Weekly Standard, June 18, 1862

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June 18, 1862

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Weekly Standard (Newspaper) - June 18, 1862, Raleigh, North Carolina I THE N n- r- nf le M id Enrtlj-Carnlina WILLIAM W. HOLDS N, EDITOR AND PnoriitETOR. TERMS OF THE 2 pff annum fl 00 in advance. TERMS OF THE SEMI-WEEK Li Dollars per annum, invariably in advance "if f.rpmttton of the time for which thty lutct tmn Terms of AdverlNins Semi- Weekly Standard: Our regular rates of mlvi'itiMiiK as follows: One (1 1 iiist insertion, Each subsequent motion. Longer ailvfrti-onu'iit- in proportion. Gun tracts, will wlt" advertisers at the above rtaular slx twotvo "lontlis, nncl at the closo of coiitiact pei i'i'Ht' Wl'l deducted from the gross amount Pnni'-si nul 01 biiMness Cards, not exceeding fivo lines will be in-i i idl in either the Weekly or Semi-Weekly, for jr, in twelvo months; or in both p UK-IS for 1 >r MX for twelve months. Torus, of Advertising in Weekly Standard. One do'lar square for the Itrat insertion, und twenty- five ciMits (or subM-queni insertion A'uii' duct fan will fir no twitter tuny in Onlviilim ted nnnihur of advert isemonta will be n.l u't'eil into the Weekly. All advertwemenfs, not other- diroetvd, are tn-eilcd it) the Semi-Weekly, and charg- c.l ..IT 'ulinclv. When the number of inseitions is i.oj on the ertNrment it M insetted until forbid. Mone sent us. by mail is at our iifk. VOL. XXVIIL-NO. 25. LEIGH, N. WEDNES DAY, JUNE 18, 1862. WHOLE NUMBER .1420. KAMHUH: SATUKDAY, JUNE 14, 18G2. The Latest News. On our lines around Richmond every thtog has been quiet for tlu> last several days. Rumor, how-' tver, indicates quite a stir in tho cam'p of McClel- l.m. We learn that the impression prevails among our pickets th.it McClellan about to change his fiont, or abunion the idea at present of attacking Richmond. Others infer that ho designs a move nient upon the South side of James i ivur. What- eve.- may be his it is hoped that our com- will never let him move upon them Uy slow approaches. U'o incline to the opinion that lie is getling ready to tit down, by fortifying positional all points, so as to foico us to attack him. Such an attack involve the risk of ft terrible .slaughter of our men. Having fortified, he could s-ptire some of his force to check Jackson's movements. The news from Stonewall Jackson's -command is continued. Hon. Evvell attacked Fremont on Satur day lust near five miles from Port Re- public, and repulsed him with much loss. On Mon- dtv Fremont was reinforced and attempted to re- inforce Mr.eKK but could not cross the Shenandoah. On Monday Lien. Jackson attacked Shiukls at Lew- istown, Their forces being about equal, and after a U-inble battle of t'ouv hours, completely routed him, capturing piece.s of ;n liilery and many prisoners. It >s sai'l the ion to was as complete ns in the case ot Banks. Our lo.ss in both buttles is estimated at 6 -n in killed and wounded. Quite an engagement occurred between our forces under Gen. W. IX Smith and the Yankees on Tues- da last on Janu.s' Island. The enemy was re- as they read it second hand, s'tys so. Tlie Richmond Enquirer and the North-Cnro- iina Standard. The following article we take from the editorial columns of the Richmond Enquirer. We beg the reader to consider it, and wo ask the Enquirer and the public to consider our "THE NORTH-CAROLINA PRESS. The Raleigh "Register" copies an article which appeared in this paper a few days ago, and appends thereto a commentary, explanatory of its own course on the subjuclwnatter of our remarks, name- ly, tho bitter spirit of controversy between leading journals of North-Carolina. The "Register" in- sists that it was forced into a defence of its position, and that of its friends by the partisan course of the Raleigh "Standard." Indeed, the "Register" as- sumes that in justice to North-Carolina and tho Southern Confederacy, a denunciation on its pnrt of tho reAnt coiyse of tho "Standard" was a solemn duty. Far be it from ns to appear in the character of lecturer to our respected friends of the North-Carolina prehS. We would not commit the indelicacy of par- ticipating in any wise, in their personal or their po- litical controversies. What wo said' in the article copied in the was suggested by the strong and very natural conviction that such a con- troversy as that in which the journals alluded to arc engjiged, in tho present critical juncture of affairs, cannot lail to have a most unhappy effect upon the Southern catse in the good State. We wish our Noi th-Carolina brethren to hear us for our cause anil their own cause. With the sincerest jespect editor of the he will'permit us to say, that his friends outside of Not th-Carolina concur in the jus- tice of thc strictness passed upon some of his re- cent which have given no little aid and comfort to tho enemy, as