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EDITORS AMD PROPRIETORS. 0?d garnet our a??, and kMp uch alar ...Sf ?rip?" br,*h*"ti,., Utill make It lead our rank* In war. Still float above each patriot *? grave, Death to the traitor that would dare To trail It throngh the rfn?t of shame All hon<><t heart* ita lot will share Aod follow ft to Death or Fame. W H E E L I N O : WedneBday Morning, March 12, *82. Better and Mure of It* The news keeps getting better and bet ter. The little bit of bad lack down at Newport was just calculated to make per plerelish the news from other quarters. . To-day we have the greatest news of the war. Manassas is onrs?without a blow ' or a gun fired! This is what we have long believed would take place eventually, but we had never hoped for it so soon. The whole array on the lower I'otomac has fallen back, the despatch says. The President's Flsa-AH p.rtie> Salted. The special and surprise message of the President on the subject of slavery, has cut the knot of the Texed question and rec onciled all differences, if we may judge from the universal satisfaction with which it is welcomed. Radicals and conserva tives receive it with equal delight, each claiming that i t is in the line of their own policy. The New York Tribune which has been olamorons for immediate and univer sal emancipation, and has held any sup pression of the rebellion worthies that did not secure the destruction of slavery, can hardly find words to express its delight over the President's message, and the New ^ ork Herald, which has opposed emanci pation with all its energy, and treated any damage to slavery as necessarily an out rage on the Constitution, is equally grati fied with the message, and considers it n death blow to the emancipationists. The truth is that the proposition of the President is not in the line of the extreme liews of either the radical emancipation ists, or of the pro-slavery conservatives. It is a simple suggestion that the General Government shall offer to share the cost of emancipation with aoy State or States willing to adopt the measure. This im plies of course that slavery is an evil, and that the slave States hare good reason to wish to be rid of it. But it also implies, as the message iudeed asserts plainly enough, that it is not a matter which the General Government can touch, without the consent of the States. The movement lor emancipation must originate with the people of the States where slavery exists, and the President asks Congress to say that wherever and whenever the people move for this reform, the General Government will generously co-operate with them. If all par ties are ready to accept this moderate and unobjectionable basis of action, the whole slavery difficulty is solved, so far as the political relations of the question are con cerned. The President's argument for his measure as one of Belf-preservation has much Torce. Doubtless the rebel leaders would* despair of gaining over any of the border slates after such states had inaug urated a scheme of emancipation Whether the President's proposition, if Congress adopts it, will lead to any immediate move ments in tho border states for the abolition of slavery may be doubtful. But a stand ing offer from the general government of help in such an enterprise will have a good moral effect, and eventually there will doubtless grow up an emancipation party in all these states. For the present, the adoption of the President's suggestion by Cougress would have the good effect to shelve all the fan ciful and disorganizing schemes on tho snbject by which popular opinion is in danger of being distracted and demoralized in the free States, and to re-assure the people of the South that the General Gov ernment will not inaugurate any movement for the abolition of slavery, or touch it I anywhere without the free consent and in- J vitation, the inevitable effect of a state of war of course excepted. While such a declaration as this is unanimously sustained at the North, the most jealous of slave holders can have no pretense for seeking the destruction or the Union to insure the safety of slavery. And yet the declaration would be most satisfactory to the enemies of slavery, as indicating that the General Government is committed to the policy of freedom, and that its action will hence forth bs in that direction, with only such limitations as the constitution and laws have enacted. Thus the President's proposition is a peace measure, in several ways?peace be tween hostile parties among loyal men, *nd a proffer of peace to the insurgent States. It is a coup d'etat, in fact, display ing much sagacity in its inception, signifi cant in its aim and purpose, aod likely to be most important in its effects. Th* shot with which the Monitor dis abled the. Merrimac are described by the Seitntifie American. They are made of huge blocks of forged iron turned in a