Newspaper of The Washington Standard, October 19, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated October 19, 1861 Page 1
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talmtulan mm Sfoiilaci VOL. I. THE VtlllHTM STAIMI —IS llltlD I'lIT •trr*B»T l«ll!H »Y— --IM!I lILLEI nvirav, Editor and Proprietor. tabarrtpliM Bales: Per Annum - $3 00 " Six Moathf - 2 o'.' IKY AMIABLY IS AUVASCE Adrcrtlilai Bates: On* Sqnare. on* in-ertinn. S3 04 Ea> h additional insertion - 100 Ujsinci* Card*, per quarter 5 «K» \ li)>eral deduction will be made in faror rvf th»e irlio advertise four squares, or upwards. l>_v the year. Notices of birth', marriages uiid deaths in n-r:ed free. fcj" Blanks, Hill Heads, t'arils, Bills of Faro, f'jr -ular-, Catalogues, Pamphlets, 4.C., executed ni reasonable- rates. tzir All communications, whether on business or lor publication should be addressed to the edi iwr of the WASHINGTON STANDARD. OFFICE —In Barnes's Building, corner of Mnin fluil First Streets, near the steamboat landing. Mind Your Own Concerns. Yes, mind your own concerns, my friend, For they are your* alone ; Don't talk about your neighbors faults, Hut strive to mend your own ; What if he does not always lead A truly perfect life; Supposing that he sometimes frets, Or quarrels with his wife, Don't meddle—let him know, my friend, Your'better nature spurns To act the spy on him or his— So, mind your own concerns ! Yes, mind your own concerns, my friend, And presently you'll find That you are fully occupied And have enough to mind. What is't to you if Snooks or Spooks Should weil with I'olly Jones ? Whit is't to you :f Lawyer tirab A plump half-millon owns I The money is not yours my friend, Though golden stores hp earns; So, do not strive to count his wealth, iJut mind vour own concerns ! Yes, mind your nw» concerns, my friend, It were a better plan, Th.in always to be spying out The of brother tiau. Remember that h!1 persons have, Though hidden from the view, Thought* that to them in right belong And not at all to you. And also bear iu mind, my friend, A generous nature worms No secret from a brother's breast, So, mind your own concerns. THE COWARDLY'FIENDTSHNESS OF TIIE REBELS. —Tbe Boston Post, speaking of the battle ot Bull Run, says: But where shall wo find words, in this enlightened age, to reprobate the infamy of theitf conduct, after their suc cess, toward our noble soldiers? Are their soldiers turned butchers? Is their boasted chivalry a mockery? AVIio can read without a thrill of hor ror the loathsome reports of their bru tality ? The wounded are fired ipto while lying mangled on the field—the bleeding soldiers are tied to trees and bayoneted—the weapons of the fallen 6ofdierurc taken from him and plunged into hiin, dead or dying. A Union soldier takes up the wounded rebel, ministers to him a cup of cold water, and the dastard dispatches his benefac tor while in the act! To what depths of barbarism have American soldiers stooped in their treatment of their fel low-citizens ! The blond ofthe wronged nud outraged calls from the ground for redress. Such acts of inhumanity make every man a soldier. Ameri cans! is there one drop of blood in ynnr veins you will not spill in such a cause ? Is there one dollar of treasure yon do not bold in trust for tbe good work ? |y The first gradnate in the first ciaiuiuing class at West Point, recent ly, was a poor Irish boy named Peter O'Rourke, who at tbe age of sixteen years, did not know his letters. This lad bad saved the lives of several per »".s on Lne, wu. s C.Zt °f ?»**• tude, offered bim a considerable amount >f money, which be declined on condi tion that they would secure him an ed ucation. They complied with his re quest, sent bim to school, and after ward secured him a situation at West Point, where lie has just graduated with the high sat honors. ggr A lady asked a gentlemen tbe time of day. He said he kept no watch, and that, in the morning, chan ticleer was his time piece. "I did not know," rqjniacd tbe lady, with a seri ous air, M (IN now, that the fowl was so accurate aerMMMMaeter. 