tho uses made of them by Lincoln's journals fully show. Has tho editor of tho "Standard" seen the repro- duction of his articles in-tho New York u Herald V" Has he seen a late number of that sheet, containing extracts from the Raleigh headed, in staring capitals, "The Southern Confederacy viitu- ally repudiated in North We hope that the known appropriation of his ar'icles by the "Herald" will suggest to our friend of tho "Stan- dard" the importance- o! a return to that discretion and self-possession for which he was once distin- guished, lie4s true to thc Southern Confederacy, as is almost every body else in North-Carolina, and will perhaps be surprised to learn, that he hn.s been instrumental in conveying the impression to the Northern mind that the people of his State are ready to submit to the Lincoln yoke. Yet he is bound to admit the fact, however unpleasant it may be, that tho language which ho has employed, in his new character of grumbler and fault lindcr, is susceptible, of the very interpretation given it by Bennett in his Herald." If the Not them peonle could see the "Standard" and lead it through, th >y would not be thus But seeing only the extracts in the they coni'lndu very natu- rally that North Carolina is about to declare alle- giance to Lincoln, IK cause tho Raleigh as they read it second hand, s'lys so. pulsed and driven back three times, until he retired We'hclteve that, upon reflection, the indiscretion t i 4ik i imuohcv of the course of the editor ol tbo tohisent.enehment, under protection of ;l, to himself as it fs gonbo-Us. Our wa" about enemy s not lho Of The courteous bearing of the Richmond press known. We. have no news p-otn IJeauregnrd's or towarjs js and the equally from the South west There is nothing additional cointeous depottiu-nt of the Enquirer towards the from Chattanooga to that which may be found in our war column. An Atlanta p-iper states that a man direct from Nashville, Term., nflirms that .Andy Johnson was killed by L'x Neil S. Brown, on account of his vexations and Uiannical treatment, and that Drown was hung by the excited mob of Yankee soldiers forthwith. Our subscribers in tho Army will please not forget to notify us when their regiments are remov- ed from one" Post Office to another. Some complain of not getting their who have not done this. Thc failure is no fault of ours. Standard, challenges our respect and a reciprocal demeanor. Were we in thc midst of gentlemen of the press of equal intelligence and high mural posi- tion with our cotempotaries of Richmond, the duty of editing would be a pleasant one, and our inter- course with our cotempotaiicp, how much soever we differed, would never exhibit unwonted severity; nor would rancour, misrepresentation and abuse from them for o us at any time to resort to such means of letaliation and punishment of tho of- fenders as we arc sometimes compelled to employ. gan, and of 'the corrupt politicians who control it- With this exception the Register has constantly as- sailed us for the last twelve month's; and, though we have done as much for the war and-for tho South as the Editor of that paper or any of his friends, he' has, time and again, impeached our integrity as a Southern man, and endeavored to make party capital against us and our friends by charging that we are opposed to the government of the Confederate States. Meanwhile we have acted the defensive, and have shown ourselves the best friends of government and of the cause, by insisting on reform where we bohevcci reform was needed, and by rebuking that disposition which exists both at. Raleigh arid Richmond, to make this a party war by ignoring for office, as a general rule, all those who did not prefer to break up the old government, and who agreed to do so only when the proclamation of Lin- coln called on the border States for troops to be used against our Southern brethren. Thus, we beg tp assure the Enquirer, is the ex- our parly feeling; and this is the manner in which we have been treated by the the so-called Southern rights party of this State. Let that paper decide for itself, iipon the facts, who is to blame. Bnt'to the Enquirer's counsel. Our respected cotcmporary gravely advertises us, that wv friends outside of North-Carolina concur in the "justice of the strictures passed upon some of our recent arti- cles. Our cotemporary must allow us to say that najriend of in or out of the Stale, can for a moment believe in tho justice or fairness of those this State which abuse us, or in their dis- position even to bo just and fair towards any one who was an old Union man or a conservative. In this regard North Carolina is an exception to all the States of the Confederacy. No where else are ultra- secessionists' so prescriptive, abusive and unjust to the old Union men, as in North-Carolina. It is not enough, in North-Carolina, that a man who was forajerly a Union man shall