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THE WAYNESBURG MESSENGER,
B. W. JONES & JAMES S. JENNINGS,
WAYNESBURG, GREENE CO., PA
87 -OFFICE NEARLY OPPOSITE THE
(olltritscitisTins.—sl 50 in advance; $1 75 at the ex
ion ofsix months; $2 (H) within the year; $2 50
411ter the expiration of the year.
Aerseirrisemerurs inserted at $1 00 per square for
tree insertions, and 25 centsasquare foreach addition
tesertion; (ten lines or less counted a square.)
• • Mir A liberal deduction made to yearly advertisers.
110 - ••Jos PRINTING, of all kinds, executed in the best
style, and on reasonable terms, at the "Messenger" JOb
` , 'ld aputsburg cfsusintss Carbs.
♦. ♦. FURMAN. J. G. RITCHIE.
PURMAN & RITCHIE,
♦TTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
U:rAll business in Greene, Washington., and Fay
ette Counties, entrusted to them, will receive prompt
'attention. Sept. 11, 1861-Iy.
Wm. LIN DSEY. .1. A. J. BUCHANAN.
LINDSEY & BUCHANAN,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Office on the North side of Main street, two doors
West of the "Republican" Office.
R. W. DOWNEY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Office in Led
with's Building. opposite the Court House.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Office in Sayers'
Building, adjoining the Post Office.
Slept. 11, In6l—ly.
C. • . BLACK. JOHN PHELAN.
BLACK & PHELAN,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office in the Court House, Waynesburg.
o!*4-:1 , 11- 1 0 \
DR. D. W. BRADEN,
' Physician and Surgeon. Office in the Old Bank
Main street. Sept. 11, 1861-Iy.
DR. W. L. CREIGH,
Physician and Surgeon,
And dealer in Drugs, Medicines. Oils, Paints, &c.,
411. c., Main street, a few doors east of the Bank.
Sept. 11, 1861—ly.
M. A. HARVEY,
Druggist and Apothecary, and dealer in Paints and
41 3 / 1 ., the mos; celebrated Patent Medicines, and Pure
Liquors for medicinal purposes.
Sept. 11, 1861-Iy.
WM. A. PORTER,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Foreign and Domes
tic Dry Goods, Groceries, Notions, &c., Main street.
Sept. 11. MI —ly.
Opposite the Court House, keeps always on hand a
large stock of SPasonable Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots
- sad Shoes, and Notions generally.
Sept. 11, 1861-Iy.
Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Drugs, Notions,
Sun-ware, Queensware, Stoneware, Looking Glasses,
Iron and Nails, Boots and Shoes, lists and Caps,
Main street. one door east of the Old Bank.
Sept. 11, 11361-Iy.
Heisler in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Queens
ware and notions, one door west of the Adams House,
*ain street. Sept. n, 1861-Iy.
MINOR & CO.,
Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, Gm
stiles, Queensware, Hardware and Notions, opposite
tne Green House. Main street.
Sept. 11, 1861-Iy,
. staler in Men and Soy's Clothing, Cloths, Case
mores, Satinets, Hats and Caps, &c., Main strtet. op.
lie the Court (louse. Sept. 11, 1861-Iy.
A.. 1. SOWERS,
Dealer in Men and Boy's Clothing, Gentlemen's Fur
nishing Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Old
Ike* Building, Main street. Sept. 11, 1861-4 m
BOOT AND SHOE DEALERS.
J. D. COSGRAY,
Boot and Shoe maker, Main street, nearly opposite)
the "Farmer's and Drover's Bank." Every style of
Boots and Shoes constantly on hand or made to order.
' Sept. 11, 1861-Iy.
J. B. RICKEY,
Soot and Shoe maker, S ayer , s Corner, Main street.
Soots and Shoes of every variety always on hand or
mule to order on short notice.
Sept. 11, 186I—Iy.
GROCERIES & VARIETIES
Dealer in Groceries and Confectioneries, Notions,
Medicines, Perfumeries, Liverpool Ware, Sic., Glass of
ell Mee. and Gilt Moulding and Looking Glass Plates.
ljgreasb paid for good eating Apples.
" Sept. 11, 1861-Iy.
Dealer in Groceries and Confectionaries, and Variety
Goods Generally, Wilson's New Building, Main street.
thigt. It, 1861--ly.
