Newspaper of The Washington Standard, August 31, 1861, Page 1

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Washington Standard. VOL I. THE VJIIIJtTH ST Ml 111 l —!« rVEKV KITCBUAT MORNING BY JOHN M. MURPHY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. - Subscription Ratr«: Annum S" 1 " Mix Month* 2 0') Invariably in Advance. • • • idvrrtliliiK Rates: Onr Square. one ill -rrti<>ti f 1 r '<* Kuril additional insertion 1 W> ISu.sincu Cards, i>t quarter, j tHf A liberal drdurtion will be made in f.ivor of tlio.-,)- who advertise lour pqtiarcs or upward*, liy l lie year. e/ of birlli.-. marriages mid deaths in serted free. Cstf" 11l 'iik', Bill Heads, Card', Hills of Tare. Circulars. Catalogues, l'aundilets, ic., executed ul reasonable rates. ffsr-vu communications. whether on business or for piiblieution slioulil lie addressed to tlie edi itur ot the \Va-mxiiiox Staxhauk. OFFIi-r—ln Haines's Hiiilding, corner of Main «uJ First Streets, near the .steamboat lauding. JEFFERSON DAVIS OX TREASON. —-kit. Davis in the summer ot INSB, in Fan ouil Hall, thus pronounced an anathema upon traitors and treason in language to be remembered, lie was llien hit ting tlie Abolitionists who swore to nunntaiu the Constitution, with just such mental reservations as lie seeius to have been making when he took the oath in the Senate: Among culprits, there is none more odious to my mind than a public ollicer who takes an oath to support the Con stitution—the compact between the States binding each other for the com mon defence" and general welfare of the other—yet retains to himself a men tal reservation that he will war upon the principles he has sworn to maintain, and upon the property rights, Jhe pro tection of which arc part of the com pact of tin.-l T nion. [Appinuso.j It is a crime too low to be named before this assembly. It is one which no man with self respect would ever commit. To swear that he will support the Constitu tion—to take an office which belongs in many of its relations to all the States, and to use it as a means of injuring a portion of the States of which he is thus the representative, is treason to everything honorable in man. It is the base and cowardly attack of him who gains the confidence of another, in order that he may wound hyn. ANOTHER OF FLOYD'S TRICKS. —New evidences of Floyd'treasonable rascal ities drop out frequently, although no ]'articular search is made for them. < >nc of his tricks when he could not carry guns to the South, was to sell them for old metal, so that they might not bo used against the rebels in whose be half he was plotting. On Governor's Island there were twenty large guns, tome of which were of extraordinary size and weight, which the secretary sold to a prominent New Jersey ma chine shop, as old iron, for the moder ate sum ot S2O per ton. So well made were the guns that it was found impos sible to break them in the ordinary manner, and it was only by the use ot the lathe that they were distroyed. Several ot them weighed 7,000 pounds each. Six of tlieui remain unbroken, and the department has ordered an c*- aininatioii of them PO that they may :>«jai'» be taken into the syrvioo of the f-oiintrv. TKA BEST IN THK KVKNIXU. —Tea, as the morning beverage, when breakfast form* n good substantial meal, upon whifli the j>o\vers lor the <1 ay of meet ing the various chances and changes of depend. provided it he not ton >trr»ng, j* inn«*h to l>e recommended: hut wlftt individual* eat little, coffee < rtainlv supports them in n more deci ded manner: and. Initios thi«. tea, without a certain quantity of solid ali ment. i* much more likely to influence ilie nervous system. Some person*, if they ilrink tea in the morning and cof fee at night, suffer much in the animal H>iri;s and |«iwer of enjovment of the ]>lea»ure«of society ; but If they reverse the system, und take coffee in the morn i i? and tea at night, they reap benefit lVijin the for the coffee, which t > them in the morning is nutritions, ii-eome* a stimulant at night; and the t';a, which acts at * dilutant at night, civoi nothing for support during the day— .Jjr Symood, OH Tea. - i:-F* It isn't enough that men and v > 'Hun nhould ho of the true metal; ti'ty tiiould alio be iccll-laiipcitd. In the march of life, dou't heed tliv order ot "right alw>ut" when you know you are about right. , The worst kind of Shaken are who shnko th* »li«*r»-l>r»x. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, AUGUST 31,1861. The Skeleton in the Southern Closet. The lion. Millard Fillmore lias re ceived from South Carolina a most sin gular paper. which we print Itelovr from a Kuffalo journal. This, remarks the X. V. /w is a savage pro|»oHition. which this South Carolinian makes, to murder in cold hlood one or two mil lion of Hark men. Hegarded from a Southern stand-point, as a waste ot property, it is had enough; hut the do.-paration which ean lead men even to suggest sueh wholesale murder is fioinethiug worse. It shows that, how over they would talk of the virtues and peace ot the "patriarchal relation," these men believe in their hearts that they really stand upon the verge of a frightful mine. The first thought of a slave-holder, whenever the liberation of slaves suggest itself to him, i* ra pine, murder, and violence. Whatev er they may tell us, or Or. Kussell, they themselves are pursuaded that their slaves are a highly dangerous class. Mr. Fillmore's correspondent, however, makes two mistakes. No Northern man has ever expressed a de sire that the slaves should he stirred up to murder their masters. And if the white men of the South should ever he so crazed as to attempt a mas sacre of the adult black population, they would iind their hands very full. Ilere is the document in tptestion : Ul:\l>, Poxiuon AND DIOEST. —Ft IS thought by ninny-at the North that we at the South are stand in,!? over a mag azine of stupendous magnitude, that only wants the application of a match to spread ruin, disaster, and death, throughout the whole length and breadth of the confederacy. Northern papers of wide-spread popularity, that may be supposed to reflect public sen timent, to some extent at least, are sug gesting in unmistakable terms the pro priety of applying the match. Men of the North, be «v. re! Voi who would spare the shedding of oceans of blood, stav your ruthless liiuuls, hold in check your envenomed tongues, restrain your satauic press. For whenever the at tempt is made to carry out the fiendish suggestion—a suggestion worthy the lowest, meanest, the most sneaking, and at the same time, bloodthirsty de mon that ever buttetted the billows of hell—in 'lie manner indicated, the combustible material of which that magazine is composed will be so satu rated with blood that all the fires of hell itself could not ignite them. In other words, whenever the slaves in the bonier slave States are incited to escape from their owners bv hundreds and thousands for the purpose of hav ing Sharp's rifles and Colt's revolvers placed in their hands and marched back to butcher white men, women, and children ; whenever the slaves in the Gulf States arc incited to servile insurrections, and the prospect bids lair for their being converted into de mons incarnate, then the slave owners in the South will be found ready to sacrifice every slavo when danger may be apprehended, even though it involve the destruction, by a concerted and similtaneous movement, of every male slave over the age of fifteen years, or even younger than that, if the necessi ties of the'ease seem to require it: and willing hands will certainly be found ready t<> execute the bloody deed. ISe i'ore Southern men will sutler them selves. their wives and little ones to be butchered, and their daughters worse than butehired by fiends in human form, before they will suffer to any considerable extent the horrors of ser vile insurrection, the gulf streams will will be crimson with their gore, and every Southern river choked with the festoring carcasses ol slaves. Men of the North, you hold in your hands the lives of half a million ot slaves; lor as sure as there is a God in heavcu, ifthis war continues, and they, through your instrumentality, become unmanagea ble. the last one of them will perish. Attempt, if you dare, to convert a por tion of our population into vipers, and before they get ready to strike their en venomed fangs into our vitals, their heads will be crushed beneath our heels. Never will they be permitted to become instruments in your hands for our attempted subjugation. Mr*. I'artingtou having heard it said that there was a great tiianv anccilotet in the new almanac, begged Ike to out thein all out, she heard that when anybody was poisoned, nothing was neccxsnry hut to givo hitu an an ecdote and it would euro him. pig- If every word men utter fell to the ground and grew up a blade of grass, most public speeches would be worth ten times as much as they now j are. The War worth all it Costs. The Albany (N. Y.) Ecehhuj Jour nal savs: War is an expensive luxury. How ever humanely or discreetly waged, it is a serious drain upon the life of a na tion. We shall come out of the present struggle impoverished iu many ways. With the best success we shall expend hundreds ot millions of treasure and sacrifice thousands of lives. We shall feel the bruises of the conflict for years after the rebellion has been crushed and peace has been restored. 