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"A sentiment not to be appalled, corrupted or
beft4nised. ft knows no baseness; it cowers to
r; it oppresses no weakness. Destructive
only o despotism, it is the sole conservator of lib
erty, labor and property. It is the sentiment of
freedom, of equal rights, of equal obligations--the
law of nature pervading the law of the land."
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1861.
We send out accounts this week to all
our subscribers who are a year or more in
arrears. We trust all will respond prompt
ly and cheerfully, and enable us to meet
our obligations for Paper, Labor, &c.,
which are very heavy.
NEW SUBSCRIBERS AND "MATERI
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ed us, lilt week, by good-natured calls,
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The numerous voluntary additions to our
lint and the kind and friendly assurances
we have received, attest the determination
'of the indomitable Democracy of Little
Vieene to extend a more generous support
'than ever to the old and tried organ of their
Party; and we can only promise to deserve
the liberal patronage they seem resolved to
bestow by an unwavering devotion to the
interests and liberties of the people.
We have still a very large amount due us
on subscription, and for advertising and job
Work, and hope to hear soon from those of
our patrons who have thus far failed to re
DIPPER NOES OF OPINION.
The opinions of men, on subjects of po
litical and religious interest, are as varied
as the features of the race. These differ
ences originate in the mental peculiarities,
the education, motives and aims of indi
*ideals ; but primarily and mainly are
traceable to the first cause mentioned,
ferent intellectual endowments. All men do
not 'reason closely or well, or dispassion
ately, or from the same stand-point, and
many do not think at all, but adopt the con
victions of others without the mature re
'fiettion and careful examination their im
portance and their bearing on personal
and public happiness often demands. Such
habits of mental idleness and of 'listless
indifference to subiectsof political concern
are pswitive curses in a free country, whose
institutions 'derive their very vitality from
the popular intelligence. Yet we have
such habits to.dsplore, as well as the evils
that flow legitimately from them, in the
shape of unwholesome and improvident
legislation and the dominance of parties
and systems of policy destructive of the
public weal and dangerous to the public
liberties. If the people would think, and
think calmly and soberly on. matters of
political moment, and investigate closely
the measures of parties, their tendencies
and probable effects, examining at the
same time the doctrines from which these
measures spring, much misgovernment
would be spared the country, especially if
voters gave emphatic utterance to their con
'iietions at the ballot box. But instead of
this, they follow the counsels of wily and
mercenary politicians and ambitious dem
agogues, who appeal to their sectional
prejudices, inflame their passions, foster
sectional animosities, and enconrage dis
sensions and strife, until the country is
subjected to that terrible scourge of socie
ty, civil war. Had not the bad counsels
of bad and violent men, North and South,
heen listened to by a too confiding people,
our sectional differences would long since
have had a happy solution. We only con
cur with a Republican writer when we say
we have had no diOculgies that might not
have been peacefully adjusted."
As the opinions of the citizen have so
much to do with the policy of the Govern
meat and the prosperity of the country, it
is all important that they should not only
be we'll matured, but freely expressed. All
attempts to abridge the freedom of speech
aad of the press are therefore inimical to
.the beet interestsof the country andshould
be stoutly resisted by every patriot and
friend of rational and constitutional lib
erty. Let no menaces frighten you, fel
low-Democrats, or deter you from the dis
c./are of your WOOLY DUTY TO THY COUN
TRY. Remether that odious epithets are
the arguments of **la and knaves, and
arelmiy employed in the hope of driving
you into rash acts or arraying you against
.the. Government. The Opposition are des
perate, and are resorting to .desperate
means to save themselves and their party
from the retributions of the tuture. Give
no heed to their threats, treat their taunts
and harsh names and harsher expressions as
eao=ir of partizan bigotry and malice,
right en in thepatk of duty. A better
and brighter day is coming for you and
your country and party% " nave faith,
and 'struggle on."
Several robes on the Emancipation pro
yFene hi flasyses, within the last few days,
iiifente their defeat in the Howe by a
amiority *femme ten or twelve Yates. The
President is ilowlessmed as laboring to the
policy hitherto pernand on the soohject of
Slavery, soli it is amid will resist attreme
The Democratic' Meeting, held at the
Court House on Tuesday Evening last, was
not only largely attended, but was one of
.the most pleasant and harmonious politi
cal assemblages we have witnessed for
years. The speeches of Messrs. Puitmell
and MILLER were forcible, eloquent and pa
triotic, and met the hearty approval of the
audience. The Resolutions bear upon every
topic of public interest at present, and we
are happy to say embody the opinions we
have, from time to time, expressed upon
the subject-matters of which they treat.—
Confining the war to the objects set forth
in the Crittenden Resolutions at the Extra
Session of Congress. the Democratic party
are almost a unit in its favor, and will
accord Mr. Liscomes Administration an
honest and cordial support in every con
stitutional effort to crush out the Rebel
lion and vindicate the majority of the laws.
