Newspaper of The Washington Standard, May 10, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated May 10, 1873 Page 1
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Washington Jtautortt. VOL. SIII-NO. 27. «rt'iwhinj)to« j?t;nuliivtl. 1H ISSfKI) KVKHV RATt'llllAT MOItNINn IIV JOHN MILLER MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Niilt«crl|>tt(iii llulon •P«»r annum s:i iki " six months 2 OU lUlci I V"»nt* square. one insertion $2 (10 If tell additional insertion 1 «0 Lltisines. cards, jmr «|iiart«r 0 1") •• •• annum 15 DO rr A liberal deduction will l>e made in fa vor nf those who advertise four »<|Uari;B..or upwards, by the year. iiy notices will lie eharired to the at torney or olliucr authori/inj; their insertion. Cl7*Advertisements sent from a distance anil transient notices, must he accompanied liy the cash. G~7~ Announcements of birllls. marriages aiel deaths, inserted free of charge. il/ - Obituary notices, or '•poetry" append ed to marriages or deaths. will iie efiarui d imi'-hair our regular advertising rules. We will not lierc.ifter deviate from tliis rule. r!y itlanUs. IJillheaU. Cards. <' ilaloirucs. Circulars. Hills of Far-. I'. s! rs. Pamphlets Programmes. ,Vc.. printe I a reasonahle rates Ofi'k k I 'urner of Second and Washington S. reels. TIIE Woa\-(H T FONT OF TVPIi I'm sitting l>.v my desk. (iciuge, He fore 111! 1 nil I lie lloor There lies a worn-out font of typo, Knll twenty thousand si'iiici And III:IMV 111 mths have passed. tienr^o, Ninee tiit*v wi'it hriuhl .'nut new. Ami muiiy arc the tales they've told The lalse, the .strange, the true. XVhut tales ill honor they have tokl, (•I'teiii|iest::■ 111 of wnel; : or nnird r in tin iiiiilni<r|it hour. Of war lull many a 'spiekl" Of ships that, lost away at sea, Weill 1111 w u lie fore the I last : (>f stilled erics of nuony, As life's last iimmt nts passed. Of earthquakes ami nf suicides. Of roLrui'.s il< st met ion plottiny. Of hank defaulters. broken hanks, Aii'l liaiikimt systems rotlcn. of I toilers hursiiiej. sti amhoats snaked, of ri'i's. il l I-i foa j;it; O, rohli 'is with their prey esenped, O.'thieves. their liooly euujflil. •Of tl » 1 mI lire, anil accident. I 'i-iiut I v pes have tolil. \ ii.i ' • p -tit-nee lias swept i - \ • '1 anil the old ; "'ji.-u of l ilt lis anil deaths, ■ please or \ e x us: o. <'i ■ ■ . jumping overboard, An ■' i. ■ tii Te .an. I : 1 \ i 'v how sweet Summer days »I ' • .; ' I from our view : \ 1 urn's chilli'iii v. iiuls have swept '•l o.vla I toi«nt ihrouirli : l« .IEI I'S SNOW halh eoine J i d fiollc - I'a > i-'ii ot storm aril strife - Ami In \\ t lie inilinir S| i hath wailiud The | ;:h Jlnwci.-. I ack lo li.'e. I cau l pre'i nd to mention half My inky friends liax e t< Id. Sinee shining hriahl and beautiful They issued from the mold II y\\ unto X- II lie I hey jov have brought. .To <>t hers i;i i. I and li ai s; Yet failhfull ,\ the record kept Of fast receding years. Tiik Qri:i:N Bin:.—When n queen boo is forcibly taken away from the hive, the bees whic!i are near her at tho time do not a] ]>e ir tensib'e of her alienee, and the labors of the hive are oaj'i'i< d 4)11 as usual for a lime. It is seldom be fore the lapse of ail hour that, the work ing bees begin to manifest any symp toms of uneasiness. They are then ob served to quit the larva- which they had been feeding one run about in great ag itation to and fro; and 011 meeting such of their companions as are not yet aware of the disaster which has befallen them, communicate the iu'ol!i"-onr"> by crossing their antenna-and striking light ly W.th them. 'J he bees which receive the news become in turn agitated, and spread the alarm further. All the in habitants now rush forward, oagorlv seeking their lost queen. But finding search useless, they appear to become resigned to their misfortune, the tumult wubsides, and if there are worker eggs or young larva) in the cell, preparations are made to supply the loss by raising n now queen, and* the usual labors of the hive arc resumed.—.li/wni'iiii lice Journal. Last fall John Foster, of Boston placed sl,OllO in the hands of the chief of police to be loaned to such working girls as had persons depending on them for assistance, and who would prefer to accept the money as a loan rather than as a gift. No security but tlio word of the borrower was required, and tho sums loaned were to be kept twenty years, without interest. Miss Jennie Collins was requested to select such girls as, 111 her judgment, were worthy to receive aul, and thus far about fortv have been assisted. 