'I lion sands i>i fortunes will be wrecked— thousands of homes will be made des olate—thousands of bright careers will be arrested. The mourners will go about the streets. There will be sor row and anguish—there will be despair that no human sympathy can assuage —in many a gentle bosom. The wrecks will be thick around us—the charred and battered ruins of high hopes and sublime endeavors will attest how se vere has been the trial through which the country has passed. Will it pay the cost? Yes, a hun dred, a thousand fold, if we come out of the struggle conquerors. If we suc ceed in crushing out. this miserable re bellion : it we exterminate the fatal her esy of secession ; il we shall be able to teach treason such a lesson as history will never weary of rehearsing; if we shall sueced in convincing the world that we have a Government, strong enough, vigorous enough, determined enough, to overcome all combinations and attacks whether from conspiracies within or invasions without; if we shall be able to impress Christendom with the conviction that our western empire is built upon a rock, which no convulsions can shake and no tempests undermine; if we shall be able to do this, and do il effectively, the war no matter how long or how desperately waged, will be the cheapest enterprise upon which the nation ever embarked. Kvery drop of blood that has been shed ; every dollar that has been expended; every purpose that has been balked and hope that has been crushed, will fructi fy into future blessings. We shall emerge from the conflict stronger in all that goes to make up the life of a great people. We shall reoUine the calm pursuits of peace, chastened by the trial through which we have passed—purified by the ntlliclion with which we have been vi i ted. We shall find ourselves elevated to a higher moral plane, and quickened by nobler impulses to the performance of nobler deeds. We shall find ourselves purer, more self-reliant, more sell poised more able to grapple with future issues, and avoid future dangers. We shall find ourselves less bound up in selfishness, less the slaves of toil and business, less groveling iu our tastes, less earthly in our admirations. The successful termination of the war will be the dawn of a new era in the history of the country. The Republic will enter upon a new stage of its ca reer. The public heart will throb with more generous pulsations. Broader, higher, nobler issues will engage the attention of statesmen. A loftier stan dard of public morality will prevail. A better class of public teachers will conic upon the stage. Purer aims and more exalted conceptions of truth and justice will animate the people. The sterling metal of our western life, purified, as it. were, by lire—abstracted from the dross that has s > long tarnished its lus ter—will shine out as it has never shone before. jNt/IUr.NTd OF Tin: B.tTTI.E.—A Wash imrton correspondent of the New York Jiti'iihl say*: Cnl. Cowdin, of the lir»t Massachu setts regiment, was leaning his hack against a tree in a very e.\|H>sed po.-i --tIOII, when u friend expostulated with him li»r his recklessness. The Col. said the l.ullct was not luouldvd that would shoot him that day. In a few second* after another personal friend eanie up. and reaching ont his hand to the Colonel, the latter stooped a little to grasp it, when a eonieal eannon ball •truek on the spot where an instant before was the head of Co!. Cowdin, shuttering the tree into splinters. The Col. turned about calmly and ff marked, 44 that he was certain the ball that would kill him wan not yet cast." And pro ceeded to issue hi* command*. Gun. IS* ottsaid, "This is no deteat—no defeut. The odds are against us, tem porarily, through iuaceuracy of details; but ManosMis, and Virginia, aud the Uniou are ours." Su«n is said to be the language of the veterau soldier af ter gatheriug all particulars. Such, too,

