Newspaper of The Washington Standard, September 28, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated September 28, 1861 Page 2
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The Washington Standard. SATURDAY, BEPTEMBER 28,1861. T» iais«~« —mil H> FrwrrH. fjjf We will is,ue an extra every Thursday morning to distributed gra tmitwsly to our subscribers, until we complete arrangements tor our semi weekly edition. Then and Now It is amusing to observe the variety of characters and attitudes some of the treason preachers are forced to assume iu order to keep in the employ of Jeff Davis k Company. It will be remem bered with what bombastic furor that fit illustration of political weather cocks, Jo Lane, in the U. S. 44 Si'nate," declared that the Northern troops should "march over his dead body," before the "sacred soil" should be in vaded, and with what oracular and im pressive language he gave it as his opin ion that the conservative Democracy of the North would never see the attempt made to 44 coerce" the South without an appeal to arms in her "defense," and the many such silly ebullitions that escaped from the lips of the " Mary Ann ot Mexico." At that time, though war was not an improbable result, it was at least generally considered possible that some "compromise" scheme would be advanced which might restore the South to her allegiance, without an ap peal to the "last argument." This was the season for politicions of the Jo Lane school to tear open their wounds and exhibit their gory scars of battle to admiring worshippers, and declare that we "will see that the Jeff. Davis conspirators are 4 let alone'; for of course they can't bear to have all the offices taken lrom them by a Republi can President. They will not submit; it would be assailing their rights!" One would almost believe ; ,while read ing one of these tremendous "efforts" of the "depheated" candidate £>r the Vice Presidency, that had he not been born, or unfortunately have died in his Jirst infancy, that such a Government as that of the United States would not exist, lie imagined that the simple declaration that "the troops 6houhl march over his dead body," would strike terror to the soul of every North ern man, and add the last feather re quired to turn the delicately poised balance upon the side of " compromise" and a yielding to the rebellion of all it should seem disposed to ask, and at the same time give him the credit of being a brave ciou of the " chivalry" at a tri fling cost. Quite different is the position of this stripe of politicians at the present time. Without the courage to place their car casses within reach of the Federal troops, they have obtained commissions to do the " dirty work" in the North, • aud eat their own words in the attempt to force upon the people ait idea of the horrors and cost of the war. Simulta niously with the firing upon Sumter, Jo Lane bolted for Oregon. Iu vain did his Southern allies look for his appear ance to join them, and our soldiers were disappointed in their anticipations of the pleasure to be derived from march ing over bis dead body; but we know from the tone of the secession press in Oregon, that his devotion to the "chiv alry" has not been unmarked by a sin gle testimonial of his sincerity. Before his arrival these treason disseminators were chuckling over the poaitiou as sumed by Secessia, and defying the 'Government to " coerce" the South, ai.d by way of variety, quoting largely from jo Lane's " dead body 4 efforts.'" Immediately upon bis arrival the cne was given to every hireling press in Or gou, and nothing was heard from the mouth of tbe Willamette to its source bat the err for 44 peace" rnd " compro mise," with an appalling parade of the Woody horrors of civil wftr. Battery after battery was fired at the President for daring to resist rebellion, and even the Governor was compelled to isaue a manifesto, addressed to 44 Oregoniuns" ia which to depict these seenee anew, aad implore tbe people to "avoid" the Asrrars sf scmr. flattie the part ia the iafcaeae plot which ieaeigoed to each timid beroee e> Jo Lane iiet to blaster, end then to fllgbten wnew and children with ef the w« in defeat Letter from Mr. Parkinson. We hare received a letter from Geo. Parkinson. Esq., bearing date Septem ber 14th, from which we ere gratified to learn that be has secured a steamer fully adapted to the performance of the serai -weeklv mail service between this place and Victoria. 