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Lines to a Boy.
Boy, who all the live-long day,
Laugh the weary hours away.
With thy face so fair and bright,
And thv locks of golden light,
With thv steps so tleet and tre.,
Yet will find there's care for thee.
O'er thy brow will sorrow come,
When thy childish days are gone.
When the "rose hath Hed thy check,"
Which a merry heart doth speak,
Thou'lt forget thy childish joy
111 thy older hours, my boy !
Once my heart was light as thine,
Once a joyous smile was mine;
Now the joyous smile has gone,
And dull care instead hath come.
"Oft I've roamed with boyish pride,
tin the broad and smooth hill-side,
And by Canda's verdant shore,'
Where, nlasl I'll rove no more.
Now the mounded cnrlli is seen,
No-.v the waving grass is green.
Where was laid witlfluany tears,
Her I loved in bv-gonc years.
So, my boy, 'twill lie with thee—
Till heaven is reached, eternity—
Soon, ah soon will fly away,
All that's fair and all that's gay. K. J.
Portland, Oregon, Dee. 29, 1800.
Jennv Lind (Joldsclnnit has just
returned to England from a visit of some
weeks to her native city of Stockholm,
where she was cordially rccieved by her
friends, from whom she had been ab
sent several years. Her successor upon
the musical "stage of Sweden, Louise
Miclial, whom the Swedish critics agree
in considering little if any inferior, has
lately been married to her cousin, and,
in imitation of her predecessors, now
signs iier name Louise Miclial Michacli.
BSf A young man, who hasn't any
wife to take care of, went the other
night to the ftidies' fair. He has been
oblivious ever since, and says he saw an
article there he "tain would own, but
it was not for sale." He declared that
since that night he is "rapturously
wretched." As the " article" was
hound in hoops, the reader is left to in
fer that it was either a you lI o >lady or
whisky. They are both calculated to
make a wretch " rapturous."
LOVER'S QCABIIEI-S. —The following
dispatch went through our telegranh
office recently: "Charley and Julia
met this morning—quarreled and part
ed forever —met again at 110011 and
parted to meet 110 more—met again this
evening and were married."— Toledo
ffgr- "My yoke is easy and my bur
den is light," as a fellow said when a
)>rctty girl was sitting 011 his lap with
icr arm around his neck. Our " dev'd"
says he would give a handsome premi
um for that chap's sit, or wouldn't mind
act ins as sub for him.
mgr» We always admired the answer
of thu man who, when asked how old
he was, answered: "Just forty years;
hut if you count by the fun I haveseen,
I am at least eighty."
IBS™ " Figures won't lie," is an old
and homely expression; but few men
can look 011 a fashionable woman's fig
ure, now-a-days, and say as much.
J&ST Dr. Johnson says, "(Jood ac
tions are never lost or thrown away."
That is probably the reason why one
so seldom meets with them.
It is usual to speak of those
whom a flirt has jilted as her victims.
This is a great error; her real victim is
the man she accepts.
Jjifjr Wedlock has been compared to
a bird-cage; the bird? without peck to
get in, and those within peek to get out.
Alabama Legislature has
passed a law imposing a fine of SBOOOII
spirit mediums who give public sittings.
KsST* Sophistry is like a window-cur
tain—it pleases as an ornament, but its
is to keep out the light.
legislative Proceedings—Eighth Session.
Tm-RSDAY,.Jan. B.—A quorum con
sisting of Messrs. Biles, Burbauk, Ca
bles, Miller anil Woodard, called Mr.
Burbank to the chair in the absence of
the President, Mr. Ilubbs.
A supplemental Bill, submitting the
location of the seat of government to
a vote of the people, having passed the
House, Mr. Caples vacated his seat,
leaving the Council without a quorum.
—then adjourned.
FRIDAY, Jan. 4.—The whole morn
ing spent in trying to tinker up the
journal, so as to make it show that
Mr. Caples was absent, yesterday, with
the evident view of preventing the re
ception of the supplemental bill from
House, to allow the people to vote on a
proper site for their seat of government.