0110 of our exchanges givos the following conundrum: " Why is it that a young fellow and his girl can sit in the parlor until after midnight without making noise enough for the old folks to hear them through the partition, but can t sit in a public, place livo minutes without annoying tho whole house with their gig-ling and talk?" -.j?®*" O, the snore, the beautiful snore, nlhng her chamber from ceiling totloor! Over the coverlet, under tiie sheet, from her dimpled chin to her pretty feet. Now rising aloft like a bee jn June; now sunk to tho wail of a cracked bas soon' \ ,v, (lute-like subsiding, then ri .■•••■iiin, is tho beautiful snore of Hi:isaboth Jaoo, DKiOTBI) TO XEWRi POLITICS, TUB I)IfiSEMI\ATIO\ OF I'SCFI'L INFORMATION AND TUB PROMOTION OF TUB RUST INTERESTS OF WASHINGTON TERRITORY* OLYMPIA, AVASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 10, 1873. Served Her Right. Mrs. Sampson was to liave a sewing party fit her house on Thursday after noon, and on the previous day she re solved to run in at the Dale mansion and unite Mtugarct uciifr nd. Presum i;i .: on her intimacy she run up stairs, tapped on Margaret's door, and hearing no response, opened the door and En tered. Xo one was there, and sitting down for a moment her attention was attracted to some packages of papers lying in a Work-basket. She took them in her hand and read on the margin of one, "Compliments of Dr. MeCroud," and dallying a moment longer she went away. Margaret Dale was a true scion of nn old Knickerbocker family, and had a sense of pride and justice in about equal measure. At this time she was only convalescent from a very severe and dangerous illness, through which she had been cared for by Dr. McCroud, a sturdy old Scotchman, old enough to be her father, with some extra years, lie took her on her first rides, and now and then brought her English and Scottish papers to read; and they were these which Mrs. Sampson had seen in Margaret's work-basket. It is quite unnecessary to analyze the character of Mrs. Sampson. She has her counterpart in nearly every neigh borhood but llourishes best in small villages. She possessed a lively imagin ation, was fond of gossip, not from any wrong motive, but indulged her tongue in many careless, thoughtless remarks. (iossip is always a patch-work busi ness, and nobody had a greater faculty for putting " this" and " that'' together than had dame Sampson. She knew, everybody knew, that old Dr. Croud lived very unhappily with a very un happy wife. The respective families of each came over from Scotland together, with the young people—then very young —alii.meed. The young man began his battle with life bravely, and after much hard work and intercourse with the world, and feeling the new develop ing of his powers and feelings, discov ered that his fiancee was not fit all the woman to satisfy either his head or his heart, lint he was honorable. Ho told the girl that, lie no longer loved her, but would keep his engagement to marry her if she insisted upon his so doing. Tho girl did insist, as well as her parents, and they were married. So it is not at all remarkable that Mrs. Mc- Croudshould l ea very unhappy woman, or that people should talk about Dr. MeC'roud's domestic infelicities. Butno one could point to a single fact reject ing upon his honor as a man or a phys ician. Then Mrs. Sampson knew —as did everybody else - tl.it Margaret was an heifoss, eared very in tie for men, and had discarded would-be lovers by the dozen. She had a strong, vigorous mind, with very little sentiment, which, howevei, is nil excellent thing in wom an; and the sturdy good sense and lack of nonsense that characterized the straightforward Scotch doctor, made him peculiarly acceptable to her, both as physician and friend. Putting what she knew of both to gether, and adding what her imagina tion contributed, Mrs. Sampson con eluded she had made a social discovery, and so 011 the afternoon of her sewing party, led the conversation upon Mar garet Dale, her illness, her wonderful recovery, in which, of course, the other ladies joined. After Margaret had been pretty thoroughly discussed, Dame Sampson, who had been watching for a favorable opportunity to give vent to her suspicions, said with a