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Important from the Eebel Army. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
Important from the Eebel Army. A young man named William West, " a son of a clerk in the Treasury Department, and who was pressed into the rebel ranks at Winchester, arrived at our lines Monday morning. He left Centerville on Saturday and makes the following report: The rebel forces near that point number about sixty thousand , being about one half of their army of the Potomac. They are concentrated between Centreville and the Bull Run battle-field , in the angle formed by Braddock'a Road and the roads leading to Manassas Junction. They have about 15 batteries light artillery, but no siege pieces, and four or five regiments of cavalry. Their fortifications are small, insigmcant, compared with ours, apparently merely breastworks for infantry, and do not extend this side of Centreville. The men are well clothed in homespun, have sufficient food and drink , though no coffee or sugar, and have not yet suffered from cold. The tents leak in a heavy rain. Many Maryland and Virginia...
1 i ^ p —-^—The Stone Blockade--Sailing of Old Whalers to be Sunk Across the Southern Harbors—Copy of the Secret Orders —List of Vessels, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
1 i ^ p —-^—The Stone Blockade--Sailing of Old Whalers to be Sunk Across the Southern Harbors—Copy of the Secret Orders —List of Vessels, &c. We published yesterday a brief account of the fleet of vessels loaded with stone which are to be used in closing up harbors on the Southern coast. The fleet sailed on the 20th instant, and we give below a list of the vessels composing it, with their tonnage. They are all old , but substantial, whaling vessels, double decked to g ive thera greater firmness. They were stripped of their copper and other fitting, which were upt necessary for so short a voyage as they will make, and loaded with p icked stone, as deepl y as was safe. They were purchased by the Government at New Bedford, New London, Nantucket, Sag Harbor , Edgartown, Mystic and Newport. In the bottom of each ship a hole was bored, into which was fitted a lead p ipe five inches in diameter , with a valve so fixed that, though perfectly safe even for a long voyage, it c...
Maryland Legislature Organized To-Day [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
Maryland Legislature Organized To-Day ANNOPOLIS , December 4.—The legislature organized to-day b y the election of Mr. Berry Speaker of the House and Mr. Goldsborough President of the Senate. The Governor^ message was read. It is an eminently loyal and patriotic document. He says he has convened, the Legislature at this special session in order that they may at once perform the qleaiv l y expressed will of the people b y taking such steps as will seem most effective to vindicate the honor anS loyality of the State, by undoing and as far as possible remedying the evils of the legislation of their predeee* sors. He urges the adoption of nea»» ures for the payment of the State's portion of the National tax for tha expenses of the war. He says that the rebellion must be put down , no matter what it costs. Our State must bear her share , and hopes it will be done with no niggard hand. Her urges»loan for toe purpose. Bealso says, that it is undoubtedly otet strict duty, as it is a...
Thirty-Seventh Congress. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
Thirty-Seventh Congress. WASHINGTON , December 4.—8sv« ATE—Mr. Chandler , of Michigan, introduced a resolution to expell Mr. Breckinridge from a seat in the Senate. Mr. Powell , of Kentucky, took the ground that as Mr. Breckinrid ge had resigned his seat he could not "be expelled. Mr. Trumbull, of Illinois, insisted that he should be expelled, and offered a substitute forlir. Chandler' s resolution as follows: Whereas,-John C. Breckinridge, a member QT this body, has joined the enemies of his country, and is now in arnta against the government he had sworh to support. Therefore , Resolved, That the traitor Breckinridge-be expelled from the Senate. Mr. Chandler accepted the substitute and the resolution was unanimously adopted, yeas, 39, nays, 0.— Absent or not voting^ Messrs. Bayard , Bright, Johnson, of Tennessee , Johnson, of Missouri , Pearce, Powell, Rice, Saulsbury and Willey. EXTRAORDINARY WXATHER IN ENOLAND.—The English papers contain accounts of the effect of the mil...
