Newspaper of The Washington Standard, September 21, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated September 21, 1861 Page 1
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liasMnglM wm Stand ati VOL. I. IKE IISHIUM SWIM -Mi IStriD CEBIT IATVBMT BeSSIXC. it JOB* MILLER HIRPHY. 1-1* lit or and Proprietor. Kab*rrlptlaa Rates: Per Annum no " Sn Month* 2 /.vr.« /?/.t r ADVA At'/:. A**.erll«la« Rates: One one insertion S't "0 KJV!I addition*! in-crtion - 1 <»" liu-ine-* Cards. per quarter 5 Wt \ liberal dcilurtion will lip made in fin or of who adverti-e four square*, or upward . bjr the year. uti'-e* of births, marriage* and deaths iu terlcd Ircc. Hluuk». Hill Head*, t'ard*, Bills of Kiue. Circulars. Catalogues, Pamphlets, JU\, executed t reasonable rates. t«r All communications. whether on business or tor publication should be addressed to the edi itor ol the WASHINGTON STANDARD. OKKICE —In Barnes's rortier of Main nnd Kirst Streets, near the steamboat lauding. A Circular To all Indian Agents, within the Su perintendency of Washington Ter ritory : OFFICE SITT. INDIAN AFFAIRS, 1 OIAMPIA, W. T., Aug. 12th, lSiil. / The Suporintendant of Indian Affairs calls the attention of all persons at tached to tho Indian service to the ab solute necessity of cultivating and en couraging correct ideas of morality among a)\ the vs irious tribes of Indians scattered throughout Washington Ter ritory. The practice of open prostitu tion and concubinage, between tho whites and Indians, while degrading to both classes, is calculated to destroy that respect which is duo from the In dians to their official protectors, to re tard materially the gradual elevation of character among the natives, to dimin ish sensibly our means of ameliorating tho condition of those pupils of the General Government, and is so utterly subversive of good order and opposed to correct principles for their govern ment, that it must be at once abolished wherever it has existence in your Agency District; and your earnest and active co-operation is required to effect this object. You are therefore directed to read this circular to all tho employees at tached to your Agency, and to take im mediate measures for carrying its pro visions into effect. Anv future infraction of these in structions will be considered as suffi cient cause for dismissal, or suspension as the case may bo. I am, sir. very respectfully, vours. "\V. W. MILL fill, Superin't Indian Affairs, W. T. • THE BATTLE OF CROSS LANES.— The battle of Cross Lane?, near Stini mervills, 011 the 2Gth, proves to have been a bloody affair. Col. Tyler's 7th Ohio regiment was attacked 011 both flank ana in front nt tho same time while breakfasting. Our troops im mediately formed in order of battle and fought bravely, but they saw little chance of success, as the enemy was too powerful. They stood up bravely fighting against, fearful odds, and mak ing dreadful slaughter in the onemv's ™ C • ranks. Our forces scattered after they liud'cut their way through, but soon formed again, and fired, but received 110 reply or pursuit b«- the enemy. The rebel force was B,ooo* infantry and 4,000 cavalry, with 10 guns. Of ours 000 were engaged of which two hundred are missing. The relnd loss is fearful. The enemy's colors and two prisoners were captured. TO* EKD or T«E "StDJcaiTiox."— the Stockton VW<yx##»/u»Mhus alludes to tlie jioliey of the Administration: " The tederid Govern meat must go on in its adopted course un*|! every traitor capi 11 red and punished or lamisiied from the county. Ami when this is achieved the subjugation is ended. Tbe States will not lie turned into provinces or divested of a single con stitutional right; but they will lie hap pily rid of a class too arrogant to appre ciate tbe blessings of liU-rty, and too blood-thirsty to be tolerated iu enlight ened society*." Is a HOBBY. — It is stated that during the flight from Pbillippi a Virginian •officer forgot to put ou his pantaloons, but fled, hatless. coatless, aud trowser less, leaving behind a written speech, prepared for some flag presentation, in which he had declared his readiness to die in the trenches rather than move a peg before the invaders! Wisdom is the principal thine, therefore get wisdom ; nnd with all tliy getting, get understanding. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, SEPTEMBER 21,1861. BFEECH OP BOH. JOSEJ-H HOLT FI TIII: KKXTITKY moors. Fellow-<itizens and Soldifr*:—l say citizen* since you are stiil such. anil it is oii'v l»eeauso TOII have nnolwl that no earthly jH»uer .