Newspaper of The Washington Standard, August 31, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated August 31, 1861 Page 2
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WASHINGTON STANDARD. SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1861. Tkt It Shall hm rrfW'**- »• jell tW rrath," 4e. "We the attention of tho our fncud of the Vaiifottcrr Chronicle to one or two statements in his article of the 22d inst, on the Capital question, iu which he has unintentionally, no doubt, departed from his laudable pur pose cf "telling the truth." In allud ing to the provision of the organic act our friend State* that, in addition to the authority vested in the Legislature to change the Seat of Government, that body is empowered "to locate it jtcrmanently at some otl« r pl.nct." Now the words italicised are not to be found in the act to v liich lie referred. lie further states that " with regard to a site for the Capitol, wc are in formed that the Government hns a good and valid title, approved by the depart ment at Washington, to as handsome a bite in this city, as there is in this Ter ritory, which has been cleared off, and there is now a large quantity ot valua ble building stone upou the ground." The impression intended to be con veved by this very ingenious statement is, that the site referred to was selected for the Capitol building. It is scarcely necessary to say that such is not the fact. The land at Vancouver the title to which has been approved by the At torney General, was selected and dona ted as a site for the Penitentiary, and the stono was purchased for the foun dation of that building. Again, our friend contends "that the Legislature by the act entitled 4 An act to permanent!'/ locate the Seat of Government for tlieTerritory ot AN asli ington,' which declares that ' from and after the passage of this act the Seat of Government for tlieTerritory of Wash ington shall be and remain at the city of Vancouver, in Clark "county," did make the change they were by the or ganic act authorized to make, and did permanently locate the Scat of Govern ment. In other words, the organic act contemplates a temporary location, which was made at Olympia, and a change and permanent location which were done by the act winter." Now we "contend" that although the orgauicact "contemplated" a change,yet whether a change should or should not be made was entirely optional with the Legislature. The temporary location was made by the act of January 19, 1855, and the Legislature, not deeming a change expedient, by the act of Jan uary 5,1858, directed the Commission ers elected to "superintend the erection of the permanent building to proceed to locate said Capitol building at Olympia, upon the ten acres of land now occupied by the temporary Capitol building." Could plainer language be used to express the intent of the Legislature that the location made by the latter act should be the permanent one? This act was passed in order that appropriation of $30,000, made by Congress some time before, for the erection of a permanent Capitol might bo at once expended for that purpose. Upon the passage of this act, therefore, to use the words of the Chronicle , the Legislature " did make the change they were by the organic act authorized to moke, and did locate the Scat of Gov ernment," aud such, we have no doubt, will be the decisiou of the proper de partment. Now we suggest to our friend that we await patiently the decision of the proper authorities. The discussion of the matter cannot but widen the breach existing between two rival sections of our Territory ; bat, as we have already said, we consider it our duty to expose the partial and unfair judgments passed by the Chronicle upon questions iu which the people are so deeply inter ested. Had the Chronicle published the plain truth, —nothing more or less, —we should have no cause tor com plaint At the matter stands we must still admonish our friend to "Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil." COMPLIMENTARY. —The press on the Sound are a unit in commending late Acting Governor McGill as an efficient officer and a true gentleman. ACEXOWLBDGBMEXTS. —We are under obligations to Capts. Fleming and Gid diuga, ot the Ameraon and Multnomah, ibr repeated ftTow. How it is Received. Remonstrances, earnest and deep, conic to us from all sections of the 1 er ritory, against