VOL. I. THE l\ Mil HIM STIMIA till. —IS ISSt'KU KVKHY S.\TI'!M»AY MOHXING BY — JOHN M. MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Subscription «« l><r Annum, IN ADVANCE. ldt<>rt;)ilii!t Hales: Ono Square, mu' in -ertion, S.l 00 Kacli t io:iii 1 iii.-c-rtion 1 00 Business Cards. tier <iui'rter 5 00 liberal deduction will be mailt i'.i fuvor of those wlm advertise four squares, or upwards, liv the year. Noticed of birth', marriages and deaths in serted free. J*#-111-inks. Hill Heads. Cards, Hill* of Fare, Circulars. Catalogues, I'nr.ijihlets, Ac., executed at rea.-onnble rates. Orni'i:—lll Ilariie-'s Iluildin'T. corner of Main mil i'ii-t Streets. near I lie .-leainlniit landing. All coinniMnicntions. whether on liusiiie-. or for |inlilii'alioii should lie addressed to the edi itor ol I he WASHINGTON STANKAIIK. Pol: t 11 v. Ttir Urpartln? I>ar. Orphan hours, the year is dead, Come mid sijili. tunic iuid weep! Merry hours .-inilt- iii.-tead, Fur tlit.* year is hut asleep. See it >lll ilt's as it is sleeping. Mocking your untimely weeping. A« nil oi rt!ii|iial;e rocks n curse In its collin in (lie 11 ly, So wilil Winter, that rough nurse, lloi'ks the (le.tlb-i'olil Viarto-duy ; Solemn hours ! \\ .lit aloud For your mother in lur shroud. the wilil air stirs ami sways The tree swung cm tile of a chilJ, So the breath of these ruile J.iy s llocks the year:—he calm and mild, Trembling hours, she will arise With new love within her eyes. January prey is here. L.ike a sexton liy her grave: February hears the hit r, March with her grief doth howl and rave, And April weeps—hut, O ye hours, Follow with May's f.iirvst llowersl Croolicd Illumes on a Coihsrrew. Tills strip of steel < )f plain construction, , Sjoins not to feel l|o\v luttfh it h.ith done Over the K.irtli and tin Icr the Sim For man's destruction. Not tlie invention Of powder. or |>ill =», Willi vile intention ll.itli li'*l|i3i| '.lie Of man's stern enemy, I'nlli l i Mors, With iii ■ train of ill : . So much as this Small twisted w'r •; A curse it is, Hut being of steel, 'Twerc vain to throw it—no pain 'twould feel— Into the lire. It's way through life Is n struxule, truly, Anil constiint strife ; So is yours ft ml mine, Yet. unlike u.s it iloesu't repine, But lobars duly. Its end is gained liy devious ways ; Oft arc attained Ry similar menus (For to suvcejs still Charity leans) M my ends we praise. Applnise it earns In full ile.-pite Of its twists untl turns; Even its enemies say That it ftlwnvs turns—let it twist us it mry,— ill to tlie Right. T 111 FEE S . TIIK fact that Mr. Lincoln is six feet four inches in bight, is fully conclusive that the Kepubliean standard will not be lowered in his hands. '• FKU KKS won't lie," is an old and homely expression; but few men can look on a fashionable woman's figure now-a-days, and say as much. TT is the saving of an anonymous lihilosopher that no man can declare limself entirely a l'ool until he has been married. LET the youth who stands at the bar, with a glass of liquor in his baud, con sider which he had better throw away —the liquor or himself. As Irishman beingtohl that a newly invented stove would save just half of his usual fuel, replied, " Arrah, thin I'll have two and save it all, my jewel." "I SUM.I. never get out of this scrape alive," as the hog said when they were nibbing the bristles oft* his back with clamshells and scalding water. VALUE the friendship of him who stands by you in storm; swarms of in sects will 'surround you in the sunshine. MAXY women when walking in the streets seem very angry if they are gazed at, and s-ully disappoin ted if they are not. Tin: government of French Guiana has imposed a tax on a license to dance. This puts taxation on a now footing. MOST women laugh too much. It is only a e.mib that can always afford to show its teeth. - MKX. like books, have at each end a blank leaf—childhood and*old age. THOSE who live to benefit others are the happiest f •!!■ Ttnl-. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, DECEMBER 29, 1800. A Touch of Nature makes the World Kin. On board the steamer Qwt«, between Cleveland ami Detroit, a circumstance lately occurred, wlik-li is pleasantly told hv a correspondent of the Cleveland ila-ald. A young girl, apparently about sev enteen years of age, was sitting on a pile of clieese-boxes with her two little brothers, aged eleven and thirteen years. They were orphans, going home from Alleghany, Pennsylvania, to Mich igan, where they expected to lind a home with an uncle. After having purchased second-el ass tickets for the three, the girl had spread her old <|iiilt on tlie pile of cheese boxes, i and prepared to pass the night in qui etude. She had hardly arranged her nc-fr, however, before she was acciden tally discovered by a second-class pas senger, a tall young man of twenty three years, who had loved her in *e cret almost from her infancy, and who, for the la-t two years, had been rafting lumber on the Ohio river. Having ac quired about two hundred dollars in l ard currency, he came to Cleveland 011 the ll'th, to participate in the celebra tion, when, as he expressed it, "some mean cuss had picked his pocket ot ' every darned cent but four dollars." l-»cinj; unable to find the thief or the money, he had started for the \\ e.-t with the determination to hire out on a farm. To his surprise and joy he found him elf on board the wnuc vessel ' with the object of his heart's affections. Sliding up to her he exclaimed: u Whv, Cynthia Ann! Why. how do you dew? I didn't hardly know you! W'hv, how von have growd! Where are vou iroiu'." •'l'm going i<> nude's in Michigan," wast the feeble reply. " You knew mother was dead, didn't you'/" - "Why no!" JIIK! his voice softened. '• When did she die. Cynthia Ann "She died last January! I'nele wrote to me that it' I'd eonie up there he'd give me and the hoys ;t home." "Cynthia Ann!" and the young man's voiee trembled—''there ain't no man'll he so glad to give you a home as 1 will! I've allcrs thought a heap of you! 1 told your mother, when you wasn't mor'n so high, that when you growed up 1 was agoin' to have you. Now Cynthia Ann, just say the word and vou're t«» hu:n now." " W'hat'll heeoine of the hoys'; ' in quired the agitated maiden. "I'llgowith you and leave 'in at your uncle's, and then we'll go west and hire out this fall and winter, and then next spring we'll huy a small farm and live to hum!" The girl gave a warm sigh of accept ance, leaned her head against the hon est hreast of the hardy youth, as much as to say, if you want anything take it. The man snatched a kiss from her ripe, ruby lips, sprang down from the cheese box and exclaimed, "If there's a minister or justice of the peace on this boat I've got a job for him !" " I'm a justice ofthe peace," remarked a venerable looking old man from New York, "remount the cheese-boxes, and you shall be a married man in five min- utes." "Well, hold on squire! T liaint got no money, but I'll give you an all-tired ! good ax." | "Never mind about the pnv," said the worthy squire, " I'll take my pay in seeing you happy." j The fellow remounted the pile ot j cheese, clasped the hand o"f his dearly \ beloved, and in throe minutes theeere i ninny was performed. He had entered into a new existence. Kissing his lit tle bride once on her ready lips, he seated himself on a big cheese, and commenced, no doubt Tor the first time, to realize what he had done. Starting tip suddenly he exclaimed, half aloud to himself, "Well, by hokey, this is a pretty hard way of passing the ' first night!" The bride blushing replied—"Never mind, John, we are just as happy as it we were rich. Come, sit down." But John had an idea, and he bound to put it in operation. Going to his pile of baggage, consisting of one large sack, containing a change ofshirta, socks, neckerchief, and old boots, he took from the leg of one of the boots, an excellent ax, and walking up to the clerk's office he exclaimed: "I say. look c here, Cap'n, I've paid for a deck passage, but I want a bed j formiself and wi—self and woman. T haint got no money, but here is an all fired good ax." The gentleman in the office replied that the clerk had stepped out, but would return in a few moments; whereupon the man went back to the j boxes to look at his precious treasure. ! Having our sympathies aroused, we ' hastily r;in avuud among • » gers, told the story, and took up st col lection to procure a state room for the young couple. To the credit ot our la dy passengers, they were the most lib eral in their donations, and in less than ten minutes we had collected ijjl4 !'J. Presenting this sum to the agreeably surprised young man, we informed him that he could now procure a state-room with two beds—one for himself and