Newspaper of The Washington Standard, October 19, 1861, Page 2

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated October 19, 1861 Page 2
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TIEViISIIHTIV ST.tM.tBI SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1861. Tfct I Wall Is PrtwnH. Sympathetic Chords. A few weeks since the /'. 8. Jlrrald contained a mild editorial denunciatory of the recession tendencies of the Port land Adctrliser. The Ibrcld went on to say that it "could not join the hue and cry against the AdctrUscr as a se cession sheet, and tihiie it professed to believe that the editor of that journal was certainly ver. naughty, that he was at heart a loyal citizen and not at all identified with the interests of Jeffdoni. It is inexplicable to us how a man can entertain sentiments dissimilar to those which he continually advances, and it certainly appears marvelous that the Adnrti.Hr man should be guided by a rt range fatality which should impel him to glean from treason journals par agraphs and extracts the exact reverse ™f his own sentiments. It is also a mat tor we cannot explain to our satisfaction that the Advertiser should oppose every , measure of the Administration for the suppression of rebellion, and not he, at least, a secession newspaper. Away with such palpable contradie- j tions. We believe in calling things by | their proper terms, without mincing j words to spare the feelings of those who merit but dislike the name of traitor. If any man can read one number of the Adccrtiscr without pronouncing the ed itor as rank a disunionist (we use a mild term) as words can make him, he is him self either a knave or a fool. With the enemy within three miles of Washing ton — with the rebel hosts anxious to pillage our cities, slaughter our citizens, and sacrifice those who render home ■attractive, —-hear what this " Union wan ■at heart " says: "We have every reason to invoke Divine interposition to stay the hand of Lincoln, paralyze his efforts, and thus put a stop to unnatural, intestine war that IIE IIAS INAUGURATED AXD CAR RIED ON"! And this man tho Herald considers a "Union man at heart"! A man who blasphemously invokes Di vine aid to paralyze the efforts of the President in performing his sworn duty -of defending our noble government -against a conspiracy of perjurors, pirates and thieves, a Union man ! A man so ; destitute of shame that lie can publish the lie that the present Administration Inaugurated the war, a Union man! God forbid! We believe the llerald man must have known better, but in fluenced by an attempt at moderation, has entirely overshot the mark. Either Ihis must be true, or the unwelcome conviction forced upon us that that ed itor is but striving to shield the Adver tiser from the rage of an outraged peo ple, thus verifying the adage—"A fellow-feeling makes him wondrous kind." PLEASED. —The " Poesy" Press cx -11116111 and is exceeding glad, for it hath awakened ye slumbering enterprise of ye people, who in the distance perceive the vague glimmerings of a new El Dorado. Verily, wonders will never cease. A few weeks since our cotem porary 14 astonished the natives" by n chapter on Indian morality, now be does the " leading" business in a new enterprise. " Put some men on horse back aud they'll ride to the d 1." So"* We learn from the Victoria Press that the steamer Wilson O. Hunt, left on Bunday morning last for As toria, where she will be laid up fur a short time to repair before bciug placed on the Portland and Dalles route. Dirnup.