sigh: " What a pity it is that she is throwing herself away on Dr. McC'roud!" It was equal to the bursting of a bombshell in tho social camp. The women, startled and mystilied, were eager with interroga tions, which led tho way for the hostess to detail lier suspicions, in proof of which sU exhibited the fact of the newspapers and the marginal pencil ing. Thus were the seeds sown for 11 tilst-elass scandal, although not one of the number entertained the slightest doubt of tho great good sense, honor and integrity of Margaret Dale. Olio little woman wanted, with all her soul, to defend Margaret from such allegation, but sho lacked tho courage aiul BO remained silent. Sbe was quite like the ecoros of namby-pamby friends we all have, whose lack of righteous indignation and spunk are so vexing, and whose friendship is of such dis couraging ralue. But this little faint hearted woman had a conscience, and her own sense of right which was quite as apt to bo wrong, in fact—and the very first thing she did after leaving, was to go straight to Margaret and de tail to her the conversation in regaVd to her. Margaret was " not to tell who told her—no, not for the world." That she promised. Although her Dutch blood was roused to a fury, she was one quick to think and equally quick to act. The idea of allowing such license of tongue to pass unnoticed, never oc curred to her. A woman—and one, too, who had professed friendship for her—had dared to make dishonest in sinuations against her. It was a crime —she should suffer for it. She sent for two men—one her old pastor, and tlio other an old friend of her father's, -fudge Howe. They heard her version of the affair, smiled at her intensity of feeling, and advised her not to notice it at all. She and Dr. McCroud were both too well known to be injured by any such idle gossip, they argued. "But it is not more for myself than for other women I wage war against this gossip crusade," sho exclaimed. Things have come to such a pass that the purity of an angel would not be exempt from the abominable villifying of idle women's tongues. Wo who quietly endure such treatment, only aid and abet in the villainy by encouraging such lawlessness of speech. I'll not be a party to screening of any such vi olation of Christian demeanor. Mrs. Sampson is a very good person to begin on, for she may be a worse gossip some day. Moreover. I should like her to realize the fact that a work-basket may contain needles as well as newspa pers." Next day Mrs. Sampson received a note, which she opened and read: " M.VUAMI::—I have just been informed that I was made the subject of especial conversation at your house 011 Thursday. It will be to vour advantage to make known to me at once your authority for indulging in certain insinuations which you did upon that occasion. MAIUJARET DALE. A thunderbolt would not have more surely transfixed her at that moment than did that leaf of French note pa paper. Her alarm was only equalled by Margaret's indignation. After re covering herself, and looking the mat ter straight in the face, she concluded that she better improve the " advan ! tage" her wrathful ladyship suggested. | "My dear Miss Margaret, she began, after untying her bonnet, " it was only said in the most careless wav. Xo one * thought anything of it." " How do you know?" asked Mar garet, severely. The question confused Mrs. Samp son. i "Why, I—l / shouldn't have thought anything of it." 1 " Hut it seems you did. You entered ! my room during my absence, and made i capital out of what you saw. lam not ito be trilled with. You. must either ! retract every word you said or suffer ; the consequences of a public exposure. : I am acquainted with the whole uircum ! stance, and have uskod counsel." At this Mrs. Sampson quailed, and throwing herself into an abject attitude, declared that she did not iWiVre, and never had for one moment believed that there was anything wrong between Margaret and Dr. McCroud, but that folks i rutiltl say things for talk's sake. " Then let them suffer the conse quences," said Margaret. Mrs. Sampson saw her danger, and in a more piteous tone hoped Miss Dale would not mention the matter to any one. She would ask her pardon—do anything she might suggest, if she would not make a •' fuss'' about it. "But I hnve already spoken to two persons about it," she said. "Oh! I hope you haven't told my husband!" the creature implored.