declare his fidelity to the Southern cause by going into the army, his son, or by contributing his means to the support of the war; but we are ignore all our former admit that the ultras were right at first, and have been right alto- think, and talk, and do, precisely as they give our unqualified sanction to all the acts of the State and Confederate governments, and to tho acts of every officer, hig or little, in those gov- yield a silent and willing submission to, and an ictive support, of, every measure they withhold all proper scrutiny into the .conduct of our legislators and public submit without a murmur to the. violation of laws ana constitutions, and to the encroachments of the nnh'ary upon the civil power. Thi'j is the cup pre- sented to us, and if we do not drink it, and drink it to tho dregs, wo a pronounced untrue to our na- tive land. >Ye voted for the separation of North-Carolina from the old Union, not because we were converted to the disorganizing doctrines of Yancoy and oth- becau.sc we believed South-Carolina and other cotton States were right in their precipitate course, but because of Lincoln's unconstitutional and tyrannical coercive policy. We hnvo urged a and hence they make capital out of it. The sin, therefore, lies at our door, but with those who thus falsely accuse us. They are giving aid and comfort to the enemy; and they continue to givtjt this aid, as the Reg inter, the State Journal, and the Wilmington Journal are now doing, by quoting from the Newborn Progress to show that Gov. Gra- ham, the Standard, and thousands of our people, are false to the Southern cause. Gov. Graham, whose father fell covered with wounds in thc war of the has five sons in the Southern voted for the ordinance of secession, and who, in the Convention, stood like a rock for the Southern cause, firm and .self-possessed, while others were excited and is charged in a skulking, sneaking, insidious manner, by men, some of whom are not worthy to untie hrs shoes, with being an enemy to Southern rights! And We will tell the Enquirer. Because he was opposed to disunion up to the proclamation of Lincoln, and becaitse he bow down and worship the Southern rights party which had its origin at Goldsborough. We are proud to be asso- ciated by our enemies with such a man as Graham. If he is ft traitor to North-Carolina, then are we a traitor also. Thc Enquirer advises us to return to that dis- cretion and self-possession which once distinguished us." We are not mad, most noble Festus, but speak forth the words, of truth and soberness." Let our excellent cotemporary take the trouble to re-survey our course and its surroundings, and it will think better of us. Old Stonewall Again. The quick movements und the successes of the heroic Jackson, quicker and faster tlTan the eager pantings of the public for news can anticipate. After the retaking of Winchester, it was rumored that tjacksor was in Maryland ready to pounce up- on Washington, or Baltimore or This was not true. A small portion of his cavalry, perhaps, crossed, the Potomac and burnt some of the railroad bridges, but Jackson remained about Winchester arranging to secure his booty and re- move it to a safe place. As shrewd a General as he is knew that having left a considerable hostile- force in his rear, he must clear them out before pressing on. In 22 days, Jackson marched from Staunton lo McDowell, where he whipped Millroy thence to Franklin, SO miles; tlrcnce to Harrisonburg, over Shenandoah mountain, thence to Front Royal, 55 miles, where he whipped the Yankees again, taking many prisoners; thence to Winches-' ter, whipping Banks, 20 miles; thence beyond Charleston, 20 in all about prisoneis, about stand of small arms, 80 wagon loads of ordnance stores, 20 fine army wag- ons, Ibs. of bacon, 200 cheeses, 100 head of Ohio cattle, cavalry horses, saddles, and about worth of medical stores, besides destroy- ing much. To save his treasure, he fell back into the Valley, whore ho has since encountered Shields and Fremont, routing and beating them and still adding lo his stock of captured goods, which we hope by this time are all secured. II j appears to be at this timo the focus for all eyes. His policy is tho only one, as we have insis- ted for months, which can bring us safely out of this war. Other Generals sit down before an ene- my and ditch and fortify, wasting away their by disease, short allowance and bad food, while he is always in the saddle and keeps his men in spirits and good health. Were all our Generals to adopt of the war, because of the assumption by Mr. Lin- coln of despotic overthrow of the liber- eity of speech and of the press, and of the writ of h nit as arrest of men and women, and The Lngnirer is not cognizant of (ho surroundings ft hearingt thoy separation of the South, and a vigorous prosecution policy, the prospects of the Confederacy would biighten in every quarter