Newspaper of The Washington Standard, May 3, 1873, Page 1

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Washington 111 StanDarD. VOL. XIII-NO. 26. 3sflsbittj)to« Jetaudartl. is mno itut satubday UOMMOO by JOHN MILLER MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. lalMcrlftlM Mats* I Par annum $1 00 " aix months....: IN MmtMif R«»n i On* square, one Insertion •> 00 E*ch additional insertion 1 00 .Business cards, per quarter >OO " " " annum UOO IX7" A lib*rat deduction will be made Ib k- Vor of those who idvirtiM four squares,'or •upward*, by the year. CE7" Legal notices will be charged to the at torney or otfloer authorising their insertion. 07" Advertisement* sent from a distance fend transient notices, must be accompanied by the cash. CrT" Announcements of births, marriages and deaths, inserted free of charge. oy Obituary notices,or "poetry" append ed to marriages or deaths, will be cfiari(ed one-half our regular advertising rates. We will not hereafter deviate from tills rule. Blanks. Billheads, raids. Caialo' lie*, Pl rculai's. Bills of Fare. POKUTS, Pain ;>li leu Programmes, Ac., printed at reasonable rate t Orrics—Corner of Second and Washington Streets. How MIKBOBS ARK RCINED. —The Mer cantile Journal remarks: "Itis a fact worth knowing, but which does not seem generally understood, that the amalgumof tinfoil with mercury, which is spread on glass plates to make look ing glasses, is very readily crystal ized by actinic solar rays. A mirror hung where the sun can shine on it is usually spoiled; it takes a granulated appear ance, familiar to house-keepers, though they may not be acquainted with the cause. In such a state the article is worthless; it will not reflect outlines with any approach to nicety. Care should, therefore, be exercised in hang ing. If any of our readers have mir rors which appear to be spoiling, it would be well to ascertain wnether the direct sun light strikes them. If thus exposed they can probably be saved from further injury by simply chang ing their position. The back as well as the front must be protected. A small glass bung in a window, where the rays strike it behind, is peculiarly exposed. The back should always be covered where the beams are likely to touch it." How A Doo WAS "SOLD." —Here is a true dog story —A family down town having a false grate in one of the rooms of the house placed some red paper behind it to give the effect of fire. One of the coldest days this winter the dog ltclonging to the household came from out of doors, and seeing the {taper in the grate, deliberately walked up to it and iaid down before it, curled up in the best way to receive the glowing heat as it came from the fire. He remained motionless for a few minutes; feeling no warmth he raised his head and looked ovet his shoulder at the grate; still feeling no heat ho arose and care fully applied his nose to the grate and smelt it. It was as cold as ice. With a look of the most supreme disgust, his tail curled down between his legs, every hair on his body saying "I'm sold," the dog trotted out of the room, not even deigning to cast a look at the party in the room who had watched his ac tions and laughed so heartily at his mis fortunes. That dog has reason as well as instinct. iy An inventor has attached to a pair of barber's shears an elastic, hollow b.til, which is compressed by the opera tion of cutting, and a current of air, forced out from the ball, is directed along the edges of the blades, and blows away the fragments of hair as fast as they are cut. t#" One dry goods merchant of New York sold recently in one week twen ty eamera hair shawls at $3,000 each, five of them being disposed of to one family. S3fc~ Any one wanting newspaper no toriety has only to imitate the Massa chustts cat, that ate twenty-five mice at a single sitting. iy Tbe N. Y. Herald says " a peo ple who advertise and read are a people whose success in life is assured. CF Spain has less newspapers and writes fewer books than any other na tion. A Utah woman has married a Chinaman. Hon. Martin Maginnis, the new Del egate from Montana Territory, is said to be the youngest man in Congress. He has just entered his 32d year; was a brave soldier; was engaged in all but one battle in which the Army of the Potomac took partr, and is withal an affable gentleman. The Western Union Telegraph Com pany havo tinder consideration and the plans nearly matured, for a further re duction of tariffs. The change con templates the use of only ten different ™ t j' or th® entire country, and will establish a uniform air-line distanoe rete between all offices in each of the divisions. DEVOTED TO NEWS. POLITICS, TIE DISSEMINATION OP VSEVVft. INFORMATION Ato TBI PROMOTION or THE BEST INTERESTS At WASHINGTON TERRITORY. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1873. Vaillant's Watch. The iucident we are about to relate took place when the learned and brave Marshal Valliant presided over the Bu reau of Fine Arts. One morning Mad ame de T. arrived at the minister s office "ent up her card to his excellency, which, the marshal received with his usual kindness, characterized by something of familiarity and rudeness. Having risen with the sun, dressed in militaty style the Marshal Vallinnt was at his post, his head bent over a desk covered with flies of papers, reports and books. Near by, hair bristling, with a sharp look, ears pricked up, was Rover, keeping watch. Rover is the Marshal's famous dog, found astray on the battle-field of Sol ferino, covered all over with dirt. The Marshal had adopted him, made him a companion and friend, admitting h«n to his carriage, to his knees, and even to his table. Madame T. was ad mitted to the minister's cabinet. As she entered the Marshal bowed gra ciously, and Rover, perking up his ears more and more, gravely seated himself on his hindei most legs as if he would s.iy, " Mn line I listen to you." " lam Madame de T." sai'i timidly enough the lady visitant, "and I so licit such employment from your ex cellency's distinguished kindness as you may see fit to grant. Madame R., our common friend, has she not recom mended me to your excellency ?' " I have a vague recollection of some thing of the kind," replied his excellen cy, continuing to sharpen his pencil, "but I will at once examine your pa pers," and he rang the bell loudly for Harrie, his offioe boy. " Pardon me, your excellency, I have no papers. "How Madame! Have no papers? but we, when we ask for employment, we prepare batteries—we arm ourselves with the needed weapons—we put our selves in marching order; and do you come here as if you were going to prom enade? What is it you ask for? What are jour merits, for it is necessary that I should examine into them ? Where a.* your recommendations ? " I gave my papers to Madame It., who must have forgotten to send them to you, as I imagine." " You imagine! That is charming!" " What then, Marshal ?"' " Then, Madame, go to your friend, see her, and tell her to send me your papers. We shall see what will follow. For a moment there was silence, soon broken, however, l>y a heavy growl from Rover, who seemed to say: 4! Madame the audience is finished. Nothing re mains but for you to withdraw." At the same instant, the minister, bowing with a gracious smile, said: " I have this long report to finish, and fif ty letters to write, if you will be so good as to permit." Saying this, the marshal drew from his pocket, that famous German watch presented to him by Saint Aruaud, fa mous as Rover himself, pressed care lessly a spring, and immediately this timepiece struck up the air, Parlant pour la Syric. An original way certainly to cut short a business interview. Shocked not less than ruffled by this mechanical dismissal, Madame de T. bowed coldly and went out. Returning home, she took a pen and wrote to her friend. She desired Mad ame R. to send her papers, as soon as possible to the marshal; and then went on to relate, in exceedingly livelv terms, the inconceivable reception of which she had been the object: at the same time loading his excellency with the bitterest epithets. "After receiving me quite rudely," she said, "this amia ble personage dismissed me by spring ing his watch to the air of the charming Dunois. And then, a frightful dog which he had named Rover, after im pertinently staring me in the face, min gled his bark with the Parlant pour la Syr it of the marshal." Madame R., as she read this, could not refrain from laughter, and immediately wrote to her friend, saying " that the rudeness of the minister was more than counterbal anced by the great kindness of his heart." She hastened to send to the marshal the papers of Madame de T., but, in doing so, most unfortunately took up the letter just received and blunderingly it became included with the testimonials of her friend. Some days after, Madame de T. is L.eut for by tk# Minister of tkd tfifts Arts. She enters with an air of studied reserve, mingled with a little of haught iness and roguery. The marshal, on the contrary, is verv charming, easy and gentle. But, nevertheless, his express ive face is sparkling with fun and his lips curling with latent irony. But toned up in military dress, there he sits, and Rover with his ears pricked up higher than usual, with a knowing and cross look, showing his little, pointed teeth, is seated upright at the feet of his excellency. "Madame," said the minister, bow ing," please to be seated. I have re ceived and read attentively your rec ommendations. Nothing is wanting. They are veiy complete. Your papers are perfectly regular; your wishes are excellent. Besides, your person befits your talent. " My talent ?'' " Beyond a doubt, my amiable lady, you write like an angel!" " I, Afmsie»r le Marthal t" " Another Sevigne, Madame." " Are you jesting, Monsieur le Mar shal f " I jest not, Madame; rather listen." And taking up delicately the famous letter, so unfortunately sent with the file papers, the marshal began to read with'a bantering and emphatic tone of voice, while Rover came and sat him self down before the applicant, the guilty one, and impertinently looked her in the white of her eye. "Ah J wort Dieu / suddenly cried out Madame de T., "Louise! my dear Louise! what hast thou done? Oh! the blunder!"' Unfeelingly and without mercy, the marshal continued to read, scanning phrases, emphasizing words—cannonad ing the lady with winks and blinks of the eye, bo that each epithet was sent buck as a poisoned arrow. Madame T. remained nailed, as it were, to her chair cast down, grieved vexed and speech less. " Madame," said the marshal, calmly " I have threa reports to prepare and more than a hundred letters to write before breakfast, if you will be so good as to