Newspaper of The Washington Standard, August 10, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated August 10, 1861 Page 2
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THE V ASIIHTO\ STUIIUiII. SATURDAY, AUGL'ST 10. 1861. T>«r»io«--H Shall be Prcservrd. Proclamation by the Governor. WiIEItEAS. According to the official returns of the general election, held ac cording to law, in the Territory of Washington, on the eighth day of July, A. D. IHCI, the whole number of votes cast for Delegate to Congress was three thousand six hundred mid nine; and WHEREAS, William 11. Wallace re ceived one thousand live hundred and ninety-three votes, S. Gaitiehle twelve hundred and seventy-six voles, Kdward Lander seven hundred and thirly-niuc rotes, and Isaac I. Stevens one vote; and Wnr.lt FAS, William 11. Wallace has received the highest number of votes cast, Now, therefore, I, Henry M. MeGill, Acting Governor of the Territory ot Washington, do hereby publish and de clare William 11. W allacu to be dniy elected Delegate to the Congress of the United States from the Territory of Washington, for the term of two years. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have here unto set my hand, and caused the seal of the Territory to be L. s. atlixed at Olympia, this id day of August, IS6I, and ot Inde pendence the SGT h. HENRY M. MCGII.I., Acting Governor 0!' Washington Territory. Thc ladian Difficulties. In a previous number of this paper, i i referring to the unsettled condition of Indian affairs in this Territory, we gave it as the general beliefthat anoth er Indian war upon our frontier settle ments would speedily ensue, unless the troops lately withdrawn should be at once restored. This belief was based upon what was considered indications of hostile intent in the more exposed portions of the country. These appre hensions have been verified by late re ports from the Upper Columbia, which laave no roonHbr doubt but that the ludians arc in a state of determined hostility to the miners in that region. Several men have lately been killed, and others threatened and ill-treated. A letter to the Advertiser, dated at Fort Colville, on the 14.h ulr., says: * "The miners on the Columbia are becoming uneasy. They say that the Indians are very sulky and saucy ; they keep aloof from the w bites, and are not at all friendly; they are only waiting until the fishing season is over. A re port has just arrived of another murder below on the Columbia. * * All the old French settlers will leave, if we have not sufficient protection. We ought to have a eopmany or so of dra goons." Later dates fully corroborate the above statement. The same paper of a recent date says that " prospectors have been warned by the Indians to return, as they were opposed to any further mining except such as is allowed by previous arrangement." We certainly consider the removal of the military force from our Territo ry just at this time an unfortunate oc currence. A sufficient force should be retained in an Indian country at all times to insure a proper regard for life and property, and certainly now, whe-.i the treaties arc being fulfilled, should we bo guarded against the disaffection likely to occur from the false ideas of right entertained by the unprincipled •avagc. Wo learn from tlic rejily to a letter , directed to Gen. .Sumner by Acting' Governor McGill thatalthough no more tmops will be withdrawn, vet not the ■lightest intimation is given of a res toration ot the force ordered awav. The , letter says: "It is Inrlieved that this ; Curoe [that remaining heiv] is sufficient for tbe protection to your citizen*; ■boa Id it, however. lie inadequate for this perposc. Col. Wright has authori ty to accept tbe service* of audi volun teer force a* may secure complete pro-1 tevtion of lite and property." Although we believe that bad our military not been ordered away the oc casion lor tlieir DM would probably Dot hare been presented, a •cries of dificnltics cannot now be avoided. Troops may be retnrned, and tbey may not In tbe bitter alternative a volun teer feree most again take the field, tor It is well known that should the sav ages commence hostilities with a thor-, ough combination of the trilics cast of, the mountains aid will certainly lie de sired by tbe miner* in t'.iat loctlity. Then will we reap tbe benefit of tbe late organization of the militia. ' ExoiCEic.ii cf the Steamer Cariboo. It is our painlul duty to