Newspaper of The Washington Standard, January 12, 1867, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated January 12, 1867 Page 2
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>• h 4 ♦ SITTBMT IWtMVb JIV IS. KT CjMcrrkLTt fnmciwkm TW wboie diftrsitT in vkk-ii tLf , coontrr it now involve*! may be ra tionally accounted fur as the natural and necessary consequence of a de- i parture by the people, in the first | instance, and by their representatives , in the second, from the few great ] fundamental principles upon which ] the Federal Union was originally , based. These principles may justly > be considered not only the lounda- \ tions upon which the Government i was built, but the only ones upon , which !t was expected to stand. | When* first proclaimed, as correct- < ives of the abuses of arbitrary power, ] they were held to be self-evident ] truths, and for many years after the ( Revolution of '76 they remained sa- , cr6d household words with all classes , of tbo people, but as we receded , from the period of our National birth, . they have gradually ceased to color , and govern public opinion, until we have arrived at that point where we seldom hear them referred to as rules by which we are to determine the right or wrong of any proposed pub lie measure. Twenty years ago the slavery agitator was in danger of being rotten-egged, and exposed to other iudignities, whenever he at tempted to harrangue the people in any of the Northern States upon that subject, not because there really was any sympathy with the system of slavery in the abstract, but because it. was held that under the Constitu. tiou it was the right of all and each of the States to regulate their own do mestic institutions to suit themselves. By persistent hammering upon it as a moral evil, the public mind was at length induced to qualify the rule, and accept the construction that this right did not extend to the perpetu ity of that which was contrary to the principle of universal liberty and wicked in itself. The iee was bro ken when the people were induced to believe that they had a perfect right to discuss the affiurs of their neighbors, and the succeeding steps, which have led us to the pres ent situation, were comparatively easy. We would not. cavil with the the more anti-slavery man about the good of the pnrpoee in hand, for suc eeediag events placed as among the slinlii of —ripatioa by the Geaeral Gomai— t, bat we have gn*e 4mmk*om to ■bsthu the jeerf «M «rf ttet mm 9mm mm mm «r ■ tS-memm. w*€ Hi t a»4 MMr u«wi»j to Kalr« Bt»*r U ttw liblUtWC uf pwcf aiBR W MkJ jni iIT aJbcroi to. or titer v* ot mo ralne. OmciiL CiiNt.—Gov. Geo. E. Cole arrived here last Tuesday, ami the same day qualified and entered upon the discharge of the duties of his office, nis predecessor, this far, has failed to turn over the paraphc* nalia of State, claiming that lie is waiting instructions from Washing ton to govern his actiou in the'prem ises. What it is anticipated the nature of these instructions will be, none but the few satellites of his departed majesty hove any means of knowing, unless that Mr. Pickering lias a mighty confidence in the ability of Arthur to avert the impending ruin. Meanwhile both branches of the Assembly have recognized Gov. Cole Executive of the Territory, and he discharges the duties re quired of him by law. We thought Pickering would die hard, but wo had no idea he would so indiscreetly show that Mr. Cole's appointment was the heaping of coals of fire on his head. One hundred guns were fired ou Thursday evening as a testi monial of respect to the newly* appointed Executive. THE GIIEAT REBELLION.— The agent of this work, Mr. R. B. Wil - mot, is engaged in canvassing this portion ot the Territory, for the ex« cellent history of the late conflict, by Hon. T. J. Headley. The vol ume contains over 1200 royal octavo pages, elcgautly printed, aud illus trated with seventy-four superb steel engravings, of the more noted scenes, persons and incidents con nected with the war. The reputa tion of the author is all that is nec essary to cause this work to rank, ns it properly should, foremost in the cotemporaueous history of the times. It is without doubt the btat for the general reader, being concise and complete, and written in that fascin ating vein which characterizes other works of the author. Those who wish to read for *iuterest and profit will avail themselves of tha opportunity offered to obtain this work, as it is sold only by subscrip tion. Snrnm.