lathe, weighing when finished 285 pounds, each costing $47. They were fired from eleven inch Cotnmbiads. ? ? * ? Goyirhor Axdmw Jobssov, of Tennes see, wrote and had printed a proclamation intending for thtf' tyefFennesseans. before j he left Washington for th* field of bis , operations. ' I j Fruitful Thought. The following Irqm that sterling sheft, the Sew York Commtrcial Adcrrtuer, ii commended to that class of old fogies who have faith in nothing but precedent! and usages: "Nothing makes alive like war, if noth ing kills like it. It sets all the wits, the energies of people in operation, and^gal vanixes into almost superhuman activity both civilian and soldier. Throwing rou tine in a great measure to one side, it pre sents novel situations and exigencies, de manding capacities that anticipate events, and be prepared to deal with them as they arise. It calls for statesmen?not mere politicians?who have observed closely the characteristics of the people to be governed; who understand their strong and weak points, and who, covering up these, can turn those to the best advan tage; who have alike at their disposal an intimate knowledge cf details, with a readiness of educing therefrom general principles, nnd who combine with ^ these qualities eminent industry and xeal in the nation's service. In a crisis like the pres ent, when great public, questions are sprung upon Congress in "an hour, when unexpected events may compel the men nt the wheel to veer to this or that point of the compaBS, it is evident that examples draw front our own past history or that of other countries can furnish little guidance; much less can political platforms present anv safe rnle of action. These may do we'll enough when the publio servants bav? little to do save traveling on their annual rounds in true borse-mill fnBhion. But they areas inapplicable at present as would be the battering rams of antiquity for the capture of Fort Donelson. Sew times demand new measures as well as new men."' Somehow our improvement always costs us pretty dear. It has beenso all through the war, and the affair at Scwport News is a fresh illustration of it. The enemy show us our weak places, out they charge high for doing so. There is one thing though, we always improve the hint. If anything is found wanting, the Govern ment goes at it with prodigious energy to supply the waut. We don't generally suf fer but once in the same spot- It is dis covered now that iron-clad steamers are demanded, and the Government will have them in plenty just as soon as unlimited resources, energy and skill can snpply them Tbo Merrimac will never repeat lier prank. She is believed to be com pletely disabled and laid on the docks. By the time she is repaired we shall have a doxen steamers more formidable than she, and besides trom the tenor or the news to-day, Gosport Navy Yard will by that lime be in possession of Uncle Sam. Tux "best sooiety" or Chicago has jus* been astonished by the development of another case of "domestic infidelity" in high lite. The facts are on this wise:? Jacob Harris is an ex-alderman; Mrs. Ja cob Harris wauled n divorce from the ex alderman; some of her relatives and rriends undertook to get her one, a shrewd Cyp rian was taken into their councils, who, roi the sum of $600, agreed to get Mr. Har ris into a position whiob would warrant a suit for divorce. But the woman releut *d when the ex-alderman was almost en trapped and revenled to bim the whole plot, and instead of the ex-official losing his character nnd his wife br the same rail stroke, the chier conspirators have come to grief and now contemplate the world andworldly matters through the bars or a prison. A Richmond correspondent of the Char leston Courier throws considering light upon the whiskey question in old Virginia, lie says that "within six months two hun dred additional distilleries have been es tablished in Virginia, and that they are buying up all the corn, their profits being so enormous that they can afford to pay the highest price for it." He next describes the peculiar virtues of this corn whiskey upon the human system :?"It carbonixes (or burns into crust) the mucous mem brane of the windpipe, sels the brain on (ffe, and sends a cold tremor through the system." A soldier taking half a doxen nips is drunk for a week, aud a second or thiid repetition of this experiment "drives the breath out of bis body." SoTinitn like the recent floods in Cali rornia have ever been witnessed on this continent, within the knowledge or its civ ilised inhabitants. The 8an Francisco lit raid says it has inflicted a blow upon the State from which it will not recover in hair a century. Thousands or the citixens have been utterly baukrupted, and in round numbers the loss may be estimated at $50,000,000. A great many deaths by drowning are reported, and piobably man; hundred have met with a watery grave? The town or Alvarado