Newspaper of The Washington Standard, March 22, 1873, Page 1

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\i (I s£*l* &££&&& /m* \i : A 7 Mrifrxtii.tfoiomfazW tttaslungton mm Stanii(ir&, VOL. XIII--NO. 20. Washington £ta»dard. IS IHSI'KD EVKIIY SATURDAY MORMNO 11Y JOHN MILLER MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Subscription Rates I V.»r annum $3 no •• six inintlis 200 Advertising Rule* t i»nr> s'|inrr. one insertion ?2 no 1 ic!i additional insertion 100 Hi nine.s.i cards, por quarter 500 " annum 15 00 07" A liberal deduction will bo made in f;t- Vorof those wiio advertise four tuiiiarus, or n J wards, l>y tlio year. r.7" T. j,;»l notic.-s will l>e charged to tlie at t > -,»ey or 0111-er antheming their insertion. C 7" Advertisements sent from a distanee nn 1 transient noticjs, must bo accompanied bv the cash. uT" AniiomiPcinrnt-i of births, marriage mi I (lentils, inserted free of elinrge. '..*7"Obituary notiees. or "poetrv" appond ■<•■l t;> m irriages or ileal lis, will tie charged oil '-'iril!' Mir I.'milar .ul vertKiiri rates. We will a'H iu'ii'iiiU'r ilevliitti fruiu Tliis rulu. Mlan!<s, Hillheads. Curds, Catalogues, Cii'cul irs. Hills of Faro. Fosters. Fam|>hlrts Fro jr iiiimes, «Ve„ printed at reasonalile mU's <II FU'K < 'orner of Neeond and Washington S: reels. li FKDAY \N UNMCKY DAY V —Friday, lon,' regarded us a d.iv of ill-omen, has been uu evoriti'ul one in American his tory. Frid iv, Ciiristoaher Columbus sailed on hit voyago or discovery. Friday, ten weeks after, he discovered America. Friday, Henry All., of England, gave John Cabot his commission which l.'il to the discovery of North America. Friday, St. Augustine, the oldest town in the United States, was founded. Friil iv, the Mayflower, with Pilgrims, arrived at I'rincetown; and on Friday they signed that august compact, the I'o'.orunner of the present Constitution. Fridiv, George Washington, was born. Friday, Bunker Hill was seized and fort i tied. Friday, the surrender of Saratoga was made. Friday, the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, occurred; and on Friday, the motion was made in Cougress that the United Colonies were, and of right ought to be, free and independent. ♦ ♦- Homer. GIIKKI.EY'S Tiufsini.—The following is the bill—short and sweet and sweeping— which has passed both II >;ne i of Con gress, for the abolition of the franking pr vilege: !!'■ it riiartril, rli\, Thut the franking privilege he, and the suae is hereby abolished, from and sifter the Ist of July, 18 ;J, and that, thenceforth all o!K.'i;il corrc-ipondcnco of whatever na ture, ami other mailable matter, sent from or addressed to any officer of the G.iveruinetit. or person now authorized t » frank such matter, shall be charge a!>lii with the same rates of postage as may be lawfully imposed upon like mat ter sent by or addressed to other per sons. Thus perishes this ancient abuse after j ist twenty-five years of agitation, Hor ace Greeley, when a member of the House, in 1848, having introduced the first bill for the purpose. Thus, even in his tomb, the great reformer triumphs. ATTENTION. —If Horace Greeley had been elected President instead of Grant, what a howl would have gone forth in relation to the stringency in the money market since November, and the depre ciation of the public credit. Now the public debt is increased and hard times everywhere complained of the first month after Grant's election, and even in the third month matters continue to grow worse. Look at it. In Decem ber last we had a confession to the ef fect that the public debt had increased nearly ten millions of dollars. Grant's organs asserted that it was all right— prominent business men stated iu effect that they had thoroughly and candidly examine! the accounts, when they had never looked at them; and the eyes of the people were closed. 