Newspaper of The Washington Standard, May 13, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated May 13, 1876 Page 2
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lii'nshmgton OUR AGENT*, 1.. P. FTSITER, Newspaper Advertising Agent. Room»2oan<l 21 Men-riants'Exchange, ("alifornia Street, San Francisco. Messrs. PETTINGILL & CO.. 37 Park Row Now York. OL¥i?IA, mm\ LOINIM IAY IS, ISZC TUB EKFBCTS OK OPPOSITION There is but little doubt that an op- j position line of steamers will soon be place'd on the Victoria route, and that the rates of travel will be reduced to a mere nominal figure, as has been the case whenever a contest for the route has been waged between contending companies. Capt. Fincb is repairing the Anderson, and has resumed posses of his wharf at the foot of Main Street, with a view of making it, as of yore, the landing of his steamers Capt. Starr's line will, we understand, hereafter laud at Percival's wharf, where quite as good facilities are aflbrded for landing and in shipping freight, or for obtaining the ordinary supplies of wood and water. There are many who appear elated with the prospect of low fares, and the increase of travel which it effects. To us it appears that the advantages are counterbalanced by the serious evils which actual experience demonstrates as an invariable result of low rates of travel. Such contests are always attended with a dearth of local trade. Our merchants are brought into competition with ♦ hose of Victoria and every other point on the Sound which may possess special advantages for some particular branch of business Hundreds of dollars have been taken to Victoria for the pur chase of clothing and house furnishing goods, which would havo been spent here but for the establishment of opposi tion lines, and we see no reason to hope that the present contest M ill be of any sboitcr duration than those which have proceeded it or the effects any less the prostrating to local trade. Another result is that when, after much relentless contention,and the loss of large sums of money, one of the companies buys the route from its com petitor, and the rates of freight and passage immediately advance to figures which soon reimburse the owners for previous losses The people derive a brief advantage, more imaginary than real, at the cost of present loss to busi ness and the prospect of paying dearly for whatever benefit may have resulted from the struggle for supremacy. The old expression that " Those M'ho dance must pay the piper," is as applicable in steamboat matters as other transactions. SI.AMIKII. If there is any difference in the de gree of culpability of the person who originates a slander, or the one who circulates it broadcast, with professions of sorrow for and sympathy with the unfortunate victim of malevolence, it is undoubtedly the latter who perpetrates the most grievous wrong. The truth or falsity of an accusation is not always necessary to constitute a slander; an insinuation of wrong-doing or a per version of the motives of an act may often intlict as deep a wound or lead to as irreparable an injury to character, as a direct statement of the most palpable violation of the code of morals. Society unhappily is so con stituted that it seizes with avidity upon any tit-bit of slander, and rolls it under the tougue with a relish which only suclr morsels impart to tastes vitiated by the small-talk gossip and scandal which predominates in the absence of more profitable subjects of conversation. The victim does not even receive the benefit of the doubt which stony hearted Justice accords to the crim inal on trial; but, on the contrary, a slander never loses force or vitality from frequent repetitions. A fair reputation may be tainted by the slightest breath of calumy, and the spot grow continually larger bv the efforts of I'hitrilnUhj <l> s/nKfil individuals to heal the wound. A truly Christian spirit would dic tate quite a different course. If those without >in were to cast the lirst stone, and equally pure people were to direct all subsequent missiles, calumny would be unknown. Slander is short-lived if left to itself. It dies as the noxious weed cut down at noon-dav, if there is 110 ministering hand to restore any latent vitality it may possess. Duty enjoins upon each individual the task of healing dissentions and troubles be tween neighbors, to smooth the rough spots on life's pathway, to cheer and encourage frail, erring humanity, and above all to stille the voice which de tracts from the reputation of any of God's creatures endowed with reason or a hope of immortality. V GOOD SIOOESTION. —The Portland liee, in alluding to the effects of the terrible storm of wind, bail, rain and lightning, which occurred in various portions of the Western States, last week, suggests that ten thousand dol lar's worth of pamphlets and circulars should be distributed over the tract of country visited by this storm while its terrors are yet fresh in the minds of the inhabitants, setting forth the fact that sucli storms never occur on this Coast, that here crops never fail from any cause, and lightning-rod peddlers are unknown. Every dollar so ex * pended would bring an immigrant and his family, and at least a thousand dol lars capital whether we have railroad or no railroad. Under the present ad ministration of afl'airs, no such organi zed and direct effort can be made; but each individual can resolve himself or herself into an immigration committee of one, and send some paper or write a letter to an acquaintance in that coun try, setting forth the facts and inviting