chronicle anotherheart-rending casualty by which seven human beings were ushered into eternity. On t!:e morning of the Cth inst., as the steamer Corriboo, was leaving Victoria for New Westminster, her boilers exploded with a loud report that was he.ird throughout the bar l>or. It appears that she started out of from Victoria with a heavy head of steam, and had proceeded with threat mpidity for some distance—a halt' or three-fourths of a mile —when the ter terrihle casualty occurred. Amongthe killed were Captain Archibald .Jamie son and brother. The fatality attend ing this family of live brothers is re markable. Ali have met their fate by steamboat casualties. One by the explosion <>t the steamer at (! iiicmah, Oregon ; one ly the steamer Portland, which drifted over the Wil lamette falls; another by the explosion of the Fort Yah; and the remaining two by the late catastrophe. All places of business in Victoria were closed 0:1 the Oth, and the llags were raised to hall-mast. We take the following from the Pirs* of Tuesday last: The steamer Cariboo is n mass of ru ins—her captain is hurried into eterni ty. ami a number of men who wore lately in onr mid*t in the enjoyment of life and health are now no more. Wo have chronicled greater catastrophes than the loss of the Cariboo, an«l more extensive disasters than that connected with the accident, hut we are imaMe to point out a calamity more heartrending and appalling in its details than that which ushered in the dawn ofyesterday morning. To see the inhabitant roused from their bed by alarm-bells—conster nation, doubt, anxiety on every counte nance—the consciousness that some dreadful calamity had happened in con nection with that iearful and ominous report that shook the houses like an earthquake, and which was followed by one longscream that thrllcd the hearts of those whose ears it penetrated—was, in truth, a spectacle in the waning morning moonlight, more fitting the imaginary elforts of some sensation dramatist than a stern reality in our public streets. But a low minutes pre vious the Ctirribon bad left the wharf, and the few who had witnessed her de parture had almost retired to rest, the passengers on board had gone to sleep with ail the confidence of safety and se curity, when in instant the alarming shock took place, sending a spiral column of flame for a moment high into the atmosphere—then a shriek of ag ony,—and nothing could be discovered by the one or two spectators of the melancholy and startling scene, but a bluish smoke surrounding the spot where the ill-fated steamer had a mo ment previous been scudding majestic ally along the water in that brief space of time however, seven men had gone to another world. The names of the killed were Archi bald Jamieson, Captain, and his broth er; Sparkos, Mate; Allen, Engineer; Foley, Fireman; and one or two pas sengers. The boat and machinery are com pletely ruined. The wreck is in charge of the Victoria Harbor-master. - ■ • OFFICIAL VOTE. —The following is the vote of Washington Territory for Delegate to Congress cast July Bth, 1801: WaUact. Garfiehle. Lander. Pacific 73 18 C Shoshone 107 200 00 Walla Walla 108 82 171 Cowlitz &0 40 0 Thurston 260 73 68 Lewis 07 47 11 | Claim 39 54 I SawamWh 33 II 27 | Chrliulis 47 16 2 | Skamania 2 26 Klikatal 64 16 10 ! King 74 25 42 , Wahkiakum 7 11 I Clark 121 19J 4 Islauil. 64 28 33 Pierce 139 109 10 ! J« ftflOß 08 78 37 i Kitsap 132 88 23 Whatcom ft) 49 24 , Siiuiiuuitb - 34 1 1 \li«*oula * 73 Spokane M Total IW3 1270 739 W tllai r over G.'rfirldf 317 — COL. WALLACE. —The Colonel was received with much cordiality by • • the |»eoplc on the Sound, during hi* late visit, litftides the public recep tion at this place, the Colonel has I Ken warmly received by the citizens n| ; of Btcdacoom, Port Townsend, and otli- cr places ou the bound. On IK- ha If ol the people we wish the Colonel a safe and pleasant journey to the scene of his future hiltore. gjf Fire members of the Ilouse ot Representatives of the United btutes voted against a loan to enable the Gov ernment to resist rebelliou! Thcv were Burnett, Norton, Reed, Wood, aud Vallandighani. fog*- The Washington correspon dence of the S. F. Bulletin corroborates the rumorm! appointment of li. F. Ken dall as Indian Snperiutvadeutfor W. T. Guthtrinji by the Wayside. Lady Franklin and neice arrived in S.ni Francisco from the Sandwich Is lands on the 21st ult., and will shortly leave for England. The fare from Sacramento, Cal., to St. Joseph, Mo., via overland stage, is §1 05. We learn from parties recently from the Wcnatche that the mines in that region are a complete failure. Many of the miners are leaving for the Nez. Purees country. W. 11. IL-ctor has superseded Geary as Superintendent of Indian Aliuirs in Oregon. The bark Aun Ptrry sailed from the North Olympia Mills on the id in.