was six feet under water at one time, and the inhabitants fired many guns, to call attention to their distress; but it was impossible to render them any assistance. Wm. G. BIvm. Writers in the Richmond Whig are per sistently urging William C. Rives upon Jefferson Davis for .Secretary of State. Oue rebel writer says however, that Mr. Rives may be a talented man?even a great man, as his admirers claim?but be has generaly been as wide from Davis, in political opinions aa the poles. Be never was a believer in sonlhern Independence, and only the force of^publio sentiment in Virginia has brought him into the fold of the faithful. "If Virginia bad submitiedi who doubts that Rives would have refused a seat in Lincoln's Cabinet T" Pa as ox Bkowklow.?The Lynchburg Virginian has the following in relation to Parson Brownlow:? We learn throngh a gentleman just from Knoxville, Tenn., that Parson Brownlow is still lying very ill at his home, and is not expected to recover. His boose is guarded constantly by a detachment of soldiers. It is said that a Union soldier at Fort Donelson bad bis lire saved by a silver half dollar in his pocket, the ooin stop ping a rifle ball. It is probably that leveral other Union men were protected by heir silver and gold. -In- thai respect hey had a great advantage over the rebels Shin-plasters don't atop ballets. from tiik kamawii* vallbt. A cmrlon* Lclt?r>baut the New State, Tite r*-org?nl"d State, the Conitl ttatlon, Ac. Editors Intelligencer : Where are we after ten months of hopes delayed, of expectations disappointed ? Whut has the government of Wheeling' done for us? What prospect have we of, being admitted in the Union, with a Con stitution which in a short very short clause has made this a slave state to all eternity. Was not the reorganization of the Gov ernment at-Wheeling rather premature? Would not our condition be more propitious if instead of a state Government we bad been admitted as n territory, u.'der the auspices of the General Government at Washington until the Confederates should be driven out of the Stati, and then re-or ganize the Government so as to embrace not only a few counties, but all of the ter ritory ot the old State, and then decide roeepepuli whether slavery sball be an in stitution or the State as heretofore? In connection with the question of slave ry, there is another of primary importance, as it will seriously affect the future of the Commonwealth. What is to be done with the leaders of secession, and those slave owners, who were the instigators of it? Shall we, that tbe new Constitution may become permanent, and its clause concern ing slavery mny be fully protected, gratify them with ft bill ofaumestv for post mis demeanors, or shall we punish them by an act ot attainder and confiscation ? Tbe majority of the people are determined to have a free State. They expect the pun ishment of the leading traitors, while tbe Convention and the legislature seem to be I in favor of slavery and mercy; mercy, j mercy to those men who have brought this I war upon us I Who have endangered our lives, who havo robbed us of onr property, have beggared our families! aud who in a country heretofore blessed with peace and plenty hove caused devastation and ruiu I The Convention has seen fit to introduce in their Constitution, a mere patch work, one clause of two lines, which forever riv ets the chains of the African bondmeu.? This clause is the most mischievous engine by which the traitors may hope to recover tbeir rights of citizenship, und to be able to bring among us any number of slaves, to be owned by a few privileged families, tho future lords of tbe laud. But, as one of the members of tbe Legislature was telling me tbe other day, all this was done to conciliate Kentucky! Conciliate Ken tucky by ruining all our hopes, all our prospects I May Kentucky sink to the lowest depths of perdition, if, in order to keep her in the Union, we Western Vir ginians mnst see all our elements of hap piness, all our piospects blasted. These arc not the times for conciliation, for com promise ! We nre in the midst of a revo lution tbe end of which is not known. As we shall work, so we shall reap. If Kentucky must havo our rain to gratify I her views, let the General Goverument see to Kentucky. As to ourselves, our Drees attics require systematized action, and we must fulfill our destinies by fighting for our rights. We wuut a free State, with a Con stitution that will ignore slavery. We want a good system of public schools, liberty of conscience, equal rights to all. I We want the punishment of the rebel leaders as a security for the future. We (eel that the government, as recon structed at Wheeling, is a failure, without I any prospect of amendmeut. We wish that I some step be adopted by which we may I have the protection of the General Govern ment until the whole State is reconquered I from the Confederates. We