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VOL. XIL—NO. 32.1
'^HEI§fASHINGTON|TANDARD
IS IB3UED KYKtIY SATURDAY MOUSING BY
jatr.v Mi&zwt JiVRPar,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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A*ll*ll*l iig Kntrn
One sf|ifirr, one insertion s.l CO
Kuril additional insertion I 00
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A liberal deduction will he made in fn
vor of those who advertise tour squares, or up
wards, by the your.
JijS"" Legal notices w ill bp charge? to the
attorney or officer authorizing their insertion.
ttSTAd vertisemeuts sent from a distance,
mid transient notices, must tie accompanied by
ihc cash.
:<f births, mnrriiigei
ami death* inserted five of charge. .
Obituary notices, or " poetry" nppend
>•(l to marriage* or d«»-»tlis, will be charged one
hn-lf our regular advertising rites. We will
iiul hereafter deviate from this rule
tey Blank's, bill-i.eads, cards, circulars,
<'atal«jfU''.H, bills of fare. pnstei.>, programmes,
pamphlets, etc.. printed at reasonable nuts
OrricK —Corner of Second and Washington
Street's.
NICELY TRAPPED.
A girl, young and pretty, and above till
gifted with an air of admirable candor,
lately presented herself belote a l'arisiuu
lawyer.
" Monsieur, I lmvo come to consult yon
f»n a grave affair. I want you to oblige a
man 1 love, to marry me in spite of him-
Kotl*. How shall 1 proceed
The gentleman of the bar had, of
course, a sufficiently conscience.
11c reflected u moment, and then, being
suro that, no one overheard him, replied
licsitatingly :
" M idauioiselle, according to our law,
you always posess the means of forcing a
in HI to marry you. You must remain on
three occasions alone with him ; you can
then go before u judge aud swear that he
is your lover."
•' And that will suffice, Monsieur ?"
'• Yes, M.idanioiselle, with one further
consideration."
•• Well V
'•Then, you will produce witnesses who
Kill in ike oalh to having seen you remain
a g iod i|iiarter of an hour with the indi
vidual said to have trifled with your affec
tions."
•• Very well, Monsieur, I will retain you
as c IUUSCI in the management ol' this af
fair. (jood day.''
A few days afterwards tlio young lady
rciunied. Shu was mysteriously received
by ilie lawyer, who scarcely gave her time
to seat herself, ami questioned her with
the most lively curiosity.
" Capital, capital !"
" Persevere in your design, uiwdamoi.
sclle, hut the next tune you eoinc to con.
suit iue, nive mo the name of the young
man you are p>ing to make m> happy in
spite of himself."
A fortnight afterwards, the young lady
knocked at tin; door of the counsel's room.
No sooner was she in than she fluiifr
herself into a chair, saying, that the walk
hud made Iter breathless, ller counsel
tried to reassure her, tuade her inhale
salts, and even proposed to unloose her
garments.
" It is useless, monsieur," she said, " I
am mueh better."
" Well, now tell me the name of the for
tunate mortal."
*• Well, then, the fortunate mortal, be it
known to you, is yourself," said the yuung
beauty, bursting into a
you, and 1 have bceu hero three tiii.es
tete-a-tcte with you, and my four witucsses
are below, ready and willing to accompany
me to a magistrate," gravely continued the
narrator.
The lawyer thus caught had the good
sense not to get angry. The most singu.
lar fact of all is, thut he adores his young
wife who makes a most excellent house
keeper.
THE ARCTIC RAFT.—Tho Alaska Her.
aid says: "The ingeniously constructed
India rubber raft, on which Mr. Octave
Pavy proposes to trivvl in the Arctic wa
ters, iu search of the North Pole, is com
posed of four keelshaped cylinders, fast
ened together on the decks by wooden
«iats, to which the uccessary masts and
rigging are attached. It was designed by
the iuventor as a life boat, to be carried ou
vessels used in ease of fire or shipwreck.
