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of public revenue. The estimated re* [
ceipts for the remaining three-quarters of the present,
fiscal year to the 30th June, 1860, are fifty-inilliojr
four hundred and twenty-six thousand fourhundwd
dollars, ($50,426,400.) Of this amount it is estima
ted that five million seven hundred and fifty-six thou
sand four hundred dollars ($5,556,400) wiU be re
ceived for treasury notes which may be re-iffiued un
der the fifth ".section of the act of 3d of March last,
and one million one hundred and seventy thousand
dollars ($1,170,000) on account of the loan author
ized by the act of June 14, 1858—making six millions
nine hundred and twenty-six thousand four hundred ,
dollars ($6,926,400) from these extraordinary sour
ces, and forty-three million five hundred thousand,
dollars ($43,500,000) from the ordinary sources of
the public revenue—making4n aggregate with the j
balance in the treasury on the Ist of July, 1859. of t
seventy-fiye million three 7 hundred and eighty-four
thousand five hundred and forty-one dollars and
eighty-nine cents ($7ay384,541 89) for the estimated i
means of the present/fiscal year ending 30tb June.,
during the first quarter of the
present fiscal year were twenty million Eeven thou- ,
sand one hundred and seventy-four dollars and sev- I
enty-six cents, ($20,007,174 76.) Four million six
hundred and sixty-four thousand three hundred and
sixty-six dollars and seventy-six cents of this sum
were applied to the payment of interest on the pub
lic debt and the redemption of the issues of treasu- ,
TV potes, and the remainder being fifteen million
three hundred and forty-two thousand eight hun
dred and eight dollars ($15,342,808,) were applied .
to ordinary expenditures during the quarter. The
estimated expenditures during the remaining three
quarters, to June 30, I<-"J0, are fo.-ty million nine !
hundred and ninety-five thousand five hundred and i
fitty-eight dollars and twenty-three cents, ($40,995,- ~
55823.) Of which sum two million eight hundred
and eighty-six th usand six hundred and twenty-obe
dollars and tl»irty-four cents (2,886,621 34) are es
timated for the interest on the public debt. The as
certained and estimated expenditures for the fiscal
year ending 30th Juue, 1660, on account of the pub-1
fie debt, are, accordingly, seven million five hundred
and fifty thousand nine "hundred and eighty dollars
and ten cents, ($7,550,988 10,) and for the ordinary i
expenditures of the Government fifty-three million
-four hundred and fifty-one thousandseven hundred
and torty-fonr dollars and eighty-nine cents. j(553,-
--451,744 89,) making an aggregate of sixty-one niil
lion.*WjQ. tho'.'.san'i KfW bundrxl and thir,t.y-two
dollars and ninety-nine cents ($61,002,732 99; 'leav
ing an estimated "balance in the treasury on tbe 30th
June, 1860. ot* fourteen million three hundred and
eighty-one thousand eight hundred and eight dollars
and forty cents, (§14,381,808 40.)
The estimated receipts during the next fiscal year
ending the 30th June, 1861, are sixty-six million two
hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, ($66,-
--225,000,) which, with the balance estimated, as be
fore stated, as remaining in the Treasury on the 30th
Ji>ne> 1860, w ill make an aggregate for the service
of the'next fiscal year of eighty million six hundred
and -six thousand eight hundred and eight dollars
and forty cents ($80,606,808 40.) *
The estimated expenditures during the next fiscal
year, ending oOth June, 1861, are sixty-six million
seven hundred and fourteen thousand nine hundred
and twenty-eighty dollars and sventy-nine cents (66,-
--714,928 79.) Of this amount, three million three
hundred and eighty-six thousand six hundred and
twenty-one dollars and thirty-four cents (3,386,621
34) will be required to pay the interest on the public j
debt; leaving the sum ot sixty-three million three
hundred and twenty-eight thousand three hundred
and seven dollars and forty-five cents (63,328,307 45)
for the estimated ordinary expenditures during the
fiscal year ending 30th June, 1861. Upon these esti
mates a balance will be left in the Treasury on the
80th June, of thirteen million eight hundred and nine
ty-one thousand eight hundred and seventy-ninedol
lars and sixty-one cents (13,891,879 61.)
But this balance, as well as that estimated to re
main in the treasury on the Ist of July, 1860, will be
reduced by such appropriations as shall be made by
law to carry iato effect certain Indian treaties during
the present fiscal year, asked for by the Secretary of
the Interior, to the amount of five hundred and thir
ty-nine thousand three hundred and fifty de-far?,
($539,350) and upon the estimates of the Postmaster
General for the service of his Department the last fis
cal year, ending 30th of June, 1859, amounting to
four million two hundred and ninety-«ix thousand and !
nine dollars (4,296,009,) together with the further
estimate of that officer for the service of the present
fiscal year, ending 30th of June, 1860, being five mil
lion five hundred and twenty-six thousand three hun
dred and twenry-feui- dollars J (£5,526,324,) making
■an aggregate of tea million three hundred and sixty
one thimsvnd -.Ax hundred and eighty three dollars,
oiiould «nese appropriations be made, as requested
by the proper Departments, the balance in the treas
ure on the 30th of June, 1861, will not, it is estima
id, exceed three million fire hundred and thirty
thousand one hundred a; d ninety-six dollars and six
ty one cents, (3,530, 196.61.)
I transmit herewith the repq: ts of the Secretaries
of War, of the Navy, of the Lnterior, and of the Post
Master General. They each contain valuable infor
mation and important recommendations_well worthy
the serious consideration of Congress.
