December 7, 1861 Tarihli The Washington Standard Gazetesi Sayfa 1

December 7, 1861 tarihli The Washington Standard Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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VOL. 11. TBE 1 ASRIHTtI SWIAII —if i&ulEfc KTfcfcY UATI KdAT M3RMSG EY— JOH\ FILLER niRPIV. Kditor an«l Proprietor. dakacrlptisa Bates: Per Annum Jj o# •• Bim Month* - 2 0-) IX VA It f A 81. F IX A/H'AXCE. AdirHltlßf Rates: « ;*isre. in»erticm. $3 0" Kadi additional intertion - 1 IH> UUMB s C*rd», |*r quarter iOU A lit-era! deduction will be n.ade iu favor ot t;i >-e *ln> advertise four square*, i>r upwards. li\ tlie year. of births, marriages aud deaths in serted free. JriiT lilanks. Bill Heals. Cards, Hills of Fare. ( jr- aiars, Catalogues, I'amjihU-U. Ac., eiecuted Et reasonable rates. communications, whether on business nr tur publication should be addressed to the edi itor UL the WASHINOTO* STASDAUII. OFFICE —Iu Barnes's Building, corner of Main ind First Streets, near the steamboat landing. WASHINGTON ASD THE CORPORAL. — Some of our volunteer officers show their unfitness to command by keeping aloof from their men, instead of setting them the example of manliness in toil and endurance. The following inci dent is in point: During the American Revolution, it is said, the commander of a little squad was giving orders to those under him, relative to a log of timber which they were endeavoring to raise up to the top of some military works they were re pairing. The timber went up with difficulty, and on this account the voice of the little man was often heard, in regular vociferations of •• Heave siwav, there she goes, heave ho." An officer, not in military costume, was passing, and asked the commander why he did not take Atold and render a little aid. The hitter, astonished, turn ing round with all the pomp and splen dor uf an Emperor, said : "Sir, lam a corporal I" "•You arc, aro you re plied the officer; "I was not aware of that;" and taking oil his hat and bow ing, the officer said, "I ask your par don, Mr. Corporal," and then dismoun ted, and lifted till the sweat stood in drops on bis forehead. When the work was finished, turn ing to the commander he said, " Mr. Corporal, when you have another such job, and have not men enough, send for your Comgiander-in-chief, and I will come and help you a second time." The Corporal was thunderstruck. It was General Washington who thus ad dressed him. A NOBLE WOMAN. —Robert Brand, Mayor of Galena, in a report to a cit izens' meeting, touching his duties in connection with the wounded men of Company 1, Nineteenth Regiment, at the late disaster on the Ohio and Mis sissippi Railroad, thus speaks of the no ble conduct of Madame Turchin, the! Colonel's wife on that mournful occa sion : "This report would bo incorrect were I to omit the names of Colonel Turchiu aud his heroic wife: to the Colonel for his care and attention in providing for his soldiers, and the facilities he extended in the perform ance of my sad duties to the dead. But to hear the wounded men speak of the heroic conduct of the brave Mrs. Tur chin—when tho accident occurred— wheu the dead, dying and mntilated laid in one mass of ruin—when the bravest heart was appalled, aud all was dismay, this brave woman was iu the water rescuing the mangled and wound ed from a watery grave, and tearing from her person every available piecv of clothing as bandages for the wound t I—proves beyond ail question tliat she is not only the right woman in the right place, but a fit consort for the brave Turchin in leading the brave sons of Illinois to battle. Such misfortunes bring forth heroic women whose ser vice* may be frequently needed if this fratricidal war shall continue to the bit ter end."— Sac. (Viwi. Familiarity with wrong dintio itltei oar abborrtoce of it. Tbe onu tem Ration of it in otiien foater* a H'irit of envy and ancharitalileneM, aud lead* in t:*e and to exalt iu, rather than sorrow over the fkulu of other*. Every time we indalga a hanh eenao rioas* temper, aome gentle affe-xion, xime loving tkoaf(ht, we might hare instead. died oat within aa, ai d for ev ery evil impute we act oat, we lose a good one. Never look at tbe jprle. Tbej can't bear it; thej regard itae an in •ult Tber wear their ieatbere, fbrbe 'uws end frills, merely to gratify their uammi-thet> all. Ob yet we wry. