Newspaper of The Washington Standard, December 22, 1866, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated December 22, 1866 Page 1
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Itashiugloti Slandard. * -j * if, * " v.. «n4 raw. ■ ,i.; dTBIPIM #UPM ■» . * • I > • 1 • t '• II i •' ! r % in* » ir * • \r v\ r or f -»r }•« »' i ' - t »r of * iV \ I? 15 ilv*. t*r*. r»r»»r i u •» - "• • etc., e\ cut ! * OrriCE-C»m rill f ' >»J Wa«W»gto« itrei'lN i» • i r t.! Ife^Hiinnt; a 1 'p ■ 'it'• d cam paign in the Stair ol two orators set ou' togcther t' r tin 1 purpose ol !"• >l lsil aci r; aiu district to tlio spirit of tin* ti i in's. ( >iic (whom wo will oall Jlavis). being will known in this eapacit v, was to -peak last, as it was loai'i'il. il hi' spoke !ii -1. his col leage (l'ratt by nanii') would bo lolt minus an audience. I iioy had charge ol verv extensive ih>iriet, and swt each littlo lu vii au.l v.ilage |)avis delighted his h. aroi - w'.t'i tlio same speech until l'ratt lost all p.itionoo. Final Iv, this ropotitioii booamo a source of stti'li annoyance that ho set seriously to work to devise a way to put a stop to this method of spoooh making. 1»> - i ■ g a to!!■ *w ■>l souio wit. he finally hit up >ll a p! m whieli ho thought inijcht prove 'ostul. am! rosolvi'd to put it i 11: » oxi'riiii >n at thenoxt nioi'iiuu. - . A •.•oi iiim - , wlioii the appointed hour ariivcd, ami ho was called upon lor a low remarks, lie rose, ami. without tno hesitation, i pouted I >.ivis s speech, word for word! IVor i'a\is was utteilv at a loss what t>d >: ho rose emh irrass.-d, m i ulilc.'l oil a lew words, ami iinhd by siyini; that " the jjoutloman who had preceded him had exhausted tho iiibjec.l. ' iSI'KAK!" ! 'itoss.— »11 lC;lin !I'>t 11 - illg hv ali ll'sll Word.' A'liat it that boy broke the i> it.- 11 r, or put liis elbow through tin 1 ul:>< -i: «l«» y<»u mend either Wv using War-h words to liim ! 1 >.>es it make him more cnruful in t'utiire I».u- -i In: love you bettor? ilark! II eis murmuring. What says tin: hoy? '• I an: ul:t< lof it, I don't euro !io\v much 1 Wreak." He talks thus to We even with Wis master. It. is very wTon gin him we know,'hut it is human nature, and the example has Ween set We to re him by you. Say to the careless hoy, " I am sorry, you must We more care ful," and what will he his reply; 4 * It was an accident, and 1 will he more careful," lie will never break any other pitcher or glass it' he can help it, and he will respect and love you a thousand times more than when you tl'w into a raireand swore vengeance on his head. W< member this ye who get angry and rare at a ti itle. Savjv.. his It • • —\ t 1 -»ory laU a Win inn r ant 'Tt'"' -."-. • « 1> .i iti tic Ii . • r t *i.-l wm> t? isi.t . . t - a - A»\ i» * -• * n. ar4 I ♦»m • -« »»«i.. t »Ur -r « • • , - \«« iMO tW. r .. I ? * 4-r- | » * * *A. * r»^r• *4 m c ■ "" .*#• sk"" f* l * J r» . * ' «-J &■ wm?m f lr i z *Ksrrm 6 mkr&mm isrrmr * ■ » ■ .HT • i- .; -!•. fJir% lif€ T«» • ti.c •V • ' '••• <-t li »• rtd t ' ' t i j Ij:». :l. l t»-. ..all 1 «f I' »- •a. 14. ni'l ••! ?!•■ \i' ** a» •! » I tiit* r * is! in f 1.. MM-lvix f I* 1 »f-I—**• v. TV i.iv'l tl ins *ball '• * immelit low. ami tn* bumble - .i ! r'i-ico. S ' li:t» i' In-.-it in Pa -*iiic. Once it was a < "ii<ii\ nl'lift - ti»ti'• r :t11• I •■I IroipientVrae. I'll cluster* of small trees. ;t11• I nt'on !ar ami of \ine vards. which retain now only lion' ami there a remnant <»l her ad "ru in en ts. Meanwhile tlit! alluvial plains ol' tin* land ami its hillsides are irav every spring with llio ctnhrnid crv <•!