'I he debt in creasing! Taxes not reduced! Where are we drifting ? flr-jy* Out in Indiana the papers have a couplet which runs thus: "The Si nit U Mi'iitl Siniler *}. it M nut- *.'ri'ilit Motiilier." Which the Louisville Courier-Journal improves after this fashion: "The South Itcnil Siniler Hast hurst his biJer." ■\\ hieh is better rhyme and a solemn statement of fact. Had the Courier- Journal made a triplet of it by adding the philosophic reason, " Because it was viler," it would have transmitted the whole case to posterity with .historical accuracy. -9» ♦- S3S" American at first so con temptuously rejected in England, not without cause, is now in favor there. &iuue-tbe eiitiibl-iuhiußi\t-i/f fae tories, which gather up the milk from •whole neighborhoods, our machine made uniform cheese is now fxported to the exteut of sixty millions of pound? a year. DEVOTED TO NEWS, POLITICS, THE DISSEMINATION OP VSEFfcL INFORMATION AND THE PBOMOTION OP THE BEST INTERESTS OP WASHINGTON TERRITORY. OLTMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 1873. True Story. AN INCIDENT OF MY SCHOOL-BOY DAYS. I always recall with keen relish, the joke which Fanny Burns played on her school master. It was altogether un premeditated and involuntary on Im part, but that made it all the more en joyable. Mr. Charlton was very dignified, stern at times, and prided himself on the strict discipline enforced in his school. But Fanny Burns, with her black eyes, irrepressible love of fun and ready wit, was almoxl to much for him. Fanny nnd I were very Rood friends. I used to draw her home in inv sled, run races with her, give her dainty mor sels out of mv dinner basket, and per forms other gallantries suited to our juvenile ideas of such thing. And when we were a little older, I walked home with her instead of drawing her, and made purchases of oranges in lieu of be stowing on her tarts and baked apples. Although we saw each other before school, at recess, at noon, and after, it invariably happened that during study hours, matters of sudden and vital im portance would arise, demanding epis tolary communication between us. Notes would be written and passed from hand to hand until they reached their proper destinations, for there was a mutual agreement between all the pu pils to perform such offices secretly and faithfully. Sometimes, indeed, we would sit near together —on opposite sides of an aisle, for instance—so that we could deliver our missives directly to each other. This practice of writing notes was of course strongly condemned and strictly forbidden by our teacher; and as Fanny and I were especial and frequent offend ers in this particular, he managed to glance towards us many times in the course of a day. We were generally successful, however, in eluding his watchfulness, but managed to exchange great numbers of small bits of paper, 011 which messages were scribbled. But one day our hour of grief came —or at least so I thought for the time being. Fanny hadjianiled me several notes to which, for some reason, Iliad neglected replying. And soon came auother, neatly folded, which she leached over to me with considerable exertion. Accompanying it was a had pencil, for what purpose I could not imagine. I was just reaching over to receive it from her hand, when u loud stern voice paralyzed us poth for an in stant. " There! Miss Burns! I have caught you at it at last!" Fanny's bright eyes dilated with fright. I shrank back in my seat, leav ing the note Btill in her hand. "You will please step forward, Miss Burns, and bring that note with you." Fanuy obeyed with a subdued air, though not without first turning up her nose furtively. I trembled with appre hension, more for her sake than my own. " Stand up there on the stage," said Mr. Charlton sternly. He took the note from her. "I have often spoken of this despic able practice of writing notes," he said, turning to view Fanny and the whole school simultaneously, " of its wrong fulness and bad influence—l have giv en warning repeatedly that it must not be done, and have threatened to visit with severe punishment the first offence of the kind coming within my knowl edge. The silly and baneful love trash with which they are filled should never pass between young people. In fact persons of your ages should never say to each other by word or letter, what you would not be williug the whole world should hear. I cannot say that I am supprised, Miss Burns, but l am deeply grieved, that you should disobey me in this instance, as you have doubt less in many others. It becomes my duty to make an example of you, which I shall do by mortifying you. I pre sume you would dislike exceedingly to have me rtad thin note aloud to the school." Fanny started violently, and seemed about to speak, but cheeked herself. Mr. Charlton paused, but she was si ■leritr "I, "who was watching" intently; noticed a curious expression on her face. "Is there anything written is this note that you would bo ashamed to i b»ye the pupil* hear?" " No, sir," she faltored. " I presume not!" said