" No. One -was my pastor, and the other, Judge Howe/' " Oh, Miss Dalcfl" and the gossippv dame was on her knees noSv, " is there no way to hush up thi* unfortunate biw- iness ? I can never look anybody in the face again if you prosecute me for slan der. A court trial is just horrid! Is there no other way ?" To see the miserable creature on her knees imploring for mercy, and so thoroughly penitent for her sins, might have Won pardon from from anybody but Margaret. Mounting her visitor to a chair, she emptied upon her her last " vial of wrath." " Don't think for one mement, Mrs. Sampson, that I supposed that anything you might say would destroy my repu tation. It was your high-handed au dacily in daring to set an insinuation afloat that Iso much objected to. It is a great and shameful humiliation for a woman to be forced to ' eat her own words' in a public court; and because of this, and your evident regret, I do suggest another mode of reparation. It is this: Never again, so long as you live, are you to speak slanderously of an absent person, or allow such license of speech in your house to pass unpro hibited and uurebuked. Do you prom ise " I promise," she said. " Moreover," added Margaret, " if I hear of your having broken this con tract, it shall not be too late to make you suffer the other punishment. Your tongue has been dipped in the poison of slander and gossip, and it will be hard work for you to clean it. You'll need the grace of God to help you, but if you gossip less you will have more time to pray. You may go now." She went. But although hating Margaret thereafter, as it would be quite in keeping with human nature to suppose, she was "both too proud and too polite to allow her circle of friends to know it. And to keep tip the delu sion she made a large party, and sent Miss Dale an invitation. Margaret dressed herself with the greatest care and adornment. " I only came for the sake of my rrry dear friend, Mrs. Sampson, who I knew would feel so badly if I did not conic! - ' she said in reply tf> sonic comments from the ladies of that Thursday after- noon sewing circle. 'J hey appreciated the sarcasm, and possibly profited by it. Margaret re mained at the party for an l'uour and then left. Her acquaintance with Mrs. Sampson thereafter consisted in con ventional bowing when they happened to meet. A year or two later Dr. McCroud died. It was a custom with Margaret to carry llowers 011 certain days to place 011 the graves of friends in the country a mile or two from town. On one of these occasions it occurred to her that her good old doctor's widow—vixen as she was -might like to visit his grove; so stopping at her gate she invited her to take a seat in the carriage and ride out with her, which the widow did. When they had arrived at the doctor's grave, the widow said, abruptly: " Miss Dale, I've an apology to make to vou." "0!i, I think not," said Margaret. " Won't you take some of these flowers and arrange them yourself?" " He never liked mr," she went on " but I thought he did you, more than he ought, with his own grown up sons and daughters every day as old as you " 01), but you wronged him, my good woman," Margaret exclaimed. "Oil, I know it now, Miss Dale, I know it, and that's why I thought I ought to apologize. But he was awful trying. And here's his grave. I s'pose I ought to get over all those old hateful feelings now. I remember one time, that going of a sudden into his room, I found him a fussing before the glass. He was vain as a peacock, and it always made me mad to see it, so I sung out: 4 Yon may pink and pink, and youv'e got to DIE.' And sure enough he has. Ah! well! I think I will put some of those flowers on him. Do you know .Mrs. Sampson? Not much? Well, I think 'twas her who first hinted that the old man was overkind to you. But it's been a long long time since I've heard her speak against any one. £he seems to have lieen converted from her gossiping. That's a good kind of re ligion for folks to get, don't you think so ?" " Excellent/' said Margaret, with smile • A TELEGRAPHIC BLUNDER. Both the Western Union and the At lantic and Paoifio Telegraph Companies have branch offices in the Grand Hotel under the management, respectively, of two young ladies of prepossessing ap pearance. As the business