••hall rob vou of liii* |>rou<l title, or in any manner curtail the privilege* nnd blessing* a»s*.**iated villi it. tliat von have liecoiuc soldier*. Your soldiership i* hut the stately ar mor vou have donned tor tin* purpose ot doing hat tie in detciisc <>t that citi zenship which i< at once the ino*t in tense ami the most truthful e\|ir«-.»ioii of vour political life. No poor word* of mine could ade quately < onvcy to you tin* grateful emo tions inspired by the kindness ami warmth of this welcome. I should have heen rejoiced to meet you any where. llow full, therefore, the meas ure of mv happiness must he to meet voit here in such a presence. and amid the thrilling associations i:;seperablc from the scene, you can well under stand, 1 should have felt proud to have mv name connected with the humblest trapping of your encampment, hut to have linked it with the encampment ite'.f, and thus inscribed, as it were, upon one of the mile-stones that mark your progress toward those fields ot danger and of fame that await you, is at once on honor and a token of your confidence and good will for which I cannot he too profoundly thankful. It. is not my purpose to occupy von with any political discussion. The gleaming banner, the glistening bayon ets and the martial music, ami indeed all that meets the eye or the ear upon this tented field, admonish mo that with you at least the argument is exhausted, and that you have no longerany doubts to solve' or hesitating convictions to confirm. Your resolution is taken, and you openly proclaim that, let others do as they will, as for yourselves, uuchillsd by the Arctic airs of neutrality, you are detcrniineil to love your country, and unawed by traitors, to fight its battles, and if need be, to lay down your lives for its preservation. It is indeed trans porting to the patriot's heart to look upon the faces of men that are thus sublimely resolved, and there is for me a positive enchantment in the very at mosphere whose pulsations have been stirred by tlio breathings of their hero ic spirits. Now that the booming of the cannon of treason, and the erv of men stricken unto death for fidelity to our Hag are borne to us on almost ev ery breeze, it is harrowing to the soul to'bo dragged into companionship with those who still vacillate, who are still timidly balancing chances and coldly calculating losses and gains—who still persist in treating this agonized strug gle for national existence as a petty question of commerce, and deliberately take out their scales and weigh in our presence the beggarly jewels ot trade against the life of the nation. Soldiers, next to the worship of the Father of us all, the deepest and grand est of human emotions is the love of the land that gave us birth. It is an en largement and exaltation ot all the ten dercst and strongest sympathies of kin dred and of home. In all countries and climes it has lived, and lias defied chains and dungeons and racks to crush it. It has strewed the earth with its monument*, and has shed un dying lustre on a thou;..,mi fields in which it has battled. Through the night of ages Thermopyla' glows like some mountain peak on which the HUII has risen, because twenty-three hund red years ago the hallowing passion touched its mural precipices and its f.-ownir r vTrtp*. It is easy, however, to In* patriotic in piping times of peace and in the suiiiiy hour ot prosperity. It is national sorrow—it is war. with its attendant |ierilsand horrors, that tests this passion and winnows froiu the masses those who, with all their love of lite, still love their country more.; While your present |m notion is a most vivid and impressive illustration of pa- ! triotism, it has a glory peculiar and al together its own. The mercenary ar mies which have swept victoriously over the world and have gathered so many of the laurels that history has cuilwlmcd, were hut machines, dratted iuto the service of ambitious spirits whom they obeyed, and little under stood or appreciated the problems their blood wasponred out to solve. l»ut while yon have all the dauntless physical courage which they displayed, you add to it a thorough knowledge of the argument on which this mighty J movement procoeds, and a moral liero ii»iu, which, breaking away from the en tanglements of kindred and friends and , State policy, enablesyou to follow your convictions of duly, even though they should lead you up to the cannon's mouth. It mu-t ever lie added that with this (Uvatiouof j«o-iti«'ti o>:»« - eorresp. Hiding rc-jM>nsibiliti«-s. S •!