Newspaper of The Washington Standard, November 30, 1861, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated November 30, 1861 Page 1
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VOL. IL Ib vmiicm nuiiii —N IRTIT ITNIMT IKIIM »T JWI iiLLER mm , Editor and Proprietor. ■»♦ ■ - MxrtpdM ■■lr> t Par Ammmm •> •» •• 8A LUMKT - I *■> iX TAMI AMI. T IX ADTAXCM MTcrifahw Bates: On* Isawtiss. - $3 «*> Uci) tddiliuul iucrtiot - I W Card*, per qutfWr,— 5 W jyr A libarsl deduction will be Made in faTor of tbo«* who adr*ni*e four K)U«m. or upward*, by the rear. of birth*, marriage* and deaths in serted free. Iftr Blanks. Bill Heads, Card*, Bills of Fare. Circular*, Catalogues, Pamphlet*, *c., executed ■i reasonable rate*. communications, whether on business or fur publication should be addressed to the edi itor of the WASHINGTON STANDARD. Orru'i —In Barnes'* Building, corner of Main and First Streets, near the steamboat landing. —EE——— Duel between Pickets. A Washington correspondent of the Detroit Tribune tells the following yarn: A good story is in circulation here, but which has not yet cot iuto the pa pers. As it is too good to be lost I put it in shape to priut, for the benefit of whom it may concern : Ono of the Miehiganders being on advance picket duty a few days ago, came in sight ofa South Carolina reb el, also on similar duty, when the fol lowing dialogue and duel took place: Michigan—"Hallo, South Carolina, how are you to-day ?" South Carolina— 44 Pretty well, thank you how are all the Yankees?" Michigan— 44 So, so. What's the news over in Dixie V" South Carolina—"-Nothing in partic ular, only we've got some rifles now that will outshoot your Yankee guns all hollow." Michigan— 44 Don't believe tho yarn. Yon Seceshers brag to much. Can't fool your 4 Pap' on that trigger." South Carolina— 44 Suppose, then, you and I just take a few private passes at each other to settle this question. What say you ?" Michigan— 44 Agreed. Forty rods and three shots each." The question then arose as to the preliminaries, etc., there being no par ties present to act as seconds. These were, however, soon Bettled by South Carolina giving Michigau a gold dollar for the first three shots, lite parties then took their positions, and South Carolina biased away bis three shots at Michigan, who stood erect and pointed out to South Carolina the direction each of his shots had taken. Michigan escaped unhurt and uow came his turn to life. South Carolina, to his credit he it said, stood erect and received Michigan's first shot iu the thigh, which brought him down flat upon the ground. " Hallo, old fellow, none or that," said Michigan ; " no dodging the ques tion. Stand up like a man, will you ? You owe me two more d—d good shots, and you mußt pay them, mind that, or no more bragging about chivalry." But South Carolina, having one broken already by a shot from Michi gan's unerring Minnie musket, could not stand on both pegs of his chivalry, and therefore " squatted," and cheated our honest Michigander out of " two d—d good shots," and thus ended this funny imprompti dtel. 19* A country gentlemen came into an IDI one very cold day and <*outdgot no room near the ire, where upon M called to the oatler to bring a peck of «ood oystera and give them to tabon£ "Will your hone eat oyeten?" asked the oatler. "Try him," said the gentleman Immediately the people ran to aaa this new wonder, the fireside waa rlaani and the gentleman hnd his The wtfw brought hack the oyeten and amd the hone wouldn't eat them. - Why, then," mid the gentlemnn, "I moat ant <hem myeetf A Dun Bniiaai,! lam for anp porting the Goeeroanent. Ido notaak *bo admiaiamn K It ia the Govera n>cnt of my ennatfy, and na each I shall gin it in thia atli amity, nil the anpport in my power. I regard tha pending oonteet with aeoeamonials as a death •troggte for eonrtitatinaal liberty and law.—JoA* A. Dix. 10* He who ia folee in praaaat doty break® a thread in the loom, and will liod the flaw when he may have forgot '*n the cause. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, NOVEMRER 30,1861. LATH FMI TIB ATLARIC HN. ST. LOCI#, Nov. 11—A great battle IMM been fought in Pike County. Ken tucky. between the Federal forres under Gen* Neleoa. and the rebel* under Gen. Wilton. A large force was engaged on both side*, aad the rebels were routed with great slaughter. The victory for the Federals wae complete. Over 400 rebels were killed and 1,000 taken pris oners. A large quantity of baggage and military store# fell iato the hands of the Federals. The loee on the aide of the Unionieta wae email. The euoceeses of the Federals in South Carolina, Kentucky and else where, are creating the impression that the rebellion will soon be suppressed. Further reports of a split in the Southern Confederacy are in circulation. ST. LOUIS, NOV. 14.