19* In allusion to the proprosition to allow the nadsts a* Weat Point to en ter np>>n active service, • correspond ent inquires whether It would not be " letting alio tbe dogs of war," to turn luoss the West Pbintera. tgf* A «torr it told of a Minnaanta land apeoolaiiva proaabor; be mat into tba Mlplt Mid nn oat Ma tost from M st Paul's apiatla to tho Miaoo- I'S* ajs, section 4, ranga S, " OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, OCTOBER 19,1861. a aura ni m «iiii nwroi, inui in. A'brmi—Copt. Stamp's Mil. It was a very h»ggy rooming, the 9th of Ansrust, when we left onr anchorage at Nteah Bas*—where mjr la«t conuiiu nication Kft U9 just returned from Quil lehuyt,—hut as the tide was running strong ebh and there was a light breeze from the soath-west, we concluded t<» start for C»pL Stump's mill, nt the head of Alberni canal, Barclay Sound. As none of us on board the schooner had ever been to Barclay Sound, it nniy poem we weio rather venturesome in thus running for a strange shore dur ing a thick fog, but we consoled our selves with the fact that the firm dis coverers had to feel their way as it were in the dark, although I question wlieth-, er they commenced their explorations in a fog. Be that as it may, we steered boldly through the mist, rind at 3 p. M. the fog lighting - up a little, we found ourselves close in to the Vancouver Is land shore, and opposite a beautiful water fall, which pours directly from the cliffs above into the waters of the ocean, about midway between Bonilla point and point Beale. At 4p.M. an Indian came along side in a canoe, and gave us direction how to proceed. We then doubled the next headland, which proved to be point Beale, the Southern cape to the entrance of Barclay Sound, and ran into the Sound, where we an chored in three fathoms of water, oft' the Ohiet or Oquiet village. The lat ter word being correct and according to the Indian pronunciation, although the former is used by the Hudson Bay Co. Oquiet village is very prettily lo cated in a orescent shaped cove at tie foot of a high bluff, and effectually pro tected from the winds and waves by means of an immense detached boulder, which form an excellent lee behind which the natives reside during the winter months. Tho village at the time was deserted, the Indians having gone to reside at their summer lodges, many of which are near by the princi pal village. They are mere temporary huts, occupied during the summer months to get rid of fle.tsand lice which infest the winter residences. A you up Scotchman in the employ ! of Mr. Baiitiehl. Indian Agent, came on board and informed us tluit Captain Stamp's schooner Meg Mcrriles was then lying at anchor in a little buy around the next point, and that she WHS bound up to the mill the next morning. We accordingly got under way at 10 A. M. the next dav.and run up the Sound with the ALff Merriles , which was abend and served us as pilot. From point Beale t«» the head ot the Sound the distance is 12 miles. Here we cuter the mouth of Alberui camd, and running up 18 mile* further, we reach Alberui or Snmas, the tnill and town site of C»pt. Stamp's present en terprise. To avoid confusion as to locality, it should be understood that Barclay Sound in laid down on all the old charts as Nittinat Sound. Human is the Indi an name for the land Where the mill stands; hut Gov. Doughin has conclud ed to call the place Alberni. and the narrow strait or river Alberni canal— i these names are adopted by Captain Stamp. Some great convulsion of nature, at a remote period, has rent in twain the ; mountain* of the coast range, causing a j mighty gu|» tbmnirli vhi'/b the deep I Waters °f Alberni canal find a p.l*««gre and torin a communication direct from the ocean into the heart of Vancouver Inland. The scenery, |>aMiing through i the canal is grand.* mountains rising above mountains till lost in clou<la, or where risible, their snowy peaks giving evidence of their great altitude. Their mural sides abnt the waters of the canal, •nd the rocky clrtfc, of which they are composed, scent ncarreto aff»rd footing for a pat. and yet the whole surface, with bat few exception*, is eneered with a dense growth of forest trees, i which have thruat their nxrtsat.d fibre* j into the iuterstioe* ot the rucks and and tbos gained a precarions footing. The growth consists of fir, cedar, pine and hemlock; not of a sis*, however, suitable for mill timber; for no enouer < do the treee at tain-any emMerdilei magnitude than their own weight breaks at their fcebie Jhothnld and ft great land-elide, with its wreck ot shat tered treee below and the bare roaka above, attest the (bet The water of the canal ia very deep, ao4 !n couaeoaepee anchorage feot readily had. escept '•» » f ew nooks nod bends but the liold aides of tbe niiii, and tbe deep water citwe in shore, ena bles vrtteli to nuke but to tbe trees, the only precaution necessary being simply to rig oat boom# or as tenders to keep the vessel from chatting aganst the rocks. In Barclay 6>«»uiid, on the contrary, there are plenty ot fine anchorage )(n)nu«!