Newspaper of The Washington Standard, October 12, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated October 12, 1861 Page 1
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VOL. I. 11l IISIWW iTimil —it titles mil tjkTCtDit Mouiiya »v JMH lILLEB fICBHT, Editor and Proprietor. iilweriyl*— ItolMi *«r Amiia - $3 00 " Si* Months - »00 ISrAKJABLY IX ADVANCE. AtlrertMif SalMi One Square, one insertion. - $3 00 Each additiouaJ insertion - 100 Bo.in-*.- Cards, per quarter, 0 00 a liberal deduction will be made in favor of those who advertise four squares, or upward.-, by the year. Notices of births, marriages and deaths in serted free. QjjF llliinkn. Hill Heads, Cards, Rills of Fare, Circulars, Catalogues, Pamphlet*. Ac., executed t reasonable rates. .Vll communications, whether ou business or fur publication should be addressed to the cdi itor of the WASHIXGTOS STANDARD. Orrice—ln Barnes's Ruining, corner of Main and l-'irst Streets, near the steamboat landing. Embarrassment of Lovers. BY ALICE CAREY. Somebody loves me, I am sure, 1 think I love him, too; If foolish actions are a proof, The evidence will do! I thought we both had common sense, Vet manage us we may, We never say the thing we mean, Nor mean the thing we say. We sat, but yesterday, alone, With twilight soft and dim, And though he only mused of me, And I of only him, He asked me for my thoughts, and said That his were of his youth ; Of course I answered him without A lavish waste of truth. And always, when he takes a kiss— Xnv, never frown at me ; I know you've been kissed ; at least i know you've wished to be ! Aui yet such very wicked things Are shocking to the good— -1 tried to look so h .rrilleJ, As any lady should. I wonder if the wedding ring Would bind or break the chtrin ! 1 can't . ce how, in such a case, Ituould do any horiii. And thou I know that married folks, Though how 1 cannot sav, L)o manage with their love so well, it's njver in the way. The very thought afflicts my mind Willi such desponding fits, That if I part with him, I fear I'll part with half my wits ; And if the priest should make us one In name and spirit, too, I knoiv I'd be beside myself, tio what urn I to do ? A CAUTION TO MOTHERS. —It is a very common tiling to see mothers and tservaiit girls pushing along over the sidewalks the little carriages in which they are giving infants an airing on pleasant day*. The practice is a very dangerous one, and is liable to do great and permanent injury to the child. We observe also that carriages are now so constructed that they may he pushed instead of drawn. The position ot a child riding backward instead of for ward is an unnatural one, and directly affects the brain. Homegrown persons, even, cannot ride backward in a rail road car without experiencing a tense of faiutness, and to expect a child to do what a strong adult cannot, is unreas onable, to say the least. It is believed by medical writers that infants have died from disease produced by being ridden backwards. A "gushing" maiden, claiming to* be a member of the Society of Friends, sends to the Ladies' American Magazine a copy of verses, which coin* taeuce thus: '• DMTMI, come kit* me. my lipi art yat warn. Aad my beaorn (till pakU from iht cl-mp of Ikina arm; • The blood dance* wildly through each throbbing nil; Cat I drMf, obi I 4naf far mj kiaaaa k*-* " We will inform that young person if 'he will remove to this ricnuty, and 'juit drooping, she eeu have her case attended to immudiately. BV A writer on providence in an exchange says:—"lf a man driuka wbieky made by religious distillers, from corn rained by teligious distillers, until delirium tremens interposes, please say be died of religions whiaky, oat do not eaj that Divine Providence interfered." A Oat* Joss.—A rifleman in the l«t Connecticut ■sent, named Webster, cooly remarked in the bent of the Bull Ann battle: M Bne how esre lew them fillers are thy are p'iutiag their gune right at oaf ,Wltlbas bena derided by tidal MswntioM that ths wtew of the Atlantic and ftoii nanus are of the ins done more to ruin the constitution. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, OCTOBER 12,1861. A CRUIBE XM THE lilllf VEWTOJT. Ob Ike Partlc Cmul. SCMWI 11. On leaving the prairie we retraced j our ate]* over the same trail wc came, and having reached the brook where we bad left our boat we partook of • lunch of cold meat and bard breud, which we washed down with a draught ot the pure cold water of the brook, and then started down the river—Wack amus steering, the two young fellows rowing, and myself wrtli compass, pen cil and paper, noting the course of the river, and occasionally sounding with a:i oar to ascertain it* depth. Tue wa ter is so pure and transparent as to ren der the apparent depth deceptive. In one instance when I supposed there were but two feet of water I found it ten. There are no trout in the river, but the same variety of salmon are tak en as run up the Quc-nai-ult, spring and fall,—short, thick and very fat. ! The Indians wer<j expecting a run to | commence in a couple of weeks. Be- j sides salmon there is, at the mouth of ! the river, the greatest abundance of of smelts I have ever seen, and plenty j of torn cod, just like those taken in Boston harbor. These torn cod which | we caught are the first of that variety of fish I have yet seen on the Pacific, j They were very good fried, and re-\ minued me strongly of many a fishing frolic I have hau in Boston harbor, when torn cod constituted the sole hill of fare. The Indians split anil dry the Sineltsjust as they do herring, I notice this also as being the first time T have seen Indians make a business of drying smelts for food, and it is significant of" the immense quantity of fish in that vi cinity. The Indians take them by means of largo hand-nets; and it cer tainly was a lively scene to witness the Indians, old and young, eager for their food, surrounded by flocks of gulls, ea gles, fish-hawks and pelicans, which hovered about, screaming and yelling, all animated by a common instinct, that of satisfying the cravings of hunger. The banks of the river that form bars arc covered with cotton-wood, willow and alder. Tin higher banks with spruce and hemlock. The water dur ing the rainy season, or during times of freshets, must lie high, as I noticed same very large trees at the mouth of the river where they had been left on the beaeh. I measured one of these trees, and found it.*2so feet long and eight feet through at the buff. The roots were attached, and spread out some 20 feet. To float this great tree and cast it high and dry on the beach, required a tremendous high tide or freshet. I should estimate that there are two or three millions of feet of lumber iu the drift trees at tho mouth of this river and vicinity. These have been thrown back from time to time by the breakers on the bench, and have gradu- 1 ally formed a natural levee, behind which the r.ver bus forced its way, and empties into the ocean behind a group of rocky islets, which form a breakwa-1 ter, effectually protecting the river from I any further iucroachmeutsin thatdirec- j tion. ' ! The largest of these islands is called Alek'istet. It is the most southern of , the group, and is wherethe Quillehuyts ' have a stronghold. The island is pre cipitous on all sides, and inaccessible except on the north-ea»t, where a steep and difficult path afford* the Indians the means of ascending to the summit, which is from 150 to 200 feet abuve the beach. The other islauds are inacces sible. The whole group are, in fact, immense nicks, composed of sandstone, quartz and conglomerate. They have 1 evidently at some former period formed a peninsula connected with the main land, to which they are now connected by a narrow beach*, which ia covered at high tide. I walked, or rather dimhed, in eompany with Wackamn*. the Que naiult chief, to the summit of Alekiatet i Island. It was a moat diflcult taak. 1 The path waa wet and slippery from I the early morning dew, and rendered •till mora ao by the slime of tbooaanda 1 of slugs which ware creeping the cliff.! Nettles abounded, and when I reached the summit, oat of breath and badly stung by the villainoueweed*, I thought myself scarcely repaid for my trouble. The euriaee of the island is gently auda lating, and about ten acres m sise.. A portion ia covered with spruoe and fir trees, and the remainder has been uaed by the Indians for planting potatoes, i when the tribe ia at variance with the neighboring Indians, they retire to the top of this island, where they lies, and as* entirety eecure from their (bee. The remains of