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No INTEREST IN TIIEIU WOHK.—Light
and frillimr minds Jo not succeed in life,
for the reason that they take 110 interest in
tlieir work. What they do is done me
chanically. without thought or care, so that
they kill so much lime and get paid for it.
Tf they talk or rattle, it is about that which
lias 110 sense in it, showing cloarly small
lies* of caliber and vacancy of thought.
If girls or young women, they are, or
would be, constantly on the " iro," and
chattering about very little somethings, or
about absolute nothings. An hour in *lirh
civnpany is enough. If it bo young men
of the same class, the
sions are on '• how to make the hair grow"
on tlieir feuiiiiiiie faces, or about some
body's fast horse, fighting dog, or the late
runaway mutch of two Mlly youths. One
fcldom hears from tlietn any reference to
the real duties of life or to the work by
which they are to get their living. If 11
target company or 11 band of street mins
trels pass the premises wlicro they work,
all theie " light weights'' rush to the doors
anil windows, leaving their duties, it may
be, in confusion. Without exhibiting in
terest in their work, without application,
without energy or perseverenee, mid with
no economy as to the way in which they
spend their time, is it surprising that their
" efforts" are not appreciated by their
hard hearted employer? These eye serv
ants, the«e giddy human soap-bubbles, ore
now " fixing things" for life. They are
sowing the wind and will reap tho whirl
wind. Having "no interest in their work"
they will come to naught, and perhaps as
sist in filling the poor houses, asylums,
hospitals and prisons.
liemnJy —What you find to do, do it
with your might. Jse diligent in busings;
do one thing at a time, and finish what
you begin. Let nothing divert your study
of the interest of your employer. Make
his interest your interest; lie will, in time,
if not at first, appreciate and reward your
efforts, lie prompt, temperate, industri.
cm, never " in the drag," always up to
time, or a little ahead. Think more than
you talk—read such books as throw light
on your pursuit, that you may become
thoroughly posted on all matters connected
therewith. Atteution to these things will
call out your faculties, develop your mind,
and secure to you a good measure of suc
cess iu life.— Phrenological Journal.
A QUIKT HlT. —The Rev. Mr. Talbot,
a clergyman of some reputation in tho
western part of Pennsylvania, was a good
liator of cant. Horn and reared a farmer,
he took to the church as a matter of
choice, and without doubt his sincerity
was tho cleetrial effect by which ho pro
dace 1 so many converts from "tho ways
that are dark."
Or. Talbot was without doubt always an
original wit, and, when the purpose served
hiiu, a cynic. On returning to his former
homo at one timo, his neighbors, having
board of his fame as a " sower of the gos
pel," assembled to meet him, and one
sanctimouious fellow, who carrjed a whin
ing air about him on all occasions, was
one of the first to come fawning about Mr.
" By the way," said the clergyman,
" what has become of Old Smithers ?"
" Dead," said Uriah Heap, with a groan.
» Dead ?"
"-Yes—whisky killed him."
" How old was he ?"
" Unfortunate mm ! And Old Slater?"
" Dead," (auotbor groan.)
" l'oor Old Slater. What did he die
" How uld was he t"
" Deluded wretch! And Daddy Wood ?"
" He, too, has gouo the way of all flesh.
He drank himself to death, when he
shoul 1 have bejn thinking of the future
world, lie was eighty five, and even with
the grave "
I say, brother," said Mr. T., with a
rjuiot liugh in his eye, "o in you tell tuu
where I tan get a hogshead of that same
Ueroftd lo JJijim, igolifc, fftij Jlisßcmiinttioit of "Mncful Jiifonnnlioii, and tfte jptotioit oj thq Drst Jntqtsts of Mashisitin ST^rritorg.
A PRACTICAL STORY.
One of the first settlers in the Wild
Itivcr region was Daniel Somerby. He
was a quiet, will-meaning man, content to
live upon the results of honest toil, and
anxious to render unto every man his due.
