerscript and bo partielar not to uniike no Misstaiks in the spellin and puuktooate it proper, amerykan Staits men suffers from scrofulus papers which trios to bring them into ndicool by mucillatin there mannerscripts. On to tho frey! the god of Bottles smiles upon the palniettoe flag. yours respectably, QOSKF LANE. REVERENCE FOB THE OLD FLAG. —An affecting scene occurred at San Anto nio, Texas, as the United States troops marched out of the city-, which is thus described by the Alamo Express: "A large concourse of citizens had collected to bid the troops of war good by, and when the two companies, under tl'io command of Mnjor Smith and Cap tain King, marched out with colors fly ing und band playing the national airs, and the old Dullet-riddled and war stained banner of the Bth Regiment floating to the breeze, there was a most profound sensation among the people; strong men wept. We have never seen so much feeling evinced on any occasion. The people cheered the troops all along the streets, and many followed them to the head of Sau Pe dro, where they encamped." The Texas papers publish a let ter from Gen. Joe. Lane, dated Wash ington, January 27, predicting all kinds of glory for the Southern Confederacy, and expressing the belief that the Northwestern States will ultimately go with the South. New Territories. The following" are the boundaries of the new Territories organized at the late session of Congress i Nevada is token from Western Utah and California. Its boundaries arc as as follows : Beginning at the point of intersection of the 4*d degree North latitude with the 89th degree of longi tude West from Washington; theuce running South on the line of this 116 th degree West longitude, until it inter sects the northern boundary of the Ter ritory of New Mexico; thence due West to the dividing ridge separating the wa ters of Carson Valley from those that flow into the 'Pacific; thence on this dividing ridge northwardly to the 41st degree North longitude; thence due North to the southern boundary line of the State of Oregou; thence due East to the place of beginning. That por tion of the Territory within the pres ent limits of the State of California is not to be included within Nevada, un til the State of California shall assent to the 6ainc by an act irrevocable with out the consent of the United States. Dakoto lies between lat. 42° 30' and 49' north, and long. 80° 30' and 103' West. It is bounded on the North by British America, East by the States of Minnesota and lowa, South and West by Nebraska. Its length from North to South is 450 miles, its average breadth is about 200 miles, and it has in area of 70,000 square miles. Colorado Territory embraces all that part of the United States included within the following limits, viz : com mencing on the thirtv-seventh parallel of North latitude, where the twenty fifth meridian of longitude West from Washington crosses the same; thence North on said meridian to the forty-first parallel of North latitude; thence along said parallel West to the thirty-second meridian of longitude West from Wash ington ; thence South 011 said meridian to the northern line of New Mexico; thence nlong the thirty-seventh parallel of North latitude to the place of begin ning, be and the same is hereby erected into a temporary government by the name of the Territory ot Colorado. A Queer People. Chamber's Journal, discussing a re cent hook ot missionary travels in Af rica, thus alludes to one of the tribes which are found in that terra incognita: " But the strangest of nil are the sto ries told of the Dokos, who live among the moist, warm bamboo wood to the South of Kattii and Susa. Only four feet high, of dark olive eolor, savage and naked, they have neither houses nor temples, neither fire nor human food. They live only on ants, mice and serpents, diversified by a few roots and fruits; they let their nails grow long, like talons, the better to dig for ants, and the more easily to tear to pieces their favorite snakes. They do not marry, but live indiscriminate lives of animals, multiplying very rapidly, and with very little maternal instinct. The mother nurses her child only for a short time, accustoming it to eat ants and serpents as soon as possible; and when it can help itself it wanders away where it will, and the mother thinks no more about it. Tho Dokos are invalu able as slaves, and are taken in large numbers. The slave-hunters hold up bright colored clothes as soon as they come to the moist, warm, bamboo woods where theso human monkeys live, and the poor Dokos cannot resist the attractions offered by such superior people. They crowd round them, and are taken in thonsands. In slavery, they are docile, attached, obedient, with few wants and excellent health. They have only one fault; a love for ants, mice and serpents, and a habit of speak ing to Yer with their head on the ground, and their heels in the air. Yer is their idea of superior power, to whom they talk in this comical nature when they aro dispirited or angry, or tired of ants and snakes, and longing for un known food. The