Newspaper of The Washington Standard, May 24, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated May 24, 1873 Page 1
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Ilasl!iMtoit lEf £tanDari). VOL. XIII-NO. 20. Sft-ashingtou Jptmifliinl. 11 ISSUED EYEI'.Y BATUIIDAY 808 NINO BT JOHN MILLER MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Subscription Rata* t Per annum $ 3 no " six months 200 Advertising Rates i One nqilart'. orio insertion $2 00 £<tch additional insertion 1 00 liusiness cards, per quarter 5 00 " " annum 15 00 liberal dedtletioh will ho made in fa- Tor of those who advertise four Hquareu, or upwards, by tlio year. K7" Legal notices \v ill \w charged to the at torney or olfleer authorizing their insertion. Advertisements sent from a distance and transient notices, must be accompanied Uv llie easii. H7" Announcements of births, marriages ami deaths, inserted free of charge. P!7* Obituary notices, or " pactrv" append to marriages or ileal lis. will lie charged iiiic-lialf our regular advcrtisiin; rates. We will not lieroal'ter deviate from this rule. rr?~Hlanks. Hlllhoads, Cards. Catalogues, Circulars. Mills of Fare, Posters. Pamphlets Programmes, &e., printed at reasonable rates Officii- Corner of .Secoiid .'ind Washington *troots. LKAK BY I-KAF THK ROSEN FALL. A POFI'I.AB IUM.AI). Leaf by leaf the roses fall. Drop I>v drop the spring runs dry ; One by one, beyond recall. •Summer roses droop alill die; lint the roses liloom again And the springs wjll gush anew In the pleasant April rain, And the Summer's rnin and dew. ISo in hours of deepest gloom, When tin! ■primes of gladness fail, And the roses in their bloom Droop like maidens w an and pale. We shall tinil some ltopo thai lies, Like a silent green apart. Hidden far from careless eves 111 the garden of the heart. Koine sweet hope to gladness wed. That will spring afresh and new, When grief's Winter •lirtll have tied. tiiving place to rain and dew ; H >ine sweet hope that lircathcd of Spring Through the weary, wearv tiinoi Ituddimc for its hlosHominu In thi'spirit's glorious elinicj PowKim'i. Ailttt'MF.vr. — A few days ftgo a tall, rough-looking mountaineer Entered the Union Knihoad ticket office at Denver, and, through mistake, pur chased a ticket for New York via the Kansas Pacific line, wiled lie wanted to go over the Union Puciltd. He did not discover this fact until after the ticket had been paid for, and on asking the agent to change it, thri latter n'fused to do so. >• " Yon won't change (Ins ticket then, Will you V" " No, sir," replied the agent; " von have your ticket ami 1 have the money for it, and if you want a ticket, over the other route, you will have to hnv if." Vory quietly the stranger twisted his ticket into a small roll; Very serenely he drew from under his right Coat-tail a six-shooter alxwt the dimensions of a inomltiiin howitzer; coolly and deliber ately he stuck the ticket into the muz zle of that six-shooter, and sticking the ttglv looking tiling through the little Square window of the ticket office, and almost in the agent's face, and sneak ing in a tone that left no doulit of his determination, said: " Stranger, thar's that ticket; take it, yourself and change it, oV, by G—d! HI blow it clean through you." The ticket was changed immediately, and without any more words from the hgent, and the mountaineer walked away, saying; " I jest thought I could induce hint lo change his mind a leetlf." HELP YOUBSELF.— FigIit your own battle. Hoo you* owii row". Ask no favors of any one and you'll succeed fivo thousand times better than one ivho is always beseeching some one's patronage. No one will help you as you help' yourself, because 110 one will be so heartily interested in your aftairs. The first step will not be such a long one, perhaps; but, caiviug your Own way up the mountain, you make each One lead to another, and stand firm in that while you chop still another one Out. Men who have made fortunes' are not those who had $5,0(10 givoii thein to start with but started fair with a well earned dollar or two. Men who have, j>y their own exertion, acquired fame, have not been thrust into popularity by puffs, bagged or paid for, or giveu in friendly spirit. They have outstretched their lififtds and touched tho public heart. Men who win love do their wooih'g, 4u>! I never knew a man to fail HO sig nally as oiie who has induced his