Newspaper of The Washington Standard, August 24, 1861, Page 1

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Washington Standard VOL. I. TDE usimm —l4 IfttfCED tVEMY IATCBDAT VOfcXISO BY— JOHN M. MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Salwrrlptloa Bales t Ptr Annum $3 00 " Six Ifonibi - - 0<) Invariably in Advance. AtraiHlas Rates: One Sqtinrc. on* insertion, - $3 00 Each additional insertion - 100 Busmen Cards, per quarter, i <>" fdF A liberal deduction will be made in fcvor of those who advertise four fquarts, or upward*, by the rear. t*2T Notice* of birth', marriages and deaths iu •erted free. haf Blanks, Hill Heads, Cards, Dills of Fare. Circulars, Catalogues, Pamphlets, Ac., executed at reasonable rates. ®3P\tl communications, whether on business or for publication should be addressed to the edi itor of the WASHINGTON STANI'AHD. OFFICE— In Barnes's Building, corner of Main and First Ptreet3, near the steamboat landing. A SOUTHERN RALLY. BV JOHN CLANCY We've borne too long this Southern wroug, That ever sought to shame us; The threat and boast, the braggart toist, "That Southern men would tame us." We've bcut the knee to chivalry, Have borne the lie and scorning; But now, thank God, our Northern blood Has roused itself from fawning. The issue's msde, our flag displayed, Let he who dare retard it; No cowards here grow pale with fear. For Northern swords now it. The men that won at Lexington A name and fame in story, Where patriot sires, to light their fires To lead their sons to glory. Like rushing tide dowu mountain side, The Northern hoit3 are sweeping ; Each freeman's breast to meet the test, With patriot blood is leaping. Now .Southern sneer and bullies leer, Will lind swift vengeuce meted ; For never yet since foimsn met Have Northern men retreated. United now, no more we'll bow, Or suplicate, or reason: 'Twill be oursliamo and lasting blame, If we consent to treason. Then in the fight "nr hearts unite, One purpose move lis ever ; No traitor band divide our land, No power our country sever. flfcg" Theodore Hook once dined with Ilatckett, at his delightful villa of Belle Vue, famous for its culinary complete ness, "Ah, my dear fellow," said his host, depreoatingly, " I am sorry to say that you'll not getj to-day, 6uch a dinner as our friend Moore gave us." "Certainly not," replied Hook; "from a Hatckett one can expect nothing but a chop." ireg* Tho expression of Bossuct to one who found him preparing one of his famous orations, with the Illiad open on his table, is finely characteristic ot the lofty and magnificent geuius of the man. " I always have Homer beside me when I make my sermons. I love to light my lamp at the sun!" A backwoodsman who came to volunteer in a New Jersey Company, said ho couldn't read, but he could shoot the eye out of a squirrel on tho top of the tallest tree. Such a man cau make his mark. JftSr The Capital ot the Confederate States has gone to Richmond, and the capital of most of the moneyed men of that section has gone to the devil."— Prentice. ggg=» An old ladv, being at a loss for a pincushion, made one of an onion. -On the following morning slic found all the needles had tears in their eyes. BPL A former in Southern Illinois, seeing the cannon at Cairo, remarked that" them bras* missionaries had con verted a heap of folks." Beauregard will have a grand lookout aomc morning from an emi nence ; probably ovcr-/i<«»y«£ the Capi tol. J®* You must judge a as men are jugded in aristocratic countries, by the excellence oi his extraction. reason why many ladies dodge an offer of marriage is because the question is popped at them. (Qr ** Pray don't mention it," as the man said when he was told by the tax collector that his rates were due. "Das to SCOT* Drrrsios. " —The de cision of the rebel leaders not to take Washington. WST An easy way to acquire German —eat sauer krout or marry a Dutch girl." If you embrace an opportunity you must father the consequences. tSf It requires capital to start a newspaper; it will stop itself. '•F. F. V."—The First Fellows Vamjuished. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, AUGUST 24,1861. How Old Hickory Inpnaoaed the Jadfe. We tukc the following historical rem iniscence from the New York Ledger. It will be read with particular iutcrest just now: Soon after General Jackson arrived in New Orleans, in the latter part of the year 1614, lie placed that city, and the whole district within his lilies, under martial law. This was considered u wise, and ereu a necessary precaution, and was zealously submitted to hy the jyairiutle portion of the population. Af er the p~e.it battle of the Bth Janu ary, 181 o, in which the British were so totally routed, the malcontents in the city began to murmur at the mainten ance of martial law, declaring that as the British had tied and there was no danger from any foe, the continuance of the military regime was downright tyranny. Old Hickory paid no atten tion to these murmurs, but went on his iron way, with an eye single to the safe ty of his country. But soon news came vague and inauthentie, that peace had been declared, and the murmurs of the malcontents became frequent and loud. The French portion