>, where vessel* can by at anchor secure from any wind. The liundredn of inlands buy* and coves in Barclay Sound afford a choice, of position, IM» that n lee can be ob tained at ull times, let the wind blow; from what direction it may. Allwrni canal, throughout its whole length. will not average half a mile in width. 'I he prevailing winds of tnimmer blow di rectly up from Barclay .Sound, and may be looked upon sis regular trade winds; but they nre head winds coming down, consequently vessels of a large tonnage would find" it veiy difficult to beat down in the narrow passage. This dif ficulty, however, will ho obviated on j ! the arrival ot a powerful tug-boat now on her way out from England, which j is expected to arrive during the month j ot October. She will bo employed to j tow vessels to and from the mills, find l as the whole distance from the ocean to the mills is but thirty miles, the de lay will be nothing compared to the do lay now experienced by vessels bound i to* the mills on Puget Sound. I . i I At 5 P. M. we came to anchor off, Stamp's mill, and I immediately went ashore, where (.-apt. Stamp received me [ i with politeness and hospitality. 1 in- ( i formed him of my desire to visit various ■ points of interest on the island, partic ularly Clyoqnot and Mootka, and had I come for the purpose of ascertaining what regulations would bo necessary to be complied with—although I con sidered it doubtful whether wo could i visit any places further north at this time, as wo had already been absent several weeks—but if we could he per-, 1 miffed to trade with the natives so as > to defray the expenses of the cruise we would still go. Cnpt. Stamp informed me that ho bud no authority to permit us to trade, but that 1 was ut liberty to go what part of the island I chose for the purpose of making collections in ! natural history and to continue mv in- I vestigations relative to the coast tribes, • and he would render me any assistance he could. then gave me a letter of J introduction to Cnpt. Richards of 11. 13. I M. Ihcate, then lying at anchor at Clvo quot, engaged in the coast survey. | (.'apt. Stamp was desirousof going with ; us in the schooner as far as Nootka. to examine a coal vein recently discovered there, a sample of which be shewed us. lie intended to have tal.eu with us Mr. t Baofield, Indian Agent, and the trip would have been exceedingly pleasant to me; but we were anxious to be off j with the morning's ebb, finding wo ' could not arrange to make the excur sion one of profit, so 1 was obliged to defer till some future period my medi tated excursion to Nootka. Wo wero now, Capt. Stamp informed me, within fifteen miles of the centre of Vancouver's Island, that is to say of the distance across. An immenao tract of lo\*el country stretches away to the ; north, containing an inexhaustablc for j est of milling timber. The country | abounds in lakes, two of which, one a I lake 40 miles long by 8 broad, and the other one-half the sice empty by a rapid stream into the head of the canal, : wl.ich here spread* itself out into a b;n\ I | Other rivers and lakes, known to exist, i have never yet .been explored, and it is a singular tact that although the Hud son Bay Company has held undisputed •way over Vancouver's Island the past sixty ye.?r*. yet they never investigated the resource* of the inter**- «nd it lias : I 1..A A- A UA 1 I lieen left to (-Dpt. Htunp ftixl lua wi"?* l ence to make such (iiMnreriet ana ex- 1 ploration*, during tli* oast two rMrt,' that will do more to tdd to the perma nent wealth of the island than anything ' heretofore dnna by the Hudaoit Bajr Company, who, in every enterprise that, won id tend to colonise and imrmvt ft country, have oaed a jiaralyxing influ ence, an itiflnence of the niowt baneful nature, during their occupancy of Wash l ington Territory. The logging e-mps are located on the bunks of the lakes, and so easily do they get their tags to mill that they simply place them in the river, and the swift currant carries them almost with in the booms at Albarni. The only | lahor required is simply to keep them I in the current. [ The mill, which was not wholly onm- ,