afl'ec tiouiilo grandmanrtna to speak a good word for him. Whftlher you work for fame, for love, for nlbney, or for any thing else, work with your hands, heart and brain. Say " I will!" and some day you will conquer. Never let any man have it to say. " I have dragged you up." Too many friends hurt 4 inan more than none at all. ~ A worthy old farmer who was being worried iu his cross examination by a lawyer in Maine, exclaimed .Look here, don't you ask a gbod many foolish questions ?" DEVOTED TO NEWS, POI.ITICS, THE DISSEMINATION OF INEPIX INFORMATION AND TIIE PROMOTION OF THE BEST INTERESTS OF WASBINOTON TERRITORY. A Cold in the Head. AND WHAT CAME OF if. " Mustard poultices!' said Mrs. Gra ham, nodding her head di'acularly, "and plenty of Irish moss tea. They'll be sure to set you right after a while. Bit's*? me! a cold in the head is nothing serious. Everybody has 'em nowadays. I suppose it's the changeable weather and tlie fall rains." $2 no . l oo 5 oo .15 00 " Oh, do!" answered Alexander Gra ham, with catarrhal sarcasm j " a gold id the head is dothig. Red dose, head full of buzzing doises, baliogady gol orcd face, paid id your bodes, like so bady dives ad scissors—it's dothig at all!" Holen Graham laughed in spite of herself. " How funny your voice does sound. Aleck,''she cried, gaily i "But never mind; if wo nurse yoU up well, you 11 be nil right before Isabel Tracev's bull. But I wouldn't have her see vdu now for anything. Let me see—what had 1 better do*?" And she laid ono rosy fin ger meditatively on her forehead. "Oh I'll just sit. down and write a little note to tell her that you will not arrive before next week. fli at is the wisest policy. And you would like me to send word to Leonard Applrton that you are here?" " Dear old Leodard!" cried our hero, with as much enthusiasm ashis influenza had left him. " The best ad doblest fellow id the world! Of course I wadt to see Leodard. He'd cobe to nie if I had sball-pox, I do believe!" " And now, before I go out," said his Sister-in-law, coaxinglv. " yoti'li just let me make you comfortable in papa's big easy chair. Dear papa, how fortu nate that ho should chance to bo out of town just now for h week. You can settle down into his nook no cosily, you see. And here's his nico wadded dress ing-gown—a little l«»ng in the skirts for you, to be sure, but that's no matter— and hla nice black velvet skull-cap to keep your ears warm and protect the buck of pour head from anything like a draft, and a till tub full of steaming hot water for your foot. That's right, Bet sey"—to the maid who had brought in the last named article of modern luxury. "Mr. O rah am will ring when h« wishes you to take it away again. Now Aleck, don't be obstinate. A hot bath is the best thing in the world for the feet when one is suffering from a cold in the head. Keep the extremities warm and the trunk will hike care of itself. Dr. Bluepill always says. That's a dear fallow!" as the spiritless* victim help lessly submitted to being denuded of boots and hose. " Yes, yes; I know the water in pretty hot!" in response to a subdued howl; " but you can put your feet in it bv degrees. I shall be gone only about an liouv, and when I come back I will bring tho dried catnip and fresh mustard and the potash lozenges atld oh, ever so many nico things for you." " I abobidato buStard blasters, ad I dode like hotash lozedgesz!" groaned poor Aleck Graham. "Oh, that's all nonsense!" said Hel en, briskly, as one might check a quer ulous child. " Now, be good and quiet, there's a darling, and you shall have chicken broth and port witte an egg beaten up in it—for your lunch when I come back!" And Helen tripped briskly away, leaving lier miserable brother-in-law enwrapped, as it were, in a vaporous halo of palm leaf patterned dressing gown, boiling steam ahd a black vel vet skull-cap. " I suppose this is the way I shall look when I get to be an old man," thought Aleck, as he caught a glimpse of himself in a mirror opposite'. "I don't think I should know myself if it wasn't for tho onjx-seal ring on the little finger of my left hand. Oi, dear! I wonder how Ibug this maddening state of things is to last? Phew! how hot the water is! Ami a lolwter, to be boiled alive?'' and he withdraw his toes with hot haste from the surface of the steaming water, poising thenr, like the claws of a bird, on the of the tub. " Mis®' Tracey's ball