It will appear from the report of the Secretary of
War that the army expenditures have been materi
al iytieduced : \ a system of rigid economy, which, in
I - opinion, oilers every gurantee that the reduction
l-. be pt**s-na:ient. Ihe estimates of the Department
tfie been reduced nearly two millions
loP 1 the estimates for the present fiscal j
, a. ■.'■ uall i doliats - - . tint
. anvttii xor thi£ \ ear at the :..; t scssioi
The expend: tare* of the Pmt Office De wl uj -nr. da
ring the past fiscal year, er j' r .e
1859, exclusiveo f 'payments tor mad service specially
provided for by Congress out of the general treaeary,
amounted*" $14,964,493.33, and its receipts to $7.-
--968,i*54 Hi; showing to be supplied from
isury ol $6,990,009.26, against $5,235,677.15
fo-. ll>. v ear ending 30th of June, 1858. Theincreas-
Irt of transportation growing out of the expan
sion of theservice required by Congress explains this
rapid augmentation of the expenditures. It Is grat
ifying, however, to observe an increase of receipts
for the year ending on the 30th of June, 1859, equal
to $481,6915_1, compared with those in the year end
ing on the 30th of June, 1958.
It is estimated that the deficiency for the current
£seal year will be $5,988,424.04, but that, for year
ending 30th of June, 1861, it will not e::ceed $1,342,
473,90, should Congress adopt the measures ofreform
proposed aud urged by the Post Master General.—
Since the month ot March, retrench meats have been
made in the expenditures amounting to 51,826,471
annually, which, however, did not take effect until
after the commencement of the present fiscal \ T ear.—
The period seems to have arrived for determining
the question whether this department shall become a
permanent and ever-increasing charge upon the
Treasury, or shall be permitted to resume the self
sustaining policy which had so long controlled its ad
ministration. The course of legislation recommend
ed by the Postmaster General for the relief of the de
partment from its present embarrassments, and for
restoring it to iis original independence, is deserving
of your early and serious consideration.
In conclusion, I would again commend to the just
liberality of Congress the local interests of the Dis
trict of Columbia. Surely the city bearing ;he name
of Washington, and destined,l trust,for agee, to be
the capital of our united, frte, and prosperous CDn-
federacy, has strong claims on our favorable regard.
Washington City, Dec. 19, 1859.
Thirty-Sixth Congress—First Session.
Monday, December 26, 1859.— -Senate.— ]S r ot
House. —The House observed Christinas after
its own fashion. Mr. Smith, of Va., held the
floor daring the day, continuing a speech com
menced last week, and refreshing himself in the
midst of his labors by fcticcessive glasses of egg
nogg. After enjoying themselves and amusing
the galleries the House adjourned without a bal
Tuesday.— Senate. —The President's Message
was received and read. Adjourned till Friday.
House. —The President's Message was received
and laid on the table until the House was organ- ;
Mr. Smith concluded Lis speech, and the House
proceeded to baiiot for a Speaker. The ballot
rS_o~H*d the csual result, Mr. Sherman wanting j
. :■ --.essriiry to a choice, L
and the remainder ot the votes distributed a-|,
mong a cozen candidates.
Wbd-nE^ay.—_?o«3e.—After a speech from
Mr. Rust- of Arkansas, the House engaged in a
running debate as to the possibility ot electing a
Speaker by a union of the Southern Opposition
and the Democracy. Mr. Morris, of Illinois, a ,
Douglas Democrat, made a speech, pouring hot
shot into the Administration and the President.
Mr. Maynard, of Tennessee, a Wliig,>as put in
nomination for Speaker, and one ballot had.—
Mr. Sherman had his usual vote, lacking four of
the number necessary to a choice, and Mr. May
nard received sixty-live votes, made up of Dtm
oc.ats->ai:d all the American members except
Messrs. Davis, of Maryland, and Briggs, of New
York, wbo voted for Mr. Gilmer. The other
votes were widely scattered.
Thursday.— House.— One ballot for Speaker
was taken with the customary result. Previous
to the ballot Mr. Maynard, of Tennessee, with
drew his name, and Mr. Scott, of California, was
nominated. Mr. Sherman lacked as usual four
Totes of a majority, and the other votes were
scattered on Mr. Scott, Mr. Gilmer and others.
A sharp wordy collision occurred between Mr.
Grow, of Pennsylvania, and Mr. Branch, of
MQV'h Carolina, the former accusing the latter of
a breach of gentlemanly courtesy in impugning
bis actior uL vuu Post Cilice bill last session,
j-p.-^v,—S«i«/p.—After a brief session, the
-*_Senaie tdjouroed ov.: to Tuesday.
w/^^Hiuse.— The usual del _on ihe .-lavery-.ques-
and th--u by two majority the
tin Tuesday. No ballot for
TUESDAY. JANUARY 3, 1860.
&T' Daring the last week we have several
times heard a report that a case of small-pox ex
isted in this place, but could trace it to no authen
tio source. Mayor Trout informed us yesterday
that he had thoroughly investigated the matter,
and was satisfied that the report was entirely
The Legislature of Virginia was not in session
The Rev. A. D. Hepburn, pastor of New (
Providence Church, Rockbridge, has accepted
the Professorship of Rhetoric in the University
of North Carolina.
The South Carolina Legislature have passed
resolutions in favor of a Southern Convention to
consider the subject of a dissolution of the Union.
Col. Meinmipger has been appointed Couunis- i
sioner to bear the resolutions to Virginia.
A young Irishman named Dennis Tomay, was
killed by a man named Jackson Garrison, near
Harrisonburg, about 10 o'clock, on Saturday
night, the 24th ult. He was stabbed to the
heart by a pocket knife, aud died instantly. Gar
rison delivered himself up, and was committed
Senator Seward arrived at New York, from
Europe, on the 27th, and was received by a
large number of bis personal and political
friends. A formal "welcome" took place the
next day, at the City Hall, the Council having
granted the use of the chamber to "evince their
appreciation of his worth and public services."