A Letter from Mr. Holt. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
A Letter from Mr. Holt. Mr. Joseph Holt, writes the Washington correspondent of the N. Y. Post, is on a visit to his home in Kentucky, and has written a letter to Washington warmly approving- the passage of resolutions in the House of Representatives recommending the President to place Messrs. Mason and Slidell in precisely the same situation that the rebels have placed Colonels Corcoran and Wood. He says that the only way of intimidating the rebels is to show them that the legitimate government is in earnest and will punish treason. He further writes that the loyal people of Kentucky are heart-sick waiting for an onward movement of the Union troops in Kentucky. It is no secret that Mr. Holt, also asks for an advance here just as soon as the General-in-eommand considers it prudent to move onward. The political interests of the country, Mr. Holt writes, demand more active work by the government troops. This is the story told by almost all Kentucky and Tennessee men now in Washi...
A Woman Burned to Death. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
A Woman Burned to Death. A sad occurrence transpired in Cleveland on Thursday night last. A Mr. and Mrs. Kipp were sitting up together, the former reading a newspaper, and the latter knitting. After some time Mr. K. lay down on the lounge and fell asleep, and the lamp getting dim, Mrs. K. procured the oil can and proceeded to replenish it. Holding it too near the flame the oil ignited, and a terrible explosion followed, blowing the can into fragments and setting fire to the poor woman's clothes, which burned with frightful rapidity. The husband, awakened by the noise, sprang to his feet, when an awful sight met his eyes. His wife was writhing in the agonies of death—her hair was burned from her head and her clothing entirely gone. He attempted to rescue her, but it was too late, as her injuries were fatal, and she died from them almost immediately.
Capture of a Bebel Battery. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
Capture of a Bebel Battery. The chief steWart of the Vanderbilt states that a few days before the steamer-left ffert Royal, Captain Faulkner, with a scouting party of fifteen men, proceeded seven miles beyond Ueaufort, where they discovered a rebel fort on Ladies' Island. The party opened a brisk fire for the purpose of discovering if the stronghold was garrisoned, and the number of troops ready to defend it. A rapid reply was soon received, . in the shape of a large shell which burst near the party, and soon after the troo23S in the fort were discovered retreating. There were about three hundred soldiers , including artillerists , in the Fort , and its evacuation created some surprise from Captain Faulkner and his command; but it soon appeared that the rebels had believed that the scouts were but the advance guard of a large force , and the evacuation was thus accounted for. Captain Faulkner then cautiousl y took possession of the _krt, but subse quently considering- ;kat t...
HOEBIBLE AFFAIR [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
HOEBIBLE AFFAIR The Brownsville Times says that about nine o'clock on Sunday morning last, a •mall Irj jf hduse, one mile east of Brownsville, was discovered to be on Are. It was occupied by an old colored woman about one hundred years of age. She was in the house alone at the time, and was burned to death, the body being found afterwards, almost consumed by the iire. The house and contents were destroyed. It is not known how the fire originated.
FIBE 15 BEOWNSVILLE [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
FIBE 15 BEOWNSVILLE On Tuesday morning a fire broke out in the grocery store of Mr. T. B. Murphy, on Market street. It was discovered before it had much headway, and extingviished before it reached the roof. Most of the stock in the store was destroyed, and the building considerably damaged. The fire originated in the inside, but it is not known from what cause. flgylt is a good rule always to back your friends and face your enemies.
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
ooivsTj 3vr —* i* x o «r» >«« i DR. J. H. SCHENCK , Will be at the HMO! 311 .1. KIM NO. 140 WOOD STREET, PITTSBURGH, A. On Monday and Tuesday, December 2d and 3d, and January 6th and 7th. DR SCUENCK DESIRES ALL HIS OLD PATIENTS TO COME AND SEE HIM WHEW HE VISITS PITTSBURGiI. HE MAKES MO CHARGE FOR CASES THAT HE HAS EXAMINED ONCE ALREADY. HE ONLY CHAOSES IN NEW CASES WHEN HE MAKES AN EXAMINATION WITH THE "RESP1ROMETER." FOR SUCH AN EXAMINATION HIS CHARGE IS INVARIABLY THREE DOLLARS. THE MANDRAKE PILnl, A CUTAIX CURB FOR DISEASED (Jvn, • AVB THB MANY DANGEROUS MALAD1U WH1CS ill CAUSED BY A MORBID CONDITION OF THAT ORGAN. To give the public a clear understanding ef las mode in ivliicii SCHENCK'S MANURAKE PILLS produce those wonderful effects which are attested •y thousands of reliable witnesses, we present a brief PESCRII'TION OF THE HUMAN LIVER and it* functions, which will make the operation of this popular medicine perceptible lo every man's Utt derstanding. The Liver i...