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, DECEMBER 7,1861. [From Our I'ort Townwl ! "A TOT AGE IV THE ELIZABETH. I recently made a irip in th« scboon er EltzaU th from Port Townecud to Neeah Bay, and ad this lively old pack et will serve as a text from which to elucidate a discourse. I will briefly ad vert to her former history, and then pass on to scenes of a more recent date, t The Elizabeth was built in davs of | yore, and was originally designed and ; luteuded for a launch of an English 1 line-of-battle ship. She was strongly trained from East India teak wood, and ; having proved herself a fast and able I craft, was finally transferred to the J ownership of the King of the Sand- 1 wich Islands, where she was raised njion and became the royal yacht of i Kammehameha the first. She served | her royal owner faithfully for manv years, but new fashions in naval archi tecture coming up, the yacht like an ] old worn out belle, was set aside and her place supplied by a new one. Wo : text hear of her in San Francisco, from whence she was brought to Fuca j Straits by her present gentlemanly commander, Capt. James A. Melvin, who, for his daring intrepidity and I many narrow escapes, both from the ! perils by sea and bv land, from the storms and shipwrecks of the one, aud the lawyers and sheriffs of the other, ! has earned from his many friends the i well merited cognomen of "the bold land intrepid navigator." | In a former article entitled "A Cruise •in the Sarah Norton," 1 promised to give some of the incidents connected i with that vovnge, and it was after mv , return from Barclay Sound that the | Elizabeth became connected with the i subject. Both of the schooners were anchored i one foggy morning last August behind ' a elitt a short distance below the Indian : village of Kiddecibbut, half way be tween Neeah Bay and Tatooche Island. Between the roi-k and main land is a passage about i»0 feet wide, and it was j inside of this passage or channel that |we were anchored, the rock forming a breakwater for us. All at once we heard steam blowing oil', but the fog was so thick we could scarcely see the \ schooner's length. Wo at onee sup posed it to be the California steamer, II and Capts. Melvin and Bevnon, the | masters of the two schooners, at once ! put off in the direction of the Sound to see what was the matter, and to render assistance. It proved to be the 11. B. M. Jlecatc, Capt. Richards, from Clyo quot, for Esquimalt. Due allowance had not been made for the strong ebb tide at the entrance to the Straits of Fuca, and in consequence she was (to . use a nautical term) horsed over to tlie American 6ide, where she struck heav ily on the rock just outside of where wc lay at anchor, and not two cables length from us. An anchor was at once run out and the ship hove off hut finding it dangerous to back the ship out the way she came, she was actually brought through the narrow passage I have described and anchored near our schooners. In fact they had to send a boat's crew to move the Elizabeth to let the steamer through. Capt. Melvin had boarded the steam er while Capt Benyon remained in hie 1 boat, pulling around and giving advice aud information to the Lieutenant and 1 midshipmen respecting the various ; rocks and reefs with which the place j altounds. , j Some more graphic pea than mine i I can best describe the confusion incident j to such a scene. 