* flowers—ilie crocus, the sceii- toil hyacinth, the anemone, thedail'o : tlil, tin* poppy, thelillv, ami the rose. Those bright jewels of the sprinjf morning—these children of the dew —bedded as thevaro in spontaneous profusion upon soft cushion or lioath eraml divans i f sweet thyme—invito million* of lures and the most showy 'of the insects tribe; flowers, per fumes, butterflies, birds of song, all things humble ami beautiful hero 1 flourish and are sati*—for man sel dom intrudes upon the smiling wil ; dornoss. L»I: AIT 1 IT!- SKNTIMI'XT. I COtjfcsS that incroa>imj years heing with them ,i'i i llll ic respect fi»p men who do 111 it succeed in lii"', as those words :iix> commonly u-<•« 1. Ir«*:iv«»ii issiid to In- :i |for11Ir»sc1r»sc who have not succeeded on earth : and, it is surely true, celestial graces do not host thrive'in and lilooin in the hot hla/.e of worldly prosperity. 11l success . oinetinies in ; -e I'ro'n a -uperahund anee of ipialtics in themselves good— tVoin a conscience 100 sensitive, a taste too t'a.-tidious, a selt forgetfulness too romantic, a modesty too retiring. 1 will not go so lar as to say. with a living poet, " that tlio world knows nothing id'its greatest men." Unt there are forces of greatness, or at ex ellence which "die and make no there are martyrs that miss the paid, hut not the stake ; heroes without the laurel, and con ijerors without the triumph. FAU.KN Km IT. —No fallen, unripe fruit should Wo p emitted to decay on the ground on or about the trees. Fruit that drops off before it is ripe, does so because of an insect which has diseased* it. The insect matures in the fallen fruit, and rises to infect the trees, or leave its larva; t>r another crop of its kind. Fruit growers cannot We too careful gath« ering the fallen fruit, that the grounds beneath their trees do not Wecoine insect nurseries—that their orchards do not bec'>iiie swarming households for the in-oct tribes. Animals should be guard.-d against lice, and «»r« hard* : a -t it; -••••n. R..MPU T: HI I:T.— The . f th i .' 1 I'a* "(So Kailr»ad at I'Vis. «. , a.,- -T»?.-l. i» UMI ft ,l. rt , Utr! I - ' ,u rhrl +. .4 \|T . tin< - * ■ _ |»-jik fi} w • y ■ • *'.j -k- L.. <* tmm m \ * K- IV f-" Br' *1 *"rm. «t *'M W T YLr Wv«| mi ?W i .. « «* * - « ,» y * * - >*~ ft* » * . WKF«*" Ml ■>** *»• HMntfKfr m *** wr m** Wtttto am- if mmm *§ **L\ Wfl v. ** *N rEttfMl frCVIW W.' Lli4i: tL i'** C..o?> 4* firm fm- *» « 4 t»m*+<9 .. t| #< .JLA*- h ■ m/t tLat • • Ssmml >b«-fTT:a*' - ll •• |».i ■ ■■xtm n ti c *»»r d Ti- f»»"i t'j' If ' i* J., l 1. V, r I K 1..-X j- a l . t: an. i.e - C"< at«T tI.JU !'• ItutU-r a- u ' •eto ral. Wei Icli l'lii!lip» t- i\ •i» :i- a b i\. he wa- wedded tr.Jili at ! phi' n.thr \. I'- it how I- ii- i- .i since h*' divorced hiiusctl Iroin lit two wiv. l'oruey has mm h to say abi. it the iieee—ity of rontloriiig treason odious. Kornoy did .ill that/'« could in that way when lie joined its ranks. —There are a ureat' many poor Sam* in the world, and I'iicle Sam had better take care lost lie got to be the poorest of them all. The Southern States, if kind ly treated, will all revolt at the thought of again revolting. The man who espouses the Radical cause has a mighty mean n */ spouse. The more the radicals scour a State, the dirtier they make it. An Episcopal clergyman who is on the I test of tcrma with the. Presbyterian clergy, happened, when conversing with one of them concerning his spiritual experience among his (lock, to inquire whether he did not find certain proceedings somewhat ombiirrasing. "Now, with us Kpiscop d ministers," said he," it is not usual to ask individuals to join in prayer with us, unless up on particular occasions of sickness or distress : whereas with I under stand, it is customary to do so at all times ami seasons. Is not the intro duction of ihis matter sometimes a little awkward The l'reshyterian, a most oxt*«.