Newspaper of The Washington Standard, March 23, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated March 23, 1867 Page 1
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Beit enacted />:/ t/i ■■ Senateantl /loutc of Representaliees of the United. Slates of America in Cuugrv*i u-vsemt/tcd. Thai the thi. t>-en tli M-ctiou ot an .set entitled "An lo suppress insurrection, to punish ir. as >n and reh l i iii, to sic/, • unci conficitc the I properly of rebels, and for other purposes," approved Julys veiiteenlh, eighteen hun dred and sixty-two, lie, anil frame is here bv, rep uled. SCHUYLER COLFAX, Speaker o' the llous * o: It pics nlativcs. LAFAYE I'TK S, I'OSTEIt, Pies'.de .t < ft!:«»' pro letnj ore. [NOTE BV DEPARTMENT OF STATE.— The foregoing in t having been presented to't'.c IV'sid-.-nt of of the United St'itcs for his ajipn val, m.d not having been te turnrd by hiui to the lloiso of Congress in which it or* gloated within thetim< ■ pre scribed by the Constitutio t of the United Siaiis, h;s btvonie a law without his np p: oval. | l'l iiuc—N • 10. | A'l Act to regulate the clec'ive franchise in the 'l'i r.itiiri 'Sot t!>•> United Stiles. lie it enacted hy the Senate and Hou.ic of Representative* of ihe United Shite* of America, in Congress assembled, That from and iifte. - the pis-ugeoi this act there shall be no denial of the elective Crunch se in any of the Ti-rri ories • f the United Sta'i s, noiv, or heiaft-r to b■. org\ iiz *d, t • any eitizsn thereof, o i aeco int of race, color, or previous condition ol servitude; and all acts or parts ol ac's, either of Congress or the Legislative Assemblies of said Terri tories iuconsis'cnt with the provisions of t!ii;i act, are hereby declared null and void. SCHUYLKR < OLFAX, Speaker of the House of Representatives. LAFAYETTE S. FOSTER, President of the Senate pr« tempore. [NOTE BV TIIE DEPABTMEXT OK STATE. The forigoi g act having he ;n prescn ted to Ihe Picsidcnt of the United States for his approval, and not having been re turned liy him tr. «he Hi.use of Congress in which it oiigin.ited within the time pre •ciiU-d by the Cuustiluiion of tbs United Stars. has become a law without appro val ] ' t Pr*uc—No 12.j Aa Art •• itt«r|»oit IV F>r»t I '<*»- V«t'j •# U ui.ii; am ~ M* rn rmm> '-J t, tmr V«th M H-- af Awia >'»*• ««* Mr f*# W M» 1U«.4 MM K K4-« OMM L L— H 1 Br-w- •«. (U. H ■n. N») Ttk- l ««i< t |kan» mmt •" •»"■» * * -4hw flHm Imp * -ammmbi, • ''W'W * flp* 4MRM WW» —— y» « «or «f *•• <* H» «ai «r Mr w #■• Ik- *">* I « «f •»' W -Ml U" I T** I—l t4 k* wmermmmr »■ wAW J»: airj 51. I**T Ar:«si Ward » F.n: L'tter. Tiie <lij:li «•! Mr < "lia«. I»rt»* »io A Hem us> Wiini' a. I I* interest to bis inimitable writings. lie liegiiii to write f<»r tin 1 column* of tlie Cleveland J'l'tih >nrr in the stun nior of 1 N.>S. Jlis letters, first merely written for the purpose of " lilliti«r up," when "copy" was scarce, sprang almost immediately into wide-spread notoriety. The first one appeared in the fall of 18G8. llere it is: "To THE EDITOR OF THE PLAIN DKLEK: Sir: I'm moving along— slowly along—down turd your place. 1 want you to write me a letter, say in how's the show biz hiss in your place. My show at present consists of three moral bears, a kangaroo, numtisiu little raskal—twould make you larf to doth to see the little cuss jump up and squeal,) wax figgers of (i. Washington, Gen. Taylor, John Bniivun, I)r. Ividd and Dr. Webster in the act of killing Dr. Parkman, besides several miscellaneous moral wax stattoots of celebrated piruts and murderers, etc., ekalled by few and excelled by none. Now, Mr. Editor, scratch off a few lines stiyiu how is the show business down at your place. 