It is so small tn it it oocupies very littlo
room—iu fact, Mr. Pavy carries his in a
barrel. Such a rait cannot be capsized,
and will float in tho severest storm. It
will carry about 10,000 pounds of freight
besides tho orew. Capt. Mikes, who ac
companies Mr. Pavy, has crossed the At.
lantic in fourteen days on the same raft."
A NEW SAFETY SlGNAL.—lnvented by
Mr. George 11. Cumuiings, is to be triod
on the Boston and Maine Railroad. A
dial, with fingers from one to ten, nine
inchos in length, is set in motion by a rod
being struck by a paiutiug engiue, and con
tinues in motion ten minutes, and showing
a red signal to an appioiching train. The
illuminated dial cap be seen a dis.
tance, and when wound up will run for
ninety trains. It is desigued for curves,
tunnels aod othor dangerous places.
Jlfrottd lo Slcais, polite, th<| gisscmiiratioti of "filscfut and Htt promotion of the Jest Jnlctesfs of 'SSashiajton Styriforg.
[Written for the Washington Standard]
A NISQUALLY LEGEND.
Near Steilacoom, Washington Territory,
there is a little island, who.se traditionary
name is ttattno. A narrow channel separ
ates it from the mainland, and at the ebb
and flow of the tide tho water rushes
through tuniulttiously, Tho inland is loop:
aud not very wide, and is covered by a for
est that count* its years by centuries.
Hundred* of Summers have poured the
fervor of their seasons into its stately
growth ; hundreds of Winters have dow
c.ed it with sturdiness and endurance.
Its strip of beach is strewn with soft, gray
stones, wave-worn into curious forms.
Tl»e chartu of legend lingers about these
stones. Many generations ago, there lived
in the vicinity of Stcilacoum a Xisqually
ehiet', brave and powerful. lie had many
horses und a letinue of slaves, the unhappy
trophies of his victories in war. Hut the
pride ol his heart and of the tribe, was his
daughter, whoso surpassing beauty brought
her many suitors. In vain they rehearsed
before her stories of their prowess, and
brought her robes of choicest beaver skins,
glisteuing stones, itulc trinkets ami brace
lets of strango shells, flowers and berries
and trophies of their t kill in hunting and
fishing. Everything that a despairing
wooer eoulJ hope would win him a tender
thought, was Lid before her in humblest
homage. SiiO was kind to all, but only
kind ; her heart was untouched.
She was a gentle mistress and the ser
vice of her slaves was oue of love. They
were her merry attendants, aud her un
troubled heart asked nothing that their
coiupuuiotiship could not supply. Uucon
scious of the distractions wrought by her
beauty aud her obduracy, she lived in per
fect coutent iu her father's lodge.
ISut one day there appeared among them
a stranger, handsomer than any that had
ever visited them. He was tall and mus
cular, his eyes were keeu, his voice sonor
011*. At evening, around the fire ; ho un
folded narratives of adventurous deeds iu
the strange country from which he came.
From his eyes darted imperious glances.
There was a power in his rude eloquence
and impressive pantomime that delighted
his grave, undemonstrative audience.
'J heir reserve melted before the charm of
his nnutier. Even Uattao, the Tyec's
daughter, was enthralled. In his presence
she was happy ; away from him an unfa
miliar disquietude possessed her. Togeth
er they threaded the intricacies of the som
bre forest; on the beach they watched the
lapping waves, aud o'er the bluc,,flashing
waters their eancc bore them lightly to the
little island.
llere Battao listened to words that be-!
fore had fallen on a heedless ear; now they 1
quickened her heart with new emotion. '
Hut one day, as she sat on the shore of tho !
mainland, her lover pacing listlessly for-!
ward and buck, her quick ear missed his !
footsteps. She saw him fearlessly walking
the pathless waters, then vanish from her
anguished gaze into a thick wall of mist
that enveloped the islaud. It drifted
away bel'oro the morning breeze, but tho
sea kept its own secret, and her empty
heart had for itself DO comfort. Her com
panions vainly tried to interest her in the
puerile amusements of other days. Her
happiness was in the past and her ooly
solace in recalling that past. A strange
charm drew her to this island. She felt
less lonely here; her lost lover seemed
nearer; his tones sounded in her ear ind
memory, with tender faithfulness revived
each happy hour. While she sat absorbed
in reverie, *ho scooped the sands of the
beach into her hand and sifted them thro*
her brown fingers. Thoy moulded as they
fell into a tiny band, an arm, or foot ; into
fishes, rabbits and birds. She seemed
unconscious of the uiagio and followed her
careless toying till they lay thickly strewn
along the shore.