—8:50 p. u.—Ad vices from Springtield, in this State, [Mo.,] inform us that tho the main body of the Union forces were with drawing. The destination of tho with drawing troops is not known. It is, however, surmised that they are bound South. The entire rebel force, under Price, was going South at a rapid rate, at last accounts. We learn from Tennessee that the other day five important railroad bridg es in that State were burnt by the Un ionists. These acts of destruction will seriously obstruct the operation of the rebel forces in that State, as their only means of transportation was by way of railroad. Mr. Chase, Secretary ot the Treasury, has issued issued a proclamation declar ing Beaufort to be a port of entry. Gen. Denver has been assigned to the command of tho Federal troops in Kan sas. Col. George Wright will remain in command of the Pacific Department. ST. LOUIS, NOV. 15.—The stcamcr Champiou , with California passengers from Panama, arrived to-day at New- York. Win. M. Gwin, ex-Senator, Calhoun Bcnliam, IT. S. District Attorney under Buchanan, and Lancaster Brent, ex member of the Legislature, all from California, were arrested on the steam er from Sau Francisco to Panama, just prior to her arrival at the latter port. They were arrested by order of Gen. Sumner, for uttering treasonable ex pressions, and secession documents were found in their possession. They came to New York as prisoners. Reiuforccments are being continually sent South to join the troops at Boau fort. From indications it is altogether prob able that Gen. Harney will be placed in command on the Southern coast. It is certain that the Confederate privateer Sumter has been captured. The Secretary of tho Treasury had an interview with the Commissioners of the Associated Banks this afternoon, at which an arrangement was made for the taking of the third 950,000,000 loan. BALTIMORE, NOV. 15.— The amount of the Federal Loan taken by the citi zens of Baltimore thus far is $10,000,- 000. Messrs. Gwin, Benbam and Brent, have been released on parole, not to leave the country without permission of the Government QCIXCT, HI., Nov. 15.—Norfolk pa pers have been received at Baltimore containing news from Richmond to the 11th inst. Col. Corooraa and eighteen others, prisoners captured at Ms eases, bad been selected fay lotto be bung by way of retaliation for Cape Baker and the crew of the wiialeei SsranaA. The HOB. Mr. Py drowlo* fee Cor ton. In enee the eoertat°New York mmiammti tfceerewef the ftiMims* to dm Federal o«cen will ho im- The Chariesleo Mkrrmry of the l*h haa the following: The Yankee pris oners an aU safely in jail, when they will ahide the imne mi the hraee prire teen at the North. Should a drop of Southern blood ho shad by the North* era roarta for defending the Booth on the Sena, it will be paad wHk iota mat bnmanity elike nqaim, ia ihie iaetanoe, fall and ample ntaliatina. The Jbrvwry aaya that tha Fedarala would oaptan a large amonat of not. ten In the vieieityefFurt Bejel. That journnl, of the Kb, pebliahaa a letter, with the following bandlinea ia agitata: NATAL ATTACK 09 POBT BOTAL—TU E'cmr 15 ro*w«i'>.'*.—lt goee on to ■ay: Weareia the mi Ast afa maasof eoaflictiag raaon which reached ee yesterday from Port Bejel. Early in the morning it was generally believed that the abandonment of Fort Walker was owiag to the sapply of powder be ing exhausted. Oar latest dispatches are not very definite, but very mystify ing The Mercury continues: There is no doubt the fleet will succeed in captur ing a large quantity of cotton of the best quality. We understand our for ces hare formidable obstructions in the river below Beaufort. A dispatch dated Potacoligo, Nov. 6, says Gen. Dayton's forces arrived in two steamers, and is now in Bluff'tou. lie reports the number of casualties from 80 to 60. Gen. Donovan retreat ed by way of Lady Island and Beaufort to Port ltoyal. Beaufort had not lteen burned as re ported. It contained an immense deal of cotton; but it was well known that Bluffton would be destroyed in case it was attacked. QUINCY, 111., Nov. 15.—Tho railroads from Potacoligo and Savannah, are iu the greatest danger. A flag of truce from Norfolk brought some 20 persons. They leave on ac count of high prices of provision. A Norfolk paper contains the following. 44 AUGUSTA, Ga., Nov. 11.