1 shall have my hand bills done at your oftiss. Depend upon it. I want you should get my handbill* up in flimiin style. "Also got up a treinenjus excite ment in yer paper 'bout, my unparal leled show. We must fetch the pub lic somehow. We must work on their feelings—come the moral on 'cm strong. If it's a temperance community, tell 'em I siued the pledge fifteen minutes arter I was born. lint on the contrary, if your people take their tods, say that Mis ter Ward is as genial a feller as we ever met—full of conviviality, and the life ar.d sole of the soshul Bored. Take, don't you? If you say any thing 'bout tiie show, say my snaix is as hnmiless as n new born babe. What a interesting studv it is to see • • ■ •" t _ a zoological animal like a snuik,under pel feet subjection! My kangaroo is the most larfable little cuss I ever saw—all for liftecn cents. I uinaux yus to aekewer your influence. I re peet, in regard to them handbills, that I shall get them struck otf up to your printih ofiiss. My perliticul opiuyuus agree with youru exactly. I know they do, hecauz I never sa.v a man wboose didn't. Kes|iect fully yours, A. WARD. " Von scratch my buck and He scratch your luck." Ax WVistu I'ensrrv —A I'JII* goar nutt« « tlr- f >!'. A FfriwlmtMi, a i« ETist kit tk; I-. t*-tpr, IMA rrtii* • tL* lua^tiw tW «n i4»J *a urn •*»? ki » •*>■« •«■■• *•*- mt wa». » — m m JMI tLwi «%:~x •» U* a* **» tan TW nam * v «•» fc hi# l in v» k . ,h» wn*mar 4 - » **\ * u• s tr i>trt» aki t— ■«. tm Umt * f> «* wht 1 <r iW Mu>{» urf ■' «<uJ <4 |<*k «ti A «r-"r»pn i Uh-M »o the *<■« Lnmi t'<€ (km. fTrt! ■ hf# k<Hir«rly i ■•ia< J Tr»l ; i»at *lim l!w* BhfcTtuojt* !*• srr |>luii<lvr«->l am! (nil- r*oi d|«mi. a the ie;«»rt mode by .S'luicir Xeomith, <>f Oiegon, shows tliat tlicy are, the wonder is that they are so peaceful. Tlie Senator visited many triltes in Oregon, Washington and Idaho per sonally, and thereof speaks from ac tual knowledge. In the first place, the annuities, instead of being paid on a gold basis, as they should be, hav ing been established when gold was at par, are paid in depreciated cur- rency by which the Indians are sub jected to severe loss. Next the goods | distributed are mostly worthless and I very different from the invoices. Mr. | Xcsmith remarks: I " From the personal inspection which I have given those goods ; and on comparing them with the on - I voices, 1 am thoroughly convinced ■ the contractors are guilty of the most ' outrageous and systematic swhuHuir/ ! and rubbery. Their acts can be j characterized by no other terms. ; There is evidence also that the pcr ' sons employed in the department to ! make the purchases are accomplices iin these crimes. I have examined invoices of purchases made by the i department or its agents in Eastern cities, whore the prices charged wore from fifty to a hundred per cent.! above the market value of good ur | tides. Upon an examination of the Igcodslhave found them, as a gen i oral thing, worthless and deficient in ! quality. Among them were 4 steel j j spades,' made of sheet iron; ' chop- j I ing axes,' which were purely cast | iron; 'best brogans,' with paper j soles 4 blankets,' made of shoddy ' and glue, which came to shreds the j first time thoy were wet, &e., &c., &e. "Add to these villainous purchases, : made with the depreciated currency, i the fact tho goods are generally sent j by most expensive means of trans portation, and it can he easily im agined how small a portion is received by the Indians. But the folly or wrong of theso purchases, mado by | dishonest contractors, does not cense i hero. Many articles nro purchased ! which would be utterly useless to the j Indians, if their quality was ever so good, such as iron spoons, mirrors, j gimlets, jowsharps, hair oil, finger: rinses, and, in one case which came j ■ under my observation, forty dozen i , pairs of elastic garters were sent out to ! a tribe in which there was not a single i pair of blockings." The articles are very deficient in quantity as well as quality, the par wU tilling tlmd of the required amount. Most of the woolen :»'«»di are rotten ai.d utterly worth! en*. Large oaiut, t«w*. arv •quaitdcrrd Uf»>« tni>krt» that art *«f •»** s*r i«• tW lu4uim, v)ha «rfr lom mfr-fmittni in> M« ■at wkm v» ■nt twtr t+m, a £~4Hr • m «**» mt g A I«A«M «M» TW DFCI E MM*, MMN m r. "ii m« A ar