One day as her canoe sped over the
waves, it was mysteriously arrested, de.
taiued as by a giant's grasp.' The efforts
of her slaves were futile; they frantically
plied their paddles, but the canoe was as
motionless as a stranded shell. Leaning
over the edge of the canoe, she saw be.
neath the water tho smiling face of her
beloved. Extending her arms she begged
him to come up to her, but that ho could
not do; he could come baek to earth no
more, he said. They talked together a
long time. lie told her all the wonders of
his caverned home, and while she listened
to bis familiar voice her heart waxed glad j
but when he begged her to come to him,
OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 8, 1872.
it grew cold with drcud. Stronger though
than fear was ldvc. She bade her slaves
go back and tell her father that in five
days she would return. Then she leaped
into the waters and thff cireliug eddy hid
her from their view. Waking the echoes
with their shrill lamentations, they pad.
died swiftly to shore. The whole tribe
abandoned themselves to the extravagan
ces of savage mourning, but in fire days it
was turned to wildest joy, for the sea gave
up iis prisoner. Her love for her kindred
seemed unchanged, and her time was di
vided betweeu her father's lodge and her
mysterious home beneath the waves. Sumo
gracious enchantment kept for her the
sparkle and freshness of youth, while those
who were young with her, aged and dropped
out of the ranks of the living till their
generation was only a memory, faint and
fast passing to oblivion. As they disap
peared, she too withdrew herself from l.er
earthly haunts, though she did not forget
those she left. She gave warning of every
storm, rising beautiful and fearless alovo
the sea, a thing but half-human. Those
who saw tho spectre standing amid the
curling waves, plied their paddles to reach
the shore before the storm should engulf
them. She was not always inves'ed w.th
mists and gray clouds. Sometimes her
phantom was discerned when the sea was
serene and sparkling with the brightness
ef a lair day, and that betokened the death
of some of the tribe by drowning. She
has not been seen for many years; not
since the whites came, and this tradition
and the stones that still strew the beach of
island named for her are all that are vouch
safed us.
Apart from its inherent charm, this leg
end of the Tyeo's daughter suggests Pros,
crpino and her divided life, one half the
year on earth with her mother, one half iu
the dark realm of the King of Hades. It
calls before us the nymphs and naiads of
of those fabled days, and Uudino, the
lovely waif, the water sprite, Mho paints
for us " a region of light and beauty, where
lofty coral trees glow with blue and crim
-B'ju fruits in their gardens, where the in
habitauts walk bcucath resounding domes
of crystal over the pure sand of the sea."
We strongly feel the kinship of mind,
when from its creatious, Sicilian meadows,
a German fisher's hut, aud the remote
North Western forests, can each leud its
figure to a group eudowed with so many
points of likeuess that I'roscrpinc, Undine,
and the dusky Battao stand in our mental
camera, a trio of sisters. 11.
WHERE TIIE GOLD GOES. —In tho reign
of Dariua gold was thirteen tiuies more
valuable, weight for weight, than silver.