of the population were especially clamorous, and finally they began to get certificates of French citizenship from the French consul, hop ing thereby to set old Hickory at defi ance. But they mistook their man. As soon as the old hero learned what they were about, he ordered them and their consul to leave New Orleans with in three days, and not to come nearer than one hundred and twenty miles to the city, until peace should be officially announced. Heat the same time took judicious notice of the rumors of peace and hinting that they might have been circulated by the enemy, for the pur pose ot throwing him oil'his guard, he assured his army and the inhabitants, that the fruits of their glorious victory should not be snatched from them by any lack of vigilance on his part, and that, until he received official notifica tion from his government that peace had been declared, he should maintain with in his lines the most inflexible disci pline. This proclamation produced a pro digious excitement, A Frenchman named Louailler, who was a member of the legislature, published, in one of the city papers a defiant commentary upon it, and declared, in substance, that the French eitizens**o"ild not obey such a tyranical order. The General at once had the editor of the paper brought be fore hiiu and demanded the name of the author of the "mutinous article." The editor gave the author's name, and, a few minutes afterwards, Louailler was tapped on the 6houldcr, as he was prom enading the street, by a seargont, at the head of a file of soldiers, and informed that he was "my prisoner." He pro tested against the arrest, engaged a law yer on the spot, named Morrill, to take charge of his case, and was marched oft" to prison. Morill at oneo applied to the IF. S. Judge, named Dominick Ilall, for a writ of habeas corpus. The Judge granted the writ; but when the official went to serve it on the General, he seized it, kept possession of it, "as evidence against the judge, "gave the oflicer a certified copy, ami at once is sued an order for the arrest of " Doin iniek Hall, on a charge of aiding to ex cite muting in the camp." "Be careful to permit no escapes," wrote the Gen eral to the officer detailed to arrest the Judge , "an the emissaries of the. enemy arc more numerous than tee suspected." Bather a hard hit, that, for the United States Judg<*. Old Hickory's pen was sometimes sharper than his sword. Judge Hall was speedily arrested, and imprisoned along with his friend , Louailler where they could talk over the matter at their leisure. But in a short time the General had the Judge escorted beyond his lines at set at liber ty with a command not tn come within the lines again until peace should be officially declared. Not lone aftero ards pi-.v* tc<ts officially declared, and then the General, in an eloquent and heart stirring proclamation, disbanded his heroic armv, permitted the civil power to resume its legitimate sway, and re leased al! prisoners confined for diso bedience to military order*. Judge Hall returned to the city, and determined to have his revenge. lit seou had the General served to show cause why he should not be attached for contempt of court, 4c., ke. On the day of the retnrn, the General, in eiti-, zens drew*, and accompanied by the re nowned Edward Livingstou, as his counsel, went to the court-room, which was packed with an eager multitude, anxious to get a gliinpoo of the "old hero." As soou as hit tall and Majes tic form was seen, the audience burst into such a fempe«t of enthusiasm that the judge, not knowing what the exci ted throng might do, gave orders to ad journ the court. But the General en tertained different views. Springing upon a seat, he waved his arm, and ut once a silence as of the grave prevailed the multitude. Then, iu a few words, he reminded the audience whore they were, and besought every man who was triend to him a to behave with the decorum due to the place and the oc casion. Tiieu, turning to the scared Judge, he said " The same arm that pro tect* d this city from the inrad, r. triH j protect this court in the discharge of its duty, or perish in the atU nipt." So, umL r [the protection of the General, the court ! went on. The Judge refused, on technical grounds to hear Livingston's argument in favor of the General's eour*c, and ordered tho attachment to issue. On the return day of the attachment, the Judge propounded nineteen interogato ries which the General declined to take any notice of, because Livingston had been refused a hearing iu his defence, and stated that ho was ready to hear and abide by the decision of tho court. The Judge then fined him one thousand dollars, for which amount the General at oneo drew his check on a city bank, and thus tho matter was for the time ended. But, twenty-seven years after wards, A. 1). ISIJ, the Congress of the United States voted to refund to Gen. Jackson that SI,OOO, with interest to date, amounting to some $2,70 i), and tho money was paid over to the old man amid the plaudits of the nation. And thereby Congress and the people set their seal of approbation upon the old hero's conduct, and gave judges notice to beware how, in critical emergencies, they interfere