Newspaper of The Washington Standard, January 12, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated January 12, 1867 Page 1
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According to him, the ridges that run down the loftier lunar mountains sides present, at certain seasons, a green color, which they lose at the end of a few mouths. Hence he concludes that there exists a vegetation in the moon, coming at a season corresponding to our earthly spring, and going at a season corres-j-i ponding to our autumn. Should, this intoristing fact receive final au-1 thority, it will certainly overthrow , the commonly received opinion that' there is no iva'er on the surface ofi the moon. For since the vegetation i seen by Schwsbe is green would not! analogy suggest that it is the result j of chemical combination similar to those which produce the phenomena of our earth! v vegetation. v O " Ktssma TUB DAUKEYS. — There is a strange sect called " Bunkers " in Pennsylvania. Tbe.v recently held a convention in Waynesborough, Franklin county, i:i that State, and among the inaiio questions discussed and decided upon by the members was the following : "Shall we re ceive colored men into the church, and shall we salute them with tho holy kiss." It was voted that they should be received, but that the question of kissing was for each to decide with tho understanding, however, that all who refused tho osculation were t<> be regarded as weak. • With the thermometer at 101 degrees in the shade the majority would "weak en." fid" A resident in China, not enamored of tho country, defines it as a country where the roses have uo fragrance and the woman no pet icoats; where the laborer has no Sabbath, and the magistrate uo seuse of honor; whore the roads bear uo Ttbidw and the »hi|H no kee!<«; where the old »ueu fly kite* ; where the neetfce points to the South, and tbe •ipi of being puzlrd M to •rr■mtck the antipodes mf the bead : •W. e the pSore mi hoa>r is no the hft haod ood the aeat m( inteUimrf » as rise ; where im take «dT % 40T fIMNHT *• » • •»* I! J I t* <»W)M «• te»i H- Taaltmfcrt** t- •!«««»«iw4 H I X- r mm* m Vlr iirtrajwui I! B N 4*. a*i art »« wpcal ae act in rriatwm t » *•'*■ o4 •».>»«•«•! l*a<J*. II It No. 49. an art in rriattoo to t>*«* «lufi« •»(' J*»;jfJtY Auditor*. 11. It. N'u. *>o, an act to appoint viewer*. to rriiK-ate Territorial road from Montieello to Vancouver. 11. B. No. 51, an net to apportion the representation nt W. T., which was made the special order for Jan uary 21st. 11. B. No. 52, an act to repeal certain acts in relation to liccuse ill Clark countv. 11. B. No. 53, an net nmendatory of an act for the preservation of game. Mr. Ruth introduced 11. B. No. 54, an act to provide for a Territorial Librarian, define his duties and protect the Territoral Library. Mr. Clvmer introduced 11. B. No. 55, an uct to incorpor ate the May's creek road company. Passed. Mr. Eldridge introduced 11. B. No. 56, an act to repeal an act in relation to road tax in What-* corn county. Passed. C. 13. No. 6, an act to fix the time of meeting ofthe Legislative Assem bly of W. T. taken up, September was stricken out, and October, in crtod, and bill passed. 11. J. R. No. 5, with report of Council taken up. A call of the House was ordered. Absent—Messrs. Barstow, Clark, Huntington, Jacobs. Kelly, Morgan, Robinson, and Vnnßokkelcn. Sergeat-at-Arms was dispatched for absent members. Report ot Committee adopted. On motion House amounted. MONDAY, Jan. 7,1867. House met pursuant to adjourn ment—Mr. Speaker in the Chair. Absent—Messrs. Barstow, Jacobs, and Robinson. Prayer by the Chapluin. [Tho Sergeaiit-at-Arms being ab sent, Mr. Vanßokkeleu was appoint ed pro tem.] A petition was received from citi zens of Lewis county relative to a road from Boisfort Prairie to inter sect the military road bear Monti cello. Mr. Ford introduced 11. B. No. 57, an act to remove obstructions to navigation on Che halis river. [Appoints Commis sioners to superintend the work and appropriates SBOO out of Territorial Treasury to pay for the same.] Mr. Smith introduced If. M. No. 7, praying an increase of conipe .