-t., with a full cargo of lumber for San Francisco. Our townsman, Capt. A. B. Move, went as passenger on her. In a portion of our edition last week the types made us say the original hill locating the Capital was passed Ju!\ It should have been January !', 1"». The price charged f»r freight from Portland to Walla \\ alia is S-l'Jpcr ton. Measures are being taken at the Sandwich Islands for raising a regiment to aid the United States. Farmers in the Upper Willamette Valley, Ogn., are transporting produce in ilat-boats, the price charged lor trans portation by thcsteaniers being so high. Fine Fpccimens of salt are being made in Douglas county, Oregon. It sells readily lor $8 00 to $8 per 100 pounds. Thayer lias boon admitted to a scat in Congress as Representative Irom Oregon. The A ndcrson took down a number of cattle on lier last trip. The ship Thatcher arrived in San San Francisco July from Boston. Horace Smith, tried in California for the murder of Newell, has been ac quitted. The sloop Lcnora, Capt. McDonald, arrived at this place last week. The steamer Santa Cm;, lately in the U. S. Service under the mono of the General Sxmiur, has been sold to a China firm, who intend running her between China and Japan. So says the Aclrrrti&cr. Bids were opened on the 21th lilt., at Sacramento, Cal., for the completion ol the State Capitol. A fftw-mill has been erected at Oro Fin<\ Victor Smith, Esq., qualified as Col lector of Puget Sound District on the 31st ult. Asbury has "seceded" from the Eu gene City (Ogn.) Herald taking with him the funds and subscription books. The paper has heretofore talked trea son; it is now out boldly for Union. A paper is about to be started in the XEZ IYTOOS region. The secession Governor of Oregon is now known by the familiar name of 44 Old Cat Gut." (No insult intended to the feline race.) The nominations for Governor of California stand—Republican, Leland Stanford; Douglas Dem., John Con ness; Dem., J. U. MeConnell. The first trip of tlio overland stage was made from St. Joseph to Sacra mento in seventeen days. The expen ses of the trip was about $230. We learn from Capt. Giddings that the steamer Pacific was raised on the 2d inst. She proceded to Astoria to be beached for repairs. The steamer Sierra Xtrada, Capt. Wakeman, arrived at Portland on Sat urday, and sailed for Victoria on Mon day last. A cotton factory has been erected in I'tah Territory. The saints have com menced raising cotton. lleautiful marble is being taken from a quarry in Jackson county, Ogn. The .S iititifl says "there is a mountain of it, of all sizes and colors, from the com- IUOU blue to the finest white marble." A pailv lias been sent out on the Plain*, from Oregon, to meet the im migration, ami represent the "superior inducements" for settlement in Oregon. Tlios. J. Dryer has enteral upon the duties of U. S. Commissioner, at Hon olulu. The military company organized at Portland, has been supplied with arms from Fort Vancouver, by orders from head-quarter* of the Department. Gov. McGill has appointed Douglass W. Williams, of Portland, Oregon, a commissioner of deeds, etc., for Wash ington Territoiy in that State. Gold discoveries luivc been made on the headwater* of Butter creek, a stream flowing froui the Blue mountuins. Ojinicns of the Message. ! The tone «»f the press is highly coni ' mendatory of the late Message of Pres ident Lincoln. While the Union men j everywhere arc delighted with the ; plain, logical style of the Message, 1 " sympathizers" are compelled to admit ' that it is the death-blow to treason, llead the following: j No state paper was ever issued to the ! people of the United States, that has HO cordial a response in the hearts of the masses, as the President's Mes ! Aire to the Extra Session of Congress, which we published in yesterday's 'lbut*. Kverv loyal citizen approves its noble i and "patriotic sentiments. On every i hand it is spoken of in the highest