He bought his land when it was cheap, iu
fact, when the prico had been merely nom
inal; and what with huuting and fishing
and cultivating such land as he was in
clined to clear, he managed to live very
comfortably. Another of the early settlers
was Jasper Gripper But Gripper was a
different sort of a m:in from Somerby. He
was close and tricky, and could bear down
very hard upou liis neighbors in pursuing
liis own interests. He boasted to his friend
that no man should tjver overreach him.
Time passed on, and it became known
to the lumbermen of the that
the best pine in the country cauie from
the Wild Hi vcr region. One day early in
Spring a gentleman came from the distant
city and looked up and down the river on
Jaepcr Gripper's land; and on the follow
ing day he was joined by two other gentle,
men. Gripper had ofteu thought what a
splendid place that would be for a dam
and mill. With a firm dam the power
would be enormous. There was only one
trouble; the extreme freshets to which the
river was subject in Spring and Autumn
would render it difficult to fix the dam.
Hut then there were engineers who could
overcome all such difficulties.
Finally the gentleman who had first vis
ited the fall introduced himself to Mr.
Gripper as Mr. Jutncs Bates, and frankly
stated that he had beco commissioned to
examine the fall, and, if he thought proper,
Jo purchase. Jasper Gripper was keenly
and sharply alive. His eye teeth were cut.
He kuew that for several years the atten
tion of the lumbermen had been directed
to the Wild lliver pines, and that lately
people had discovered that the land was of
the very best quality. And, moreover, he
knew that the fall ou his laud was tho only
site ou the river, anywhere in that region,
where the dam could be safely erected.
There was another full, six miles below,
but it was of a wild, roaring, turbulent
character, locked in the jaws of towering
granite, where no mills could possibly be
'• Of course," said Mr. Bates, " we can
not think of paying much for tho water
privilege, and bnt very little for tho land
which would bo roquired for our buildings.
Tho expense of erecting a suitable dam
will be very great, and at best we run
great risk. You will be the gainer in
every way. Not only will it open a ready
market for your lumber, but the value of
all your surrounding land will be greatly
Mr. Gripper winked, and then nodded,
lie had his own interests to look after. If
he did not look after them he was sure no
body else would. After a deal of thinking,
he said he would sell the water privilege,
together with ten acres of land adjacent,
for two thousand dollars.
The agcut was astooished. lie consid
ered the price ridiculous.
" Why," said he "you did not pay so
much for your whole territory."
It made no odds how he (Gripper) had
paid. His price had been named, and tho
company could take it, or let it be.
Mr. Bates was not authorised to accept
such terms. He must confer with his prin
cipals. And he went away.
Iu a few days he came again, this time
iu company with three othurs. They went
up and examiued the water privilege, and
then came back to Mr. Gripper'a house,
where they informed that individual that
if he would throw in ten more acres of
land they would accept his offer.
Gripper thought he had them. He had
thoroughly digested the matter and had
come to the conclusion that the water pow
er would bo of inestimable value to a com
pany able to improve it, and that they were
bound to have it.
" Gentlemen," said* he, "my offer of
two thousand dollars was made for your
acceptance several days ago. I did not
leave it open to your pleasure. I have
since becu examining the property more
thoroughly, and have concluded not to sell
fur less than three thousand."
" Why, bless your soul, man," cried one
of the company, "doyou realise how our
mills, erected on that site, would benefit
you. Tho valuo of all tho rest of your
property would be doubled—aye, quadru
pled—the moment our wheels are set io
OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 25,1872.
motion. We had supposed you would
freely give the water-power to a responsi
ble company who would improve it."
Mr. Gripper laughed scornfully. He
knew his own interests better than that;
they could take up his offer, or leave it,
as they pleased.
After much discussion, Mr. Bates spoke
" Mr. Gripper, we would like your final
offer to remain open to our acaeptance
three days, at the end of which time you
shall have our answer. Will you accom
modate us ?"