- diers as von are by innvitlioii, the country h*»ks not to your officer*, chiv aliieand -killtul as they may l*\ hot to Vou and each of you. tor the safety of those vast national interest* commit ted to the fortU'..-- of thi- war. Your camp life will e\j»o-e you l » ruanv temptat'oiis : you «'»ould resi-t llivm i> vou would lb'- advancing Mji,:idroi:s ot the enemy. In every hour ofpoiil or incitement to excess, vo-.i will say to voursclves; '-Our country sees us. and so act as to stand forth soldiers, not oiilv without tear, but also without re proach : each moment not absorbed by tin* toils and ilutiesofyour military iite, should, as far as practicable, be devoted to that mental ami moral training with out which the noblest volunteers mu>t sink to a level with an army of merce naries. Alike in the inaction of the camp, amid the fatigues ot the march, and the charge and shouts of battle, you will remember that you have in your keep ing not only your own personal repu tation, but the honor of our native State, and, what is infinitely more in spiring, the honors of that blood-bought aud beneficent Republic, whose chil dren you are. Any irregularity on your part would sudden the land that loves you ; any faltering in the presence of the toe, would cover it with immeas urable humiliation, Vou will soon mingle iu the ranks with tho gallant volunteers from the North and West, and with me you will admire their moderation, their admirable discipline, ami that deep determination, whoso earnestness with them has 110 language of menace, or bluster, or passion. When the men from Hunker 11iII. and the men from the "dark and bloody ground," unestranged from each other by the low arts of politicians, shall stand side by side 011 tho same national battle field, tho heart of freedom will be glad. Carry with you tho complete assur ance thatvouvvill ero long have not only the moral but the material support of Kentucky. Not many weeks can elapse before this powerful Common wealth will make uti exultant avowal of her loyalty, and will stand erect be fore tho country, stainless and true as the truest of her sisters of the l T nion. In the scale of the momentous events now occurring, her weight should be and will be felt. Already she is impa tient, and will not much longer, under the pressure ot any policy, submit to shrink away into the mere dust of the balances. Have no fears as to the vigorous and ultimately successful prosecution of this war; and feci no alarm either us to the expenditure it must involve or as to those startling steps, seemingly smacking of the exercise of absolute ati-; thority, which the Administration may be forced from time to time to take. While doubtless all possible economy will be observed, it is apparent that no considerations of that kind can be per mitted for a moment to modify the pol icy that has been resolved upon. When tho life of the patient is confessedly at stake, it would be as unwise as it would be inhuman to discuss the question of the physician's fee before summoning him to Icio bedside. ltesidcs, all now realize that the sys tem of arithmetic has yet to be invent ed which could estimate in dollars and cents the worth of our institutions, This terrible emergency, with nil its dangers and duties, was unforeseen by the founders of the Government, ami by those who subsequently adminis tered it. ami it must make laws for it self. The Government has IR-CII iikc a strong swimmer suddenly precipita ted into the sen. ami like that swimmer it has unhesitatingly and justifiably seized upon any and even - instrumen tality with which it coiiiii suUlue the treacherous currents and waves l»y which it found itself surrounded. All that was irregular or illegal in the ac tion of the President has been fully aj>- prohated by Congress, on the broad and incontestable principle that laws aud usages of admii:i*tration designed to prcaarve tho existence of the nation should uot lie suffered to become the instruments of its death. 80, tor the future, I do not hesitate to say that any HIM) every measure required to savo the Itepuhlic from the perils that beset it, not may hut ought to tie taken by the Administration, promptly aud fearlessly. Within so brief a period no such gi gantic power has ever been placed ut the disposal of any Government as that which has rallied to the support of this within th< past few month*, through