the people to come and live with us. - ♦- I'PPKR S.VORIALMIE VALLEY. Mr. J. G. Janicke, the rei>resenta tive of a colony of German emigrants who intend to locate on the upper Sno qualmie river, imparts the following in formation to the Snohomish Star: There are vast bodies of high maple bottoms on both sides of the Gth Stand ard Parallel, within an area of 20 miles of the line and river and about 12 from Seattle. These lands are easily cleared. The soil is a black garden-mould resting on gravely clay; the first named, a vegetable soil, the last, ancient ocean deposits. Besides this land, there is a large body of fine farming land north of the Tolf. a tributary of tbe Snoqualmie. The last named is an old burn, similar to the Snoqualmie prairie, with the ex ception of being covered with a thick growth of hazel, wild cherry, willow and now and then a black alder. The soil is a rich, deep, black, prairie loam, resting on clay subsoil. This laud slopes toward the southeast. He thinks some varieties of corn could be succes fully cultivated on these lands, provided the new England or Canada variety is planted, Mr, Janicke expects a large emigration of Germans and Scandina vians from the Western States, to occu py these lands the coining year. He is willing to give information to any one seeking a home. Hi.s address is Fulls City, King county. He is no land speculator, but a citizen, fully identified with the progress of that "section of country. It is just such information as this which should be made accessible to im migrants, and it is die duty of every citizen M'ho lias the welfare of the Ter ritory at heart to make known, through the local press, such facts as may facili tate a choice of location. These con muncations M ill always be thankfully re ceived at this office. —♦ ♦ "WOMEN AND THE GOVERNMENT. M Mrs. Duniway must have succeded in removing some of the objections to equal justice to M »inen, Thursday evening, when she supported the cause with such invincible arguments and so much ap parent candor and earnestness as she did on that occasion; but then, nine tenths of the people are already con- vinced of the right of women to an equal voice on questions affecting the common weal, but are restrained from its advocacy by a doubt of the expedi ence, or because they are bound by that conservative instinct which opposes anv innovation of time-honored custom. It is to remove these cobwebs from the in tellect that Mrs. 1). is engaged in her life-mission, and that she is gradually but surely accomplishing her work, is manifest by the universal feeling of res pect entertained for her personally as well as the toleration for doctrines that a few years ago were received only with contempt and derision. She seems to be just the woman for the duties of the hour; earnest, eloquent, self-reliant, with an indomitable will-power which rises superior to all obstacles. She lectures again this (Saturday) evening, in the same hall, when she will relate the personal experiences which led her to become an advocate of human rights, a theme which will doubtless prove of surpassing interest. A BENEVOLENT SOCIETY.— The first St. Andrew's Society of Washington Terri tory met at their Hall in the New Eng land House, last Saturday evening, with a full membership present. Consider able business of importance was tran acted. The financial standing of the society was found to be in a very pros perous condition, which fact we are pleased to chronicle, as it is based upon principles of mutual aid and relief in times of need. The society, although it has been in existence in this Territo ry little more than a year, has proven a decided sucess. "Hoar, land o' eahes and britlicr .Soots. l'rac maiilou kirk to JOIIII < ("Groat's. A chiot's aiming ye takin' notes." liEi.nuors. —The Rev. .J. B. 11. Hew it will preach at the First Presbyterian Church 011 Sabbath next, morning and evening, and at Tumwater, in the after noon at 3r. m. Subject for evening— " The destruction of the Old World by a Flood of Water." AN exchange very aptly remarks that is no injury to religion to see a scoundrel take a pious garb to serve the devil in, but each such ease points the moral that a man's hon estv is not to he guaged by the extent to which he shows the white of ins eyes. - MF.SSIIS. Struve, Dobbins, Swan. Porter and Crosby leave next Saturday for Port land, to attend the session of the Grand Lodge 1. O. O.FFt. t which meets in that city 011 the loth inst. The Grand Encampment meets on the following day. A VEIN of a substance resembling stone-coal lias be discovered 011 the West-side road, near the new wharf. The out-croppings indicates a large de posit. A local " expert" pronounces it lignite. MRS. Duniway has been chosen to deliver the Women's appeal for equal rights under the law at the Centennial Exposition. The address will be delivered on the 4ih of July, ; before the largest audience ever assembled in .America. J THE assessed valuation of property in Valla-walla city is $900,300, of which $509, sis personal and 454,30-3 real property. A PETITION is to oe circulated pledging the signers to not patronize those who refuse to give their freight to the Pacific Mail Co. REV. E. A. McAlister, universalist, j will preach in Good Templar's Hall to morrow, at 11 A. M. and 7A p. M. THE fine weather appears now to have •Atled down to a steady business. OI K WASHINGTON LETTER. WASHINGTON, I). C., Ajiril 18. 