" When I said three thousand dollars,"
replied Mr. Gripper, " I meant to include
only ten acres of land. If you want ten
acres more, I must call it thirty-five hun
And with this monstrous proposition,
which was to be open three days, the par
One of the gentlemen of Mr. Bates'
party was Bento Mcintosh, the most ac
complished civil cngiuecrs of the day.
" Tou spokeof another fall below here,"
he said, after they had left Gripper's resi
" Yes," answered Bates, " But you will
find it utterly impracticla."
. Still Mcintosh desired to look at it, and
thither the party bent their steps.
The fall was found to be a tumbling,
dashiug flood, pouring dowu a declivity of
at least seventy feet iu a distance of twenty
rods, leaping and surging over the jagged
shelves of rocks into a boiling chasm be
low, while ou both hands arose perpendic
ular walls of solid granite, showing that at
some period far remote the mountain tor
rcut had literally cut its way through the
Mcintosh examined the land below the
falls, and at a point not far distant in that
directiou he found a shallow swail, or gully,
overgrown with grass and shrubbery, but
with a deposit of river sand upon its bot.
tem. The appearance of the place attracted
" Probably," said Mr. Bates, "it is
where the melted snow and heavy raia find
their course from the hills."
" I think not," said Mcintosh. " This
sand is from the river—not from the hills
—aud you will observe that it could not
have backed up by any rise from the water
below. Let us follow it."
So they struck into the water path, and
followed it up around the ledge, by an
easy and gradual ascent, until it led them
upon the rivers bank nearly a quarter of a
mile from the fall.
"Eureka!" cried Mcintosh, clapping
his hands, exultantly. " Here we have a
water course marked out and graded by
Nature herself, which will yield a power
immeasurably superior to the one above.
And, moreover, all danger frcm flood is
The otherl quickly comprehended the
value of the discovery. They saw that by
cutting a canal along the old water coarse
over which the river had poured a stream
at its highest flood, they would be able to
control the water at will, and use it over
and over again for mills, set one below the
other along the gracefully curved track.
And two things more—the sites were more
favorable for building than wero those
above, with bettor timber land surround
ing, and tho furious cataract would not be
between the mills and the market.
The next qnestion was, who owned the
newly diseovered privilege ? It belonged
to David Somerby. They visited him and
carefully opened their busiaess.
" Look here, gentlemen," he said, after
they had beaten the bush awhile—their
experience with Gripper had made them
cautious—" let us understand each other.
Toll me plainly what you want, and I will
tell you as plainly what I will do on my
Mr. Bates made up his mind that he had
an honest man—a straightforward man—
to deal with, apd he stated his ease plainly
aod frankly. He not only told how the
company would develop the water powir
and erect their mills, but he went on to
point out the advantages which would re*
suit to the owner of the adjoining land,
in itself and also of the magnificent pine
and spruce timber with which it was
Mr. Somerby liatened attentively, and at
length told them to eall upon him on the
following morning. He wanted to sleep
Tbat evening Jasper Gripper ealled
down to aea hia friend Somerby. He
wanted to purchase five hundred acres,
more or less, of the pino interval spruce
upland adjoiuing his lancl. Gripper fought
shy, and hung on, and Somerby otily got
rid of him by assuring him that 'he was
not at present at liberty to sell.
"Aha!" chuckled Gripper. "Them
'ere mill folks have been here. They want
the land. Well, well, let 'em buy it; I
shall own the land between it and their
milta, and they'll find it Jiard work to get
their logs up without my consent."
And Gripper returned to his home firmly
persuaded that the company had resolved
to purchase his water privilege. Oh! why
had he not asked them fire thousand dol
lars for it ?
On the following morning Mr. Bates
and his friends were punctual, and when
Mr. Somerby had bccu asked what conclu
sion he had arrived at, he spoke as fol
" Gentlemen, I have thought the matter
all over, and have made up my mind. 1
have two propositions to make, aud you
can accept which you choose. All told, I
own about fifteen hundred acres of land in
this section, and the river cuts it nearly in
halves. Full half of it is rich interval cov
ered with pine, aud the rest is upland and
hill, with spruce, hemlock, and oak. First,
1 will give you the laud for your course,
and deed you the power, and also give you
all the land necessary for your mill build
ings, provided that you on your part, will
set at once about developing and improving
the power and putting up the mills. Or, I
will turn all my laud into the stock of the
company at a fair appraisal, and become
one of you."