indeed! A pretty subject I look for a bail! I Wonder iii she Is BO pretty alter all? And Helen hai faithfully kept the secret of ray moneyed expectations from her, so I shall have the" satisfaction OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY of at. least knowing that she is no for tuhe hunter, and—" Here Mr. Graham's meditations end ed in a brace of prodigious sneezes. "The top of my head is safe!" he thought, rather dubiously, feeling the crested tassel of the black velvet skull cap. " I didn't know but that it had blown off. Confound this thing that keeps getting over, my eye-brows as if I ware going to play at blindman's buff, lielcn's respected papa must have a head the size of Giant Blunderbore's And—Cobc id." The last words were hurled in the direction of the door, upon whose pau els a gentle tap had sounded. " Betty, after the hot water," thought our hero. " She mny have it, and wel come! Cobe id, I say!" ho shouted aloud. The door opened to admit—not Bet ty the f'hainbermaid, as he had confi dently expected, but two young ladies, fair, dimpled an blushing. " Is Mrs. Graham in ?" asked one. " Do, ba'ab, she is dot," Aleck ch swrnl, stilling a yell of anguish which had been momentarily indicated by his dropping both feet in the tin tub, as the more feasible method of hiding them. " How provoking," cried the taller of the two, a blue-eved damsel, with a profusion of flossy yellow hair. '' What shall we do Fannie V" "Just step in a minute and write her a note, of course," the other answered. " You needn't mind that old gentle man, Isabel; he is Mrs. Graham's fath er—as old as the hills and as deaf as fi post, besides being two-thirds blindl" " Horrid old creature!" llapcd the turquoise-eyed damsel. " Such peo plo haven't any business to live." And Aleck, secretly rejoiced at the erroneous conclu ion at which his sis ter-in-law's friend had arrived, shrank st»ll further back into the frielidly re cesses of the big easy chair and blessed the obscuring effect—as far as eyebrows were concern!—of the black velvet skull cap, while he kept up a perpetual os cillating movement with his anguished feet. The young lady whom her friend called " Fannio" advanced smiling to ward him, and ejaculated, in the tone of voice denominated by vocalist' high C." " I—will—write—a—note—if —yon please—sir!'' " Yes* ba'ab, certaidly," atiswored our hero; and Miss Fannie turned to the pretty littld ruse wood writing-desk in the corner, saying irresolutely, at the same time to the lady: " What had I better say, Isabel!" "Oh, what you like,'' listlessly an swered the blonde; I suppose the rich brother-in-law has not come yet. Do you think he is really worth Waiting for, Fannie ?" "Of course he is. Tom Jeffreys says it is a hundred thousand at the very least," the former answered abstract edly biting the tip of her pen. '' Such things are always exagger ated," said the tall beauty, shrugging her shoulders; " and I don't mean to throw myself away on any mere lium bug!" " You horrid, mercenary thing!" said her friehd, latigliitig. '« And poor Leon ard Applegate who is perpetually send ing you bouquets that he can't afford and engaging opera boxes at twelve dol lars per niirht. ' Isn't it a rather shabby way of treating him, to throw him over after all." "Don't speak so lond," said Isabel, irritably, with a glance in the direction of the animated head by the chimney piece. "Why not? Old Cruniply can't hear a single word we say. Don't I tell you he ia stone deal',- and has been so for the last ten years; "\\ alls have ears!'' said the tall young lady. " But of bourse I never intended any thing serious with Leonard Apple ton. A briefless lawyer, an author whose manuscripts are invariably re turned, with thanks—l Should think you would know me better than that, Fannie liesgrove." " But he is in if ever a loVc stricken swain was." " I dare say. My lowers generally are." '' And you will end by breaking his heart if you go on itf this sort df SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1873, For he has a heart even if he has no fortune,' slit; added lightly. "How can I help that? No, no; this poor Leonard Appleton must be sent about his business. A catch like Alexander Graham don't come along ever}' day in tlie year! I don't doubt he is a great, red-headed blundering, Scotchman," sbe added laughing " but money is money, Fannie, you knoW, and we