Newspaper of The Washington Standard, June 21, 1873, Page 1

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tiasliiMta-iSI StfttiDarii. VOL. XIII—NO. 3-3. trt tssCEb EVERY SATTItDAY MOHNISO BY JOHN MILLER MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Mutiirrlptlnii Itnteal fa'r minimi . $3 00 •• six months 200 Ail verlUliiff Rate* i One square. one insertion $2 00 Knoll additional insertion ... 1 00 Business canls, per quarter 5 oo •' " " annum 15 00 IX7" A liberal deduction will be made in fa vor of those who advertise fonr squares, or •upwards, by the year. PC?" Legal notice* will lie charged to the at torney or otlleer authorizing their insertion. [TV" Advertisements sent from a distance and transient notiees, must be accompanied by the cash. U7" Announcements of births, marriages ami deaths, inserted free of charge. tT7"Obituary notiees. or "poetrv" append ed to marriages or deaths, will be eharired ime-halfour regular advertising rates. We will not hereafter deviate from this rule. r.~7~ Itlnnks. Billheads. Curds, Catalogues, Circulars, Hills of Fare. Posters, Pamphlets Programmes. Ac., printed :»t reasonable rates OFFICE -Corner of Second and Washington Streets. A Race with Death. " Sir. you're an nss!" "Sir,l'm not. I came here to sue for your daughter's hand, and —" " And you expect me to give my daughter to a.man who, whatever may be his other qualities, has not a copper in the world to bless himself with!" " I know I have no money at present, (sir; but 1 linve hopes—" " A pretty thing to begin housekeep ing on! Supposing you were married do you wish to live or die, the day af ter?" " Live, sir, of course!" " Why or course? To live you want food; if you want food you want money; and as you have no money, you get no food; and no food means starvation! do you see that, sir?" " Yes, sir; but—" "But! There's no lint in the case, now take a bit of advice from ine, Mor timer, as ono of your oldest friends. j;o and earn a living; and when you can show me that, you ean support my daughter if I give her to you—mind you. if —I shall he ready to talk to you. (lood morning. Bah!" and the testy but pood nntured old gentleman stumped out of the room, leaving me speechless sitting on the edge of a chair with my hat in my hand. All niv hopes had been ruthlessly dashed to the ground. I had expected to argue the point with Mr. Havering, as Jessie, his daughter, had assured me that it would be all right if I only put the matter properly before him. We had mutually agreed that ho would be sure to give his consent, and had laid no end of plans for the future, in which every thing but the question of money had been exhaustively considered. The abrupt manner in which this had now been brought lip disconcerted me not a little, and I left tho room not quite so certain that I did not resemble that good-natured but otherwise enreliable quadruped to which Mr. Clavering had likened me in tho course of our con versation. At the door I met Jessie, with an ex pression of mingled anxiety and curi osity on her countenance. " Well, Jack, what did papa say?" " That I was au ass, Jessie!" " Oh, I hope you did not quarrel. I was afraid there was something Wrong, as I hoard him ordering deviled kidneys for lunch, and he never does that unless lie's in a passion." " Jessie, the old gentleman, asked me how we were going to live." "Well, did you not tell him in a little cottage, with a garden in front, and a piggery, and a kitcheu-garden, and a fowl-house, and a little diary, and—" "Yes, yes; but that's not what he meant. He wanted to know where all the money was to come from to pay for all this." " Why, you wore to provide the mo ney, of course. You were to earn it." ~ Certainly; but your futher wanted to know how." "How? Well you would—there now, you ought to know best, surely. Don't you?" " No, I don't, Jessie, and I think we ought to have thought of this before." " Jack, I don't wondor papa got in a passion with you, you're so stupid. I have a great miud to get augry with you myself." DEVOTED TO NEWS, POLITICS, THIC bISNKMINATION OF ISEHI, INFORMA+IOfi AND THE PROMOTION OF THE BEST INTERESTS OF WASHINGTON TERRITORY. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1873. " But, sweetheart;, don't you really think we ought to have considered how we were going to buy what we wanted ?" " That was your business, not mine; and Jack, if you look ttt ine like that I'll box your ears." " No, you won't! I think you're all in a very bad temper this morning." "Do you? Now I tell you what it is, Mr. Jack. Till you find out how we're going to get« money to live on I won't have anything mora to say or do with you at all. Don't come near me now. I don't love you a bit; I never shall, and I never did! And, Jack, when you have found out how, you 11 come and tell me first, won't you ?" And away dashed Jessie, leaving me at the garden gate, to which we had walked during our conversation. It was a lovely spring morning. All nature seemed in ecstasy at the pros pect of approaching summer. I alone was sad. I could not help feeling that I had made a mistake, and that I must have lowered myself considerably in the estimation