pleted is one of the etiongect frame Lnildings I have erer seen. The ma chinery. except the saw-gear, it Kng- i lish, and of the most substantial kind, and ~ben in fa!) operation cec torn i not flftr thousand feet of lumber per day. 1W 4omber that I observed was of UMMR quality, and remarkably well sawed. Most of tbe bauds have l«.*en employed on tbe mills at Puget S<und, consequently their work was much better than could be turned oat by green hands trom England An Eng lish brigantine was loading at tbe mill t<»r Cailao, a'td the schifoner Mtg Me~- ilat was to comnivuce loading tu« next dav for Victoria. The cottages for the workmen are lo cated on a point of land in the rear of the mill, and make a very pretty little village. Capt. Stamp and his sou at present occupy room.* in their ware house, anJ the whole community live in a primitive and truly democratic style. On looking across the bay, I noticed n large barn in the course of erection, and I was informed that it is located on extensive meadows, where a farm has been laid out on a large scale, furnish ing produce for the consumption of the mill people, and a nucleus around which will collect the material for a future village. Capt. Stamp has in contemplation a plan for building near the mill a float ing dock of large dimensions tor re pairing vessels, a design which will be carried into effect next season. Al though at first sight it may appear rather out of the way for vessels need ing repairs to go up to the head of Al herni canal, yet when the powerful steam-tug, now on her way, shall be in readiness to offer her services, the diffi culty of getting up and down the canal will be overcome; and when it is recol lected that at present all vessels at Vic toria or Puget Sound needing extensive 1 repairs have to go to San Francisco, ! the distance of Barclay Sound from either Victoria or Port Townsend will appear but trifling. Capt. Stamp is ahout laying down the keel of a schoon er of 140 tons, to be built this fall and ' winter by Mr. Walker, ship wright, late of Port Townsend. and formerly of Maine and the British Provinces Mr. Walker's well-known reputation lis a skilful workman I have no doubt he will produce a vessel creditable alike to himself and the parties for whom lie is building. I [ regretted my inability to visit tho lakes ami rivers of the interior, and al though invited by Capt. Stamp to re main and examine, the vicinity, it was | ineouvenic.it for nie to prolong my departure. I started on my return on the morn ing of the 11th, and beat down all day, ; arriving ut tbe mouth of the camd at sundown, where we anchored and rc | maincd all night, and finally, after ' working with light breezes, beau winds 1 and calms, we managed to reach Ne?ah Bay on the night of tho 14th. Tho ! room I liavo already occupied in your j columns, with this and my former com ! munications, precludes my making any I comments on what I have seen during J tho cruise. I simply give a narrative, and your readers must draw their own ; inferences. I will, however, at some future time mako up from tnynote -1 book such incidents as will be of inter | est to your readers and forward theui | to yon for publication. I JAMES 0. SWAN. jgflT A memorandum has been fonnd in a bottle at the Hebrides, north of Scotland, solving the fate ot the steam shin Pacific, which WHS lost about three years «•*»• The memorandum states that, at the time it eis wiin«n, the ship was sum.puded by tceh*f*s and going down. This n» J'tvlslly only memento of the lost steamer that j will ever reach us as every soul on \ board mast have perished with her. { Wrj'-tn of the Umrro Stats*.— Ti'.J wealth ."*? the monfiy ha« mora than <l«»nhleo In J*"*. In 1850 it waa m\mmt |7.OO©,OUU,?