Dealer in *School and Miscellaneous Books, Station
ery. Ink, Magazines and Papers, Wilson's Old Build-
Main street. Sept. 11, 1861-Iy.
FAMERS' & DROVERS' BANK,
JESSE HOOK, Pres't. J. LAZEAR, Cashier
Sept. 11, 113154:-1y.
4 lIMIDEZIR3 4WD EAT
' a titiklarness and Trunk Maker, Main 'street, three
'of the Adams House.
kiOOr & HAGICR,,
BY FRAN% B. WILLIAMS
[The following beautiful lines were writ
ten by a private in Company G., of Stuart's
Engineer regiment, now at Camp Lesley,
near Washington. In explanation of one
of the verses of the poem, it is right to
state that white rags are frequently scat
tered along the sentinel's post on a dark
night to mark his beat:]
Atas ! the weary hours pass slow,
The night is very dark and still,
And in the marshes far below
I hear the bearded whip-poor-will ;
I scarce can see a yard ahead,
My ears are strained to catch each sound—
I hear the leaves about me shed,
And the springs bubbling through the ground
Along the beaten track I pace,
Where white rags mark my sentry's track;
In formless shrubs I seem to trace
The foeman's form, with bending back ;
I think I see him crouching
I stop and list—l stoop and peer,
Until the neighboring hillocks grow
To groups of soldiers, far and near.
With ready piece I wait and watch,
Until my eyes, familiar grown,
Detect each harmless earthen notch,
And turn guerillas into stone ;
And then amid the lonely gloom,
Beneath the tall old chestnut trees,
My silent marches I resume,
And think of other times than these
"Halt ! Who goes there 1" my challenge cry,
It rings along the watchful line ;
"Relief !" I hear a voice reply—
" Advance and give the countersign."
With bayonet at the charge I wait— •
The corperal gives the mystic spell ;
With arms sport I charge my'mate,
Then onward pass and all is well.
But in the tent that night awake,
I ask, if in the fray I fall,
Can I the mystic answer make
When the angelic seutries call
And pray that Heaven may ordain,
Where'er. I go, what fate be mine,
Whether in pleasure or in pain,
I still may have the countersign.
Nut d p tutting.
HOW TO EARN A HOME.
A STORY FOR THE HARD TIMES.
The other evening I came home with an
extra ten-dollar bill in my pocketmoney
that I had earned by out-of-doors work.—
The fact is, I'm a clerk in a down-town
store, at a salary of $6OO per annum, and
a pretty wife and baby to support out of it.
I suppose this income will sound amaz
ingly small to your two or three thousand
dollar office-holders, but, nevertheless, we
contrive to live very comfortably upon it.
We live on one floor of an unpretending
little house, for which we pay $l5O per
annum, and Kitty, my wife, you'll under
stand, does all her own work; so that we
lay tip a neat little sum every year. I've
got a balance of two or three hundred dol
lars at the savings -bank, the hoard of sev
eral years, and it is astonishing how rich
I feel I Why, Rothschild himself isn't a
circumstance to me I
Well, I came home with my extra bill,
and showed it triumphantly to Kitty, who,
of course, was delighted with my industry
" Now, m; love," said I, " just add this
to our account at the bank, and with inter
est to the end of the year."
Forthwith I commenced casting interest,
and calculating in my brain. Kitty was
silent, and rocked the cradle musingly
with her foot.
"I've been thinking, Harry," said she,
after a moment's pause, "that since you've
got this extra money, we might afford to
buy a new rug. This is getting dreadful
ly shabby, my dear, you must see."
I looked dolefully at the rug; it was
worn and shabby enough, that was a fact.
"I can get a beautiful new velvet pat
tern for seven dollars," resumed my wife.
"Velvet—seven dollars," groaned I.
" Well, thee, a common tufted rug like
this would only cost three," said my cau
tious better half, who, seeing she could'nt
carry her first ambitious point, wisely with
drew her guns.
" That's more sensible," said I. "Well,
we'll see about it."
"And there's another thing I want,"
continued my wife, putting her hand coax
ingly on my shoulder, "and it's not at all
" What is it ?" I asked, softening rapid
" I saw such a lovely silk dress pattern
on Canal street this morning, and I can
get it for six dollars—only six dollars,
Tarry. It's the cheapest thing I ever
" But haven't you got a very pretty
peen talk dream•?" •
" That. laid thing I Wky, Harry, PI'S
worn it ever arse We've bees married."