—We regret that we are again compelled to defer Mr. Tiltou's letter, also one from a Colville corres pondent. The crowded appearance of our columns renders an apology unnec essary. ttg m Late Honolulu papers state that Col. T. J. Dryer, American Consul at the Sandwich Islands, is lying danger ously ill. tST The steamer Eiua Anderson Capt. Fleming, will leave this place tor Victoria every Tuesday uutil farther uotice. IB- The bark SamuM Merrill re cently sailed from Oak Point, with a cargo of 58,000 feet of lumber. THANKS —To Purser Finch, of the Rteamer Enterprise, tor newspaper favors. The Overt Act" Those who have not re*J the Port land Advertiser will perhaps be sur prised to Imru how openly it ndvoeatea treason, and that too in the heart of a loyal, patriotic community. It not only is the especial advocate of the in terest* of Jefldom in Oregou, bat it is absolutely aiding Southern traitors in defyiug the Government. It will be remembered that about two months ago, all written intercourse between the loyal State* and Secessia was interdict ed by proclamation, as follows : POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT, August 24, I*ol. The President of the I'nited States directs that his proclamation of the 16th im>tant, interdicting commercial inter course with the uncalled Confederate States, bhall be applied to o>rre«|M>ii dence with th'»*e State*, and has de volved upon this Department the en forcement of t>o much of this interdict as relates to mu-h correspondence. The officers and agent* of this Department will, therefore, without further instruc tions. lose no time in putting an end to written intercourse with those States, by causing the arrest of any express agent or other |>erson who shall, after the promulgation of this order, receive letters to lie carried to or Irom those States, and will seize all such letters aud forward them to this Department. M. Hi. AIR, Postmaster General. Right in the face of this interdiction, the Advertiser has the nerve to pub lish in its advertising columns the card of one M. D. Whiteside, a rebel, who proposes to carry letters between the loyal and seceded States, for fifteen cents each, in utter defiance of the above proclamation. The Constitution de fines treason to be—"in levying war against the United States, or in adher ing to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort." Js not the Advertiser giving aid to the enemy, in the broadest sense of the term'! ,| t . LEGISLATURE OK CALIFORNIA.— From the Red JJluft'//t(/r/j(H(/<'/i< wo learn that the Legislative Assembly of California will be composed nearly as follows: Senate—Republicans, 14; Union Dem ocrats, 18; Secessionists, 10. In the House—Republicans, 48; Union Dem ocrats, 22; Secessionists, 10. It will bo perceived that the Republicans have a majority of 12 on a joint ballot. figf The Silver Age says, according to popular estimate, the rebels must have at least 250,000 men under arms. This is one soldier for every twenty in habitants, and without full pay, it would take $500,000 per day, §15,0*00,000 per mouth, 0r5180,000,000 annually to pay expenses. BST* A private in Capt. Black's com pany, at Fort Vancouver, committed suicide on Suuday last, by shooting himself with a musket. On the Even ing of the same day a bugler belonging to the same company accidentally shot himself while returning from a hunting excursion. BETTER TIMES.— The Oregonian says " There is not a mechanic or laborer idle, at present, in Portland." Tho surplus population have gone to the mines and are making their "pile," giving those who stay behind a chance to do likewise at home. The Oregon Statesman says a farmer iu Lane county Ogn., set out about 0,000 plants oftobacco last spring, aud says it has yielded very well, lie thiuks it will thrive nearly as well in Oregon as in Missouri. f&* The l'ortlai.d Time# rays that Judge Wycbe, of Vancouver, t»w>k hit departure uu Monday, for Walla Walla, where he has gone to bold a term of the United State* District Court for that district. DROWNED. —The steward of the steamer L'otrliU fell overboard and was druwned near Portland on Tuesday last. A search was nuidc, but he could not be found. Rni tMD.—A. Frankel, Esq., mer chant of this place, returned from San Francisco on Sunday evening, whither he had been to purchase winter mer chandise. EX roar.—The Portland Times says that a steam en,(ine is to be placed in the wharf store-house at St. Helena for sharing staves for the California market G0» Oregon apples are selling in 8M Francisco at from 2 to 8 ceuts per pound, and pears at from 8 to 9 cents. 19* The AUa says that there ia a heavy crop of cotton growing in Tulare Valley, California. 