<W; now * »• $16,000,000,000. Hurt nwk« man wnmin and child—tr«»rfh ovcf $6 apiaee. Hand over oar shart! | i I 1 I i I < tjf* An old doctor said that people who were pmroirt in their payments always recovered from their sickneaa, as they were good co«tomef*, and phy sicians e>rtild not afford to bias them. A good bint and a sensible doctor. Dvform or M**wtm-A« in mate of a mad-boaet being asked what brought him there, replied: 44 A mere quibble of words, sir. I said was mad, and evsiybody said I was, and tbe mitfurity earned It." WV "Shall I liaee yo®r handT said an esqaieite tn a belie, as the dance waa abaat to commence. * With all my heart," waa the soft response IMMI Haul VNNI What an agnny for peace has lately i seised all the tdrooiH for fiacenaion ! War ie very horrible. Let'* have peace; by all let's have peace. Hoar seain as new ooarects become! They outstrip old professor. When one looks over their past record, hoar changed and indeed, hoar iocoueiateat with preee:it practice. Peace, indeed! The whole country except themeelvas, «« at peace. When they were arming, drilling, eeis- j ing fort*, arras, and tnoi.ey from the Federal Government, it forbore. Thev deliberately chose to take the mad to w ar, and found hard Work to provoke it. Itseemed us :f their chance* f. >r war would be removed, greatly to their dis appointment and disgust. Rather than tail they gathered seven or eight thous and men, and erected batteries to at tack MII unresisting foe of only sixty or seventy. They couldn't even wait n day or two, to starve out a gallant com mander and but a handful of men. They poured upon him a deluge of tire; so eager were they for war. Then u I high official boasted and threatened that the Confederate flag should wave over the Capitol ot the United States, that then stood undefended. If these Con federates wanted peace, they had it; nay, it cost them great labor and skill to break the peace. Indeed, peace would have been the death of all their cher ished purposes. ! Their very vitality required that blood should be shed, and they had hard work to shed blood. Their allies here, who ore now frantic for peace, ; and almost read}' to faint over the ca lamities ot war, did all their skill and industry could do to plunge Kentucky into the war. Had their counsels been followed, every one sees that Kentucky soil would now be covered with hostile armies. But now they are for peace, peace! llave they cot converted? Wo should be rejoiced to think they | had: but they are too willing. The Scripture must befullfilled; " lie that taketh the sword, shall perish by the sword." They have taken the sword and must take thoconseqiieiices. They can't blame us. Wo warned them early and late. They have raised a j I storm they cannot allay. Wo would command the peace if we could ; but we should not be heeded now. War like an epidemic, will run its course. Let those who provoked it, who en traced in what they and all the world i knew would produce it, not fcet thein -1 selves up now to cry for peace I When men prepare means «;r plung ing into war, with a full understanding of the result, let them not try to shock other people with calamities of war. They needn't assume that they only have a right to fight, kill, and rob; but think it is awfully criminal in others to do so. If these irrepressibles wont to pet any iredit for sincerity, let them keep quiet about peace. The inconsistency is too glaring, and the zeal too new bom; it is .too fresh and refreshing. Let them lay down their arms, go home, 1 and live us their fathers, and they will have peace. Nothing is easier; und if they can't do that for peace, let thern not say they want peace when they re fuse it on such easy terms. They want peace, however, and the fat office* they have provided for themselves a The visions of lofty honor they have invert ed, they fear is likely to ©net to much, and what la w«nae, to &II together. They begin to fear that perhap* they 1 can't light enough to succeed—that the other side may tight two much and too long.— JsmwUe JJmocrmL Ihtih.it so Loxata —• ! Kentucky is virtually arrayed 0:1 the ■ side of tlie Union by the late action of her Legislature, which anthnrises Gen. Andemni to raiae as many men a* he pianee* to drive the Tennessee fmrs from the State. The lait«-r had been onlcr*J to witlidraw, hat foiled to do eo, , and iH>vir "OU £s:::»*ek" w g"«ng to . eee what #he can do ia the way «»f ewer ' don. Thl« will give an imrsaied is- j petus and influence to the o«nm men of tlx we States which have been "on the fence" in retard to this whole Dia : anion movement, as well as those whieii committed themselves with re luctance to the exam pie of South Caro lina.