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WAYNESBURG, GREENE COUNTY, PA., VaDNINDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1861.
" That's just a man's question," pouted
Bitty. "And I suppose you have net ob
served how old-fashioned my bonnet is get
" Why, I thought it looked very neat
and tasteful since you put on that black
velvet winter trimming."
"Of course—you men have no taste in
We were silent for a moment; I'm afraid
we both felt a little cross and out of
humor with one another. In fact, on my
journey home I had entertained serious
thoughts of exchanging my old silver
watch for a more modern time-piece of
gold, and had mentally appropriated the
ten dollars to further that purpose. Sav
ings -bank reflections had come later.
As we sat before the fire, each wrapped
in thought, our neighbor, Mr. Wilmot,
knocked at the door. He was employed at
the same store as myself, and his wife was
an old family friend.
"I want you to congratulate me," he
said, taking a seat. " I have purchased
that little cottage on the Bloomingdale
" What I that beautiful little wooden
cottage with the piazza and lawn, and
fruit-garden behind?" exclaimed Kitty,
almost enviously. •
"Is it possible ?" I cried. A little cot
tage home of my own, just like that I had
often admired on the Bloomingdale road,
had always been the crowning ambition of
my life—a distant and almost hopeless
point, but no less earnestly desired.
"Why, Wilmot," said I, "how did this
happen? You've only been in business
eight or ten years longer than I, at a sal
ary but a trifle larger than mine, yet I
could as soon buy the mint as purchase a
cottage like that."
" Well," said my neighbor, "we have
all been working to this end for years.—
My wife has darned, patched, mended and
saved—we have lived on plain fare, and
done with the cheapest things. But the
magic charm of the whole affair was that
we laid aside every penny that was not
needed by actual, positive want. Yes, I
have seen my wife lay by red coppers, one
"Times are hard, you know, just now ;
the owner was not what you call an
economical man, and he was glad to sell,
even at a moderate price. So you see that
even 'hard times' have helped me 1"
When our neighbor was gone, Kitty and
I looked meaningly at one another.
" Harry," said she, " the rug isn't so
bad after all, and my green silk will do
for a year longer with care."
"And a silver watch is quite as good for
all practical purposes as a gold repeater,"
said I. "We will set aside all imaginary
"The ten-dollar bill must go to the
bank," said Kitty, "and I'll economize
the coppers just as Mrs. Wilmot did. Oh,
how happy she will be among the roses in
that cottage-garden, next Spring !"
Our merry tea-kettle sung us a cheerful
little song over the glowing fire that night,
and its burden was, " Economy, and a
home of our own amid the roses and the
Can nothing be done to check this
terrible vice ? Drinking houses line
the streets of our cities and villages.
In many places the drinking habits
once banished from the family table
and the social parties are being re
stored. Drunkenness infests the
halls of legislation, the quarters of
the officers, and the barracks and
tents of our soldiers. Drunken men
reel at the corners, polluting the pure
air of heaven with their breath.—
Thousands of homes, which might
and should be the abodes of bliss,
are impoverished and made wretched
From the same cause our jails
penitentiaries and alms-houses are
crowded. Its effects are seen upon
all classes and conditions of men.—
Is it not time to make one united at
tempt to rescue those who are drunk
ards and to protect those who are
not. No less than four thousand
seven hundred and thirty applica
tions for admission to the New York
Inebriate Asylum are now on file,
from different States of the Union,
from foreign countries, and from all
classes of men. Truly this is an ap
palling statement, showing the fear
ful extent of this great evil.—Pres.
siir-Matrimony, says Mrs. Parting
ton, is a very solemn scene, when
the minister comes into the chancery
with his surplus and goes through the
ceremony of man and wife. It ought
to be husband and wife—for it's not
every husband turns out to be a man.
I declare I shall never forget when
Paul put the nuptial ring on my fin
ger, and said—" With my worldly
goods I thee endow." He used to
keep a dry goods store then, and I
thought he was going to give me the
whole there was in it. 1 was young
antl. au,d did not know till ag
terWarda, that he only meant one cal
ico gowli a year. ni timely s' ht
*-1101yeaug peopla si griug Adir?