of old Mr. Clavering bv appearing so thoughtless and in considerate. True, I was but nine teen, nnd having lost my father early, had been brought up and educated by my mother alone, and so perhaps had rather less knowledge of the world than I should have acquired had I been sent to public a school or to the univer sity. My position was by no means a bad one. The only son of a distin guished military officer, who was not wealthy, but left what little he had to his v.idow during her lifetiaie. I might be said to have possessed a good edu cation, and what was perhaps better, fair prospects. I had been invited by Mr. Clavering, who was an old military comrade of my father's, to spend a month with him at his resilience at Morecome Bay. During my stay I had learned first to like and then to love his daughter Jessie, and when my visit approached its termination had not only declared inv love, but had asked permission to marry, with what result is known. Having been always tol erably well supplied with money, I had never yet been brought face to face with the great educator of human ity—the necessity of earning one's bread—and was, therefore, rather ig noraut of some of the principal duties of life than unmindful of them. The bluff, common-sense of Jessie's father hud compelled me to consider matters from a practical point of view, and I perhaps was more angry with myself than with any one else. I walked 011, but finally resolved to return to the cottage and saddle Moro for a ride. Moro had been my father's charger, and had been left me, with particular instructions as to his care. He was a splendid horse of jet-black color and enormous strength. By the kindness of my host I had been allowed to bring him with me, and many a pleasant ride had I had on his back with Jessie Clav ering. As I re-entered the pleasant garden attached to the cottage I strove in vain to catch a glimpse of Jessie, and reached the stable without having met anybody but the old gardoner, who saluted me with the usual " How 'ee do Sur!" I was soon by the side of Moro, who gave a neigh of delight as I catered. It did not take me long to put on his saddle, and as I left the yard I learned from the old groom that Miss Clavering had ridden out alone about a quarter of an hour bofore me. I was certainly much chagrined at this, and made sev eral mental resolves to be fully re venged as soon as-1 could get a con venient opportunity. I turned down a lane that led to the bridle-path along the top of the cliffy, and letting the reins fall over Moro's neck, abandoned myself to building castles in the air, in which Jessie took a very prominent part. The spot was admirably adapted to meditation. To my left a small wood, through the breaks in which glimpses of the rising upland were caught every now and then, straight ahead a broad expanse of purple heath er, and to my right the rugged steep cliff's, at the foot of which lay a vas tract of -the- sea, owing to the flat shore, retires a distance of nearly four miles; far away in the distance the bright dancing waters, with a sail or two in sight, and over the whole a glorious expanse of blue, across which the light morning air blew a few white scudding clouds. Some three and a half miles from the shore there extended right along the coast a low sand-bank, which was at once a source of pleasure and danger to the inhabitants and the fisherman. When the tide flowed the sea beat against the bank for some time, till at last, with an angry roar, it surmounted the obstacle and came tearing down the incline like a very avalanche. Man; accidents resulting in loss of life had taken place, owing to the ignorance or carelessness of tourists and others, who, lulled into a state of fancied security by the distance of the sea, and, una ware of the peculiarity of the place, would wander about on the sands till overtaken by the tide, when they were placed, as it were in an instant, beyond human assistance, and were invariably lost. Danger mgnals and notices had been put up in every prominent posi tion l>v the authorities, who were ac customed also at the turning of the tide to fire a signal-gun; but, with all that, he sands was so tempting, and the very breeze that wafted across them so delicious, that a day seldom passed without some party or other, generally mounted, venturing upon them. As I looked down I could see nothing but a solitary speck in the distance, which I soon after made out, through a lit tle pocket-glass I always carried, to be a person on horseback cantering along. I paid no particular attention at the time, and continued my way, gathering up the reins as Moro broke into a gen tle trot. I was now on the very edge of the clill's, wliere a single false step would at once have precipitated me on to the sands below, and consequently, al though Moro was wonderfully sure footed and well acquainted with the path, I moved along with considerable caution. The beauty of the scene and the exercise soon dispelled the gloomi ness that had oppressed me, and as iny Mood began to circulate more quickly my spirits rose, and I commenced to sing right merrily. The path now took a sudden turn by a deep gorge, and