permit!" With these words he drew from his pocket the famons Genevan watch presented him by Saint Arnaud, pressed the spring, and the time-piece immediately struck up the air ''Par/anti*>ur la Syrie," More dead than alive, madame T. rose up pain fully, bowed, and went out. "It is done!" she said, as she dropped *into her coach, "my hopes are gone, my dreams vanished. O Louisa! foolish Louisa! This is a strange way, indeed, to assist one's friends!" Madame de T. arrived at her home, stunned and in despair. Trembling, she crawled up the stairway, stopped at her door out of breath, rang feebly, entered. The chambermaid placed in her hand a letter, a large package that a messenger had left at the door. Mad ame de T. opened it negligently, and gave utterance to a loud ciy of surprise, joy and gratitude. This letter, with its ample folds, came from the Minister of the Fine Arts, aud signed, Marshal Valliant. The envelope enclosed the appointment that Madame de T. had solicited. *y An Englishman, it is said, hav ing heard about the Yankee propensity of bragging, thought he would make an experiment in the art himself. He walked up to a market woman's stand, and pointing to some large watermel lons said: " What; don't you raise any bigger apples than that in America? "Apples!" said the woman disdain fully. " Anybody might know you was an Englishman. Them's huckleber ries." fy In Geneva accurate registers have been kept of the yearly average of life since 1560, which was then twen ty-two years and six months; in 1833, it was forty years and five months. Thus, in less than 300 years, the aver age duration of life has nearlv doubled. •W Statistics show that the years 1872 was a much better year for busi ness than the previous one, the liabili ties from reported failures being only about half as large as in the previous year. $y Baltimore negroes judge of each other's standing in society by the numbet of pigs the family keeps. EF A girl twelve years old was re cently married at Chardow, Ohio. Wc publish below, in full) th§ regu lations relating to tbe admission of can didates to thfe Naval Academy, for the information of the parents, guavd<ans and friends of such of our youth as may wish to apply for the position: I. Tbe number of cadet midspipmen allowed at the Ccademy is one for every member and Delegate of the House of Representatives, one for the District of Columbia, ten appointed annually at large. 11. The nomination sf candidates for admission from the District of Colum bia, and at large, is made by the Pres ident. The nomination of a candidate from any congressional district or Ter ritory is made on the recommendation of the member or Delegate, from actual residents of his district or Territory. 111. Each year, as soon after the fifth of March as possible, members and

Delegates will be notified, in writing, of vacancies that may exist in their dis tricts. If such members or Delegates neglect to recommend candidates by tbe first of July in that year, the Secretary of the Navy is required by law to fill the vacancies existing in districts actu ally represented in Congress. IV. The nomination of candidates is made annually, between the fifth of March and first of July. Candidates who are nominated in time to enable them to reach the Academy by the fifth of June will receive permission to pre sent themselves at that time to tbe Su perintendent of the Naval academy for examination as to their qualifications for admission. Those who are nomi nated prior to July Ist, but not in time to attend the June examination, will be examined between the twentieth and thirtieth of September following; and should any candidate fail to report, or be found physically or mentally dis qualified for admission in June, the member or Delegate from whose district he was nominated will be notified to recommend another candidate, who shall be examined between the twenti eth and thirtieth of September follow ing. V. No candidate will be admitted into the Naval Academy unless he shall have passed a satisfactory examination before the Academic Board, and isi found (in tbe opinion of a medical board, to be composed of the Surgeon of the Naval Academy and two other medical officers designed by the Secre tary of the Navy) in all respects phys ically sound, well formed, and of robust constitution, and qualified to endure the arduous labors of an officer in the Navv. YI. Candidates for appointment as midshipmen must be between fourteen and eighteen years of age when exam ined for admission. All candidates for admission will be required to certify on honor to their precise age, to the Acad emic Board, previous to examination, and none will be examined who are over or under the prescribed age. They must be of good moral character, satis factory testimonials of which, from Eersons of good repute in the neighbor ood of their respective residences, must be presented; and testimonials from clergymen, instructors in colleges and high schools, will have special weight. They must also pass a satis factary examination before the Acad emic Board in reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, geography, and English grammar, viz: in reading, they must read clearly and intelligibly from any English narrative work, as, for exam ple, Bancroft's History of the United States; in writing and spelling, they must write from