A Young Soldier's Sister.
( A lad of less than sixteen, named
Darling, from Pittsfield, ass., re
cently enlisted in Capt. Cromwell's
company, in the Northern Black
Horse Cavalry. On learning that he
had a sick mother at home, who was
sadly afflicted by his departure, the
Captain discharged the youngster and
sent him home, as the brave lad sup
posed on a furlough. He has receiv
ed the following acknowledgement
of his kindness from the sister of the
" bold soldier boy." It is good
PITTSFIELD, Mass., Nov. 20.
CAPT. CROMWELL—Dear Sir : My
brother, David H. Dolling, a lad of
sixteen, left home and joined your
command without the consent or
even the knowledge of our parents.
I went from school to see him last
Thursday, and stated these facts to
your 2d Lieutenant. Our young sol
dier returned home on Tuesday, on a
furlough, as he supposed, and seeing
the effect of his conduct upon my
mother and a sick sister, gave his
consent to remain. But he is very
much afraid you will think that he
did not give you his promise to return
in good faith, or, to use his own term,
that he has "backed out;" so he made
me promise before I returned that I
would explain it to you. This, then,
"is to certify," gentlemen, that the
young Darling aforesaid has not aba
ted his desire in the least degree to
serve his country under your especial
guidance, although he has consented
to devote himself in the more humble
capacity of staying at home and
minding his mother. Having reach
ed the advanced age of sixteen,•he
possesses the strength of Hercules,
the sagacity of Telemaque, Aguliers'
bravery, and the patriotism of Wash
ington, whom you have probably
heard mentioned before. Would that
he could add to these a few of Me
thuselah's superfluous years, for youth,
though no crime, is very inconvenient
in his case. Of course, the advance
ment of the Black Horse Cavalry is
materially retarded, and its glory
dimmed for a season ; but wherever
you are at the end of two years, he
is determined to join you. If thou
would'st take me in his place, I should
be very happy to go. I believe not
only in this war, but fighting in gen
eral, and think that if women were
permitted to use the " knock-down
argument," it would civilize not only
their mutual relations, but also the
treatment of your much-abused sex.
Meantime, awaiting thy orders,
I am respectfully thine,
P. S..—lf you are married, please
hand this over to your 2d Lieutenant.
Purchase of a Pair of Boots in Nashville.
A writer in the Nashville, (Tenn.)
Patriot gives his experience in at
tempting to purchase a pair of sewed
boots in that city, in the following
The owner of the shop took down
from a peg a pair of stitch downs. I
tried them on. I must do them the
justice to say that they fitted me as
handsomely as if my feet had been
melted and poured into them. I de
termined to buy them, cost what they
might. " I'll take these," said I,
stamping my foot violently on the
floor, and taking a ten dollar bill from
my vest pocket. "Take your pay
out of that," said I, handing him the
costly shinplaster. I really believe
the individual who stood before me
at that moment was the most thor
oughly astonished bootmaker that I
ever saw. He looked first at the
money and then at me, turning al
ternately white and red, while his
eyeballs protruded from their sock
ets as if they were being shoved out
ward by some hydraulic pressure
within. At last, just as I was about
to cry "fire," or run for the doctor,
or something of the sort, he spoke.—
"You are from the country, ain't
you ?" I answered that I was. " I
thought so," said he ; "them boots is
eighteen dollars !" I didn't say anoth
er word. I sat down and pulled
them off, "them boots," more in sor
row than in anger, drew on my own,
and walked out of the shop. The
proprietor of the establishment must
have taken me for the Prince of
Wales or the owner of the State
Bank. Eighteen dollars for a pair of
boots! I earnestly trust that poster
ity will not think me too particular
about trifles, but I can't pay such
DELICACY.—Above every other fea
ture which adorns the female charac
ter, delicacy stands foremost within
the province of good taste. Not that
delicacy which is perpetually in
quest of something to be ashamed of,
which makes a merit of a blush, and
simpers at the false construction its
own ingenuity has put upon an inno
cent remark; this spurious kind of
delicacy is far removed from good
taste as from good feeling and good
sense • but that high minded delicacy
which maintains its pure and undevia
ting alike asnong.women as in the so
ciety of mon • which shrinks from's°
neceniany, dap, and an speak, whim
mowed, with seriousness; and kWh:
*t things whieh it would.:
allillMted Wind aide ©r
'Air Ow*bey -Saw
import* alert at 11111W1Nine
where it does not exist as a natural
instinct, it is taught as the first prin
ciple of good manners, and considered
as the universal passport to good so
THE FRENCH PRINCES.
