30 Kasım 1860 Tarihli The Washington Standard Gazetesi Sayfa 1

30 Kasım 1860 tarihli The Washington Standard Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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YOL. I. THE W.ISHIMITDS STANDARD. IS ISSIKD KVKUY FKIDAY MO UNI NO BY JOHN M. MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Subscription #3 pei* Annum, IN ADVANCE. .«* AdierdMlnur Rates: One Square, one insertion, 00 Kaeli additional insertion ~ 100 lliisincss Cards, |>er quarter, 0 00 JfcjyA lilieral deduction will he made in favor of those who advertise four squares, or upwards, by the year. jtiggr*-Notices of births, marriages and deaths in serted free. Jgf"itlanks. Iliii Heads, Cards, llills of Fare, Circulars, Catalogues, Pamphlets, Si v., executed lit reasonable rates. IIK KICK —In Karnes's liuilding. corner of Main and First Streets, near the steamboat lauding. jfcsyAU communications, whether on business or lor publication should he addressed to the edi itor ol the WASHINGTON STANDARD. PO K TRY. True Freedom—How to Gain It. av CHARI.Ki MA (KAY. We wnnt no flag. no flaunting rag, For liberty to light; We want no Maze of murderous guns, To struggle for the right. Our spears and swords arc printed words, The mind our battle plain; We've won sueh victories before, And so we shall again. We love no triumphs sprung of force— They stain her brightest cause; 'Tis not in blood that Liberty Inscribes her civil laws. She writes them on the people's heart, In language dear and plain; We've won such victories before, And so we shall again. We yield to none in earnest love Of Freedom's cause sublime; We join thccry " Fraternity !" We keep the march of Time. And yet we grasp no pike no spear,-*'" Our victories to obtain; • We've won without their aid before, And so we shall again. We want no aid of barricade, To show a front to wrong; We have ft citadel in truth, More durable and strong. ("aim words, great thoughts, unflinching faith, Have never striven in vain; They've won our battle many a time, And so they shall again. l'eace, progress, knowledge, brotherhood— The ignorant may sneer, The bad deny; but we rely, To sec their triumph near; No widow's moan shall load our canst, No blood of brethren slain; We've won without such aid before, And so we shall again. - s ~ LONUIXU. The feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As mist resembles the rain. li It K V 1 T IKS. IMPROVEMENT has killed half the po etry that makes the memory beautiful. It has robbed the harvest field of its songs and reapers, the thrashing floor of the merry beat of flails, and plucked out of the word fireside the heart of its charm. A CUICAAO paper says that a man out that way otters his services to the pub lic as a letter-writer, and warranto his , epistles "to start a parent's tear, stir the expiring embers of waning affec tion, and awaken the full ecstacy ot a lover's heart. WE arc a part of the place we live in, and our spirits are sulKiued or elevated to the tone of our surroundings. One Is wiser in Ida library than in tho streets, and in the woods and fields than iu either. IT is true, as Franklin says, "that the sleeping fox catches no poultry," but it is equally true that poultry asleep on their roosts are generally in very little danger of foxes. THE red, white and blue—the red cheeks; white teeth, and blue eyes of a lovely girl—are as good a flajj as a young soldier in the l>attle of lite need fight for. DR. JOHNSON left it on record that as lie was passing by a fish-monger who was skinning an eel, heard him curse it because it would not lie still! IT is said that the Japanese consider our ladies lackingin refinement. They think the pretty creatures need a little Japan polish. AT Chatham, England, at noon each day a gun is fired from the Greenwich Observatory, by electricity. ONE cannot have too much wit or too much probity, but one can make too great a display of them. WHEN malicious dames gather at a tea-party, Satan can afford to take a snooze. MISERY loves company, and so does a marriageable young huly. TIIE present population of the city of I'arU amounts to 1,800,000. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, NOVEMBER 30, 1860. MISCELLANY. Ordinances of the Town of Olympia. Ordinance No. 1. For the Prevention of Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct in the Town of Olympia. BE IT ORDAINED by the Trustees of tlic Town of Olympia, That any per son who may hereafter he guilty of drunkenness, or other disorderly or ri otous conduct in any street, road, lane, or alley, or any public place within the limits of said Town of Olympia, shall he arrested by the Town Marshal, or upon the complaint of any citizen, and taken before the Committing Magistrate of the said Town of Olympia for exami nation, and if deemed guilty of violat ing this Ordinance, said Magistrate may tine the person so arrested in any sum not less than ten nor over fifty dollars; and m default of paying said tine the person so offending shall be committed to the custody of the Town Marshal, under whose supervision he sliall he put at work on any road or street, and work out said tine and costs, being al lowed for said work at the rate of two dollars and tifty cents