10* Daniel 8. Dickinson heads the Union ticket of New York for Gover nor. DntkafCiptltiplM. A Portland correspondent furnishes us the following account of the death of Capt. Geo. W. Staples, which oc curred in Portland on tta 12th inat.:— Oor usually quiet town was thrown into a state of excitement on Friday last by the tragical end of Capt. Btaplea, of the steamer Pacific. He was shot by a man uained F. Patterson, a gam bler, from Yreka. There are various stories iu circulstion as to the origin of the difficulty which led to thesbooting, in all of which the law seemed to be on the hide of Patterson. The following are the circumstances, as 1 get them : Capt. S. had just leccived an a|ipoint ment as commodore iu the U. S. Jfcavv, and intended to resign his position as captain of the Pactfic, and euter imme diately upon the duties of his new office. The present was to have been his last trip to Portland. Senator Xesmith was to leave upon the steamer with hitu, for Washington. Their friends had just tired them a salute—Xesuiith a national salute of thirteen guns, and Staples a commodore's salute of seven guns. Tins occurred on Thursday night, about eleven o'clock, at which time the Parifir was to have sailed. After the tiring, I lie parties repaired to a saloon, where thev remained till u • late hour, and, of course, become more or loss under the influence of liquor. While they were drinking, Patterson caiuc in, when one of the party asked him to " come and take a drink for the Union." Patterson, it seems, enter tains secession sentiments, and so ex pressed himself, declining the invitation to drink in no friendly terms. This led to words, and I believe to blows be tween him atid the person who invited him to drink. They were separated, and the bar-keeper succeeded in get ting Patterson out of the baek door, when he went to his hotel—tho " Pio neer." Capt. S. and his friends went off to the steamer; but unfortunately, they concluded to return to the saloon to get another drink. Returning, they found the saloon closed, and went to the 44 Pioneer." They tound Patterson there, and the difficulty was renewed. They wished him to fight, which he do dined, saying that lie never courted difficulty, but 44 when he fought he did so to whip, and took all the advanta ges." lie escaped from the company and got up stairs, when they proposed to follow him. He warned them not to do so, saying if tLey did he would shoot the man who attempted it. They started and he fired, but no one was in jured. Several shots were then find at him. After this, the crowd drew baek a moment, and began to consult about arresting him—a thing, of course, they had no legal power to do; and all spemcd afraid to attempt it. Finally Capt. Staples volunteered to arrest him, and in the face of Patterson's threat that lie would shoot the first man who should attempt to aseend tho stairs, Staples started up, when a ball from Patterson's pistol entered his ab domen, and ranging downward lodged in his thigh. Other shots were fired, —in all eighteen, eleven of which were fired by Patterson, who had two pis tols, —but no further damage was done other tliau the perforation of'he doors and walla of the hotel. Patterson was up stairs iu the dark, while the party below had lights. Medical aid was at. once summoned to Staples, and his wound wa« pronounced mortad. The shooting occurred about two o'- clock on Friday morning, and Capt. S. died about one o'clock on Saturday morning. lie was buried on Sunday by the Masonic fraternity, and one of the largmt funeral processions I hare ever seen in the city followed his re main* to the grave. Patteraon was arretted by Sheriff Starr, and i« now in jail, awaiting an examination on Friday, 18tb iiut The cause of tliii tad affair may be MI ruined up, as such occurrences usually are, in the one word Wkiskg. The Afljlf wiled on Satardav last, in charge of the int o&cer. We adnae those desirous of se lecting fruit trees from the largest *e sortment and hart varieties in the Ter ritory to purchase of Uangtoff Moalie 4 Co. Their stock also embraces a variety of ahrvbbety and ornamental trees, all of which will be sold for cash or country produce. FOOD. —The remains of Mr. Wiley, freight clerk of Nevada, have