Dokos seem to come nearest of all people yet discovered to that terrible cousin of humanity—the ape." fty « Look here," said an individu al, the other day, to a person of rather delicate organization, "If you don t take care of your health you will go into the box; you haven't got much of a constitution/' "I never liked my constitution," was the reply, "■ n ® if it gets any worse, I'll secede and live on my muscle." ■a* The English Bishop of Roches ter, England, forbids whiskers and long beard to his clergy; he also prohibits archery and crickets. yg- He that goes borrowing will return sorrowing. The Freedom of the Press. Col. E. D. Baker, in the course of a recent speech in the United States Sen ate, pays the following glowing eologt um to the freedom of the press : " Sir, the liberty of the press is the highest safeguard of all free govern ments. Ours could not exist without it. It fe with us, nay, with all men, like «a great exulting and abounding river. If is ted by the dews of heaven, which distil their awecrtest drops to form it. If gushes from the rill as it breaks from iiie deep caverns of the earth. It is fed by a thousand afflu ents, that dash from the mountain top to separate again into a thousand boon' teous and irrigating rills around. On its broad bosom it bears a thousand barks. There genius spreads its purple sail. There poetry dips its silver oar. There art, invention, discovery, science, morality, and religion may safely and securely float. It wanders throngh every land. It is a genial, cordial source of thought and inspiration, wher ever it touches, whatever it surrounds. Sir, upon its borders, there grows every flower of grace and every fruit of troth. I am not here to deny that that stream sometimes becomes a dangerous tor rent, and destroys towns and cities up on its banks; but I am here to say that, without it, civilization, humanity, gov ernment, all that makes society itself, would disappear, and the world would return to its ancient barbarism. Sir, if that were to be possible, though but for a moment, the fine conception of the great poet would be realized. If that were to be possible, though but for a moment, civilization itself would roll the wheels of its car backward for two thousand years. Sir, if that were so, it would be true that, < As oue by one in drcnd Medea's train, Star nficr star fades off tb' ethcrial plain, Thus at her felt approach and secret might, Art after art goes out, all is night, i'hilosophy, that leaned on lleuven before, Kinks to her second cause, and is no mofe t Religion, blushing, veils her sacred fires, And unawares mortality expires.'" A CoMEr AND A PANlC. —ln'the year 1712, Winston predicted that tlie cornet would appear on Wednesday, 14th of October, at 5 minuted after 5 in the morning, and that the world would be destroyed by tiro on the Friday follow ing. llis reputation was high, and the comet appeared. A number of persons got into boats and barges on the Thames, thinking the water the safest place. South Sea and India stock fel'. A captain of a Dutch ship threw all his powder into the river, that the ship might not be endangered. At noon, after the comet had appeared, it is said that more than one hundred clergymen were ferried over to Lambeth, to re quest that proper prayers might be pre pared, there being none in the church service. People believe that the day of judgment was at hand, and some acted on this belief, more as if some temporary evil was to be expected. There was a prodigious run on the bank, Sir Gilbert fieathcote, at that time the head director, issued orders to all the fire-officers in London requiring them to keep a good look-out, and have a particular eye upon the Bank of Kngland. THE EXCITEMENT OF INTOXICATION.— The love of narcotic and intoxicating compounds is so universal it may al most count as an instinct. Eveiy na tion has it in a greater or less degree; some in the shape of opium, -some of smoke, some iu drink, some in snuff; but from the equator to the snow line it exists— a trifle changed in dress, ac cording to the climate, but always the same need, always the aame desire. Kings have decreed punishments on the secular side; priests have anathe matized on the spiritual; law-makers have sought to pluck out the habit, root mid branch, from their people; but all to no good—man still goes on smok ing, snuffing and chewing; putting an enemy into his mouth to steal away his brains, and finding immense satis faction in a practice that makes him both an invalid and a madman, and never quits him until it has laid him fairly in his grave. Ex-Governor Call, of Florid*, has published an appeal to the people of that State, in which he earnestly protests against secession. He says; " Now, my fellow citizens, on my res ponsibility. and under the halter, if you please, before God and in the name of my country, I proclaim, that when the deed shall be done, it will be treason high treason—against our Conetltn tional Government." ■0 Of the twenty-twonnnnenes m the city ot Mexico, thirteen have been suppressed \v tho new government. NO. 24.