their habitations were visible, but all else WHS hidden by the gigantic nettles, which prevented my feeiiijf the surface «»f the git»und and certainly prevented my makingauy fur ther explorations in the vicinity. One of the met hods of defense shown me by Wackamus consisted of great fir logs, which were kept rcadv at the head of the path, to be r«>|led down on any one who should have the tementv j to attack them in their stronghold. I ; believe F. W. Junius, Esq., of Port i Townsend, to bo the first white man who went on top of Alekistet, and 1 then-fore call it James's Island, a t'.ir easier name for white men to pro nounce than its Indian name. I was at Quillchuyt when the steamer ,Southerner, formerly the old 1.-thai us, I was wrecked in A small portion of the wreck still reinainson the bench, abouta mile from where theship struck, hut the remainder has all disappeared. The only relics visible were u few cop per bolts and a few spoons and forks, I some marked '* Isthmus" and others i" P. M. S. S. Co." which the Indians had and offered for sale. 1 TIIB NATIVES. The Quilleliuyt Indians are separate and distinct from the Mat-kalis at the I north, or the Quenaiult to the south of them. The language is almost ulenti ' ealwith that of the Chemakum Indians, near Port. To\vnsend s The legend re j luting to the connection of this hitter tribe, as told nie by Wackamus, is. that many years ago the Quilleliuyts were very numerous, and their houses lined ! the banks at the month of the river. A terrible storm with a great ilooil washed aivny their houses, tilled tip the mouth of the river, changed it* course, and carried oil'their best lands into the ocean. A large body of the tribe, find ing their means of siibsistaneo getting scanty, moved off through the wood-, and tinally settled at the head of I'ort Discovery, and at Chemakum, I'ort Townsend bay, where they and their descendants formed the present Chem akum tribe. 1 regretted that we had not taken a Chemakum with us from 1 L'ort Townsend, so that the identity of the language could be continued. The Quilleliuyt village is at the mouth of the river, on the little bay behind James's Island. It commands a fine view of the ocean and the headlands and rocky islands of the adjacent coa-t. Howcvatl, the head chief, is a quiet and very friendly Indian, and was of great service to the whites at the time of the wreck of the Southerner. After the passengers had left, a party sent to take charge of the mails consisting of Ma jor John Y. Scwell, F. W.James, Thos. Brackett, and other*, remained several weeks and were treated with the greatest kindness and hospitality. Since that time, there have not more more than two or three white men passed that way. Ours was certainly , the first trading vessel ever there, and 1 the actions of the Indians showed how unaccustomed they were to a stock of goods, but they had but little to trade with and our bargains were soon closed. ! They evinced their kind feelings on | our departure by all coming down to j the beach and bidding us good-bye, a tirocedurc that I never saw Indians do tefore on a like oecasion. | I think this the best location I have , , seen or. the coast for an Indian agency, | far preferable to Quenaiult-. Th« river, admits vessels of a size quite sufficient i for the purposes of the Indian depart | ment, and there is plenty of wooj, fresh ; water, and excellent land. I We left Quenaiult river on the even (ing of the 2d, bound to Nceah Bay. It ( was dead calm during the night, and at daylight we found ourselves almost, down to Destruction Inland. 20 miles south. I notice this fact, for. during the winter months, the current aloug the coast from Columbia to Cape Flat* ten* sets north. Calms and head winds continuing, we did not reach the Cape till the af ternoon of the 4th, wbeu taking a squall from the south-west, we ran through the passage between Tatoocbe Inland and the main land. The tide was run ning ebb. and the breeze raised a heavy chopping eea, and just as we were in the wont of it, oar tiller broke. Itr. Rose, the mate, who bad bold of it, ! eame near being knocked overboard. Fortunately there was a spare tiller in vessel, which was soon shipped and the' schooner pot on her course. But a few minutes more delay would hare plied the little tiarmk Mitotan among the roolca