the continuance in office of B. F. Kendall, Esq., as Indian Agent of this Territory. The feeling against such an appointment is deep seated, and although some weeks have elapsed since its announcement, it is on the increase instead of being abated. Many «ct?m yet to doubt its possibility, and anxiously inquire how such a re sult could have been brought about. An intelligent and active Republican in Pacific county, writes to a friend in this city as follows: "We learn thatß. F. Kendall ot Olympia, a Democrat, is appointed Indian Superintendent for W. T. What fatality possesses our friends at Washington, or what can be the measure of our sins that we must l»e subjected to such mortification, and our Territory cursed with such a Fed eral appointment." A gentleman at Tort Townscnd un der date of August 22, whose Republi canism and veracity cannot be doubted, descants as follows: "llow is it that trusty men of our party, citizens of un blemished character are set aside to give place to eleventh-hour interlopers, and especially a man so unpopular as law yer Kendal! of your place ? Our Indi ans here arc disaffected at the long de lay in pavingfor their lands ; the north ern Indians are a constant source of fear with our people, and many say Mr. Kendall is not the man to i rotect us from the possibility ot an Indian war. As a politician he is detested. Too many remember his saying on this beach, last August, that it mattered not to him which succeeded, Bell. Doug las, or Lincoln, he was all right with ei ther and would get an office. Republi cans are justly indignant that such a man, with no fixed political principles, when the Administration ought to know every man intrusted with posi tion, should, at such a time, receive the most important, delicate, and responsi ble ollice in the Territory of Washing ton. A petition for his immediate dis missal would receive a largo number of signatures in this sectiou ot the Terri tory." From Walla Walla, under date of August 14, a correspondent writes: "We have just heard that B. F. ICen dall, Esq., of Olympia has received the appointment ot Superintendent of In dian Affairs of this Territory. This is a foul wrong on Republicanism, and has discouraged our people in this vi cinity. Dangers of war with the Indi ans of the Walla Walla country, arc imminent. The N"c<s I'erces are dis contented about the miners coming on to the Reserve to dig gold, and other Indians are clamorous for the observ ance of the treaties of 1855. Mr. Ken dall was opposed to those treaties, op posed to the Territorial authorities in that war, and at Portland and Vancou ver I have heard him stronglj* censure our people and that war, and justify its opposers. Remembering this, can we rely on him now to represent the digni ty of the Government, and mildly, but firmly force the Indians to observe those treaties? All acknowledge he posses ses sufficient talent, but many doubt whether his prejudices will allow him to uap that talent for tho interests of the Territory." We have also heard from several oth er sections. All agree in condemning the appointment. A gentleman from Seattle inform us that our article of last week is heartily endorsed by Republicans in that local ity. We arc also gratified at the as surance that it has been almost unan imously approved Tjy citizens iu this vicinity. ADJOURNMENT or COXORBSS.— We have seen uo announcement of tbe ad journment of Congress. A concurrent resolution was passed for an adjourn ment to take place on the 6th inst. We presume the special session closed on that day. All the necessary measures for a vigorous prosecution of the war had been enacted early in the session. INDIAN DISAFFECTION IN OREGON.— The Jndians in Southern Oregon about Goose lake and Pitt river have assumed a hostile bearing. A company ot vol unteers has been enrolled to attend to them. 09* Hon. 0. P. Oliphant, Associate Justice for Washington Territory, and Hou. J. W. Nesmith left Near York on tbe North Star , which sailed Aug. 1, for Aspinwall. BALL. —We are requested to state that a bell will be given at Washington Hall, on Friday evening Sept. 6. All are invited to attend. - Tickets $3. Gatherings by the Wayside. The Oregonian say# the Oregon and Washington war bonds were printed at its latest date* from Washington, and it was supposed that their issue would be commenced by the middle of the