Mrs. Ames, the versatile Washing
ton correspondent of the Evening
Post, describes as follows the person
nelle of the young Orleans princes:—
"Le Comte de Paris is a handsome
young man. His figure is fine, his
bearing elegant and modestly quiet.
He is full bearded, carrying an am
ple forehead above clear, meditative
eyes, which look as if the calm soul
of his Saxon mother shone through
them, holding a guard over his stormy
"Le Duc de Chartres is more boy
ish ; a tall, slender, graceful youth,
his figure appearing to fine advantage
in the simple uniform of an Ameri
can officer. His smooth chin is cast
in the heavier Bourbon mould, and
his gray eye slightly dull and eatur
ine, seems to foreshadow somewhat
of the gloomy fate of his family. It
is slightly suggestive to see these de
scendent% of the great tyrant Louis
the Fourteenth, the youngest of 4he
Orleans-Bourbon princes, one heir to
so proud a throne, clap their spurs
and dash down our shabby republi
can avenue, in the rear of our young
republican general, in the midst of
our great republican army. Will
they yet cover the disgrace which
clings to their name, with the ounce
of a new glory which they shall win
"Of the eighteen princes which
have borne their father's title nearly
ell lived and perished miserably.—
Only two of the eighteen were distin
guished for virtue—one of that two
was the father of these boys. The
rest were murdered by others, or
murdered by their own excesses.—
Tte besotted slaves of their own
vices, they died at their orgies—in
the arms of their mistresses—on the
block of the executioner, or in igno
ble exile; not one fell in battle, or
ever gave his life for his country.
"It will be a prouder glory for the
house of Bourbon—one of more tran
scendent lustre than if they had
fought for their forfeited throne—if
it yet can be said of the last of the
Orleans, princes that they fell fight
ing for liberty ; that they gave their
life-blood for the perpetuity of a free
government, in behalf of a great na
tion and country, and that nation
and country not their own."
MiSrThe New York Commercial Ad
vertiser: on tl a authority of a private
in the Seventy-ninth Highlanders,
gravely tells the following story as
an instance of "just retribution on a
traitor," &c. It is about as probable
as Sinbad the Sailor, but may go at
"It will be remembered that in the
early part of summer a man employ
ed in the Washington Navy Yard
was discovered filling shells with
sand instead of the proper material.
This man had received a medical ed
ucation, and on his escape within the
rebel lines resumed the practice of
his profession. When the Seventy
ninth landed at Port Royal the first
sight which greeted them on entering
the hospital was this man seated at
a table, with a splendid case of sur
gical instruments before him his left
arm resting naturally upon the table,
and the position of his body indica
ting perfect ease, but upon a closer
examination it was discovered that
the entire upper portion of his head
had been cut away, from the crown
to the back of his neck, by a cannon
READING THE TESTAMENT.—Letters
from camp show, that in the destitu
tion of other reading, the testaments
are much read. A captain just re
turned from Washington, states that
he is in the habit of reading the
Bible aloud in his tent in the evening,
and that he has often had a group of
twenty or thirty men outside list
The approach of danger also caus
es the Bible to be read. The chap
lain of the Cameron Rifle Regiment
writes : "The constant expectation
of the new dangers we have to en
counter proves to be quite an induce
ment to use their Bibles. The other
day when we received orders of
marching on outposts, there came to
me about sixteen soldiers, asking me
to give them a new Testament"—
Among the dead on the field of the
battle of Bull Run,a correspondent of
the Savannah Republican speaks of
one of our soldiers found lying with
his Bible opened upon his bosom.
Bi CAREttri IN DIRECTING LETNENS.-
Last 'week there were received at the
dead letter office four thousand and twelve
letters. Of these ninety-seven had been
misdirected, two hundred and eighteen
had been uncalled for, one hundred. and
fifty-nine were unintelligible, and Say
-0.0111 we* . .41.04/O.lkW angOunOig in the
immi iamb td Ow amount of SIMI*
SECRETARY CAMERON'S REPORT
The report of the Secretary of
War is the best written and the most
interesting of the various documents.