Helper, of infamous notoriety, has perpetrated
a piece of impudence, by sending a splendidly
bound copy of the unabridged edition of his
'Impending Crisis" to Missouri Clark, with a
letter, returning that gentlemm his sincere
thanks for the magnificent advertisements he has
bestowed, free of charge, upon his book. He
ought also to send one bound in gilt-edged mo
rocco to old Bennett, for his services in extend
ing the sale ol the volume.
Richard Realf, who was associated with
Brown and his confederates in framing the new
constitution in Canada, for the United States,
has written a letter to tbe President, from Aus
tin, Texas, declaring his willingness to surrender
himself. He says that when he was an Aboli
tionist he was ready to die for his convictions;
but now having become a Southerner, he is e
qually ready to die for his new principles. Mr.
Realf is an accommodating gentleman, certainly.
Brownsville dates of the 22d have been re
ceived. Three hundred troops and rangers
marched up the Rio Giande on the 14th, where
they met a portion of Cortinas' band. After a
cannonade on both sides, the Americans charged
and fel! into an ambuscade, thus allowing the
Mexicans to ?ave their artillery. Cortinas on
the 20tb, concentrated his whole force above
! Brownsville, where the Americans went and
j met him, and after a severe tight, defeated him.
Col. Ford's rangers and Lockndge's party, from
New Orleans, had arrived previously. The A
mericans were pursuing Cortinas, who was re
A despatch from Washington Saturday, the
31st, says: The Hon. Mr. Branch waa arrested
ou a warraut issued by Justice Dorm, on the
charge of being about to make arrangements to
leave the Disuiot of Columbia for.be purpose of
engaging in hostile combat with the Hon. Mr.
Grow, and was held to bail in the sum of $5,000,
for his appearance at a further examination on
Tuesday. Mr. Grow, it appears, had yesterday
engaged a hackman to call at a place designated,
to take him and his party at ?> ...'''-cvooa this morn
ing, in the direction at oiiver Spring, Maryland.
The hackman did not keep the secret, and hence
the arrest. I h „- principal friend of Mr. Branch
was Mr. *Wiii* -ow ; -and tbat of Mr. Grow, Mr.
Fenton. Mr. GVow has* also been arrested and
required '~ gixe*Sail in the sum of $5,000 to
i keep the ;-?ace, and not leave the District of Co-
Igbt a duel > i
:hraond Eaquirer .-ays : Reliable infor-
having been received that about oce
hundred and tifty southern students designed
leaving the New York Medical College, tounite
with -tlie Richmond Medical College, the City
Council held a called meeting yesterday, and, by
a vote of ten to two, authorized the sum of $5,-
--000 to be placed under the control of a commit
tee of the council, to meet all necessary expenses
that may be incurred by the said students in
leaving New York and entering the Medical Col
It is stated that the speoial committee of the
Senate, appointed to inquire into all the fact*
connected with the Harper's Ferry invasion,
have su'bpcened Judge Amy, ot Kansas; Mr. Con
way, the congressman elect from Kansas; Au
gustus Wattles, editor ot the Kansas Herald of
Freedom ; Captain Montgomery, one of the Kan
sas free State border ruffian leaders; G. P. Low
rey, at one time adjutant general of the free
State forces of Kansas ; Dr. Howe, of Boston;
Mr. Sanborn, of New Hampshire, and Gerrit
Pursuant to previous notice, a number of the
officers of the volunteer companies of the coun
ty, met at the Clerk's office of the county Court
of Augusta county, on Saturday, December 01st.
Gen. Wm. H. Harman was invited to preside
and take part iv the proceedings, and Captain
John D. Imboden appointed Secretary.
The object of the meeting was to consider the
propriety of formiug a Regiment of Volunteers
in this connty. There are eight organized com- j
panics already in existence in the county, num- I
beriDg neatly 500 men, and two or three others '
in process of formation. There being but five
of the companies represented iv the meeting, in
consequence of the inclemency of the weather, |
it was j
Resolved, That this meeting adjourn to meet ■
again at the Clerk's office on Saturday, the 14th j
of January, 1860, to take tbe final steps neces
sary to organize a Regiment, aud that the com
missioned officers of all the volunteer compa
nies in the county be urged to attend said ad- /
journed meeting with the view of electing Geld
officers, at that time, if said Regiment shall be '
Resolved, That the Secretary of this meeting ,
notify the absent officers of the adjourned meet- t
iug, and that he also invite .the Colonels of ihe g
three of t.her line iv the connty to a.- "
tend said meeting, and superintend any election :
I that may then be held.
WM. H. HARMAN, Chairman. •
I J. D. Imboden, Secretary. |
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. !
Q ALE OF HOUSE AND LOT IN MT. SID
£S NEY r . —By virtue of a decree entered by the Cir
luit Court of Augusta county, in the case of Johnston j
Is. Johnston, I will proceed, on the premises, to sell <
a public auction, to the highest bidder, on the 2bth t
<i yof January, ,lß6o, a certain HOUSE AND LOT. <
ii the village of Mt. Sidney, in which Mrs. Mary f!
Jtunston, dec'd., lately resided. The House is built
of brick, two stories high, containing four looms, and
isl urrounded by all the necessary out, buildings, with ;
ajellof gpod water in the yard. The lot contains
mif an Acre. 1
ode to commence at 2 o'clock, P. M. s
OF SALE.-One fourth of the purchase
moiiiy in hand, aud the balance in 1, 2 ana 3 years,
the [purchaser to give bond with approved security and '
the title to be retained as ultimate security.
JONATHAN J. JOHNSTON, Com'r.