terms. There is no attempt at burning eloquence, elegant composition or rhe torical display, l»ut the history <»f our National troubles is told in a plain nil varnished tali*, and an appeal is made :to the people for the preservation of the Union that takes a deep h"M of all who love their country. — S. F. Times. The All", an independent paper, says: The President's Message, which we publish in lull this morning, is a ph-i.i, | liiiMiiess-like document. It is occupied altogether with the war, which is treat ed in a comprehensive aiid concise man lier. The .subject and the circumstan ces demanded Koine clotpicncc— " thoughts that breathe and words that hum " —l'iit we iiud nothing pave an " mi v arnished tale," which addresses itself only to the coolest reason. \N hile i we must notice the absence ofeloquenee, wo iniiv! note, too, the thorough good ! sense, moderation, and prudent tone 1 which pervade it. It is well-written: every sentence has a mvtning, and every word is in its proper place.— There is no bluster, no threat, no boast, no lack of dignity. Every word of the Message will meet the approval of all loyal citizens. j The Morning Cull, also independent, savs: This (locumont, portions of which are given to-day. is as able a document as ever emanated from Washington. It ijivcs a dear and straightforward ex planation of onr national troubles, a concise statement ot the action already taken by the Covernment in relation thereto, and forcibly demolishes the sophistry set up by the secessionists as an excuse for their rebellion, and closes with a manly exposition of the deter mination of the Administration to give to all their Constitutional rights. That mv 11:. State Soverignty, is most eil'ect ually demolished. The Jlu'rov says: As a literary composition, every American should feel proml of uncle Abe's first message. Every paragraph is characteristic of the honest, straight forward, pure-minded patriot who penned it. The whole story of our grt at ditliculties iss > simply, so plainly, so unaU'cctedly told, that no one can possibly misunderstand it. The paper throughout is a model of terseness, vigor, simplicity and purity of diction. Avoiding everything like rhetorical llourish, facts and facts alone are dealt with in good old Anglosnxon. Noth ing disguisd, nothing is withheld, noth ing is perverted. Convinced thut he li right, appreciating the vast responsi bility of his position, tho President talks to the nation in downright sledge hammer English. Every sentence is a fact and every fact a blinding blow to treason. As*a whole, tho message is a glorious state paper—not a lino too long or as much too short. It resembles more the nullification proclamation ot Jackson than any Executive message for the past twenty-five years. TUB SECRET OF It VISING LA no E ON IONS. —A farmer gives us the following simple method for producing onions of a largo growth : When the onions are are about the size of n walnut, scrape away tlie earth from them, leaving the bulb entirely out of the ground, and pack the earth firmly about the roots. By this means they will attain a size twice or three times as great as if raised by the ordinary method of breaking down the tops. Our informaut says that he has pursued the plan several years with success, but that the method is not generally known. IST* We commend the following to the serious consideration of two or three persons: " When you come into the printing office and see a large number of news papers folded and carefully piled up mi the editor's table, tumble them over, rumagc through them, and leave them that way ; and when the editor conies in and wishes to eoinmenee his labors, he will—why, be will have to jro to work and replace them a« ke left them. He has nothing else t» do, yon know— it's no troubleto him."—A madnr Jjtdgrr. ACIOU-LIUKXT.— 'The Portland Time* says that Col. Wallace is always iu a good humor, seems particularly so since the election, aud his youth and beauty seem entirely reuovated; that he looks twenty years younger thau wbeu be ran in opposition to Stevens. brig Christ iania Cornell struck a rock near Cowichan Gap, Van couver's Island, on the 20th ult. But little damage done. Atkßtk Itwi la DetaiL PHILADELPHIA, July 16th. The Kifuirrr has a letter from Ban ker Ilill, Va., in relation to thca<]vancc of Oen. Patterson's column to that point on Monday. Thomkins, with the Rhode Island battery, led the van. Six hundred of the rebel 'a cavalrv, nn derCol. hi . wart, charged the 23d Penn sylvania r /uncut not seeing the bat tery, wii' .i opened on them breaking