Iu the time of Plato it was twelve times
more valuable, lu the time of Julius
Coesar it was ouly nine times more valua
ble, owing, perhaps, to the enormous
quantities of gold seized in his
wars. It is a natural question to ask—
what became of the gold and silver? A
paper read before the Polytechnic Asso
ciation by Dr. Stevens, recently, is calcu
lated to uiect this inquiry. He says of
our annual gold product, fully fifteen per
cent, goes to Europe; twenty.fivo pet
cent. to Cuba; fifteen per cent, to Brazil;
five per cent, direct to Japan, China, and
the Indies, leaving but five per cent, for
circulation in this country. Of that which
goes to Cuba, tho West Indies and Brazil,
fully fifty per cent, finds its way to Europe,
where, deducting a large per centage used
in manufacturing, four.fifths of the re
mainder is exported to India. Here the
transit of the precious metal is at an end.
Here the supply, however vast, is absorbed,
and never returns to tho civilized world.
The Orientals consume but little, while
their productions have ever been in de
mand among Western nations. As mere
recipients, these nations have acquired the
desire of accumulation and hoarding, a
fashion common alike to all classes among
tho Egyptian, Chinese and Persians. A
French economist says, in his opinion, the
former nation alone can hide 820,000,000
of gold and silver annually, and tho pres
ent Emperor of Morocco is reported as so
addicted to this avaricious mania, that he
has seventeen large chambers with the
precious metals. The passion of princes,
it is not surprising that the same spirit is
shared by their subjects, and it is in this
predilection that we discover tho solution
of :he problem as to tho ultimate disposi.
tion of the precious metals. This absorp.
tion by tbo Eastern nations, has been un
interruptedly going on since the most
historic period. Aoeording to Pliny, as
much as f 100,000,000 in gold was in his
dav, annually exported to the East. The
balance of trade in favor of those nations
is now given at $80,000,000.
t#" A young Indianan " proposed" to
•is young ladies just for fun, and was con
siderably annoyed by being accepted by
all of them.
AN OREGON LEAP YEAR INCIDENT.
We all know that during leap year the
ladies enjoy certain privileges which are
not vouchsafed to them at other times, but
very few of the dear creatures ever pluck
up the necessary courage to use the
"rights" guaranteed. We, however, have
been informed of a case which occurred
in tliia town a few days ago where an ethe
| real young damsel of Washington county,
i grasped her priviledge with a vigor and
went-te work determined to he a married
woman, or know why she couldn't Ik>> A
young man hid been calling on her for
! several months, and as ho hadn't popped
the delicate question or made sign, she
concluded to bring him up with a round
turn. Making all things ready, she in
formed the young man she w*s going to
visit Portland on business and would be
very glad to have him accompany her.
Of course his modesty forbade him to de
cline the invitation, and on the cars the
two came to town. After their arrival
at the St Charlei, they then went out to
see the sights. Finally the young lady
reached the court house and enquired for
the Clerk's office, which was shown her.
Entering the office she caught sight of
"Jccms" the affable and accommodating
deputy, who advanced to the counter, and
addressing the young gcutlcman asked if
he desired anything.
" No, I dont't want nothin," but I guess
she does. Just come along with her, and
I'm doggon'd ef I know what she wants."
" Jecuis" turned to the young lady,
whom he addressed in his blandest tones,
and desired to know what ho could do for
her.
" Whv. I want a marriage license, to be
sure. For what else does a young woman
come hero ?"
The question asked in return was one
that " Jeems" did not answer, and he im
mediately set about preparing to supply the
fair visitor with the desired document.
" Whafis the name of the bridegroom ?"
asked " Jeems," pen in hand.
" Come. John, speak up and tell your
name to the gentleman."
" Why I don't want to set married, and
I don't want to get no license!" replied
John while hi* face blanched.
" Pshaw. I know better. You have
been courting me for nearly a year and its
got to etui sooner or later, and it isn't worth
while Waiting; go (oil the srentleuian your
name, that's a "rood fellow !"
•Tnhii finally blurted out his name like a
frightened seltool.boy, and in a twiukling
it was writteu in the license, which was
duly sealed and handed over to the fair
one, who paid the fee, aud taking her
intended by the hand she led him away,
after ascertaining where a minister could
be found.— Portland Bulletin.