—A report is current here, for the past day or two, that black flags have been hoisted at Savannah, Charleston and other places on tho Southern coast, which indicates that no quarter will be given to the in vaders and none is adkeu." The Norfolk Day Book has the fol lowing advertisement: "Attontion Rattlesnakes! Charge with fell poison and be prepared to strike. If we can find any subjects in this town they must receivo tho force of our venom. Call at the Citv Ilall and hear the Big Snakes and the little Snakes. Keep your eyes open, bring in a list unfriend ly to our holy cause. By order of tho Oreat Rattle. November 11. Secretary Chase will appoiut a Col lector for Beaufort. John Brown, a secessionist, was ar rested at Boston on tho 15th. Ho was from England and had a letter from Wm. L. Yancey, in England to his son in Alabama, in which he speaks dis eouragingly of a Southern recognition by tho European powers. John E. W. Day, of North Carolina, a British subject, has been sent to Washington, by Gov. Recder, of North Carolina to bring the two sons bv tho first marriage of the late Judge l)oug las, and carry them South, to prevent their property, valued at 0500,000, from being confiscated. There is a report that tho rebel forces at Northampton, N. C., are 50,000 strong. This however, is not behoved. The rebels are about 4,000 strong at Winchester and 8,000 strong at Lees burg, Va. Two steamers, one from Annapolis and one from Fortress Monroe, have already sailed with reinforcements for the South. The Washington dispatch of the X. Y. Times says that there is evidently an intention on the part of the govern ment to follow up the blow so success fully struck on the sea coast Oen. Harney has gone to Fortress Monroe. It is thought he will take command of the reinforcementa and participate in the campaign on the Southern coast. Kw You, Nor. lo.—Senator Gwin, Ben ham aad Brent, ware aneated by Gen. Bamner, who was oa board the ataamer. The New Grenadian Gener al lierraa andertook to prmat the priaonem from being takea acnm the lath man. The U. 8. Coaaal decided that UMT ahoald ha —d it waa done.

Wtfinmi, Nor. 11-Wa. 6. Poor, ef Ken tacky, baa baaa appoiated Coaaal to Zaaribar, aad Hiatoa Raw. aa Helper, at North Caroliaa, aatbor of 7V Impmiimf Oritu, to Baaaaa A/ras. A nana of Okie, baa baaa ap pointed (jgimi of tli# OoflfSMll ill IB ovpM* In mite an of lejral aaa. They my tha tnaaen ef the mi nority haa involved the whole city in dietreaa. Another aanna of trouble ia of the Betomon fbL«7^'riinS W7 *< South, with large quaatitiaa of mmmf. tioae ff war. Gen. Harney will probe- j ThO of the rrbel leiiatect StnmtMT is placed beyond a doubt. It Is said Ac was preparing for a deeecat upon the steamer (Xamjmm. with a new ef seizing the California treasure shipments. No further particulars. A large English steamer, with a heavy cargo of munition* of war includ ing a sumlier of rifled caution, had been captured by a Federal frigate. These munitions were intended for the Southern army, but will be applied to a different purpose. The merchants of New Orleans are alarmed for the safety of their cotton. Knomious quantities are stored there. Price is still retreating towards Ar kansas. (Jxiscv, 111., Nov. IG.—Col. Jenni son, of the First Kansas Cavalry regi ment, who loft Leavenworth for Sedal ia, Mo., on the 17th inst., has issued a proclamation to the people iu the pro slavery counties iu Missouri, warning them of his approach, and threatening death and destruction to all if they do not stop giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Col. Jennison says that trait ors will everywhere be treated as out laws—as enemies of God aud man, too baso to hold auy description of proper ty, and having no rights which loyal men are bound to respect. The last dollar and the last slave of rebels will be taken and turned over to the gener al government. jj©~Tho following resolutions were recently adopted at n meeting of the citizens of Portland, Qgn.: WHEREAS, Gen. E. D. Baker, late U. S. Senator from Oregon, in the hour of his country's need,"and while in the service of his country in repelling the nation's foes, has fallen ; and being de sirous of giving expression to the deep sorrow we feel in this bereavement; therefore be it Resolved, , That in tho death of Gen. Baker the nation has lost an eloquent and bravo defender of her liberties, aud our State a loyal and faithful Senator. Resolved, That the distinguished ser vices of Gen. Baker as a Senator, and the devotion with which ho has adhered to tho nation's cause on the field of bat tle, have shed a bright lustro upon our State, which will secure to his memory a lasting monumeut in the hearts of a grateful constituency. Resolved, That the long