Mr. Bates was authorized to accept the
first on the spot, and to give bond, if nec
essary, for the performance of the compa
ny's part of the contract. But he liked
the second offer best, though before accept
ing it, he must confer at head quarters.
Mr. Somerby informed him that the of
fer was opened to hiui AS lyng as he de
On their way back, Mr. Bates and his
companions called on Jasper Grippcr.
" Gentlemen," said Mr. Grippcr, as soon
as mutual salutations had been exchanged,
" you will understand that when I offered
the twenty acres of land, I did not intend,
for the price named, to include the timber
" It makes no difference," returned Mr.
Bates, with a smile, " we have concluded
uot to purchase your water privilege."
14 How ! Not purchase?" gasped Grip
" No. We do not want it." Mr. Bates
didn't think it.necessary to tell him of bet
ter power which they had discovered.
41 But, gentlemen, there must bo some
They assured him there was no mistake
at all. Mr. Gripper was in agony. lie
would take $2,000; ho would take $1,500;
he would take whatever they were willing
to pay. He would give them the water
and the laud if they would only put up
their mills thereon.
But they would not do it. In seekiug
to overreach them he had overreached
himself. And they left him a prey to re
morse and bitterness of spirit.
Tho company before whom Mclutosh
laid their report appointed a commission,
with full power to decide and negotiate;
and upon visiting David Somerby's section
they concluded to accept his second propo
sition. So he surrendered his land into
the stock of the campauy, and became one
of them; and we may here remark that
six months later he was not a little sur
prised upon being appointed superintend
ent of the lumbering gangs, with a salary
such as his wildest dreams of woalth had
The water power was devoloped under
the engineering of. Bento Mcintosh, and it
proved greater than ho had anticipated.
The mills were erected—first mills for
sawiog lumber, and then mills for grinding
grain, and in time other mills for making
cloth and for fabricating various other
articles necessary to the comfort of man.
The land of Jasper Gripper was, of
course, raised in value; but it availed him
not. The sight of David Somerby, wealthy
and respected and honored with offioes of
profit and trust, while he was shunned and
shut out from the public confidence, filled
him with wrathful suffering. Verily, he
had overreached himself in his narrowness
and selfishness of spirit.
To day a flourishing town is in sight of
David Somerby's section, and the hum )f
thousands of busy spindles makes cheerful
music for the happy and prosperous opera
tives; and from its tireless looms and
clanging forges flows out the wealth of the
AN OREGON ROMANCE. •
There were married in the city last
evening a couple whose love-making and
marriage furnish us a theme upon which
to write a romanco; but as we arc not no.
Vel writing at present, we shall narrate the
story as it comes to us plainly and concise
ly, leaving to some other one the task of
writing the history fur publication in book
During tlic Spring of last year there ap
peared upon the railroad a fair haired ami
smooth faced, innscular fellow, with a rich
Irish brogue, who applied for work, ex.
pressing himself as willing to do anything,
lie had " an ould father and mother iu the
ould country that he wanted to help to
America, and was willing to work hard for
pood wages." He was given a pick and
shovel, and told to pitch in, which he did
with u will. Although ho was a little
awkward at first, he soon mastered the
science of handling the shovel, and came
to be regarded as one of the best men on
the work. lie had a pleasant voice, told
a good story, and made many friends
among the workmen, who regarded liirn
with special favor. After nwhile Mr.
Ilallett, the contractor, had his attention
called to the new hand, and, finding him
quick at learning, gave him command of
a gang of men, and found that his confi
deuce was not misplaced.
In the same Camp was another foreman
who was as lithe and active a young fel
low as can be found in any part of the
couutry. Between the two a warm friend
ship sprang up, and when not at work
they were always together. The other
men became somewhat jealous of 31 ike for
occupying so much of Jimmy's time, and
drawing hiu: away from their company,
but of course could not say anything.