THE UNION MUST BE PRESERVED, regard
less of the sacrifices its perpetuation may
impose. Its value is incalculable, and we
would be recreant to the duty we owe to
ourselves and posterity if we failed to de
fend, and preserve, and transmit the herit
age we have received, as a sacred deposit,
from the men of the Revolution.
HON. H. P. FLENNIKEN.
This distinguished Democrat is at pres
ent on a visit to his relatives in this place,
and we are glad to say is looking excel
lently well. Judge F. is a native of "little
Greene," was for several years a member
of the Legislature from the neighboring
county of Fayette, then Charge de Affairs to
Denmark, and now Associate Judge of
We are gratified to know that he has dis
charged the duties of these varied and re
sponsible positions with great acceptabili
ty. In private life, we have rarely met a
more courteous and high-toned gentleman.
We had a long and exceedingly interest
ing conversation with the Judge on the in
stitutions, condition, habits, character and
prospects of the Mormons, the climate,
productions and physical features of their
Territory, and other kindred topics, the
substance of 'which we may give our read
ers at another time. Until the creation
of the new territory of Nevada, the Judge
was assigned to the Carson Valley Dis
trict, and has been a close observer of that
rich and interesting locality, mingling
much with the mining population and en
gaging, to some extent, in their ventures
ANOTREtt VOLUN'EtSR DEAD.
We are pained to learn that RICHARD
MORRIS, a private in one of the Greene
County Companies at Washington city,
was accidentally and fatally shot by a com
rade a feW days since. The particulars of
the deplorable occurrence are given in the
following letter from Sergeant Major
bromism, which has just reached us:—
CAMP PIERPOINT, Va. 1
Dec. 16th, 1861.
EDITORS MESSENGER:—It is with feel
ings of deep regret that I chronicle the death
of our friend and fellow-soldier, RICHARD
MORRIS. It is the wish of the Company
that you publish the petticulars of the sad
accident causing his death.
On Thursday morning last, our Compa
ny, in connection with Company D, was
sent out on picket duty; some two miles
from camp. The company left camp live
ly and joyous, little thinking that their
spirits were soon to be saddened by some
fatal accident. About 8 o'clock, A. M.,
the report of a gun was heard along the
line, and the Captain hurried up to learn
the cause. Hie horror at finding one of his
men shot, can be imagined better than
described. Standing near was Silas Chap
man, a particular friend of the deceased,
and the innocent cause of the sad acci
dent, his face a perfect picture of despair,
as he looked upon the prostrate form of
his friend and companion in arms, and
thought of the horrible deed be had in
It appeared that he and the deceased,
chancing to meet each other, began play
ing or maneuvering with their guns, when,
by some unfortunate means, Chapman's
gun was discharged, the contents entering
the head of the deceased, and passing en
A messenger was immediately despatch
ed to camp for the Surgeon and an ambu
lance, in which the deceased was conveyed
to camp, where he received every atten
tion, but all in vain.
He lingered in unconsciousness until Fri
day evening, when he died. His remains
were sent to the city on Saturday, embalm
ed and Expressed to his friends at home.
He was a general favorite with the whole
company, and as a mark of their respect,
the entire companyq preceded by the Band,
followed his remains some distance from
camp. It was a sad rite we had to per
form, and his friends have the deepest
sympathy mile company in their bereave
ment. In this connection, I will express
the regrets of our company that they
could not send home the remains of the
two others of our companions in arms,
(Samuel Anderson and Charles Cooper,)
who died of fever at the Georgetown Hos
pital. Being distant several miles in camp,
we were not aware of their decease until
several days after its occurrence. They
were interred in the M. E. burial ground
near Georgetown, . D. C.
4. "Company Fund" is about being es
tablished for the purpose of hereafter
sending home any of our comrades, who
may, in Providence, be stricken down. It
may be gratifying to those at home, who
have friends in our company, to know
that all, or nearly so, are in excellent
The above is written at the request of
massy members of the company, and its
publiesties will be
two:, by, MAI%
C (OI PIaY
A °COWARDLY ISIAX.
One of the many miserablevad unititel
ligible scribblers who skulk behind anony
mous Jtignstures to dish up their malice and
dirtiness for the readers of the "Greene
County Republican" makes an attempt
this week through the columns of that de
lectable sheet to "thaw up" the Senior Edi
tor of the Messenger. Dragging nastily
through a half-column of vagaries and
itwattle, no one can read it without reach
ing the conclusion that the writer is an ass
who wanted to say something, but eould'nt
and did'nt. Like the Irishman at the
Fair, we make it a rule "when we see a
head, to hit it," but as this fellow has none,
it is useless to strike. Besides, we have a
constitutional aversion to kicking anony
mous, small-fry penny-a-liners into notice.
