Newspaper of The Washington Standard, 23 Mart 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated 23 Mart 1861 Page 1
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VOL. I. THE I.KIIHTM STANDARD —l3 I8SIHI» BVHItY HATfRPAY MORNINtI BY— , JOHN M. MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. —• Mubncrlption Rates: Annum $3 00 " Six Months 200 Invariably in Advance. Advertising Rate*: Due Square. one insertion, $3 00 Each additional insertion 1 00 Business Cards, per quarter, 5 00 A liberal deduction will be made in favor of those who advertise four squares, or upwards, by the'year. Xotii'C3 of births, marriages and deaths in serted free. Blanks, Bill Heads, Cards, Hills of Fare, Circulars, Catalogues, Pamphlets, 4c., executed at reasonable rates. OFFICK —In Barnes's Riiitdinpr, corner of Main and First .Streets, near the steamboat landing. ftajrAll communications, whether on business or tor publication should be addressed to the edi itor of the WASHINGTON STANDARD. In these times of' 1 chivalry" and devilry; of se cession and required unlimited concession ; times of aristocratic rulltanism —times when Southern refinement lias become changed to .Southern bru tality—when that portion of our country which gave* us Washington treats with wanton disrespect his last earnest wishes, and giving themselves to the leadership of such creatures as Vancey, Illicit. k Co.. seek to destroy the fair fabric reared and bequeathed tons by their ancestors and ours; times when traitors are furnished with arms and ammunition by the Chief Executive of that (Jov crnmcilt their treason is intended to overthrow ; times when in our ports the Stars and Stripes ure f.irbidien to float, the following song is quite np propos: Ml' C'OI XTRI'S FLACi OF STARS. BV IIAIIUY RIVERS, A FORKTOI'MAN I've roamed for mnnv a lengthy mile I'poti the stormy sous ; I've seen full twenty banners float All proudly on the breeze— That standard, too. (ireat Britain's pride, The boast of England's tars— ?>~ Vet none eould thrill my heart but thee, My country's Hag of stars I Brazil's pay flap of porpeous dyes ; The banner of old Spain ; E'en Gallia's bunting ns it flics, Is not nndimmed bv stain; Their lustre has been sullied oft At home, by deadly jars ; But thy hright azure fields arc pure, My country's flag of stars ! 11l some famed foreign port I've seen The tings of half the world— To celebrate a gala day— Their hunting all unfurled. With throbbing heart I glanced my eye Along the tapering spars, Until my gaze was fixed on thee, My country's Hag of stars ! And when thy stripes and azure Seltf^ First met my eager sight, My bosom heaved, my heart it thrilled, With feelings of delight. 1 hailed it as the cynosure Of our Columbia's tars ; The banner of the brave and free, My country's tl ig of stars 1 And where's the heart possessing but One spark of freedom's zeal, That would not, gazing on thy folds, A patriot's spirit feel ? The veteran, too, as he looks down I'pon his ancient scars, That would not hail tliec with delight, My country's flag of stars I Waifs. BjST" An old hook was bought in Paris lately, among a parcel of rubbish bid off by a Sheriff, which contained the marvellous genealogy of Francis 1., who is sl.o vn to be descended in a direct line, through sixty-four generations, from Hector, son of Priam. The book is said to have been immediately sold to an English amateur for 500 francs. Scott is the largest man in the American service. lie is six feet six inches tall, and weighs two hundred and sixty pounds. He is seventy-four years old, yet his health is good, and his whole system is apparently vigorous —much of which is owing doubtless to his very temperate habits. #SF° Of a truth, home without a girl is only half blest; it is as an orchard •without blossoms, a spring without song. A house full of sons is like Leb anon with its cedars, but daughters by the fireside are like roses in Sharon. GEN. JACKSON'S TOAST. —"Our Fed eral Union—it must be preserved"—is almost always quoted, " must arid shall be preserved," which impairs its strength. Gen. Jackson used few su perfluous words. JB*sr > Thc origin of the phrase "mind your P's and Q's" is said to have been a call of attention in the old Knglish ale houses to the pints and quarts being scored down to the unconscious or reek let s beer bibber. BrUT Howard Paul, in his amusing "Patchwork," tells of a delicate young man who kissed a lady's "snowy brow and was laid up with the influenza a week in consequence. There is no exception to the rule of three. As your income is to your expenditure, so will the amount of your debts be to your cash in pocket. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, MARCH 23, 1861. The Union Meeting at the Capitol. Pursuant to notice, a large and en thusiastic Mass Meeting of the citizens of the Second Judicial District, com posed of the counties ot Thurston, Pierce, King, Lewis, Sawatnish and Chehalis, assembled on Thursday, the 14tli instant, at 3 o'clock P. M. On motion of Wm. M. Rutledge.Esq., Hon. O. B. McFadden, Chief Justice of Washington Territory, was elected President. The President having stated the objects of the meeting, On motion of Mr. Rutledge, the fol lowing gentlemen were selected Vice Presidents: Hon. Gilmore Hays, Hon. F. A. Chenoweth, Gov. 11. N. McGill, Dr. J. B. Webber, Ira Ward, Jr., C. C. Terry, Win. M. Morrow, D. R. Big elow, F. C. Purdv, S. Garfield, C. li. Baker, James Biles, L. 11. Davis, An drew J. Chambers, C. Crosby, S. 1). Huddle, and Win. McLean. On motion of Geo. W. Corliss, Esq., the following gentlemen were selected as Secretaries: Elwood Evans, Frank Clark, James Lodge, J. W. Johnson, Aleck C. Smith, and John M. Murphy. Maj. 11. A. Goldsborough moved the appointment of a Committee of seven, to report a series of resolut ions express ive of the sense of the meeting. The President appointed as said Committee the following named gentlemen: 11. A. Goldsborough, Geo. W. Corliss, Geo. A. Barnes, W. W. Miller, John X. Lowe, Wilson Sarjent, ami David I'hillips, who, after a brief absence re ported the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Rmolvcd, That as citizens of Washington Terri tory. hailing from various sections of our common country, we do earnestly deprecate and deplore any and every measure calculated to dissolve or loosen the strong tics of fraternal political unity, which have hitherto hound together our happy country into one grandand prosperous nationality. /{?*(>! red, That there are no existing causes for the dissolution of our Union ; on the contrary, we are of opinion that all present aggravations and encroachments, both real and imaginary, can and ought to he amicably arranged by mutual com promise and concession ; anil we think that such a settlement is imperatively demanded by the mag nitude of the vital interests now involved. Ntiolred, That our attachment to the Union is unimpaired, steadfast nnd immovable, and that our hopes for the future destiny of this Territory are inseparably connected therewith. /(rsolved, That we utterly repudiate, ns a stain on our patriotism, as destructive of our future ma terial prosperity, and as treasonable in nature and design, any und all attempts to establish a Pacific Confederacy, or to dissolve or diminish our pres ent intimate connection with the Mother States. The meeting was then eloquently ad dressed by Hon. F. A. Chenoweth, Judge O. B. McFadden, Frank Clark, Elwootl Evans, Gilrnore Hays, B. P. Anderson, and J. W. Johnson. On motion, three hearty cheers were given for the Union, when, On motion, meeting adjourned. No NEW THINU. —The National In tellif/enccr quotes the language of Keitt in relation to secession, " I have been engaged in this movement ever since I entered political life," and of Khett, who says, " The secession of South Car olina is not the event of a day.' It is not anything produced by Mr. Lincoln's election, or by the non-execution of the fugitive slave law. It has been a mat ter which has been gathering head for thirty yearsand advises the border States to beware how they suffer them selves to be led off by South Carolina, as she is not endeavoring to meet anew and startling emergency in our civil history, but is only making complaint of present difficulties ns a cloak to hide the matured plans of thirty years. REBELLION AGAINST KINO COTTON.