1 can only state that' all hands appeared gratified aud re : assured when the fo* lighted op a little ! and they «v the l&umieiA and the Sa i rak XnrtvM lying at anrhor so qaietly.! ; and white men who could assist asd ad \ i«e them. Capt. Melvin now under-. took to pilot tin? ship out of her neril : ous position. lie first went with one of the officers and stationed hauls on { the various ree&aud then rrtnrued to 1 the steamer, srfcee at a preconcerted aig-' nal of firing pistols, Wowing fog borus, 1 . answered by the whistle of the steamer, the coarse*was indicated, the aaehor hove up, and the ship piloted between the mdti and rath, when she proceed til on her way to Esquimal* in aafstjr. I There are many men who would hart ukeu advantage of the axifen site of the ; moment to hare made u good bargain ! with Captain Richards, but to the crsd ' it of Capt Melvin, be it aaid that be de clined making any arrangement- **l am," said he, "only too happy la being of any service in rescuiogfroia peril aa many lirea and eo much rateable pro perty; hut I am a poor man, aud will leave it to the |— a ally to decide what my aerriees are worth." The anchor and cable that were need to heave the ship off the rock had been elipiied at the time the steamer was got unuer way. There was no bnoy at tached to the cable, nor was it necessa ry, as we well knew just übere it was , let go, and that the cable lay between the rock and the shore. Cjq>t Rich ards gave Capt. Meirin a written order to recorer the property and deliver it it at Esquimalt, and on Melvin'* re turn to the schooner, he. with Capt. Bevnon and myself, took a boat and soiiuded the passage, taking the bear ings so as to know exactly where to sweep for the cable. As ueither schoon er bad grapuels on board, and as we were ready to sail for l'ort Townsend, an arrangement was made between the two Captains by which the Sarah yew ton was to return as soon as practicable with suitable materials while the Eliza beth was to remain a few days longer. We accordingly sailed for Port Town send aud in a tew days the Elizabeth. Both schooners then returned to Neeah Bay with grapnels, blocks, rigging, etc., to raise the anchor, but they found it raised and gone, and this briugs me to an interesting portiou of my tale. It appeared that a man named Win sor, keeper of Tatooche light, not sat isfied with the salary he receives from Government for attending to the duties pertainiug to the light, and totally re gardless of the positive instructions of the department, which forbid his leav ing his light except on certain stated occasions and for specified purposes, and equally regardless of all principles of honor or honesty which forbid a man from interfering with another person's business—this man, like an old fish-hawk or carrion-crow, perches himself in his eyrie on Tatooeke Is land, watching every opportunity to make a descent on the adjaceut coast, either trading with the natives for old copper, sailors' clothes, fish, cranber ries and oil, or picking tip old anchors and junk. This old fish-hawk watched till the schooners had left, when, taking the property belonging to the light-house, lie makes a sally from his stronghold, sweeps up the cable and anchor, places it on board a vessel he is an owner in and transports ti to Old Dungeness. Now for the fun of the thing. Melvin returns, and finding the an chor gone follows it up, and getting out a writ of repleviu, which being de cided in bis favor by Justice Bradshaw of Dungeness, takes the anchor and ca ble, goes to Port Townsend, clears for Victoria, and finally delivers the pro perty safely to the Admiral at fisqui mult. The fish-hawk's party were in a di lemma, they screamed, they yelled, they got out writs and. sent the Mar shal to get back the anchor, but it was too late. They then sent notes and writs to stop Melvin in Victoria, but that bold aua intrepid navigator balked them again, for he arranged his busi ness and came back in safety to Port Townsend where the affiur had occa sioned so much interest, and in his fa vor, too, that when he anchored off the end of Fowler's wliarf, the boys got out the howitzer and fired a salute, and then gave the "intrepid" three cheers. It was at this period that I took pas sage in the packet, and after taking in stores and several passengers for Dun geuess, we started for Nceah Bay, iu tending to stop first at Dungeueas to land our passengers and take in a car go of potatoes, as a means not only of trade, but for the purpose as our wor thy captain said, of meliorating the condition of the Indians. His pious intentions regarding the satires, how ever, came near being frustrated, for the schooner getting aground on the fiats after she was loaded, healed over eo much that the returning tide flowed