Mr. ('lark moved to make the journal
establish the fact, that there was a call
ot' the House, and a motion to adjourn,
without the intervening message from
the House, announcing the passage by
the House of said bill: without a vote
on this motion. Council adjourned.
SATUJDAY, Jan. s.—Mr. Clark on
leave withdrew his crpHHyotfi motion.
Mr. Caples, then asked that the jour
nal should show he was not in his seat
at the time of the reception of the
message of the passage bv the House
of the supplemental Capitol Hill. The
Council on motion of Air. Clark took
up said bill, and ordered it printed after
its first reading. Then adjourned.
MONDAY, Jan. 7.—Mr. Ilubbs, pre
sented a petition from citizens of Island
county praying for the erection of a
county to be called Snohomish, read
and referred to committee on counties.
The same gentleman laid before the
Council a statement in regard to the
Clallam Indians, accompanying which
he introduced a resolution. The whole
matter referred to committee on Indian
Air. Clark introduced a general in
corporation law, which was ordered,
The House Memorial praying the es
tablishment of a Post route from l'ort
Townsend to Conpeville, Oak llarltor
and Ut-se-la-da, passed.
The House Memorial relating to the
stationing war steamers upon Puget
Sound being taken up, Mr. Denny
moved to amend changing the phrase
ology somewhat, but not altering the
spirit of memorial. As amended, the
memorial unanimously passed.
The apportionment bill was received
from the House and referred to a select
committee consisting of Messrs. Miller,
Simmsand Clark, after which the Coun
cil adjourned.
TUESDAY, Jan. B.—Mr. Caplcs—a
bill to incorporate the Vancouver and
Fort Sinicoe road Company—ordered
The following bills from the House,
"an act relocating the County Seat of
Island county, and a bill establishing
the county of Shoshone," read and re
ferred to committee on Counties. The
House llill relative to the navigation of
Oak Point Slough, referred to commit
tee on commerce. Mr. Miller, chair
man of select committee to whom was
referred the apportionment, bill, re
ported that the majority of said com
mittee had instructed him to recom
mend the passage of the bill without
amendment, but that he as a minority
of said committee reported a substitute.
The majority report was adopted, and
under a call ot the previous question,
the bill passed by the following vote:
AYES— Messrs. Caplcs, Clark, Denny,
Simms and the President.—s.
NOES.— Messrs. Biles, Burbank, Mil
ler and Woodard.—l.
By this bill Thurston county is re
duced one Councilman, and two mem
bers. Sawamish county is added to
Pierce for a joint member and joint
Councilman, in other words entirely ab
sorbed in the larger county. Pierce
and Sawamish are made a Council Dis
trict. Pierce elects two members, ami
Pierce and Sawamish together elect
one. The present district represented
bv Mr. President llubhs, is allowed an
other Councilman. And the Clark and
Walla Walla region, are increased in
definitely, in Council and House repre
sentation. Every county opposed to
Thurston, is liberally looked after in
both houses. The Republican counties,
are narrowed down to the strictest adop
tion of the rule. The outrage alone
to Sawamish county condemns this
bill. Mr. Denny condemned the bill,
but as a choice of evils.voted for it.
Other members fearing there would be
no apportionment, accepted it as Ilob
son's choice. And thus this bill of
abominations, fixed up to operate on
the choice of delegates to nominate a
candidate for delegate to Corigre is 1
foisted upon the people of the Terri
tory for at least one year.
Sir. Caples, moved to instruct the
committee on Public Buildings and
grounds, to make report on the hill sub
mitting the location of Capital to the
people to-morrow morning—carried.
The Council then adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. '«♦.—The committee
on counties reported favorably on the
bill relocating the County Seat of Island
county, and the bill erecting Shoshone
county, which were subsequently
The general corporation law was rc
lcrred to the committe on corporations.
The bill incorporating the Vancouver
and Siincoe lioad Company, was amen
ded on motion of Mr. Caples, author
izing the Legislature, after live years,
to alter and amend the rates of toll, ami
then referred to committee on corpo
ral inns.