• rnrntmm f W 4/ktwm** HuMfmi i|*« 0P» mi> Ml m ■***£ * WO m wr '■ -m 40' **" 'w I >«i art *«f *4 tW atrnmm viirk \ir. .V'wuifL L*» frrmd oat trd Mjomi. Th' &3MCU CsJaay im Pal«stuie. A Constantinople eorrcs|>ondeiit under <iate of December 1.0, writes: The colony of Amerieaus which lamled a lew mouths since at Jalfa, is learning from a bitter experience what it ought to have known before leaving America, that "Jordon is a hard road to travel." Tho American Consul reports, as I understand, that the mar. who lias organized the ex pedition has proved to be unworthy of the trust reposed in him, and the colonists find themselves in need of everything, or without money either to return or stay where they arc. They are suffering from tlie fevers of the country, and tlie mortality among tliein lias been very great. They wish to get back to America, and bej» the Embassador to send a man of-war to take them oft". It is not characteristic of Americans to give up under 6«ich trials, but they feel they have been deluded. In a strange land, unprotected, broken down by sickness, without money, surrounded by those who speak only u strange language, and who look upon them as interlopers, it is not strange that their hearts should fail them. It is sad to think how many hearts have been broken, by disappointment in that land, how mmy havo deluded themselves into crusades to that land which we call the " Holy Land." When will the world learn that tho Kingdom of Christ is a spiritual kingdom, and that the Jerusalem where he is to reign is a spiritual Jerusalem, and not the old, dirty Jewish city which was once (but not now) the type of a heavenly city. Tlio Forto has made a formal pro test against this colony, and has de clared that they cunnot permit Americans to colonizo Falcstine. They cannot allow foreigners to take possession of their most fortilo pro vince. It belongs, they say, to tho natives, who pay taxes and do milita ry service. Shall theso bo driven from their fields by a colony of Yan kees, who will be citizens of another government and pay them nothing, who might even be inclined some day, to take possession of the coun try? So they request Mr. Morris to scud them home again. This pro test came liefore the news given above, and, of course, Mr. Morris in formed the Turks that lie had no powtr to interfere with American citizen*. who had a right to go where tbok p'tM«ed. I'robaldr the French put t!«*- Turk* np to making the pro te<4. Tl<<-y |.»»k Suit »> tb«-if*. •ad k «>.iftfrirn rid) their to Kar»- a foiaet M Aamiat at Jaffa. tW prt «f A » ■ ' •> • !■ • <*» • MN4 ■ IIMH »4 fc» r«tMiw4 tF better —4n<» 4 ?b* uiart W »*k» a»4 bow u> tn*( t»m. Jt land* are a«eatij among oar n.nst fcrrf litNk. mm! »ft ch**f*4r eui tiv»t«-d nn thi* ammat. Tbey art light an i p'owed at one-half t!.e «ott of adi»e*ivc >i is. T.vice as luauy acres of them may be hoe.l in n irivcn time, as ( Ik* in heavy and stony land*. Sinclair says sandy soils of a good quality, under u regular course of husbandry, arc of great value. They are easily worked, and at all seasons; they are cultivated at a moderate expense ; are not so lia ble to injury from the vicissitudes of the weather; and in general are suf ficiently retentive of moisture to pro duce good crops, even in dry sum mers. Sandy lands may be improved in several ways, and the plan adopted should depend upon surrounding circumstances. If they are adjacent to a clay pit, clay may boused; if near a deposit ot' muck, muck may be used, or both mnv be employed with decided beneficial results. If tho land is too fur from such sources of supply, then another plan may be adopted. It may be restored by turn ing in crops, green or dry, where they will decay under tho surface. Sandy lands may, therefore, be to claimed, wherever situated, and brought into fertile condition, and at a fair profit. One plan of operation is to plow under green crops, such us oats, mil let, buckwheat or clover, when tho crop is in bloom, resced at once and plow in another crop the same year. If the land has been dressed with clay or peat muck, this operation greatly hastens tho work of reclama tion. Dana says that it is tho experi ence of somo practical men, that one crop allowed to perfect