80 the man Seran ton is foiled, and the Sound will be rid his presence for a time, at least. Mr. Parkinson says: 44 I take the earliest opportunity of informing you that I will make good my promise to yon and the people on the Sound. I will leat'e here on or about the 20th itiat., on board the splendid steamer Enterprise, and will arrive at your place between the 25 inst. and the Ist Oct. The Enterprise is one of the 8 wilt est and best steamers on the waters of California, her average speed being about seventeen miles per hour. * • * We will carry cattle from Olympia to Victoria at $4 per head —passage •10, and treight at like re duced rates. Mr. Light is mv agent at Stoilaeoom. Capt. Curry will be mas ter of the steamer. 4 * The U. S. Postal Agent leaves here to-morrow for the Sound. He had a conversation with Capt. Curry and my self, and seemed much pleased with the Enterprise." Arrival of the Enterprise Last evening, after the above had been put in type, the Enterprise arrived at our wharf. She is without doubt the handsomest and best boat that has ever visited the Sound. Iler salon re sembles in magnificence those of the famous Mississippi steamers, and with her gentlemanly and obliging officers, she is destined to be a universal favor ite. Capt. Curry is her commander, who combines with the affable disposi tion of a true gentleman, the necessary experience aud qualifications lor suc cess. We congratulate the people whose rights have been so disregarded for the past few weeks, that the efforts of Mr. Parkinson fhould be crowned with such complete success. We are informed that the Enterprise will com mence the semi-weekly service 011 Monday. A salute was fired last eveuing for the Enterprise. How THEY DO BUSINESS. —A corres pondent writing from Washington to the Portland Oregonian, under date of Aug. 29, says: "The Investigating Committee sit with closed doors. No one knows what they are doing until an at rest is made. Faulkner, our !nte foreign min ister, was 1.0 sooner in Washington in disguise, and just ready, with impor tant information, to step over into the enemy's camp, than his honor was per fectly thunderstruck and 4 insulted' by order from the War Department for his arrest. lie is now occupying quarters under the guard of the U. S. army, and under the flag which he has disgraced. Mrs. . wife of an ex-Congressman of Alabama, was arrested last evening. I am told that some arrests are expected to-night. Think of bayonets at the doors of traitors, their rooms locked, and their guilty correspondence with traitors in the hands of the committee. The duties of this committee are not confined to matters in Washington. Their views are extensive—and treason able correspondence is in their hands, tho authors ot which still sleep iu safety !" jjfir The Chronicle man a few weeks since "guessed" that tho California vote for Governor would stand about 48,000 for Conness, 43,000 for Stan ford, and 24,000 for McConnell! In u latter issue he apologetically says that "the wish was the father ot the thought." So it was merely a misconcep tion, ufter all. WAR SCRIP.—A Washington corres pondent writing to the Oregonian says that he has 44 conclusive authority for stating that the bonds for tbe Oregon and Washington war scrip will be is sued in bix or eight weeks." Is Lccx.—-The Chronic'-editor says that his locality has been favored with 44 copious showers of merry golden rain." That abould put a quietus upon tbe reign of hard times. No IKDUX WAR. — A correspondent writes us from Walk Walla that the re ported disaffection among tbe Indian tribes iu that vicinity are greatly exag gerated. OT* The Oregon Argus says that a priae ia to be awarded for tbe best Uulg riding at the Btate lair. That puts us iu mind of 44 white Indies' hose." iar It the eeoonnte of UM battle at 801 l Ran oro not exaggerated or* think It ikoald be re-named alter the Gtnerml Jim. gV* Riley, iadieted for meHdoiM muybem, and aaaeh aad batteij, es caped freai the eaetodj of the Sheriff Less of Brig Persevere. Tho brig Persevere, formerly