then can de cide for ourselves whether we sball be a I free State. If we cannot obtain something of the kind?il the Governmental Wheeling is ob stinnte and endeavors to enforce its enact ments or the collection of taxes by and I through irresponsible agents, from a popu I lation impoverished and beggared by poor crops, inundations unprecedented, and by the exactions and devastations of friend and foe, if the vote to be taken on the new Constitution (which, by the by, will br supported only by its originators, and their IrieDds, tbe slave owning secessionists) then woe be to those who are against tbe I people's justice. Can anything be concei I ved more solemnly frightful than tbe jus tice of the people ? I What remedy have we still left? A convention of Delegates, chosen in each, or a majority of the counties, for the purpose of remedying tbe present condition ot af fairs in Western Virginia. Potnak County. A French writer, (tbo son of tbe cele brated Madamo Dudevant, alitu George Sands,) describes "honest Abe Lincoln" as '?A very tall man, six feet high, dressed in a complete suit of black, and holding in bis large, hairy hands, ft pair of white gloves which he has never put on and which he never can pat on; a long nose; wide mouth ; small agreeftble eyes; hollow cheeks; his beard cat in the American fashion?ft fashion which would make Jupiter himself look vulgar , ft toupet of long bair raised upon his forehead and falling back like a weeping willow ; a kind expression of countenance, not devoid of shrewdness; snch is 'Honest Abraham,' the nickname given to President Lincoln." A clever French picture; but what if the "American fashion" of beard-catting, that would "make even Jupiter look vul | gar." We have no idea of it we confess. Ex-Szorztart of war, Oameron, is ft cbolerio gentleman, and is reported to have made a demonstration, tbe other day, I towftrds inflicting personal chastisement upon tbe chairman of the Congreslonal Investigating Committe, the redoubtable Mr. Van Wyck. We presume that if the whipping could have been done by "con tract," the ex-secretary would have gone promptly into the speculation. A "good thing" might have been made ont of it. Findimo that he could not have a sepa rate command in Kansas, Geo. Lane has given up all idea of fighting, and will in ? few days occupy bis old seat ia tbe U. S. Senate. There are those who talk of riusiug tbe point again upon tbe Senator that he Is a Brigadier-General, and cannot therefore retnrn to bis senatorial seat, but the radicals will not listen to another in quiry upon the subject Queen Victoria has graciously signified her approval of an obelisk to be erected in Hyde Park to the memory of Prince Al bert. The memorial fund will pay the ex penses, and the Qneen, In a letter to the Lady Mayoress, said she could contribute as a sovereign, if not as a wife, to tbe tribute to one whose every thought was for England's good. Tn rebels call oar armies "Feds," the Louisville Democrat supposes ia contradis tinction to their own starvation. LETTER FROM MISSOURI. Camp s"?ar Niw Madrid, 1 Nsw Madrid Co., Mo., Mnrch B. J ? Editors Intelligencer: After taking a short run down home on recruiting business I returned to Camp on tbe 19th of February. The morning of the 21?t we received orders to pack up aud hold ourselves in readiness to move at five o'clock P. M. And at that bonr we left Camp Andrews for Paducab, Ky. We ar rived at Cincinnati at eight o'clock P. M., on tbe 22od, and marched aboard the steamer Telegraph, No. 3. She held' oar regiment very comfortably, and our com pany waa one of tbe lucky ones, getting quarters in tbe Cabin. We left Cincinnati about noon on Sunday the 23rd, steaming down the river at the rate of twenty miles an hour, making tbe rnn to Louisville in seven hours, and after a short stay at that point we again started. After running about three hours we eocounterod a very severe storm, which tossed us about at its mercy for some time, when the crew suc ceeded in landiog her and we laid by until daylight, when we started again and ar rived at Paducah at twelve o'clock that night. We nil supposed we wonld go no farther on tbe Telegraph but we were dis appointed. Orders were received to report at Cairo, so we steamed away for Cairo, arriving there at daybreak nud stopped all day. By bard work and sharp dodging I managed to get ashoie, to take a look at the fortifications, goo boats and other sights. They have been described so ofteo that anything I could say would be super fluous. I boarded two boats of wounded men from Fort Donelson, who were going to the hospitals at Cincinnati. Among them I met an old acquaintance, Mr. Robert Ilall, of Bridgeport. He was wounded by a fragment of a shell in the shoulder. I then visited the Bteamer Florence, loaded with secesh prisoners, and talked with them. They were from Alabama and Mississippi. They all said they were