Mr. Charlton sarcastically. Was it possible thought I, that Fanny's apparent difficulty in speaking was caused by suppressed merriment? Her face certainly indicated it, for while Bhe bit her lips, her shoulders moved convulsively, and there was an unmistakable sparkle in her black danc ing eyes. I watched the proceedings with intense interest. " I shall read It aloud," said Mr. Charlton relentlessly, and evidently somewhat excited with the prospect of making such an impression a» he expect ed, " and I hope it may prove a lasting lesson to you." He unfolded the paper with a pomp ous air and help it before his face. The attention of the pupils was al most breathless, nnd the hush of ex pectation was profound. But instead of reading the note Sir. Charlton looked at it with an expression of utter astonishment. Perplexity, dis may and anger llitted by turns across his face, which was finally overspread by a violet red flush. He turned to Fan ny furiously. " Was this done on purpose to entrap me, Miss Burns?" " No, sir." The astonishment of all knew no bounds now. The scene was inexpressi ble to all except the two chief actors in it. " What docs this blank piece of paper mean ?" An audible titter suddenly arose, like the first pattering of a summer shower. The true state of the case began to dawn upon our minds. Fanny was using all her energies in endeavoring to retain a Fobcr and re spectful air toward her «piestioner. "He didn't answer my note," she said, " and so I was going to hand lrm that piece of paper and a pencil to —to —as—a —sort of hint!', The titter now swelled into a roar, in an instant every boy and gill in the school-room laughed uncontrollably. Fanny buried her face in her handker chief, and also laughed violently, but silently. Peals and cheers arose, and it was simply impossible to pursue fur ther a serious treatment of the subject. Mr. Charlton himself was obliged to smile, in the midst of his wrath and discomfiture. He handed the paper back to Fanny, and said a few words to her which none of us could hear in the uproar, and she, bowing went to her seat. The funny scene ended, and all was studious enough for the remainder of that day, and indeed for many days thereafter. I well remember when we went up to the next " grade," Mr. Charlton was talking to the teacher whose department we were about to enter. Fanny stood near, and patting her on the head, he said: "This girl you will find, will always have her lessons, but look out for her, or she'll be too much for you. There's danger behind those black eyes!" If this was a " story" Fanny would of course be my wife now, but as it is a simple reminiscence of real life, it doesn't end that way. Soon after our entrance into a higher grade Fanny dis covered charms in a youth named Smith that far outshone mine. This threw me in a cynical frame of mind, from which it took me fully two weeks to recover. Then to spite her I went with auothergirl. Then came the breaking up of our class, some tears and hearty hand-shak ing. That was a dozen years ago, and I believe Fanny is now the wife of a man out west. Such is life! THE DEOREPATION OF THE SENATE.—ln diana is now represented by a moral cipher; Pennsylvania by an instrument of its great railway corporations; from South Carolina a renegade carpet-bag ger and jobbing lobbyist claims the soitt once held by a Calhoun; a negro barber claims a seat from the State of Louisiana, Kansas is disgraced by Cald well, who did not have souse enough to conceal his bribery, and so on to the end of a long chapter. Boy Katv, aged three years, was try " iffg far ttuirk of a pleasant surprise for her father on his birthday. At last she cried, " I know mamma, I know." " What, my dear?" " Get me a little sister without saving anything to I papa. " An Vneartbed Anecdote of Two Old Poll* ttclans—F<M>te and Jeff Davis. I Nashville Correspondence Louisville Coil- Foote and Davis were in Congress in 1848 (while Taylor and COBS were opposing candidates for the Presiden cy), and occupied a room together at the illard hotel. One evening, seated by the same fireside, Mr. Davis read aloud from a political letter of General Taylor, and made running comments for Mr. Foote's delectation, which the latter thought were rather too friendly for a Democratic Senator to give expres sion to in the heat of a canvass. In fact, he intimated quite strongly that he thought Mr. Davis, at heart, was a Tay lor man; that spite of his professed