under Danish colors, but lately under the New Granadian flag, foundered at sea, some 40 miles south of Ca|* Flattery, on the 16th inst. The brig was com manded by Capt. Byrne ot Ban Francis co, aud was bound to Victoria with freight—some 200 tons of gooda—and thence to eome of the mills on the Sound to load for Valparaiso. Capt Byrne, with his crew, tan all told, took to their boats with such arti cles as they could hastily gather, when the brig sunk, giving them hardly time to escape the vortex caused by her sink ing. They then made for land, aud reached it in safety about four miles be low Flattery rocks. Here the Indians took their boat, aud all the thii%* they had, but the Captain prevailed on them to take his party to Tatoochu Light, aud were fortunately takeu off by the steamer Sierra Nevada, on the 17th inst., aud carried to San Francisco. On the 20th inst. the Keeper of the Light went down and recovered a jw»r tiou of the stolen property, and oil the 23d, 11. A. Webster, Esq., the newly appointed Indian Agent, with J. G. Swan, Esq., went to the village and succeeded in arranging for the safe de livery of the remainder of the property, consisting of a fine boat, a sextant, a quadrant, sail and oars, and a variety of o*her matters which the Agent will hold subject to the order ot Capt. Bvrne. The Indians ore said to have behaved in the most respectful mannerto Agent Webster and Mr. Swan, ami were very ready to comply with tbe Agents de mands. We understand that the cargo on board the brig was insured for $5,000. It is supposed that the brig started a butt, when she at once filled and sunk. She was an old vessel, and had been sold by the Danish or Russian Consul to Mr. Goodsell, who, tailing to get her under the American flag, was sailing her under that of New Granada. B®. The North-west of the 19th con tains a detailed account of an attempt to murder a colored man by the name of Bowen, by one 11. L. Sutton. The difficulty grew out of a dispute between Bowen's wife and Sutton about a bill for washing, due the former. Sutton " pitched Mrs. B. into the open air," hence a suit, which resulted in a fine ot the defendent in the moderate sum vt'Jice dollars. The defendent, strange to relate, didn't approve of the decis ion of the Justice, and amused himself in denouncing it as u d—d black Re publican affair, and in order to deter mine the effectiveness of black Repub lican justice still further, he playfully made a target of the colored man's head. Colored man couldn't see the point of the joke, and Sutton was again arrested. Defendent didn't have the nerve to await the issue of the matter, and at the first opportunity effected his escape. jjjgr* NVe have received a lengthy des criptive article, entitled, "Cruise of the Stirah Neicton," from our valued con tributor, Jas. G. Swan, Esq. It is an account of a recent trip to tho Quille huyt river, and will be read with inter est by those desirous of obtuioing au thentic information concerning our Coast. GOLD. —The British Colonist of the 24th inst. notes the arrival of the Otter from New Westminster with $75,000 in gold dust from the Cariboo mine?. The same paper says that the Sierra Nevada had sailed the day previous with at least SIIO,OOO in dust. BST Gov. Whiteaker bus issued a proclamation calling for a company of dragoons to consist of eighty-eight men, rank and file. Mr. A. P. Deunison is appointed recruiting officer, at the Dalles. FAST DAY. —Last Thursday was gen erally observed by our citizens by clos ing of the various places of biuinces and attending the religious services held at the M. E. Church and St Johu's Chapel. MOM SKCKSSJOV. —We learn irom California exchange* that Brigbam Young baa seceded, and henceforth that (Jtah must be considered one of the 44 powers that be." North-wat says that the tnaile which left Olympia on Monday am red at Port Tuwnsend early on Thursday morning! Verily we live in aa age of Prog reas Dmn SntVKß.—We are reqmaled to state that Eev. Mr. Boork erill pieach to-»orrow evening intbe M. K. Church aarviea te nowmm- at T ecleek. How the " Chivalry" view ths North. The following unadulterated speci men of " chivalric" literature, from Da Bow's Review, tbe leading literary pe riodical of the South, will of course be appreciated, pnrticulaly by the dtiseoa of foreign birth and greasy mechanics alluded to: "It ia a gross mistake to suppose the nigger question alone ia tho cause of the dissension between the North and South. We are patricians and Ctlemen, while they are a nation of