opposed to the war at first, bat after It was commenced they wouHhfiglit us long as any other Southern men. None however could tell what they were fighting for. And all acknowledged President Lincoln to be a far more con servative man than they supposed. At Cairo we received orders to go to Commerce, and report to Gen. Pope. We left Cairo at sunset Tuesday evening and steamed up the Mississippi. Arrived at Commerce at nine o'clock that night; stayed about tbe boat until moruiug, when we disembarked and started forcamp, three miles from the town (if these few strag linjj huts deserve tbe name). We cleared out a camp in tbe woods and prepared to take a short rest after our long ride. Thursday evening we was ordered to cook rations for three days and be ready for the march at eigbt'o'clock in tbe mor ning. All was bustle and excitement and the rumor that we was bound to New Madrid to cut off tbe retreat of the rebels from Columbus, caused the boys to shout for joy. At eight o'tlock Friday morning we were out iu linn rul/ fj.- the mnrch. After getting our train of wagons in order we got started and marched fifteen miles, and eamped on tbe banks of St. Johns lake where Jeff. Thompson had three* pieces of artilery planted tosweep tbe bridge and cor duroy roads, but a detachment of oavalry from Bird's Point, wus coming up in his rear, and he getting wind of Ihesume beat ft hasty retreat; our cavalry was so close at bis heels that to save his bacon he aban doned bis artillery. We took five pris oners, killed one and wounded one. This is the last we saw or heard of the valiant Jeff. The next day we marched twelve miles and camped at tbe village af Sykes ville, on tbe Cairo & Fulton railroad. The country is very-low and level, and in many places swampy. The land ap peared to be good, however, and produces well where it is farmed; but thus far farms are few and far between. This night we were visited by violent showers of rain, ac companied by thunder and lightning. The rain flooded our tents, and wet us to tbe buff. The next day wo marched twelve miles, and camped iu a better country than any I have yet seen. The roads were in a wretched condition from tbe night's rain, and the men were ordered to leave their knapsacks, take one blanket, one pair ol socks, and push forward. In tbe night i< turned very cold, and froze tbe roads hard enough to bear our artillery and cavalry. We were only eleven miles Ironi New Mad rid. We were up bright and early, cooked one day's rations and started, traversing a beautiful country having but one draw back?the curse of slavery, which makes farms large and population sparse. We arrived in vicinity of the enemy, formed In line of battle and advanced on the town. When within nbout a mile and a half of the town, the rebels opened the ball by sending us a thirty-two pound shell from a rifled gun. We adcanced a half mile further and halted. Our artillery got into position and shelled the town and vicinity to unmask any batteries, but found none ; but we found something that both ered us a great deal more. We found three gunboats armed with heavy guns, which dropped the shot and shell around us pretty thick. The men of our regiment kept as cool as if they had been on drill. All praised our good conduct. We held our position until near night, when we fell back andjeamped, having no artillery heavy enough to cope with their boats.? Yesterday we laid by all day. In the eve ning Col. Smith notified Cupt. Poorman that his company was detailed for special duty. At ten o'clock we formed Co's A, B, 0, and D, of tbe 43d Ohio, aud one com pany of the 1st Regulars, CapL Spoor's battery and two companies of cavalry. We marched to within a short distance of tbe town. The Regulars and Co. A were thrown forward as skirmishers. We then formed In line of battle and advanced, the battery and cavalry in the rear. When within a short distance of tbe town their pickets fired on our skirmishers, which was promptly returned, and they were driven in. We halted on the outskirts, while our battery got into position and played on tbe town for a few minutes, when the gnnboats again opened on ns.? The stillness of the night waa broken, and the darkness lit, by the burning fuses and the flash of bursting sheila. Oar guns raked the town fore and aft, but tbe boats were slowly getting into position to rake us with their heavy guns. We quietly drew off, having failed in anr object, which waa to draw out their infantry, and whip their land force. Our loss waa one man missing; Troops are dally arriving. How many are here, it is not necessary to state, bat we have plenty. T. Co. D, 43d Reg't O. V. I. Souk of tbe Fort Donelson prisoners say that John Bell is in very bad health, and will not live many weeks. He is at times perfectly insane. John 0. Breckinridge has become an habitual drunkard. 