as I did not wish to go round it, a distance of nearly a mile, I resolved to put Mo ro across it; so, patting him gently on the neck, for I never touched him with a spur or whip, I called to him; the noble old horse understood me at once, and increased his speed. On we went, the pace getting faster and faster, till, at the gorge Moro rose with a splendid bound, and alighted safely on the other side. I now got a full view of the sands again, and found that I was considerably nearer the person on horseback below—in fact, that we had been moving toward one another. At that moment Moro suddenly stopped, and tossing his head in the air, gave a loud neigh. Somewhat astonished at this proceeding, I looked more carefully, and perceived by the flutter of the dress that the person on horseback was a lady, I became more interested, and taking out my glass, discovered that it was no other than Bessie, who had been can tering along on the sands on a mare that her father had lately bought her. Moro had no doubt recognized his stable companion. I debated with myself whether I should return, and, by tak ing a short-cut, meet her on her way home, in order to upbraid her with mis conduct in going out alone. While I was cogitating, Moro uttered a snort of alarm. I looked and beheld a sight that for the moment took away my breath. For some cause or other Bes sie's horse appeared to have taken fright and became unmanageable; all at once it tore away like the wind in the direc tion of the sea. At the same moment I heard the distant boom of the signal gun which announced that the tide was just about to turn. The full horror of the situation now flashed across me; unless the mare could be stopped in time, my love would be overtaken by the sea, and lost before my very eyes. A cold chill took possession of me and for a moment I sat motionless. Bessie's figure was already becoming smaller as she was borne rapidly onward. "Now or never, Moro!" I said, as I rose in the stirrups; and the gallant old horse seemed to understand me, for he im patiently pawed the air with his fore feet. The Aext thing was how to get upon- the sands. "The gorge} oh, tbtf gorge!" I touched Moro, and in a few seconds we had reached it. It was a frightful declivity, and the descent seemed impossible; yet it was my only chance, and I determined to make the attempt. Carefully, and with great caution, I guided Moro, and after a few moments of agonized suspense gained the sands. I knew I had only one course before me —to pursue the mare, and then attempt to race the tide. " Moro!" I shouted; " Moro! we ride to save my love!" Moro shook himself as if he knew what a tremend ous effort was demanded of hiin, and settled down to his work. By this time

Bessie was quite half the distance to warl the sea. Would I reach her in time ? In order to lighten the weight, 1 tkrew away my overcoat, my hat, coat and waistcoat. I called upon Moro; he seemed to fly. We were gaining upon the mare evidently, but still the awful question rose to my lips, " Would it lie in time ?" I could already hear the roar and surge of the waters, and the rising wind warned me that the tide would that morning probably ex ceed ite usual height. My blood was thoroughly up. I determined to either save ny love or to perish with her. We were now but half a mile apart. I shouted until I was hoarse, but all to I no effect, for the wind was dead in our j faces. Moro seemed to participate in Imy excitement, and strained every | nerve to overtake the mare. We were not more than two hundred yards dis tant from the sand-bank, against which the waves were dashing with unwonted force. Another second and the mare would have passed the bank, be over whelmed by the raging waters, and all would be lost. I screamed in my ago ny. I thought I heard a low wail in response. I shut my eyes, as I could not bear to look, but opened them again immediately; as Moro gave a whinny of pleasure. "Ah! what is that?" The mare had stumbled and thrown Bessie, and then plunged wildly, in her terror nnd fury, into the waves. In an Instant I was alongside my love, had dismounted and was kneeling by her. "Bessie! Bessie! oh, my darling, j are you dead ? Oh, speak to me!" Af -1 ter a few moments, which seemed to me an age of torture, she opened her eyes, and said, faintly, "Jack, my best be loved, save yourself; the tide will be over the bank in a second or two. Give my love to dear papa." Then, ex hausted, she fell back in a dead faint. I tore my hair in despair; I raved like a madman. What could Ido ? At last I became calmer, for a desperate resolve had taken possession of me. Moro should have a double burden, and we would try and outstrip the tide; we would race with death! I soon placed my darling across the sad dle, and leaped up behind her just as the first spray came dashing over the bank. I knew not an instant was to be lost. We started for the chore. I patted Moro. I said to him, " Moro, you bore my father through the ranks of death at Balaklava. Oh, save his son!" To add to my agony, I now perceived that a storm was impending. The sky was overcast; heavy drops of rain began to fall, and everj- now and then a