career of our deceased Senator as a legislator, aud his services as a soldier during tho Mexican <var and tho present rebellion, afford an example worthy the emula tion ot all patriots. Resolved. That we offer our sincere condolence to his bereaved family iu the loss ofa faithful son, and and an af fectionate husband and father. HARD ON DIXIK. —The Murysville Democrat has the following: " It is to bo hoped that when Califor nia knocks for admission at tbo door of the Southern confederacy, she will not be compelled, by the Cotton State lead ers, to stay oat in the cold BO lone as they kept'her out when she applied for admission into tho Federal I nion. It is also to be ho|»cd that, if erer she it admitted to the secession hell, the same Cotton State leaden will not threaten to make her unwelcome presence a pretext for shiveriug the Davis Government to pieces, as, in 1850 tbey threatened t<f dissolve the Uuion if she was admitted to the fold." T«« OSLT WAT IS TO FWIT IT Taioroi.—Ex-Preaideat Buchanan, who ought to know, if any bodr doe*, what tb« rebels want u4 bow to deal with them. «n in a recent letter te a Union Committee: This is the moment fur actio*—nod not for the Jiawnion of pence twepo ntiow. Theee we mnat know «MM the here aa nize their independence, which i* ea tirelr out of the question. H-Ii tbeHigUßwUofSeollawia water Mat Mr teenM m a kich Ml aaarljr a »- - h; .l .in»J —-* wi| im fiSiiiseT* MTbtkii wodd at kaow tbaai not tttTwaL A-w word or wfd til row* opaa tfca wfcoW aptrkaa! fraa-maaonrr rfoar »oU 19" Ith Mrf,ai a aeMotiftc fret, that the himan breath » tb« Of pOMODL The K. Y. ffkmrvtr published the following letter from a former sabscribcr in a seceded State:— Yoa are not folly informed about " the South." If our Government is true, aad kind, m well a* act ire, earnest and determined, it will •000 be successful; and in fre years' time •• the South" will be loudest iu praise of its energy and faithfulness. Mark this prediction, sirs, and chronicle in 1 its failure or fulfillment. The vital principle of our Govern ment and of all free instution* is the sovereignty throughout of its own cho sen instruments. With ns, then, ma jorities are autocrats, absolute sover eigns, whether in the nation, in the States, in counties, in townships, or down in school districts and town meet ings. Now, sirs, appeal fairly to this sov ereign of the South, and you will find that he is for the Government as it was and is; for the Constitution and the laws, unaltered and unameded; but rightly interpreted and rigidly execu ted. But a minority, limited in its num ber, but very powerful in its influence, which, from its social position, its pe cuniary power, nnd its general intelli gence, has long been permitted to hold the offices, State and National, and wield the political power of the South; and which has long been in the habit, in its pride of power, of calling itself " the South," aud has even becu false ly so called by others, has at last, in fear of its overthrow as tho controlling power of this country, holding the treasury, enjoying the honors and di recting* the policy of thirty-three mil lions of people ; this minority, I say has at last risen in rebellion against the sovereignty at once of tho nation and of the South. And they know that they cannot safely put their pretensions to tho tost of a popular vote even on their own soil and with all the mis judgements of ignorant and misled constituencies, and all the prestige of long continued nnd unopposed political sway. llow, then, can we justly say that the 44 South" is in rebellion ? It is not so. It id not even the slavo power. For thousands of slaveholders are still true and loyal. And you know not, sirs, how earnestly they long for the protec tion, tho peace, and the safety they once enjoyed. No—it is an oligarchy of the slave power, made up primarily of the scheming politicians to whom the slavo power and tho South had both committed the management of their political interest. Hence the activity aud zeal with which this traitorous and tyrannical oligarchy is driving out the loyal and true sons of tho South from their property, their homos, and all their citizen rights. And all this, not for any overt acts against their despo tism, but simply for waut of such overt acts against their country and against their own views, at once of political in terest and of political obligation. I know, indeed, that whilst many of the slave holders—wry many, indeed —are not willingly in this rebellion, a still larger number of non-slaveholders, and probably many true Christian peo ple, AM in it, and* some of them with all seel and earnestness. Bat I know too. that many are now in anna against their country, under duress and con straint, who will gladly turn their arms the other way as eoon as their coun try's protecting power will enable them eo to do. Go on, gentleman, doing all yon caa to aootto Ike paaiiaM of wU^Mtiw, lato tto haitnra and nod aaatoral war; but do not, I jwnr roo. mwMrant Ike "Sooth." and datna that oiifanhtr to to tha Soith, ahkb M at nraefc a tvrant and a nam?