Mr. Ilubbs, presented a communica
tion regarding the erection of county
of Snohomish, which was referred to
committee on counties. The House
Bill amending the Road Law and reg
ulating the duties of road supervisors,
read twice and referred to committee
on roads and highways.
The Council took up the bill divorc
ing John and Ann Cantwell. On mo
tion of Mr. Caples, the Sergeant at arms
was directed to procure the attendance
of Henry Miles, Mr. Stone of Cowlitz
and Dr. Warbass to give testimony.
The President of the Council very
justly objected to the Council being
converted into a jury to try divoive
eases. It is really ventilating to see a
disposition even thus late, to stay these
hasty, ill-advised divorce proceedings.
After Mr. Miles had made his state
ment the bill was referred to commit
tee on Judiciary.
Several bills reported from commit
tees and those in order for third read
ing wore passed.
Mr. Miller introduced an act amend
ing the charter of the Puget Sound
Woolen Manufacturing Company. Un
der a suspension of lilies, bill passed.
Mr. Miller, introduced a bill to pay
Jacob L M vers for certain services—
read and referred to committee 011 ways
and means.
Mr. Simms—an act to authorize
Lewis Brown to establish a ferry on
Bitter Root River.
Mr. Miller from the committee on
Public Buildings and grounds, reported
back the bill submitting the question
of the location of seat of government
to a vote of the people, for the further
consideration of the Council.
Mr. Burbauk ineffectually tried to
make the bill the order of the day for
Monday the 14th January.
On motion of Mr. Clark, no/r as
signed as the time for the third read
ing of the bill. On the final passage
the vote, denying the privilege to the
people of expressing a choice as to the
proper site tor the permanent location
of their seat of government was as fol
lows :
AYES. —Messrs. Biles, Burbank, Mil
ler and Woodard.—l.
NOES. —Messrs. Caples, Clark, Den
ny, Simms and the President.—s.
The House Resolution providing a
Joint Convention to elect Territorial
Officers—referred to committee 011 elec
tions, with instructions to report to
The President signed a number of
bills, memorials etc., after which the
Council adjourned.
TIU KSDAY, Jan. 10.—Mr. Burhank
from comniitteo 011 counties reported
a substitute bill, organizing Snoho
mish county, which substitute was
adopted and passed.
Mr. Woodard reported back to the
House Joint Resolution relating to
election of Territorial Officers, without
any recommendation.
Mr. Denny introduced a bill for the
selection of the two Townships of land
donated for University purposes, pro
viding Commissioners, and the location
of a permanent site. Mr. Biles moved
to refer to committee 011 education.
Mr. Denny moved to suspend rules,
and read a third time»o?r, which being
carried, the bill was read and passed
Mr. Clark—an act supplemental to
to the bill paying Egbert H. Tucker
Sheriff of Fierce county for care of
penitentiary convicts. Passed.
The bill abolishing the District Court
of the county of Pierce, was read ami
referred to committee on Judieiarv.
The net to incorporate the Vancou
ver and Fort Simcoe Road Company
reported from committee on Corpora
tions with an amendment reducing ten
years to jive, as the term during which
the rates of toll fixed by the said hill
should continue. Taken up, amend
ment adopted, bill read a third time
and liaised.
4 *
The special order of the day, Mr.
Ilubb's pilotage bill, occupied consider
able time. It was finally killed by the
following vote:
AYES. —Messrs. Burhank, Clark,
Simiusand the President.—4.
NOES. —Messrs. Biles, Caples, Denny,
Miller and Woodard.—s.
Mr. Caples soon after moved to re
consider, which was carried, and the
bill was laid upon the table.
Mr. Simins introduced an act incor
porating the Bishop of Xesqually. The
Council" then passed the bill authorizing
Capt. Thomas Coupe to establish a ferry
between Port Townsend and Whidby's
Island. Then adjourned.
FIUDAY, Jan. 11.—Mr. Denny— A bill
relative to the School Fund of King
county. I'ndcr suspension of rules,
bill passed.