lurid flash lit up the darkling air. We were now but two miles from the shore, and if I could only reach the gorge in time, I knew we were saved. I called again upon Moro. The noble horse for the first time ut tered signs of distress. A new terror now seized me—would Moro's stengtli last ? I turned and looked, and through the blinding rain saw, to my horror, that the sea was already breaking over the bank. It would be upon us al most directly. I urged Moro on afresh, but the poor animal appeared unable to increase his speed. Boom! boom! "Ah! what is that? Thank God, we have been observed, and they are hasten ing to our help!" The signal-gun! " Moro, my Moro, but a few seconds longer!" We tore along. Bessie still lay insensible in my arms. The cliffs now rose frowning before us. Another hundred yards and we are saved. "On, Moro, on! I hear the roar of the de scending tide." Once more I turned, and as the lightning flashed, saw the waters raging and surging almost at the horse's heels. At that moment Moro staggered. The sea was on us and over ua I heard a ringing in my ears. I gave one last, one agonized shriek, and remembered no more. I awoke and found myself in a warm bed, surrounded by compassionate faces. Mr. Clavering come forward. " You must not excite yourself, my boy," he Baid. " Bessie is well." "And Moro?" I asked. " Is well too," he said. Do you want to know whether I mar ried Bessie ? If you do, go to More combe Bay, ask for the Hawthorns, and maybe you'll see an old black mili tary charger, almost blind, with two or three curly-headed little urchins on his back, all laughing and clapping their hands as he carries them daintily up and down the path. TELEGRAPHIC. LATER FROM TOE ATLANTIC STATES. WASHINGTON, June 12.—The Secre tary of the Interior today decided, un der the sixth section of act of Congress granting land to aid in the construc tion of the Northern Pacific Railroad, that the filing of the map of the gen eral route protects the company from settlements within the granted limits. June 12. —The Secretary of the Na vy, having concluded his examination of the survivors of the Polaris, has commenced the preparation of his re port. The result of the investigation will show, First, That Captain Hall died a natural death. Second, That the parting from the Polaris by Captain Tyson ai d his men was purely acci dental, that no blame on this account attaches to Captain Buddington, that to a great extent the objects of the ex pedition were accomplished before the death of Captain Hall—that is, that he reached a point of latitude not attained by any other Arctic explorer. Fourth, That the Polaris will return here be fore the end of summer. MEMPHIS, June 11.—There were 24 interments today against 18 yesterday. "There is but little excitement with re gard to cholera, and it is believed the ruin of last night will have a good ef fect. NEW YORK, June 12.—The Graphic publishes an extract from a private let ter dated Rome, May 15th, which tells of a rumor prevalent in that city that Pope Pius IX. died some daysprevious; that his place is filled by a bold, astute priest named Abbate Minati ; that there was a priest of the Order of Bene dictins of this name who bore a striking resemblance to Pius IX; that accord ingly it was determined that Father Minati, in the event of the Pope's death, should enact a part; that the Pope died, but instead of their an nouncing the fact to the public, they began to inform the outside world that the Holy Father was getting bet ter, and finally that he was quite well again; the fact being that the remains of Pius IX. were hidden away in some secret recess of the Vatican cellars, and that Abbate Minati quietly stepped in to his place. BARRE, Out., June 11.—James Caru thers was hanged here this morning for the murder of his wife. HAMILTON, Ont., June 12. —About 7 o'clock this morning a man named Fields, crazed with drink, fatally in jured his wife with an axe, and then cut the throats of his two children. He is now in custody. SAN FRANCISCO, June 13.—A thousand people attended Whipple's horse sale yesterday. " Harvest Queen" brought $16,500. The steamer Ventura (the oldßesaca war steamer) went on a trial trip today with a large number of invited guests on board. Charles R. Bond, Secretary of the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, died suddenly today, it is supposed from heart disease." Flags over all the insurance offices are at half mast in honor of his memory. The anti-Chinese Societies will send Rev. W. R. Starr to Oregon for the purpose »f striking up the people of that State upon the Chinese question. Mr. Gray, Secretary of the New Zea land Post Office, died at Oakland to day. He came up from New Zealand for the purpose of negotiating for the continuance of the Mail Steamship Line. PIOCHE, Juno 12. —0n Sunday the last rail was laid ou the Pioche and Bullionvillo Railroad. Yesterday the first train of cars passed over the road. Its successful working is a source of sincere congratulation among all class es. SAN FRANCISCO, June 13. —Over 2,000 Chinamen arrived today on the Alaska and C'yparissus. The latter vessel is detained in mid channel, the Customs officers having information that a large lot of smuggled opium is on board. The reported failure of the firm of Poulterer & Verdinai, brokers, is denied today. There is a great complaint in the city about the scarcity of small silver coin for change. William Daly, the celebrated oars WHOLE NO. 658. man, is in Vallejo practicing for the regatta on the Fourth of July. CHEROKEE FLAT, June 13.