support of the Democratic nominee he would secretly rejoice over Geueral Taylor's election. Mr. Davis had mar ried a daughter of General Taylor, and this little circumstance, Mr. Foote sug gested, was at the bottom of his col league's compliment of the letter, add ing, in his impetuous way, that it would doubtless be a very nice thing, after all, to he a son-in-law of the President, — even a Whig President. Mr. Davis could not brook his sarcastic intimation of treachery on his part, and retorted in severe language, one word bringing 011 an other until the " grave and re verend" came to blows. The noise of the fisticuff aroused other Congressmen, who rushed into the room and separated the combatants, admonishing them of the shame which would attach to two distinguished Senators from the same State indulging in a disgraceful knock down. This view of matter naturally brought the two to terms, and like the man and wife who " argued" the ques tion of "rat or mouse," they shook hands and made friends. "Really," said Mr. Foote, after a smile all around, " really, I should not have thought of such a thing as strik ing Mr. Davis if he hadn't passed the first blow.'' "Are you not mistaken about that?" argued Mr. Davis, apologetically. " Indeed I am not," retorted the im petuous. "It is my impression you struck first," pleaded Mr. D. "Oh, no, it was you." " No, it was you." " But I'll xwi'ar it way you." " And I would swear it wasn't." " You did strike first." " I did not strike first." " You did." " I didn't." " Well," said Foote at, last, rising hastily from his seat, "there shan't be any dispute as to who struck first Mix time,"—and as he spoke dealt Mr. Davis a stinging blow on the cheek, which resulted in another rencontre that, but for the interference of mutual friends, might have been going on until now, for both are " game" all over. The question as to who struck first be ing thus settled, nothing serious grew out of the matter; especially as either party preferred to have the matter hushed up speedily as possible. ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY ON THE PACIFIC COAST.— In accordance with a resolution adopted at the Troy meeting of the American Association for the advancement of Science, the Govern ment has ordered the construction of a twenty-seveu-inch retracing telescope, that when completed is to be set up somewhere near the Central Pacific Railroad, either on the Rocky Moun tains or the Sierra Nevadas. The .Win ing and Scientific Pretta states that the observatory will probably be located near where the road crosses the summit of the Sierras, the elevation of which is about 10,000 feet alwve the sea level. The same journal adds: " The clear ness of the California atmosphere, and the freedom from obstructing clouds at that elevation, will render the point designated most admirably suited for astronomical purposes. It is said that with such a telescope, and the high magnifying powerof which it will admit the use, there are not over one or two days or nights per year on the low At lantic-coast where it could be used with its highest magnifying powers; while on the Sierras, with our freedom from clouds, many more favorable opportu nities must exist for such an important use of the extensive power of the in strument in making observations; and we look forward for marvelouf revela tions in physical astronomy, if the pro posed site is finally decided on. The attention of the astronomical world has long recognized the importance of an observatory on this coast, and we trust that no misdirected zeal or local jeal ousy will interfere to prevent the early anticipated consummation of such a work." That was not a bad reply given recently at a barn-raising in Pennsyl vania to a young man who had been relating his more than wonderful ex -ploits in various quarters of the- -gkbe. At the close of one of these narratives, he was a little set back by the remark of anoldcod: " Young man, ain't you ashamed to talk so when there are older liars ou the ground." COMBATIVE SOUTHRONS. -v uvu rk'r Journal. > REASONS FOB PACTS IN SCIENCE. What is the cause of the Rendition called coldV When we feel cold, heat is drawn from our bodies. When substances feel neither hot nor cold? When they are of the same temperature of our bodic3. Is water a bad or good conductor? — Water is an indifferent conductor, but it is totter conductor than air. What in the cause of the sensation called