If any man of sense, character or principle in
the Opposition has aught to say about or
against us, and will publish it over his
own signature, we shall pay him our re
spects with a will. But once for all let us
say that our readers will be sadly disap
pointed if they expect us to approach and
handle every skunk who opens his battery
on us, or to kick every scurvy cur that in
fests our path. We have other and better
A difficulty occurred on Saturday the
14th instant, near New Freeport in this
county, between JOHN LEMLEY and DAVID
HENNEN, in which the latter was danger
ously stabbed. LEMLEY was arrested and
lodged in jail at this place on last Sunday
week, to await his trial and the result of
injuries. The parties were
brothers-in-law, and the dispute arose
about a horse trade. HENNEN was still
living at last advises, and it is thought
w ill recover.
ANOTHER ABOLITION PROJECT.
Senator WILSON, of Massachusetts, has
reported or is about to report a bill for abol
ishing slavery in the District of Columbia.
"Its provisions," a telegraphic correspond
ent says, "meet the approbation of the
Cabinet officers, and a number of members
of both Houses and several military men
high in position. Should it become a law
other measures leading in the same direc
tion may follow."
So it gum Give these fanatical mis
chief-makers the reins, and they would
soon drive the country to perdition. Let
the piess and the people speak out at once
and in emphatic tones in condemnation of
their reckless and dangerous schemes.
THE DEMOORA.TIO PARTY 11 TIE
The Ohio Statesman, of a late date, re
marks with great truth that "it is not the
maintenance of the Constitution , nor the
preservation of the Union of the 'thirty
four States now existing, but the negro and
his status that seem likely to absorb the
greatest attention and consume most of the
time of Congress during the present ses
sion. There are fearful indications that a
party may this very winter obtain the con
trol of Congress and the Executive, which
will not hesitate to trample the •Constitu
tion under foot and wreck the Union for
the sake of effecting their scherne•or negro
At this momentous crisis, .the country
must look to the old Democratic Union
party for its salvation. If there is no hope
here, all is lost. Never in all the past
was there so urgent a call upon the De
mocracy to awake to a realizing sense of
its mission and its duty ; for never were
the Constitution and ;Union assailed with
such sleepless :vigilance and deadly hos
tility ,under -the mask of pretended friend
jtio,said that the Constitution and the
:Union are upon trial in this war. If this
be so, it is becoming every day more and
more evident that they can only be main
tained and preserved by the conservatism
and principles of the Democratic party,
which has heretofore shielded them from
the assaults of both open and secret foes.
The questions that are now agitated or
that soon will be agitated by reckless poli
ticians in and out of Congress, can only
be settled with safety to the country—the
whole country, upon Democratic princi
The breach between the two sections
now at variance will widen, and the feel
ing of vindictive hatred and revenge al
ready intense, will be increased a thousand
fold, and lead to a complete separation,
and interminable war, and perhaps to the
extermination of the white race in several
States of the Union, unless the old Dem
ocratic Union phalanx is interposed be
tween the contending parties.
There is but one course for Democrats
to take. They must arouse themselves,
as in days past, to the work of 'saving
the Union,' or see it perish before their
eyes. The war must be conducted upon
Democratic principles and for objects for
which Democrats have always contended,
or the Union can never be restored, the
Constitution maintained, or States saved
from annihilation. Where are now those
so-called 'Union men,' who a few months
ago were so fiercely determined that not
a single star should he erased from that
glorious old flag?' Echo answers 'Where?'
Outside the Democratic ranks scarcely a
man is to be found who is an open, avowed
and unhesitating advocate of the Union
of all the States, free and slave, with all
their old Constitutional rights unimpaired,
and with their territory undiminished or
.unenlarged, and their old boundaries
unchanged, in any instance, unless by the
consent of legislatures representing clear
and indisputable majorities of the whole
people of the State concerned, according
to the provisions of the Constitution.
It rests with you, Democrats. to avert
the threatened ruin to the Union and to
individual States. Are you, as were your
predecessors who bore your party name,
prepared for the active and efficient dis
charge of this high and holy trust?"
SUGAR CANE SEED.