Jap. 3, IB6o.—tds
QALE OF VALUABLE NEGROES.— In
lO pirsuance of a decree of the Circuit Court of Bath
count', pronounced at the October term, ls, r ,9, in a
cause therein dependimr, in which Joseph N. Jolliff :
and Achilles Pugh, executors of John Pugh, dec'd.,
are Plaintiffs and Leroy P. Daingerfeld, sr., and oth- :
ers a>e Defendants, the undersigned, as Commission
ers th rein named, will proceed, on the Wth day of
February next, in frontof the Warm Springs Hotel, in
the sairji county of Bath, to sell at public auction to the
highest bidder, on a credit of six months, with inter- «
est irom the day of sale, the following named slaves
•iow in the possession of the said Leroy P. Daiuger
t, Id, sr to wit: CHARLES, HENRY, DAVY, BET
SY, LOI'ISA, ALBERT and CHARLES. \
Bondijwith ijood security-will be required for the
KLe purchase money and interest thereon
WM. H. f ERRILL, I -._-_,
WM. SKEEN, j tom rß ' '
IRK LE.---ER.-T HEI'LLING
the S-iW V'Tr: Ledger. Hereafter I will Ir
r >d?cr or h rper't Weekly on
-_X*gr.<C Don't a»k for credit on paiw
BOBT. COWAN. J
STIUNTOIN SPECTATOR -BKERAL ADVERTISER.
Com MISSION X US' of
a* crefof tbeCiTcuitCourt of Außsta county
n the of Peck and als vs. S. B Clarksand als
we will offer at public sale, to the highest tfatfer, on
the premises, of Friday, the 27th dayof January, iB6O,
at 12 o'clock', M., a Tract of Land containing about
102 Acres, situated 3 miles northwest of Staunton,
adjoining the lands of David Fultz Capt Jos.Chne
and others. The above land is in a fine state of culti
vation. There is a House and other buildings, togeth
er with an Orchard of choice Young Fruit Trees, ma
king it very valuable property.
Terms of Sale.—So much in cash as will pay costs
of sale and suit, the residue on a credit of 6,12,18 and
24 months, bonds taken with good personal security,
and the title retained as ultimate security.
G. W. IMBODEN, 1
G. M. COCHRAN, Ja., V Com'rs.
N. K. TROUT, )
Jan. 3, 1860.—-ids
P. A. WOODS,
Strath Side Cary Street,
DOES a General COMMISSION BUSINESS, with
special attention to the sale of Wheat, Flour and
Tobacco. [Richmond, Jan. S, 1860.—1y
O TRESSPASSERS.—The subscriber hereby
warns all persons, against bunting on his land,
passing over it. letting down fences, or tresspassing
in any way. He will enforce the law against all per
sons so offending. WM. McCOMU.
Jan. 3, 1860.—-*
NOTICE.— The Overseers of Poor of Augusta will
hold a meeting on Monday, the 9th day of Janu
ary, 1860, at the Va. Hotel. N. K. TROUT, Sec.
Staunton, Jan. 3, 1860.
THE VOTERS OF AUGUSTA
COUNTY :—At the request of a number of you I
present myself a candidate for the office of Clerk of
your Circuit Court, at the election to be held on the
4th Thursday in May next. I tender you my services
the more readily, knowing that the deep interest you
have in the proper discharge of the duties of the office
will cause you to examine closely the qualifications of
the various candidates who may present themselves.
I invoke a rigid scrutiny into my qualifications tor the
office, and ihen whatever may be your decision, I
.-mall most cheerfully acquiesce- Tivw as iv tie olden
time I trust the enquiry will be "is he honest and car
pable," "is he industrious and accommodating." It
is by these tests I wish to be tried; and should you
think favorably of my qualifications, I shall not be in
debted for them to a finished education or to the aid
of we slthy or influential connections. These advan
tages have been denied me, and I am compelledl to
rest my dependence for the gpod opinion of my fel ow
citizens, upon such character as I could build up by
pursuing strictly industrious habits and an upright
course of conduct. How far I may have succeeded in
gaining your confidence, is for you to decide. Since
the Spring of 1854 I have been engaged in the busi
ness of Clerk. Since the summer of 1855 up to the
present time I have been engaged in the Circuit
Court Office. This opportunity, I flatter myself has
enabled me to become perfectly familiar with the du
ties of a Clerk—how I have discharged these duties,
those who have had business to transact can judge.
If you should elect me my whole time, and whatever
abilities I may possess, shall be devoted to an honest
and faithful discharge of the duties pertaining to the
office. I will always be found in my place, and things
belonging to the office in their places. Parßons hav
ing business to transact shall be promptly attended to
in a spirit of accommodation. In short the office will
remain yours while I shall be the humble instrument
for the discharge of its duties.
Jan. 3,1860. JOHN PARIS.
JgP' I hereby declare myself a candidate to fill the
vacancy in the Circuit Court Clerkship caused by the
death of the late incumbent. It is within fresh recol
lection that in time past I had charge of the office for
several years. The duties of it are familiar tp me. —
Should it be conferred on me, I will discharge the du
ties involved by it with all the faithfulness and assi
duity of which I am capable.
Nov. 22, 1859. * JOHN B. WATTS.
lEgF** We are authorized to announce WM. A.
BURNETT a candidate for the office of Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Augusta county.
E3F" We are authorized to announce ALEX. F.
KINNEY, a candidate for the Clerkship of the Circuit
Court of Augusts county. '
Dec. 20. *.".,--
*giF° We are authorized to annorice JAS. COCH
RAN as a candidate for tbe office of Clerk of tbe Cir
cuit Court of Augusta county. -.
Dec. 13. f
35T" We are authorized to announce JOHN PARKS
a candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Augusta
Dec. 27, 1659.
r-gg"; W-.ire a.i.a< "i?:< fo runounce Col. JAS. M.