preaeut month. The same paper says that Clatsop beach is becoming a fashionable sum mer resort. It pulisbes a list of those lately sojourning at thst place, embrac ing a port ; oii of the (lite of Portland. Bathing, hunting, fishing aud riding are among the pleasures of the day, with dancing in the evening. Two elk, one hundred and twenty-seven brook trout, three baskets clams, and two hundred and forty-six soft shell crabs were the result of one day's "sporting." The Mountaineer says that the set tlers in Umatilla valley are removing to places of safety. The Advertiser's San Francisco cor respondent says that Lady Franklin has determined to visit the interior of California previous to her departure for England. Several thousand dollars have been raised in San Francisco for the relief of the families of volunteers. Mnj. Carlcton, it is said, is to com mand the expedition for the plains. Traitors are among tlic Indians east, of the Cascades striving to incite them to make war upon the whites. Senator McDougall, of California, in the Senate of the United States, de clared that President Lincoln was justi fied in all he had done. The treason Democracy of California, to dupe the uninitiated, and secure the votes of those Union men who have not taken the trouble to investigate, prefix the word "Union" to their par ty name, and thus we hear of J. R. Alc- Connell, the £7n/oM-Demoeratic nomi nee ; the Union- Democratic ticket; the i/mo/i-Democratic platform, etc. Mc- ConneU, before his nomination, had re peatedly made the assertion "As my State goes so I go." Now this shows just about what confidence should be placed in the professions of the Union- Democracy of California. Garfiekle was the tvnon-Dcmoeratic nominee in the late contest here, and his defeat is but a precedent of what will befall his California colleague. Treason is nt a discount on this coast, and will be re repudiated at the coming election in California, and eventually in Oregon, just as it was repudiated in this Terri tory. The Loudon correspondent of the Chicago Journal writes that " the con federate commissioners at Paris are out of money. They had to leave the Ho tel de Louvre for want thereof." Many of our readers will be surprised on being told that Gen. Scott was pres ent at the battle of Manassas, and still more surprised that he rode in no less than three carriages, all of which have been takcu by the rebels. One is men tioned in Southern papers as having contained a sword with the General's name engraved thercou; another is spoken of, in which a field glass, also containing Gen. Scott's name, was found; and still another is mentioned as having the dreaded name inscribed upon the panels. Two of the accouuts say that Gen. Scott escaped by aban doning his carriage. So we may pre sume that he rode in only two at a time. Even this will be recorded as an extra ordinary achievement. The carriages have been presented to Mrs. Jeif Davis. It is thus tho Southern press keep up their courage and that of the rebels. We have had delightful showers of rain during tho week. The Anderson on her last trip took down 60 head of cattle and 200 sheep. The Adcertiser says that Brevet Ma jor John E. Babbitt, Asst Quartermas ter at Vancouver has been promoted to to the post of Quartermaster, with the rank of Mqjor. We learn from the Mountaineer that three of the Indians concerned in the receut murder* in the vicinity ot Tygh valley have been captured and a fourth killed. There are three yet at large, who the ehief ot their tribe has prom ised shall betakeu aud delivered to the authorities. Accounts from the Sooth fork of Clearwater represent the mines on that stream aa very rich—far surpassing those of Oro Fina So says the Onyo niam. Several families have left the Cas cades through fear of Indian hostilitea. They had bees warned by friendly In that a descent was contemplated on that place. Tha CkronieU says that the mouth of the Willamette » fast filling up. The people of Vancouver have held a meeting to adopt measures to have the Executive Office moved to that place. An attack wu made by the Indians upon a train of emigrant*, encamped at Gooee creek, on the 14th July. The Sanrmnento Union njn that the immi grants were fired on by • part/ of Indi ana, who immediately stampeded their horses, some 60 in number, yelling and hooting in the moat fiendiah manner. The party was at once aroueed, aud succeeded in recovering all the horses except 10. With that number they es caped into the mountains, and although pursued that night and the next day were not overtaken. The train arrived in Sacramento on the 14th inst Kiick, an Indian tried for the murder of Mr. Carter about eight months ago, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, at the sitting of the court at Port Towuend. The U. S. District Attorney has produced quite a commotion among