done is not enough to employ their lime, a wire was arranged to run from one office to the other, about fifteen feet apart, and thus they are enabled to talk to each other in the " Universal Language of Morse." Not only do they discuss things in general, but they criticize the actions of guests, and even of customers, when one gets more bus iness than the other. | If one has more gentleman callers I and friends during the day, it creates I a little jealousy, and a biting colloquy i is often the result, for instance: "I am ashamed of you. I was not 'aware that your acquaintance extended I into the sporting fraternity." Explain yourself; I atn acquainted with no ' sports,'as you term them." "Oh, my dear,how innocent we are. Who is that gentleman I saw there a few minutes ago?'' "Shame on you! don't you know a gentleman when you see him ? That is an officer of the company," Oftentimes an outsider is badly cut up, and he knows nothing about it ex cept it be by the traditional iehiness of his left ear. In the midst of their jokes, a few days ago, a nicely-dressed good-looking young man walked into the Grand Hotel and took up his po sition within ear-shot of the instruments, being enclosed behind a newspaper. The ladies innocently concluded he was ignorant of any knowledge of telegraphy aad commenced as follows: " There, now, is a fellow of my choice; tidy as a peach." ■' But not so soft, I hope ?" "No I should judge not. What nice boots he wears, and what a beautiful little foot ?" " I declare, I believe you are in love with him." "Well, what if I am? I have a right to love whom I like I suppose." " Well, I suppose you have, but I cannot see anything so loveable about him, except that diamond ring on liis finger. I will bet you a pair of gloves he's fresh from the Wyoming gold mines." "Oh, no, he ain't. He's to dainty to go hunting gems." " Except he went hunting you to be his wife." " Thauk you! I wish he would." " What would you say if ho were to pop the question?'' " I should be so glad if he would for I could not have the heart to refuse him; would you ?" " No, I don't think I would. He is really handsome." " He's so sweet I could kiss him." "Ask him, and he'll let you." There was a flutter, the paper went on the table, and the unknown advanc ing, hat iii hand, said: "You are both so lovely, I declare I am undecided which to kiss first." Blushing was at a discount. "O! then you are an operator, are you," " I am, madame, and never enjoyed myself so much as while listening to you." " And we knew you were all the time. I saw you once upstairs—and we didn't mean a word we said." Exit masculine operator, considerably amused at the somewhat singular little bit of colloquy. NEW POSTAGE LAWS.— It is announced that the new postage laws, to take ef fect on the Ist of July, cuts off the free circulation of newspapers in the county where published, and also free exchange of newspapers between publishers. But newspapers regularly issued and sent to regular subscribers need not be pre paid at the mailing office. Subscribers may pay at the office of delivery. Fol lowing are the rates established bylaw, payable quarterly: Dailies, 33 cents; six* times a week,Bo cents; tri-weeklies, 15 cents: semi-weeklies, 10 cents; weeklies, 5 cents. All newspapers, ex cept those sent by publishers to regu lar subscribers, must be prepaid at the mailing office; and tlio postage on re gular paper*must be paid in advance in all cases, either at the mailing office or at the office of delivery. A cog-wheel railway ©ohtfpariy has been started in Switzerland, with a capital of two millions: WHOLE NO. 852. HOW SHE STOPPED BORROWING. The subject of borrowing and lend* ing came np in the course of a conver sation with a subscriber living near Ithnca, when he suddenly recollected a fnnny reminiscence of that character which had happened in his own neigh borhood. He said he hud a neighbor whose family were great borrowers but not so distinguished as pay masters — they were always borrowing but seldom if ever returning the exact amount bor j rowed. An old Quaker lady, another i neighbor, who had endured these inva l sions for a long time patiently, hit upon a very philosophical mode of eventually ! putting a stop to the nuisance. Keep ing her own counsel, the next