- rr ttore m * ■■im to to orer tto aa bj dantoiMaw, aa tto wot* —«aay at •L»ofttoAM* a»dof*aA«toK.a»d ■panaHv of tto vain* aad aanantj <W srs Hnpiu thai the Oowrnanit oiH tn dae mm pradaha IW paita to aB wtowmUydowa their arwaeiFdwe E55£5StS5 nod aapocaalij of tba Oumwat, 1 VetT rooca,— fW K t*» rt. firrf «' ynr ('■tr. IV.—Aa art to Mwrife fcriw i>- yoil—l of fctfceXary. Jlr it rmmrtrd iy fir AmM W Ummtf Rrpmcmimttm mf tbt limttdJStmtm Jktmm ' "i. m Cmgrrm mmrmUmd, Hwt dbmit >4 ammm pay mast rr in tW aaryaf thrVmi i ifd HMm k and hwAy k MtiUhM, mtt ibat (raw nrf aft it the mmmjpp of tint act (Ik IWidiwl at fbe I' oiled Maim, by aad vtt 1 tbe ramicnt of tW Senate, may appeiat aaaiat ant paymaster* from time io nme, aa they shall he needed for active aemrein the navy, not exceeding thirty-*ix in number. Kw. 2. And be it further emarted, That ' even' peraon who nhall be appointed aaaiat i ant paymaster shall at thetirae of hie appoint-. ! ment, lie not lees than twenty-one yean of ape, nor more than twenty-nix yearn; and that previous to his appoint ment, hi* physical, mental, and moral qualifications shall be in quired into and favorably reported upon by a board of paymaster* appointed for that pur- Soso by the Secretary of the Navy, and un er such regulations as he may prescribe. SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the annual pay of assistant paymaster shell be as follows, viz: On duty at sea, for the first five years after date of commission, one thousand three hun dred dollars; after five years from date of commission, one thousand five hundred dol lars. On other duty, for tlie first five years after date of commission, one thousand cfollnre; af ter five years from dato of commission, one thousand two hundred dollars. On leave of absence or waiting orders, for the first five years after date of commission, eight hundred dollars; after five years from dato of commission, one thousand dollars; and when attached to vessels for sea service, each assistant paymaster shall be entitled to one ration per day. SEC. 4. And be it further enacted. That from and after the passage of this act no com manding officer of any vessel in the navy shall be required to perform the duties of paymas ter or assistant paymaster; and when snoh office shall become vacant, by death or other wise, in ships at sea or on foreign stations, or on the Pacific const of tlte United States, the the senior officer present may make an acting appointment of any fit person to perform tho duties until another paymaster or assistant paymaster shall report for duty. Any per son performing tlte duties of paymaster or as sistant paymaster in accordance with this section (but not otherwise.) shall bo entitled to receive the pay of such grade while BO act ing. Sue. 5. And be it further enacted. That each assistant paymaster shall, upon his ap pointment, enter into bonds iu the nraonnt of ten thousand dollars, with at least two good and sufficient securities, for the faithful per formance of his duties, and that assistant pay masters shall havr. rank and precedence with assistant surgeons not past, and that all ap pointments to fill vacancies in the corps of paymasters shall be made by regular promo tion from the list of assistant paymasters. Bsc. 6. And be it further enacted, That within six months from the expiration of the present insurrection, the corps of paymasters and assistant paymasters shall be reduced to the number of seventy-five in the whole. Approved, July 17,1861. CHAP. V.—An Act to authorise a National Loan and for other Purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of i Representatives of tie United States Amer -1 MM Congress AtsenMsd, IWtMftaesa i tary of the Treasury ba, and ha Is hsnby.an , thorised to borrow am the cniit of tha Uni . tad States. within twelve ■nnrhi ham An • paaaage of this act, aas not exceeding two f hundwd and fifty Mittens at ÜbMr so [ the pnhtte aemm fcr ha 1 - he"lly 'SSSSSi , H u£bSSu hsar Z nun. payable hiai-aaaudly. MMHI ' • —— - -'''-' T . and thelnmi MM >• br atf snv daaaaaina- I AoTmmmy. ! tttj dssp hrcskiriiiT^rf^^ Aad i» NO. &

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