in three weeks. of our position in this regard, and hence it is net prepared to appreciate our circumstances. We can scarcely, however, suppress a smiley at the success of our unhappy neighbor of the Register in imposing upon tho credulity of the We are infoimed that the Governor will send a messenger to the army near Richmond on the 10th of this montii. and any packages or communications for Nji-th-Carolinia troops in that army will be for- really scents to believe that the bad warded, if left at tho Quarter Master's Office in this tornpcr Of the and its violently' abusive spirit, are the result of "the com so of the Supienu: Court. Stwnlanl" Our friend of tho Enquirer certainly claimed the great American right of thinking and speaking for themselves, and his disregard of the rights of the. States and of the rights of propoity in the Southern States. Opposition to all such acts of tyranny is inborn with the people of North-Car- olina. They have never submitted their necks wil- lingly to tho yoke of any tyrant, and they never will. then, have we offended We have iven the administration of President Davis a hear- This tribunal convened in this City on Monday i does not know the Register since it been in the support in the vigorous prosecution of the Ust. The following gentlemen were admitted to the hands of the destructives. Did tho Enquirer but tho of Stato to practice of law in the Coin ts of this State know our ipghbor as we do, v, e are sure it would i R Uvin Moore, Martin Coun- i keep at a greater distance than we have been trying tv Council S. Wooten, Li-nun-; Alexander Barrett, to do for the last twelve months, to avoid collision. Moore Charles C. Pool, iMsquotank IIowull C. Our partisan course, if it be MK-h, has been fore- i ef] Upon us by the so-called Southern vtghts party W. Wayne; j of this State. In February, the people of this William G.' MorrUcy, State, l.ko those of Virginia, determined at the p0ns, by an immense majority, not to secede from As a matter of justice to our neighbor of the Re- Union on account of the election of Lincoln. a secessionists refused to submit to this j arnlg Moss, Wilson. -we have encouraged our brave soldiers in the have .voted, in the Con- vention, man and moans to rarry on the war; and if we could have been of more service to the cause by shouldering our musket, we would have done it. But while- we have opposed tyranny The Iredel! Express. The Iredcll Egress endeavors to produce the im- pression that we were an 01 iginal secessionist, stand- ing side by side with Yancey, Rhett Co. The Ej'pwits knows better. Up to within the last three months the Express has endorsed our course; and the Standard and that paper have been together unlil very recently, from tho moment the message of Gov. Ellis appeared, which committed this State to disunion. We have nol changed; but the people of Iredcll, who have carefully read the Express, know that that paper Tias. It docs not speak now for more than one in ten of tho voters of Iredell. We have never advocated the doctrine of seces- sion at will, as our files will show. We have al- ways held the Jeffersonian and Jackson doctrine, that no State hud a right to separate from the Union except for a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous lation of the Constitution. This was the doctrine of the Democratic'party, .until the newlifffits got y'uter we will state, that after our lust number was e Editor of tho drtlclo without, we havo labored to maintain liberty with- control of it ai Charleston and Baltimore; and as in Hence, when pnrtyism has prevailed instead of sodn as their control commenced, thc party was dis- patriotism-when tho government and the cause it- organized and decay set in. A few months more, n. of "i" j self have been claimed as the property of party, the and it was destroyed, and with it the Union was issued, we dncovered ho was not theMitoi of and thcy at onco a Convcllllon j and the Petersburg at which thcy dubbed themselves suspected, appeared in that journal, which we copied, apology p.rtyt tbok_steps_ to sepa- fool-when "sedition oaths and since examined the files of thc for 1837, ing for Mr. Stanly ns a black repu liter We have and find that, our neighbor disapproved, in very de- cided terms, of Mr. Stanly's conduct in California, jlehas, therefore, been consistent in this respect; and, as'he is so seldom consistent in his public con- duct we feel that he is entitled to this admission, to rate North-Carolina from the Union by violent means, and against tho of a largo majority of her people. The so-called tho State government, the State meanwhile advanc- Cd 1 proposed, for thc purpose of putting a "hideous mark oif the late Union men, and on their children and their children's when tho military has been tna.lc paramount to the destroyed also. At Charleston we denounced the Yanceyites openly in the Convention, and