e shop-keepers, filthy, greasy me chanic*, small farmer*, and men who work lor a living. We are of the no ble line ot royal blooded Cavaliers, Jac obites and Huguenots, who sell led the South, and naturally hate, contemn and despise with loathing aud abhorrence, the filthv Puritans, the whisky-driuk ing Irish, the dirty Faer-krout Dutch, the Iteastly bull-dog English, the scum of European society generally, that had to leave their country for their coun try's good, and settled in the North. \Ve are the descendants ot tliu master races, who were born to rule ; they of the Saxon *erfs, who wore tings ot brass in their noses as a token ot ser vility to our fathers, the Norman patri cians. We arc the most aristocratic people in the world. Pride of caste mid color, and privilege, makos every white man South an aristocrat in feel ing. And aristocracy is the only safe guard of liberty. At the N>rth, the progress and tendency of opinion is to a pure democracy, anarchy, mid agra riuuism. Ourenemies, the stupid, sen sual, impudent, ignorant masses of the Democratic north, —who are a 9 foolish as they are depraved—could not read the signs of the times; did not dream of dissolution, but rushed on as heed lessly as a greedy drove of hungry hogs at the call of their owners. They were promised plunder, and fired; were promised bread aud given a stone. Our enemies are starving and disorgan ized, while we are drilled, equipped, and armed to the teeth, and will tight like tigers, with the northern barbari ans' threat of hemp and bullet before our eyes. The cold, hungry, naked masses of the North are at war with j their leaders; they are mute, paralyzed, panic-stricken, aud have no plan ol ac tion tor the future. They who deluded ! them must take care of them. Better I a thousand times better, to come under the dominion offree niggers or gypsies, than of beastly Yankees, sauer-kraut Dutch, lousy Irish, or filthy Canadians. Gypsies and free niggers have many amiable, noble, generous traits, but this reeking scum of creation has none!" If a naturalized secessionist had any sense, the above would open his eyes. —• • » California Dispatch. We dip the following items from the Sacramento Union of September 17th. The day ot departure of the Pony Express from St. Joseph for California has been set back twenty-four hours, so that the news, which under the old arrangement was due on Monday and Friday of each week, now falls due at the end ot the telegraph line on Tues day and Saturday. Intelligence from Salt Lake indicates that there is a probability of our mails being cut oft east of Salt Lake. SALT LAKE, Sept. 14th. IMPORTANT FROM THE PLAINS. —Since closing the letter of this date, I have learned from u most reliable quarter that there is every chance of our Daily Mail being cut otV immediately to the oa9t of this by the Secessionists of Col orado. Gov. Gilpin had dent to Laru rnie for arms to tit out his Union volun teers, and the Secessionists have re solved on capturing the train on its way back to Denver. The train is un protected, and the Government is ig norant of the movement tho Secession ists arc contemplating on that fort and tho stations on the road, and stopping the mail. Their object can only be an noyance to California, and tho diver sion of Union troops tor the time being. One of the leaders is a reckless Cap tain, well known in Kansas for raids, and is familiar with the Plains. Soon after the arrival ot the clipper ship Sea Serpent to-day, in 12$ days from New York, tho revenue officer* seized $12,000 worth of tobacc.i, con signed to Greene, Hevtli k Allen, on information that the property belonged to Southern owners. On Saturday, • large tot of of tobac co that came out on the ship Sirord/itk, to the aame counignees, was seized on the same kind of information. 