is the language of every officer, soldier aid «ti*en in the Capital. Motley, the distinguished historian, has published a long article in the Lou don 77mm on "The Causes of the Amer ican Civil War," which he denomin ates "The Crisis in America." With great fullness and accuracy of information and cogency of logic 1m shows the fallacy of the position ul the Confederate States in regard to tliC righf of peaceable secession, and proves thift Thff* the war was forced upon the United States bv the acts of the rebel*. This letter, it is said, has already exer cised a great influence on public opin ion in Kngland, as the high position of the author gives more than ordinary authority to his statements. The here sies of the Calhoun school in regard to the nature of our Federal (.Sovernnicut have been widely accepted in Great Hritain, and such an article as this, by Mr. Motley was necessary to disabuse the public mind of the errors on which its seemingly perverse misjudgment of American altairs was founded. In one paragraph, written with nil Mr. Motley's power ot vivid and vig orous statement, he answers, by a swift review of facts, the cry in England that the present war in is foolish and criminal on the part of the United State*. "It is often asked,"'he says, "why have the United States taken up arms? Why have the United States Govern ment plunged into what is sometimes called ' this wicked war'? Especially is it thought amazing in England that the President should have recently called for a great army of volun teers and regulars, and that the inhabitants of the free States should sprung forward as one man to his call, like men suddenly relieved from a spell. It would have been amazing had the call been longer delayed. The national flag, insulted and * defied fur many months, had at last been lowered, after the most astonishing kind of siege re corded in history, to an armed and or ganized rebellion ; and a prominent personage in the Government of the Southern 'confederacy,' is reported to have proclaimed amid the exultations that before the first of May the same cherished emblem of our nationality should be struck from the Capital of Washington. An advance ot the 'con federate troops' upon that city; the I light or captivity of the President and his Cabinet; the seizure of the liation ;.l archives, the national title deeds, and the whole national machinery of for eign intercourse and internal adminis tration by the confederates; and the proclamation from the American palla dium itself of the Montgomery Consti tution in the place of the one devised by Washington, Madison, Hamilton, aiid Jay—a constitution in which slave ry should be the universal law of the land, the corner-stone of the political edifice—were events which seemed for a few days of iuteuse anxiety almost probable." NEXT POINT OF ATTACK. —The im pression prevails among Eastern writers that the next demonstration made by the Federal forces, will be by means of forces sent by sea to attack some of the Southern cities. The Washington correspondent of the Bulletin says: Marching upon Richmond will be post-poned indefinitely; that seems to lio nettled. Tho Mississippi river, the sea-coast, Texas, Western Virginia and Kastcrn Tennpsee, seem likely to be made points of simultaneous opera tions on the part of the Government. General McClellan and Colonel Lau der in re to have operated in Tennessee, 1 >iit the transfer of the tormer to Wash insrton has temporally delayed an expe dition which is to carry arms to the Union men there, aud aid them iu throwing off the yoke which treason has placed about their necks. The en terprise will soon be carried out, however; aud then we mar find a sys tem of strategy developed, tcudiug to result in the Tiemmii gin of the rebel urmy iu Virgiuia, aud cuttiug it ofl from relief on every side. In short, the general policy recommended bv Hen. Scott, as set forth in my last, is likely to be pursued, with some modifi cations, made ncvessary by correut events. IV A well known conspirator ngainst the Government, by the name 01 Jefferson Davis, and a notorious rob ber nnd swindler named John B. Flovd, have had their photographs taken, and tb»v now adorn the Rognee' Gallery iu New York. jar There are professing Christians who adopt religion as a sort of light ning-rod to snud ott, by