at Balti- more we stood to thc last moment by the old organ- isation. We were induced to support Mr. Ureckin- ridge because of thc assurances of his leading friends in this State and elsewhere, and because of his own assurances and those of Gen. Lane, that they were Personal. lhe course of certain presses in this State towards us personally, vvhue it by no means disturbs our equanimity, demands a simple statement once for all. Thcy meanly and falsely insinuate, that in pro- posing the name of Gov. Graham for Governor first, and then of Col. Vance, we knew they would do- clme, and thus leave the way open to onreelf. They measure us by themselves. They are incapable of rising above a sordid selfishness. Bound down by self and an invincible partizan proclivity in all they say and do, they are ready to attribute the same base propensities to us which govern them. Every gentleman with whom we have conversed and with whom we associate, knows well, that we have in the most earnest manner declared that we desired no office whatever at this juncture. We suggested Gov. Graham's name, confidently believ- ing that it would meet the views of a large majority of the people, (in which we were not mistaken) and that he ivould certainly accept. Those intimate with us, know that his declination was a serious disappointment to us. With the same feelings and' expectations we have suggested the name of Col. Vance, honestly preferring both of them to our- solf for that position. And we now say for the comfort of the squads, that Col. Vance, willrvn, and that he will distance any one they may choose to run against him. Indeed, we now begin to think from certain indications, thc squads wi'll drop Col. John- ston's name, and we shall not be surprised if they declare for Col. Vance or for some new man. But perhaps we ought to say, for the special com- for and edification of our enemies and mal'igners, "Tray, Hlnncbe and Sweet heart, Lutie dogs and that we venture the assertion, that no man in North- Carolina has received more, if so many appeals, per- sonally and by letter, urging us to allow our name to run for the office of Governor as ourself. These appeals have not come from the politicians, but from the people of the Slate, in such numbers as would startle the hounds who arc constantly barking at us. Let them bark on, and remember, that when we Want to be Governor we shall say so. 6th Regiment N. C. Troops. We learn that this regiment was thrown into commotion, soon after the battle below Richmond, by the announcement that Capt. Isaac E. Avcry, of company E, had been appointed Lieutenant Colonel over Mnj. Webb and others, who were justly enti- tled to thc placo. Maj. Webb, who fought through the battle, of Manassas, under Colonel Fisher, and througn thc buttles as commander of the regiment, at once resigned Ins place as Major, as he should h.u i done under the circumstances, and returned .NIIC. His resignation, however, makes room for other favorites; and Captain 'Avery will mostfyobably now become Capt. Tatc Lieutenant Colonel, and Captain Kirkland Major. Lieutenant Alphoivxo C. Avcry becomes Captain of j company E, in place of Capt. Isaac E. Avery, pro- moted. An ordinance was passed by the Convention, pro- viding that promotion in companies should be by grade, and that all vacancies in third Lieutenancies should be filkd by election but no provision of the sort was made as to regiments, for the reason that it was considered well settled' that the regimental officers should be advanced as vacancies take that is, the Lieutenant Colonel to be Colonel, the M.tjor to be Lieutenant Colonel, and the place of Major to be filled by the senior Captain of the regi- ment. This has been the rule. But the rule has been violated in this instance. A worthy and com- petent o Ulcer, wbv is a Major, fresh from the field of battle, has been called upon to submit to the in- justice of having a Captain placed over him as Lieut. Colonel; and, having resigned, as it was expected he would do, the programme is no doubt to bo car- ried out by confermg all the field offices of tho regi- ment upon family and party favorites. The only objection to Maj. Webb, BO far as we know, is that he was not an original secessionist. We now call upon Gov. Clark, and the partisans "who surround him, to furnish reasons to the public and to the army, for this act, winch appears upon its face to be so unjust, not'only to Maj. Webb but. to other officers of thc regiment. Is this really a parti} war? No, God Why, then, is it that nearly all thc cilices of honor, profit, and trust, both in the army and in civil life, are bestowed upon certain patizsint? and certain families? Why is it that merit is nothing, and patriotism nothing, when compared with these claims of partisans and favorites? The remedy for these wrongs can be found only at the polls. Let the people rise up in their might, cant