time her good man went to town, he had a sepa rate and express order to purchase a pound of the best tea and also a new canister to put it in; as ho knew she already had plenty of tea and also a canister, he was puzzled to determine what the lady wanted of more tea and a new canister, but his questioning and reasonings elicited nothing more t?;an a repetition of the order. " Jim, did I not tell thee to get me n pound of the best tea and a new canis- Itei ? Now go along and do as I bid thee." And go along lie did, and when ho came home at night the tea and canis ter were his companions. The old lady took them from him with an amused expression on her usual placid features, and depositing the tea in the canister set it on the shelf for a special use. It had not long to wait, for the borrowing neighbor had frequently nso for tho aromatic herb. The good old lady loaned generously, emptying back into the canister any remittance of borrowed teas which the neighbors conscience in clined her to make. Time went on and after something less than the one hund redth time of borrowing the neighbor appeared for " just one more drawing of tea," when the oft-visited tea-canis ter was brought out and found to be empty, and the good old lady and oblig ing neighbor, was just one pound of tea poorer than when she bought tho new canister which now only remained to tell the story. Then she made a little characteristic speech, perhaps the first in her life; she said: " Thou seeijt that empty canister. I filled it for thee with a 2>ound of mv best tea and I have lent it all to thee in driblets and put into it all thou hast sent me in return, and none but thyself hath taken there from or added unto it, and now thou seest it empty; therefore I will say to thee, thou hast borrowed thyself out and I can lend thee no more." THE TALL THINGS MEN HAVE BCILT. —The announcement lms recently been made that a Philadelphia manufacturer is preparing a plan for a column 1,G()0 feet high, to be constructed entirely of iron, in open work, from fhe summit of which the grounds of the centennial exposition are to be illuminated by means of n vast and magnificent Bruin mond light. It will lie the loftiest structure in the world, though possess ing, probably, but little architectural beauty. The tallest thing of tlie kind now in existence is said to be the iron open-work central spire of the cathedral in ltouen, France, which is spoken of as a peculiarly unsightly article. It was erected a few yean ago to replace the beautiful spire dostroyed many years previously by lightning; and though the builders were determined to make it a few feet higher than the celebrated Strasbourg cathedral, their work is pronounced as positively hid eous ns that of their i predecessors was stately and superb. Probably the next highest work of man's hands, aJlowing St. Peter's at Rome to be unequalled, are two chimney's of chemical works in Glasgow, though each of these fall somewhat short of 500 feet. THE POSITION OP A HOUSE. —Houses 1 on streets running nearly north and j south are for preferable to those located ! on those going east and west in a saui tury estimate. In the first, here at the I north of the equator, the sun shines brilliantly in the forenoon on the front; and with nearly equal force in the after noon on the rear. Thus dampness, is expelled and the whole edifice is dry and the air fa,r purer for its solar ex posure. If a house is on an cast and west street, those fronting north are decidedly the . best for a residence, be cause the sun's action on the yard, the kitchen, and usual regions of neglected accumulations, purities and modifies the humid atmosphere that is sure to predominate in yards and the back side of houses whose rear is north of tho street. Thus circumstanced, the back rooms are never so pleasant, cheerful or economically warmed in winter or ventilated in mnniner, as when on the south side. Opening on the street, the front of such gets both light and air by reason of the frequent swing of tho front door. GF" The following sonteac? 01, only thirty-four letters contain' all the letters in the alphabet: " John quickly extem porized five tow bags." iy The magic mirror—A beautiful.. fact lit up with sntiloa.

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