Mr. Saxon Haerosr, of Centre town
ship, in this oeuuty, has preseuted us with
a quantity of Sugar Cane Seed said to be
of a very superior quality. It is not of
the Mow - bet is said As be a bet-
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The folloiting is a brief synopsis of the
proceedings had at the recent term of the
Courts in this county, viz:
Monday, Dee. 16, 1861, at 1 o'clock, the
several courts were opened. His Honor,
JAMES LINDSEY, Esq., President Judge, and
his associates GAMOW' WI POLLOCIC being
present: The Comrithisioninf the AMoci
ate4udges and of the sheriff were, several
ly read by the Protbonotary in open
The Constables of the several townships
made their returns. The Grand Jury were
wsre then called to the:Bar, and after be
ing sworn, Judge LINDSEY delivered to them
his charge in a brief, clear and able man
ner; there being no Bills to be laid be
fore them except for minor offences.
R. A. McConnell Esq., the District At
torney elect was sworn into office by the
Mr. Win. C. Lindsey, having completed
the course of his legal studies, upon report
of his committee wan admitted to prac
tice in the several courts of the county.
Judge Lindsey, having announced that
the Hon. Walter H. Lowrie, Chief Justice
of Pennsylvania, was present and ready
to proceed to the trial, of the Homicide
case now pending, adjourned ever the sev
eral courts of the county until Tuesday
The Chief Justice having taken his seat,
the case of the Commonwealth vs. David
Dunstan, for the killing of J. K. Huss was
called up; and the counsel for the defence
signifying their willingness to proceed with
the trial, the prisoner was brought into
court and plead " not guilty," f-a-tit.e indict
A Jury of the country being called, for
ty-one Jurors of the regular panel answer
ed to their names. Of these the prisoner
challenged twelve peremptorily ; the Com
monwealth challenged three ; sixteen were
challenged by the parties for cause, and
ten Jurors were sworn.
The regular panel being exhausted, the
court awarded a Tales of twenty-four Ju
rors from the body of the county return
able at 8i o'clock Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, it being made known
to the defence that a Juror already sworn
was a distant relative of the deceased,
they moved the court to excuse him from
sitting on the trial: the commonwealth
making no objections, the Juror was ex
The Sheriff returned the Tales, thirteen
of the Jurors answered to their names:—
the prisoner challenged six peremptorily,
the Commonwealth one ; three were chal
lenged for cause, and three were sworn.
The .foliewing is a list of the Jurors
sworn, viz: Corbly Garrard, William
Lang, Nicholas Detroit, Caleb Hughes,
Samuel A. Huston, Samuel Long, Jacob
Ayers, Solomon Hoge, David Limley,
Justus Garrard, James Hughes and John
R. A. McConnell, District Attorney, in
behalf of the Commonwealth, opened the
cause in a clear and able manner.
The evidence in chief, on part of the
Commonwealth, was then opened.
R. W. Downey, for the prisoner, made
the opening speech, and stated clearly the
grounds upon which he relied for his de
The case was argued on the part of the
Commonwealth by Messrs. Purman 'and
Buchanan, and on the part of the defence
by Messrs. Black and Crawford.
The Jury were then chraged by the
Chief Justice. He dwelt at some length
upon their duty as Jurors, after which
the various crimes of felonious killing
were explained, and the.case committed to
them for deliberation and deeieion.
The Jury having been in consultation
during an entire night, returned a verdict
of "guilty of Manslaughter." Whereupon
the Court sentenced the Defendant, David
Dunstan, to pay a fine of one 'dollar to the
Commonwealth, and undergo a separate
and solitary confinement at labor in the
Western Penitentiary for, and during the
term of five and a half years, and be, and
remain in the custody of the Sheriff until
the sentence is complied with.
It may be proper to remark that during
the entire trial the most pleasant feeling
was manifested, both by the Counsel and
Commonwealth vs. Simon Moredock,
Marion Franks, George Gardner, William
Swan, Harvey Reynolds, Samuel Rey
olds and Hiram Crago: Indictment, Riot.
and Assault and Battery. True Bill.
Defendants entered into recognizance to
appear at the next term of the Court.
Wednesday, December 18th, Common
wealth vs. John McQuay and Samuel
McQuay, Indictment, Larceny, Ignoramus •
Same day Lee Roy W. Little, a member
of the Bar of Washington co., sworn and
admitted to practice in the several courts
of Greene co.
Commonwealth vs. James Cerro]. In- Bth. Resolved, That we deprecate the at
dictment, Fornication and Bastardy. True I tempts of Northern Abolionists, in and
Bill. Defendant plead guilty. out of Congress, to pervert the war from
Thursday, Dec. 19, Commonwealth vs. original and declared purposes to ob
jects wholly beyond the reach of Constitu-
Cynthia Coleman. Indictment, Assault I tional prerogative, as eminently disastrous
and Battery, True Bill. Tried and acquit_ to the national cause, and seriously
ted on the ground of insanity at the time.
i° rding the fraternal co-operation of
the friends of the Union and Government.