* We tract that era long even Tenneasee wilt become aware of the false and uoprufltaUe position she neea* pies, and resume bar allegiance in time to prsaarrs Iter reputation and save herself from the inevitable emaa qusai-es of rebellion. o»Jsff Dark, in a lueesage to the the rebel Congress, makfc his lose 540 by the battle of Ball ftuu. Some Mexican j<«nuluta, ajm tin Mmmuri has duuiiaiai tkalUca. BmwpH, of tlx ate imy, ii notbiug mure UMM igraad mmi of owe BurafillM, ! budit «f rb« Citrn Mad re MouuUiu*. Baitfdiw WkS an enterprising;, welt-to-do rJbbar, who wandered and tluhcd about among | the patM and by-nied* of bis native land, until one day be laid down end died, deeply regretted by a la rye circle of subordinate cut-throats. bach was ' the prominence of this talented and in fluential big villain, that when he shuf fled off the mortal coil, his company incontinent*! ly became demoralized and disbanded. A son of the old gen tleman, packing up the bulk of his fathers possessions, cut stick and emi grated to New Orleans, where he pur chased a couple of large plantation*, and, marrying a lady of good genealo gy, was immediately received, of conrso into the first society. One of his es tates he called Toutant and the other Beauregard, which latter, we presume, is the French for Boregullio. Bore gal lio, Jr., seems to have settled down into the hest respectability, devoting business hours to agriculture, and his leisure to the allurements of domestic life, lie rased a good deal of sugar and several sons, the fourth one of the latter—so runs the story—being the identical Peter G. Toutant de Beau re- I gard, of whom the world has lately 1 heard so much. In 1831 or 1832 the rich planter secured the admission of this son into the Military Academy af : West Point under the name of Pierre G. Toutant de Beauregard—Toutant of Beauregard—and hence the proposition, as the geometricians say. We think the Mexican journalist who gives these items concerning Qen. Beauregard's pedigree, tias kept a pret ty strict watch upon the family, and has followed Boregallio Jr.. (whom tho | Mexican authorities could never find out anything uhout while he was in i Mexico,) with a vigilance that soeins to have presaged that something would come of him. And we don't perceive anything very striking i*i tho develop ! ment anyhow. The public view Gen. . Beauregard as a fighting man, a shrewd, cunning and able commander, and we don't exactly see whv he cannot be nil this, even if his grandfather teas a ban dit. And besides, we don't believe in visiting ihi sins of anybody upon tiio third and fourth generations. Although only the descendant of a bandit, he cau claim pre-eminence in treason. I Tax REAL TRAITORS.— Much is said Jof late U!a:'H the traitors who have brought existing troubles on the coun try and a good deal is said, by way of dispute , as to who they are. Portions of tliem live on both sides of Mason and Dixon's line. But the real traitors who are responsible for the disruption of the American Union, and the present civil war threatening such fearful consequent ces, are Yancey, Rhett, Toombs, Pryor, Davis, Keitt, Iverson, Wise, Meson, Wigfall, and Breckinridge, end Lane, who let themselves to their miserable purposes. If there are any men in this country who doserve the doom of traitors, they are these authors of on~ national calamities. And if this ' _* continues from three to fi<;« we believe it will, they r. ill be, -hfcTi to flue their county ; a avoid a traitor's reward. They We mteJi a;»d deceived the sootbera people *.« ruin of the coon try. I« •waetnni j, | —popular vengeance will seek them Sir punishment. When end amf- I taring iwrrnde the Sooth, aa it earn!* will; when the innocent people enr «at ! under the i«rtlen nf taxes and debt which tliis war will f.aree aimn them, then wHI e«t the the day <? rmtim , ing *«e the veal traitors the ailitid dsMSfr MM ski APE the auroms af the asfi—s ealaaritr. T« avoid (Ms duMM, those MS will asake eapH» aan eC»rt s Mosrvr the as Ik* fold «f kittle, ami the* prevent the roaeritKi which pw aiai their nris. I Bat they cuwat seeds the emealsHl itr to Gh«d, and tn an nirsfad paasls. AIM! If the arareoetiiiaee three TALSE tbe'msm are have iismed. and other earaller lyM* will be ftu(tt««s loft*, eigu ouantrias Wmtmmj Jena) Why. I !U.ft. ta. u wbicil jam art enlnrrd. ** Tir»»—r, •nd <Mip - NO. 49.

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