society girls must have an eye to the main chance!" " Dokeopstill, then," said Miss Hes gl'dve tartly. " How do you suppose I cau write while you keep up such a chattering. Whatareyourunnnagingall your pockets for now?" she added, her attention momentarily distracted in spite of herself. " I do believe," cried Miss Isabel, in breathless horror, " that I've left that bottle of liquor rouge on the counter at the druggest's. And what am I ever to do for a complexion at the matinee this afternoon?" "Is that all ? We can stop as we go back." " And ask for Miss Tracy's bottle of liquid rouge—that would be charming." " The druggist isn't u fool,' said Fan Kesgrove, dryly. " W ill you let me finish my note?' "And we 11 order a fresh box of cig arettes," calmly observed the young lady of the period. "I really don't feel like myself without my morning smoke !" A shudder stirred the folds of the wadded dressing-gown. Mr. Graham liked his own cigar ; but the idea of beholding the blue smoke-wreaths issu ing from a woman's rosy lips! Forbid the idea— it was little shorfc of sacrilage! And this was the beautiful Isabel Tracy, whom he had come to New York cx prassly to fall in love with. A heart less flirt, who used liquid fugue and believed in cigarettes. It was simply horrible—that was what it was! Miss Kesgrove finished her note, directed it in violet ink, superscribed it after the latest fashion, and the two young ladies swept out of tlio room with no more ceremonious parting greeting to the figure in the easy chair than a cold nod; and 110 sooner had the door closed behind them than Aleck Graham jumped up, overturning the tin foot tub in his glee, and performed a tri umphant pas scul on the hearth-rug, flinging the skull-cap half across the room and recklessly endangering the skirts of the dressing robe against the coals of the red-hot grate. "Blessed be the colds in the heads!" ho cried, in the best voice he could command. Blessed be—" But hero he paused abruptly. Miss Fannie Kesgrove had opened the door and paused, amazed and wonder-strick en, upon the threshold, her eyes riveted on the strange sight she beheld. '' I—l believe I left my glove on the desk," she faltered, momentarily re gaining the gift of speech, and snatch ing up a little pink-tinted Jouvin, she beat as rapid a retreat as was practica ble. And Aleck could hear lier hyster ical voice in the hall below. " Isabel, Isabel! what shall we do? It's a tall young man, with black, curly hair, and a straight nose; and he's dancing borefoot about the room. Do you suppose it's some crazy man ?" "Hold your tongue, Fannie! cried her friend, sharply; It's Alexander Graham, my dear, en masquerade, and my cake is all dough this time!" "I should rather think it was, my dear," waH Mr. Graham's mental com ment on these words. " And serves you right for amusing yourselves with the tortures of my poor friend Apple ton. Upon my word, it strikes me that this whole affair is a mighty jolly lark, take it for all in all." But Miss Isabel Tracy did not look upon it in exactly the same light. Mr. (iraliam rocovered triumphantly from the cold in his head, thanks to the mustard draughts, potash lozengers, and plenty of Irish m*>m tea; Wt h6 did not attend Miss Tracy's party. And that unfortunate girl of the period is on the qui rive for a matrimo nial partner, with the requisite amount of capital/ _ SSC An' lowa man locked his mar riageable daughter in her own room, but her lover got her out by writ of habeas corpus and nituxicd her. A WOMAtf fAfiMER. The story of a young woman in Illi nois is Worth reading in these days of ranch prattle (about woman's rights) and little practical performance. The nume of the damsel we know naught of, save that its initial letter is A. Of her locality we are simply informed that she lives and labors iti Illinois. This maiden was a student in " a leading young ladies' seminary." Her father died, leaving a farm considerably mort gaged, and a widow whose health did not permit her to manage the estate profitably, whereupon our energetic young woman bid farewell to the lead ing seminary, and became practically bucolic. She had eighty acres to man age—half of it well broken iii, and half of it rich land, but,liable to overflow. The barn had been recently burned, and all the fencing was in bad order. Such was the position when, tlie young lady left the seminary and turned