**♦»«>n for public surreys oti timber lands. [Asks that tke p ft*- »ireey of timber land* be fixe,! at per mile, aad other land to fl'J Mr. Vaußnlcfceleo II- B >. ar, art ia rriatwa H 'L *T T l7l *. U ++* 'm-ISKS ZL & J * ** u inii » ft «. m m <i Vli «HMH MM - mw **y. v iMm & * ■* *> » - «. "A HHM "VVt «»~ •* i ii» [Mat** * «t*ir 4»t to *•**■*• at m h"B*%* •*? —".rt vr*^» T«'" »''wl L«mm 4aii'«f H M. Xft. 14 fr jfirr t < II »*e»l Act. «»« *4 [A»k« r^*ax re«i'fc*»»c* m»\ date fn*n »< tnal ~»-t (lenient instead vf time of public mrvnl Mr. Brazee moved that when the llouso niljoiirn, it be to 2 o'clock p. x. Carried. Mr, Ford introduced the follow ing resolution: Resolved. , That the thanks of this House are due, and are hereby ten dered to, the Scrgeant-at-Arms pro tern, for his generosity and prompt, ness in dispensing stationery, can dles, etc., to the members "of the House. Resolution adopted amidst raptur ous applause. Mr. Vunßokkelen acknowledged the compliment in a few appropriate remarks, and straightway brought forth the only remaining box of can dles, and distributed them to his ad miring friends. On motion, (louse adjourned. AFTERNOON SESSION. House met pursuant to adjourn* rnent. Members of the morning session all present. Several bills read and referred. 11. 13. No. 28, an act relating to vir dicts of juries. Indefinably posponed —nves 17; noes, 9. C. B. No. 19, an act appointing Court Commissioners, and defining tlicii- duties. Indefinatcly postponed —lives, 18; n. CB, 8. H. B. No. Gl. an act authorize iugS. W". and Robt. Russell to estab lish a ferry on White river, was passed. 11. B. No. 19, an act in relation to roads aud highways came up, House resolved itself into com mittee of the whole, Mr. Roes in the Chair. After considerable time spent in discussion, tli3 committee rose, re ported progress, and asked leave to sit again. Mr. Speaker in the Chair. On motion, House u(\journod. » ——• • ■ - ELOQUENT PASSAGE. —The finest thing Geoage D. Prentice ever wrote, is this inimitable passage: "It can not be that the earth is man's only

abiding place. It cannot be that our lite is a bubble cast up by the ocean of eternity to float a moment upon its wave, and sink into nothingness. Else, why is it the high aud glori ous aspirations wlikh leap like an gels from the teinpie of our hearts, are forever wandering unsatisfied ? Why is it that the rainbow and rluuil come over us with a beauty that is n<< >n earth, and then pass off to leare us to loose oo their love line* ? Why is it that tbe star* • bk-h * b 4u their foatirj anatad tbe •idiufk tWr\MKu f« Mt aUrs tbe psiy td mm itmtVti UniiM*. fc<- fw m iitm *ith.rhe*r ■»■§>- pruac«*Ut« p**-? 1 A»M4 IMI I »t» iiw ' «*•*- ** »• mm «pH» mm 111 . *, • 0 tMPi tt Jtm UNHHfe Ip #■■*** «r *|f fpMi| ipt Spfc •» <MIM* ' MKit Ml MM fltf* fer VHMflNng MP4MI ■» TWftvt h*> t« etrsgyie vita a. kx Hif«t to Make bit ti»' immm ft hfiij mm. It i- a « null Lus. He strrnggWa on. a »b«-n the «lat>jrer is (««t he sf.» airjin on tbe ms of prosper ity. Tiie trial* through which he pa*- ! are severe but valaable lea s' -io him, and he will not readily be Killed into security, when another storm is approaching. The history of the merchant is the history of every occupation, and especially that of the farmer. A man settles ou a farm ; ho labors hard to improve ic; lie rears ami repairs buildings, makes fences sots out fruit trees, etc. All this requires an expenditure. lie receives nothing for one or two years in return, becomes impatieut ai.d sells out to some oue who will be shrewd enough to take advantage of these improvements by waiting a while. Did you ever see a mail row ing up stream? lie pulls away at his oar, but many of his strokes seem useless, nevertheless ho rows on until there is a slaek iu tho current of wa ter, and n single stroke of the oar pushes him ahead. Such is human lite. In order to succeed in any plun in life, foresight is necessarj*. Plans should be luid at the same time for a single day, for a year and for a life time, all of which should tally with each-other as far aa possible. Should the plans of a day fail they will not materially affect those of a year, and should the year prove unfavorable to his plans, he will not be broke up in his life plans. One who set 6 out an orchard performs a work for a life, lie does not anticipate a return at once, but in due time, if he is patient, ho will fiod his investment returned to him with interest. His operation was in fact precisely like that of lay ing up money in the bauk, or put" ting it at interest to be*received back at some future timo. This tendency to changing buiness arises from a dis position on the part of many people to barrow trouble. It is au old pro verb, that people who have no troub les of their own will borrow them. People desirous of changing their business should bear in tuiud another proverb, viz: " Three move* ere ee bad aa a bum." Then stick to the business iu which you ar% engaged and with which roe are familiar and ca|iable oi conducting. I €■ i(.bass's Farr—Life-long dis comfort, dieaaae and amide* death often comes to cbildrea thmagh the . AdMAssUamr Wet! . (•*» t*aiaap«i«ieay feat;! tt» .iuaf to be last aOssM I* «• hai immmmm a • aaiam laaiiM tknt-mrMd