heat? When we feel hot, our bodies arc absorbing heat from external causes. Do some substances absorb heat? Yes; those substances which are the best radiators are also the best absorb ers of heat. Why are woolen fabrics bad con ductors of heat? Because there is a considerable amount of air occupying" the spaces of the texture. What is radiation? The radiation of heat is a motion of the particles, in a series of rays, diverging from a heated body. What sources of radiation are there besides the sun and tire? The earth, and all minor bodies besides, arc in some degree radiators of heat. Which are the better conductors of heat, fluids or solids ? Generally speak ing, solids, especially those of tliem that are dense in their substances. Why do iron articles feel intensely cold in the winter? Because iron is one of the best conductors, and draws off heat from the hand very rapidly. Why are dense substances the best conductors of heat ? Because the heat more readily travels from particle to particle until it pervades the mass. Why is it said that snow keeps the earth warm ? Because snow is a bad conductor, and prevents the frosty air from depriving the earth of its warmth. Why are furs and woolens and flan nels worn in winter? Because, being non-conductors they prevent the warmth of the body from being taken up by the cold air. Is the air over ho? enough in any part of the world to destroy life ? The hot winds of the Arabiau deserts, which are called Simooms, frequently destroy both man and ljeast. How is warmth provided for in ani mals that have no such coats ? They are furnished wit» a layer of fat which lies underneath the skin. Fat consists chiefly of carbon and is a non conduc tor. What substames are best and worse radiators ? All rough and dark colored substances and surfaces are the best, and all smooth bright, and light colored surfaces are the worst radiators of heat. Why, when wo place our hands in water, which may be of the same tem perature as the air, does the water feel some degrees colder? B°cause water, being a better conductor than air, takes up the warmth of the hand more rap idly. Why does a bright metal tea-pot produce l>etter tea than a brown or black earthenware oce? Because bright metal radiates little heat, therefore the water is kept hot much longer, and the strength of the tea is extracted by the heat. How is the greater warmth of ami mals provided for in the winter ? It is observed as winter approaches, there comes a short woolly or downy growth, which adding to the non-conducting property of their coats confines their animal warmth. Why would not the dark earthenware jug keep the water hot as long as the bright metal one? Because the par ticles of earthenware being rough, and of dark color, they radiate- heat freely, and the water would thereby be quickly cooled. But if the earthenware tea-pot were set by the fire, why would it then make the best tea ? Because the dark earthen ware tea-pot is a good absorl>er of heat, and the .heat it would absorb from the fire would more than counterbalance the loss by radiation. Why, when we take our hands out of water,"do they feel wanner? Because the air does not abstract the heat of the hand so rapidly as the water did, and the change in the degree of rapidity with which the heat is abstracted pro duces u sensation of increased warmth. ly If any Webfoot has deluded ink) the belief that the Oregon Legislature possesses a monopoly of legislative pleasantries, let him read the following extract from the Kansas City Council proceedings: "Yon are not afraid of me, you little, contemptible- ? Why, I could tread upon you, and c-r-u-s-h you, sir!" Harner looked down nerv ously toward Porter's pedal ex trend tios, when, after securing a safe distance, he replied, like David unto Goliah, " I fear you not, you great overgrown skunk!" —Oregonian. 