and k», the bolt* of drone wrath. The Crisis in America. Anecdote of General Scott. The editor of the Lanchcster (Penn.) -Eraminrr, in alettertothnt jmpor from Washington, telU the followiug good story of Gcu. Scott. In the storm of war that is now pour ing fnrv and destruction upon the south, not the least nroof that the hand of Providence holds the helm is the grati fying fact that Wiiifiehl Scott, the Cora* mandcr in Chief ot the Fcdyral forces, although far beyond the moridutn of life, still preserves unshaken a mind full of calmness and deliberate judg ment, to aiil in the full vindication of the Constitutional Government, and the maintenance of the Union in its integrity. I must give an incident let slip from the War Department a short time since, that is strongly characteris tic of his coolness and powerful ingen uity in military skill. Several days ago the General was called upon by a Virginian, whom ho recognized as old acquaintance. The visitor, after taking a seat, frankly ac knowledged his allegiance to the South ern Confederacy, but presumed as be came a messenger of mercy, he might safely claim by the courtesies of war a friendly protection. Upon au assurance ot entire safety, he told his story thus: "I am in allegiance with the Confede rate army, to which T have liberally supplied men, and money, and arms; and while I justify and support a resis tance-to the northern invasion, my in dividual sense of honor and personal respect for your military greatness im pelled me to hazard my life in crossing the borders that I might frankly tell you that in a den of conspirators plot ting your assassination there is one who at regular intervals, without suspicion or arrest, visits your camps and com municates with your officers. From my own personal knowledge he has, under the guise of patriotic devotion to the Government, removed every obsta cle, and as lie has thoroughly perfected his plans, God only knows at what mo ment they may put them into execution and von be assassinated." The General gratefully thanked him for his devotion, and asked a descrip tion of his treacherous murderer, which was given him iu detail. After the de parture of the chivalric Virginian, the General instead of being shocked, ap palled or horror-struck, merely smiled, which to bis Secretary seemed incom prehensible, who anxiously inquired what it all meant ? The General's re ply was, " That's Bob again ; lie is beginning to murder as lie did in Mex ico. Bob's a good spy, but he so often unnecessarily troubles my friends, that he must stop it." Letter from Nathan Olney. We find the following interesting letter in the Mountaineer. It sounds an alarm which we fear is too well founded: TEN MILK CHEEK, Aug. 18. FRIEND NEWELL. —Some time siuco I made known through your columns the existence of an organization the Indians, for the purpose of retaking their country from the whites. 1 have been watching its operations ever siuco -—it has now spread until nearly every Indian East of tho Cascade Mountains, (with whom treaties have been made,) North and South of the Columbia river, except tho Waseos, Teniuoa, find Stock Whitley's baud of Des Chutes Indians, belong to it. They have been waiting for the Nez Perces, without whom tlicy were afraid to go to war. The Xez Perces liave long been divided, some for war and some f»r pence, but the rush of miners into their eonntrv, has 1 think, decided them. War talk from the Net Pereea is going the round* among the ludiaus, who appear to l>e exci UMI haughty and impudent Indi ans have visited me withiu the last few days, who have acted aud talked as In dians do who are g"uug to war. In tact. I have but little doubt that war is decided upon by tiictn. I have been informed by some ludiaus this morn ing, four white men have been murdered in the Tygh Valley by U ,e Indians. I hope all uiay be well, but 1 would advise our people to bs ou their guard, aud go well armed, particularly the miners. Yours truly. NATHAN OLNKY. Bnxo RKADT. —A young lady, in ae ply to her Cither's question why she did not wear ring® apon bar fingers, said: "Because, papa, thev hurt u»e when aayl>ody squeezes my liaud." 44 What business have you to iiavo your hand •queesedt" "Certainly none, but still \OH know, papa, ode would like to keep in squeezable order." Don t join in tbcrUshfcr offices, for lareuorally they are not wr>«-th a rush. Masculine Housekeeping. By Mrs. George Washington Wyllys. " What'* that, my dear?