those volunteers who have poured alike ' from bill and valley, city and village, tl?*";ishout the loyal States. All cla«*cs and a ! pursuits have been animated by the «-iue loftv and unquenchable en thusiasm. While, how ever, I would make no invidious distinctions, where : : l !.av»* so nobly done their duty. lean not refrain from remarking how con- ;>ietfous the hard-handed tillers of the North am! We»t have made themselves in s'.vt'iiing tin- ranks of our army. We honor commerce with its busy marts, ><tl li>e work-hop with its patient toil and exYaustl 'ss ingenuity, but still we would l><» IMI faith fill to the truth of his tory. did we not confess that the most heft»i champions of human freedom and tin* most illustrious apostles ot its prim ipic* have conic from the broad field of agriculture. There seems to be something in tho scenes of nature, in her wild and beau tiful landscapes, in her cascades, and interacts, and woodlands, and cxhilera ting airs of her hills ami mountains, that unbraces the fetters which man would rivet upon the spirit of his fel low man. It was at the handles of the plow and amid tho breathing odors of newly opened furrows that the charac ter of t'lucinnatus was formed, expand ed and matured. It was not in the city full, but in the deep gorges and upon the snow-clad summits of tho All •s, amid the eagles nnd the thunders, that W'illiiim Tell laid tho foundation of those altars to human liberty against which tho gurging tides of European despotism havo beaten for centuries, but, thank (Jod, have beaten in vain. It was amid the primeval forests ami mountains, tho lakes aud leading springs of our own land; amid fields and waving grain; amid the songs of the reaper and the tinkling of the shep herd's bell that were nurtured those rare virtues which clustered star-like in the character of Washington, and lifted him in moral stature a head and shoul ders above the demigods ot ancient story. There is one most striking and dis tinguishing feature of your mission that never should bo lost sight of. You are not about to invade the territory of a foreign enemy, nor is your purpose that of conquest or spoilation. Should you occupy the South, you will do as friends and protectors, and your aim will he not to subjugate that betrayed and distracted country, but to deliver it from the remorseless military despot ism by which it is trodden down. I'nion mon, who are your brethren, throng iu those States, aud will listen for the coming footsteps of your army as tho Scottish maiden of Lucknow listened for the airs ot her uativo land. It is true that amid tho terrors nnd darkness that prevail there they arc si lenced, aud arc now unseen, but bo as sured that by tho light of tho stars you carry upon Vour banner you will find them all. It has been constantly as serted by the conspirators throughout the South that this is a war of subjuga tion on tho part of the Government of the United States, waged for the exter mination of Southern institutions, and hy vandals and miscreants who, in the fury of their passions, spare neither ago nor sex, nor property. Even one of tho confederate Generals has so far steeped himself in infamy as to pub lish, iu choice billingsgate, this calum ny through an official proclamation. In view of what Congress has re cently so solemnly resolved, ami in view of the continuous and consistent action of the Adininistnit:on upon the sultjcct, those w ho, through the press or in pub lic speeches, persist in rc|teuting the w retched slander, are giving utterance to what everybody, themselves includ ed, know to be absolutely and infii iiiously false. It w ill lie the first aud the highest duty of the American army, as it advances South, by its moderation ami humanity, bv its exemption from every excess ami irregularity, and by its scrupulous observance ol tbe rights of all, to »how how foully both it aad the Government it re|>reseiits have lieen tmduccd. When, therefore, you enter the South, press lightly upon her gardens aud fields; guard sacredly her homes; protect, if need be, at tbe poiut ot your oayoncts, her institution* and her Constitutional righta, tor vou will thereby uot only respond folhr to tbe spirit and object* of the war, but you will exert over alike the oppressed and the infatuated portion of her people, a power to which the most brilliant of your military successes might uot at tain. lSut when yon meet in bottle amy those atrocious conspirators, who, at the head of armies, aud through woea unutterable, ate seeking the ruiuot oar common country, remember that sine* the sword flamed over the portal* of 1 Paradise until now, H has been drawn in no holier