—The Umiitn hark I Jr«KM Km, Capt Knbinanci. tailed from Part G*mUt with \mmb*r for the M of pp* aw «* Xfefc - gg PppHk ** , MB» iMHi fear < W K, Mil m %m ■ ft % m i.- w* _ ft * Si'' ■> *» «■» M I N v rv taiMw V A fW aani w *-»<rn a Mi fr>« laiw4 m I m«rr ta tW MJM MM! TW MV «U IMb* Irrri tM >j- > n««. «» rrmi at>o nrfifmi SaUtiutr lurC. IS N > IT. an ad relating to a!tju hun-tiU in cmi ac tion « a* |>a—«.-J. Mr. Ptrgaaoa intr>«hr*-d C. It. No. an act relating to roads in snotuoiui»h count*. Ou motion, Council ailjourned. MONDAY, Jan. 7,1867. Council met pursuant to adjourn ment—Mr. President in the Chair Present—Messrs. Clark, Farns worth Fergusou, Langford, Mitchell, and Noyes. Prayer by the Chaplain, Mr. lly land. Journal read and approved C B No 22, an act to provide for assessing and collecting Territorial and comity revenuo, was read uud luid upon the table.. C. B. No 24, an net to amend the town charter of Olynipin, was passed. •II B No 4, an act authorizing D J Schnebly to construct a bridge across Spokane river, was passed. H. J. R. No. 13, relative to defin ing county boundaries, was adopted. On motion, Council adjourned. TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 1867. Council met pursuant to adjourn ment—Mr. President in the Chair. Present—Messrs. Clack, Films worth,Ferguson, Langford, Mitchell, and Noyes. Prayer by the Chaplain. II B No 29, an act authorize *W. A. Ball and associates to construct a certain wagon road, was passed. C M No 12, relative to land war rants, was passed. Mr. Noyes introduced C B No 26 an act to encourage the cod-fishery and to provide a bounty for the same. H. B. No. 56, an act to repeal an act in relation to road tax in What com count v. Pattoed. Several bills read and referred. H. B. No. 60, an act to amend an net incorporating the city of Port Townsenu. Passed. Council adjourned. WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19,1866. Council met pursuant to adjourn ment—Mr. President in the chair. Mr. Clark introduced C J RNo 8, asking that certain cit izens in Pierce coui.ty bo confirmed in title to their claims. C J K No 5, relative to extensive of the Public survey*. C B No 22, an act to provide for assessing and collecting Territorial and county revenue, was paued. C It No 25, an act in relative to road taxes in Snohomish county, was "HM No 14, relative to Hoasatoad Act was adni4(d. II B No St, aa art to repeal an act eatitivd aa act to (to ikfM | H Bs«».wirt to Nfol mml i % m m* + IB «lr a " Mr Vaa H4k<M imtw *mmd 11 K \v (4 a*» act fc» |«ati4i far ag T»*nu*» a*< 4 »id arc - C**r. r nrt II li N« M art

niiitri to Ixilid certain ruak [A {• in *J*e aii*t $»«•«■>. out ot the Territorial Treaau ry to conatf act ceruiu ma«U.J Mr. Mile* moved the bill be uidefin nateU |K»»t|M>i.e«l and auppnrted hi* motion in a lengthy speech in which he condemned thin clans of legisla tion. He had no prejudice against any particular route, but was opposed from principle to the passage oi " Omnibus" bills. He hoped the House would allow oacli appropria tion to stand upon its own merits. A motion, to indefuitely postpone was withdrawn, and the bill referred to committeo On motion House adjourned to 2 P M . AFTERNOON SESSION. House met pursuant to adjourn ment. Members of the morning session all present. Mr. Page introduced H R No 7 relative to filing salute for Gov. Colo. Passed, and Messrs, Page Henry and Harmon appointed Committee to carry out object of res olution. Mr Hirmon in'rniuced H R No 8, relative to distribution of Territorial arms- Adopted. Mr. Clark introduced H B No 66, tor the relief ofR II Hewitt and John M. Murphy, for printing proclamations ot the Gover nor. Mr Smith introduced H M No 16, Praying for indemnity for losses sustained iu the Indian war. The hour having arrived to con sider the bill relating to Roads and Highways, House went into Com mottee of the whole, Mr. Rees in the Chair. Committee arose,reported progress and asked leave to sit again. Mr Miles in the Chair. On motion, Ilouet adjourned. WEDNESDAY Jan. 9, 1867. House met pursuant to adjourn ment, Absent—Messrs, Barstow, Jacobs, and Robinson. Prayer by the Chaplain. BillofH C Morso, Sheriff of Clark county, for expenses incurred in the capture of Caroline Edwards, a Ter ritorial convift, was deferred to Com* r mittce on Waya and Meani. Mr. Page introduced H H No 68, an act to authorize the County Commissioners of Ska mania co'inty, purchase tbe wagon roads ot E. C. Hardy, in aaid coauty. 