with commanders called into the field to defend the honor and the safety of the country. * * A STORY FOR THE TIM US. —A number of old politicians, all of whom were seeking office under tho government, were sealed at a tavern porch, when a toper named John D.. a person who was very loquacious when corned, but exactly the opposite when sober, said that if the comj any had no objections, he would tell them a story. They told him to "fire away," when lie spoke as follows: A certain king—l don't ro col loot his name—had a philosopher upon whoso judgement lie ulwavs depended. Now it so happened, tliat one day the king took it into his head to go a limiting, and after summoning the philosopher, asked him if it would rain. Philoso pher told him that it would not, and lie and his nohles departed. While going along, they met a countryman on a jackass, lie advised them to return: "for," paid he, "it will certainly rain." They smiled contemptuously upon him and passed on. licfore they had gone many miles, however, they had reason to regret not having taken the rustic's advice, a-? a heavy shower coming up, they wore drenched to the skin. When they had returned to the palace, the king reprimanded thephilosopcr severe ly- " I met a countryman," said lie "anil ho knows a groat ileal mora than you, for ho told mo it would rain, whereas you said it would not." Tiio king then gave him lii.s walking paper*, and sent lor the countryman, who soon made hi.s appearance. 44 Tell me,"said the king, 44 how you knew it woidd rain?" " F didn't know," said the rustic, "my jackass told me. "And how pray, did he tell von?" asked the king. " ISy pricking up his cars your majesty." The king sent the countryman away, and pn»curing the jai kats of him, he placed him in the otticc the pliiloso- Ida-r had tilled. And here is where the ;ing made a great mistake. " How so Vin'jnired the auditors ea gcrlv. " Why ever aiuce that time," replied John dryly, "cvcir jackals wanU an of fice." SECESSION JOKE.—A few day* since, one of the very few seceasiouUta to 1* found in our country went, as wc are informed, into n restaurant and called for a first rate Jeff. Davis meal. Short ly after, the waiter brought in a covered dish, and deposited it on the little table set ai»art for the hero of our story. Up on opening it, what must have been the oeliglit of the hungry Jeff Davisite to find, as he did, a Terr delicate repast conaistiug of a nice hemp rope, with a running noose in it, anugly coiled upon the plate.— Contra Costa Oazeltc.

- —■■ - " —♦»- ■ ' ■ JSP Before this quarrelsome couple. North and South, can effect a uuion we fear a long rnqogrmrwi will ensue. Dissatisfaction of the South The following extracts from the N. O. True Delta, exhibits the condition of things in the "Cotton " States in a light not veiy fluttering to the " statesmen " of the so-called Confederate States. In another ten days the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States will again have met for the dispatch of im portant Susines*. From the little it has already done in its secret sessions and oceult Committees, no very sanguine anticipations of its future are inspired; nevertheless we do hope that its mem bers will have sense, nerve, and reflec tion enough to see dearly an»l resolve firmly all that the present emergencies of the country require at their hands, and what it is equally urgent and expe dient to attend to. The people them selves have up to this time, in spite of the ignorance and cupidity of local, and the pa-siveness of general authority, done all that the greatest zeal and in telligence and liberality could accom plish, but they can not be relied on do ing so, while too, they see their sub stance daily lavishly wasted, aud their material resources squandered without anything to show for it. If this State is to be taken as a sample of tho way things have been conducted, what do we see? A treasury which a few months ago, was lull to repletion, now collapsed, a great city comparatively defenceless, a peoplo full of chivalrous feeling discouraged, an ardent and zeal ous local militia disappointed and dis gusted, and while all this is notorious ly so, the imbecility which lias pro duced it is perpetually taxing its inge nuity to devise some new expedients, finding fresh pretexts for rewarding hangers-on of disgraceful antecedents, or effete and useless appendages of tho old miltia system. Surely such crim inal trilling, while our cily is exposed to the insults of au audacious invader at so many points cannot fail to impress the minds of citizens with tho most gloomy forebodings, for what can be more discouraging than to see means greatly needed for absolutely indispen sable works of defense, scattered broad cast among a set of impudent and shameless sycophants, who have made the gubernatorial office seem as if ad ministered by a commission and not by a citizen elected for the purpose? It ! would seem as it' nothing but tho ao i tual occurrence of Boiao great, calamity ; can awaken the people to a true sons'e of the imminence ot the peril which , encompasses them ; t hoy pay out their i money, send their sons with heroic de votion to the war, arc sleeplessly vigi ! lant