itself and die where it grow, and then turned in dry, is superior to three turned in green. Tho whole result is explained by the fact that dry plants givo more (fciue (tho word means " earth," or tho product of decaying vegetable matter,) than green. Green plants ferment—dry plants decay. A lar ger portion escapes in fermentation, as gas, and more volatile products are formed, than during decay. The one is a quick consuming fire, tho other a slow mouldering ember, giv ing oft", during all its progress, gases which fe«sd plant? and decompose the silicates (that is, sand, lKnt, quartz,) of the soil. These hard silicates in tho soil, have their uses, and an im portant part to perform. It belongs to us to supply them with vegetable matter. Feed them well with muck, ••raw, meadow liay, rusbe*. dag*. or »lm«*»t any «ther vegetables, mid their decay will ~ eau*e a:» » \ . •lotion of carUwic arid g»*; th*t dtvu<Ei;«»- tb« •*!»-»#*« in the aand ; tka* [M'Sh. tlw !.* n>?«» a •> - Marafr, km! W a Whea •■*** a a^- m mA* wm m apt* iti, morn i ■ mm '*■ » i tr<*m r -jr r f«- H«| • IHML «MT ■»L QP «* %► «■»• £■* **"•■ *■" 4V» ""*9 «Mi ■ at ' mm wht& w m to tW m. ft* aoafe» •U* If *4 s*-a »•> wn ji i ajfal at 4 its £«»er».lT to be. Wc batb««l mi Mor*. a:« 4 lb* «s --r*ri*uee* «aii.« u tberrbr are *orb aa i"- wat-r It« laMf i< horrible. No mixture of vinegar, a!am end sulphur, or any Diniilai* j compound which wonld fret the j skin ui:d pucker the tongue, can I give nuy ide:i of it. One must taste the deceptive liquid, so clear and beautiful, yet so vile and nauseous, in order to appreciate its composi tion, and must let his lips, cracked and blistered in the sun, and bUskin punctured with mo&quitos and other insects, be touched by thie limpid wash, before he can estimato its en erg}*. Its buoyancy is also well known, but one must bwim through its heavy waters to realize the novel sensation of being unable to sink. The first attempt to swim never fails to produce shouts of laughter, a dan gerous levity, as giving admission to the water by the lips. The moment wo breast the waves, wo arc aston ished to find our feet fly up to the surface, and all our old ideas of equilibrium vanish. The most com fortable attitude is either floating on the back or sitting in the water, with a gentle movement of the hands to balance our water seats; and then the ease, quiet and composure with which our object can bo accomplished inaugurate a new idea of aquatics. Some travelers tell us that they have dived, or attempted to dive into these depths. The very idea would have terrified tud! I felt u 110.133' once when losing connection with terra, firnva , had'u vision of a depth of possible l.tfOO feet, near if not beneath me. Might not the edge of the abyss bo H few yards oft'? And the idea of hanging over such a precipice with who knows what below, was enough to make one look at the pebbles at his feot for comfort. Besides, I did not see how anybody with only hands for paddle*, ami without the help of u screw, could ever force his way through those leaden depths. It may pain some solemn critics to know that we very frequently broke the silence of the Dead Sea by shouts of merriment. The fact nevertheless in list be confessed—though we are, in some quartern, given to under stand that whatever colored garments a clergyman may wear in Palestine, ho is always to write as one travels in a gown and binds. Wo enjoyed our bath exceedingly, felt much re freshed by it,* and did not find the pungent effect «»f the water on the skin peculiarly disagreeable. B"ia lalt—l>r. M«-<i m a letter W» lue Near Y«rk /W pma « 4 ).uar wear % am Vmttejr. mmd «nf Um IMfcr U SSK* : •» f «_ . • t , t» 1 ■ iiifiif m s«wef * imMI flPwfA •' P ' ■ " —i mr** m - * *» Wony mm mm mmm kmm>£ wmiM mil | k» « ftotf m a prnmmmmm w*\tdk tmm * Ml MMMI m a mmtmrnrnrn. fc as 4MK. 4V V ""HP*" pmmmm TW* m*.' mmmm* tM» ff motmtff hap**"*** tmm * »'IT FIW imp m- w .. "W* s - FT I ..J! ■ J * T ~ -JML— - *%*■ j/ttmmKm^ 3b*- imir'" i c igji 4MP 4RB ■=. Wwwk # 'k*mm&m& "Hw :<R * ' " *N» <*• * ** m «<FL f m*<- • HJBB***