33- Time is a stream that wafts us on to scenes unknown/and ever leading"mi to eternity. fegr Engaging photographer—"Just look a little pleasant, miss! Think of un!" WHOLE NO. 645. LIKE A JUG HANDLE. It is fast becoming a principle in cer tain circles, that a Democrat has no rights which ring Republicans are bound to respect.' An impressive illus tration of this fact has been furnished by the case of Representative Niblack, of Floriila. The other (lay the Commit tee on Privileges and Elections unan imously reported in favor of Niblack, which establishes the rightfulness of the claim which he has been most pa tiently urging, which is to this effect: Niblack, who is an intelligent, well-ed ucated white man and a Democrat, was duly and fairly elected to Congress by the people of Florida at tho general election over two years ago, but the Returning Board of Florida gave the certificate to Mr. Josiah T. Walls, a colored gentleman and a Republican, who has held the seat and drawn its emoluments and maintained its digni ties until within one month of the ex piration of the term. As our cotem porary of the Virginia Chronicle, (Ind. Hep.) remarks: The reason is evident. Mr. Niblack is a Democrat, and it was not considered necessary by tho Admin istration majority to grant him scant justice until tho session was nearly closed. " Somebody must bo last," re marked the Chairman of the Com mittee, I>\ way of insulting apology for the inexcusable delay, forgetting to add that the one who is always last to re ceive justice is a Democrat. We hope that the Democrats will have the man liness and magnanimity to retaliate in kind in their day which is surely com ing. FAITH IN THE REPITUMO.— It is not ARE uncommon thing for timid people, in view of the frequent exposure of official corruption, to express a want of confi dence in the perpetuity of the Repub lic. They forget thiit the people are the Republic, and that it is not the people who are arraigned. The people are the correcting power, and there has never been a time —after their patience had been abused beyond endurance—that they did not apply the hand of correc tion. Mr. Sumner is correct. A cor respondent of the New York Tribune interviewed him when the following took place: " And what do you think, Mr. Sum ner of our country —are we going to destruction?" " No, no," said Mr. Sum ner, " I believe in the Republic. I be lieve in the future of our country." "But think of all the lawlessness, the anarchy and corruption everywhere prevailing. We are treading in the footsteps of France. What can save us from falling as she has done "It is true,' he said, " these terrible disclosures in New York, in Washing ton and Kansas are enough to make us tremble. The worst feature of it is the apathy of the people. When corrup tion is discovered, the judgment of the people should strike like a thunderbolt." " But," said he, " our people have im mense recuperative powers. I believe in the Republic." The day of reckoning was only de layed. It has come, and the official at mosphere will probably be pure for a time, 'ihe people everywhere are in censed against corruption. So long as this feeling continues the Rejiublic will be safe. WEEBE IS NAST? —Clearly it is time far the redoubtable Nast to. begin again his pictoriul burlesques. These Mobil lier revelations are all full of pood ma terial and suggestive situations for a series of very lively cartoons. Take for instance, the scene of Brother Harlan in the act of endorsing the integrity of Senator Potneroy, and Gen. O. 0.- Howard (the Christian soldier) offering himself as collateral for both—with a dissolving view of Congressional Chap lain Newman indorsing the virtue of the Kansas Senator, whom he felt com pelled, four days later, to pray for, in his place at the Speaker's desk. Or, take Senator Patterson of New Hamp shire begging of Ames that he would change his sworn statement before the Committee; or, bring out the Vice President, confounded, in the midst of his most solemn denials, with the appa ration of that uncomfortable coinci dence of the little memorandum by the bauk official. If neither of these emi nent subjects will afford a telling car toon, let Mr. Nast try his hand at Mrs. Wilson's shares and dividends which her beloved husband did not know any- ■ thing about, after the lawsuit and its threatened exposure had begun to loom up. '' Let no suspicion rest upon me," with G'olbaith in an attitude of tragic: severity, would serve as a good subject for a cartoon. A MONUMENT TOUB MEMOBT.—Short sighted persons laughed at Mr. Jehn B. Alley's remark some time ago that the Hon. Oakes Ames deserved a mon ument. They did not then understand the significance of the suggestion. A monument is usually erected "to the memory" of a 'man. Our political his -tory-bas furnished Jtf fhing.ay able as the memory of Oakes Ames. It ought to have a monument. There was. a very subtle meaning in Alley's prop osition at the time. It is plain enough 1 now. • > : ♦ r

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