TAMMANY SOCIETY. —This venerable
organization, which by the recreancy of a
few of her Sachems had acquired a bad
name, has determined to reorganize. The
plunderers have been expelled from the
temple, and those who are attached to
Democratic principles, uuder the call of
Grand Saclicm Schell, were notified to
meet on February tho 2Gth at Tammany
Hall. They include the uiost prominent
Democrats in tho Union. Had the Re.
publican party such a body, tho corruption
of the Republicans would have been ex
posed by themselves, as Tammany did with
the thieving ring that ruled the empire
City. YVc give the names of the Com
mittee, for many of them arc known to
our citizens : Charles O'Connor, Oswald
Ottcndorfer, August Beluiont John Kelly,
John J. Cisco, Andrew Mills, Manton
Marble, William B. Clerke, John W.
Clmnler, Arthur Leary, George Law, Jus.
English, Sam!. L. M. Barlow, George
A. Jeremiah, Saml. F. Barger, Edward L.
Donuclly, Thomas B. Tappeo, John R.
Flanagan, Townsend Harris, Elijah Ward,
Abratu S. Hewitt, M. 11. Andrews.
UNIFORMS FOR GIRLS. —A writer in
Scribner's Monthly does not know why it
is not just as well for school girls to dress
in uniforms as for boys. There are many
excellent schools in England where the
girls dress in uniform throughout the en
tire period speut in their education. By
dressing iu uniform the thoughts of all the
pupils arc released from the consideration
of dress; there is no show of wealth, and
no confession of poverty. Girls from
widely separated localities and classes come
together and stand or fall by scholarship,
character, disposition and manners. The
term of study could be lengthened by the
use of the uioncy that would thus be
saved; and while a thousand cousidcra.
tions favor such a change, wo are unable
to thiuk of one that makes against it.
These reflections are suggested by tho fact
thxt in somo of our schools the mere item
of dress for young ladies is often over ono
thousand dollars a year.
MT General B- F. Butler is a delogate
to the Philadelphia Convention, and in
structed to vote for Grant. In 1867 he
wrote to Mr. W. Jones, Xeanah, Wis.,
that " Grant's election will be a misfortune,
because it will put ia a man without a
head or heart, indifferent to human suffer*
ing, and impotent to govern."
tUT A farm of four hundred acres in
England is kept by a woman, to whom the
royal Agricultural Society gave its highest
premium last season for genera! excellence
and system.
CATTLE RAISING IN TEXAS.
Cattle raising in Texas is characterized
by features peculiar to that State. The.
business is principally in tho hands of
comparatively a few men, who conduct
their operations on a scale of great magni
tude. In 1*00,10.000 head of cattlo con
stituted a large stock; now 25,000 and
30,000 are not uncommonly owned by one
man, while in the brands of some individ
uals are included as many as 50,000 or
00,000. It is said that an unassuming
Irishman named Tom O'Conner, living iu
Refugio county, is the largest cattle owner
in Texas. He does not know precisely
how many he owns, but his stock is esti.
mated at about OJ,OOO. Iu Texas when
a calf is weaned from its dam and cannot
be identified .13 the property of anybody,
it becomes tho chattlc of whoever first
brands it. This gives a great advautage
to the large owners, as small stock raisers
are not able to employ the necessary labor
to keep their stock branded up, and what
I hey lose usually becomes incorporated in
the herds of wealthier men.* During the
war, when nearly all tho able-bodied uicn
in tho State were either in the Confeder
ate army or driven to take refuge in Mex
ico, the wealthy stock owners employed
Mexican vanqueros, who were exempt
from the draft, to look after their herds,
while the cattle belonging to poOr men
strayed wherever they liked. Tho con
sequence was that the small stocks became
to a great extent absorbed in the larger
ones. Over one million cattle were shipped
or driven from Texas during the past
year, but the trade is in a very depressed
condition now. Owing to the low rates
paid iu the Northern markets, a great pro
portion of the droves started last year have
becu held over and wintered iu Kansas,
waiting improvement iu prices. Several
million dollars'worth of cattle, it is esti
mated, have been stolen and driven over
tho lino into Mexico by organized bands
of thieves, who have pursued their rob
beries with impunity. The Mexican Gov.