their clit -e. The rt • • Is quickly retreated, pursued by Col. '• liomaa of the regular Cavalry. One Capt.un aud a private were cap tured. FORT MONROE, July 16. The S 1 and 4th Massachusetts Regi ment*, hose three month's time is up, leave f«>r Bostou at once. Drig. OtiU. Pierce will return home. PHILADELPHIA, July 16. A gentleman of this city, who left liici. .iond on the 'Jth iust., esea|>ed tin Tennessee. He Rays that when he left titer were about 10,000 troops in Rich mond, and several fortified camps com manding the approaches, while heavy batt< ries are on the Aquia creek roau. Tiiere were three regiments at How ard > Oruve, e.mt ol the city, aud two regiment* of Hying artillery near Rack et. Regiment after regiment was ar ming via Danville. Five regiments, withn small baggage train, left Richmond on tlie Bth to re inforce Ge:i. Jobm-oa. lie estimates t!>at there are not lesi than 60,000 men under Gen. Beaure gard, at and around Mannsass Junction, and reinforcements of miliiia arc being forwarded daily. Sloater's former sewing machine fac tory has been turned into an armory, and is engaged in altering guns, and all kindsot cavalry and artillery equip ments. There was a scarcity oflcathcr and oil-cloth, but the name cstablis ment has recently received a supply of leather from Kentucky. Thirty bar rels of oil had just been received at Richmond bearing the mark 44 Philadel phia." A man named Do Bow has erected a percussion cap machine which turns out 80,000 daily, lie is also engaged in building three more machines. The steamer Yorktown la< been raised, and is mounted with eight 64 pounders at Richmond. The estimated number of troops at Yorktown was 1">.000 and from 10,000 to 20,000 at Norfolk. Troops from Pensacola, at Richmond, generally concur in the impossibility of taking Pickens. PHILADELPHIA. July 17. The Washington Star confirms the re port about the steamer Yorktown , and adds that two officers' late of the Fed eral navy, are making surveys of the river to get her out into the Iny. Commodore Stringham is prepared to meet her. WASHINGTON, J uly 17. The Intelligencer says: An officer who arrived here last night direct from Murtinsburg, yesterday moruiig, says Gen. Johnson broke up his camp on Bunker Hill, on Monday, ami Com menced the retreat of his army toward Winchester Gen. Patterson with his entire force, immediately went in pur suit, and was about 11 miles iu the rear of Johnson. Tho city was full of rumors that Gen. Beauregard had abandoned Fairfax without firing a gnu. but no such in formation from a reliable source had reached the department up to 11 A. M. to-day. KANSAS CITY, MO., July 17. Tho Fort Scott Democrat of the 13th was received here to-day. It contains the following incidents of the lute en counter near Carthage: Twice Col. Sigel was surrounded by the rebels, but lie marched through the opposing lines w.thont difficulty, the rebels allowing great respect l'or his artillery and Minnie rifles. Jackson had 8,000 mouuted men, while fcSigel has but 40. One gun became cracked, and thus ren dered nHelens, was left with the enemy. It is said that in one instance the ex plosion of a single shell killed thirteen men. J.x.-kson, it is said, maintained a wid<' range between hinjself and the scene of danger. It is reported that at Spring river the Btale tn»o|N» divided for the nnrpose of effectually cutting off Sigei'a retreat, but l!iat ue pa*aedthrough Carthage be torv IIIPJ- could head him off, and the two divisions of the enemy meeting, fired >I|NIII each other, and that 60 or 70 were killed before the mistake was die eovcml. Sigcl is uon- at Sareoxie. waiting tor ( Gen. Lyon to come up. He has been reinforced by 2,000 men front Hp ring field. Mcfullocb and Jackson hare retreat ed to Arkansas line for the purpose of drilling their tniope. Lyon's total strength will be betweeu 10,000 and 12,000. A bloody battle may be expected with, in the next ten days, or Lyon will be iu Fort Smith. ST. Locia, July 17. Your usual Pony Exprcsa letters left here at 5 A. M. aud returned at niue, caused by tho Secesaiouiats tearing np the track on the North Miaaouri railroad, and firing into traiaa. Eight hundred soldiers who went an the 15th were attacked, and a fight «£ aued. The troops compelled the re belt to beat a retreat, and killed several One they caught and hanged. News from varioua sections of Mis souri looks threatening. Reports from Callaway county state that