—a trip into the country! Certainly—of course— go and enjoy .yourselfwith the childreu —May a* long on you like. Don't be uneasy— I'll get alone well enough; I'm at the office all uav, you know. Needn't trouble yourself about tnt— KCM I haven't forgotten all my old clielor ways and means yet. * Two trunks, three band boxes, and a carpet bag, the cnnary-hLd's cage, and the traveling basket! All right, Mrs. Jones. Good bve, my dear—be sure to write everv other dav!" And Mr. .lones struts oft down (own, with as much complacency as though lie wore tho Khan of Tui tary. What conceited little apes the<e women are— just as if he couldn't keep house! Does his wife suppose he don't know a frying pan from a darning needle ? Do mestic cares, indeed! Well, perhaps it may take a woman all her spare time to keep tho kettle boiling, and make the beds; but once let a man get the housekeeping helm into his hands, and eco if he don't manage matters a little more scientifically! It all depends on the amount of intellect you bring to bear on these things! On the whole, Mr. Jones rather hopes his wife won't burn* home. (Sir irecto later!) "Why Ezekiel Jones! what on earth is tho matter with my gardening fork? 'Yon took it to toast bread on ?' I should think you did, by the looks of it! 'Lived on toast,' did you ? ' Couldn't cook beef steak, because the gravy ran out of tho pan, and played the mischief with your fire? Why," I shouldn't be at all sur prised if you fried it in this utensil. ' Isn't it a frying-pan ?' No, Mr. .Tones, it's a cullender! , llow should yon know the difference ?' Ezekiel, I did suppose men had a little more wit than to mistake a cullender for a frying-pan. A nice looking bedroom you've got up stairs, with all the dirty stocking? crammed under the bureau, and the wash-bowl full of cigar ends. Wonder how often you shook up the feather bed? 'You did not suppose it was necessary ?' That's just a man's housekeeping. Wlicro did all this crockery come from ? ' The cups and saucers all got dirty, and you bought more T A way vol! have been to wash 'em ! ' You never could get any wa ter hot?' Well, that's because you swept all the ashes and cinders in a solid bank under tho grate, uutil So dom and Gomorrah couldn't have burned there, much less common kind ling! Mercy on us! what is this sticky stuff in the soup tureen ? • You tried to make a pie, but the flour and water stuck to your fingers, so you ate the apples raw ?' What did you know about pics? 'You used to see me make them, and supposed thero wasn't anything very difficult about the opera tion?' Let me tell you, Mr. Jones, that a man don't kuow every thing! Wonder what my wash-tubs are doing out in tho middle of tho floor! 'You thought you would wash out a pocket- • handkerchief or two?' "Well, whv did • you not ? ' Got your coat-cuffs all wot, and lost, tho soap down in the wash tub, and gave it up?' The most sensi ble thing you could have done, tunnst say! Well, Jones, I've often hfcard of ehnos, but I never fully realised what it meant, before— vow I begin to have a Utile idea of it! 'At all events, yon swept the hons« neatly for me—you think v<>n might have a little »r>dtt for tint ?' If the nr-vl Ml* man ln«n*t packed every speck of dtn' nnd dirt in a heap under the bed ! Broken co logne bottle*— h-ilf-bnrnt matches odd slippors—candles ends and decayed apples—crumpled-up nowspapcrs —po- tato paring*— damp towels, and; whittling* of wood ! Take me a way, Jone*—if I look at them another sec ond 1 Vhall certainly feint! And your wardrobe isn't in any better condition :• a great hole burned through yonr be# oont-slecve—your vest smeared with pie making— yonr nice new trowsers all coal-asbcs and dost—" M Here," says Mr. Jonca, "I made a frantic rush past my wife, and aoeoeed ed in gaining the frunt door, with bar last words ringing in my earn: 'lf ever I go away, and leave you to keep house again * "After all, the paltijr kHehea tall- - nees is not exactly tn a man's Ho* 1 dare say I eomld do H— bat I donl think I'll tor again. Very appropriate - for Mm. Jones, Idmi't doabt, w ndh or below a man's dignity!" .» tgT "Good morning, Hiaysslr: have yon got any daughters list nil main good typesetters?" "Kol flg . aetly: but I have cot a wih that «MU maW n first-rate f*fO." NO. 42.

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