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From Missouri. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
From Missouri. ST. LOUIS , Jan. 2—Dispatches received at headquarters announce the capture of notorious Jeff. Owens , Col. Jones and fifty of their brid ge burning gang, near Martinsburg, Andrain county,T>y Gen. Schofield , commander of the State Militia. Six regiments of Federal troops have left OttoviUe and Tipton for. Weston on an unknown expedition. Recent developments disclose embezzlements in the county Collection office amounting to $30 ,000. These frauds were committed by Stephen D. Axtell, chief clerk , and extend back for a series of years.
From Port Royal. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
From Port Royal. JN EW l oitK, Jan. 3.—Letters from Port Royal to the 3d tilt., state that Commodore Dupont is preparing for i a new naval demonstration. The gun boats are concentrating there, and the sailors are practicing with a a large number of launches in the work of landing troops. About 10,-0U0 soldiers could be spared from Hilton Head, in addition to General | Stevens' brigade, to operate against Charleston , Savannah, or the rtjbcl force at Cossawochie. The latter is most likel y the point to be attacked.
Latest from Port Boyal. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
Latest from Port Boyal. NEW YORK , Jan. 6.—The steamer i Yanderbilt has arrived with Port Royal advices to the morning of the 3d inst. She brings 3 , 697 bales of Sea Island Cotton. Gen. Stevens' brigade advanced on the 1st inst., and took posessiou of the rebel batteries, after a short resistance, in which the troops were*! aided by the gun-boats sn shelling them. Gen. Stevens followed up his success to within six miles of the Charlesleston Railroad. A flag of truce was received from the rebels requesting permission to bury their dead, and an hour was granted for the purpose, when they fell back upon their fortifications, which ure said to be. very extensive and defended by from 11,000 to 12. 0J0 men under Gen. Pope. Their loss is unknown Our force was 4,500 men, and we had only eight wounded, including Major Watson, of the 8th Michigan regiment, mortally.— Gen. Stevens now holds posession of the main land, and awaits reinforce- ments. I
From the Upper Potomao. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
From the Upper Potomao. POINT OF ROCKS , MD., Jan. 5.— 6,000 rebels attacked the 5th Connecticutregiment, near Hancock, yesterday-, while protecting the railroad. After a sli ght skirmish onr men retired to this side of the Pottynac , to await reinforcements. Meanwhile the rebels destroyed the railroad and telegraph lines, breaking our communication with Cumberland. Gen. Sardner is inarching to the relief of the Fifth regiment with a sufficient force. The loss on either side is unknown, but believed to be trifling.— The rebels have been shelling opposition, at intervals, all day. Our artillery has been responding. The rebel shells did no mischief.
Skirmish in Western Virginia. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
Skirmish in Western Virginia. CINCINNATI , Jan. 6.—A special dispatch to the Gazette from Huttonville, Ya., says that an expedition consisting of 400 of the 25th Ohio , 300 of the 2nd Virginia, and 40 of Bricken's Cavalry, sent out by Gen. Milroy to attack Huntersville, was a complete success. They attacked the enemy on Saturday.morning, consisting of-100 cavalry and 350 militia. After skirmishingabout an hour , the enemy retreated with the loss of ei ght killed and wounded. On our side there were none. Ei ghty thousand dollars worth of army store and clothing were captured and destroyed. ¦
Affairs at Eomney. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
Affairs at Eomney. A letter from Romney states that there are now some seven thousand troops at that point, including six companies of cavalry and two of artillery, all thoroughly equipped and in a most efficient state. There has been no advance yet, nor will there be until large reinforcements are received. Gen. Rosecrans was expected at Romney daily, and, on his arrival, it was thought that active operations would be resumed. Gen. Kelley is at Cumberland, and is still very low from tbe effect of his wound. He has never quite recovered since he was struck down at Philli ppi, and months may elapse before he will again be able to take the field. ¦
ffltawfc, [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
ffltawfc, On Thursday, the 12th day of December, by the Rev. C. Tilton, Mr. ANDREW SIBERT to Miss MART HUFFMAN, both of Washington county, Pa. On Thursday, 26th, by the same, Mr. BENJAMIN DUNSTAN to Miss SARAH JANE NICKINSON, both of Greene county, Pa. On Thursday evening, the 9th ult., by the Rev. C. Tilton, Mr. HOVLSWORTH HARPER, of Cumberland township, to Mies REBECCA M. JOHNSTON, of Carniichaels. On tbe same evening, by the same, Mr. WM. BLACK to Miss H. E. BOWEL , both of Jefferson. On January 9th, 1862, at tbe residence of the bride's father, by John Mitchener, Esq., Mr. GEORFE HARDEN to Miss MARY JANE JEWELL, both of Washington township, Gre»ne county. ' On January 11th, 1862, at the residence of the bride's father,, by Elder W. W. Leonard, Mr. GEORGE FRT, of Centre township, Green* county, to Miae SARAH M. VAJ6SORAFT, of Bast Bnlfrs»>Mm *o»wh^ Ifiiehinglea cwoBiy.