cause than that in which you are engaged- Remember, too, the millions whose hearts ara breaking un der the anguish of this terrible crime,' and then strike boldly, strike in the Kwer of truth and duty, strike with a und and shout, well assured that your blows will fall upon ingrates, and trait ors. and parricides, whose Inst for pow er would make this bright land one vast Galgutha, rather than be balked of their guilty sins, and may the 'Jod of your fathers give you the victory. I should hare rejoiced to meet you within the limits of yonder proud com-! inonwealth, trom whence you came, ! and whose name you bear, hut wise and patriotic men, whose motives I respect while I dissent from their conclusions, have willed it should be otherwise. Here, however, you are in the midst of friends, and have, doubtless, received a brother's welcome, on the soil ot a State which is not only loyul but proud of her loyalty a State which, by the inarching of her volunteers, announces every hour what u portion of her people have recently proclnimcd by formal res olution, that " the suppression of this revolution is worth more to the world than all our lives and all our money." and that she "cares nothing for life or worldly goods, when they can only be enjoved amid the ruins of our coun try." No Spartan hero under the grandest inspirations of patriotism, ever uttered nobler sentiments than these. Indiana and Kentucky, it is true, are separated by a broad river, but in their history it has proved but a thread of light and beauty, across which their huiids and their hearts have boeu clasped in friendship and in faith. In those stirring conflicts, for prin ciple which have arisen in the past, they have stood together, and on more than one bloody field, shoulder to shoulder, they have borno onward through the thickest of the fight that glorious ban ner, whoso stars, I trust, will never grow dim ; and now, your presence to-day is a gladdening assurance that iu the momentous contest on whose threshold we stand, these States so long allied will not be divided. For myseif I must be pardoned tor saying that next to our own beloved Keutucky, my bosom most overflows toward the noble State under whoso hospitable shelter we havo met to-day. It was my fortune to pass my childhood and youth on my father's farm on the banks of yonder river, and in the light of the morning and of the evening sun my eyes rested upon the free homes and forests of In diana. I played upon her hills, nnd fished in herstreani3, and mingled with her people, when I was too young to know—what I trust I shall never be old enough to loarn—that this great coun try of ours has neither North or South East or West, in the affections and fuith of true aud loyal citizens. Soldiors, when Napoleon was abont to spur on his legions to combat on the sanas of an African desert, pointing them to the Egyptian Pyramids that loomed np against the far-off horizon, he exclaimed, " From yonder Pyramids twentv centuries behold your actions." The thought was sublime atid electric; but you have even more than this. Wheu you shall confrout these infuria ted hosts, whose battle-cry is "Down with tin* Government of the United Slates," let your answering shout be, " Tho Government as onr fathers made itand when you strike, not only do the good aud great of the past look down upon you from heights infinitely above those of Egyptian Pyramids, but that uncounted generations yet to come are looking up to you, and claiming at your hands tne unimpaired transmis sion to tl.em of that priceless heritage which has been committed to our keep ing. I aay its unimpaired transmission —in all the amplitude of its outlines, in all tbe symmetry of its match lens pmpovtioaa, la all ttie palpitating full ueiw of its blesaiags—not a miserable shriveled and shattered thing, charred by tbe firs and torn by the tempests of rerolutioa, aad all over polluted and scarred by the Woody pouiards of trai tors. Soldiers, yoa hare come up to your present exalted positions over many ob stacles. and through mauy chilling dia eoaragomeuts. Yoa now proclaim to tbe world that the battles which are about to be fought in defence of our common country, its institutions and homes, are your battles, and that ron are determined to share with vour fel low citiaen* of other State* taeir dan gers and their laurels; and sure am I that this determination has been in no thing shaken by-the recent and rorerae of arma whose shadow b Mill mating upon oar spirit*. The country has in- deed luat a battle, but