^mmntwWs- [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
^mmntwWs- finW. ntOH OHAiLESMH, 8.0.-k UI8IIO 07 THE*J|*EirmBl» The Philadelphia BrupSkrer is permitted to publish a letter trot* Charleston, of date November 28d, to » lady dhv PhUadelphia. The statement*- made therein ¦ aay be relied upon as an accurate description of affairs in that city at the present jMfi-w« «W>te tbm Sowing portion:— 'Disguise the truth as we may, all thinking teen here ftel their potation peculiarly llipa.fr; *«d th*se who are surrounded by female relatives, have their anxiety inartaeed a thousand fold. We do not fear for the clash of contending armies, though that it sufficiently terrible to excite much apprehension; but even amid the carnage of war, the veriest boor within the armies would respect women; though traitors try to teach us that the Northern war cry is "Beauty and Booty ;" but we do dread lest At midnight the fearful sounds of servile Insurrection shall salute our ears. You know the negroes are far superior in numbers to the white...
Threatened Famine in Ireland. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
Threatened Famine in Ireland. The latest accounts of the progress of the second famine in Ireland—caused by the potato rot, short crops of cereals and a general want of employment—are gloomy enough. In the provinces of Connaught, Munster and Leinster the yield of potatoes, it is stated, will not come up to onehalf the usual supply, and of this & very large portion are unfit for human food. A man had been already found starved to death in the hi ghway in Clare ; the peasantry of Mayo, Galway and Sligo suffer from want both of food and fuel, while the greater bulk of weavers of Antrim are out of employment. We have only room for the subjoined extracts from the latest papers: The Dublin Freeman of the 14th ult. says: The potato crop is now dug out, and the result had been anticipated. More than one-half is gone, and whether the remainder will stand in close pits, excluding the sli ghtest approach of air, remains to be seen. In the provincial papers we find that some local...
•id's htinstiva t» Minister Adams. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
•id's htinstiva t» Minister Adams. Pni£i*W*^A , JWrSemker 6.—Philadelphia papers V contain extracts ffrjm documents accompany ing the WesirJwit' s Message, relating to our foreign affairs. In the course ofSecrotary Seward's instructions to Minister Adams he saytv; "The President neither looks for nor expects any actual and permanent dismemberment of the American Union, especially by & line of latitude. The improvement of our many channels of intercourse, and the perfection of our scheme of internal exchanges, and the incorporation of both of them into a great system of foreign coin-I merce, concurring with the gradual abatement of the force of the onl y existing cause of alienation, have carried us already beyond the danger of disunion in that form. <; The so-called Confederate States, therefore, in the opinion of the President, are attempting what will prove a physicial impossibility. Necessarily, they build the structure of their government upon the same princ...
Prices in Charleston. S. 0. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
Prices in Charleston. S. 0. From an intercepted letter, from Charleston, addressed to Bordeaux. France, we make the following extract : When shall pf ace. commerce, navigation and prosperity be re-established? Our existence is already sutfh here as to tire one of life I Butter, &0 cents; refined sugar, 25; ordinary ivip coffee, 45; Java coffee, 65; common tea, ?2 50; beef 20 to 25 cents per pound. No Irish potatoes; no cheese; no hams^—the last one was sold at thirtytwo-cents per pound ; ordinary candles ten cents apiece; lard thirty-five cents per pound. Coal twenty dollars per ton. A small cart load of fire-wood, one dollar and a half.— Common calico , which before cost six and twelve cents , now costs fifty and seventy-five cents a yard; common stuff, for lining ladies' dresses, thirty-seven cents per yard. A pair of bucksin shoes (which fall to pieces the first time you put them on) three dollars; one pair of boots nineteen dollars. To live, and to live , barely ...