'He is now inTennessee. Wx see by late proceedings in the rebel Congress at Richmond, that Charley Rus sell is still sloshin' around there. Won* der how he feels by this time about his rights? Ron or rain was the Secession motto, and they are ruing it now. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS | LATE ABBIVAIiS. 1/JA BAOi Prim# Green aud Yellow Rio Coffee I lOU ju?t received by mh!2 PAXTON. DONLON A OQLEBAY T OVERING'S STANDARD SUGARS. I a 60 bbl* Yellow Cft 25 " Crashed. 16 u Pulverised, 20 " B. Soft Crushed, 60 u Golden 8yrup, Just received by mh!2 / PAXTON, DONLON A OQLEBAY. TIC AS?20 heir chests Ganp.* Tee, 16 do- Y.H. t 10 do Imp. M 16 do Soper Black do 60 email packages assorted, Just received end for eele by mhl2 PAXTON, DONLON A OQLEBAY. riH>BACCOS.?120 boxes assorted, 6s, 10s, J* lb J. and lump Tobacco, on hands at mhl2 PAXTON, DONLON A OQLEBAYV. JM. OUR.-200 bbls 'Belmont Mills' Pestry Flour, 300 " do do Family do on hands and for eele by mh!2 PAXTON. DONLON A OOLKBAY. SUNDRIES.?Starch, Indigo, Pepper, Alsplce," Soaps Candles, Bl-Carb. Soda. Hnitar t, Backets, and everything usually kept In the Grocery line, on hands and for sale by mhl2 PAXTON. DONLON A OG LBBAY. For Cincinnati. TUB STEAMER ALTAMOXT, A. M. I Woods, Captain, will leave this dey at >6 o'clock P. M. For freight or passage apply on board or to mh!2 8. 0. BAKER, Agent. rilHE Stockholders of theCltlrens' Deposit Bank are JL hereby notified that an election for nine Direc tors, to serve for the ensuing year, will be held at its banking house on Thursday, April 10, 1862. marll JOHN R. MILLER,Cash. TRUSTEE'S SAIeT ~~~ Y virtue of a deed of trust from Nathaniel C. Ar ? thur to me, bearing date rhe 8tli of October,1861, and with the assent of the partiee thereto, I shall sell to the highest bidder, at public auction, for cash, at the front door of he Court llouse or Ohio County, ou Thursday, the 10th day of April, 1862. the lot of ground in that part of the city of Wheeling called the 5th Ward, numbeted ono hundred and three, in EofTs addition to said city. 8ellingas Trustee, 1 shall convey to the purchaser such title as Is vested In me by the deed of trust, marll?lm. OEO. W. SIGHTS Truttee. B1 SHEETINGS, 10-4 and 11-4 Bleached Cotton. 10-4 and 11-4 Brown " 10?4 and 11-4 Bleached Llneu. Pillow Linens, all widths. Pillow Muslins * " Justr ecelvedby GEO. R. TAYLOR. [Febll.] VfARSElLLES Q.UILTS, 10-4,11-4. and JLV1 12-4. Just received by febll. GEO. R. TAYLOR. STR1PKD DIMITY, for Bed Epreuli, and Window Curtains, Jo?i received by f??>U OKO. R. TAYLOR. PRINTS ! PRINTS ? Merrimac, in beet qnality. English, - " " Just received by fab ?? OEO. R.TAYLOR. TABLE DAMASKS, &C Mooched Linen do. Brown u ?? Cream ** *" Cotton " Damask Towels. Huckaback Towels. Russia Crash Ju?t received by rebll? GEO. R. TAYLOR. HOOP SKIRTS. Gray and white do.?iu common and extra length?of superior quality and new shape. Just received by f?*? GEO. Rr TAYLOR I Iron Mill for Sale. ON the fifteenth day of April next, between nine and ten o'clock A. M., we will offerat public sale, at the Couit House in the city of Wheeling, Vs., the property known as tlio "Wasuinotok Roluxq Mill," with Its appurtenances, including coal privilege, railroad and sundry town lots. The Mill is lor manufacturing Railroad Iron, and haw capacity for turning out oue . undred aud twen ty-five tons per week. Probably an expenditure or less than five hundred dollars would put it in com plete running order. It is located one udle and a hair below Wheeling, immediately on the east bank of the Ohio river. Tcaurf.?One-half cash, and the balance In one and two years, equal installments, with interest and good security. DRAKELEY A FENT0N. Mar.h 4th, 1802. ml.lO-td ALEXANDER HEYMAN, 137 Main St., Wheeling, Va. I ILL COMMENCE OPENING THIS DAY IIIS FIRST STOCK OF Spring & Summer Dry Goods! To whi h he invite* the attention of buyers WHOLESALE ROOM UP STAIRS. mhlO ; NOTICE. ALL persons liaviug claims agalust Barnes A Ed ward* (M'Lure House) will please present them fur payment. Persons knowing themselves indebted to the same will call aud settle before the 1st of April. (mh8-lw)- BARNES A EDWARDS. Copper Jin & Sheet Iron Ware. TO THE PUBLIC! NOW keep the largest assortment of WARE that can be tound iu the city, and am fully pre pared to fill all orders at short notice. My stock consists In part of the following goods: All kinds of Plain Tin and Japanned Ware, all Kinds of Cheet Iron Ware, Copper and Brass Kettles of all sixes; also Cooking and Heating Stoves of the best patterns, for wood or coal. Merchants and others visiting the city will find It to their advantage to give me a oall before purchas ing elsewhere. Spoutiujc and Gutters constantly on hand. Alt kinds of JOB WORK will receive my personal attention. B. F. CALDWELL. No. 8 Main it., op. B. 4 0.K.K. Depot. ml?8 ly Wheeling. Va. PRIZE ENVELOPES) CONTAINING 12 sheeU Union Noi*. Paper, 12 Union Envelopes, printed in