Commonwsalth vs. Tim Bamilton. In- i 9th. Resolved, That the freedom of
, ietrnent, Larceny, True Bill. Tried and speech and of the press, and the right of
private judgment, andcrit icism
f l of the
found guilty. The court sentenced Deknd
r c u i
t er m s , n ate y privileges a : d u tr b a e n r- -
: t it nine months imprisonment bathe coun
y jail. ' acts tee d t o o e o v u e r r Y
al system of Government, and that every
Commonwealth vs. Caleb Ely, Indict_ assault on them is an attack on the Con
, ent, Fornication and Bastardy. True stitution itself, and dangerous alike to the
public peace and the public happiness.
' . I 10th. Resolved, That we have every con-
The court allow the District Attorney I fidence in the intelligence, patriotism and
to enter a " nolle prosequi," upon the pay- integrity of our representative in Congress,
Gen. JUNI Lemma, and are well assured
merit of costs .by the Defendent.
t he will 4feicharge his public duties with
In the matter of the partition of the !
entiie acceptability, and meet the respon-
Real Estate of Thomas Lucia, Sr., deceas- ; nibilitiea of his position with unfaltering
ed : the helms as* legal representatives be- : fidelity! • 4 • • •
called, these __ oshooot to so . I
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Term why the court shall not certify said our &Presasee. Delegate to the Slat
Township to be her settlement. Democratic State Convention.lath. lauelved, That we *anew fa
Court arose at 6 o'clock, P. M. i whomsoever Washington county Duty
nominate as our Senatorial Delegate.
These Resolves were unanimously adopt
ed as a whole.
On motion of A. A. Putman, Esq., Gen.
Jos. GARRARD was elected Delegate to the
next Democratic State Convention, and
Col. R. W. JoNits his alternate.
W. C. Lindsey offered the following
Resolution, which was unanimously adopt
For the Messenger.
Democratic County Meeting.
In accordance with the published call of
the Chairman of the Democratic County
Committee, a meeting of the Democracy
of Greene County was held at the Court
House, in Waynesburg, on Tuesday even
ing, the 17th inst.
On motion of R. A. McCommix, Esq.,
Wm. T. H. PAULZY, Esq., of Morgan town
ship, was elected President, and the fol
lowing named gentlemen Vice Presidents,
Hon. Meas. GORDON, Whiteley tp.
Hon. BENJ. Ross, Washington tp.
Col. N. L. RITCHIE, Cumberland tp.
ISAAC S. Hun>, Esq., Springfield tp.
EDMUND SMITH, Esq., Centre tp.
URIAH SPRAGG, Wayne tp.
FREDERICK FUNK, Ik/orris tp.
JOSEPH SZDGWICK, Jefferson tp.
WILLIAM COTTERREL, Marion tp.
L. D. limuasm, Morgan tp.
JAS. A. BLACK, Esq., Monongahela tp
SAMUEL VANNATA, Esq., Richhill tp.
On motion, the gentlemen named below
were selected to prepare and present Reso
lutions expressive of the sentiments of the
assembled democracy, viz :
JOSEPH G. RITCHIE, Esq., Chairman,
George Thomas, Franklin tp.
George F. Wolf, Morris tp.
John Prior, Morgan tp.
Jacob Shriver, Whiteley tp.
Capt. John Hagan, Gilmore tp.
Stephen White, Springfield tp.
Silas Barnes, Washington tp.
John Conkey, Richhill tp.
Gideon Gary, Alleppo
James Meeks, Jackson tp.
Stephen H. Adamson, Centre tp.
C. A. Mestrezat, Monongahela, tp.
Patrick Donley, Perry tp.
Joseph Garrard, Cumberland tp.
13.enjamin Long, Dunkard tp.
Jacob Kuhn, Wayne tp.
John Momyer, Carmichaels borough.
John Stephenson, Greene tp.
Upon the suggestion of J. F. Temple,
Esq., Messrs. R. K. Ceartst,La and W. C.
LINDSEY were appointed Secretaries of the
After the Committee on Resolutions had
retired, A. A. PuRMAN, Esq., was, on mo
tion, requested to address the meeting.—
Mr. P. responded in a speech of character
istic clearness and energy.
He was followed by GEORGE MILLER,
Esq., of Washington county, in an elo
quent and patriotic address, at the conclu
sion of which the Committee. on Resolu
tions reported the following :
let. Resolaed, That the Democracy of
Greene county renew their attachment to
the principles and measures of their time
honored party—a party which has Hine
trated its patriotism and vindicated its
policy through a period of sixty years
the national history.