the milling companies of the Sound by lirohihitingthem from cut ting timber on the U.S. land. Several companies were prosecuted for tresspass at the late court at Port Townsend. The new Land Office at Vancouver is now prepared to attend to the duties pertaining to that district. MURDKK. —We learn from the P. S. Herald that Jim Riley has been arrest ed for attempting to kill John McLeod and the murder of uu Indian. Riley has been a frequent offender, but has generally managed to clear himself. It It appears that he had made his arrang inents to decamp for the mines, and ac complished the above acts merely'as a pastime, and to revenge himself on those who had in any manner aided in bringing him to justice in previous mis deeds. Sheriff' Tucker caught him nap ping, however, and has him in "durance vile." tSuS" Our town presents a lively ap pearance from the large number of vis itors here to attendcourt and thesession of the (J rand Lodge of Masons which convene next week. THANKS— To Col. Cock for a paper containing a Union speech which wo had designed to publish, but which has been mislaid. Ifaf The Sacramento Union says that Simeon Francis, Esq., of Oregon, has been appointed Paymaster in the army. BS® The District Court for 2d Judi cial District convenes at this place on Monday, Hon. C. C. Ilewett presiding. The llohinßou Family, it is said, will pertorm here next week. THE KENTUCKY ELECTION. —The St. Louis Erpress of August 6th, accord ing to the Sacramento Bee , contains a sprinkling of election new? from Ken tucky. It does not appear the disasters at Manassas have lessened the strength of the Union party in Kentucky. On tho contrary, it seems to be increasing in strength. Tho election took place on the 4th inst. The St. Louis Ex press says: «' The few returns trom the Ken tucky election received last night, are highly satisfactory. The Union major ity in Louisville is estimated at 6,000, and Jefferson county at 1,000. _ Harvey, of the Louisville Democrat, is elected to the Legislature by 900 majority over ex-Senator Merriwether. In Fayette county, Buckner (Union) is elected over James B. Clay by 600 to 600 ma jority. In Franklin county, Richard C. Andcron (a nephew of Colonel An derson of Fort Sumter celebrity,) is elected bv 300 to 400 majority. ft. W. Jacobs (Union,) is elected in Oldham coouty. These returns show Union majorities considerably larger than those obtained at the special Congres sional election." EDITOR STANDARD: —WiII yon please publish the following fur the benefit of whom it rosy concern : On the 11th day of August, 1861,1 put into the Post Office at Olympia, a letter directed to Mrs. Edw. Oiddings at Portland, Oregon, and containing five dollars in gold. The letter was duly received by Mrs. Oiddings, bat the money had been abstracted. WV Q. Dcmr. ggT Ex-Governor Stevens of Wash ington Territory, who recently came on here to offer hi* services to the Govern ment, has been appointed Colonel of the 75th (Highlanders) Regiment of New York, whose Colonel (Cameron) was killed at Bull Ran. Stephens ia a graduate of Wast Point, and won soma distinction *in Ifexico.—WaaA. Cbr. Bulletin. tST Oan. Lane is very unlucky. A letter from a secessionist of New Hampshire to the General, asking for an office in the Secession army, fell into the hands of Jim Lane of Kansas, who sent it to the Governor of New Hamp shire, to enable him to look op the traitor. Lane should invariably have such letters directed to tha care of Gov. Curry.— Ortgonhtn. Later from the Atlantic Side. Date* to St. Louis to Aug. 16. The Pony Express with dates from Bt Louis to August 10th, arrived tbia r. M. at 2 o'clock, at the outer station of the Pacific Telegraph Company fifty milea West of Fort Kearney, August 12. The following is from the Union: BT. LOOM, Aug. 10. WisHfHOTox, Aug. 9th.