per day. Passed February 24th, 18 ">O. JOSEPH CCSIIMAX, President of Hoard of Trustees. Richard Lane, Clerk. Ordinance Xo. 2. An Ordinance to levy it Municipal Tax fur the year § 1. Bo it Ordained l>y the Trustees of the Town of Olympia, That a Tax of three mills on the dollar, for town pur poses, he levied upon all the taxable property, (as exhibited by the tax as sessment roll for the year 18f>8,)within the limits of the Town of Olympia. § 2. That the Clerk of the Hoard he instructed to prepare a tax roll of said taxable property within said town lim its, and the persons liable for said taxes; a duplicate of which he shall place in the hands of the Town Mar shal, who is hereby authorized and cm powered to collect and receipt for the same. § 3. That the fees of tlio Town Clerk, and Town Marshal, for services under this Ordinance, be tlic same as is pro vided tor the Conntv Auditor and Col lector of Taxes, by the laws of the Ter ritory of Washington. § 4. That the said tax hills shall be presented by the Town Marshal to the taxable inhabitants of said Town, and if not paid by or before the first Mon day in May next, (1859) ten per cent, shall be added to the tax of said delin quents. § 5. Similar proceeding shall be had against municipal tax delinquents as are provided in the laws of Washington Territory regulating the collection of Territorial and County taxes, so far as the same may be applicable. § {>. On the receipt of said taxes the Town Marshal shall pay the amount collected to the Town Treasurer. § 7. The Town Marshal shall enter into bond to the Board of Trustees iu thesumofono thousand dollars well and faithfully to collect said taxes, and on.receipt thereof to account for and pay the same over to the Treasurer of the Board. Passed March 3d, 1859. •JOSEPH CCSIIMAN, President of Board of Trustees. Attest: Richard Lane, Clerk. SUPPLEMENTAL. Passed April 21st, 1859. § 1. Be it enacted by tho Trustees of the Town of Olympia, That all taxable property and taxable inhabitants within the limits of the Town of Olympia un assesscd in the assessment roll for the year 1858, and not taxed by the Or dinance to which this is an amendment, bo and the the same are hereby taxed for municipal purposes, at the same rate, and in the same manner, as pro vided in the Ordinance to which this is amendatory. § 2. For the purposes of this Ordin ance, and to carry into effect See. 1 of this Ordinance, tho Town Marshal is authorized and empowered to make an assessment of such property as is not assessed in the tax roll of 1858 and levy the said municipal tax thereupon, and the same proceedings shall be had in regard to the collection of such taxes so assessed and levied as are provided in the Ordinance to which this is ainemlu torv. jj 3. The said Marshal, for the*per formance of the services required in this Ordinance,.shall be entitled to charge the same fees as are allowed by law to the County Assessor. £LWOOD KVANS, President of Board of Trustees, Attest: Richard Lane, Clerk. AMENDMENT. Paased March 22nd, 1800. § 1. Be it ordained by the Trustee!? of the Town of Olvmpia, That the com pensation to the Town Marshal for col lecting the municipal taxes levied and assessed by the Ordinance, to which this is an amendment, that is to say, the taxes for the year 1859, he and the same is hereby fixed at five per centum upon the amount so collected. § 2. So much of said Ordinance as fixes the compensation of said Marshal sit the rate allowed the collector of taxes for County and Territorial purposes he so amended as to conform to the first section of this Ordinance. ELWOOD EVANS, President of Hoard of Trustees. Attest: Richard Lane, Clerk. The Prince of Wales at Washington's Tomb. The visit of the Prince of Wales to Mt. Vernon is thus recounted: Hiving carefully inspected the house, the Prince stood reverently uncovered in the room in which Washington died, and lookedat the piano which lie presen ted to Mrs. Lewis. The party express ed their gratification at the taste and neatness displayed in the arrangement of the place, and then proceeded to the tomb of Washington. The Marine Hand had arrived before tliein, and, concealed by a neighboring thicket, began playing a dirge composed bv the leader. The scene was most im pressive. The party with uncovered beads, ranged themselves ill front of the tomb, so simple yet so grand in its as sociations, and looked in through the iron grated door at the saracophagus which contains the remainsof the Father of his Country. Then retiring a few paces, the Prince, the President and the royal party, grouped in front, silently contemplated the tomb of Washington. The occasion will become historical. A sad cloud softened the sunlight, the sweet, solemn strains of the beauti ful dirge floated around, bringing un conscious tears to eyes unused to weep. Without royal state, royalty contempla ted the last'alxxlo of one, who, though once pronounced a rebel and a traitor by the very ancestors ot the Prince, now ranks above all kings—the Father of a eountrv second to none. Around were the representatives «»t" that aristocracy which once proclaimed every republican a traitor, now doing homage to the ureal representative re publican. Next to the Wince stood