wife, the othert'orthe boys. Thanking us with big watery eyes, he rushed to the clerk's oiHce, where lie was met by Captain Evans, agent ofthe line, Capt. Pierce, coinmanderof the boat, and Mr. Carter, the clerk. (.'apt. Pierce exclaimed: "Here my good fellow, here's si ticket lor yourself and wile to go to Chicago, (let west as fast its you can; go to work on a farm, and look out. for land.barks. Capt. Kvans pulled out it glittering coin and tWul—"Here's live dollars, keep yoursclf in good condition, and —" here the worthy Captain forgot his speech, and run off laughing. The Clerk, Mr. Carter, handed the man a key. and said, " N on are welcome to one of' the best slate-rooms on the boat. It has two beds—one for your self and wife, the other for the boys. Capt. Kvans having returned ex claimed, '• (iivc the boys another room I They han't no business in there. They han't no business in—" here lie broke down with laughter again, and hurried awav to give orders oil the boat. 1 lie couple now retired to their sumptuous apartment, as happy as mortals arc al lowed to be on this- earth, and the pa.-- .-emxers gathered together t<> praise the libcrality of all concerned, and the com ical oddity of t 'apt. Kvans. Diptheria r.nd its Cure. This singular disease, which has thus far seemed to bailie the skill of our be.-'t physicians, (says the Cincinnati /V. *■.) lia> become so prevalent and has been so generally fatal, that any suggestion I in regard to its cure will hardly prove ! uninteresting. Its causes are not i known, ami therefore all treatment ; heretofore has been merely experiment al; but its pathognomonic symptoms are so diversified and dissimilar that in many instances the throat ofthe patient closes, and he dies before his disease has been discovered. The di :gno-i|ie from which it is known from other ' complaints of the throat is the forma tion of a inemhrami, which iiu-rea-', I gradually until the patient is literally | strangled to death. It is sometimes accompanied by ul j ccration ami extreme prostration of the entire system, and at others bv neither of these symptoms, yet in either ease ii is equally fatal. To arrest the forma tion of this membrane would therefore seem equivalent to curing the disease, and this, in most inst uiees, may be done in the following manner:—ln the early stages ofthe complaint, which is always accompanied by a soreness and swelling of the throat, let the patient use a simple solution of salt and water, as a gargle, every fifteen minutes. At the same time moisten a piece of flan nel with a solution of the same kind, made as warm as the patient can bear it, and hind it around his throat, renew ing it its often as the gargle is admin istered, and in the meanwhile sprink ling fine salt between the flannel and the neck. I'se inwardly some tonic or stimulant, either separately, or if the prostration he great, use both together. The treatment, as may be seen, is ex tremely simple, and if used in the ear lier stages of the disease will effect a complete cure. I low ('.MIIIDTS AITKt'T lloilSKS.—Till? carrot is most esteemed ot nil roots for feeding qualities. When analyzed it pves but little more solid matter than most other roots, eighty-live per cent being water; but its influence in the stonuu-h upon other articles of food is most favorable, conducing to the most perfect digestion and assimilation. This result, being known to practical men, is explained by chemists as result ing from the presence of a substance called peetine, which operates to coag ulate or gelatine vegetable solutions, and favors this digestion in cattle. —lforses are especially benelitted by the uso of carrots, They should be fed on them frequently with other food. »♦ SOT If fodder of inferior quality, for instance straw or other kinds, soaked and blanched by rain anil sun, cured too late, or becomes woody, it may be rendered more palatable and easy of di gestion by being salted. A pound of salt in three quarts of water is required for a quintal of h^y. Bay* A telescope of extraordinary power is in course ot" erection at the Paris Observatory. It is paid to have a magnifying pwrr 2 Rev. 11. Baylies, who is writing a sc ries of letters from Knglaud to the Zi on's Herald, draws the following picture of Queen Victoria and the royal family, which differs materially from the rose colored portraits that are generally