—The Pres ident today made the following ap pointments of Brigadier Generals tor tho Volunteer force: Prof. Mitchell, ac cepted, beiug recommended by the New York conventional delegation; Col. G. Blenker, Slocum Volunteers; Major Wadswortli, aid to Gen. McClellan; Col. Peck, regular army who distin guished himself in the Mexican War; Martindale, a graduate of West Point; Orniby Mitchell, a Professor of Astron omy, graduate of West Point, and an ex-army officer. A letter to day from Lieut Parks, First Michigan regiment, dated Rich mond 27th, says he is a prisoner, with hundreds of others in that city. More than thirty officers are with them. Late last evening Prince Napoleon and suite returned from Manassas. Three regiments of cavalry and tour of rebel infantry are in possession of Fair fax. When it was known at Manassas that Prince Napoleon was coming, the en thusiasm was wild. Beauregard and Johnson were both there, and received the Prince with the greatest possible re spect. To their earnest entreaties that he would go on to Richmond and see Davis, the Prince firmly declined. The fortifications at Mai.assas were formidable, and our guns, particularly of Sherman's battery, form an import ant of the defenses. Beauregard informed the Prince that he captured sixty-two guns at Bull Run. The dead were not properly buried but were merely put under the ground. Some of their feet were seen above ground. The soldiers at Manassas were very numerous but poorly dressed. On departing the rebels gave the Prince a salute with U. S. guns. On returning to Fairfax Col. Stewart (rebel) approached the carriage of the Prince and said I hope yon like our fortification. The Prince replied, Oh, pretty well. Stewart said "I hope you will interfere for us when yon get home." The Prince shrugged bis shoulders at this and said, "I kuow nothing." Three companies of Kentucky caval ry arrived here this morning. * It is well authenticated that Smith, in custody in New York, is S member of the reliel Congress. He will be held as a hostage for Ely. Wilson of Chicago, has permission to raise a regiment of engineers and bridge builders. Night before last a rebel steamer at tempted to leave Acquiu Creek and was driven buck by the ice boat. It was thought the rebel was injured. The ice boat was not struck. The Page car ries six guns. Navigation of the Potomac is unob structed. Wednesday night five boats filled with armed men were seen to pass over the river from the west sido. Several rebel vessels are lying at the wharf at Fort Washington. Telegraphic communications is being established between this city and the several camps ir. eluding Fort Corcoran and Col. Sherraau'a command further up the river. A dispatch says reliable intelligence is received that the rebels are concen trating at Fairfax aud various other points between Point of Rocks and Al exandria there are eight to ten thou sand at Fairfax and most experienced officers under the movements defensive. It is reported that they intend to en gage over the whole line from Harper's Ferry to Alexandria simultaneously. If this bo so they will he foiled for Gen. McClelland's preparations are equally available tor offensive or defensive ac tion. Surgeon Wood haa taken measures tor carrying into effect the act of Con gress. by adding to the Medical ataff of the Army a corps of Cadeta, whoae duty shall be to act as aasistant hoapi tal and ambulance tenders on the field with the same rale of pay as military cadeta. Oen. Scott baa iaaued otringent order* to prevent tianeraioaion ot tele graphic aoeonnta uf army moremeota paat preaeot and fa tare. Tbe rebela are atill trying to nego tiate with the Indian rebela by prom iaiug enooitiea if they will forawenral> legienee to the U. 8. government. John Roaa, chief of the Cherokeea remain* loyal. CAIBO, Aag. l®th.—The ataamer Loniaiaaa arrived at 8t Loaia thia eve ning with a heavy battery for Bird'a Point Tuu, Aagaet IS. Da* Cans Station, Aag. it.