Mr. Bur bank—an act for the relief
of certain citizens of Cowlitz county.
Under a suspension of rules, the bill
was passed.
On motion of Mr. Caples, Council
took up the Joint Resolution relative
to election of Territorial Officers. Mr.
littbbs moved to indefinite!v postpone,
lost. The resolution passed by the fol
lowing vote:
AYES. —Messrs. Biles, Burhank, Ca
ples, Clark, Denny and Woodard.—<s.
NOES. — M essrs. Miller, Sinims and
the President.—H.
The committee on corporations (Mr.
Clark) reported several ferrv and other
charters, with some restricting clauses,
giving power to boards of countv com
missioners to regulate rates of toil, etc.,
which reports were adopted, and the
bills passed.
Council passed the House Memorial
relative to a survey of the public lands
—thin adjournc l.
MONDAY, Jan. 7, 1801.—Mr. Cun
ningham introduced a memorial for the
continuance of the semi-monthly mail,
by steamers from San Francisco to
Olvmpia by way of Pnget Sound. Or
dered printed.
Mr. Coupe a memorial for establish
ment of post route from Port Townsend
to Oak Harbor, Coupcvillc, and Ut-sc
latla, iu Island county. Passed.
Mr. Settle au apportionment bill.
The House referred the matter of Ap
portionment to a select committee of
one from each Council District, instruct
ing the committee to report by bill 011
the loth .lanuarv.
Notwithstanding this definite order
and disposition of the matter, and with
out x reconsideration, the bill was re
ceived, and under a suspension of the
rules, passed by the following vote:
AYES. —Messrs. Bowles, Bozarth,
Canuatly, Chapman, Coupe, Cunning
ham, Ferguson, Foster, Hastings, Hy
att, McCary, Settle, Stone of Kitsap,
Tavlor, Van Vlcet, Cline, and Speak
er.—l 7.
NOES.— Messrs. Anderson, Deny, Bris
coe, Hale, Harris, Hays, Pingree, Phil
lips, J*urdy, Ruth, None of CotrliU,
Stearns and Warbass—l4.
Mr. Coupo a bill to re-locate the
County Seat of Island county. Rill
passed*, under a suspension of the rules.
Mr. Berry an act toscll School Lauds
to raise school funds.
Mr. Stone an act to permanently lo
cate the County Seat of Kitsap county.
On motion of Mr. Kerry, referred to
committee on Counties.
The .Joint Resolution providing for a
joint convention for the election of Ter
ritorial officers was referred to a select
committee, consisting of Messrs. War
bass, Van Vlcet, and Stone of Kitsap,
with instructions to report to-morrow
Mr. Hastings introduced a bill to di
vorcc Wm. M. Fuller and wife, which
was referred to a committee of one con
sisting <>/ Mr. Hastings.
Afternoon Semon. —Mr. Anderson in
troduced the following hills: An act
abolishing the "Court Fund," and one
in relation to Hills of Sale, Chattel Mort
gages, and liens upon personal proper
ty. Both bills ordered printed.
Mr. Pingree an act to regulate elec
tions in the Territory of Washington.
Several divorco and ferry hills were
introduced, read, and referred to the
proper committees.
1 ho House spent considerable time
in committee of the whole upon the
Council Bill organizing the Pond d'Or
eille Mining Company, during which
they were enlightened iu regard to the
merits of the bill and the vast riches of
Spokane county and the Pond d'Oreille
basin, by Judge William H. Watson,'
the distinguished Doorkeeper of the
House. This bill is expected to turn
the course of the Pond d'Oreille river,
and is therefore a matter of much im
portance. On motion of Mr. Ferguson,
three names of the proposed corpora-
tors were stricken out, after which the
committee of the whole reported to the
House. The question being on the final
passage, the Speaker was excused from
voting, and the bill passed. Adjourned.
TUESDAY, Jan. B. —Mr. Anderson
presented petitions for divorce of John
and Ann Cantwell. Referred to com
mittee on Divorce, with instructions to
report by bill.
Several reports were received from
standing committees.