mb «Mch pmckmd W frtWr. AbJ to otatoia Im ant*. m tbrjr a|.jw»r in market, tbctr shelta have to be broken open. Ihjring tbe teiMii of their falling. it dan •' gerou* to enter the grovM where they abound, as the fbrre of their deacent is sufficient to knock dowo the strongest man. The natives, how ever, provide themselves with wood en bucklers, which they hold over their heads while collecting the froit from the ground. In this manner they are perfectly secure from injury. It is announced in England thut an extensive business is carried ou there in hunting up portraits for Americans, in order to make galler ies of ancestors. An American agent, recently in London, explained that his business was to "collect an cestors," and that he had been qnite successful, having picked, up many good portraits, and that, " with prop er attention tocustome and age, that and some littlo heraldic addition, he had matched suitable husbands and wives for two or three generations, and had exported several very well assorted families, which being pro vided with full credentials, were fin ally adopted, and that he was con taing his highly remunerative re searches." A HORRIBLE PERFORMANCE. —An exchange relates the following: An entertainment called " Lucifer in the Jaws of heil" was announced re cently at Dieppe, France, aud crowds flocked to see it. At the appointed timo a groat pile of' wood, saturated with turpeutine, was lighted; the performer clad in a fantastic lire proot suit, and holding a huge fork in his hand, walked through tho flames, stirring up tho wood as he went. Encouraged by the applause, be entered a second time, lost his way, und wandered aimlessly back ward and forward. The hrenien, seoing his condition, exerted them selves to save him,and in a few nun. utcs ho was withdrawn. He died shortly afterwards. A young girl oflndianapolis beloning to oue of the most aristoc ratic families, having become of. fended at an elder sister, dissolved a stick of nitrate of silver in the wash pitcher of the latter. The voung lady was horificd, soon after perform ing her morning ablutions, to discov er that her Ace and hands had as sumed a hue that would entitle her to the foeteruig care ofths Freed man's Bureau. The damsel is re ported ill and does not see visitors at the present. LML» EUUIL— Win* Cbirf Jw tk» of EofM. prMiM MM * tfc* Cbolmferd AMM, whm • COM of bread, nf mmt of Mtiy ww Tick- hta ; at the tmck teg, hnfcilf dan, to esable him to efi»f l» whatever be alichli upoa. A §m can jamp a hundred time hi* o** length, which i« the HIM M if A man jumped to the'height of teraa hundred feet; and he can draw • load two hundred times hia own weight. MOST DEPLORABLE IGNOBAXCI.— A recent issue of the British Quar- WM Review contains the fallowing MOST DKPLOBABLE IONORAKCI. A recent issue of the British Quar terly Review contains the following astounding—nay, almost iucredibl© revelations of the ignorance which exists among some sections of the British community: In Birmingham thirty persons, averaging more than t*velve years of age. including a young man of twenty, and two young women, could not tell the Queen's name. The commonest and simplest' ob ject of nature, such as flowers, ; birds, fishes, mountains, and the sea, were unknown. Some thought London was a country, one thought it was in the Exhibition; o yiplet was said to be a pretty bird; a primrose a red rose; lilac also a bird; bat whether a robin or an eagle ware, birds none could say: some knew not what a river meant, or where snow comes from; and a cow in a picture was pronounced to be a lion. Multitudes of these poor children can never have seen a primrose by the river's brim, or heard the song of the lark. AN SJXCEKTIUC NOBUSMAK.— The Earl of Aberdeen, • peer of Great Britian, has recently succeeded to his title and estate, and is now trav eling for pleasure. For an aristro* crat, he seeks pleasure in a curiona way. Ho recently shipped at a salt* or before the mast on the ship Po mona, and his title being , unknown to auy one on board, he served as a ' sailor during a voyage of siicty days to St. Johu'a, New Brunswick. Hie friends at that plaice, who' had been, informed of his arrival? wero aston ished to find biro on the forecastlo dividing, his clothes and money among his brother sailors. This young sprig of seems to have an irresistible love of adven ture, and a few year! ago came to this country and labored incognito as a back-woods lumberman., - Mora CHKATIWG.—The lata elaefc tions in tha Northern States wait won oa tha Constitutional Annul ment*. The people voted in fcw of tboaa Amendments by an «*»•*■ whelming majority. It will be w« collected w fggr'-Wm trntlmmttm ntk ftr