Oen. lUrrfe was marching on Jefferson Citj with 3,000 men and eevend cannon. The rebels have eat the telegrspfc wiresabove Boon ville, and will andoow. wily undertake the reoccupation of Jtf. ferson, to prevent (he re-assembling of the State Convention on the 22d iiiat News from the Southwest reports that Col. Sigel had retreated to SpringfcfaL where he Has on the 12th, safe. Oen. Lvon, with 5,000 men, expected to reaeh Springfield on the 15th ntst At Bird's Point an attack from fits rel>c!s was expected. The troops hart been reinforced lately by two JJliaeit regiments. In the House, July 15th on mntioa of Mr Blair, the Hoose went into Com. mittce on the bill to authorise the em ployment of volunteers to aid in sap. pressing the rebellion and defending the Oovernincnt of the United States. The bill authorizes the President to accent 500,000 volunteers. Gen. McClellan's victory, atßevetfj, has been followed up by un advanco to ward* Stanton, with the object of out flanking Gen. Jol.nson, who ia retreat ing from Winchester. Gen. Patterson is now advancing Southward, with, 36,000 men. The news to day is, that McDowell's column, in three divisious, was march ing on Fairfax. The following is from theN. Y. Her ald of July 15th: The depredations of the Southern privateers are becoming each day more destructive and more bold. Our ac counts of the seizures made by the Jeff. Davis, somewhat stirtlcd the people of the Northern States, as it was not thought that the privateers would ven ture so near our shores, and we had no vessels of war cruising there to rectivc them. To-day we publish the particu lars of another wholesale seizure made by one of the pirates of the Southern rebels. The name of the new privateer is the Sumter. The following are the names of the vessels seized bv her: barques Waticind and Louisa Kilham, brigs Den. Dunning, Albert Adams, Aaitd, Cuba and Machias, and ship Golden Docket, which was burned at sea, and the officers and crew lauded at Cieufuegos. The privateer steamer Sumter, be longing to the Confederate States of the South, entered the harbor of Cieu fuegos on the morning of the 6th inst., bringing in as prizes the above named crafts. Commander Semmes, of the Sumter, sent an officer on shore with a letter to the Governor of the town, who telegraphed to the Cuptniu-Geueral tor instructions. Tiie American Consul at or.ee tele graphed to the Cousul-General at Ha vana. Tho steamer left again next day, hav ing received a supply of coal and water. WASHINGTON, July 18. Tho Northern Light left on the 11th, with the passengers ot the Champion, of July Ist, whicn was disabled ana re turned on the 9th. The privateer Jeff Davis captured one ship, two brigs and two schooners, ofl' Cape Hattfms, be tween tho Bth and Uth inst., boan'.i »g several others. Several revenue cutters and meu-of-war are in pursuit. later from the Atlantio Bid*. ST. LOUIS, July 22. On July 18th the strand army reached Bull's Run, three miles from Manassas Junction, where it met the first resist ance of any importance. Prior to that only a few collisions had occurred be tween the Federal scoutsand skirmish era and scattering bauds of tho enemy's c .vJry. A fit of the latter were cap tured. The obstructions ou the roadst different places, caused hat little delay. At Bull's Run, July 18th, masked batteries wereattacked by Federal troop* resulting in a drawn battle, aftsrs spi ri ted engagement The Federal l°* is estimated at from 18 kilUd and 43 wounded to 40 killed and 60 trounded- The rebel |o«s is not known. Tber kept possession of their batteries. An other attack will probably be mads oa Sunday the 21et. The rebels kept eoacealed in the woods and entrenchments. Patterson U reported to be approach ing Winchester by two routes. lieu. McClellau says one of Cf Wool'e regiment dimtWOuf Win* rebels from Barbersviile on the 16th. A dispatch Awn Richmond Letcher has ended out nearly 10,<W « the militia of Virginia. Several members of Congress hi* gone to Mnmmm Janctiou. WAsataerov. July IT. It la learned from credible soar*** that the English government, In concert with Fiaaea, b about to i» quest of the U. 8. government the emptiou of one Soothern cotton that they mmr get supplies of the stapw- The Admiuiattatiou will not eoaON* to it. Foatfaxaa Monw, Jaly 17 v At midnight a party coaabtiiif ®J Capt. E. Jenkina, LteaW Johnson aa» a private, also F. B. Rawliog,

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