t!:e President of the I'nited States, rever entlv Iriftving before the resting; place of the first of rulers, Beside liiin were those wlio, ill the last battles between Kngland and this country, had taken a not unproininent part, the very country whose future ruler was now liis honor ed guest. What lessons all must have learned from this visit—what thoughts must have occurred to each—how all must have felt that, above all and over all, God reigns supreme, ordering events for His own wise purposes, and working miracles, not as once by His instantaneous word, but by the slower process of time. At the request of the Mount Vernon Association, the Prince planted, with but little formality,ayounghorse chest nut tree, to commemorate his visit to the place. The tree was planted upon a beautiful little mound, not far from the tomb. This ceremony being over, the party again stood for a few moments before the tomh, and then turning away in thoughtful silence, slowly and silently retraced their way to the Harriet. What would Ueorgo the ill. have said if this scene had been predicted in his day ? H© I*Sam 1 *Sam Slick:—"Yes, yes natur balanced all things admirably, and has put the sexes ana every individual of each, 011 a par. Them that have more than their share of one tiling common ly have less of an other. When there is a threat .strength there ain't apt to he much gumption. A handsome man in a general way ain't, much of a man. A beautifulhiruseldom sings. Them that have genius have 110 common sense. A fellow with one idea grows rich, while lie who calls him a fool dies poor. The world is like a meat pie; the upper crust is rich, dry ami puffy; the lower crust is heavy, doughy and underdone; the middle is not bad generally; but the smallest ynrt of all, is that which fla vors the whole." fiGg™ A good joke is told of one of the United States Marshals who is now taking the census of one of the counties 011 the line of the Louisville and Lex ington Railroad. After taking the list and preparing to depart, he turned round abruptly and said to the man: "I)v the bye, did I get your children?" " Jjot as I of," said he, " but I'll ask my wife. Tell us all about it, old lady." Tho censin mm left, thinking it was no gre.'t matter if he didn't. The Virginia journals bring us the subjoined patriotic letter from the pen of the Hon. William C. Rives. The allusion it makes to the language held in the resolutions of 'OB and '9l) serves to show that those famous declarations, so much misquoted by junior politicians at the present day, are truly aprehend ed by the scholarly statesman of Vir ginia: My Dew Sir: On my arrival at homo a (lav or two ago 1 had the honor to re ceive your letter of the lltli instant, in forming me that it is proposed to hold a mass meeting of the friend-* of Hell and Kverctt in Charlottesville on the 2;">th and -titli instant, "at which many of (ho most eloquent speakers of the State are expected to ho present, and that it is the wish of the Central Com mittee that I should preside over the pro ceedings, and open them with an ad dress." I cannot hut feel how flattering such a request is, and I beg you to express to the committee my most grateful sense of it. My wannest sympathies are with them in the great publie cause they have espoused; and I rejoice to believe that the time is at hand when the con stitutional and conservative principles they profess will receive a solemn, reit erated sanction from the people of our ancient Commonwealth. Virginia has ever been distinguished as foremost among the States in her re sistance to all invasions of the Consti tution by acts of undelegated or usurp ed power; but the shield she has op posed to these encroachments has al ways been that of the Constitution itself. Mark her language of earnest and unaf fected loyalty to the Constitution and the Cnioii in her memorable resolutions of by which she inaugurated a suc cessful, constitutional resistance to those flagrant acts of Federal usurpation.— the Alien and Sedition Laws: "The General Assembly of Virginia doth unequivocally express a firm reso lution to maintain and defend the Con stitution of the ITnited States." "This Assembly most solemnly declares a warm attachment to the Tnion of these States, to maintain which it pledges all its powers." "The good people otthis Commonwealth having ever felt, and continuing to feel, the most sincere at tachment to their brethren of the other States, the truest anxiety for establish ing and perpetuating the union of all, and the most scrupulous fidelity to the Constitution, which is the pledge of mutual friendship and the instrument of mutual happiness, doth solemnly ap peal to the like dispositions of the other States." What n striking contrast docs this noble and manly language present to the threats we hear daily of dissolving the Union founded by the anxious care and wisdom of our fathers, not for act ual, but contingent or speculative wrongs; totho elaborate andpersevering efforts to decry the Constitution itself, as fraught with injustice and oppression; to the avowal of a deliberate policy, by means of agitation, "to precipitate the South into revolution;" and to the open patronage of disorganizing theories and projects which, in