pre sented of her Majesty. The picture was taken at the Ascot Races. It is well the artist delayed drawing it until after he was off of British soil, lie savs: "Having been disappointed by a slow train in reaching the place in sea son to see the Queen and her husband and children enter, I determined to get its near her Majesty as possible, and succeeded in getting into a small enclo sure just in front of her stand, which enclosure, I have reason to think from a notice, was designed only for 'the members of the Jockey Club.' It was a very good place, however, and for an hour or two I had -the most favorable opportunity of looking at and quizzing the Queen, Prince Albert, Prince of Wales, Princesses Alice Helen and Louise, together Willi her Royal High ness, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Count of Plunders, Prince Louis of Hesse; iu all, eleven caniagc loads of lovaltv and nobilitv. IVin v Albert i< a t;ood. wideawake, -ill»1 • • looking niiiii, familiar ami easy, and iit tor a husband to a queen, which lit- is, ami only is. Prince of i< about IS. ot" liirht complexion and rather spare: looks like a fair, sen sible senior in college, and will gradu ate at Oxford sometime in dune. The Primvs-cs resemble very strongly tin* Prince of Wales, and are not especially noticeable lor beauty; indeed. I should not have looked at tliein a single min ute were they not daughters ot tin 1 throne. As to the other personages, 1 saw nothing that would attract atten tion. There were a thousand on tin 1 lield better looking, and to all abear ance:; equally sensible. I suppose it does not require iimcli sense to patron i;-." horse racing, does it't Well, what of the (jueen lam not in Knirland, si l I may speak. Understand, I was within from twenty to sixty feet of her more than hour, looking with my own natural eyes, and with the same eyes assisted by powerful race-classes which I borrowe'd. Let me savthen as I think. Hefoiv I express inv thinkings how ever, let me remind you that very re cently tin 1 Queen refused tosit lorn likeness lt> an American artist, because she said her timo M fully onii»l«\v«.'tl.. That i- ; m't the reason as you will guess. Queen Victoria is doubtless the mother ill' several children, and is mud to l»o an excellent wife, mother and woman, which is likewise doubtless; but she i.'- not handsome, as some of her portraits represent her; she is not good looking even, according to nty taste. That kiss able little month you have seen in her portraits was borrowed, for it is not in her laec. ller mouth is rather drawn at the corners, and nrehed in the mid ilk 1 . Her complexion is that 1 have named for her children, but her skin looks blotched and unhealthv. 1 espe cially watched her manners in her con versation and her movements among the family and visiting Royalty, aud i mast say she was entirely wanting in what is Wmed grace, and was certain ly very far from appearing queenly ac cording to the conventional meaning of that word. When she bowed in res ponse to the hearty cheers of her loyal subjects, there was a look of the dis daiiitul attached to a still' and cheerless motion of the head. I was for a mo ment within ten feet of her, and no ticed the same expression. Speaking with an Englishman in Paris about her, the otherday.he re marked '•<), she does very well for a queen to iill the throne; slie makes a good mother and wife, and that is about all." More than once J heard thisseiitiineiit. expressed. The portraits yon see are portraits of the conven tional Queen, and not the real. HQ™ If there is a heaven on earth, it is oil a soft couch by your iireside, with your wife on one side and smiling baby on the other; a clear conscience, and a dozen ci gars. — JCxrharuje. If a man upon his couch, with his wife on one side and a baby on the other, passes his time in smoking cigars, he may perhaps fancy himself in a "heaven on earth," but we don't thiuk the wife and baby would be likely to such delicious fancies. + ft fy "I think, wife, that you have a great many ways of calling mo a fool." •' 1 think, husband, that you have a "•rout inanv wavs of being one." Flowers are the alphabet of an gels. M'herewHh they write on hills and ;•! i: r:- r;n r *p-ri t/i.ths. Picture of the Royal Family. Everett's Washington. We take the following extracts from advance sheets of the Life ot Washing ton, by