been fonud in the harbor at Victoria. Ha disappeared from the steamer about • mouth since, sines which time his fate had been a mystery. He undoubt edly fell overboard accidentally. have frequent shoneis "TnTsas It. h«ftlli>nftiTimri« hm OLTMFU, Oct Bth, 1861. Earroa SUVMU Tha Victoria Prmt comea to aa this morning over flowing with "crocodile tears" orar the "devastating effect of the .Ameri can troubles on the commeret of tha world," and manifesta a williagnaas la ' step in and " take a hand," and bring 1 44 thin unholy war" to an end by ac knowledging the "rebel States." j The philanthropist will certain Ij re j reive this freah and uulookcd for man ifestation of British humanity with much joy, and as Adam Clarke and other learned commentators liave ex -I«re»sed a IIOM that eren Judas may lave obainod mercy, if so, the British government may now " cease to do

evil, and learn to do well." ller con version must have been very abrupt and at tutklen as that of St. Paul, aanp t<> a very recent date she treated her own " rebel*" in India in the merciful way of blowing them in whole platoons from the mouth of the cannon, and the page of her history is stained to this day by the humane judgments of hang ing. cutting down alive, quartering and " nifiinj: the ashe* to the wind" t»i such of her subjects as may "rebel" against the authority ot her gracious Majesty the Queen ; and no longer ago than 1848, thit* sublime sentence was passed upon Win. Smith O'Brien, a member of the imperial Parliament of Great Britain for rebelling against such authority. | Numerous such cases might he quoted to show the merciful humanity of the British government, even whert the subject was guilty of no other crime but of worshiping God in uniem with holiest conviction. This Grub, street editor nearly loses himself in the ' sublimity and power of the vast forces of his government "which covers our waters and darkens our land," and log ically- concludes that "coining events casts their shadows before," ana Uncle Sam will hasten "yet on prayingground" to " make his callingand election sure," and " save his bacon" by making n dis honorable peace at any price. Now, my Grub-street friend, do not lay this foolish "flattering unction to your soul," for though Palmerston and Rus sell, the pets of the "cotton lords" of Manchester, would gladly ''mediate" in these our troubles,yet they no doubt have learned that "prudence is the better part of valor," and they will un doubtedly prefer to be " live cowards, than dead heroes." Having occupied a "position" in British America from 'sl to 'st», and associating with the "ar dent spirits" of the colonies, I am free to "guess" that the British government! anticipates some " fish to fry" in the j colonies of British America before long. It has been the practice of the Brit ish government, from time immemorial to send imperial olKcers to rule in the . colonies, and they have been honored by some of the vilest sots and libertines that ever disgraced mankind, many of whom never witnessed a "a sober sun down" during their sojourn among the " loyal subjects," and we djd witness the exit ot one "excellent" put on board of a timber ship outside the " block-house" to save him from his creditors and "tillicums." The Howes, Youngs, Chandlers, Havilands, and Macdonalds, do not relish their own | " masterly inactivity" it) the«e d::ys of "manifest destiny," especially when yearly they are witnesses of their sci'ool-mates and neighbors "over the border" snaring to places of emolument and honor. I The "Reciprocity Treaty" of's2 has done much to assimilate the manners and social habits of the British Ameri-1 cans with our northern people. We' were acquainted with some six " native Americans," serving in tho parliaments of British America during our so journ there. Socially, marriages and inter-marriage have been very nnmer-1 ous, and vearly "expanding." The commercial ties that bind the two peo ple is immense and immutable, from which your readers may learn that the best feelings now exists between the i people of British America and ours. So let the *«» >d, loyal, (Juion, liberty loving citiaeus of the