19* An exchange says it is opposed to peace until the rebel lenders are put down. We are in fcvor of banging tliein by the t.eek full fifktn minute* before they are put down. g9» Grand preparations ars being made in Oregon for the Btate Fair, to he held near Oregon City, on tbe Ist, 2d, 8d and 4th days of October. ■V Two hundred and tea schol.rs attend the pabHe school io Portland. It is said that a band of thieves infest the N«a Peroes mines. T*AW»—To Of*. Fleming fee fall ilea oflota |o—l ftftn. 8t leak Datssts Bipbala Mfc The Rebels Advancing on Washington. Iklmlihlßf «aa faaiMMili VevXflitaiy IpjlgMH If telta* tMPOMTAMT MOTKMKMTB tM fOM WMT. AFFAIRS""AT CAIRO. HOtTILITIXt or viaaovßL Privateers Jeff Davis and Stouter. ■atiaj af a Kbriirifpi K«fia«t Mississippi Regiment "Goes Home." The Pony Express arrirad at tha Station, 237 mile* cast of Fort Church ill, yesterday, bringing the following dispatches to the Associated Press: Vu Ocra Statmi, Ptciir Tdtrnk, 1 IS# milri watt *f Kmny, > Heptcabcr 14. ) WaßHlsot«>j», Sept. T. The rebel outposts are now but five miles distant from the President's house, and three miles from Arlingtou Heights. At daylight this morning a relief guard of Federal troops was fired upoti bv a considerable body ot tbe en emy, near Hunter's Chapel, on the Virginia side of the Potomac. At sun rise two companies ot our troops were sent out to reconnoitre, and discovered that the rebels had taken position at Bull's Cross Roads, and had thrown forward »wo regiments during the night. Three regiments are now post ed along the little creek in a wood near Hunter's Chanel. The enemy's fjrcc on M unson's Hill is busily engaged in drilling, and occasional shots are fired at from them the Federal pickets. The following is a special dispatch to the Cincinauti Commercial: WASHINGTON', Sept. 7. From the best judgement I can form after careful inquiry and investigation, I am satisfied that u general con diet be tween the opposing forces in this vicin ity is not impending at present—allXew ork sensation reports to the contrary notwithstanding. The only possible point of contact apparent now would result from an attempt to dislodge the rebels from Munson's Hill, but Ido not think that is regarded as a military necessity, or will be immediately un dertaken. CAIUO, Sept. 7. Generals Pillow and Polk are at Co lumbus, Ivy., with 7,000 rebels. Jeff. Thompson is in Missouri directly oppo site, with the balance of the forces. 800 Fedend troops left to-day to rein force Faducah, and another regiment follows immedi itely. WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. Gen. McClcllan has issued a general order, commanding a more proper observance ot the Sabbath. The War Department has received a dispatch from Gen. Rosencrnnz in camp near Sutton, Va.| dated September 6th, from which it appeal's that all is well with his command. The President to-day made the fol lowing appointments; Charles W. Thurston ol Indiana, Willis Gorman of Minnesota, and D. Buttertield [of New York] —to be Brigadier-Generals. John Clark .of Massachusetts N. J. Sappingham ot Indiana, James L. San derson of California, Josiali M. Lucas of the District of Columbia, Alexander M. Floyd of Pennsylvania, Samuel* Gamage of California, Judson M. Sher man of New York, Benjamin P. Wal ker of InJiuna, James P-Fredericks of New York, und E.T. Schenck of Ohio —to bo Commissaries of Subsistence of Volunteers, with the rank of Captain. LOUISVILLE, Sept. 7. Considerable anxiety exists on ac count of the occupation of Hickman and Pnducah, by the opposing parties, which has been increased by the ab sence ot news from that quarter to-day. A special dis(mtch to the Cii.cinatti Commercial, dated Camp Smith, Vir ginia, Sept. Bth, says: Gen. Rosen cranz left the camp yesterday, and swept over the mouutuina in forae. The rebels are reported strong a few miles ahead. Onr pickets were fired at four miles beyond aa tliia morning. The fight will come off soon. LoDISTILL! B«Dt 8. The Charleston Mtrtwry of the 6th, uy« th:<t Capt. OniCta of the brie Jtff. Davit had arrived there, and vaa preeeuted with a watch, etc. The Cap tain aaya that for two weeka ha traa crui#inr for the yacht Rrbecca, Capt J. G. ISemiett, Jr., without eaooeae. The Charleston Charter at the M, •aja that tlie whole coast of Bt. tine ia blockaded. It teporta that i» •eb haded with enfta and fraita ran the blockade on the 10th, uder