-lK*nt ami pious man, protested that lie c!i<l not experience any such feeling; "hut," added he, "I confess that when I first entered the ministry a little unpleasantness did arise from the custom of which you speak. Finding mysclfalone with a member ol niv congregation—an honest hut rather subservient tradesman in a small way of husiness-r-I seized the opportunity of improvement, and asked hint to unite with me for a few minutes in devotional exercise. '"Certainly, Sir,* returned lie, i if It's the smallest (]nttifiention to i/(>u!' which was, 1 confess, exceedingly embarrassing." OLD MIX. —A sprightly writer expresses his opinion of old maids iu the following manner: "1 am in clined to think that many of the sat irical aspersions cast upon old maids, tell more to theii credit than is gen erally imagined. Is a woman re markably neat in her person ? "She will certainly IK? an old maid." Is -he particular! v re«crvc«l towards the • •the; -*v •• *41,.• h»s „|l 'lie sqiK Jtii ishin—- <»t aii «»id maid." I« -Le frti« •ral i»« htr « \j ■ i - - ami c\.. t in It-* r •i-Sh«* i« <-iit <»ut |.«r at ••!■! lata I. Atol :t i« o tane ** in.sU a»»»~* i ■ Z • *" fi •trr tH# x.?*?* b b»a mfm- ••U R.»i In 4ar. I •fc SES *"11 SSKJKbto. •taP* M - ' r a *af< - aaa * I. ar •>.«*»» A. 4 *•* k • - to #' 1L •Msc-'-saffc. v mm m-- -iigiii * mi mm m ****** m "fhiitir- *. iff! * M TV! T. ♦ *Tt t.i%caa «• W9 it llur -•» me? tIMP ,i X jfcl tiHfe P* :* * * * 4 I- I * » - . t • l'»-+U**L Tfcr 4 • *• "jl «*rd r ' ti li >u- t! *• l»> 1 [>r iriiin; f - • " ii.: t' .1 on tLc 4" *! ii, j•.»"+• 1 ii* 1. . |.i I*. ■ ' \ iIiflo. Nt Cj i »r --t jl. >\] mil the ini|»—nihility of • *.i .1 >riiu lunuben. l»id v I an am« ndini'iit oiu|n>w> ir. ■ t'.i" «i i\••n»oi-1.1 States t.i ti\ • !i tion» prior to the .".th «-t Marcb. Scl cm l\ declined to accept the am ndmeiit. ( ulifornia nijtiircs a >pieial election to provide members lor March session. The delegation proposes to jrot Congress to uuthi>r i/.e the ealliiiij of special elections be

fore February. The House tabled by a decisive vote the resolution in favor of in creasing the currency. Hidwell offered a bill for the main tainance of the Indians ot northern ('alifornia. ('in (\\uo, l>ec. I±—Washington specials say tlio loading members of Congress are in favor of making nti experiment to sec if the Poatothce Department cannot advantageously •manage flic telegraph. The propo s tion is to >uild a line from Washing ton to New York, and declare it a post route, put it under the control of the Postmaster General, and require each message to bear a cent postage stamp for every twenty or thirty wo I'd m. It is believed the lino would yield a handsome revenue. The present Postmaster General is under stood to think the scheme entirely practicable. The Senate spent two days on the district sntfrage bill, without reach ing'a vote. They probably agree to universal rather than educational suf frage in the district, saying that it white men cannot bo trusted with political power for the negro, hecould not lie trusted with it for woman. Mr. Cowan made a lengthy speech yesterday on this subject. The House yesterday, bva vote of IS against PS:J, rejected Steven's amendments declaring the disability of any one nominated toolHce by the President and rejected by the Sen ate, to hold ofliee for one year there after. The Senate was chiefly occupied to day with the bill regulating suf frairo to colored citizens. Conness ottered a bill to grant land to aid the construction ot the Sail Francis co ami Central Pacific Railroad. The Georgia legislature yesterday elected Ifcrschel V.Johnson United States Senator. The South Carolina and Georgia legislature have passed hills to en courage foreign immigration. Ni:w York. Dec. 12.—Hon Caleb Lyon, formerly Governor of Idaho, was robbed of £40,000 on Wednes day. in a tr.i' i from New York. He was on . s way to Washington. Th«» mom v rtoleti' lielotipfd tothe Government. which Mr. Lyon was tui,\to Waslnngtoo. * i»<*rv lie w j.