1870. j THE ARRAIGNMENT OP BELKNAP. Contrary to general expectation Gen- 1 oral William AV. Belknap, late Secre- | tary of War, appeared in person at the bar of the Senate on Monday, the 17;h inst., to answer to the articles of im peachment exhibited against him by the House of Representatives. It was believed he Mould not respond to the summons of the Senate in prnprm p' ir hoiKt: as. strictly speaking, he was not required to do so. He could, had he so wished, have appeared by counsel, which would have been entirely satis factory to the Senate sitting as a High Court of Impeachment; but he was ad vised by hi.s lawyers to put on a bold front, ami, by his presence, endeavor to impress the court with the fact that he Mas not afraid to confront either it or his accusers. It must be confesssed that he went through the ordeal re markable well. It is almost needless to say that he was the cynosure of the Senators who sat as the judges in his case, of the members of the House ivho occupied seats on the floor, of the " lynx-eyed ' reporters, and of the thousands M'ho thronged the galleries; and, that throughout the entire pro ceedings, he maintained a calm de meanor scarcely to be cxpectotf under the circumstances. A portly, tine look ing fellow of forty-six or forty-seven, of the pure Saxon type, with blue eyes and long blonde beard, he sat between Jeremiah S. Black and Montgomery Blair, two of.his counsel, holding in one hand a pair of lemon-colored kids, apparently as unconcerned as the Ethi opians AVIIO slumbered peacefully in the gallery. EX-SKXATOK MATT. 11. CARPENTER, is the senior counsel in the case, and will probably take a leading part in the trial. Self-possessed and amiable in manner, Carpenter with his conceded ability has an easy, swaggering air about him which endears him to the " b'hoys," wlioare ready to shout, "Hi! Hi!" whenever a witieisui drops from his lips. Somehow or another, the peo" of Wisconsin saw lit to drop the Hon orable Matt, from their list of favorites, and he returns to his profession 10 de fend Treasury thieve.- like Ottman, safe burglars like Harrington and Babcoek, capet-bag Senators like Spencer, and vendors of post tradersliips like Belknap. The Honorable .Matt, has always .stren uously insisted that no United States Senator can live on his salary. Possi bly not, if Senators will keep pace with the ex-Senator from Wisconsin in his lavish expenditures. Said he, during the Spencer investigation—" Gentlemen of the Committee, I object to that ques tion. If General Spencer did borrow money, it was no crime. You know gentlemen, as well as I, that after a man has been in the United States Senate three or four years, he must necessarily he poor; and, certainly, none of you will say that poverty is a crime." Query: If serving in the Senate is such an impxoverishing pro cess, why are there so many aspirants for seats in that body who are willing to spend thousands of dollars to secure the object of their ambition ? .V prize chroino, at twenty-live cents, will be awarded to the person who will solve that conundrum. THE CHIEF IMI'EACHIIEXT JIAXAGEIi Having referred lo the counsel for Belknap, let us take a look at the Chair man of the impeachment managers 011 the part of the House of Representa tives, Hon. Scott Lord, representative from the twenty-third Congressional destrict (Oneida county) of New York. Mr. Lord is a portly, tine looking gen tleman of about fifty-six. He wears no beard, but a white mustache of moder ate size surmounts his mouth, and give,him a dixtinjuc appearance. When he rises in his seat, one cannot but be reminded of Fernando Wood, of New York, whom he somewhat resembles. In speaking, Mr. Lord is deliberate in manner, and while never affected, is al ways dignified and precise in his lan guage. lie is a practising lawyer of Utica, and, for seven years, occupied a seat on the bench, as judge of Living ston county. That, assisted by his able brother managers, all good lawyers, he will handle the present case skilful ly, there is 110 reason to doubt. NEW YOL'.K IX TIIF, NEXT ELECTION. In every Presidential election there has been some State, or group of States, on whose electorial votes success seemed to hang. In days past, Ohio and Pennsylvania have each, at certain periods, occupied this enviable and commanding positiou. At present, every indication seems to point to the Empire State as the one in which a ma jority will be most useful to the elec tion of a candidate, and most certain to insurrc the defeat of his opponent. The New York Sun of a late date has the following short, pointed editorial bear ing on the subject. The Sun'x views are sound, and, while it perhaps recom mends the selection of the aristocratic and subservient New York Senator, be cause it thinks him likelv to be an easv opponent for the Democracy to beat, yet what is said of his State cannot be gainsaid. Here is tho paragraph: There is one argument in favor of .Mr. Conkling's nominations which his supporters have not urged with adequate zeal. It is just sixty years since the paity espoused to the Demoi. acy selected its Presidential candidate from the State of New York. In 1810, the < Federalists ran Rufus King, of this State, as ! a sort of forlorn hope against James Monroe, but without the slightest hope of electing ■ him. In the long period which has since in tervened, and during which the Federalists ! passed away and the whig party rose, and, af ter an illustrious career, disappeared, and the I Republican paity was formed and finally } came into power and has ruled the country for sixteeen years, the Presidential candidate j of the anti-Democratic party has never been j a citizen of New York. And yet, all though. \ this ecaitful epoch