ham fire from thefleet The Kaahrille Mm of the Mi ana that MOO Federal tmnpa oeeapaed lb> dnoah on Fridaa. taking pneaearfnn af the Telegraph Odka, the Marina Hoa pital, and the Branch Baaik af Ink villa, the enan from whisk hit bnen ra> The editor tiUnkattel mlb* Biehfcond advioaa of the M, we that argent ranani ham baen wttA md la* akiraiiahoftbedtfc, takiag wammZZ *f an important UU mm ArtCS Heighta. ▲ special dispatch ta tbe KaaatOa Register, lhan l«iM«| Va., oa tbs wMcti lot sight of KTcapitdL** *" TbeClarksrille tbe car southward km baas rrnafcd for the last tea days with Whtirm who bad been raHdinf North, and whs war* enamelled to flee to avoid hb nrssssJ uUo tha Federal aanrinU- Qaiie a number of tbearara fiam Ma A ipecial Richmond dispatch af sth, aays that Oeu. Albert 6idum Johnson, [Gen. Sumner'a pradm— m on this ooastj Oeoeral ia tha "ifth rata Amj, arrived there and w9t It assigned to duty at liana—. Tbe Richmond Dispatch learns that Oen. Lee was at Valfer Mountain aa tha 27th oIL, waiting (or fiur wsalhsr and good mads to ootnmence oper ations. The Federals were strongly n ted at Stalnavker, about 12 must ant. Louisville is full ot contradictory ru mor* and unreliable reports, amour which is one thst a dispatch from JsK Duvisto a friend, exhibited to Johnson, Chairman of the Senate Committee ta visit the Confederate military author ities in Western Kcntmky, saying, that he (Davis) approved ot the Con federate occupation of Hickman and; Columbus. J EFFERSON CITT, Mo., Sept. 8 Some sick soldiers of Col. Marshall's. (Illinois) Cavalry regiments, just re turned from Lexington, report that the notorious Captain Magoffin, recently ta ken prisoner ut Georgetown, hud beeu tried and sentenced to be hanged. A lire occurred at Lexington on the 4th inst., which destroyed 10 or 12 business houses. ALBANY,N. Y., Sept. 8. The libel suit of Littlejohn va Horace Greely is set for trial at Pulask, thii week. Rich developments are expect ed. ST. LOUIS, Sept 8. Gen. Fremont left for Cairo yester day afternoon. It is reported that im portant movements were taking place on Saturday [7th September] among the troops concentrated here, ana points on or uear the Mississippi river. Our wounded at Springfield are said to be doing well; 120 of them are so far recovered that they are about to be removed in ambulances to Rolla. Tlie rebels wounded in the battle are at Bentouville, Arkansas, and are suffic ing terribly from typhoid fever. * LEAVENWORTH, Sept. 14. The town of Humbolt, Alton county, Kansas lias been sacked bv a band of murunder» disguised aa Indians, headed bv a Mr. Mrtlii-wa, an Indian tiader. Most of the men capable of defending the town were absent with Gen. Lanes command. ' WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. The Russian Minister had «u •wh ence with the president on Bi'tarday r [7th September] and read to him a let- . ter from his Governmen on African af fairs—regretting the present difficulties, and saying that the Emperor is anima ted by the roost friendly feelings to ward the American Union. Tho let ter is signed by Gortschaoofil The fol lowing is from the Missouri Republican of September 11th: CAIRO, Sept lO"- A fight occurred this evening at Lace's Bend, betwaen the gunboat Co*- estngo and Lexington and gun-batteries. The firing continued all the afta* noon, but without much damage on ei ther aide. The' Confederate fug Yet* kee had chimneva carried amuy by « shot, and the Federals one man iiywwL Dr. B. Peterson, of the Bth Missouri Zouaves Regiment, was shot this after noon by C. H. Kelly, a correspondent of the Missouri Democrat. The Doctor was shot while walking away. The ball entered the spinal eolamn aad lodged in the Iwjy The woond la »• vers bat not danceraae. Adttaa from rsport that the Baaaaafaw ftfeaa, IMMatmafi are encamped within six aatteaoftM pUoa, that the the little amy thaw AivMSnrnlW Aflnkar T. —The rahala heap np an hraea—t tf ing «• oor mea at m Maiari tempta ara ******** torn* Yaatarfcy *«a «»»ba« ■■anairaalMiMiifaß. Tw may he their plan iffcaalaa attial ftom other woHatwfctakara aril nk laryw jafciijialml toa* l»f to LaaMaaK Baiwl Baa** diviaio* thame la mara » aayiwiH w+m% raara—t* -<l^

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