It gives the present number of volun
teers as 640,637, and of regulars as
20,334, making in all 660,071, a larger
army than any other nation in the
world possesses. The number of
three month's men was 77,875, of
which Pennsylvania furnished 16,199
double that of New York or Ohio.—
The aggregates of the volunteers,
three month's and three year's is
718,512. Of the army now in the
field 568,383 are infantry, 59,389 cav
alry, 24,588 artillery, 8,395 rifles and
sharpshooters, and 107 engineers.—
The number of cavalry is more than
is supposed necessary, and all enlist
ments of that sort will cease. He
recommends the fortification of our
sea and lake coasts, that we may be
able to repel attacks from foreign
foes if necessary. He advocates the
using of fugitive slaves as a military
resource, and thinks other questions
connected with slavery can safely be
left with Congress.
SEC. WELLES' REPORT
The Secretary of the Navy reports
that on the 4th of March our Navy
consisted of 42 vessels carrying 555
guns and about 7,600 men. We have
now 264 vessels, manned by about
22,000 seamen. The expense for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1862, are
estimated at $44,625,665 02. He
coigkmends the bold action of Commo
doff/Wilkes. He thinks that fugitive
slives, if they have assisted the reb
els, should be taken in custody, but,
if free therefrom, should be employ
ed in some useful manner. Like
the President, he evades all trouble
some subjects very skillfully.
SEC. BLAIR'S REPORT
The Postmaster General states that
the expenditures for the year 1861
have been 13,606,759, being a decrease
on the expenses of 1860 of no less
than 81,268,014—whi1e the gross rev
enue amounted to 9,046,296, a de
crease from 1860 of only $168,771.
These results have ensued from the
operations of the rebellion, the dead
loss in the rebel States last year hav
ing been $2,457,930. The total num
ber of the Post Offices in the Union
is 28,586; the number of Post Office
appointments during the year was
9,572, of which the President made
337 and the Postmaster General the
rest. The number of dead letters
opened at Washington in the last year
SECRETARY OF TREASURY'S REPORT
WASHINGTON CITY, Dec. 9.—The
Secretary of the Tresury sent into
Congress his report. He enumerates
the loans obtained, making an ag
gregate 0f5197,242,588. He estimates
the revenue from all sources, for the
fiscal year ending Jnly next, at $54,-
552,655, which is over $20,000,000
less than estimated by him in July
last. To meet the demands caused
by the vast increase in the army be
yond the number which his estimates
in July were predicated, he says : of
these additional appropriations, $47,-
985,566 61 were authorized acts of
the last session, and $143,130,027 76
are now asked for, making an aggre
gate increase, including $22,787,933
31, for undefinate appropriations and
redemptions of temporarydebt beyond
the estimates of July, of $908,427 68.
While recommending retrenchment
and the prevention of abuses, the
Secretary feels himself constrained
to renew the suggestiofi heretofore
submitted by him, that the property
of rebels should be made to pay in
part, at least, the cost of the rebel
The Secretary gives estimates for
the year ending 30th June, 1863,
should the war continue so long, and
the probable increase of the public
debt, which, in brief, is as follows:
On the Ist day of July,lB6o, the pub
lic debt was $64,869,703, 08. On the
let day of July, 1861, the public debt
was 890,867,828, 68. On the lst day
of July, 1862, the public debt will be
$517,372,802 98. On the Ist day of
July, 1863, the public debt will be
HORRIBLE DEATH.—Some days ago
a small girl of twelve or fourteen
years, named Lawles, living near
Water and. Swede streets, Nor
ristown, was at the house of a neigh
bor, playing with the children of the
latter who had a fire built out of
doors, near by, when her dress caught
fire and she was burned to a crisp,
while the woman of the household
lay in drunken insensibility, unable
to help the ohild in her agony.—
What a lesson is here !
iiihr"My son, would you suppose the
Lord's Prayer could be engraved on
a space no bigger than a half dime ?"
" Why, yes, father, if a half dime
were as large in reality as it appears
in your eyes, I think there would be
no difficulty in putting it on about
four times. '
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NEW SERIES,--VOL, 3, NO. 28.