in tin history «f the nation, j Xi-IC York IM* been, in crery parti forciifint Stat•' in the Union, and, at nearly every Presidential election her rote ha* deci'h d the con tent. The italic 3 are mine, anil will serve to call the reader's attention more em phatically to the fact, that New York has, for a half century, had the casting and decisive vote in every Presidential election. In view of these facts, it would be well for the St. Louis conven tion while selecting a man of pure and irreproachable persoual character (and none other can be elected, in the pres ent temper of the people,) to see to it that he can carry the Empire State. The South will be solid for any good candidate, and the very fact of securing New York will send such dismay through the ranks of the enemy, as will render victory comparatively easy of achievement. CHKHALIS. Local and .News Items. FKOM THE DAII.V OF SATURDAY. NOTWITHSTANDING the assertion, Aequcnt ly made that Olyinpia lias liecn 'n " dead town" for several years past, we venture the assertion that her people have spent more money for public improvements than nine out of ten of towns of like population. The town hall cost $'.1,000, which is nearly paid, Long bridge so,ooo, Tumwater bridge (par tially built by Olyinpia) SI,OOO, the West side Wharf and Road ss,ooo, the grading till- ina and giaveling of Main Street (more dur able and far preferable in all respects to Nicholson pavement) $-1,000, planking Fourth Street and the road to the Fair Grounds, several more, besides the construc tion of many public and private buildings not enumerated. Here are aggregated, in these few items an expenditure of upwards of SOO,OOO, or more than SO,OOO per annum, for public improvements at a time when we have had all sorts of evil influences to eon tend with and adverse circumstances to cast a damper upon the spirits of our people, it can be said, without boasting, that Olympia, to day has neater buildings, better sidewalks, and more convenient thorough-fares, than are usually found in towns of twice or thrice its population. The side-walks aggregate nearly ten miles in length, most of which are eight feet wide, and much of it ten, well con structed, and the plank roads about three miles, likewise durably built. We believe this is an exceedingly favorable showing, and one that will, in some degree, serve to indicate that the idea of hard times is more a delusion than a reality. Tin: Facitie Mail Steamship Company pro pose to issue excursion tickets during the Summer months, good for the round trip from San Francisco to Paget Sound and re turn within from forty to sixty days. In connection with this movement, it is proposed to publish a circular descriptive of the many attractions of this section as a Summer re sort. This arrangement will doubtless bring hundreds of pleasure-seekers northward, and it will be our own fault if they are not favor able impressed with the "Mediterranean of the Pacific," and its varied attractions. Na ture has favored us in grouping together more than the ordinary allowance of her bounteous gifts, and it only remains for Art to second her endeavors to the extent of rendering them available to the public, to make Western Washington the resort of the wealth and refinement of the entire Coast. This consideration should incite our people to renewed endeavor to make the most of our natural advantages during the present course of fortuitous circumstances. THE Portland-Astoria Telegraph is to cross the Columbia to the Oregon side at Oak Point, where a cable will be laid. High water has delayed the construction of the line somewhat, and it will not be completed be fore the first of June. PAKTS of two life preservers,marked Pacitie, were picked up at the mouth of Tawzy Creek near Astoria recently. The Astorian thinks relics must have gone a long way out to sea, then drifted south and returned with the northern current. STEPHEN P. MASSETT (Jeems Pipes of Pipesville) the pioneer showman of Oregon, hos returned to this Coast after a prolonged absence, lie gave concerts in the wilderness of Webfoot when he had to pack his piano on the back of a mule. Mn Gilbert is grading the yard in front of his house on Maple Park, and making other improvements which add very materially to the appearance of his premises. THE Seattle Dispatch the "leading Repub lican organ," comes out in a two-column leader agains' the appointment of Gen. Mil roy as Collector of Internal Revenue. SOME of our business men will soon begin to realize that the dog-in-the-manger policy will not win. All must put their shoulders to the wheel when matters in wiiieh the pub lic is vitally interested are at stake. DAHLIA lit LIIS.— Mr. Edmund Sylvester lias just received a large assortment of Dahlia Bulbs of the finest varieties. Lovers of these flowers will please call and examine stock. Mis. Baxter of Sehome, cleared $1,700 by the purchase of the bark Onward at the Ut salady sale. He sold her a few days after ward- for 5,000. DN. J. L. YORK proposes anotlu r visit to this section of country, during the coming Summer, to lecture on "Liberal l'hiloso phy" and kindred subjects. THE steamship Dakota has been placed at the disposal of the ladies of the Congrega tional Society for au excursion to Seattle, on the lith of June next. R. WILLIAMS is the Republican nominee for Congress in Oregon. He doubtless realizes that that it is a long Lane that needs no turning. MR. McCausland lias been clearing his lot on Maple Park, preparatory to moving the Prosch building, on The opposite side of the street, upon it. PETITIONS