LILLEI aa a ooadidate for Sheriff of Augus.a coun
ty, at the next election.
%3gT We are authorized to announce JOBS J. LA
REW a candidate tor Sheriff of AHgusta c*inty.
"SiT We are a-Uhorized to announce HENRY H,
PECK a candidate for the offioe of Sheriff tf Augusta
. Jan. 3, 18*50.— *
f HT We «*■■ =.ith,,-izes tn *-3_tfa**« &=*"_ T\*©-.
POLMER a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Au
gusta county. Card next week. / "
Jan. 3, 1860- ' /
- MAKRIED, / .
On tho 24th ult., by Rev. J. S. Blah/, Mr. P. Hox
ter to Miss Melissa Tuinb, all of Batfr county.
On the 25th ult., by Rev. X. J.Richi-dson, Mr. Wm.
Hall to Miss Sarah C- Rowe, Mr. Peter
Rowe, all of this county. * •
On Thursday, the 22d ult., by Eld«f J. Jennings, Mr.
Alex. Kerr, of Augusta county, aniMiss Frances V.,
daughter of Mr. John R. Homan, qjßockingbam co.
On the 25th ult-, at the residenclof the bride's fa
ther, by Rev. D. F. Bittle, D. D., fey. Prof. John G.
Fret, of Roanoke College, and Mi# Fannie J., young
est daughter of Wm. Persinger, J q... of Roanoke co.,
- - k_
POULTNEY 8c TRIMBLE.
200 Baltimore St.JJalto., Md.
REVOLVERS, PISTOLS (if all kinds—Adams, Al
len's and Colt's Revolr.rs. A new 7 Shooter
weighing only 7 ounces whicl wads with cartridges,
is half the size of Colt's ant very effective. Wads,
Caps, Flasks, Pouches, Drink tig Cups and Flasks, and
all sporting goods atexceed'.ig low prices for CASH.
Orders per mail receive immediate attention.
A large assortment of couinon and fine SKATES
and Sleigh Bells. POJLTNEY & TRIMBLE.
Baltimore, Dec. 20, 1859.—10ui0.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
IN the ALBEMARLE JNSUIiANCE COMPANY,
Charlottesville. The" Capital of the Company is
large and well secured, aid its business conducted on
the most prudent principles. Lives of Slaves insur
ed at the lowest rates, ipply to
HUGH W. SHEFFEY, Agent.
I am also Agent of til CHARTER OAK LIFE IN
SURANCE COMPANY, one of the most substantial
and prudently conducted Compa's in the United States.
The widow of the late John H. Brown received through
me $2,500 the amount of the policy on her husband's
life. HUGH W. SHEFFEY,
Dec. 13.— 3m.
OF SOUTHERN MANUFACTURE.
THE subscribers ire prepared to manufacture UNI
FORM CLOTHS to order at their Mills near this
city. They are notv manufacturing superior single
milled Cassimeres for Spring wear, to which they call
the attention of' Southern Merchants. They also man
ufacture at their Ashland Mills superior NEGRO
CLOTHS of various descriptions.
f 1 "* Tbey are also regular purchasers of WOOL.
dress WETHERED BROS.,
gKKOES FOR HIRE.—I have for Hire for
'the coming year a number of NGROES, consist
ing of 4 Negro Men—farm hands—l Negro Man—No.
1 Blacksmith—6 or 7 Negro Women, and several
Boys and Girls, which can' be seen at my house, in
Greenville during the holi days. Persons'wanting to
hire would do well to call soon.
Dec. 20.-3t, WM. F. SMITH.
FANCY DRESS SILKS AT COST.—We
have reduced the price of our Fancy Dress Silks
to prime cost from this date to the Ist of March.—
Our stock of Silks is still quite good. We advise
those who may wish to purchase, to give us an early
call. PIPER _ FUNKHOUSER.
Staunton, Dec. 20.
EW GOODS.—FRENCH MARINOES, Ac—
We have also a large lot of French Marinoes, all
Wool Delaines, Poplins, Alpaccas, Poil De Cherres,
Fnglish Valencias, Coburgs. We are also receiving
some new goods suited to the season.
__Staunto3, Dec. 20. PIPER & FUNKHOUSER.
OLD~DMrNTON~COFFEE _ POTS—A fresh suppiy
on hand and for sale by
WOODS & GILKESON.
Staunton, Nov. 15,1859.
ORSE SHOES, HORSE SHOE IRON, NAILS
and Nail Rod, just received by
WOODS & GILKESON.
Staunton, Nov. 15,1859.
OTICE EXTRA.—TURK & CUSHING will
attend to tbe Hiring of Servants, publicly or pri
Staunton, Nov. 22, 1859.—-Gt
ÜBLlc~i_lßlNG.—We will hire in front of
the Sheriff's Office, on Monday, the 2d day of
January, 4 NEGRO Women and 2 Boys.
Dec. 20.—V. copy, TURK '& CUSHING.
LADIES' CLOAKS—We have just received a
new supply of Cloaks of the very latest style
worth, from $18 to $30.
J Sfauntou Dec. 20. PIPER & FUNKHOUSER.
Kf\ I* A G"S Java, Laguira and Rio Coffee, just re-
V\l ceived by TAYLOR & HOGE.
Staunton, Oct. 11,1859.
BER SETS, a very beautiful article for
WOODS & GILKESON.