Marriage of the Prince of Wake.
This is an event which, in the nat
ural order of things, says a London
paper, may be looked for shortly.—
Madam Rumor has, indeed, already
conferred upon his Royal Highness a
daughter of Prince Christian, of Den.
mark, in whom and whose male heirs
the succession to the throne is vested
according to the treaty of London, of
1852. The Princess is in her seven
teenth year, and said to be exceeding.
ly beautiful, and, in every respect, a
suitable match for the heir apparent
to the throne of England. The only
objection to it is the possibility that
such a matrimonial alliance between
the crowns of England and Denmark
may entangle this country in disputes,
or even.wars, respecting the Danish
succession, as similar alliances have
done in times of old. But whenever
and whomsoever his Royal Highness
does marry, we take it for granted
that there will be no extraordinary
pull upon the public purse on the oc
casion, because the bridegroom either
is, or ought to be, amply provided for
by the revenues of the Duchy of Corn
wall, which, only diminished by the
cost of his maintenance and educa
tion, have been accumulating for his
benefit from the day of his birth,
some twenty years ago. From the
Parliamentary return, No. 13, session
1860, the latest we have seen on the
subject, it appears that the gross re
ceipts of the duchy in the year end
ing 31st of December, 1850,were $318,-
520; that the disbursements, under
various heads, amounted to 64,635;
and that the sum of $203,925 was
paid over to the trustees and treasu
rer of his Royal highness, for his
Royal Highness' use, leaving a bal
ance of $499,60 at his bankers. Now,
an income of $200,000 a year for twen
ty years, amounts to $4,000,000; and,
supposing that the maintenance and
education of the Prince Duke from
the time he was a baby in arms down
to the present day, has'cost hisßoyal
parents—who are the trustees—ssoo,-
000, there ought to be something like
$3,500,000 invested for his benefit
somewhere. If what ought to be - -is,
the loyal and liberal people of Eng
land may rejoice, therefore, in the
prospect of the approachinghalt
ness of their future monarch, with—
out any apprehension of a demand
for dowry or appanage such as is, it
would appear, indispensable in the
ease of other members of the royal
Particulars of the Bombardment of Port
NEW YORK, Dec. 12—The Herald
publishes the following letter from Ft.
Pickens, dated November 23d, 1861 :
The bombardment was commenced
on our side on the 22d of November,
at half-past nine o'clock, A. M., hav
ing about half an hours' start of the
rebels. Since then the firing has
continued. The first day we had one
man killed and one wounded. The
one killed was a member of the Zon
ave regiment. Good shots were fir
ed on both sides; but little harm was
done to Fort Pickens, while Fort Me-
Rae suffered very much. The U. 5,
frigates Niagara and Richmond,
part in the bombardment, with good
The second day Fort Pickens com
menced firing again at half-past ten,
A. M., and was answered promptly
by the rebels. I think abbut twenty.:
five hundred guns have been fired in
two days. At three o'clock, P. M.,
on the 23d of November, Warrington
was set on fire by the guns on our
side, and the .fire destroyel neßrly all
of that place and the greater part of
the Navy Yard.
It must not be forgotten that the.
steamer Times was disabled the first
shot fired. She was towed out of the
Navy Yard at night. The rebels did
not fire so much the second day; per
haps they are short of ammunition,
Two companies of Wilson's Zonawnn
have charge of the batteries neartha
Fort; two more companies of the
same regiment assisting in the Fort,
carrying shell, powders, doing guard
duty, &c., the rest lie in the trenches
to repel any night attack. The
heaviest guns of the rebels are new
the light house, and their best mor
tars on both sides of the hospitals.—
The water battery, below Fort Mc-
Rae, is proving a bad customer, and
is to be feared more than the Fort is.
Our ranges are splendid, and it giv.4ll
one great satisfaction to witness Lbw
great trial of our artillery. If I ha,*
time I will send you sketches of the
burning of Warrington and the Navy
Important from Washington.
WASHINGTON, December 11. --1
great alarm occurred in our lined it
Virginia last night, occasioned
report that.the enemy were. advsl*D
ing in strong force. Seven districts-,
of the army were under arms all
night, but the alarm proved to be
false. At noon to-day all was quiet.
The statem e nt of Gen. Mee]
interference with Secretary
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