dictation, in a legible hand, and spell- with correctness both orally and in writing; in arithmetic, they will be examined in numeration and the addition, subtraction, multiplica tion, and division of whole numbers and vulgar and decimal fractions, and in proportion or the rule of three, and show a good knowledge of the subject. It is desirable that the board should ascertain the aptitude of a candidate in this branch of study, which, if good, should count in his favor in case of a slight deficiency in other branches. In geography, candidates will be examined as to the graud divisions—the conti nents, oceans, and seas, the chief moun tains and rivers, and the boundaries and population of the chief nations, their governments, capitals, and chief cities; in English grammar, they will be examined as to the parts of rpeech, the rules connected therewith, and the elementary construction of sentences, and will be required to write such orig inal paragraphs as will show that they have a proper knowledge of the sub ject. The board will judge whether the proficiency of the candidate in these branches is sufficient to qualify him to enter upon the studies of the Acad emv. For the further information of can didates for admission into the Naval Academy, it must be understood that they will be required to pass so thor ough an examination in the studies pre scribed, that they shall prove, in that examination, their ability to proceed at once to the higher branches. They THE RATAL ACADEMY, will, however, be, at all times during the academic terra, subject to examina tion in the elementary branches. VII. Any one of the following con ditions will be sufficient to reject a can didate: Feeble constitution; permanently im paired general health; decided cachexia; all chronic diseases or result of injuries that would permanently impair efficien cy, viz: 1. Infectious disorders. 2. Weak or disordered intellect. 3. Unnatural curvature of spine. ■ 4. Epilepsy, or other convulsions, within five years. 5. Impaired vision, or chronic dis ease of the organs of vision. 6. Great permanent hardness of hear ing, or chronic disease of the ears. 7. Loss or decay of teeth to such an extent as to interfere with digestion and impair health. 8. Impediment of speech to such an extent as to impair efficiency in the per formance of duty. 9. Decided indications of liability to pulmonary disease. 10. Permanent inefficiency of either of the extremities. 11. Hernia. 12. Incurable 6arcocle, hydrocele, fistula, stricture, or hemorrhoids. 13. Large varicose veins in lower limbs. Chronic ulcers. 14. Attention will also be paid to the stature of the candidate, and no one manifestly undersized for his age will be received into the Academy. In case of doubt about the physical condition of the candidate, any marked deviation from the usual standard of height will add materially to the consideration for rejection. Five feet will be the mini mum height for the candidate. 15. The board will exercise a proper discretion in the application of the above conditions to each case, rejecting no candidate who is likely to be efficient in the service, and admitting no one who is likely to prove physically ineffi cient. No candidate rejected by the board will be allowed a re-examina tion. VIII. If both these examinations result favorably, the candidate will re ceive an appointment as a cadet mid shipman, become an inmate of the Academy, and be allowed his actual and 1 necessary traveling expences from his residence to the Naval Academy, and will be required to sign articles by which he will bind himself to serve in the United States Navy for eight years (including his term of probation at the Naval Academy),.unless sooner discharged. If, on the contrary, he shall not pass both of these examina tions, he will receive neither an appoint ment nor his traveling expenses; nor can he by law have the privilege of an other examination for admission to the some class, unless recommended by the Academic Board. IX. When candidates shall have passed the required examinations, and been admitted as members of the Acad emy, they must immediately furnish themselves with the following articles, the list of prices of which is published for the information of parents and guardians, who are not supposed to know the requirements of the Nuval Academy. As these articles are of uniform pattern, it is recommended that they be purchased from the pay master in charge of stores at the Acad emy, and a deposit of the amount made at the time of the admission of the candidate. Underclothes from home will do. [The list embraces two uniform navy blue suits, one fatigue suit, one uniform coat, ten pairs white pants, four white vests, six shirts and pairs socks, bed ding, toilet articles, etc., aggregating in value $254 50. —ED.] When the candidates have passed a successful examination, they will be at once sent on board ships, and will not be permitted to return again to their homes that year. X. Each midshipman must, on ad mission, deposit with the paymaster the sum of one hundred dollars, for which he will be credited on the books of that officer, to be expended by direc tion of the Superintendent for the pur chase of text-books and other author ized articles besides those enumerated in the preceding article. All the deposits for clothing, and the entrance deposit of one hundred dol