« n; (.i lit* leiMitnt* * ith I !an Itqr-ji'i. tL* >*llw-nijtMj >. t <-f l l.oat A£«;r»l"» l<iabo bar* ji, * ta« - i -■»! ht i 1«JI Jfll i Mr-f« tt; / -* 44. of tW li' a i *■'• C* «« % 'Ut >»isi j Wa<* b Sr / II»t « kau a am T iM K> V ■ - -•». « »■ t» *■ lit m/m £8» p ■ -"WW tto ' <»t It. "♦«. - m. . *» » ayar - ■ r"** «» •to *** JpimiilMlil 4MHM "w»* * w Tsut f S» l»l»ll -■ - • %.«» I »Ar* \ I" ttor fw Mr %«a Irt wm*~-mrr4 H ft V» 14. a> mr~ tar tfe- r-v. < « j « H V • it*. Mr Stitl hliWki 4 • •vtolu-vt s ti :« tee txtMMii Lc .- im.l li M ti * i* c Mitiat fur i *irj.i»p I . ? n.*.i '• W-I.* Will «ii-l » < .t , rtl.r»l li H N" 11, at art to ii *m,<e to or ••li«r.« ai d oib»r clni'lrcu t. o.umun *cK<v»i atiacatiwn. It* i ax-corn! lime »t».l la.U u;i n tliv tal'l- subject to i.rd. r. 11. It. No. I', In re|K'&i ar. i>ct to rcpro tect fret* white lab'tr again-t Cuolic labor. Utilise rr*u!v ( -u its«-!l" into C(Miitnitt>*u of the wbulc. Mr. Smith in th« chair. Mr. knapp said we should proceed with extreme caution in such legislation as this. The Legislature at its lust session saw fit to pnss the law now upon the stat ute-books, and he was opposed to frequent changes in the law without cause. The only arguments IIH had heard in favor of the repeal of this bill, fixing an annual tax of sixteen dollars upon all Chinamen in the Territory \s ere, first that as the em ployer, by express provision of the act, is held responsible for this (ax, by fre quent changej of employees ho might find those taxes no very light drag upon his pocket, 2d. That th y work cheap, /.nd this was the very reason the gentlemen would retain some check upon their im migration to our Territory. They acquire no interest in the community, live cheap, and are no benefit whatever to the material progress of the country. There is not a more degraded set of people on earth—es pecially their women—and if the presence of the Mongoliau race is encouraged in our midst, thousands of these debased peo ple will flock into our Terri ory. Do we wish that such an influence shall bo allowed to contaminate the youth of our Territory ? If we wish to encourage immigration, 1c: it be of white labor. Statistics prove that our Territory is gradually filling up with a thrifty enterprising population. Let us do our duty in regard to them. Mr. Van Hokkelen claimed that in his county [Stevens] it was impossibly to ob tain white labor. Farmers could not ob tain help. He differed with the gentle man in his estimate of the Chinese na tion. They were among the best educated people on earth. He would like to see as general a diffusion of knowledge among the masses here as in the Chinese Empire. As a nation they were, he might say, the best educated people 011 the globe, lie was not fearful ofcontan ina tion. Mr. Simmons hud no particular objec tious to the gcntltmnn from Stevens in creasing his constituency, but he diil not wish for them to compote with white labor. Their introduction is clearly to lower tin* the price of labor and the social status of the laborer. The natural effect of low wages is to demoralize, to debase and de grade man, and render him unfit to aspire to freedom or to enjoy it. Working for a barn subsistence, and hardly that, without hope of better condition, leaves no place f.»r pride, self-respect or ambition. That debasement of mind which is everywhere obscrvaVe among the laboring classes of Kuropc, whose task is hard, whose pros pect of improvement hopeless, is the nec essary concomitant of such a doom. lle duec thoso dep'-t'd ut on labor in the I ni tt»i States—which comprehend* a majori ty cf the people —to such low wage*, by th? intrrJuc:io& of coolie lab r. wltiih w be the inevitable muK a d tlx .(f -ct w uil b«* tb«* rtmf I'kte clt»t*>[ .