[IS! I —Anoth'.r ruppi* juat received ~.t
PJ[JPEii _ FUNkHOUrjLR'S
: \ J ~£.SALEB.y "
* pOiUMJiSSIONER'S SALE.-In pureua nc To f
1 \J twoaecretal orders of the Circuit Court of Au
' gusU county, in the case of Francis Bell and als. vs
' John E. Riley and ala, I will offer, at public sale to
; the highest bidder, ia front of the Court-bouse of Au- 1j
* gusta, on }he 2\st day of Dec., 1859 at'
'12 o'clock, M., about f r iO Acres of Laud situated a
" bout 2 miles westnf ;Staunton, on the Parkersburg 1
road, being tha sameiand purchased by said John £. i
Riley of Phillips, H»rman, Imboden and McCna— i
| The land is said to be in an excellent condition and i
the improvements are, pretty good. Persons des/ioi-s i
' of obtainining informttion iv regard to the lan<*, can r
obtain it by calling afcmy office at Staunton. . I
TERMS:—A sum & band sufficient to pay cost of i
suit and sale, and tie balance in six, twelre and
eighteen months, the furchaser executing bonds with i
. approved personal secjrity, and tbe title retained as
ultimate security. jf
WILLIAM q, HARMAN, Comnissioner.
The above; sale is <*ostponed till Monday. Jan. 2,
- 1860. WM. H. HABMAN, Com'r.
' Dec. 20.
i T3UBLIC SALE]OF LAND AND PER
! IT SONAL PROPERTY NEAR DEERFIELD.—
Owing to my age and Infirmity I sball, on the 2(ith of
Janunry, 1860, at my residence, on the big Calf Pas
- ture River, Augusta" CO., offer for sale my BARMS,
1 containing 285 Acres, situated on both sides of the
* Great Calf Pasture rjver. TAe improvements are
good. There are gool MEAPOWS, and a good deal
more can be made and put under water. There is an
: excellent Mill Site neat my residence. There is an
old Mill on it and SAW MILL, with a little expense
might be put in operation. I have most of the timber
for building a new Mill, will seasoned. On the place
\ are excellent fruit and ne/er failing springs of good
- water near the dwellings. The farm will suit very
f well to be divided, and wi'J be sold in that way if de
-8 sired. On tbe same day Iwill offer for sale my Far
-3 ming Utensils, Wageea, Horses, Cattle, a good
1 Threshing Machine, Corn Shelter, both nearly new,
c Hogs, Sheep, Corn, Fodder, Hay, &c.
f If the above named day is not fair the sale will take
* place the next fairdiy, If not sold it will be for
|' "flic. «-_-M_b. JOHN BUSH.
J OOCkBR_OG_r_.AuiD FOj. SALE—Thei
t XL subscriber cfrers for sale his FARM on South
- River, Rockbridge County, 2 U miles East of Fairfield.
. It contains 204 Acres- and the soil is naturally of
j good quality, being well adapted to all the grains and
grasses raised in the Valley, especially wheat. It is
) of Southern exposure, and has on it an abundance of
j fruit of various kinds, about seven Acres in a solid
( Orchard, besides a great many other trees. About
t two-thirds of the land is cleared andin cultivation, the
j balance heavily timbered. To persons wishing to
* view the land it will be shown them by Mr. John Pat
terson, svho lives on the place, or by the subscriber,
, living near Newport, Augusta County. If not sold
t priyatciy before the I** day of March, 1860, it will be
s offered on that day at public sale.
TERMS accommodKting and a bargain can be had
" as it is too far from me to attend to personally. The
improvements are as ample and as good as usually
I found. . WM. SMILEY.
t Aug. 23, 1859—Lex. Gaz. and Rock- Reg- copy. .
b O ALE OF LAND. —As a Commissioner appoint
s ;0 ed by th,e Circuit Court of Augusta County, in the
- cause of Fauber vs. Patterson, &c, I shall proceed on
) the premises, on Saturday, the 7th' day of January
1 next, to sell at pubic sale, to the highest bidder, a
t Tract of Land, containing 45 Acres, adjoihtog Saml.
Fauber and others, about 2>g r miles of TinMi^p^pring.
It has on it a good Dwelling House, good Brafc tine
water, a Young Ore..ard, first rate timber. 'anqEwon
3 the whole, it is a productive lfl&_e farm and verjHfc
\ TERMS .—On a credit of six, eighteen'Vfnd
r thirty months, in equal instalments, the purchaser to
give bonds with good personal security, and title to be
] Mr. Patterson is on the place. I will take pleasure
in showing the land.
JOHN TOWBERMAN, Com'r.
; rpRUSI'EE'S SALE OF TO)VN PROPER.
X TV-—By virtue of a deed of trust executed to
me on the 24th day of March, by M. W. Craw
" ford and recorded in the Hustings Court of the town
of Staunton, for purposes therein mentioned, I will
proceed, in front of Crawford & Cochran's Store, on
Saturday, the Ith of January, 1&60, to sell, at public
- auction, that valuable LOT, in the town of Staunton,
- on the corner of New and Feederick Sis., known as
tbe "Old Market House Lot."
TERMS :—One-fourth in hand or by negotiable note
■ at 4 months, interest added, well endorsed; the bal
v ance payable in one, two and ys»r>*, with inter
est fion* _»**, ioi which bonds with approved securi
fj will be required, and the title retained as ultimate
Sale to commence at 11 o'clock, A. M.
H. M. BELL, Trustee.
Turk & Ccshing, Auctioneers.
Sec. 6.—tds. —V. copy.
OUSE &.LOT IN WAYNESBOROUGH.
In virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court of Augusta -
'gusta county, in the cause of Hopkins and Kisling vs.
John H. MoVris, I shall proceed in Waynesborough,
• on Friday, the Qth day of January mxt, to sell at pub
•■ lie sale, to the feighest bidder, a certain HOUSE AND
LOT, in Waynesborough, lately occupied bvsaidMor
ris. It is a comfortable BrieV Dwelling House, with
Stabling and good Garden, fronts on Main Street, and
'lrun.s hstak to m ->i *t .*, ul- . : '.. ! an* v *uJ ihe Dr.„
JERMS. —Costs of sale aud ,of suit in hand, and the
remainder on a credit of.six and'twelve months, in .