Mr. Taylor, a bill relativeto the print
ing of the names of Territorial officers.
The bill abolishing aseparate "Court
Fund" referred to committee on Judi
The bill incorporating Vancouver
Literary Association read a third time
and passed.
The remainder of the day was con
sumed in the consideration of the bill
amending the road law and regulating
the duties of road supervisors.
Mr. Hastings ineffectually tried to
amend by reducing tax from 25 cents
to 15 cents upon the one hundred dol
lars of taxable property.
The bill passed by a vote of 22 to 8,
after which the House adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9.—Mr. Purdy pre
sented a petition from a number of cit
izens of Kitsap county, praying to be
set off from that county and annexed td
Sawamish. Referred to committee
consisting of Messrs. Purdy, Pingree,
and Bozarth.
The bill divorcing John and Ann
Cantwell coining up, Henry Miles, Esq.,
was permitted to address the House
in support of the passage of the bill.
Under u suspension of the rules, it i 9
needless to add it passed.
Mr. Ferguson a bill to amend the
charter of the Dalles Portage Company.
Mr. Berry an act incorporating the
West Olvmpia Wharf Company. Re
ferred to committee on Corporations.
Mr. Ferguson moved an amendment
to rules requiring one-third of the mem
bers to support a call for the ayes and
Mr. Purdy moved to amend by in
serting one-sixth. Amendment car
ried, and as amended, rule adopted.
Mr. Hastings offered a resolution
providing for the printing of the appor
tionment bill, and also the substitute
proposed by the Council. Mr. Ander
son moved to amend by annexing the
census returns. Mr. Phillips moved
to amend amendment, by adding the
following: * "Also that the figures
showing the number of males over
twenty one years of age, be set oppo
site to*each Council District as proposed
in each bill, and that the figures showing
the number of males ovef twenty one
in each county be printed, said figures
to he based upon the census as taken
by the U. S. Marshal," which amend
ment was on motiou of Mr. Ferguson
laid upon the table. Mr. Foster culled
the previous question, under the opera
tion of which, Mr. Hastings' resolution
was adopted.
3/r. Chapman introduced a bill re
pealing the act creating a District Court
tor the county of Pierce, Which Under
a suspension of the rules, was read
three times and passed.
Mr. Berry—a bill defining the du*
ties of County Commissioners, referred
to committee on Judiciary.
The bill divorcing Win. li. Stockand
and wife passed.
Mr. Van Vlcet of select conlntittee
to whom had been referred the Houso
Joint Resolutiom relating to the elec
tion of Territorial Officers, reported a
substitute, which received its three sev
eral readings and passed. Then ad
THURSDAY Jan. 10.— Mr. Clinc—a
memorial relative to the survey of pub
lic lands in Washington Territory.
Mr. Stone of Cowlitz—a bill author
izing Peter W. Crawford to establish a
ferrv across the Cowlitz River.
Mr. Hastings,—an act to Amend the
Port Townsend Town chrtrter.
Mr. Stono of Kitsap—en act to in
corporate the Kane Lodge Xo. 8. of
Free and Accepted J/asons. Under a
suspension of rules bill passed.
A number of divorce bills being in
troduced, Mr. Stone ot Kitsap gave
notice that at 10 o'clock to-morrow,
he would introduce a bill divorcing all
married persons in Pierce County. Mr.
Ferguson gave notice of a similar bill
for Kitsap. The remainder of the
morning session consumed iu eousid
ration of the House Usury Law. The
House refused to indefinitely postpone,
but laid the bill 011 Ihfe table ny a vote
of 17 to 18.
Afternoon Session.—-the house dis
pensed with the regular order of busi
ness and took up a numlier of reports
bills, otc., laying upon the table. A
number of Council and House Rills in-
(rlttding ferry charters &.c. f were psnsed<
But the greater part of afternoon taken
up in committee of the whole upon the
Council memorial praying the appoint*
mcntof Judge Win. H. Watson, In
dian agent in the C'olville Region.