farm er. She had one liorse; sho borrowed another, and a friend helped her by the loan of implements. Thus provided, she has accouipUsbed somewhat. Wearing a gymnastic suit, with a broad-brimmed hat, gloves and boots, made to order, she plowed; she directed the removal of the stumps of trees; she assisted in drilling the wheat; sho even helped to fell trees, and is reported to use an ax beautifully. She has eight acres in grass and twelve in orchard; she raised twenty-three acres of Winter wheat in 1872, and would have had from three to live acres more, but for the failure of a horrid, inefficient man, who failed to cut it in time. In all, she got 4">o bushels of wheat, weighing (12 pounds to the bushel. Most of the home farm is cultivated in corn, though there are eight acres of grass and twelve of orchard. Our Pomona in 1872 sfold 100 barrels of apples, and recently had 150 barrels in the cellar. Poor young woman! All has not been bright with her. She had her little sorrows, like the rest of woman kind; she has been compelled to mourn over one horse drowned and another stolen; she has been bereaved of a colt, and her pigs were a failure. But upon the whole the Providence which pre sides over agriculture has smiled upon her. She is gradually paying off the mortgage bequeathed to her her sire. She lias forty acres of wheat sown for the coming year. £he has taken excel lent enre of her widowed mother, of her fatherless little brother, and of a smaller si iter. We wish that we knew her name. Against all our typograph ical riiles, we should be tempted to print it in large capitals. It is aggra vating to be forced to speak of her simp ly as Miss A. The letter, however, is a good letter, standing at the head of the alphabet, and it is suggestive of A No. 1. The tender interest which she has excited in our own heart is suffi ciently indicated by the fact that we have before mentioned her, though all too briefly, as we were not then in pos session of all the pleasant facts. STARTIXO A HENNERY. — A story is told about a Yankee who lately settled down in Jlie West. He went to a neighbor, and thus accosted him: " Wa'al I reck on you ain't got no old hen or nothin' you'd loan me for a few weeks, have you. neighbor V" " I will lend you one with pleasure," replied the gentleman, picking out the very finest one in the coop. The Yankee took the hen home, and then went to another neighbor and borrowed a dozen eggs. He then set the lien, and in due course of time she hatched a dozen chickens. The Yankee was again puzzled, he could return the hen, but how was he to return the eggs? Another bright idea. He would keep the lien ilntil she had laid a dozen eggs. This he did, and then returned the hen and egg to the gentlemen who owned them, remarking as he did so: " Wa'al, I reckon I've got as fine a dozen chickens as you ever laid your eyes on, and they didn't cost me a cent; nutlier." In the city of Halifax there dwelt a lawyer, crafty, subtle and cute as a fox. All Indian of the Miami tribe owed him some money. The lawyer had waited long for the tin.. His pa tience at last gave out, and ho' threat ened the Indian with law-suits, proces ses and executions The poor red man got scared and brought the money to his creditor. The Indian: waited, expecting tho lawyer would write a receipt, "What are you waiting for?" said the lawyer. " Receipt," snid the Indian. " A receipt," said the lawyer, " re ceipt ? Can you understand the nature of a receipt? Tell me the uso of one and I will give it to you." The Indian looked at him a moment and then said: "S'pose may be me die; me go to heben; me find the gate locked; me see the 'postle Peter; he say, « Simon, what you want?' me say, ' U'ant to get in; he say, ' You pay Mr. J. Dat money?' what me do? I 'hab no receipt! hab to hunt all ober ht-TI to find you'' TTe cot T receipt WHOLE NO. 654. THE WAR OP THE SAGES. The Facts of the Bloody I»«ne lit Qraat* Tho N. Y. Ilnrald gives the following facts concerning the war of races in Grant Parish, Louisiana: It appcars.that Grant parish or county was recently formed out of a part of the large parish of liapi<les on the Red River, above Alexandria, and that, while the new parish or county was named in honor of President Grant, its county Beat, a small hamlet, was named after the then Vice President, Colfax—Grant and Colfax being thus associated with the creation of the