— Judge Handy, the Commissioner from Mississippi to Maryland, for treasona ble purposes, while endeavoring to in fluence Governor Hicks of the latter State, became excited at his failure to succeed, and jumping up from his chair, stalked across the room, like a cock-turkey enraged, and throwing himself into a theatrical attitude, ut tered these terrible words: "Finally, let me tell jy'ou, Governor Hicks, that Cotton is King!" The Governor, not at all terrified, observed in reply : Mr. Handy— not Commissioner Handy of Mississippi, but Mr. Handv—let me tell you, sir, that I will see Iving Cot ton in h—II, sir, before he shall reign over me!" S&" A prominent Democrat, of Ken tucky said not long since: "If we of the Houth were to read Henry Clay's last speech at Lexington, without know ing the author it would generally be as cribed to Seward or Wilson." Kitsap County Correspondence. TEF.KALET, March 12, 1860. ED. STANDAKP :—The all-absorbing question now in, the extension of slavery throughout the Territories, or the sev ering of the Union of these States. While the people of the North will <lo all they ean honorably to prevent the spread ot slavery throughout the Ter ritories, they will do equally as much to prevent the separation of these Con federated States. Let us look at Kan sas. The repeal of the Missouri Com promise, and the attempt to force slavery upon an unwilling people, have done more to distract the councils of the nation and the confidence of the people, than any other transaction the government has ever undertaken. The whole history of that unfortunate Ter ritory is a tale of unmitigated fraud. Territorial officers were appointed, and withdrawn or compelled to resign for even attempting to do justice. Frauds were practiced at the elections, of which no notice was taken except to encour age. Houses, stores, and barns, were burned; printing presses destroyed, and peaceful citizens murdered. Wo man and children were driven from their homes, without shelter from the wind and storm. Such were the cold blooded and brutal crimes committed on the early settlers of that Territory. The usual toils, hardships, and priva tions, of the pioneers of a new coun try are quite sufficient—but add to th'eni all that has been inflicted on the early settlers of Kansas, with the hor rors' of the assassin, and you have inhu manity without a cause, together with a long catalogue of crimes that would equal if not outstrip the pirate. What was the occasion for all the crimes and destruction of property in that. Terri tory ? Simply to establish slavery there, and nothing else. Establish slavery throughout the Territories of the Tin ted States, and you have a country with no safety in the future. Enslaved men, whether white or black, when their numbers become sufficient, when their physical torce is adequate to the task, will loosen their shackles and throw off the chains that bind them. The people of the North are a Union abid ing and conservative people. The I'll ion of these States is valuable to them, and if valuable to the people of the North, it is doubly so to the South? They know and feci the value of their own personal safety. They know and feel it too sensibly to rush madly into such a wild and disastrous scheme with out a cause. Although several of the Southern States have declared their separation, still their interest, their safety and their happiness will, in the sober second thought, preponderate in favor of their remaining quietly within the circle of the Cnion ot these States. Although slavery is so abhorrent to a majority of the people of the free States, still I would not touch so much as the hem of ita garment to interfere with it in the States where it now exists. The people of the old Southern States found the institution with them at the close of the Revolution, and adopted it as their own offspring. It now exists there by force of local law. and ean only be removed by the same process unless they have insurrection, and that is more revolting than slavery itself. It was never intended or expected by those that brought together the mate rial, for our Government that slavery should spread throughout the entire domain. It was expected that the lim its it then had, was the final extent of its boundaries. Is the Union of these States to be broken up? Are the walls aud the bulworks that have surrounded us and protected us, the arches through which we have safely passed, ami the canopy that has overshadowed us, and sheltered us from the wind and the storm of the enemies of freedom, to be broken down and demolished with the battering-ram of slavery ? Is that which cost the blood and the treasure of our ancestors, that which outweighs all other events and all other considera rations, and mocks the loftiest flight of human eulogy—is it nil to bo laid aside and forgotten in the struggle of the task-makers for more power? May we hope, notwithstanding all »ve hear from time to time, that the sore, awful calamity will not take place; that the storm that has been gathering will not burst upon us to the destruction of the Union; but that tho clouds that have been so ominous of evil will clear away, the fine blue sky will appear, and