( the t* »«• 4 V rtoir-lr tkanfftil— m mid be rW( i to tto mf<m: at prmr~. aai t< u i«4e ape**. Mr «a.( At WflWi ■ ail tW tmkf-et ft Mri f*r.. »**• to i tut I r TW 4« * ra jiti»*>4 '■* •*"» * * 4-«4 to-toe to If al I --m §. *** I* tto in iag f •»» asi ati* l J•» wrap* IBM ».'♦ <* * %*mm*r* t OMPW «MT t- tow* toaa to •» * at m mi m * 1 1 *• ppw'- 4f MKttm wm W •» maar 't •• ■ mmmtm imi# w P» J ' * IV' Win l§MLfc v.* 31- ' •*«»> ft mm a fks ** ' " * W* WWr mil' ,*M «f ■ a - m aat «r «t» »fe» «■"■> a- > «■*. vww fe- "h» • ■«— a iw ® if *u « i the * * ta« &■ •** « i*r MtWrk** KM alt a 4 I*C rr f I « •• ft ||K ml lit It - r»ar Art ia4 U. « i»ii E*i-t bill mfc* »LC <l* TV* < CTC.TK'I MI EEET 1 *»th to i. e* ibe act April 5» L. kiH>«u a. k* * >r : K-i.u Ul «loc» t.ot apply ii <if tin.» the word citi *rti to in-ati. •• All j> r>-jri» l>>rn or nat u al.z din the I'ftitai B*„itr-» at:J aubjert «•» the jurisdiction thereol." It i« iM,e« to ditcuf* llie (jU-ation as to nlirthir tilt Chinaman is a citizen or r.ot. He took it for granted they were not. Hp consid ered the proposition to repeal thia hill an attempt to equalize the races. l't-ople appeareil to be legislating I'or to-day. They do not look twenty years hence; Here the situation is different than in the Atlantic States. There they have but few Chinese. There labor is in demand. * The principle involved is vital to our pros perity. lie hoped to see the day when fifty thousand enterprising miners would find lucrative employment in our mountain r.nge3. He did not wish to see them tilled with Chinameu, who hnd no fixed habitation, whose only object was lo make money and leave. Mr. Knapp taid that Oregon at an ear ly day prohibited the settlement of the country by baibarous races, v hicli provis ion wi.s engrafted into the State Constitu tion. Acting upon the same principle, tho Assembly of the last se.-sion hud passed the coolie law. Even if it may conflict with the Organic Act—a= he maintained it did not—Congress had by silence sanc tioned the act. Chinamen are not citi zens, nor are they intitlcd to the rights of citizens. There has not been an argu ment here advanced, but what is based upon a dollars r.nd cents view of tho ques tion. The same question wan involved South of Masou and Dixon's line. Shall we iuaugurato the same cause of discord ? Mr. McGilvra didn't wish (o attach ail undue importance to tliu act. Ho pro posed to say nothing r.jore upon tho ques tion of expediency. The law not only conflicted with tho Organic Act, but a Territory could net establish a rule of nat uralization. The Constitution thus pro vides. Wo have au existing treaty with China. What its provisions are is imma terial. 1 call attention to the fact that there is a treaty \Vith n nation with whom it is desired to establish commercial reg ulations. Could not a Chinaman become a citizen of the United States, by renounc ing his allegiance to the Emperor. If this be true, can a Territory pass a law exclud ing him from its bounds. He held that it could not be done. The Organic Act is our Constitution. We can't repeal it. The gen leman labors under a misappre hension in supposing that all acts are val id until disapproved by Congress. If a law is passed in all respects legal, Con gress could still disapprove. But thii tfas illegtl and fell of its own weight. Mr. Miles gave reositti which deter mined his vote. Tho gentleman from Kir g took two positions against the law. Ist, That it is a dead letter. He says that taxes hud not been collided under its provisions. Them> taxes have lieeti col lected in Lewi* county, and I am informed, in utli<-r». 2.1, The gentleman «>av* the law is unr.»r.»ti;uti >ml. V>w it tiii» is *o. ttk.- it t'> tin* pr 'TXT tribunal itnd liav* its legditv ill cul <l. 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