2d. Resolaed, That the publicaxperience
at various periods, and, particularly, with
in the last eventful year, has demonstrat
ed the fact that the Democratic ,party
is the only party whose doctrines and poli
cy are adapted to the interests and concord
of the whole country—strengthening the
bonds .of the Union and conserving the
Constitution ,of .our fathers.
3d.. Resolved, That while disclaiming for
the Democratic party any part or lot in
the inauguration of'the present unhappy
war; and while heartily deploring the
causes which precipitated the country into
the nnnatural and fratricidal struggle; en
tertaining no sympathy for the abomina
ble heresy of secession, or with the dog
mas and fanaticism of Abolition, it is
the pleasure, as it is the duty, of the Na
tional Democracy to lend their cordial
support to all proper and Constitutional
efforts of the Government to re-establish
its authority, to restore the integrity of
the Union, and to preserve inviolate the
4th. Resolved, That so long as the war
is prosecuted for the sacred purposes thus
specified, the Democratic party will cheer
fully meet every sacrifice it imposes and
every demand it makes on their patriot
sth. Resolved, That we repudiate the
monstrous and absurd doctrine of South
ern politicians that any State has the right
to secede from the Federal Union, or that
the Government, at its inception, contem
plated and connived at its own destruction,
by leaving the' parties to the Confederacy
at liberty to *ithdraw from , it at pleasure,
or for actual, imaginary . or apprehended
grievances; and that it zs no part of the
doctrine of State rights as received and
held by the Democratic party.
6th. Resolved, That we recognize the
Federal Constitution, and the laws and
treaties made in pursuance thereof, as the
supreme law of the land, and that the par
amount allegiance of every citizen is due,
and should be rendered to them.
7th. Resolved, That we affirm and main
tain the right of the States in their indi
vidual capacity, under the Constitution, to
adopt and regulate their domestic institu
tions in their own way, without the inter
vention of the Federal Government, and
without interference from citizens of other
Resolved, That we heartily commend the
patriotic stand which President LINCOLN
is understood to have taken against the in
sane and fanatical proposal of certain
Northern politicians, looking to the abso
lute and unconditional emancipation of
slaves, and their enrolment, for military
purposes, in the ranks of an army of freemen.
Upon the suggestion of Hon. Jonathan
Garrard, the proceedings of this meeting
were ordered to be published in. the
Waynesburg Messenger, whereupon the
WM. T. H. PAULEY, Pres't.
R. K. CAMPBELL, I
W. C. LINDSEY,
A Whole Rebel Oamp Captured--Thirteen
Hundred Prisoners with Anne, Wagons,
Powder. &., &o.
ST. Louis, Dec. 20.—Further in
formation received from the west
this morning, is to the effect that in
addition to the expedition of Gen.
Pope against the' enemy near Clin
ton, another part of his force, under
Col. Davis and Major Marshall, sur
prised another camp of rebels on the
afternoon of the 18th, near Milford,
a little north of Warrensburg. Brisk
skirmishing ensued, when the rebels,
finding themselves surrounded, sur
Col. Davis took thirteen hundred
prisoners, including three colonels,
seventeen captains, one thousand
stand of arms, one thousand horses,
sixty-five wagons, and a large quan
tity of tent - 3, baggage and supplies.
Our loss is two killed and eight
wounded. The rebel loss is not yet
Information from Glasgow states
that our troops captured about two
tons of powder buried on Claibe
Major. Hubbard captured sixty reb
els, a day or two since, in Jackson
The troops in Kansas have been
stirring the past week, and good
news may be expected from them
GOOD ADVICE.-A volunteer who
prides himself on the 'domestic arts
he has learned ,during .ramp
writes home to advise the girls not
to be in a hurry to marry, fur the boys
will be home in a short time, and they
can get good kootands that can cook,
wash And iron, and do general house
work, or work in the garden, or run
errands for their wives.
LATEST MARKET REPORTS,
'OFFICE OF THE EVENING CHRONICLE. 1
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 21, 1851.
Flour—The aggregate sales to-day
at noon were 525 bbls., of all quali
ties, at the following rates: Family,
$5®5,25 ; Extra, 4,40®4,90; Fancy
Brands 5,50®5,75. As we are una
ble to obtain from first hand sales
sufficient to give reliable prices, we
give the above, all store rates.
Coffee—Sales 20 bags at 18 to 19c,
Sugar—Sales 8 hhds., at 10c.
Molasses--Sales 15 bbls. at 48c
- Corn—Sales of 200 bush. ear, on
wharf, at 43c, and 300 bush white at
40c `tft bush.
Cheese--Salts 20 boxes W. It.
from store, at 61e V pound.