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
LI 1. - ¦ SSSSSJSSS SSSSSSSS -SSSSSSSSSSJI $85,00 Pays the entire cost for Tuition in the most popular and successful Commercial School in the country. Up wards of TWELVE H UNDRED young men frnmTWESTTEIOHT different States have heen educated foi business bere»ilhiu the past three years, some of whom UaTs been employed as Book Keepers at salaries of $3, 000 Per Annum, Immediately upon graduating, who knew notilnt of as counts when they entered Uie College. jrj-Miiiiste r sons Half price. Students snter u any time, and review when they please without sxtra charge. For Catalogue of 80 pages. Specimens of Prof. Cowley's Business and ornamental Penmanship, and a large engraving of the College, encloss twenty-fivs cents in letter stamps to Uie Principals, JENKINS & SMITH, Sept. II, 1861. Pittsburgh., Pa. | IRCty, BUILDINGS, FIFTH ST., PITTSBURGH, FENN'A. [Established in IMC] Incorporated by the Legislature ef Penn'a, BEING- the only Commercial College in the country conducted ...
No Prospect of a Fight in Kentucky. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
No Prospect of a Fight in Kentucky. LOUISVILLE , January 4.— The bridge over the Green river will be completed to-morrow. Federal reconnoissances are made almost daily south of the river. The rebels have retired before Colonel Garfield in Eastern Kentucky. Colonel Garfield is advancing on Prestonsburg Gen. Schoepff made several ineffectual attempts to draw Zollicoffer from his Somerset entrenchments. There is no prospect of an immediate general engagement. All the Kentucky banks located where rebel domination prevails, have been consolidated , under Henry D. Lyons, formerly of Louisville, as President, who has authority to run them for the Southern Confederacy.
Departure of Mason and Slidell. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
Departure of Mason and Slidell. BOSTON January 1.—Tho steamtug Starli g ht left Fort Warren at 11 o'clock this morning with Mason and Slidell and their Secretaries, for Princetown, where they will be transferred to the steamer Einaldo , now lying there.^ PRINCETOWN , Mass., Jan. 2.—The British steam gun-boat Binaldo left at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, with Mason and Slidell and their Secretaries aboard. The wind blew a ! hurricane all night.
AUDITOR GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
AUDITOR GENERAL. A Surveyor General and Auditor General o£the Commonwealth are te be nominated at the approaching Democratic State Convention. As the candidate for one of these positions will be conceded to the West, we propose to the consideration of the party and the Convention, WM. T. H. PAULEY, Esq., of this county. In the entire circle of our political acquaintance, we could not point out a more consistent and indefatigable and thoroughly indoctrinated Democrat than Mr. P AULEY, or one who has stronger claims on the party. As A public j ournalist, he labored for the cause with unflagging zeal and marked ability for nearly twenty years, and only relinquished his pen when his failing health admonished him that he must seek a less exciting and more invigorating employment. This retirement from editorial toi«jfand vexations has not, however, resulted in any abatement of interest in the politics of the country, or in the success of the National Democracy—the only organization,...