are in circulation on the lower Sound fur a subsidy to the Pacific Mail Com pany for a postal route to Puget Sound. Mu. Beatty is building a new fence in front of his property in Swantown, and proposes to make some improvements to his house. IT is proposed to arch the ceiling of the M E. Church in this place. A subscription is being raised for that purpose. A SUBSCRIPTION is on fool to liquidate the indebtedness of the Presbyterian Church, amounting to about S6OO. THE "Heathen Chinee" is drifting in large volume to Walla-walla and other east ern counties. A MATCH game of billiards is announced among the attractions at Portland on the Fourth of July. THE City of Panama brought only five aud one-lialf tons of freight for this place on lier last trip. A CONTRIVANCE to supersede the belies in blacksmith shops is an Oregon invention. WE are indebted to Mr. Cameron, of the steamer North Pacfic,for late Victoria papers. Tin; front of the New England House is re ceiving a fresh coat of paint. THE steamship City of Panama sailed at 11 o'clock last night, THE fishery at Vancouver is being put in shape for work. THE street presents an unusually lively ap pearance to-day. THE political pot has begun to simmer in Oregon. t'KOM THE DAILY OF MONDAY' THE Court reports in the London Daily '/'<hynijih, contain the following regarding a di"orce suit, entitled "Richardson vs. Rich» ardson." One of the parties is widely known on this coast: "The wife petitioned for a divorce by reason of her husband's adultery and desertion. The respondent was a comic vocalist and was known to the profession under the name of "Charley Vivian." He was formerly chairman at Hyde's Music Hull, Southampton. On August HO, 1809, he mar ried the petitioner, Gcorgina Richardson, and they afterwards came to Marylebone. They lived very happy together, and there was one child born. In May, 1870, respondent was offered an engagement by a Mr. Fox to take charge of a troupe of traveling minstrels who were to visit Montreal, Canada, his sals ary being £'ls a week, lie accepted the en gagement, he being leader of the Vivian troupe, and promised to send petitioner mon ey from time to time; but since he left her in IST 1 she had only received £ls and a few presents of jewelry. According to the evi dence of James Carpenter, who knew Mr. Richardson in his capacity as Chairman of Hyde's Music Hall, respondent was living at Cheek's Hotel, Victoria street, Montreal, with one of the troupe, whom he described as 'very fair and lady-like,' they passing un der the name of Mr. and Mrs. Vivian. After the serving of file citation in the suit Mr. Richardson wrote to the petioner from San Francisco, stating that he still had a great love for her, and denied that he had been guilty of the charge imputed to him. He said he had become a staunch teetotaller, with the object of making more money, and his prospects were very good. He added ! that lie would not interfere with his wife ob 1 mining a divorce if she felt inclined, but 1 that his attachment for her was as strong as I ever. It. Scarle appeared for the petitioner, ; and called witness on behalf of Mrs. Rich ardson's case, anil there being no defence, ' Sir Robert Philliniore granted a decree nisi, j with costs, and directed the petitioner to have the custody of the children." A FEW weeks ago we read of a large rob bery committed in Paris, where the opera- I tors had acted on a hint obtained from a I novel. Recently Mark Twain wrote an ab | surd paragraph ''bout a corpse which was j found in the water with a rope fastened to it, I and a card attached to the rope bearing the i inscription: "Pull the rope;" and he cxpa | tinted upon the thuughtfulncss and consider* ' ation of the corpse in making preparations ' for its convenient recovery. Joseph Higgins, lof San Francisco, appears to have acted on | Twain's plan in attempting to commit sui ! cide a couple of weeks ago. He threw liiin ! self oil'a wharf into the Ray, and before do ; ing so tied a rope around bis waist, and at I the end, fastened to a spike on the wharf, | was a card on which was written: "Haul on \ the rope." The rope was too short, and he ; could not reach the water, so he called for help, which came, and he was rescued. THE San Francisco papers publish many 'incidents concerning the recent visit of thu Brazilian Kmperor to their city. A pleasant : incident occurred during his visit to the State 1 University. While waiting at the ferry laiul | ing the Emperor and one of his suite were eon | versing in Portugese, which was overheard i by a native of that country, who came up and i joined in the conversation. The Secretary ! introduced him to Doin Pedro to his astonish ' lnent, for he could hardly realize he was stand- I ing in the presence of the sovereign of the j House of Rrazilas. He uncovered his head, I he Emperor accepted the introduction, shook ' him by the hand, and bade him replace his | sombrero. i A voi'NHSTEU of the place went out with | his dulciiiea, yesterday, for a buggy ride; but when a few miles from town heard a strange : noise, which to his alarmed fancy seemed the cry of a cougar, so lie incontinently turned the horse's head toward tow n, and the speed he secured front the beast more than equalled John Gilpin's famous ride. Front the imi itation given of the wild cry we imagine it emanated front a jay bird calling to its mate. (H it Fair Association with the long name has dropped the prefix "Western" front its title and now puts forth its claim to be a Territorial institution. The capital stock is increased from $5,000 to $20,000, and plans have been adopted for various improvements, including the erection of a large pavilion. i SPUING has struck Indiana, and the | Knightstown Chronicle says: The jay bird j points its gaunt beak toward the azure vault | of heaven, and smiling derisively at the reced ! iug form of the snow bird, makes the welkin ring with joyous lay (not an egg,) thus pro claiming the advent of verdant, laughing spring. WOMEN'S rights seem to be recognized in Vancouver. There arc six members of ! the softer sex in that village who have paid J for licenses to sell tobacco and cigars, and we are sorry to say, part of them vend spirit- I nous liquors. THE Eliza Anderson is being repaired, pre j punitory, it is understood, for use on the | Sound route. There is also a rumor that | Capts. Finch A Wright intend putting a fast | boat on the Columbia river route. j THE coal expert, who came out to examine | the J'uyalfup mines, has completed his in | spectionand returned, but none of the "out | siders" have been able to learn the result of | his investigations. RII»E cherries sold in the San Francisco market last week at one dollar a pound. Cherry-trees are only just iairly in bloom with us. But then we have ripe clams all the year round. j THE telegraph has been as uncertain, of | late, as March weather. One of its most ; frequent tricks is to get down until it is too late for our dispatches. This is what ailed j it to-day. THE Tnumcript says thatapart of, perhaps, : the oldest house built north of the Columbia, jis still standing on Chambers prairie. I : was erected by Mr. (.'has. Eaton in 1*45. j MADAMES R. S. WHITE and Chas. E. Clan \ eev left on the North Pacific last night to ! join the Grand Army now advancing toward | the Centennial Exposition. A NEW Lieut.-Governor for British Colum j bia is expected to arrive in Victoria next July i to succeed the present incumbent whose time will then expire, j G HOUSE, with their brilliant plumage, throng j the waters, and the sparkling trout people i the umbrageous surroundings and ail nature j is joyous. THE bakery cart belonging to Mr. It. A. ; Parker was somewhat demoralized to day by a runaway horse. No great damage done. V SPECIAL train came over the railroad, yesterday, loaded with cattle and sheep. Those Victoria folks are wonderful eaters. THE county county commissioners extend ed the time for completing the Olympia- Tenino railroad until August 1, 1877. W. F. CROSBY shipped from his mills in : Tumwater, yesterday, four hundred barrels , of flour for the Victoria market. MB. DUDLEY HENRY has gone out with his party to complete a surveying contract in tlie vicinity of the Black Hills. THE Grand Encampment of the Odd Fil lows in California convened in San Francis co last Thursday. MESSRS. BARRY Bros, have a large boom of tine logs about ready to be tawed down the Sound. THE Coast Range of mountains are already losing their snowy covering. Yoexo onions have appeared in the mar kets. DO.u PEDRO has returned to New York City. FROM THE DAILY OF TUESDAY. A DISCOVERY IN OREGON. —A gentleman in Portland has received a letter from a friend who lias been hunting and trapping on the snake river during the w inter, with headquarters near Farewell Bend. The let ter is quite interesting, as it contains an ac count of the discovery of a wonderful cave some teu or twelve miles below the Bend. The cave was fouud several months ago, w hen a wolf was followed into its gloomy recesses. By the use of torches the exploring party found that the cave extended into the solid rock, a distance of two hundred yards, the arch rising to a height of tiftcen feet, twenty feet from the intrauce. The tloor was quite dry, but strewn witli tlu remains of a number of skeletons of wild animals, some of them showing evidences of fresh ness and others were yellow with,age. Atv the farthest extremity of the cavern four hu man skeletons were found, dark as ebony, the enamel worn off, and the bones finely perforated in many places with minute holes. A measurement of the skeletons was taken. One was seven feet six iuclies in length, another seven feet exactly, one six fict five inches, and the tallest eight feet They were lying side by side, as if placed there by human hands, or as if their former owners had found deatli while seeking sleep One of the party, who had studied anatomy, pronounced the smallest skeletons those of females. The teeth in the skulls were the best preserved. Near the skeletons were found stone vessels, a pestle, a stone hatchet, and a number of Hint arrow-heads. The writer of the letter says au effort will be made to make it an object for Professor Condon to go up there and scientifically ex amine the cave, skeletons, etc., as all believe these are relics of a prehistoric race of giants. A VEXED QUESTION SETTLED. —A spiritu alistic friend being much exercised by the ! learned contests waged by savans of Oregon over the name of their principal river, ! earnestly besought the spirit of Adam for an ! uuthorativc settlement of the matter and re | ccivcd .!oni him the following facts: "The : river in question is the same which watered my garden and was named by nie "Gee liaw" fi 0111 a little incident which occurred upon its bunks when first I drove my oxen up to I the stream. This name was carried into his tory as Giiion After my marriage, and while Cain and Abel were mere lads, Mrs. Adam had many trials with their contentions, j and one day, when little Abel refused to let ; Cain take his hook and line to catch a fish for him, Cain provoked at the refusal, threw I Abel into the