¦ *•< » Big Fight among the Chivalry. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
¦ *•< » Big Fight among the Chivalry. The mate of the captured brig Grenada, who has been held a prisoner at Charleston, has arrived at New York, and published a statement, containing the following : When we vrere at Phoenix Island I could distinctly hear the bombardment of Port Royal and see the smoJje. The soldiers here are very much dissatisfied—many of them wishing to be a £ home. On November 12th the soldiers at the fort on Otter. Island, as well as those on Phoenix Island, removed all their traps, guns, ammunition, &c, on board the steamer Planter, and blew up their forts—knowing that they would be taken if they remained. It is the intention of the p lanters all along the coast, when the Yankees arrive, to remove all the stock they can—then burn tit* rest, with their houses. When the news arrived of the taking of Port Royal the greatest excitement prevailed. People could be seen running in every direction to obtain the news. A great many even went down i...
Secession Defunct on the Eastern Shore. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
Secession Defunct on the Eastern Shore. BALTIMORE , December 5th.—The Old Point boat has arrived , but brings no news from the South , there having been no flag of truce to or from Norfolk. The steamer Spaulding had sailed for Hatteras Inlet. The detachment of the New York Fifth regiment, which has been doing duty on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, returned in the steamer Star , secessionism being now entirely defunct there.
4 Highly Important Victory—Parson Brownlow's Triumph. ,- > [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
4 Highly Important Victory—Parson Brownlow's Triumph. ,- > The most important newif which has reached ns for some time comes bjr way of Memphis. A special dispivtch in the papers of that city, of date 2d , give* an account of a great battle at Morristown, East Tennessee , between the Federal forces under Parson Brownlow, and the rebels , fought December 1st, in whio^ the Federals were victorious. A rebel dispatch calls it the first Union victory of the war. Brownlow had 3 ,000 men. The rebel force is not ascertained. The rout of the rebels was total. The Avalanche says: "A large body of Unionists attacked the Confederate forces at Morristown, East Tennessee, yesterday, and killed a large number, completely routing them. Major-Gen. Crittenden has arrived at Knoxville to take command of the Confederate forces." If this news be true, and the Tenncsseeans—being notoriously the most mendacious of all the rebels, are not too apt to tell the truth when facts make against the...
Beports by a Bebel Deserter. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
Beports by a Bebel Deserter. On Sunday evening, Private James Welsh, First regiment Virginia Volunteers , came Within our lines. Two months ago he was at Richmond.— That city, he says, is converted into a hospital. Thousands of soldiers have been l ying sick at that point.— Beauregard was at Fairfax Court-House last week, and promised that the Secession troops should be in Washington this winter. He represents that the troops are but poorly clad, and much dissatisfaction exists among them. The facts of the capture of Slidell and Mason, and the capture of Beaufort, were news to him. No newspapers are received by Southern troops. They are kept in perfect ignorance of the condition of matters.
Distressing Suicide. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
Distressing Suicide. One day last week, David Devore, of Elizabeth, committed suicide while laboring under mental aberration, produced by intemperance. The deceased, it appears, succeeded in procuring a quantity of arsenic, which he swallowed, and from the effects of which he was soon in a state of freat agony. Dr. King, of Monongaela City, was called on to attend him, and administered the proper antodotes; but it was too late.— The poison had entered the unfortunate man's system, and he expired during the day, and the victim to the inordinate use of stimulating drinks. WILKES SHOT. — George Wilkes, of Wilkes' Spirit of the Times, was accidentally shot in the thigh on Sunday, by a pistol which he was handling. The wound, although not a dangerous one, will oottfiae MV t*> his room ffsrMfcM 'Mftka,
A Battle Expected on the Potomac—Butler's Expedition. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 18 December 1861
A Battle Expected on the Potomac—Butler's Expedition. FORTRESS MONHOE , December 9.— Via Baltimore.—A flag of truce went to Norfolk this morning, carrying thirty-two prisoners discharged on parole. A rebel flag of truce met our boat and transferred thereto some ladies coming from Richmond. From ••-day's Norfolk Bay Boole we learn that a battle is immediatel y expected on the Potomac, as the sutlers are removing their stores from the camps. The war rumors f»nd war fever are very hig h. A telegraph dispatch, dated Savannah, December 7th, states that Gen. Butler's expedition arrived on that day at Port Royal. Nothing is said about Parson Brownlow's victory in East Tennessee , or of the Fort Pickens affair.