— The Spring Valley Mining and Canal Company made a partial clean up today of ninety days' run, the result being $150,000. Los ANGELES, June 13.—Dispatches were received at the Department Head quarters yesterday from Major Brown, at the San Carlos Reservation, and General Crook left for there this morn ing. The General will have a ten days' ride across the mountains by trail.' What has transpired is unknown, but it is understood that the present Agent has asked to be immediately relieved, as his life is in danger from the In dians concerned in the conspiracy said to have been made up by the ex-Agent. WEST POINT, June 12. —At a meet ing of the Alumni this afternoon it was resolved to erect a monument on the Point to the memory of General Thayer, several officers subscribing SSOO each. CHICAGO, Juno 12.—A match game of three-ball billiards was played here to night between Francis tlbassy, the great French expert, and John Bessun ger, of this city, Übassy playing 800 points to Bessunger's 500. Übassy won in 45 innings. Score—Ubassy, 800; Bessunger, 370, Übassv's average, 17 2-0. WEST POINT, N. Y., June 13.—The examination of the graduating class of cadets was concluded today. At 11 j o'clock the whole corps formed in the I square under the trees, in front of the I Library building, to witness the pre i sentation of diplomas awarded accord ing to class standing and rank. As each name was called, the cadet stepped forward and received his diploma from the President. Previous to the distri bution General Belknap, Secretary of War, made a speech to the cadets, and at the close General Sherman made a short and characteristic address, full of good advice. This afternoon the cadets will receive their liberty, and by nightfall most of them will have de parted. BOSTON, June 13.—The Common' Council has appointed a meeting to consider the expediency of reorganiz ing the Fire Department. WASHINGTON, June 13.—1n Yankton County, North Carolina, on Saturday last, John Halcomb shot his wife dead,' then killed himself. Jealousy was the cause. WHEELING, Va., June 13. —0n Wed nesday morning masked men broke into the bouse of John Jennings, the' alleged leader of a band of robbers iu Wetzel County. They killed Jennings and fatally wounded his wife, who at tempted to defend him. » NEW YORK, June 13. —A Washington 1 special says the most important change in the rules recommended by the Civil Service Advisory Board is in relation to the examination of candidates for office in various parts of the country, and subjecting them to the expense of traveling to Washington. It is recoir ■ mended that the country be divided into four or more districts, each to have' a chief examiner. He is to have with him certain officials or others qualified for the work. It has leaked out that during the recent excursion of the Ex amining Board of the Treasury Depart ment to the South a Collector of Cus toms was found who could neither read' nor write. LONDON, June 12. —There is a serious dispute in the building trade in the city. The journeymen ask an advance in wages of a halfpenny per hour, which master builders refuse to give.* It is feared that the dispute will lead to the greatest lock-out ever known in England. BERLIN, June 12. —1t is probable that Parliament will adopt a resolution extending the provisions of the Con stitution of Germany to Alsace and Lorraine. Should this measure be carried out Alsace and Lorraine will be entitled to elect 15 members of Parlia ment. None of the inhabitants who chose French nationali y will be al lowed to vote until they have sworn allegiance to Germany. PAWS, June 13. —The Government' has decided to immediately transport' Henri Rocheforfc to New Caledonia. Thiers has written a letter to a friend,' in which he says he has retired to pri vate life, believing that a party gov ernment in France is a mistake, and' will only lead to fresh divisions. NEW YORK, June 14. —The aquarium car having come to grief at Elkhorn Kivei, in Nebraska, U. S. Fish Commis sioner Baird has ordered Prof. Stoned back to the East, where another car will at once be prepared, and another attempt made to transport Eastern fish to Pacific Coast waters. The experi ment up to the time of the accident had been encouraging, and no doubt wttf entertained of its ultimate success. NEW YORK, June 14. —-The District Attorney is preparing for the new trial of Stokes and has caused the committal to the house of detention of 4hfe three' ball boys of the St. Nicholas Hotel, the principal witnesses in the case.-. - NEW YOKE, Jane 14. —The Germans' of this city are preparing to give a fit ting welcome to Prince George's Bejel Band, of Saxony, which is expected to' arrive tat a few days.

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