Edward Everett, published by Sheldon & Co., New York. "It may be mentioned as a some what strkirg fact, and one I believe not liitlicrto adverted to, that the families of Washington and Franklin—the for mer the great leader of the American Involution, the latter not second to any of his patriotic associates, —were estab lished for several generations in the same central comity of Northampton, and within a few miles of each other; tlie Washington*, at Brighton and Sul grave, belonging to the lauded gentry of the country, and in the great civil war supporting the royal side; the Franklins, at the village of Eaton, liv ing on the produce of a farm of thirty acres, and the earnings of their trade as blacksmiths, and espousing—some of them at least, and the father and un cle of Benjamin Franklin among the number—the principles of the non-con formists. Their respective emigra tions, germs of great events in history, took place—that of John Washington, the great-grandfather of George, in to loyal Virginia; that of Josiah Franklin, the father of Benjamin, about the year Kißf», to the metropolis of Puritan New Khgland." "Oru PROGRESS. —In the first year of his administration, the President made a hasty tour through the Eastern States of the Union; and in the following spring he visited the Southern States, —on ea« h occasion (it is mentioned as a trait of manners) traveling with his own carriage and horses. The United States at that time numbered a popu lation of about four millions; the larg <st cities Philadelphia, Boston and New York, were then small towns; the great branches of industry were almost unknown ;a small military force guard ed the Indian frontier; there was not a single vessel nor a State government west of the Alleghanies. This state of things but ill sustains the compari son with that which we now behold in tin* American l T nion; thirty-three States, some of the largest in the basin of the Mississippi, and two on the Pacific Ocean, a population of thirty millions, a commercial tonnage inferi or to that of England alone, if inferior even to that; a highly advanced condi tion of the great industrial pursuits: a respectable military and naval estab lishment ; and creditable progress in science and literature. Yet, the Unit ed State. 1 , as Washington saw them on his tours in 17#!) and 171H), presented such a contrast with the Colonies as he traversed them on his way to Boston in 17ot> as was probably never brought within the experience of one man, and within so narrow a compass as thirty three years." Characteristics of Great Men. Tasso'a conversation was neither guv nor brilliant.—Dante was either taci turn or satirical.—Butler was sullen or biting.—Urav seldom talked or smiled. —Hogarth and Swift were very absent minded in company.—Milton was un sociable and irritable when pressed into conversation.—Kirwiir, though copious and eloquent in public address, was meagre and dull in colloquial dis course. —Virgil was heavy in conversa tion.—La Fontaine appeared heavy, coarse and stupid; he could not speak and describe what he had just seen; but when he wrote he was the model of poetry.—Chaucer's silence was more agreeable than his conversation. —Drv- den's conversation was slow and dull, bis humors saturnine and reserved.— Descartes was silent in mixed company. —Corneille, in conversation, was so insipid that he never failed of weary ing. lie did not even speak correctly that language of which lie was such a master.—Den Jonson used to sit silent in company and imbibe his wine and their humors.—Southey was stiff, sedate, and wrapped up in asceticism.—Addi son was good company with intimate friends, but in mixed company was re served and silent.—Junius was so mod est he could scarcely speak upon the most common subject without a suttu sion of blushes.—Fox, in conversation, never flagged, his animation and vari ety were inexhaustible. —Dr. Bcntley was loquacious.—Gi otius was very talkative.—Goldsmith wrote like an angel, and "talked like poor_ Poll." Burko was eminently entertaining, en thusiastic and interesting in conversa tion.—Curran was a convivial deity, lie soared into evcy regieu and was at home in all.—Dr. Birch dreaded a pen as he did a torpedo; but he could talk like running water.—Dr. Johnson wrote monotonously and ponderously, but in conversation his words wero close and sinewy; and if bis pistol missed fir*, he knocke-'l rjova hu antagonist with the butt end of it.