the sun with his mid-day splendor will send forth his rays of life and beauty, and the use ot our sextant, will reveal to us our true position, and the good old Ship of State, with old Abraham Lin coln at the helm, wilt sail majestically on towards her port of destination, which is the Union of these States, now and forever. REPUBLICAN. The American character that can ex tract fun from everything, however se rious, would not be complete without an occasional squilp in these times. Here is the latest: The following startling and highly inflamatory dispatches appear in a paper out West, to which they were especially telegraphed— Late, Later. Latest ami Highly Important from Charles ton—(tur Special Dispatches by the I'nderyrotind Line.'—The Women take the Thing in Hand!—Ai tanishiny Disclosures! CHARLESTON, Supper Time, Jan. 15. —All the babies in the South are in arms, and many in this city are em ployed at the brclfstworks. Ttru unit One-Half Minutes Later.— Hundreds of the noblest women of the South are behind the breastworks, {it la Gen. Jackson) and boldly express tt de termination to remain there. Later Mill—Three-Quarters of a Min ute.—A number of young ladies were in arms during the greater part of last evening, and many more are extremely anxious to follow the self-sacrificing ex ample of their sisters. Shame on the young men! One-Quarter of a Minute Later.—We have learned from a reliable souree that the study of military tactics will be in troduced into the female schools of this State immcdiatelv, as the spirited girls declare their willingness to take charge of the South Carolina "Infantry" which is yet to be raised. A report from the interior says that the negroes "wear" drilling, but it needs confirmation. THE COUNTRY GIIU,.— The country girl is a favorite theme with the poet, ami when she iswhat he generally paints her, she is more than worthy of his verse. What a picture of fresh charm ing beauty does the mere mention of her name call up before the mind's eye. Those noble contours, that full and rounded bust, those sweet, frank, maid enly features, those deep, clear eyes, so full'of sweet expression, those health tinted tlieeks, with their diffused and peachy bloom—all conspire to form a combination which no mortal man has either the power or will to withstand. Such a being is queen in her own right, and all men are her willing slaves. This is the ideal country girl—the country girl as she ought to be and might he. Seek her among the cornfields and or chards, and in the cottage-homes which hide themselves among the apple trees. If yon do not find her, you will find in her place, the actual country girl of to day, with perhaps a crooked spine, a contracted chest, u diseased liver, and a dispeptie stomach. Neuralgia, gene ral debility," decline," chlorosis, prolap sus uteri— the whole train oftcmale dis eases, in short—are now almost as com mon in the country as in town. Girls in the country have no excuse for ill health. Exercise in the open air, and Nature will bless you and call you her own.— Hints towards Physical Perfection. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. —Says a correspondent of the Stockton Democrat: "I have consulted the Constitution of South Carolina, ami I find that I was right as to tho quali fication of voters, but that no man can bo elected to the House of Represent atives of that State unless he has a free hold of three hundred acres of land and ten negroes , or a clear yearly income of seven hundred and fifty dollars; and that no one is eligible to her Senate, unless he has a clear yearly income of fifteen hundred dollars, and if he re sides out of the district in which he is elected, fivo thousand dollars. It will be seen, therefore, at a glance, of what material the Legislature of South Caro lina is composed. In that State, bank stocks, rents, and negroes are the 'sub stance,' and virtue, patriotism, and in tellect, are mere 4 show.' " LOLA.