river. Their mother coming up at that moment, icscued Abel from the water and soundly berated Cain for bis tin } brotherly act. Cain answered that Abel would not let him take his fishing tackle and his mother remarked that the tackle was Abel's aird lie need not lend it unless he wished. To which Cain responded: 'Well he might,' but speaking the tmtoix of the : country, he pronounced the words ' Wall 'e I might.' Some of the Noditcs passing by I where little Abel stood shivering from his ' plunge in ihe river, and knowing nothing of the circumstances, nor understanding Cain's ! language, applied his words to the river, call j ing it Wall e mite, hence the present names , Wallamet, Willamette, etc., arc but the mis j understood words of my son Cain, ' Wall 'e might," varied in spelling according to the whims of the times, while the true name of j the river is ' Gee-haw ' —that originally given , it by myself." Tin-: Oregon Pioneers have adopted a de» ' sign for a banner to be used by the Society, i which is described as follows: The size of I the banner is to be 7xlo feet; the field to be ; divided into six compartments, a large one J in the centre, three smaller ones on the bot j tout, and two on the top. In the centre cont ( partment is to be a painting representing the j arrival of an immigrant train at the Dalles, ! with a view of Mount Hood. The front of J lie train is camped, preparing supper, while j the rear is yet arriving. The lower middle , compartment is to contain a view of the I mouth of the Columbia river, with an Eng j lish vessel sailing away and an American en j tering. The design for the other two lower i compartments have not yet been perfected, i One of the upper compartments is to contain | a scene in the Willamette valley, on the Wil i iamcttc river, and the meeting of rhe colon* i ists in the year 1553, at which it was voted to j establish a provisional government. The oth | er upper compartment is not yet completed. I At the outer and lower edge of the middle j compartment are two supporters, one an In dian kneeling with a drawn how, and the other a Pioneer with a rifle at his shoulder, taking aim at his Indian adversary on the op posite side. The whole to be surmounted by the American Eagle with a streamer pendant J from his beak containing the legend " AI.IS < VoI.AT Puoi'Kiis," (she flies with her own j wings.) J WHAT IS TIIE MATTEU WITH OI K MAILS V— j Frequent complaint is made of mail irreg- I ularities, and in some instances failure of j newspapers to reach their destination at all. As this state of affairs exists on the routes nortli and south, we are inclined to believe that the railroad service is at fault: an im pression that is confirmed by the fact '.hat the Monday and Wednesday's mail on the | Sound route, appears to go through on time, ! while that sent by way of Tenino and Ta coina is frequently delayed. The Tribune of the -id irist. acknowledges th® receipt of the OLYMPIAN of the 19th tilt., which had j consumed thirteen days on the route from j this place to Seattle. Copies of the paper ! sent to Portland have never reached their 'i destination, an indication that Somebody : thinks our paper of sufficient interest to ; i filch it from the mails. We hope the Postal ! Agent will give this matter his immediate at- j t tention, as our people have stood the incon- j i venience long and patiently. IN an able article from the pen of T. 15. j Merry, Esq., in the May number of the West j j Shore, it is asserted tiiat the steamer Eliza j Anderson was built on the lower Columbia river. This is a mistake. She was launched from ways at the Oregon Steam Navigation I Company's " Boneyard," Portland, in 18.78. | She was on the stocks for several years he j fore completed, work having been suspended | for some cause. The writer witnessed I the launch, and is therefore, positive as to I the truth of this assertion. ' OUR readers have, doubtless, from reading our reports of business atTenino, formed the opinion that hoop-poles were the only arti cle of export from that place; but a corres pondent removes that impression in a short, terse letter to this journal. He says there are several other subjects of export, of acknowledged reputatiou in commercial cir cles, among which are eggs. As a proof of their superiority, lie alludes to the fact that Judge S ,of Portland and Lawyer 15 , of San Francisco, recently ate a few mea's at that place, and so well pleased were they with the tine omelet served for their breakfast, that the Judge ordered a box of them to be shipped to his address in Port land. The package was put aboard the cars with the following instructions to Conducto r llewitt: ••Please, Conductor, handle with care. The enibvro chickens contained in there. It' they should meet with mishap, 1 warn you l>e ware For it might cause me to fearfully swear, Which is not in line ot the legal passen gaire." Conductor Hewitt, ever mindful of the wishes of his passengers, had the eggs packed in cotton and a special guard to at tend them to their place of destination. AT a meeting of the Unitarian Society, held in Olympic Hall, las', evening, it was decided to immediately take the preliminary steps tow ards the construction of a hall, for religious uses, on the lot owned by the So j ciety on Main Street, immediately north of the Surveyor General's office. A committee was appointed to draft a plan and prepare estimates, and another to solicit subscriptions for the completion of the work. These [ committees will report at an adjourned meeting to lie held on Thursday evening, I the 18th