of Tatoocbe Island, where Mr cruises would hate oome to an end. We met with no farther eceidbnt, however, hpt anchored safely w JTeeab BaJv-*beo. after making a new tiller, we Itarted; for a visit to Capt. Stump'* mill at Al berni, Vancouver Ldand, a narrative of which will form the subject of mjr next communication. JAMES G. SWAM. Doettieks ia Washiagtea. Washington city lies* in AH angle of the Potomac, ana Potomac's eastern brunch. Exactly like a spider-web in tiie corner of a rail feuce; tl.e whole |ilan of the town U exactly like that of a tpiJer-wob; the Capitol building is the fa* old spider in 'lie middle, and nil the oilier houses are huge flies that have got into the web and can't got out. The whole country round is dotted with little white tents, as thick as if there had been a snowstorm that hadn't melted away yet; or as if some one of the huge old heathen god*, before toss- j ing oil' an ocean ot bcerat one tremeu-, dons gulp, had blown the froth ail over the surrounding country. Xohody, in ordinary times, lives at Washington ; folks only Btay here, and talk ; when Congress goes away, everv- j body goes with it.; just as if everybody j thought he was a Congress. The pub lic buildings are taken down and put! away, and the people have to pay stor-! age. When Congress is gone, there isn't any city lierc; nothing but a patch of ground, covered with empty cham pagne and boor bottles; and with pie ces of piper, which are bills that didn't pay; and with red tape—as if the i whole place had been seeded down ! with these interesting articles, in the j hope that they would grow up into a| splendid crop. Washington, just now, however, is [ lull of military men—soldiers, and such i gaudy animals. As to officers, I sup pose there must be at least thirty offi cers to every soldier. In fact, I think ! there are a million officers at Willurd's Hotel every day; and I understand that there are as many as a hundred soldiers in the different camps about; j but thesoldiersdon't come to Willard's nunh; I suppose they don't know Willard. You can't migrate a rod without running over n few colonels, or knock in;; down a major or so. This morn ing I stepped on the too of a lieutenant; and as L turned to apologize, I rammed one ofniy elbows into the stomach of a general, and the other into the eye of a captain, who tumbled over a little knot of lieutenant-colonels, who fell in a blue and gold heap, dragging down with them some ensigns and a major general of division. Saw I had done mischief, and turned round to run, when I tangled my feet in the swords of a couple of other generals, which pitched me head first into the ribs of another gcnctu!, who also foil down, tripping up in his fall two or three oth er generals. I expected to have a guard of generals sent after me, with a park of artillery or two, to put me in the guardhouse; quite the contrary; they thought from the way I knocked people about, that I was certainly com mander-in-chief; so some of tho gen erals picked me up, and they all touched their huts. Tuis touching of the hat is a great institution —but everybody does it—l do it. When I lirst came hero I saw everybody giving the military salute to [ cveroody else. So I began to do the military; I touched my hat to every , body ; my arm kent going up and down like a pump-hnwile; I pumped away for -a week, ami my arm got so lame tli.»t I liegan to fear amputation. Then I conceived the idea of doing the mili tary salute with my foot; thought it would be very effective, especially if a man wore a patent leather boot and gilt fcpur; practiced it two days in my room, and then did it in the Ftreet to a {general; be thought I meant to insult lim, and he threatened guard house ; when he mentioned guard-house, I went away; I dou't like in say I ran— but I went away, and the time w«« good. Then I studied into the philoeophj of the military pump-hsndle-aalute bou nces; concluded I wouldn't pump-han dle to any body under a genera'. I bad hitherto been especially careful to pump-handle to gentlemen with stripes on their arms. I thought they were major-generals. Xow I know tha wh"le mystery of it, and Til tall. There are three sisss of gauerals : Brigadier generals, with one stir on the ehoulder; major-general*, with two stars on the shoulder; and