— The New York Herald, in noticing the career of the lato Lola Montez, says: " Lola was very fond of being thought a scholar and a littera teur. She had a smatteringof informa tion upon a great variety of topics, and was very 411 ick at catching up the ideas of smart peoplo about her. She talked well, and could entertain a large num ber of persons at the same moment. As a writer we have no knowledge as to her capability. Her letter, which at tracted so much attention when she first arrived here, was written by ex- Senator Weseott. "Lola Montez iu Bavaria," a play produced as hers, was prepared by Mr. Charles Ware, and her lectures were the work of the Rev. C. Channcey Burr." The Humor of the Time. A Loyal Offlfet of die V. S. Stay, Southern born and bred, and inherit ing Southern slavery, answers Lieut. Hamilton, of South Carolina, late of the U. S. Navy, as follows: Now, my dear Jack, your proposition to us, following the lead of those gen tlemen, "to bring any ships wo may command into Southern waters," with out reference to the orders under which we arc acting, I reject with scorn and disdain. The very proposition is a re flection not less upon our honor than our loyalty, and is unworthy of the honorable feelings and principles which arc the guiding principles of your life. Such a thing had never been done in the history of our country, until, a few weeks since, in the harbor of Charles ton, a traitor, in the person of a reve nue officer, committed it. The remem brance of this transaction will follow him in a slimy trail to the grave. Hat! the authorities of South Carolina re turned her at once to the General Gov ernment, as in a similar case in Georgia about the same period, it would have been more worthy and characteristic of the chivilric name of the sons of the Palmetto State. I confess I felt deeply mortified bv its action on that occasion. Should I* command a ship—Southern man that I am—l tell you now, and be forehand, that I will return her, with the blessing of God, to the authorities of that Government which honored and entrusted me with her command, at every risk and peril, if I am com pelled to decide it, sword in hand, on my own quarter-deck. And I will tell you more than that, that I will stand by the old " Stars and Stripes" whilst there is a single star in the square Un ion of it, which I think is a pretty com mon sentiment among all ot us. "We have too Ions? revelled in the delicious pride of unfurling that glorious banner in foreign waters, at 8 o'clock, to the tune of the " Star Spangled Banner," with a full band of music, to turn upon it now, in its day of peril, and strike it down. No, sir, I won't do it. I pray God I may be buried in its folds. I love every color, every star, every stripe of it. WHAT HARRY CLAY THOUGHT OF IT. —Henry Clay, in one of his speeches in the Senate,* during the discussion of the compromise measures of 1850, re marked as follows: " It' the Union shall become separa ted, new Unions, new Confederations, will arise, and with respect to this—if there he any—l hope there is no one iu the Senate before whose imagination is flitting the idea of a great_ Southern Confederacy to take possession of the Ilalize and the mouth of the Mississip pi, I say in my place, never! never! NEVER I will Ave, who occupy the broad waters of the Mississippi and its upper tributaries consent that any foreign nag shall float at the Balize, or upon the turrets of the Crescent city— never! NEVER! LONDON INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION FOR 18(52.—The correspondence be tween the Commissioners for the ex hibition of 1861, the Society of Arts, and the trustees for conducting the ex hibition of 1862, has been brought to a satisfactory conclusion. The guaran tee list includes 652 persons, and the sum guaranteed now amounts to £866,- 800. The Commissioners tor the ex hibition of 1861 have granted a site for the building on their estate at South Kensington, and it will be speedily commenced. It is expected to outshine all former undertakings in that line. WHAT GKN. WOOL THINKS OF IT.— It is reported that some one asked the veteran, Gen. Wool, if the army would be likely to divide in ca9o of secession, ancl fail to obey orders from the new President ? The gallant old man drew himself up proudly, and replied: "Do you think, sir, the army is going to fail the countrv at the moment it is needed? No, sir. Furthermore, I allow no offi cer or man under my command to ad mit the possibility«of disunion; and if I hear that any one has spoken in favor of it, I will court-martial him with all possible expedition; and Scott feels as I do, sir." ADOLKCENCK. — Gen. Jolane has writ ten another boyish letter—he never wroto any other—to a female relative in Georgia, 111 which ho says that the « South must act promptly, and go out at once," or l>e degraded; that " delay is ruin and death," and that ho and "thousands of good Northern men will bo by their side." It will be a happy day for our country when . this Lane roaches that obscurity for which his pe culiar talents so admirably fit him.