into some seams iu her appar works that had beaa itemed open by tha weight of the aaehor aud cable carried to Esquimalt As the tide rose we pempod, and by working hard finally rreed her from the water aud made all snug again. Capt. Mel via uour eocured thessr mTearned 1 BHI ;mfthafai sa a\ iaad equipped, we put forth baldly to breast the bitiows end dare the daageca of the Straits cf Face. William Campbell, the mU, or M ha is mar* fcmUiarir termed, Uaote BUI, isamaa wall nm amnaf the pMNtit the tine the lai—tad aed gallant Lieut Slaughter was killed. Sergeant Campbell tells some humor oas talcs of scenes he has witnessed in : the service, and gives a vivid deserip : tiau of the time the picket guard fired . upon an unknown object in the dead boor of night, thereby alarming the • whole camp. The intruder proved to be Dr. Burns's horse, laden with the mot' r,a medira of the worthy doctor, who. having hid himself in a bay-stack, • M»m whence be was rescued alter un heard of suffering for throe days, came into catnp with the report that the sav ages had stolen his horse and accoutre ments. and nearly murdered himself. His wsuuds and contusions were healed iby an application of Russian Salve, (which the advertisements say is good for Barn .«,) and the worthy doctor made as comfortable as circumstances would permit; but the appearance of the Ro j sinantc with all the articles untouched, ; gave rise to grave doubts concerning ; the doctor's courage. But this he af i terwards proved on Council's prairie, j by catting sundry scalp-locks from an | old Indian, who was killed while bfeat ; ing £ drum to excite his people to coin j bat, which aforesaid scalp-locks he after ; wards suspended irom the rim of his hat, ss evidences of his prowess. Uncle Bill also tells of another instance in which the docter made a requisition for a barrel of whisky, telling Gov. Ste vens that it was "for hospital purposes, and how, after the doctor had it well secured in the hospital tent, sundry lewd follows attacked it with a bayonet, and having stabbed it through, extract ed some ten gallons of its contents and ' decamped. " But what is the use of talking," resumed Uncle Bill, "see what good we have got for working for the Terri i tory. Look at all those who have j worked for. or fought for, or wrote for this Territory. \\ by they won't even K 1 ay us, and when there come? a chance 3" a change of the Government to give j some of us a situation, why blast my I eyes! we arc thrown aside like an old i boot. Look at ould Major Van Bok ; kcleu, as fine a man and as brave as ever steppe l ont to defend his fellow ; citizens, and why isn't he and such as : he placed in positions of trust and re ; sponsibility, and not give all the good « chances to* a lot of Pikes, who actually j never saw salt water till like ould Squire Frost, whose horse woulda't drink it at Stcilacoom, they have to ' dismount as he did, and taste it them -1 selves. Ah, but my heart is broke ! with the wav we are'treated." Such was'the lament of Undo Bill over the ungrateful manner in which his services had been requited. Mr. Campbell has a good claim on the prairie back of Dungeness, but like I all old sailors, he must occasionally i sally forth to snuff tho sea breeze and take a short cruise on the salt water, I and now he joiued the schooner for a I little recreation as well as to make a new main-sail for her at Nee&h Bay. We arrived safely at the bay, where Capt Melviu left 'Uncle Bill to work on the sail, while he with the schooner went to Capt Stamp's mill, at Alhcrni, Barclay Sound, and I down the coast to take a census of tha Mackah Indians, an account of which will form the sub ject of my next communication. JAMES G. SWAN. THE ASCKPTOBR or GEM. MCCLBL LAS. —Wm. Ne«bitt, of New York, a Scotchman, aay« in a eommnnkatiou to one of the New York paper*: Bv ac count* I hare lately received from Kirk cudbright—my native place—l lews that Gen McClellan ia a descendant of a eery ancient and illnatrioaa Galloway £uuiljr— the McClellana of Kirk