The summer passed away and the win
ter mouths, with their rain, came, and
when work got stack and men began to
drop off and coine into the city, Mike pro
posed to Jimmy to go to Portland, take a
room and live uutil Spring. The proposi
tion, however, was rejected by Jimmy,
who declared he did not want to come to
the city. So the two remained at Eugene
for several weeks, waiting for the rccom>
wencement of work.
Somehow or other during the winter.
Mike made a discovery—and that was that
Jimmy was not what he had represented
himself to be. That instead of being a
niau he was a woman. An explanation
was made and Mike's feelings soon under,
went a change, and he found that Cupid
had pierced his heart. He proposed to
Jimmy to come to the city, where she
would receive her proper hablimeots, and
then they would form a co-partnership for
life and in proper timo roturn to work on
the road as sub contractors. The proposi
tion was agreed to and last night saw Mike
and Jimmy made man and wife. They
have purchased a tent and gone down to
Cowlitt River, for the purpose of assisting
in the building of the Northern Pacific
Railroad from Pumphry's to Otyuipia.
During the comuiing summer " Jiuimv"
will preside over the culinnry department,
unless Miko should get sick, when, she
declares, she will go out and. " boss" the
A SORROWFUL CASE. —Mr. James
O'Neal walked out of the gloomy portals
af tho Ilhode Island State Prison the
other day after eight long and heavy years
of imprisonmeut on a charge of which he is
now proved entirely innocent. His ''hair
is gray, through not with years," his body
is emaciated and his mind enfeebled. On
coming once more into the light of day he
was almost dazed and walked as one in
a dream. " Oh, how sweet the air smells,"
he exclaimed, having breathed so long tho
" deadly damp of dungeon dew." One mis
take of the law liko this almost cancels
all its credit for beneficence. To that man
what is the law but the cruelest of tyrant* ?
DRUNKEN DICK YATES *OR GRAXT
Diek Yates, of Illinois, is for Grant, with
out any mental reservation, though with
many hiccups. He was interviewed the
other day by an enterprising reporter, and
in tho intervals of his drinks, remarked:
'• 'F course I'm for Grant. Why (bic)
shouldn't er be ? Why shouldn't Ibe ?
He saved er Union, didn't he ? (Leshave
another cocktail). He freed the oulled
man didn't he ? (Nary aweetniu' in mioe
if you please). Hip, Hip, (hie) hurra,
for 'Lisses (gravely) for tMissus Sgrant."
jtijr It is now proposed to unite Uerm*-
nj and Italy by a tunnel through the Alps
at the Pass of St. Gothard. The cost of
the work is estimated at $37,000,000, and
the bore, which will be as long again as
that under Mount Cenls, will pass through
rock much more difficult topieroe, though
it is reckoned that, by the aid of improved
machinery, the time consumed will be pro
portionately much less.
HE WON.—A man in Maine, after
growling at his wife for the length of time
it took her to disrobe, bet her a " love of a
new bonnet" that he could undress, go to
bed, get up, dress and then undress, go to
bed again while she was preparing Wgo
to bed. H« won hia kefc
>■' WHOLE NO. COS.--
' • / » * , «
bUB BOYAL FAMILY ABROAD.
[From Wilkes' Spirit.}
All accounts npTce that the royal prince* of
the Galena dynasty arc being received by
the crownod heads of Europe with the dix
tinction which was to have ben expected
from thefr preat prcsumtive futureli» this
country. Ills ltoynl Hiyhnus*, Piince
Frederick, already known- to ihe support
era of the Philadelphia Convention as the
Prince of Gnlona and heir apparent of
IJlywea 1., ha* been duly Hia
Sublime Highness the Snltan r by hia dis
tinguished attendant, Genera) Sherman,
and honored with costly chows and enter
tainments of a thoroughly princely char,
Tho Priocci>B Nellie, who tailed from
this city for Kofflastf'trader itrraaapnsrtff
her uugust father on the day of G«tferal
Anderson's funeral, safely reached Liver
pool after an average passage of eleven
days. She was welcomed in solemn form
by Consul Dudley on tho deck of the ves
sel, before its arrival at the wharf, and
conveyed at once to handsome apartment*
prepared for her at the consulate, which
was tastefully adorned with flags. On tho
following day she was escorted by Mr.