Uuited States' take fresh courage and b* " exceeding glad," for we have uothing to care or tear from the British government, aa she has now, as she ever has, mors than she can attend to at horae. If, however, she sb«?a!u be foolish enough to M take a hand," then Canada becomes one of as, of her owu 44 good will and accord." Then— " ll* p«*i mp Ones cMtraru Mr pwm, -JOB LaxZ" MTD. If AIL. C» A»« B. —Owing to the new I steamer bringing the mail from Olvra piaion Monday* and Tburaday, Messrs. Winsor 4 Laman, with the consent of the new postmaster at (Xympta, have changed their stage days to Monday, | Thursday and Saturday from Steila coom, and Wednesday, Friday and, Sunday from Olympia. If Mr Wil liams will have the kindness to send the mail down on tscft of the three days named, we shall benesfi*th hare Ave mails aweek, iustand of only two, aa_ heretofore. This is a guod deal gained, and we art truly grateful for it to all who have contributed to bring it about.— P. 8, Bm&L j The Agricultural Buriaty of Or agon numbers over 1,000 ■w!m» TAT— NAM M ATLAVRC M Tuu,Oat ML— FMJ atvM at Rabj valhf at It o'clock ysotecday •on" 1 *- _ . _ GUM, Scot MIL Oft Stewert, with Tt CtnifT, to-djiy, CMonicni 40 robots Caealry at LMM C Bead, whom they pieced into JcC Tboiap coo'c camp at Belmont Fucr rebels worn killed, flee captured, cod rncnr woaedod. The remainder ccccped. No Federate were injured. Jerreason Cmr, Mo., Sept SB.—A epecial dispatch to the If issoari Demo crat says, Oca. Seigle arrived early this murmur, and ha* gone forward by Railroad wim hie forcer The intormali«»n ie now, that Me- CclUmgh hm formed c jo net ion with Priee, between Warreneberg and i Geoiyetown. Their forem ere now 10,000 men. The rebele heve not got the money from the Lexington Bank ae reported. | It was safely secured before the fight. WASHIKOTON, Sept. 98th.—The ad veuce movement, yesterday, ie regard ed by the bighest nlilitary authorities, as one of considerable iui|»ortsnce. Our anoy is supplied with excellent forage. The 29th N. Y. regiment went into 1 Centreville, and oocjpied a position within 250 feet of where the rebel bet teries were stationed. The Highland ers iiehavcd with great galantry. Grif fin's battery was worked with great ef fect, and it is believed caused great dis aster iu the enemies camp. The Fust was observed with great propriety, to-dav. A New Yorker who descited from the rebels, at Freestone says the enemy is 10,000 strong, and 30,000 between there and Manassas, and a large num ber uloug the shore to Matthew's. They have plenty of cannon and food. Yesterday a lieutenant from one of our regiments deserted and went, over to the rebels, giving them, it is sup posed full information. The President says no drafting for the army will be resorted to until the Eastern States furnish their full quota of the 500,000 men. A special from Washington says, the rebels appeared in force on the Po tomac, opposite Great Fall, to-day, and , opened hre with a battery of six pieces, j on McClcllun's division. Both sides have been reinforced. Our batteries opened und the rebels were dispersed. The rebels took possession of Lewis ton this forenoon. They retreated at- ! ter a skirmish. FART IIKH POINT, October Ist.— The Great Eastern has arrived. The gale | she encountered was a fearful otic. \ Over twenty-five passengers sustained fractures by the tremendous rolling of 1 the ship. The accident is mainly at- 1 tribute*! to the breaking of the rudder. 1 WASHINGTON, October 2d. The Her- ' aid's dispatch says, upon charges made ' by Col. 13luir, Gen. 1? remont II ordered ' to report himself for trial by Court '■ Martial. Gen. Wool, of Fortress Monroe has : been ordered tosupcrscdcGeu. Fremont iu the Department of the West. , Gen. Mansfield left for Fortress Mon- j roe, to supersede Gen. Wool. Capt. Drake Dekay accompanied < Geu. Mansfield, and will coutiuue uu aid. , Gen. Fremont wilt proceed to this j city at his earliest convenience, leaving l j bis farces in command of another, who j, is deemed competent to meet any foe i that Gen. Fremout has been marcbiug ' against. ! The Tribune's dispatch says the num- i her of volunteers now entering the ser vice from loyal States is 5,000 per week. ! WASHINGTON, Oetober 3d.