end bright and Bomble, allied to the an cient "Knight* of Lochia Tar." The frantic* erece eaoobied by Charles L in lMt, the then reymMilarire, Sir Robert McClellan. of Bombla. being creeled a peer andcr the title of Lord Kirrad bright. The hat Lord of that ■an died aboot thirty year* ago, hi | -ather reduced oil luinrtaaraa, (wring no Msoe, the title it mow extinct. The ruins of the old toilj mHi mow form the inoit coaspieeoasoljoet in the berg of Kircudbright, on the bonks of the rircr Dee. Many of the deed* of the McCletlons ere still reooonted in the le gtodsry lore of the district. Ikeam of MeCleilnn has stays been men ted nriih all that is aehis, patrislii end dsrinc, and 1 eat prood to think thnt in the osteon of the noble Amerieen MMO, a is still as. Mr WBIMB McClellan, an an i sste r of .the above fsmilj, also Ml at Floddsn. great timplidtj if all the la£ei WW expected to tore urai !W Karshsf Tictmj Bagua. _As we hare predicted from the be ginning of hostilities, that for various and cogent ramus, Government would atotam from pushing the offensive rig orously, until late in the fidl, and that intorequisttaoe| there would be no ques tion of victory j so it seems flatteringly likely to prove, if the brilliant successes of the last few weeks may be taken as a criterion. The policy of the past, which has been to coufine the rebels to their own bor ders, while we perfected our plans and laid the basis for effective and simul taneous operations, has been supersed ed by the more active and popular one of iuvasion—if it it possible tor a Gov ernment to invade its OWQ soil—and bubjugation. Notwithstanding their vauuted powers, and self reniillated de termination to do or die, the coveted spires and domes ot Washington are slowly receding from the vision of the retreating rebels; gradually their circle of action is uarrowing; soon they will be restricted to a lew central strong holds ; and then the curtain of disaster will speedily fall upou one of the most unnatural tragedies ever enacted. That the 2sorth and South will ever agaiu be amicably united, we do not presume to argue; but that the terms ofintercourse that arc in the future to exist between the two sections, will be at the dictation of the Federal Govern ment, we hold to be self-evident; and the sooner the South awakens to this foregene conclusion—a conclusion that begius to force itself upon every intel ligent mind, irrelative of bias—the bet ter it will be for all concerned, as af fecting both foreigu and domestic rela tions. Resistance can only delay, amid augmenting distress and confusion, the triumphant finale that awaits the Union armies. Spring at the farthest will suffice to dissipate the wild dream of usurpation, and seal its supporters to ignominy forever; it will also suffice to teach the world the reality and stead fastness of a Government founded on the will of the governed, and pinnacled by the Liberty cap of universal free dom. - The existence of such a Government, cannot be looked upon as an experi ment of doubtful issue, but as a proven fact, as it emerges from the present struggle successfully—and that it will so emerge, every forward step new indi cates, and every sane man cannot do otherwise than to desire and bcliove. TIIB HATTER AS VICTOR* A RARE EX PLOIT. —Persons unversed in military art, or who are not familiar with the histoiy of combat by land and sea, are not prepared to appreciate the nature of the victoiy at Hattcras, as a simple military operation. It was a victory won by ships orer forts, which are the rarest in the annals of warfare. Naval assaults, however formidable, are sel dom successful against fortified po sitions on land. Ships fight, unless with each other, at greatdisadvantages. They are mostlv constructed of wood, everywhere vulnerable, and may be sunk by a single shell. Moving On an agitated element, tha direction and range of their jruns are often dfficult of adjustment On the other hand, in a fort tha batteries and men are behind almost impenetrable walla—their mag aoiaes are incombustible, and their fire, from a solid ground, may be reduced to an almost a mathematical accuracy. Because