1 Passed. Mr. Pollock iatrodaced H B No 89, aa act to raped aa 1 act lor tbe Preaerratioa of Oum. II B N»7t.jto art as TfIMU S. 1-TCaa.Wto. ; m. L. Whk A. ■a^iwhUk t C ■ ft* v l wmm m SSJ^ *«■*• Ml to mmmrnm mm oaaaqp* S*m» M Oywr. ChHUt KCWIMMI 11 It Nu 4y, an act relating to du ties of Cußutr Auditor*, was pasted-' II BNo 40, an act to amend an act relating to crimes and punish ments, and proceeding* in civil ac tions, wm passed. 118 No 7, an act in relation to licences in Kitsrp county, was passed. 11. B No 16, an act to amend an act to protect free white labor against Chinese coolie lubor, was passed. A message was received from the Council informing the House of the passage ot C .1 RNo 8, in relation to mes sage from Gov. Cole. Mr. Henry moved a suspension of the rules, and the resolution be now taken up. Ayes: Messrs. Brazee, Ford, Han. ccck, Henry, Harmon, Heckert, Jesse Knapp, Kelly, Lougmire, McQilvra, o'Bryant, Pollock, Page, Rees, Ruth, Simmons, Vanßokkelen and Mr. Spoaker, 19. Noes: Messrs. Clymer, Clark, Eldridge, Huntington, Morgan, Smith, Temple, and Young—B. Joint Resolution adopted, and Messrs. Vanßokkelen, Rees, and Ford were appoiuted on Joint Com mittee on part of the House, to wait upon his Excellency, Gov. Cole. HB No 48, an act to enforce the performance of specific contracts. On motion to indefinately pos ponevote ' tood: ayes 15; noes, 11. A motion to suspend rules to al low third reading ot bill, was lost. Substitute for H B No 32, an act relating to the care oi insane per" sons, laid on the table. Mr Heniy moved to suspend rules to take up C J R No 9, sub stitute for H J R No 14, to appoint conmmittee to inspect Jail at Steila coom. Carried. • Resolution passed, and Messrs. Page, Vanßokkelen and Temple ap pointed on said committee. On motiou, House adloorned. FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 1867. House met pursuaut to adjourn, ment Ahsen t —Messrs. Barstow, Jacobs and Robinson. Journal read and approved. Mr. Bimmons introduced H B No 75, an act to repeal an act entitled an aet in relation to Bb> mania county. Bead three times under a snejiension of rales and fessed. Suae twenty or move bille were pneaed toeeenad wading, bat ia cua eeqnenee of the abeei.ee mf aevenJ astibiri on the committee teiaayaat - MM* 111 fcJSMI VHT IB ■MM *» mtmm. » tmm |" TW Me»«c mmd mm jK!inrflW«*y tmmH committed by UM largest silk mi lac* importer* by aadtrniiaf »> voices bare come to Jigbt OM firm will be compelled te pay om eighty thousand dollar# in gold for the attempt to evade the law. Michael Crowley, Fenian, wa«con victed at Sweetsburg, Canada,yester dny. Sentence postponed. His coun sel moved an arrest of judgment on the ground that the jury were dis charged without rendering a verdict Morill, Corroll, McDouald, Gillihan, and Hoffered were discharged. There remains but one Fenian uot yet tried. NEW YORK, Dec. 28. —Most of the passengers wrecked oil the Son lid' steamer Commodore , arrived at 3P. M. The steamer was struck by a heavy Ele oft" Cornfield light at 10 P. M. it night. In an instant the starbord bow and bulkheads were carried away and a quantity of freight washed overboard A heavy sea also swept into the fire-room and extinguished the fires under the boilers. This dis abled the engines. _ A strenuous ef fort was made to bring the steamer's head to the wind, without success. The steamer became unmanagable though six men were at the wheel. At about 1 o'clock bhe had drifted within sight of Long Island shore. Anchors were then left oft' for the purpose of keeping her stationary until daylight. Bhethen commenced filling • with water, although the pumps were kept at work, and the passengers were set to bailing, so that Captain Curtis was obliged to slip the cable and let the steamer drift at will. After drifting over the dan gerous sand bar oft Stanton'• Point, she finally at 6 o'clock A. M., came into smooth water and grounded on the beach three-quarters of a mil* from the village of Hermitage, near Sonthold station on the Long Island. Railroad. When the passengers left the atoamer wna rapidly breaking to pieces. The remaining passenger*: one hundred in number, and 26 or 40 officers and crew were saved by means of a small boat worked bj* ropes between the shore and the steamer. But little of the freight will be recovered. The beach is strewn with package* and boxea of e ergo. The gale atruck the steamer when she was within two hundred miles of London. 'Had aba pawed over the bar oft Herton'e at low water M few lives would have been ISMSN- Among the passengers were J.JL Day, President at the line. TW kindest attention was give* to the anfettangea fcy tW peeple ofUWj iA' fiNfc (tap

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