nrnmcnt has notoriously encouraged these
raids. Our own Government has done
nothing worth mention to guard against
them, but has been energetic to prevent
tho Texans from following the robbers
aerOS! *'»« lino. No end of petitions for
prelection against thete robberies have
been sent to Washington. In answer to
thetu Grant withdrew troops from Texas
and scut them to New Orleans to overawe
a Republican Convention which he feared
was unfriendly to his personal interests.
tey* Seven months ago, Chicago was a!-
most obliterated from the fuco of the earth
by one of the mast terrible conflagrations
of modern tiuies; one who saw it then
would hardly recognize it now. The rap
idity with which it has been rebuilt is
marvellous ; the unsightly ruins made by
fire are almost entirely replaced by tine
blocks of buildiogs, more substantial and
beautiful than those which occupied their
sites, and the value of property is rapidly
rising in all parts of tho city. On Wa
bash avenue and in Jackson, Adams, Mon
roe, and Jefferson streets, the prico of
land has airanced from SI,OOO per front
foot to S 1.200, and in some instances to
51.500. The Grand Pacific Hotel is the
finest and largest of the new buildings,
and his 500 rooms; it is rebuilding on its
old site and will cost one million dollars.
The Republican Life Insurance building,
which was badly damage 1 by the fire, is
rebuilding with stone, iron and brick, and
the many public edifices in process of
erection will make Chicago a much finer
and better city than it ever was before.
As may readily be believed, in all build,
injrs great precautions aro taken against
danger of fire, Chicago being a ' burnt
child."
A NEW WAY or PUTTING IT. —Rev.
Thorns R. Beechcr, a brother of H. W.
8., of Plymouth Church, but who is a very
different Beecber, presides over a church
at Eltnira, N. Y. . Recently, in an address,
he said: " I hear a knock at one of tho
doors of my house ; I answer the summons,
and see before me a man with a face and
head swollen with «jnall-pox in its worst
and most malignant form. He holds iu
his hand a fair and beautiful white lily,
which he offers me. I tell him I love the
lily itself, but I cannot take it, owing to
the very peculiar circumstances under
which it is offered. And so the liepulicau
party—corrupt and festering as it is—
comes to mo and hold out its platform and
says it is a pure and good one, made up of
morality and justice and all that, but I do
not feel like taking it from such a source."
D.> NOT RIDICULE CHILDREN.—ChiId,
ren often stem to say very absurd things,
for which they are ridiculed or abashed.
Nothing, however, oao be more cruel than
this, for the child has merely done what
many a philosopher has done before him
—jumped to a wrong conclusion; and if
instead of being; ridiculed and made to
distrust himself, and avoid the venturing
his littlo speculations before us ia future,
had we been at the trouble of examining
his notions, we should see how naturally,
perhaps, the idea had arisen, or how in.
geniously, through a lack o! knowledge,
the little mind hud put together incongru
ous things.
Mr Duke Alexia is expected in San
Francisco next September. He is now in
China.
> WHOLE NO. 604.
TRUTHS FOR OUR GIRLS.
Almost every newspaper or periodical
we take up contaius some kind of advice
to young women, until you must, be tired
of the theme. Much is said that is excel
lent, but before you rely upon its iiupliei.
ty, I wish you would notice whether it ia
the advice i>f a man or woman. Neither
sex can understand the wants r.f the pther
us well as they can tho wants of their ojn,
and a treat many men who writ* for tbe
newspapers know lets about the feuiale
understanding than they do of the myste
ries of dress making, or the management
of a cross baby.
You have enough of advice, certain}? ;
I shall only tell jou a few well-known
facts. Do not aiako matriuioay tho aalc
end und aim of your cxiyteuce. Now lint
colleges, schools of art,, und tho learned
pio'ei-sinns are opened to women,
you need not accept the first &ian who of
fers himself, whether you love him or not,
became you have to be supported some,
how, mill it is not respectable for a lady to
cam her own living. It i.« better fur tho
moral condition of society that girls should
become doctor.', artists, telegraph opera
tors, book-keepers, or anything that will
support theiu honestly, rather than be
come the wires of men they cannot lore.