iust., when it is presumed the work will be sufficiently advanced for defi i to be taken. THE S. F. Bulletin of a recent date says that the owners of the ship Grace Darling have tiled a eomplaut against Mr. L. M. Starr, owner of the steam tug Isabel, which alleges that in November last, the plaintiffs made an agreement with the defendant to tow the ship from Departure Bay to the Straits of Fuca. When seven miles out of the bay the tug towed the ship on a rock ; and she sustained damages to the amount of i $7,544 85, for which sum judgment is asked. I A LOGGER known as John Robinson, cm | ployed in one of the camps near this place, ; was seriously injured by a falling tree, this morning. He was brought to town, as we j went to press, and consequently we are un ; informed as to the precise extent of his in ! juries. THE Vivian Troupe are on their way to | California, after a very successful tour of | Eastern Washington and Oregon. They will return by way of the Sound but whether I Olvmpia is included in their route of travel j or not. is not announced. Mit. S. CALDWELL, of Portland lias been ap pointed general agent of the Union Fire and Marine Insurance Company for Oregon, Washington and Idaho. N. Crosby, Ks»i, is the resident agent of the Company in this place. W E received a cali to day from Miss Hat tie Skiukle, formerly a typo in this office and now employed in the same capacity in one of the job offices in Portland. She is on a viss it to her relatives. Mn. NEATE has set up a neat soda fountain in the New Drug Store, and is prepared to dispense " Arctic Soda," with any style of trimmings, along with his powders and pills. Du. W ILEA it i), in a letter received last evening by his wife, announces his safe ar rival in lowa, where he will remain a few days before persuing his trip eastward. CIIUKI.ES BIKMISTEU, Esq., leaves by the next trip of the Dakota, for a visit of several months duration in the Atlantic States. He intends to celebrate the Fourth of July at Philadelphia. THE \Y alla-walla Spirit reports the price of butter in tiiat city at 2) cents per pound, ' doubtless a typographical error. The cor rect quotation is probably 12.) cents. GEN. JOSEPH LANE declines the honor of ; being the lion of the Portland Centennial | celebration. The committee will have to de vise some other expedient "to draw." IHE celebrated Worrell Sisters are per ; forming at New Market Theater, Portland, under the management of Sheridan Corbyn. i Gov. Ferry wili start for home about the . first of next month. Hum THE DA III" or WEDNESDAY. AN agreement on the part of the business men of Olyiupia lias received about sixty signatures, among which arc the names of nearly every man in town who receives or ships freight on the route to or from San Francisco. It reads as follows: We the undersigned Merchants and busi ness men of Olympia and Tumwuter, W. T., j in consideration of the benefits accruing to our respective towns, by the recently estab lished connection therewith, of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's Steamers, hereby j promise and agree to ship all our freight, (except sueii as is prohibited by law) by said | Steamship line exclusively, from and to San I Francisco, understanding that the rate of freight shall be 10 per cent, less than the present tariff No. 3., dated April Ist 187(1, and that this agreement shall continue for one year at least. Olyn.pia, W. T., May 9th I*7o. The names and classifications of business i arc as follows: i Merchants, Grocers, etc., E. N. Ouiniette | G. Rosenthal, S. W. Percival, T. Mueleay A' j Co., Isaac Harris, T. G. Lowe A Co., Saml. G. \\ ard. It. A. Parker, 1 roen A Damon i Itobt. Frost, I). Tuit, It. .Mack, Renj. Vincent' i Saml. Williams, E. Sylvester, A. J. Burr' | Saml. Stork, A. Farquhar, Ciias. Burmister.' I Druggists, G. G. Turner, G. B. Mann, Neate i A Steele. Butchers, and Cattle dealers, j Saml. Coulter A Son, I>. ,f. Chambers A Son', J, G. Haizenian A Co., W. B. Wood. Hotels' and Restaurants, E. T. Young A Co., ('has. Wood, B. G. Morrill. Banker and Capitalists, G. A. Barnes, Marshall Rlinn Truck and draymen, J. N. Bolin A Co., ( has. Grainger. Liquor dealers. Barker A Dickenson, Otto Itanke, J. C. Newell N B Powers, M. Stutli, J. B. Prav, L. Ouei'tsch Mil I men. Ward A Mitchell, \v. p. Crosbv 'I I McKenney. Blacksmiths, J S. Dob* bins, A. J. Baldwin. Jewelry, Millinery Tailors, etc : C. R. Talcott, Mrs. Arth, s! C: Reynolds, J. G. Grimm. Gunsmith Henry Sabin. Builders, G. P. Budlong A Son. Brewers, J. C. AJ. It. Wood. Pub* li— hers, E. T. Gunn, J. M. Murphy, F. PI Cook, C. B. Bagley,. Ilooppoles, etc., Win. Diggins. LAST week an accident occurted at Nanai* ino that resulted in the death of George W. Gregory, and a fractured ankle for Andrew Hunter. They got on the "cage" to descend to the bottom of the shaft. The word was given and Ihe cage commenced to descend, when tlie engineer in charge of the engine, found to his dismay that he had neglected to put his engine in gear. He shouted out to the men at the pit bead hut it was too late. Down, down went the cage and the two men for a distance of 300 feel. At the hot* torn of the shaft there was about two feet of water which greatly broke the fall. The poor fellows were extricated as soon as possi ble, and the result ascertained to be as above. IT is contemplated by the Town Board to have Fourth street, from Main to the Swan* town bridge, filled in and gravelled. It would add much to the comfort and appear ance of that part of town were litis done,

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