ECONOMY AND THRIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
ECONOMY AND THRIFT. Few public rulers in this or in any age have had a better knowledge of the sci-• ence of national economics than Frederick the Great. The system of savings he introduced and enforced in the administration of the affairs of his Empire, while it was most thorough and rigid, and extended to the most trifling items of expenditure in the royal household, was not all of economy, as he understood and taught it. In his view it consisted as much in earning as in saving, and he insisted that his people should be employed, that there should be too idlers in his dominions, and that every subject who was not disabled by disease should contribute of his labor to the material wealth of the nation. As a consequence he "yearly made his country richer," Carlyle informs us, "and this is not in money alone, (which is of very uncertain value, and sometimes has no value at all, and even less,) but in frugality, diligence, punctuality, veracity—the grand fountains from which mone...
THE SANCTITY OF THE CONSTITUTION. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
THE SANCTITY OF THE CONSTITUTION. The Constitution is as sacred as the Union, and should be preserved as inviolately and completely. The attention of those, who differ with us in this view is directed to the following article on the subject from a cotemporary :— JeaT'Some of the Republican papers, claiming to be conservative, do not even yet enter into and understand the contest in which the Government is engaged.— With these, it still appears to be a war by which the Constitution is to be overthrown, if necessary, for the preservation of the Union. Without entering into the discussion of that question, it seems to us perfectly apparent that the very idea of a Union without the Constitution is absurd. What has bound and united the people of this Government together has been the perfect aud equal manner in which its provisions have been adapted to the nature of the country and the genius of the people.— The manner in which the States act in legitimate spheres, and the General G...
POPULATION OF THE REBEL STATES, [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
POPULATION OF THE REBEL STATES, According to the census- of 1860, the white population of the seceded States is as follows: Alabama ¦ " ** 9-l« Arkansas %5I Florida ™ ,6M Ge,.rri» »M,O07 Mississippi STVW North Carolina SSI'S? South Carolina *». »£ Tennessee SMS? Texas 4S0.651 Virginia • M"*'* Total J, 80*, 536 If at the odds of four to one, with right and law and order on our side, the loyal States cannot maintain the Union and crush out the Rebellion, it will say but little for the powers of the Northern peor pie. In our opinion, it is ridiculous nonsense to talk of the triumph of the Soath. Sooner or later, they will find 'hamsahree terribl y "drnbbed." .,..,
00BTI80AT10I. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
00BTI80AT10I. The "Public Ledger" of Philadelphia, discusses this subject with so much temperate dignity, and clearness, and force in the following article, that we transfer it, entire, to our columns, embodying, as it does, our own mature convictions:— "Smarting, in many cases, under the incalculable injuries inflicted upen us ^ by this causeless and wicked rebellion, it is most natural that we should feel an eager desire to punish, as they deserve, its authors and abetters. There is the strongest motive to obtain 'indemnity for the past and security for the future,' by inflicting a chastisement which shall be memorable to all time. Two or three cities—the oirth-places and hot-beds of sedition—laid in ashes, the leaders hanged and the misguided followers driven houseless and homeless to wander forth from aland which they have endeavored to ruin, seem to be the approate and reasonable requital of a crime the greatest perhaps that history records. ^ All this is but the expressi...
An Eloquent Appeal. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
An Eloquent Appeal. Hon. Caleb Gushing has written a letter, in which he discusses and fully sustains the act of Capt. Wilkes ; and at the close of his letter he makes this appeal, full of lofty thought, and eloquent expression : My voice is that of a political poscript for opinion's sake. It may avail nothing at this hour. But, if I miglit presume, at this time, to address my countrymen, I would exhort them to cease from caviling with fereign governments as to the name to be given to this potentious thing. which rises terrible before us, the awful fact of this great struggle in the heart of the United States, on the one hand to disrupt, and on the other hand to uphold the integrity of the Union—I would entreat them to ascend to the majesty of the occasion in the legal and political relations of the times, as they have nobly manifested their purposes to do in the military once ;—I would implore them to consider that civil war is not the less war, with its rights and its duties...