Mr. Ferguson being in the Chair",
Judge Watson was invited to addresuf
the committee in support of the memo
rial, which he did earnestly. We must
hereafter look upon the j udge as one
of the aspirants for the l>elegateshfp.
The committee retorted the memonat
to the Ilousc without amendment, and
it was laid upon the table.
Several bills of a local character were
passed, when the Ifouse adjourned.
Rejoices over the Election of Mr. UraoolxL
We have received the following lines
from a subscriber, who says: "Theso
are times causing ever ; pativ>t to re
joice. I live in the woods, and must
rejoice alone, mustmakc my own songs
and do my own singing, and listen to
its reverberation among the hills for
company." Here are the lines i
Tiio news from the Slates changes winter to Mujr (
The armies of Frccdom have carried the day;
The Fuitioiiists, Tories, and Hough-faces too,
Look pale round the gills ond their noses look
CIIORI'S —Gee up, Dobbin, git-up-aud-glt 1
Our own mountain States haro each done thtlf
They came to the battle with hnnd end with heart,
The tic* that once bound them tire broken in twain,
And the songs of sweet Freedom they're singing
CHOIU K —Gic up, Dobbin, git-up-aml-git I
When millions of freemen unite heart aud hand,
From the reijjn of oppression to rescue the laud ;
When from ocean to ocean they cover the plains,
They surely will break some of tyranny's chains.
Ononis—Gee up. Dobbin, git-up-mid-git I
Old Time swiftly flying will quickly roll by,
When Uuchiinan's l'at miuious to Lincoln will cry,
"Wo will now crawl to you, let us suck us bo*
But nouest Old Abe will My " there is the door."
(.'Honrs—Gee up; Dobbin, I
Though Austria's legions and France should com'
And determine that Liberty's star should not shine,
May such darkness as shrouded the host of the sea
Envelop the wretch who would crush Liberty:
Citonts—Gee up, Dobbin, git-up-and-glt I
Foil Willopa, Dec. 12. ISCO.
- • •
RAIPIXO COLTS.—WE insert with plea*
sure tht! llili Owing practical letter frdtii a
friend at Mouticello. \Vc arcsurprised
that fanners, and others, -do not Write
more frequently fdrthe papers. Ifyou
discover a superior mode of tillage,
which would be of advantage to tho
country, or sin improvement in iiiechau
ics designed to benefit mankind gen
erally, let it be made knowii ill as prac
tical and concise mauner as
We will thankfully receive all such com
En. STANDARD —I sec it is customary
when breaking colts tti handle them
roughly, which I think is very Improp
er. Colts, When they hafe been in the
habit of running at large, are naturally
very wild and afraid of man, and his
easiest and best mode of breaking them
is to deal gently with them. Teach
them what you waiit them to do with
out fortie, and they will soon become
attached to vou and willing to do what
you want of them, while on the other
hand, by rough treatment, they will
continue to be afraid of you, and will
strive to escape. I think if any ouo
who has the management of horses,
will be guided by my suggestions, ho
will be convinced of their utility. I
have hud much experience with horses,
»nd can therefore speak from my own
knowledge. J».
tfff* Our readers have read pcrlmps
of the raising of a polo at Occuquan,
Virginia, by sonic Republicans, some
time before the election. The Govern
or ot the "Ancient Dominion," called
out troops to protect the Republicans
in their rights, who went to work, cut
down the Liucoln l'ole and raised one
for Breckinridge. "Well, ut the recent
election the Republicans had their sat
isfaction. They beat the Breckinridg
ers in the popular vote. Tho rote of
the precinct stood—Lincoln, 56; Breck*
i n ridge, 51; Bell, 48, Douglas, 1. By
the tjmc another Presidential election
shall come around, the Republicans
will poll a heavy vote in Virginia.—
gfig" Mr. Reuben Gulliver of Wft
liamstown. .\la« , a Revolutionary pen*
sioner, who died on the 8d instant,
would have been f»9 years of age on tho
10th of Febunry, 1861.
"\Vc may owe it to our cncmien
to'forgive, but we owe it to oursel, v «
not to forget.
NO. 10.

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