of these disadvantages oa the oart of ships, aaral assaults upon laud forts hare always required aa immease superiority if force to become success fbL Captain Halleck, [Mai. Oua. Bal lade af California,] iu ha excel lent wotkeu Ittai'i Artmmd Jbm Maratta, witk aa atea* i»Taiiahliwa* A.TST F-rt O>HN. DMMS. Diakinaen, of New Yaafc, an: j 44 De Ml 1 It for UM finthfnl and Inulal IMM of the CoMtkatkm la the rahaWcaa dar it mfcattion. |j- flmi aumliiT ftrnr 1 — pee an mad t» my that "k hwomaa aal not her that annnln ton dtwai" TWMlowongktto anftr the torment of hetef teeitod nat to toa, or to a atwinf ctrdn. LAV> W ni fIDB RAUL Pmttd mAt lit Jlrar Mttmm fflb Ai^AMU Cur. Vl,—An Art hUh liAfeMl hp gwfMtMi fartkfiyt rfAmmmfar the MTariilarjZi tj t, .I iLi WkbwWl WHIVQ HI HXIT4Hk Bekmmttm***** fa* W &wf Rrprmemtmtire* ftke Umittd Bmmtf Jm* tern *» Omgrem AmrmUrd, That the Mlnr piitod, oat of any sterner in uot otherwise for the support af the may lor the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and rixty-two. For expeim of recruiting, transportation of recruits front the diffrrvnt nwlwnw to general dtpou, procuring of medical attend ance, and all other expenses attending the raising of twenty-four thousand two hundred and eighty-fire men, to be organized into nine regiment* of infantry, one regiment of eavaby. and one regiment of artillery, as per general orders number sixteen, dated War Depart ment, Office, Washington, May fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, three hundred and fifty-eight thousand dollars- For purchase of books of tactics and in- Ktroction for the volunteers, fifty 'Viraand dollars. j For pay of the army, throe million nine hundred and sixty-nine thousand eight hun ; dred and forty-eignt dollars and eighty-eight cents. For commutation of officers' substance, four hundred and Beventy-eight ( throe hundred and seventeen dollars and sixty j cents. For commutation of forage for officers' ! horses, seventy-three thousand and ifty-dx ! dollars. For payments in lieuof clothing for officers' servants, fifty-seven thousands one hundred and eighty dollars. For pay of the three months' volunteer, two million five huadred and seven thousand dollars. For pay of the two and three yearn' volun teers, fifty-five millions dullnrs. For subsistence in kind for regular troops, two millions four hundred and ninety-three thousand four hundred and ninety-seven dol lars and fifty cents. For subsistence in kind for two and three years' volunteers, twenty-three million eighty four dollars. For the regular supplies of the quartering • matter's department, consialing of Kiel for the officers, enlisted men, guard, hospital, stnre | houses, and offices; of forege in kind for the j horses, mules, and oxen of the quartermaster's 1 department at the several poets and stations, ana with the armies in the field; for the horses of the regiments of dragoons, and for the authorised number of officers' hones wheu serving in the field and at the outposts, in cluding bedding for the animals of strew for soldiers' bedding; and of stationary, includ ing blank-books for the Quartermaster's de partment, certificates for discharged soldiers, blank forms for the pay and quartemastsr's department, and for printing of division and department orders and reports, fourteen mil lion two hundred and aixty-five thousand for tune dollars and thirty-seven cents. For the incidental expenses of the quarter master's department, consisting ef psatage on letters and packets received and sent by offi cers of the army on public eervice; expense* of courts-martial and courts of inquiry, includ ing the additional compensations ef judges advocate, recorders, ssembers, and witnesses, while on that ssrvies, ndar the act sf [Maach sixteenth] eighteen hundred and twe; antra pay to soldiers employed wider the dif ctiea rf | than tsn days, andsr the MMMUT saeand ef March, eighteen huadred and ■inetaaaTaM ef ' H sis ft * an. * * » • • XOQITB w AffpiWi (SjUICCU HMffRI M MJ* fonr.taffcffiug thoar implijul aa tMH at peuaas^f exprtssus ts> k3bd L acL^VLfediewhau lis idt ur 1 thapsssann at ■agr^jnrep^sr? Maa. NO. 4.