generate of division, with three dittos on ditto. I now pump-handle to single-barrelled generals, and to double-barreled gen erals, and totLo high-pressure gener**. with three start; Dut no lisilow that hasn't at least one star on hie »hnulder strap aatr gala Mgr oiarafnf'lMadh ootofoe. I bed heard so mneh talk about the relwl* attacking Wellington, that I r<»t nervous about it, and for a tew day* flew tti anna (j»ut «>n my boots and got ready to travel J about twenty-one time* a dar. For instance, early one morning I heard a tremendous cannon ading—flew to anns in a big autre— cannonade proved to be a ruuawfcy army wagon lumbering along on the side-Walk—went and saw Willard, and got my scare off. Heard a tremendous • latter of mus ketry—flew to anno —scare as *»efore— this musketry proved to bo chamlter maids smashing crockery accidentally. Saw Willard and whipped scare as be fore. Heard tremendous charge of cavalry—flew to arms—scare, as form erly. Cavalry charge was a small ne gro on a small mule. Saw Willard, etc • And so, for several days, I was contin ually flowing to arms. | Willard is very popular— Willard is a man—in fact, three or four men. Willard keeps histhreeorfourselves be hind a counter, and Willard keeps a 1 lor.p row of bottles behind him—Wil [ laru has a great deal of with the \ bottles, and the officers have a great 1 deal of business with Willard. In fact the more officer a man is, the more he doesn't do anything but have business with Willard. People have an idea that it is an officer's business to tight—not u bit of it— officers don't tight— men tight , —officers look pretty, and have busi ; with Willard. Do you know Scare ? I suppose not. Well a great many fellows do. When Scare gets hold of a fellow, that fellow immediately sets Whisky to whip him Whisky and Scare liuve a constant light, and Scare always gets the worst of it. When you £0e a fellow talking loud, and spoiling for a fight, and wish ing the enemy would attack us, so that ho might have a chance to do such tremendous deeds of valor as the world never saw, you may set it down as a sure thing that Whisky and Scare have been having another turn, and that Scare has got another licking. Asa general rule, the fellows who don't know Scare are not much acquainted with Whisky. I must stop now, for I see my friend —a double-barreled general; I must go down and pump-handle to liitn, and then, I presume, we shall have a little business with Willard. Confidentially, DOESTICKS, P. B. NATIONAL PEACE-MAKERS. —Since the son of Nimrod tirst clad in brass the 1 subjects of liis realm, nnd marshaled them in hostile front beside the Ku [ihrutes, never lia9 there been a war, lowever just, however necessary, how ' ever unavoidable, but the men who ; have *onc to battle have been followed by the groans of a " peace party." I T liei-e was such a party in 1770, in 1812 | and in 1846, and it would be strange were we without one in 1861. It has been the custom of these peacemakers, either to openly oppose every war of their time, or sneukingly do by abus ing the poworby which "it was prosecu ted. The latter is the cowardly game of the Northern anti-coercionists of to-day. They dare not boldly express the sym pathy they reaHy feel for the rebels, but adopt the safer method of villilyitigr. the Administration engaged in warring with treason. During the Revolution, when the patriot heart was faintest, peaeemakfrs attempted an end tn the struggle by taking tilt command <»f the armies from Washington and en trusting it to a hotspur. The design tailed. In 1612 the peacemakers were equally active in their opposition to the Administration and its General*, but the struggle was terminated with hon or to the nation, nevertheless. At the , conclusion uf the war with Mexico, the ' clamors of the people sent 8c»t! home under arrest, but public oaiaimi libera-1 ted and crowned him with Triumph on his arrival there, and no one named the fialt with which be was charged. 1W it not beau for kit teniae. artiieli the I opposition prase insult ever;, time they augur disaster to the Federal caaae au- > trjsted to it bj the Administration, not' one of the eleveu tboaeand men who left Vera Cnu would hare returned to it alive, an wall did a ftawisfit Cabi iiat aeonwd the pbaa of the aommaml sr-iaChiet-& /■ Mrr. A persna threw the head o| a goose on the tiut at the BaiviUe The-, aire. Cnrto, advancing to tlia firwet; •aid. M Oent letaen, if any amongst you has lost his head, do not be un ea»y. (* I will nnw it at aanpla* NOU of tha paHbni tnoa.