coloree, 1 Penholder and Pen, 1 Lead Pencil, ONE ARTICLE OF JEWELRY, valued at from 25 cents to $3,00. To Sutlers and Agents only $13 per 100, 600 for$60. UNION NOTE PAPER, New and beautirnl designs, only $2,00 per ream. UNION ENVELOPES, Only $3fi0 per 1000. MILITARY BOOKS AND MAPS, And New Books of every deecrip ion, for sale low for cash at R. C. GRAVES* Book and News Depot, mhS Market ?t?2 doors south of Quinpy. BRE AD, Buckwheat Cakes, Biscuit, Griddle Cakes, Ginger Bread, Sweet Cakes, Can be make quickly and good by using the EXCELSIOR BAKING POWDER. FAMILIES, Merchants, _T Hotels, Sutlers, Should supply themselves with the EXCELSIOR BAKING POWDER. mHE EXCELSIOR BAKING POW i 1_ DKR is warranted a pure, honest, wboleeome | preparation. 1 For sale in bulk, and in tin cans, two sUse, by T. II LOGAN A CO. and LOGAN, LI8T A CO., mh7 Wholesale <C Retail Druggist*. rAA BBLS WASHII6TOH FLOUR, OUU mh\ LIST. MORRISON A CO. WINDOW GLASS?2000 boxes assorted sixes, both Pittsburgh and Wheeling make, for sale at manufacturer's prices by febl7 J. A. METCALF. OTTLEg?Hock WIbm, CUrat Winn, aod _"""fair*? NAIL BOD?300 bundlM b?t .Norway, 150 boodle Juniata, nnuul, for aal. by J.A.MBTOAtr. rpBK HALLKCK HAT.?A Daw atylr.Joat 1 oat, at [f.bH] HAKP?g*rfB(yg. T70.ASK8.?*? box ta Pint and Quart rtadu, for J? aal. at mianlW-tarafa prtcaa by ?.1T J.A.MBTOALf. AMERICAN WATCHES FOR AMERICANS! No more English or French rubbish, made to sell, but not to keep time. Why should an Amorican buy a foreign Watch, when he can get a better and cheaper one at home? Why should an American needlessly enrich foreign Watch manufacturers at the expense of our own artisans? Why should an American nend gold to England and France, our covert but bitter enemies, when gold is so much needed at home? Whv should an American buy an Imported Watch, which, in nine cases out of ten, will cost more to keep in order for one year, than its original price, and which was never intended to keep time nndcr any circumstances? ? Why should Americans not patronize more gener ally American manufactures, and thns emancipate themselves from the thraldom of Kngllsli capital, Fronch fashions, and Continental gew-gaws? The American Watch Compaey's Watches are par ticularly adapted for soldiers* use, being most sub stantial ly made, and not liable to get out of order, either in marching, riding, or lighting. Sold by all respectable Jewelers in the loyal States Wholesale orders should be addressed to ROBBlBfS & APPLE tow, Agents of the American Watch Company, mhl-lm* 182 Broadway, N. Y. 9HO BAGS PRIME Rio COFFEE, Just received by ' mhl LIST, MORRISON A CO. 1 'lftYellow O. Sugar, 1OU60 do Co (fee tfo . Just received by mhl LI8T, MORRISON A CO. ? pOBACCOS.? ??- 20 kega '?Rough A Ready,'* li^ht. 6 boxes "Farmers Choice," do 6 *? "Kidorado," do ?* " "Planter's Pride," do 10 ? Macon's, 10s, dark. Other fhrorite brands, Ss A 10s, at n'1'1 M8T, MORRISON A CO'g. DVNDBIES * ? ?*** '"digo, 8 boxes do, 15 bogs Grain Pepper. SO boxes Ground do 25 " Prime Ground Singer, *? " P?rlSta?l,, MU"*rd' - ?51u>gsBl Cacb Soda just received by 01111 ' LIST, MORRISON A CO. I T^E AS.?20 hair-chests Y. II. Tea, iS 2? lmp' do io do Gunpowder do lu do Oolong do . 101 do Ponchongdo mhl received by IJ8T. MORRigpy A CO. 50 ao" <wiS.""ron- pu"'"'o? _j|*c3 LAU01ILIN8 k BUSQFIBLD'S. 5 ?"?* J**"* Souir, In bladder, '* Rappe do 20 boxes " p^ked dn 10.000 German Cigars. At - - lauoiilins A BPSIIFIBLP'a. 50 fa**?* % " t sasssstssw -j *' r.AUOIILINH t BUSIIPIKLD'S 25rr?~f-s^:~ 2.1 " U*ir and Nail Brn.U~ -dec21 J tApnituSS ''BOTgnKtyg. 50 S??- ??%?? Drr'^?^. IS " 5*"""" no.OomiM, , ? " Pocket Comb., at ^ LAUOIILINS A bos II FIELD'S. lOOJK5^ ~ jU??u .?/umSSb'iijp& |5J0nA?8i^^r ~~ 6 " ClQTf., " dunanion, at LAUOHLINfi A BUSIIVIKLlyS. 'SO pint piaik. ?S " "?"?Plut Flaaka u, n y?trt Flluk". lS ?*"" ??"orOII Bottl?, 1?? *wnc. Viol., ? ? lauOIILINS k BDSHFISLD'3 100iS?? EBftSjfc Pu,? * rHJ " Ajr.r*. piu^ dortl *W" PHIa. at ~ LAUQF1LIN8 k BCSim KI.TVa A? " Llnwd Oil. \Vm.r,, m.k. ' Tinner'. Oil, Bank, * * bdshpikld. 100,f|OKV^te?^ 6 bbls. Glue, ^ jj?axss&zsg* 3000~*B~9^^ s:- s^p_. -vn,^8larshal^sale. Matthew ll! Ilon.ton f ?>?bom?* ?"h ^*Vo'r Wednesday, tl.e 26th March lR^ b,,C-auct,0?. on 10 c clock A. BL at the *imm *"* commencing at Houtoii, on 4U? rtreet. In ^ ?'?ttbewH mSm. cause; constats* ?# w information kitchen fonuture. Ton^fof^^ ??<1 ^Ts^a-ioWs l^ilorj.ihlbltIoJ!,LL8 ^ "TAPOBATORK oo IT of tlimo Terr *Qp.rtor ^5LDr ?* h**" 800 bin A&'?.U,e!,nX*?^TS^S?for"1'. welghl^ from th.lrg?ld fa^n'*?