it hu not lost its honor, nor its courage, nor its hif, nor it* molotion to ronqwr. One of thoee dianee* to vluHi the fiirfanes of war are ever wnljeft. and a*ain«t vkkh the most consummate ceueraUbip can not at all time* provide, ha< «iren a momentary ailvintap! to the forces of the rebellion. Grt>u<-liy did uot pursue tbc column of ilolow. mid thus Water loo was won for Wellington at tbe very moment that victory, with her laureled wreath. Beeuiud utmyiag nwr the head of Xa|N>leon. 80 Patterson di<l not purtHie Johnson, and the orerwhelming conceiitrntion of rebel troop* that ia consequence ensued, was probably tbe trne cntn»e whv the armv of »he United States wa« driven back, excellent as was its discipline and self-sacrificing as lias lieen its v:tlor. Panics, from flight and seemingly in significant causes, have occurred in the host drilled and bravest of armies, and they prove neither the want of disci pline nor of courage on the part of the soldiers. Tlii.s check has taught us in valuable lessons which we could not have learned from victory, while the dauntless daring displayed by our vol unteers is full of promise for the future. Not to mention the intrepid bearing of other regiments, who can doubt our future when he recalls the brilliant charges of the New York Sixty-Ninth, and of the Minnesota First, and of the Fire Zouaves? Leonidas himself, while surveying the Persian host that, like a troubled sea swept onward to the pass where ho stood, would have been proud of the leadership of such men. We shall rapidly recover from this dis comfiture, which after all, will serve only to nerve to j-ct more extraordi nary exertions the nineteen millions of people who have sworn that this-, republic shall not perish; and pep., ish it will not—perish it caunot—while this oath remains. When we look away to that scene of carnage, all etrown with the bodies of patriotic men, who courted death lor • themselves that their country might live, and then look upon the homes which their fall has rendered desolate forever, we realize—what I think the popular heart in its forbearance has never completely comprehended—the unspeakable and hellish atrocity of this rebellion. It is a perfect saturnalia or demoniac passion. From the reddened; waters of Bull' Run, and from the gory field of Manassas, there is now going up an appeal to God, and to millions of exasperated men, against those fiends in human shape, who, drunken with the orgies of nn infernal ambition, are filling to its brim the cup of a nation's sorrow. Woe, woe, I say, to these traitors when this appeal shall be Riv* swere.l. I must offer you my sincere congrat ulations on the leadership of that true patriot and soldier nronnd whoso stand ard yon have gathered. When others hesitated, lie was decided; when others' faltered, he was bold. The Govern ment laid its hand on his loyal Jboaom, and found it burning with the inextin guishable tires of patriotism at a time when so many others, from the best motives in the world, were carefully packing themselves to keep in the ioes of ueutralitv. I honor him, Kentucky will honor Him ? the nation will honor him. When you move, as soon as yon may, to the seat of war, Kentucky, despite the whispered caution of politicians, will cheer von ou, aud will hang with prayerful solicitude vou, alike upon your march, and amid the heavy currents of battle. Loyal men every-, where are exclaiming, "God speerT yon," and " All hail to your rimrjjfi and |Mtriotisni." Glory beckons JM onward and upward, and could .ths illustrious dead hear in the graves altera they sleep, yoor every foot-fall jM you advance to their country's battle fads, it would be music to their eeis. ( lam grateful toyou all, hot especial ly to our fair countrywomen, for this distinguished reception. It can never be forgotten that it was from a Spartan mother that came those words of hero ic patriotism whieh have never bees equaled by any that hare fallen from the lips of man. For more than twen ty centuries the deepening shadows have fallen upon the rivers aud the HL rn the mountain*and the jdalnaor past, and yet, from the midst ofall this gloom these words still gleam oat | upon aalilf linhlaing from • sammSf's cloud. For autre than two thousand yearn the earth. KM beep eontnlsed aad shaken to its moral foundationer na ; tions and genefratioM of natioat hare risen and periahsd byelowdemy, er amid th* shock of battlss; and the | wail of our stricken race has gone up NO. 45.

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