—Coleridge, in conversation, was full of ncuteness and originality.—Leigh Hunt has been well termed the philosopher of hopefulness, and likened to a pleasant stream of conversation.—Carlyle doubts, objects, and constantly demurs.—Fisher Ames was a powerful and effective orator, and not the less distinguished in the social circle. lie possessed a fluent language, a vivid fancy, and a well stored memory.—Stuart, the American painter, was remarkable for his conver sational powers.—Edgar A. Poe, in con versation, was full of imagery and elo quence. Making Envelopes. Tlie quantity of envelopes annually manufactured in the city of New York is upwards of five millions. Upwards of seven hundred thousand were man ufactured in the month of September last. The C'-urhr and Enquirer gives us thefollowtng information in relation to their manufacture: A number of sheets, from three to five hundred according to the thickness of the paper, is placed on a board; a knife, in th > shape of the envelope when the lour "lappetts" are opi ned is placed on the paper, and put under the "platen" of a pie.s, which, by means of a crank, is brought down with im mense force upon the knife, so as to cut through t!i<' whole mass of the pa per, cutting 800,000 "blanks" daily. If the envelope are for any fancy pur pose, they are embossed by a steam press. They are then taken to a stamp ing press, working in a similar manner to the working beam of an engine, ex cept that the dies are fixed at the end of both rods, and work alternately at either side of the beam. By the press the name of the maker is stamped on the envelopes, and if any initial letter or design is to be imprinted, it is done by the steam process. The gumming process which comes next, is done by girls, who "fan out" the blanks with folder, to separate them and then pass a brush dipped in gum along the whole line; thus with one stroke of the brush gumming perhaps a hundred. So rapid is this process that an active girl can gum over forty thousand per day. They are now put out into racks to dry and are taken to the folding ma chines, which is an ingenious contri vance, and is attended by one girl. A pile of envelope blanks'are put upon a shell' or table of the machine ; "a jack," guided by means of iron pins, strikes alternately on a semi-dissolved piece of gum arabie, and the envelope," which, when gummed is carried along by the machine to the orifice over which the "plunger" is suspended. This die plate is made the size of the envelope, and when it strikes the blank, forces it to descent! in a square form into the hole, when the four leaves as it were, immediately fold up, forming the en velope into the shapo we see it. The folded article now rises up again and is caught by a clip and carried fflong till it arrivt s at a roller, and is then pressed to 'fasten the gum more firmly. It then passes under another description of roller, to an apron or lathe band, where the machine counts oft' twenty-five. These the girls pick up and fasten around with a band, put ting each banded packet into a box, until the requisite number to fill it are placed thcrin. There are several special envelopes of various sizes and shapes used by different persons, that are of too insig nificant a demand to pay for special machinery to make them. These have to be made by hand, and some of the girls who are rapid, can easily make from three to four thousand per day. jjfg™ fn a divorce case which the Into Ruftis Choate wasonuparauing against the probability oLtafit, hi said the par tics " were pfayluTT gentlemen of the jury, not fjuift}/. After the morning toii, they silt down on tlio hav-mow fcr refrosliTnont, not crime, '/here may have boon a little youthful fondling-- playful, not amorous. They only wished to "So/ten the asperities of hay ma kinj." JJQT "Women are not naturally funny. They range above or below it. They may be keen and witty, but not hu morous. Nevertheless they aro good creatures—some of them. jKg"* The French Emperor is report ed to have purchased five superb Ver mont horses, at A cost of SISOO each. His stud of horse? includes several Morgans purchased in this country. j During an examination, a med ical student being asked the question, "When does mortification ensue?" replied, ''When you pop the queetion and are NO. 7.