in doing, individually, all, and | that could have been deemed necessary or possible in aid of their country, and i at no point more spontaneously and ef fectively than here; vet their hired servants have contented themselves all the time in wallowing in indolence or ! presumptions unconcern as to whether j the people themselves are or are not ex ' posed to subjugation. Should New Orleans fall, seventy years of war would not compensate the South for the disaster, and yet flippant . inpudence in high places declares, iu , reply to earnest entreaties, not to leavo her exposed and helpless—"Oh! there is no occasion for alarm; you are more ( frightened than hurt." Making per j maneut Presidents, laying wires for life ; long oflß-es, log-rolling for enormous jobs aro all no doubt, very important | considerations to politicans iu and out of the Pro visional Government; at this 1 period, however, other matters of grav j ltv deserve attention, and when the Provisional Congress meets, it would . do w ell not to ignore or disregard them, j To issue millions of bonds predicated ; upon nothing more bulistaiitial or tan i gible than cotton promises, is not the ( way men serious iu rcvolutiou proceed I to carry iheir proceedings to a trium j pliaut close; on the contrary, the lux* I ury we have aspired to is expensive, J ami the sooner we undertake to pay fur it in other mode* than prom ises, the bettor will it be tor our cause, our prosperity and our independence. Govern tu«»U cannot do everything, bat it is high time that they would show here at leapt that they can do some thing. We have, we believe, been the only {'ournal in the Confederate States that las undertaken the duty of arousing the people to a true sense of the actnal condition of public ailairs, and pointed oat wliat, in oaropiuion, their import ance urgently requires to be done in the present revolutionary contingency. We have incontrovcrtibly shown that the men who have managed to get tho couutry into the war have showu them selves incapable of carrying it safely and honorably through; and that so far its initiation, all that has born done has sprung from the zeal, enthu siasm and g'nerons liberality of the peo ple ; while in this as in other Btates much of tho burden and the perform ance too have been mainly assumed and borne by those who were uncon vinced of the propriety or wisdom of what has been done. Habits of Great Men. Tasso's conversation was neither gay nor brilliaut. Dante was cither taciturn or satirical. Butler was sullen or biting. (Tray seldom talked or smiled. Hogarth and Swift were very absent mi nded in company. Milton was unsociable, and even irri table when pressed into conversation. Kirwin, though copious and eloquent in public address, was meagre ana dull in colloquial discourse. Virgil was heavy in conversation. La Fontaine appeared heavy, coarse and stupid; he could not describe what he had just seen, but then he was the model of poetry. Chaucer's silence was more agreeable than his conversation. Dryden's conversation was slow and dull, his humor saturninoand reserved. Descartes was silent in mixed com pany. Corncille, in conversation, was so in sipid that ho never failed in wearying. Ho did not even speak correctly that language of which he is such a master. Ben Johnson used to sit silently in company and suck his wine and their humors. Southey was stiff, sedate, and wrapped up in asceticism. Addison was good company with his intimate friends, but in mixed company he preserved his dignity by a stiff and reserved silence. Junius was so modest that he could scarcely speak upon the most common subjects without a suffusion ot blushes. Fox, in conversation, never flagged; his animation ,ind variety were inex haustablc. Dr. Bcntley was loquacious. Goldsmith wrote like an angel, and talked liko a poor poll. Burke was eminently entertaining, enthusiastic, and interesting in conver sation. Grotious was talkative. Curran was a convivial deity; lie soared in every region and was at home n them all. Dr. Birch dreailed a pen as he did a torpedo; but lie could tulk like running water. Dr. Johnson wroto monotonously and ponderously, but in conversation his words were eloso and sinewy; and if his pistol missed Are he knocked bis antagonist down with the butt end of it. Coleridge, in conversation, was full ofaeutcness and originality. Leigh Hunt has'been well termed the philosopher of Hope, and likened to a pleasant stream in conversation. Carlyle doubts, objects and constant ly demurs. FREEDOM. —Lot your poet in his gar ret, and your parliamentarian iu his crowded halls, prate about Liberty.— Believe me, friend, they only worship a phantasm or a gnuttn image, the con ceit of their own Win, tho work of their own hands. Ye who would wor ship at the true goddess, seek her tcmplsJHße untrodden wil derness. tliis tumultuous joy at the smell of the woods! this proud swelling of soul as you tread the interminable aisles of the forest? this ennobling consciousness of might and and right as you breathe the untainted air of nature's wide domain ? It is that you have come to your lawful in heritance. The instinctive life-long yearnings of the sonl aro satisfied—von are tree. When you get hungry, pitch iu aud make your living; when you get tired and long for society and the flesh-pots of civilization, go bock, re sume your chains, your duties and ne cessities; bear them* with cheerfulness, and don't talk twaddle about Freedom. —Porte QrajfOH. FORTHE.