Dried Peaches—Sales of 80 bush
from store at $8 V bush.
On Monday, the 16th inst.,
at his resi
dence in Jackson township, of Typhoid Fe
ver, Mr. ISAAC M'CIILLOUgH, in his 42nd
At the residence of Mr. Michael Mc-
Govern, in Jefferson tp., on Friday, Dec.
13, Mr. THOMAS Dauma, in the 74th year
of his age.
In East Finley, Washington co., Pa., on
the 7th of Dec., of Diptheria, EDDIE, son
of John and Hannah Knox, aged 2 years,
7 months and 2 days.
EDDIE was a remarkably bright and in
teresting child, and his loss will be deeply
felt by his parents. E. A. S.
On the 28th of September, 1861, at the res
idence of her father, in Richhill Township,
Greene county, Pa., of Diptheria, Miss
CATHARINE E. Biterron, aged 15 years and
On Friday, December 6th, 1861, of
Typhoid Fever, Mr. JOHN THOMAS RING
LEND, oldest son of Dr. George Riigland,
formerly of this county, aged about 16
►l•sE subscriber has left all his Books and accounts
in the hands of IL W. JONES, at the Messenger
Office, for settlement and collection, where they will
remain until the First or February next. (15E24 All
accounts unsettled at that time will be left in the hands
of an officer fer immediate collection. This is short
notice, but the accounts are of long standing, and
MUST BE CLOSED. Call early, if you want to save
COM. W. T. H. PAULEY.
Des. 25, ISM.
PHILADELPHIA—for the Relief of the Sick sod
eltistai with Virottrit sad Chronic
busses, and especially Diseases of the Signal Or
Medical Advice given Gratis by the Acting Surgeon.
Valuable REPORTS on SPERM ATORRIMEA or
SEMINAL WEAKNESS, and other Diseases of the
Sexual Organs, and on the NEW REMEDIES em
ployed in the Dispensary, sent in sealed letter envel
opes, free of ehaiips. Address
Dr. J. SKILLIN HOUGHTON, Howard Association.
N 0.2 South Ninth Illtztet, Philadelphia, Pa.
Dee. 25, 1661-Iy.
NEW BOOT AND SHOE SHOP!
CHEAPER TARN TILE CHEAPLAT:
L. W. THOMPSON
H AS jest omed a new loot Asti *so Shop is the
ROOMS fotmsrly oteisibiod by Wis.
t ß=ars; rrpar
Ake the new Howl. is Waynasho* oast Is to
to to ostler BOOTS AND SHOW! o PV de
asillidelk- Shisit‘hoeise. awl at lbw lowest ,
prices. Wsystolows, GNAW Ishii-Om.
alibi., esti s t Oside
. 111=I t ir J u L liel
ii ow F OATS . wanted: 4o %v=
Ns Mew. W i tirklve4
tt ma til• mg *leg seellaii. se we
M§ME.O O 6
-Eor viibie of a writ of;
Coen of Commies lik li t im ploeg
le aes I viii ad h t re
dlogeiberall inisemy t•Aiit: • Trim writ atei
mot II soweellip. aini te ltof
Vimeastik OWN , bond, the ftkie 1116
ieg Mr-Three /Wee, Mom Twomey
are eieevelL saliareteed TWO -7 0/1.111
HDUBEft mote fee.
Taken is eiwoesslos se We peporty of F. J. L. Nett
be re, at the ask of likameel Vogeskile. Bet
Dee. 25, 1851-9 t.
'TAB just received a large lot of Pittsburgh 41.1-
201. menace for 1861, price 5 cents. Comity Ms*
keepers will be supplied by the gross es dos. at Pais
burgh prices. Also, a general samertninat of
Letter and Cap Paper, *greet vatinily.
constantly on band.
NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
Received daily. Give bits a call at the *ld mad,
'Wilson's Building, Waynesburg, Pa.
Nor. 27, 1861-41.
HAAS & CO.,
AMBR(YTYPE AND PROTOGRAVIN
Guyerst Building, lip SUM*
iIDICTURES taken in all kinds or wombs". MIMS
Waynesburg, Oet, SOM. 1861.
CHESAPEAKE BAY HYSTEIS.
AT TUE CORNUCOPIA,
NO. 40 FIFTH STREET,
WILL be receiving daily, throughout
the season, fresh CHESAPEAKE
BAY OYSTERS, FISH, GAME, lie.,
which he will furnish at lowest motet
rates to Hotels, Restaurants and private &stabs.—
Oysters by the single Can or leas.
Oct. 9, 1861;ly.