- equal instalments, the purchaser to give sufficient
personal security, and titlaMo be retained as further
security. N. K. TROUT, Com'r. «
Dec. 6, 1859.- tds I _J
ALE OF A"SMAII JFARM.—Ih pursuance
of a decree rendered by the Circuit Court of Au
; gusta, in the cause of Landes, Guardian, vs. Denni
son's heirs, I shall proceed on the premises, on Wed
nesday the 4th diy of January next, to sell at public
• sale to the highest bidder, a very desirable and pro
i ductive piece pf }and, with a comfortable Dwelling
and other improvements on it. It contaius abou* 40
• Acres- and is located on the waters of North river,
. about two miles from l —lt. Solon, on the road leading
■ to Sangersville and was formerly occupied by the
, family of the late John Dennison.
TERMS.—Costs of sale and" suit in hand, and the
■ balance in'equal instalments at 1, 2 and 3 years bear
ing interest/secured by bonds with good personal se
curity, and the title retained'as additional security.
Dee* 6,1859.—tds N. K. TROUT, Com'r.
SALE OF HOUSE AND LOT IN MT.
SIDNEY. —The undersigned commr's in the case
of Thos. Burke vs. Henry Forrer, &c, will, on
Saturday, tlie 2\st day of January next, proceed to
sell on the premises, the IIOUSE aud LOT in the bill
. mentioned, situated in the town of Mt. Sidney. This
• propert}- consists of a good Brick Store house and
, the lot on which it is built, adjoining the tavern and
\ Dr. Wm. Crawford's property on the West side of
i Main Street.
TERMS: —Cash enough to defray costs of suit and
sale, and the balance in payments at 0, 12 and 18
, months, the purchaser executing bond with personal
security, and the title retained as ultimate security.
J. B. BALDWIN,)- ,
■ Dec. 13.—tds. J. P. IMBODEN, [ Kjom ™'
LAND FOR SALE. —In pursuance of a deed of
trust executed by Jacob liushong, I shall proceed,
on the premises, on" Friday, tie 2oth vf January,
1860, to sell, at public sale, the interest of said Jaoob
Bushong in the land now in the possession of Mary
C. Bushong. situated about four miles of Greenvilie,
adjoining Jno. McClure and others; said interest be
ing one undivided share or about Acres.
TERMS :—Costs of sale and $200 interest
from 15th of March, 1854, in hand, baltjiree in twelve
months, secured by bond with good personal security
—title retained as ultimate security.
The title is believed to be good, but acting as trus
tee I shall conyey such title only as is vested iv me.
Dec 27. JOHN J. JgAREW, Com'r.
T _ RUSTEE'S SALE OF VAMJABLE
AL ESTATE.—By virtue of of trust exe
cuted by George Rubush to the s i ujpiriber dated the
the 10th day of Appril, 1852, ansfi3' record in the
Clerk's Office of the county Court'otfAngusta, I will
sell, at public auction, to the highelffibidder, for cash,
on Saturday, the 2lst day of Jan-fjary next, on the
premises, the Tract of Land in deed conveyed,
containing 183 Acres, situated 2 miles South
east of Middlebrook ; it being the Kame tract of land
on which the said Rubush now resides. The title is
bcliVeved to b.a but, selling ii trustee, I will
convey with speciai'warranty. \» .
Dec. 20.—tds. JNO. NEWT-ON, Trust.
\ OTICE FROM THE BOARD PUBLIC
, 1 WORKS.—In compliance with the provisions
of an act of the General Assembly, passed on the 2nd
April, 1858, the Board of Public Works of Va. in
• vite Sealed Proposals, to be opened on the 28th Jan
'■ vary, 1860, stating the lowest terms on which the Su
• pei intendence of the STAUNTON „ PARKERSBU RG
ROAD will be undertaken from and after the Ist of
! February, iB6O.
The board will decide upon the competency and
fitness of applicants, as to which the most satisfactory
testimonials will be required, and such Superin
! tendent will be required to give bond in the penal
[ ty of's2o,ooo, with satisfactory security, conditioned
for the faithful performance of his duties. By order
! of the Board of Public Work.
THOS. H. DE WITT,
Dec. 27.—4t. Secretary B. P. W,
ATTENTION MlLlTlA.— Company C. of the
160 th Regiment will parade at their usual i
place of Muster, Maj. S. Stover's, on Saturday, therfe
14th day of January, 1860, to tall the office of 2nd fr
! Lieutenant. fO~ Persons failing to attend such l
parade will be reported according fo law.
By order of the Capt. J. H. STOVER, O. S.
j STAUNTON ACADEMY.
THE Ist term of the session closes last of January,
1860, and the 2nd commences on the Ist of Feb.
This school is preparatory to the University op
j Va. The Principal has diplomas, from that institu
' tioii, and letters of recommendation from some of its
most distinguished professors. For particulars in re
card to tuition, board, text-books, _c, apply to
Dec. 27—tt. JAS. A. WADDELL, M. D.
O^HE~PUBLIC. —I hereby forewarn all per
sons not to trade for a NOTE executed by me to
Wm Edgar Crawford for $212.50, dated about the
14th day of December, 1859, and payable 6 months
after date, as tho said note was for a horse warranted
sound which aas turned out to be unsound.
Dec. 27. W. B. COCHRAN.
Central Bank of Virginia, )
Staunton, Dec. 12th, 1a59. >
1T& .lhu# ineetir.g of the Stockholders of this
.» wig be held ir. +he Banking-house on Wed
; oesday, ;r, ;uh iB6O, at 11
j »cc. IS, 13&-. w U. TAMb.