— S. F. Time.". The Karnes of the States. Maine was called "Narvoshen," but in 1638 took the name it now bears from Maine, a province in the west of France. New Hampshire was the name given to the Territory granted to Cap tain John Mason by the Plymouth Company, in 1639, by patent, and watf derived from the patentee, who watt Governor of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Vermont Was derived from vera, green, and mont, mountain, after her green mountains. Massachusetts was derived from a tribe of Indians in the vicinity of Boston, and signifies Blue Hills. New York was named in honor of the Duke of York, to whom the territory was granted. Pennsylva nia, as everybody knows, was called after William l'cnii. The Duke of York granting New Jersey to Lord Bcrkely and Sir Geo. Carteret, Gov ernor of the Island of Jersey, it was named in honor of the latter. Dela ware was called, in 1792, after Lord Delaware. Maryland was n?med in honor of the Queen of Charles L, in bis patent to Lord liultimore, in 1532. Virginia was named in honor of Queeu Elizabeth, "the virgin Queen of England." The Carolinas were named by the French. Florida received its name from Ponec de Leon, while on his voyage in search of the fountain of youth. He discovered it on Easter Sunday—in Spanish Pasquc Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Illin ois, Indiana, Arkansas, and Missouri, are all of Indian origin, being chiefly named by our Government after their principal rivers. Tennessee is said ta signify a "curved spoon;" Illinois, the River of Men; Mississippi, the Whole River, or a river formed by the union of many. Michigan was named from the the Indian hike on its borders, California was nanied by the Spaniards. littiEFLY Bi»oKEX. —On the 24th Off July, 1850, Mr. Clay said in the Senate J "You cannot put your finger on the part of the Constitution which convey® the or power to carry sldi'C.l from one of the States of the Ifnion to any Ter* ritory of the United States. Nor can I admit for a single moment that there is any separate or several right upon the part of the States or individual mem bers of a State, or any portion ot the people of the United States, to carry slaves into the Territories, under tile idea that those Territories are held ill common between the seven!! States, It is a joint property, held by a com mon trustee for the general good, and to be administered by the General Government according to its deliberate judgement of what will best promote the common happiness and prosperity* and do justice to all." This is the very doctrine ofl which Abraham Lincoln and the Republican party stand to-day. A "WHALING UNION DEMONSTRAIION* —One of the moat important whaling grounds on the Pacific coast is at Bar tholomew Bay, on the coast of Mexico. It is frequently beset by number's of whalers who there pursue their noble game. During the last trip up of the steamer Corks, she rail close ill to Bartholomew Bay, where no less than eleven whalers were lying. As the Cortes approached, each ship in suc cession hoisted the stars and stripes, the emblem of American nationality, indi cating thereby their sentiments on the great question now agitating their codn try. Although the steamers had often passed whalers at the same! place* the flag had never before bcieri flung to the breeze. Their boats were immediately lowered and headed for the steamer and were most liberally supplied with pa pers of the latest drtte. by Mr. Allen, the Purser of the CbrrrS, a favor they acknowledged by repeated cheers.— <S. F. Times. jg®™* There is a Major Italy. His name is Pergola, and with a small garrison he holds for j rtuicis 11. the eitidel of Messina. Pergola has warned the citizens that, resolved nei ther to surrender nor yet be starvod out, the hioment provisions fall short iu the fortress to blow it up. jgffi"* A package of the N. Y. Times was recently returned with the endorse ment: "Returned from Columbus, (Jcorgia, where the proprietors would be hung were they to show their heads." #6F*By the ancient law of Hungary, a man convicted of bigamy was con demned to live with both wives in the same hottse; the crime was in conse quence very rare. gig* A near lantern is better than a distant star. NO. 19.