—Upon ru- i mors being prevalent involving milita- < ry charges, it is ascertained upon in- j quiry at the War Department that no order has been issued to Gen. Fremont i to report for trial by Court Martial. It ts true that Mansfield has been ap pointed to command at Fortress Mon roe, but Qen. Wool whom he super sedes, has beeu assigned to no o:ber duty. New Y OKK, Oct 3.—lt is stated here that the rebels iuteud eu immediate ad vauce on Padocah. SACRAMENTO, Oct 9.— The Forest Theatre, which wan burned to a shell some feu days ago, was blown down by the storm yesterday. Several pcrsonc were itynred and two killed. Br. Joan, Sept 17. |t ie thought that the rebels will act lie able to hold Lexington Ivag. A rebel cccat was ceptared near JeAercon City. Was to be shot Bcpt 95th. licCiilloajcti waa wpirtW to ha marohin|[ rapidlr to Ml jaaatfoa with Pnet. H. ia mm- Lesikftoo, with a fares reported at tt»MO nwa, wall aappliad with artilUry. I Tha km mm Mallim'a «4a was IM, oa tha rahai Ma, MO. Irtiwwtri lattaw ly gatwiwi rnmrn bata aftha i, ahow that traitor mtmbmn af that bo4j, kmsadaa alahofaiaaehanafhrtha paa +*«"**» tha ■'• $10,000,000. TteranhwMMi.T copter* TO*, all of wfcj copied tmuMsd iatheu!& htllif, Kc n Bent it acthsncid May IHh, to *- wi|ii lL _ ctodte thcMMocc#thc State. Federals made an advance - lM i Knmney, and drove the caeaiy m atrongout Mcchanicebergoa thelM advancing and rtorming the teaT couaiar the enemy, 1400 strong, ry and cavalry, to ntiunt to the am. talne, 35 killed cad a large ne«W woaiidrd. Our lues is t killed sad is wounded. LcAncrworra, Sept ft Oca. Laae's rommend nreiasd. superior force of rebels at Pippiaargb Mo., rooted them taking all their tee* and 100 priooaera. A force freoi twt Scott defeated c body of rebels, their commander, Matthews, am Croon woo found an order fhra Bee. cCuilough for the enrollment of I*. dianc. WASHINGTON, Sept. H Lowe made a balloon ascension fr* our lines on the morning of the 2Stk. lie was fired upon by the enemy, bet no allots were effective. The number of sick and wounded soldiers in the 6 hospitals iu the l>aa trict of Columbia, is 707. WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. In response to the spirit of Qen. McClellan's order, the rebel Generals are endeavoring to stop their pickets from tiring upon ours. They have two men now under arrest for disobediance of late orders to that effect LEAVENWORTH, Mo., Sept 26. Gcu. Lane has issued a proclamation' to the citizens of Western Missouri, in which, after saying for what purpose he is there, and urging those in arms against the Government to disperse and come to him for protection in person and property, he uses the following lan guage. Should you, however, disre'gard my abvice, steru visitations of war will be me*ed out to rebels and their allies. I shall then be convinced thatyour arm ing for protection is a sham ; and rest assured that traitors, when caught, shall receive a traitor's doom. The cup of mercy has been exhausted. Treason, hereafter will be treated as treason. The massacre of innocent women and children by black-hearted-traitors, late ly, in burning the bridges ou the Han nibal and St. Joseph railroad, satisfies us that a traitor will perpetrate crimes which devils would shudder to commit They shall be blotted from existence, and seut to that hell which yawns for their reception. The two roads ore open to you, people of Western Mis souri. Choose ye between them ; the one leads yon to peace and pleuty, the other to destruction. SPECIAL. NOTICES. Rellgtyus Notices. Rev. R. J. EVANS will preacb in the District School ilouic on the first, second, anil fourth .Sundays of cuch month, at 11 A. M. Services in the M. E. Church every S»l>b»th' evening, at 7 o'clock. Hall's AaroapaTllla, Yellow Deck, and lodide or Potaoe—ls purely at re presented, and made in strict accordance with phar maceutical formula, and is strictly guarantied flee from Spirits, Mercury, and 4rsenic which caunot qe said of any other known preparation of the kind. 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