new parish. Next, it appears that, by accident, ignorance, neglect or design somewhere, the re turns of the last State election for this now parish were not officially reported, both sots of the local candidates con cerned claimed to be elected; that they both appealed at length to Governor Kellogg at New Orleans for a decision, and that ho advised the contesting par ties to settle* tho controversy among themselves. Tho fusionists or anti-Kel log faction were then in possession of the county offices. Both factions, dis appointed, returned to New Orleans in anything but a condition for a com promise; and, to make short work of the matter, some two wfeeks ago a negrp by tho name of Ward, with a baiid of ignorant nnd credulous negro followers, took armed possession of the court house (formerly a sugar house), pro ceeded to throw up intrenehments, and drove or frightened tho whites from the settlement and from-all the neighbor hood within a circle of twenty or thirty • miles from tho military headquarters of ard and his anuy of invasion and occupation at Colfax. The resort to arms and war thus en forced upon the whites was promptly adopted, attd tlidr siege, storming anil capture of tho court house at Colfax, according to the details so far received, was •' short, sharp and decieive." The hostile blacks, numbering, in the outset, from four to five hundred, were first driven into their citadel, and then, the court houso being set on fire, they, in their efforts to escape, were exposed to a discharge of musketry, from i>tbieh eighty or a hundred of them were kil ed and many wounded. Their ringleader) it appears, escaped, and all tho surviv ing blacks of the locality, after this ter rible defeat, quickly disappeared. EFFECTS OF VEGETABLE PERFUMES ON HEALTH. —An Italian professor lias made souie very agreeable medical researches; resulting in the discovery tbat veg etable perfumes exercise n positively healthful influence on the atmosjihere, converting its oxygen into ozone, and thus increasing its organizing influence.- The essences found to develop the larg est quantity of ozone are those of cher' J ry, laurel, cloves, lavender, mint, juni per, lemons, fennel and bergaraot. Those that give it in smaller quantity are anise, nutmeg and thyme. The flowers of the narcissus, hyacinth, mig nonette, heliotrope and lillj of the val ley develop ozone in elozed vessels. Flowers destitute of perfume do not develop it only in small quantities; Reasoning from these facts the pfofeasor recommends the cultitation of flowers in marshy districts, and in all places infested with animal emanations, on account of the powerful oxidizing influ ence of ozono. The inhabitants of such regions should, he says, surround their houses with beds of the most odorous flowers.- CADLTSUIP. —lt is commendable to note that this year a great many Con-- gressmen, instead of appointing one of their relations to a cadetsliip at \Vest Point, have thrown the doors open to a competitive mi nation, whereby the best scholar secures the poet/ awT whereby also, the best talent is gained for the United States array. But this really ought to be universal. There is no reason why Congressmen should bq allowed to say who' shall and who shall' uot be the future officers of the army/ The scholars in the various Congress sional districts should be allowed, to compete for positions, both at West' Point and Annapolis. UNEASY ULYSSES-. —President Grant Las been traveling in the West recently, running into St. Louis on Friday. He seems to be feverish and uneasy all the time, und the cares of the executive office, we should judge, receive Very little of his attention. His aids and iiulitary assistants at the White it is evident, " run the machine, soon as C ongress adjourned he started for the great Philadelphia Club House and had a good time. .A week or so later he went to New YoVk and diced with his friend Tom Murphy. He illus trates civil service reform—in a hurry. —Y. y. iVi'in); Gth iiuU. An Indiana man is naming his children after the New England States- He now has Blaine, New Hampshire. Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island,. with a flattering prospect Of Connecticut.- . •« r It is remarked as af.iet of significance that thu war.of wirepin jtajUfaaiut <>c c'Tt-ed »t Cc*tnx in the parish of iTtmii. ' * f.. *- I »f

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