-S MOSBOK—This place is called a "fortraas." The other defen sive works commanding the harbors of the country are styled ** forts." The latter are simply defensive works, with accommodations lor only their working and active force, while a fortraas ia a stronghold arranged for the accommo dations and protection of a large gam son, and whence thev may issue for of fensive aa well as defensive operations. Monroe iathe only fortress in tfee coun *7- fSjf Lord Campbell, the Lord Chan cellor of England, and author ot " Live* of the Chancellor?," died June 23d. Compromise yftMie discussed while rebels their hands menace the Government. He who proposes it is an ally of the eoDatfy's enemies, and is not IM aseful to them than lie would be it he enlisted in theu army or joined them in their camps. In troth, the present troubles will not,- in the end, be settled by compromise.- Tbc traitors have not suffered any griev ances, the Government has inmcted upon them no wrongs nor oppressions. 1 hey have not any such causes for the insurrection. They allege nothing but their hatred of the North and of free republican institutions. They have begun a war to gratify their ma lignity, and that war will be prosecuted by the parties attacked until its origin ators shall have been punished, and the Government firmly established. No peace will ever be made upon the basis of compromise. When the people of the rebellious States desire to oease fighting, the Government will receive their submission upon the simple con dition of their obeaienee in the future to the Constitution and Laws. There is nothing to compromise about, and we believe such men as John J. Critten den, though possibly meaning well., to be among the most mischievous of all the citizens who have not joined the revolt. When Yancey, Keitt and their confederates raised the standard of secession because a Republican Pres ident was elected, their offense should have been at once pronounced treason, and measures should have been taken for their subjugation. If the Govern ment was too weak for the ordeal, it should have been made stronger. It' the experiment had proved that the Government had no capacity to protect itself, it is not worth preserving, and 1 the time for changing it had arrived. Instead ot that decisive and statesman like course, Mr. Crittenden stepped be tween the rebels and the constituted power of the country, with words and schemes of concession and compromise: This was an admission, to begin with, that they had right and justice on their side. The Government -vould have been degraded had it made the proposi tion, and the rebels would hove scoffed at it had they received it. Those who talk of compromise must remember that the war was not com menced upon the traitors, but by them. Not even secession made the war, for after the prctouded withdrawal of seven States, the Government essayed to avoid the conflict by delay and non-action, . asking only permission to supply its starvingsohliers with food. This hum ble request was denied, and the bloody game was opened by the bombardment of Fort Sumter. An appeal to the sword was ostcutatiouslv made by the traitors; and nothing but the sword can now decide between them and true men.—<S. F. Times. TRUTHFUL EXT ACT. — The mind of man is not a sponge bat a crucible. Ho who merely draws knowledge in audi pours it out unaltered does his neigh bor n wrong—cheats him of the addi tional value which he should have im pressed upon it by reflection. The trao and houest intellect receives facts, melts them in tho proportions of its iavorite alloy, then ciystalizcs them into new fwtems and theories, runs them into ingots in the mould of its own peca liar thinking, or stamp* them for rare currentable coius in the royal minting mill of Uenius. Thus, when they oome - forth again to pass for value in toe uses of tba world tbey are gems that attract by a bri Pliancy, gatd* the purpose of BOOM other mind's remancfactare, or eoias whose novel form and anthorative stamp * carry them through wider areas of MB* tal traffic, and give them a worth aai' credit which mankiud never before per ceived, passing than by aaaotioaa ia their cruder forma. Tiuno SanreuH.—A NmMt> dent of tb« AfntmUmwUtt wto: ▲ hounc stands MirMtlat TOMMni in 1807 with shingles first disss! in well boiled tar, and elter the isti was pat on, a coat of well boiled tar m m> plied with a brash, and befors hardened, a good coat of clean fine dry aandaMtad over. The roof is sretti Mi m The tir sbonkl ha boiM lanagh to harden when cold. flew nvcu » a "Heaaa Pawn."— In estimate* the power of engines, one " horse power'* is trim aa eqaiva lent to a force aaflcient to raise MLOOO lhe. o'ie foot to ene miantc. Thia standard waa first adopted far the bg* Usn engineers, Bolton and watt. Motlo of Ellsworths Zooaves—F!re! ARM* for S. C. Pirate* -Yard-eras* NO. 41.

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