Dudley up to London, one of the marked
features of the trip being the appearance
at the stations on the road «>} all the Amer
ican Consuls belonging to the principle
cities along the line, to swell the youog
lady's honor with their homage, and in.
crease her retinue. On reaching London
the princess was received at the depot with
honors according to her rank, profuse ex
ibition of flags of all nations, among which
those of Great Britain and the United
S'ates, fraternally entwined, were most
We are told by the London prcaa that
this interchange of civilities will hare
n gratifying effect among all the royal fam
ilies of Europe. Since his visit to Tur
key, Prince Frederick Grant has dined
with Bismarck under the patronage of hia
excellency Mr. Bancroft, the American
Minister to the Court of Berlin. General
Sherman waa in attendance upon tho
Prince, as usual. We are iuformcd, in
connection with the above items, that ao
gratified is the President with the reeep
tiou of his children abroad, that ho will
send two more to Europe during the ap
proaching Summer, of a still younger ago
than the Princess Nellie.-and will proba
bly make a trip across the Atlantie of»
few month himself (should the ides of No
vember turn out favorably), in order to
refresh himself after the fatigues or hia re
Apropos to the above, we learn from the
World that a Wisconsin newspaper ef the
P. O division, of late, prints the personal
pronoun of the the third person siugulaf
with a capital EI, whenever it marshals in
the title of tho President. This shows
how we float along.
VERY FUNNY. —Did you ever see a wo
man throw a stone at a hen ? It is oqe oF
the most ludicrous scenes ia every day
life. We recently observed the process.
The predatory fowl had invaded the pre
cincts of the flower bed p'autcd ilia candlo
box, and was industriously peeking and
scratching for tho nutritious oeed or tho
early worm, blissfully unconscious of im
pending danger. The lady aow appear*
upon the scene with a broom. Thia aha
drops and picks up a rocky fragment of
the Silurian age, and then makes her first
mistake—they all do it—of spiziug the
projectile with the wrong hand. Then,
with malice aforethought, ahe makes a
further bluuder of swinging her arui per.
peudicularly instead of horizontally- there?
upon the stouc flies iuto the air, describ
ing an irregular elliptical curve, aod
strikes the surface of the earth as far from
the hen as the thrower stood at the time,
in a course duo west from the same, the
lien then bearing by the compass north
north east by half east. At the Recond
attempt the stone narrowly missed the
head of the thrower herself, -who seeing
that any further attempt of tho kind would
be suicidal, did what she might have dooe
at first, started after the hen with an old
aod and familiar weapon. The moral of
which is: Stick to the broomstick. '*
isi » i '
LIT A hotel to cost twenty million dol
lars is proposed io Chicago. It *m be
constructed entirely of iroo, ton stories in
height, and will cuver four entire bloeka«
with grand arches over the intervening
streets. There will be a circular railway
around eaeh Mock to the basaara which
will oocupy the first story, and da* eleva
tors at every corner. It is intended that
the rates will be from tea dollars to one
dollar per diem, according to the storv, io
that peoplo of limited means as well as
those possessing wealth can be MCOBM>
dated in elegant stylV; *
. .. ,» I -
fl9*Chicago must expect to hate thinga
pretty rough, while the present generation
lasts. If she does anything out <pf the
w«y, or gets saucy, or Anything like that,
'people will be Mtre to tfaro#*tt|t what
they did for her whea she was oa-ftnMMid
so torth. A man wmeto oar off ee boy the
other day for ten! dollars the had
borrowed frop him % year
was out these, the boy ratarofd ana«#f
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