lars, must be made before a candidate can be received into the Academy. XI. A cadet midshipman found defi cient at any examination cannot, by law, be continued at the Academy or in the service, unless upon the recom mendation of the Academic Board, and it will be useless to apply to the Secre tary of the Navy, who will decline to interfere in the mutter. XII. A cadet midshipman who vol untarily resigns his appointment within a year from the time of his admission to the Academy will be required to re fund the amount paid him for traveling expenses. V 3? In the House of Commons, Ja cob Bright has preseutad a petition from 10,000 women of Manchester in favor of female suffrage. WHOLE NO. 651. AH UHBAFE HAVEH. At the dead of two men c.ime up the steps of Brown's residence. Their steps in the durk were a little un ce tain, and they were souie little time reaching the door. " I know bow it is," said one, in the voice of Brown himself, but with a sus picious thickness of utterance. " Was a maxlyrto landladies nAelf. Fellow's out lale/n usual, sure speak about it at the bieakfast table. Other fellows believe you were drunk. 'Fernal nui sance, these landladies. You're safe for to-nk'ht anyhow, old fellow. Wei come to bed, and promise you there'll be BO fuss at table in the morning. Come in. Wife's asleep, and won't hear us; wouldn't care if ishe did." Guided by an uncertain hand, the key was several moments in finding the keyhole, but at last the door swung open. Brown's voice lowered itself to a whisper as the two passed in. "Right up these stairs, old fellow. Wait er minute, and I'll get off these boots. Don't want to wake m' wife." The boots were removed in silence, rnd then dropped with a loud thump. "Shi Come on now." In the darkness Brown grouped.his way up the staircase followed by his companion. On ente.ing a chamber, Biown fumbliugly lit the gas. " Now you're 'safe, old fellow," he said, assuringly. No landladies 'quir ing in the morniiH' about late hours and all that. Not a wot J old fellow. Make 'self comfortable. Ooocl night." Smith said good-night, his tongue moving slowly in sympathy with that of bis host, and then Brown glided out. Smith, seated upon the edge of the bed, seemed disposed to soliloquize. " Deuced good fellow, that Brown," he muttered, beginning to disrobe. '' Most wish was married myself. Land ladies are vampires, or dragons, every one." He turned the pas down ami crept into bed, and at this point his soliloquy ended abruptly. A tall figure, robeil in white, stood in the door-war. "So you've tmaked off np here to ' sleep, because you're drunk. Didn't wnn't to disturb me, did you ? I've ex pected this. I knew you were goin<' back to your old pranks, as every hus bond does after he's married a' year. Up with you this instant. No druiiken wretch shall sleep in my best bed.'" A cold sweat broke out on Smith's brow. He was in a terrible perdica ment, and he shivered with terror at his position. " Come," cried Mrs. Brown, advanc ing threateningly. "If you re asleep I'll soon wnken vou. Get up, vou— brute!" * 1 J Further hesitation was useless, impos sible, and Smith sat up in bed, the sheet wrapped around his shoulders. " I thought you would move pretty soon," Mrs. Brown said, triumphantly. " March down stairs, sir, immediately. I've n mind to oblige vou to sleep in the cellar for this." With ii swimming brain and trembling limbs, Smith arose, and at a motion of Mrs. Brown's* hand, tottered through the door and down the stairs, followed closely by the white-robed Nemesis. At the door an insane idea possessed his mind. He must escape. He would open the door and flee into the street. But a thought at his costume stopped him. It would never do. He turned at the foot of the stairs and moved to* ward a door, from whico came a stream of light. He entered, Mrs. Brown close behind. " Now sir, get " The words end ed in a scream, and with a crash Mrs. Brawn fell at full length on the floor. Another white-robed figure sat upon the edge of the bed, and. believing that she had seen a ghost, Mrs. Brown had fainted. " There, Smith, run for your life. The very deuce is to pay tc-nightl^ Smith was only too glad to obey, and ten minutes later he crept from the house. It was the last time he ever tested the hospitality of Brown, and his troubles with his landlady still continue. Mrs. Brown is still in darkness regard ing the ghost. READ AN HOUR A DA*. —There was a lad who, at fourteen, was apprenticed to a soap-dealer. One of his resolu tions was to read an hour a day, or at least at that rate, and the old silver watch, left him by his uncle, by which he timed his reading. He stayed seven years with his master, and it was said when he was twenty-one he knew as much as the young squire did. Now, let us see how much time he had to one hour a day. It would be 3,555 hours, which, at the rate of ten hours a day, would be equal to three hundred and ten days, equal to forty-five weeks; nearly a year's reading. That time spent in treasuring up useful knowlege would pile up a vary large store. It is surely worth trying for. See what yon can do. Begin now. In after years you will look back upon the task as the most pleasant and profitable you ever performed. The Legislature of Rhode Is land has legalized marriages between i blacks and whites.

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