—The Pony with dataa tromßtLoniam Aag. 16th arrived thia moraiag at 7 o'clock. Sr. Lecia, Aegnat If. A hold atttempt waa made to throw a freight train going Kail off the trade of the liiahhma Soother a and Nortb ern Indiana Railroad, oae mHe above bere, by pleeiag a tall on the track. KASKASKU, 111.. Aag. 11—A deotroo tive fire oocufred hare yeaterday mom lag, Mag fM,OOO damagea, moody la ; eared. The War Deportment hae beta |w aince the adjournment of Congress, M preparing for the distribution of the lews recently enacted fbrthe regulation of the army. Nearly all the commie, none for the oAeers already provided for by the lata iaevaase of the am* have been made oat BAMQOR, Maine, August 12th —AT one o'clock th is evening the oOessf the Bangor DtmoeruL, accession, w* cleaned out dnriiy the alarm of hi A crowd entered the office and cleaned it of everything and burned the eaa tents in the street. The editor was a*» harmed. WASBIKOTOX, Aug. 12. A number of the most diatinguiahed army oflcan of Europe, from England and France, have tendered their eerrim to the United Statee, botit ia not known that any will be accepted. Gen. Robert Anderaon is here aal seems to be in poor health. Several weeks ago one of oar eoaaah abroad expressed the opinion that Gar ibaldi would visit this country and coat mand a column of Italian foreea, if the President of this Government would indicate that his services were needed. There has been no official action, hath is understood he would accept a com mand if offered. Parties have been au thorized to express to him the gratifies, tion it would afford the Preeident to witness bis return to the United Btatss and see him at the head of a column of our troops. A letter from Minister Flag says that Garribaldi said "if the war is fur free dom, I am with you, with 20,000 men." Another ex-Government clerk named Alex W. Flowers, was arrested yester day en route for Richmond, on charge of being a rebel spy. FORTESS MONROE, Aug. 12.—T0-dsy a flag of truce arrived from Norfolk, with 22 released prisoners. Thev were mostly surgeons captured at Bull Ron. NEW YORK, Aug. 18.—BrigSeafoam from Curaco, reports Privateer Sumter, arrived there July 17th, and was al lowed by the Government to coal and refit, against remonstrances of the U. S. Consul. She left on the 24th. The Constellation is momentarily ex pected to be ordered to return to rein force the blockadiug fleet. The ship St. Mary's was ordered to relieve the'Cyane on the coast of Mex ico. ST. LOUIS, Aug. 16th—The following official report of the fight near Spring field, Missouri, is forwarded by one of (Jen. Lyons' aids to Fremont. Gen. Lyon, in the column under General Scigel and Major Sturgis of the cavalry made an attack at 6 30 A. M., August 10, nine miles South Of Springfield. The engagement was severe. Our loss killed ana wounded, BUO. Gen. Lyon was killed in the charge at the head of his column. Onr force wasßooo inclu ding 3000 Home Guard. Muster rolls taken from the enemy, give their strength at 23,000, including regiments from Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, with Texas Rangers, Chero kees and half-breeds. Their loss is re ported heavy, iucluding Gen. McCul lough and Price. The statement it corroborated by rebel prisouers. Their tents and wagons were destroyed in the action. Gen. Seigel left one pro on the field, and returned to Bpringheld with a large number of prisoners At At 3 o'clock on the morning of the 11th continued his retreat to RoTla, bringing off his brigade train and twenty-five thousand aollars in specie from the Springfield Bank. Detailed accounts of this fight go to California by this pony. NEW York, Aug. 18.—Three vessels under British flags were refused a clear ance at the Custom Honse. Brig Seafbaro reported the feeling at Curaoo was against the admittance of the Su mter. Officers of a Spanish man* of-war in the harbor refused to assa* ciate with the Sumter's officers. WASHIKGTOH, Aug. 18th.—General Wool haa been ordered to Fortrssi Monroe, where he will assume eon* mand, vice Gen. Batler. Gen. Batlsr will remain here eome days, and the# will be called to mora active service. Bince Gen. McClelland arrived hem the occupation of sensation mongers * n"* i gone. Reporters are cut dowra to and eome meta are not permitted to ha aaad. Capt. Few, Aaaiatant Searetnry of U»e Navy, raporta tht U baa engaged 1* TMWU for the United BMM Qorin meut, for tiw wfunwwl ai As lam. ant Jar the MMSMMI or SSia of all tki Unioa aw. Geo. Pillow baa Maa ap bbea ounpaMnt at New Madrid and gane la Memphis. ThaaMiaMitiaaaaßMrf to be on aooaaak of the native yyw tioaa ot Fiamual at WWL Biounm, A^E—lbMa*> ing impoftaat JaaMMl bl km pMawhiHi: Wiauaam, AM. It—TO Joha fl. IJaiJ biplaeidaf&r&fMl nor* General Bomaer If ha iw> * D. D. Cotton ia of ao didate for the aimaiiilmant ofeouMA* der of die cavalry.