a strange spirit of contradiction, propose the vindication of rights under a compact by the repu diation and the destruction of the com pact itself! Profoundly convinced, as I am, by the reflections and experience of a lite now past its meridian, that the true in terests of all the States—of Virginia, from her peculiar position, especially — will ever uo found in the maintenance of our Constitutional Union, and that there are no evils of inisgovernment or mal-administration likely to arise for which the multiplied defensive resources of our admirable federative system will not, in duo time, afford peaceable and efficacious remedies, I feel a patriotic satisfaction, which I have no words to ex press, at tho prospect that now lies be fore us of a solid and controlling union of public sentiment in Virginia on tho basis of these great principles. A large portion of our Democratic fellow-citi zens, it is now evident, agree with us fully in these sentiments; and however different party flags may bo for a season, there must be ultimately union of action where there is identity of principlo on a question so paramount and vital. Henceforward, then, we may hope that Virginia, continuing with undis mayed firmness to repel, assliehasever done, every unhallowed attempt at in terference with the domesticihstitutions or the reserved rights of the States, will do so in proud consciousness of a just cause, with arms drawn from the arsenal of the Constitution, and standi upon its ramparts maintain the integrity of the l'nio:i against every attempt to Letter of Hon. Wm. C. Rives. CASTLE IIILL, SEPT. 17, 18G0. weaken or subvert it., whether from the North or the South. These -ire the prayers and sentiments which, if I were present, I would beg permission to otter to my brethren of the Constitutional Union party, and to our friends and fellow-citizens of every political denomination in this favored land of our common nativity. Long withdrawn from the struggles of public life, and now a stranger to the political arena, I gladly leave to the younger and abler men, who occupy it with such dis tinguished usefulness and honor, the noble task of vindicating our principles in debate; and with the warmest wishes for the success of the cause and its wor thy champions, and, above all, for the perpetuity of the glorious institutions bequeathed to us by the wisdom of our ancestors, I remain, most truly ami faith fully, your friend, W. 0. HIVES. UKEEN PEYTON, Esq., Secretary, &c. Literary Marriages. Are old maids' prejudices against marriages with poets and novelists, and writers generally, built on any ground of reason? You remember how unhap py was Byron's marriage. Shelley's was no better. Milton's three mar riages wore all unhappy. Campbell was wretched every way, What an angelic patience Tom Moore's wife posessed; now often must her heart have been wrung bv her husband as well an chil dren: you know how unfortunately all turned out. Sir Edward BuhverLytton is separated from his wife.. Mr. Charles I )iekens has parted from his wife. Mrs. Norton has quitted her husband. Mrs. Fanny lvenible has fled here. Rogers, Pope, Maeauley, llume, Gibbon, all re mained bachelors—most wisely. Col eridge left his wife to starve. Charles Lamb kept out of the noose. Addison got married and found consolation only in the bottle; and bv a strnge coinci dence, Lowell Stoweil (so closely resem bling Addison in many particulars) lived happily imtill late iu life lie married a lady bearing the same title as the woman who poisoned Addison's last years. Swift never married. Bolingbroke quar reled and parted with his wife. Pitt never married. Washington Irving was unmarried. Both of Sheridan's mar riages were unhappy—Shakespeare's will is supposed to exhibit evidences of an unhappy marriage. " THE COXURESSIOXAL AITOUTIOXMENT UNDER THE NEW CENSUS. —The aggre gate number of Representatives in Con gress is not fixed by the Constitution, which simply requires that the number of Representatives shall not exceed 1 for every 30,000 inhabitants, and that each State shall have at least 1 Repre sentative. The number of Represent atives, in fact, has varied under differ ent apportionments, but by act ot Con gress in 1850 it was lixeu at 233, and that will l>e the number to control the next apportionment. The present act ual number of Representatives is four larger, namely 287, becauso since the apportionment of 1850, one additional Representative has been allowed to California, two to Minnesota, and one to Oregon. But this temporary in crease will eease with the 87th Con gress, for which elections were made this fall, and the apportionment under the new census will restore* the num ber to 233. Tho aggregate Representative popu lation, as is well known, is ascertained in the words of the Constitution, by "adding to tho whole number of free persons (including those bound to ser vice for a term ot years, and excluding In 'ians not taxed)—three-fifths of all other persons." In other words, tho aggrcgato population of the whole Un ion, slavos included, is diminished by a deduction of two-fifths of the number of slaves. In 1850 the aggregate free population was 19,847,001; tho slaves were 8,200,G84; and the Representative population