Fifth Avenue Exchange,
DAN, BARNARD, Paimpti•tor,
NO. 72 FIFTH STREET, PITESHERGIL
HAYING had many year* experience
in the business, he is prepared to
supply the best the market affords. His
Bar will be furnished at all times with the
best Wines, Liquors, and Ales; and refits arts will
be furnished at all times, day and night, Sunday' ex
Thankful for past farrow he respectfhlly @otitis a
continuance of the same, and assures his old cumons
ers, and the publk generally, that no pains or expense
will be spared which stay tend to contribute UP Ike
comfort, convenience, And satisikctien of diagnosis
Oct. 9, 1961:1y.
JOSEPH. MEYER & SON,
FANCY AND PLAIN
WilltirrEtran AND 01161.1111111.
Warehouse, No. 135 Smithfield St.,
Between Sixth Street and Nirgin Allay,
bine. 13, 1861-Iy. PITTSBURGH, PA.
feIUCCESSOR TO JAMES LEMON)
Manufacturer and Dealer in
OF •LL MUM,
Sole Manufacturer of
WELLS' PATENT SPRING BR
118 p f rurtk , Pittsburg*. P..
Nev. In, iBBII4q.
IRON BUILDINGS, MIRTH IT.,
!Established in 1840.)
lacorporated by tie Lori" Ware of Pei ses.
BRING the only Commercial College in tie coast/
conducted by a Practical Merchant. Over
From thirty States have here earned a business repo.
cation equal to that of the West Point gritguaßes far
be army. Duff's system of
Awarded Four Silver Medals and the sanction of spe
cial committees of the American Institute and Cham
ber of Commerce of New York, as the best knowa.—
Also, Duff's system of
Pronounced by the late Cashier of one of our Banks.
"a perfect system for such books and accounts." Lb.,
Duff's new system of
an manuscript) the only system of this branch of ac
counts taught in the city. Also. Daff's new rysism at
Ila manescript,) the only one in use, practice adapt.-
ed to private Banking. These systems of account.
are here taught under the daily supervision et the au
thor, with his daily lectures drawn from nearly Owl
years' experience in business. The last United Swiss
and Pittsburgh Fairs awarded our Profbmuus of Pen
manship NINE FIRST PREMIUMS in all departs***
of Business and Ornamental Penmanship, over all the
best penmen in the country. The enlarged edition et
DUFF & DUNCAN'S
Business & Ornamental Pemnanship,
With new plates and scales. by Wu. Ilatnsur, ilhas
trating-alithe elements of the pannasa"l'asa-Mufama
complete self-instructor known. Elegantly
Crown quarto. quarto. Price Si post paid.
frr Our elegant new Circular, pp. es, and sanplsa
of our penmen's writing mailed on receipt of 16 cents.
P. DUFF & SON, Principals.
Nov. 12, 1861
IRON CITY OOLLNOE
Pays the entire cost for Tuition in the mese pepuihr
and successful Commercial lachool In the country. Up
Wards of Tvreuva liunnliSD young men from morn-
SIGHT different state' have been educated foi business
here within the past three years, some of whom have
been employed as Book Keepers at salaries of
$12,0A0 Per Annum,
Immediately upon graduating, who knew nothing ef t*
counts when they entered the College.
Miniele eons half price. Student* enter at
any time, and review when they please without extra
For Catalogue of 86 pages, Specimens of Prof. Cow
ley's Business and Ornamental Penmanship, and
large engraving of the College, enclose twentrtive
cents in letter stamps to the Principals,
Sept 11, 1861.
SHUTTLE SEWING MAURO.
THEM Machines as
w al pamtlarly adapted
the diferent va
well as easmelbesill`
m won s equally
fell on the It test sad
leaviert tab ee, MOS
in; theseam celebr .
ate(Ohs d loth
'nub sides.) of VW
beauty, strength sad
eleasicity, which can
or pulled ;
110101. hem. gellg, not
Mbar, cootie* AMM
without betillum. Mad
rAnew and shoe binders, they haver ren =i d %
and will be sold for one hallf Ms imam
or oily other Machine capable of dower Mop a
range of work in as good a 1111N0W..4141 Weelly
chine is warranted fully for three yam". The aebbrat
ed Magic. Ruffling can be done en this Machine at the
rate of two yards in five minute.. This blindiine la PO
and greatest triumph of the orightek
tire Sewing Machine, and should be been 6y every
persen contemplating purchasing .a
Agents Wanted everywhere. For ParlNhh" of
agency. or sample of work, please addotot the amber-
Id Meat- W. B. LAINN:BLik_
Ma, MI Filth sweat. rilMillilfns.N. 11.—Nordles for Wit OM& el
hot lallagarber Machine Oil ommanUy on haMi.
. MME MOM