^?tll'a Oanl?n Swd., frMh WANTED ' JC M. NhDitnu Ive. ss^rfsssa^ssa! oalyrMton. halrTfT^ Inlnltabi. Col?H? JTT Proc?ff bat clrea th. hjUr" ?t?M ?.ln*nri*nt Beauty vr f ?OlfTAOi Meortm.nl jniT .! "?"7? ?UJlTAOi ^rtmen, """In Html. NEW GOODS AT J. C. HARBOUR'S CHEAP CARPET & WAIL PAPER emporium. Ho. 143 Main St., Wheeling, Va. lirmSRB may aUraya be found the largest and Yf most desirable stock of Carpctii RngftOll Cloths, Wall Paper, MATTING, MATTRE8SB8, QUO/IS, COMFORTS, Table and Piano Corers, Window Blinds, Curtain Material, In great variety. Also UPH0L8TKRY WAKE of every description; Gilt and Mahogany Framed Looking Glasses, together with many other articles which makes my house the most complete Furnishing Establishment In the Western country; all of which will be so either wholesale or retail, at the lowest possible prices for CASH. Those In want of cheap and good Goods will do well to call at No. 143 Main st., Wheeling, Va. JanSO-tHl Jyl J. a HARBOUR. ABB. ROBERTSON, M. D. ~ DENTIST, 1*3 Market St., WHEELING, V aug3 DB< E. G. WINOHSLLi n Office ail ee 145 Market-St. WHEELING, VA A LL THE REAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THE ART J\ that have ben thoroughly tested will be prompt. )y adopted at this office. Prices as low as good and permanent work cat beprodnced. All operations warranted. declO OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION,") B. k O. It. B. Co., ' Woksuko, ioth Jan^ 1862. TION,| 1862. f ?y, the l'ai ON AND AFTER FRIDAY, 31st January, the Pas sengrr Trains will leave Wheeling daily at 45:40 A. M., arrive at Grafton at 12:15 P. M? New Crevk st t&3 P. M. and Cumberland at 6:45 P. M. Returning, leave Cumberland at ?:30 A. M., arri*a at Grafton at 11:63 A. M. and Wheeling at 6:30 P. M Jan30 J. B. FORD. ArH. FOR H.KNT.?The house on Market st., situated immediately north ofWastilngton Hall. ?This house has long been occupied as a first class boarding house, and is favorably situated and j arranged for that purpose. Apply to | feblO N. RICHARDSON, Agent. k FOR RES NT.?The large and elegant four I story brick store house on Main strees, lately Loccupind by Heiskell k Swearingen, as a dry goods store. Possession given immediately. Also, the four story brick store house on Main st., now In the occupancy of J. W. McNeil as a Queens* ; ware store. Possession given on first of April next. _Jan4 F. B. ABM8TBONO. FOR RENT.?The three story brick store honse now in the occupancy of James Godfrey, as a grocery store, and situated on Union st., i fronting the south end of the market house. For a grocery store, restaurant, or any kind of retail busi< ness, this store house, in point of location, Is not ex* celled by any in the city. Possession girea on first of April next. Apply to Jan4 7. B. ABM8TB0NG. FOR RENT*?The large and well known _ room, next door to Sprigg House, which has n occupied as the railroad ticket office. Posses sion friren on the first day of April, 1862. Apply to J anil A. M. ADAMS. For Rent and Sale. k The subscriber has for rent, Store Rooms, Ismail and large; also Offices in good buildings, l2d story; Dwelling nouses for rent; Building ! Lots and other real estate for sale. TIIOS. HORN BROOK. Office No. U8|?, up stairs, Main st? feb28 between Monroe and Union. For Sale. A COAL BANK MULE, well broken and of con C\. resient size for working in coal bank. fsb!6-3w Apply to NORTON^ ACHESON ACQ. cash: casbi! cashxxx rpHE -highest premium paid for Gold and 8ilver X coin, Eastern Exchange, United States, Ohio, l Indiana, and Eastern Bank notes, at the J an 20-3 m BANK OF WHEELING. Sheriff's Sale. PURSUANT to an order made and entered by tha JL Circuit Court of Ohio county on the 23d d*v of October, 1801, in the case of Lewis Lunsford, Plaintiff, against 0#f*r D. Thompson. Charles T. Thomas, Trustee for iJL".*., i^CafT*"J Jrn'h K- Whltukw, Who "?fT"1"*.'*.?*?"' common, or Frad.rlck Klett, deceased, Defendants. Saturday, the 15th day or March. 1862. at ? Proc?<> to ell, at tli. front door or 0'**,d coonty, to the higheataud beet bidder, upon the term, hereinafter mentioned, ?o modi or the nndlTldad Interest ol the laid de Tliat partef the tractor land rann^adby& Ex ecutora or Mary Merchant, deceased, to the said Lew ""J **u ?*c<,r ?- Thompeon, br cm"" eral deeds, each dated August 1st. 1857 ami <ini? ?/ record, which waa allotted and tat apart to tha aaid Oacar b. Thompson, Frederick KlettfSofd BLWUt?i??S?"a' TJu,Im *" aforertd, and Joaenh ,n In^three^ ~idue with Intelsat rrum th" d.j or the deferred* pajroien ta) tht^uS^^ **CUri^r til the purchis JJj" ** un feb25-ts AL2.*^SLLORING, Sheriff Ohio County. ... New Goods! ? No. 38 Main St. ^ bar iron. B Biffis0!"1' 3-10 to 3 In. bar fSSS' f?0*"'. from 96 to 2U on hand ^VEj. -nek mhl P. 0. HILDRETn A BRO., v nitre*,,, ; A3 Main Street. LLoalarUI.Umf^,*^, ?j-lOOhbUfraab burnt . g^Hn-DRETH A RHn mh7 PIm* *i received by p? O. HLLDRBTH k BRO. rvv 1?,?~ s UKU. P ?arch,^l-rt^r"t^r'uSJy* ^ 2S*'^^5%Wr5d,2*3 hoop, -8: ISpS?--'" 5" WANTED, ... . F0^.00*1!* BLACKSMITHS and fear hrtw?. t, mh7-3t ^ WrCADfck. "rkarabnr*. Ya_ -a ^??.1'00? PHIStT M^L2fSSJSSSr???. " ?- lOOAy. Liar * nn ??? SS^from ~ P- o, UlLMwa A BEO. i OJlP"..Pan "Sofc-Sra, TO Wo. 80 Ifoproa at. Jaali 7 JOS.ORATM, No. 80 Monroe st.