was accordingly 21,707,673. This number divided by 288, gave the ratio 93,423, already mentioned. It is generally expected that tho aggregate population under the present census will betbund to have increased to thir ty or thirty-three millions: for the pur poses of the apportionment, makingthe Constitutional deduction for slaves, it will not probably exceed 80,000,000. Dividing this by 238, we will have about 128,500 as the ratio for a Representative. A Quaker in business in Boston, disliking the "Esq." to his name, ad vised a Southern correspondent to di rect his letters to Amos Smith, without any tail, and received a reply, super scribed, "Anios Smith, without any tail, Boston." jg@r About one hundred and twenty new patents, it is said, are issued every week from the Patent Office at Wash ington. When Parson Brownlow will Joiafh6 Deni oer&ts. An''Arkansas correspondent, who probably wanted to "wake up" Itev. Mr. Brownlow, of theKuoxville (Tenn.) Whig, wrote to the latter stating that he had learned with pleasure, upon what he " considered reliable authority." that Mr. Brownlow was about to join the Democrats, and asked for the prob able date of that interesting occurrence. Mr. Brownlow gives the date, or at least data for the date, as follows? KsoxviLLg, August 6,1860. MR. JORDAN CLARK—I have your lot tor of the 30th ult H and hasten to let you know the precise time when I ex pect to join the Democratic party. When the sun shines at midnight, aiid the moon at mid-day—when man for gets to he selfish, or Democrats lose their inclination to steal—when nature stops her onward march to rest, or the water-courses in America flow up stre; m —when flowers lose their odor, and trees shed no leaves—when birds talk, and beasts of burden laugh—when damned spirits swap hell for heaver, with the angels of light, and pay them the boot in whiskey—when impossibil ities are in fashion, and no proposition is too absurd to be believed, you may credit the report that I have joined the Democrats. "I JOIN TIIE DEMOCRATS! —Never, so long as there are sects in churches—- weeds in gardens—fleas in hog pens— dirt in victuals—disputes in families—- wars with nations—water in the ocean bad men in America, or base women in France! No, Jordan Cark, you may hope—you may congratulate—you may reason—you may sneer—but that can not be. The thrones of the Old World, the Court of the Universe—the govern ments of the world, may all fail and crumble into ruin—the New World may commit the national suicide of dissolv ing this Union, but all this must occur before I join the Democracy! I JOIN THE DEMOCRACY! —Jordan Clark, you know not what you flay when I join the Democracy, the Pope of Home will join the Methodist Church —when Jordan Clark, of Arkansas, id President of the Republic of Great Brit ain, by universal suffrage of a content ed people—when Queen Victoria con sents to be divorced from Prihce AL l>ert by a county court in Kansas—when Congress obliges by law James Buch anan to marry a European Princess— when the l'opo leases the Camtol nt Washington for his city residence— when Alexander of Russia and Napo leon of France are elected Senators in Congress from Mexico—when good men cease to go to heaven, bad men to hell—when this world is turned upside down—when pi-oof is aftbrded, both clear and unquestionable, that there ia no God—when men change to ants, and ants to elephants, I will change my political faith, and come out on the sicfa of Deniocracv. Postage Stamp* The Albany Journal of 26th utt. says tho government is enjoying the benefit of a tolerably large loan front the peo ple, on which it pays no interest, and, i'roin the nature-of the ease, will prob ably never have to repay the principal. This is the amount of postage stamps already sold but not vet usod. Tho returns for each succeeding quar ter, from the commencement ot their use. in the United States, show that the public have boon gradually purchasing them in larger quantities than they use them, until at this time the government has been paid nearly a million of dol lars tor postage stamps and stamped en velopes, bought by individual!* or post masters, which have not, thus far, Deen used by the purchasers. As fast as the government redeems these, by perform ing the mail service they entitle the hinder to, it issues others. A consider able number are necessarily purchased and kept 011 hand in advance of their Use by the business men and others, and another considerable amount are doing duty as a circulating medium for small remittances by mail. Hence it is evi dent that the government gains by them (to the amount of ono million of dollars or more), the same- permanent advan tage that a bank of issue does by circu lating notes. fl@~ The Commander-in-chief of the English army in India in order to obvi ate the difficulty of nearsightedness in new recruits has recommended the use of spectacles which huvo accordingly been supplied by government as an ex periment. A large number of officers and sportsmen already wear glasses to good advantage. 85?" The census takers report that the imputation of Baltimore will be 230,000 —an increa JO of 01/JOO over tho census oflHiJO. NO. 3.

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