WM. S. BEICTiLBT. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
WM. S. BEICTiLBT. The remains of this estimable young man, whose death we noticed in our last issue, were brought to tbe home of bis sorrowing parents in this place, on Friday the 10th instant, having been forwarded by express from Washington, D. C. yn Saturday morning' his remains were borne to the M. E. Church, where he had been wont, when living, to pay his devotions to the God in whose keeping he had placed hia all. To the crowded audience there assembled, to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed, a funeral discourse was delivered by the pastor, Rev. JONES, from 2nd Timothy, 4th aud 7th, "I have fought a good fight ; I have finished my course ; I have kept the faith." The sermon was appropriate, sympathetic, and forcible. At its close, the friends aud acquaintances took the last sad look at tbe cold and lifeless form of the loved one, ere it shoald be laid in iis "narrow house."—He was buried in Green Mount Cemetery, adjoining town. AVilliam had been, though only...
ORGillZATTOir ' OF THE LEGI8LA TUBE. [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
ORGillZATTOir ' OF THE LEGI8LA TUBE. The House of Representatives was organized on the 7th inst., by the election of JOHN ROWE, of Franklin county, Speaker. Mr. ROWE is a Democrat elected on a Union ticket. WM. HOPKINS, Esq., our neighbor of Washington county, was the nominee of the regular Democrats, and received quite a respectable vote. ROWE receiving 53 votes, and HOPKINS 45. The Union complains of the manner in which the election was conducted: and says it was effected by a bargain and sale in which the Republicans "made Mr. ROWE Speaker, in consideration of benefits which the former was to confer upon the members of the Republican party." In speaking of Mr. HOPKINS, he says:—"Nothing that we could say would add to the estimation in which this veteran Democrat is held by the Democracy of Pennsylvania. Forty five good and true Democratic votes were given to him for Speaker of the House—and although he was defeated, we would rather be in his position to-day than in that o...
fum &mmpibnU [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
fum &mmp\ibn\U For the Messenger. NEW FREEPORT, Jan. 8th, 1802. MESSRS. JONES & JENNINGS :—I gave you an account of the stabbing of Hennen, near our town, which you noticed in your paper a few weeks since. David Hennen expired on the ni ght of the 2nd of January, and on the afternoon of the 3rd a Postmortem examination was held by a Jury of 12 men and three Physicians, which resulted in the finding that Henene's'feft Lung was cut through and his Heart wounded, which caused his death. The Lung was mainly healed. The wound in the Pericardium was not healed. Oue of the veins of the Heart was wounded, and after inflamation set in the vein bursted, which caused his death, without any possible chance of saving him by Medical treatment. The Jurors were, Philip Shough, J. Morford, Joseph „Wildman, James Burdme, Hiram Hamilton, Hugh Hamilton, E. Yager, I. Hupp, E. B. Woodruff, Lemons, Wm. Lemons and E. L. Dohy.— Win. Fox, Esq. Physicians.—D. W. Gray, J. Shriver, and O. ...
fiiu, [Newspaper Article] — Waynesburg Messenger — 15 January 1862
fiiu, On the 18th of Dec, 1861, after an illness of a few weeks, Mr. WM. ARHSTKONU, Sr., in the 80th year of his age. In his business habits, the deceased was a man of great energy, industry and endurance. Possessing in a high degree, those social qualities, the exercise of which tends to lessen the ills of life and to strengthen the ties that bind us to earth ; the stranger felt himself at home in his presence. A lover of hospitality, his heart and house were open for the entertainment of both stranger and acquaintance. In his domestic relations, perhaps few men excelled him, in the uniform kindness of his heart, and in the fond greetings he was accustomed to extend to kindred. On a profession of his faith in Christ, Mr. Armstrong at a somewhat advanced period of his life, became a member of New Providence Church, then under the pastoral care of Rev. George Van Emon. Some time afterward, he was elected and ordained a Ruling Elder' of the same Church, in which office he cont...