** flOPThoa. Franois liaabai kiti been made a Brigadier Q—to jfcej Meagher oi the If. Y. Wth. Sleep m the working-man MempliMt icullj nature'* sweet retfimr, re-in rig oruti ug the physical system, and k**p« ing op that low of lite mid «pirit« which are neccMnry to the performance of the arduons dulies of a.-tive life. A com* fortable bed, aa we are all aware, est ducce greaUy to one* rest Ou this subject a recent writer any* t Of the eight pound* which a man eats and drinks in a d*y, it it thought that not leu than five pounds leave the body through the skin. And of thee* fire pounds considerable per centage escapes dating the night while lie is in bed. Tbe larger part of lliia is water, but in addi'iou there is much effete and poisonous mutter. This, be ing in great part gaseous in form, pen. etrutes every part of the bed. Titos, all parts of u bed, mattress, blankets, as well as sheets, soon become foul, aul need purification. The mattress needs the renovation quite as much as the sheets. To nllow the sheets to be used without changing or washing, three or six month*, would be regarding as bad housekeeping; but I insist if a th : u sheet can absorb enough of the poisonous excretions of the body to make it unlit for use in a lew days, a thick mattress, which can absorb and retain a thousand times as much of these poisonous excretions, needs to be purified its often us ouua iu thrco months. A sheet can be washed. A mattress cai.not be renovated in this way. In deed, there is no other way of cleans ing a mattress but by steaming of it, or picking it to pieces, and thus in frag ments exposing it to the direct rays of the sun. As these processes are scarce ly practicable with any of the ordinary mattresses, I am decidedly of the opin ion that the good old-fashioned straw bed, which can every three months be changed for fresh straw, and the tick be washed, is the sweetest and healthi est of beds. If in the winter season the porous ness of the straw bed makes it a little uncomfortable, spread over it a com forter, or two woolen blankets, which should be washed as often as every two weeks. With this arrangement, if you wash till the bed coverings as often as onco in two or three wet&s, you will have a delightful healthy bed. Now if you leave the bed to air, with open windows during the day, and not m ike it up tor the night before evening; you will lave added greatly to the sweetness of your rest, and, in conse quence, to the tone of your health. I heartily wish this good change could be everywhere introduced. Only those who have thus attended to this important matter, can judge of its influ ence on the general health and spirits.' ffgy More attention is given in this country to the pedigree of animals than' of human beings, many porsons can.' tell the exact genealogy of a favorite 1 horse for several generations, who d<? not know the maiden names of their own grandmothers. 40* The prizo national liytnn com mittee in New York havo been unable to discover a suitable poem among the wagon load sent in, and have rejected all, and dissolved. BSF Children progress vtiy rapidly —often at a spunking p.km. LATER. —Price commenced an attack on our entrenchment* an Sept. 16. The tight W4« severe all day. Prie» ass iilcd the tmqu bit was repulsed, with «erere Ida The fi/.it wa* re newed by Price on Tqihuj u wuia| bet faebiv. Learaii«om, Sept. tkk.—& iaou of this pluoe who mm at Tarif ton ai the time <4 the eanmader of the Federally states that th* truaai hr»d been 89 boars without water Th rebels ckin In hare S7.MV mas, gaoiaatiuo, had jaiaad bat • day or t«n Iwhw. Our iuturoMot eaaipad la oar ton after the aammder. The traifwiesimi at telegraph uaea Tito li—araatiM * lu iplil Fehrabajllsr eaythak th» eompelW to uriaiia haiaf aC from water. The rebels were aoeosea fally reiHilaad three tfaaas aa the ifch If the I<i* brigade at the plant «f the and had m<4 mater fjaea oot, tin* inald dofUaa hava bald i»- rebeU at her till leiafcaaai , ».• * ♦he leaaia fives. NO. 48.

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