Girls, never marry for the poor boon of
either a home or a husbaud. Do not soil
yourselve-i for gold, for a ninrriage without
is an inferno more terrible than Dauto
ever pictured. It is better to be a cheer
ful, contented " old maid," than an un
happy wife.
Some of the oldest women who ever ex
isted have never married, for they pre
ferred "single blessedness" :%i "wedded
misery." Of course it is better to be mar
r'eJ if the right one comes ; but if he does
not, do not tret about it. There is no
greater mistake than 4o affirm either that
matrimony is the universal vocation of wo
men, or that a sour temper and discontent,
ed spirit are inseparable from the condition
of Mugle life. There never was an un
happy " old maid" yet who would not
have been qnite as unhappy as a wife, and
created double mischief, for ahe would
have made two people miserable instead of
ono.
STUFF ANI> NONSENSE. —"Can't bo
helped," in a phrase often enough on thu
lips of feeble folk. As they miss chance*
and spoil undertakings, they cousolc thenu
selves with this pitiable formula. It
serves their purpose. It suggests a sort
of fate outside themselves, inevitable and
irresistible, of which they are the victims.
It clears theui of responsibility, or it rec
onciles tliuiu to blunders. A man is on
the wrong truck when ho often says. "It
can't be helped." True, " thero is no rjni
cdy for spilled milk," when it has been
spilled; but there are a good many prtotu.
tions against spilling. A strong man takes
the precautions; a wcuk man spills the
milk, and then, with a look and a tone of
commisseration, partly of himself, partly
of the wreck, he says, " It can't be helped."
NEI'OTIBM. —An exchange gives the fol
lowing definition of this word: The term
"nepotism" originated in Itxly about the
thirteenth century wlieu the temoral pow
er of the I\>pes was felt throught Christen,
dom. The Popes, invested with a dignity
and u revenue of imperial proportions,
soon began to use their influence to aggran
dize their families. Being deprived by
virtue of their priestly offiee, of direct
descendants, they promoted the collateral
branches of their families, and espeetally
their nephews, to various profitable em
ployments and dignities. So far vaa this
carried that the Italians invented the term
" /1j Nipotixmo" —nepotism--to express,
this papal abuse, from the familiar word
nrpos, a nephew.
THE WAK AGAINST TOBACCO.— There
is considerable amusement expressed over
the way in which an anti-tobacco society
iu England were recently taken in. •- It
seems a Professor NOW >uau was brought
up to give his experience of the bauefnl.
Always having been innocent cf its rise,
he was to try a pipeful in order that lia
mk'lit get sick, and be enabled the mere
vividly to detail iu horrible effects upon
the human system. But unfortunately for
science and philanthrophy, the Professor
was not thrown iuto the terrible siskeesa
so confidently expected, ar i he rather
liked the sensation than otherwise; so,
much so iodeod, that ho would bo billing
to make another trial.
trf Horace Greeley is (he first practical
printer that erer was nominated fhr the
Prc>idency. ID early HA Jams Bach,
annn learned the printer's art, but he aeon
abandoned the profession for the law, is
which he became an eminent practitioner.
Greedy on the contrary, went into a prist,
in? office whan he was scarce twelve yeara
old, and has remained connected with tho
printing art during the whola of his eroot-
Hfo.
tSf This show* the power of patroiooas.
The last of Nsnfuoket'a rWlaiaioy whalo
ahipe was sold a Sew weokafiwfls. Twenty
or thirty yeara ago Nantueket had a fleet
of sorno eighty whalers, IrejitlU of
whieh were eonstantJy at sea. Now,
what wa« ooco a moot Soarithieß bwinwa,
has totally disappeared from ita old haoa
VW The popo'atiun of TVlsska is VTS9T.

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