ATEAR THE COY. & OHIO R. »•-! hat*
IN in the Counties of Fayett* and Ra e.gb a large
Jantityof UNIMPROVED LAND, well adapted to
Jorn, Wheat, Tobacco, and the grasses, which I will
sell low for cash or prompt pay. That in Fayette is
within a mile or more ot the Court-House, lies well,
well watered by good springs and numerous streams,
has a good Mill Site on it. and is near to a grist and
sawmill, is penetrated ia all directions by good roads,
and some of it near the route of this to be the great
est of Railroads. That in Raleigh is on Pine River,
is very rich and timbered with the prettiest Pine and
other timber in the State, well adapted to Corn and
other Crops. I will sell in from 100 Acres to any
quantity to suit any one.
TERMS cheap. Address at Fayetteville, Fayette
C. H., Va. JACOB SANGER.
Sept. 13,1859.—R0k. Reg, copy 6 mos.
rAA ACRES OF MOSSY CHEEK LAND
o\J\) FOR SALE, ON 10 YEARS' TIME.—I pro
pose to sell this land on ten years' time. It lies od
Mossy Creek, in Augusta county, 14 miles from Staun
ton and 12 miles from Harrisonburg. It is naturally
as good as any land in the county. About 300 acres
cleared—is susceptible of being divided into three
farms, which will be done if desired. Persons wish
ing to buy a part or the whole shall be accommodated,
if they give me a call. James G. Turk lives on the
farm and will show to any one wishing to buy. I deem
it useless to say more about it in this advertisement,
but promise to talk as best I can, if a purchaser will
call on me at Staunton, or on the premises, and inform
me when to meet him. R- TURK.
Nov. 15, 1859.—2 m
PROPERTY IN MARKET.
TOWN RESIDENCE.—House and Lot on Augusta
Street, desirable as a Residence. Terms easy.
WOOD LAND.—Fifty-seven Acres of Land, within
3 miles of Staunton, all well timbered with the excep
tion of a cleared field of about 15 acres. A bargain
may he had.
VALUABLE FASM.—2SO Acres, i% miles ol
Staunton. 100 Aores cleared snd the balance heavily
timbered. The land is of good quality, as the crops
will show, and there are on the tract several never
failing Springs. Can -be bought at a low figure.
Apply to GUY & WADDELL,
Real Estate Agents, Staunton, Va.
July 19, 1859.
OANOHE LAiVD FOB SALE —The Tract
ofLanl .(,„ which I now reside, containing
near 5!?0 Acres, lying on both sides of the Va. _
Term. Railroad, and immediately at the Big Lick De
pot, is for sale. I deem it enough to say in regard to
the land that it is not inferior to any lands in the
county, finely timbered, Good DWELLING and all
the necessary Out Houses, consisting ot a large Grain
Barn, Stables, Tobacco Barns, Negro Cabins, Ac.—
Any one wishing to buy a first rate farm in a healthy
and refined neighborhood would do well to take a
look at it.
Terms liberal and can be known by calling on the
subscriber or addressing him at Big Lick.
Dec. 20.— 3t.s 1.50 FERDINAND RORER.
IX7HO WANTS AN EXCELLENT FARM
W AT A LOW PRICE ?—Five miles from Staun
ton—2 south of the R. R.—-30© Acres—lSO cleared
and productive, and weU set in grass—within 1%
miles of a good female Jlikool—near to Churches -
new BRICK DWEUUgMpfOUSE neatly furnished
—all necessary Terms very easy.—
A great bargain is offered in this trad, which is very
desirablftawWany accounts. Apply rb
GUY & WADDELL,
Real Estate Agents, Staunton, Va.
Nov. 29, 1859.
FOX SALE!—The neat and comfortable COT
TAGE RESIDENCE, with 2 acres of Ground at
tached, near the Staunton Nurseries, now occupied
Franklin Davis. A great bargain is offered in this
snug and tasteful suburban residence. Apply to
GUY & WADDELL.
Staunton, Nov. 22, Real Estate Agents.
HOUSES & LOTS!—HOUSES AN©
OF 'EM.—We are authorized to sell tjpveral
Housesfcnd Lots in Staunton, very desirables* pla
ces of residence. Long time will be given on some of
their. Apply soon to GUY & WADDELL,
Staunton, July 26, '59. Real Estate Agents
/\ AUGUSTA FARMS FOR SALE—We
L\J are authorized to sell 10 valuable tracts of Land
in Augusta County —several of them highly improved
Farms—best quality of land. For full description
and terms apply to GUY & WADDELL,
Staunton, Sep. 6, 1859. Real Estate Agents.
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iJAi_.ES H. OALLIBO^
PRACTWAL SU&VI2YC>&, xAsrunr
AUCTIONEER, AND REAL ESTATE
ATTENDS promptly to the transa-tion of all bus
iness in his line.
As Agent I offer for sale the following; described
property, viz:—1000 Acres Rockbridge Laud,
well watered and convenient to Churches, Mills,
Stores and Schools, which will be sold entire or in
parcels if desired. Also a numler oj FARMS,
Store Houses and Mills with ther appurtenances,
well situated for business, in Auguta «.•♦., Va. Also
near £00 acres ot good land near CmcorJ, in Iroquois
co., 111. Two Railroads run throujh this county, and
one near tne land. I have also foi sale a large quan
tity of land, partly improved, in Greenbrier, Upshur,
Braxton and Nicholas counties.
These lands are worthy of consideration. A por
tion of them lie on and near the Gu!y Ilridge _ Wes
ton Turnpike, and near Birch fiver Post Office.—
Though principally in timber, euiagh las been clear
ed to prove its adaptation to tbe-rowih of Corn and
Tobacco, all of which fully matred tlis season, not- >
withstanding the frosts of June md tho early frosts in
Autumn. A few families from Jjs~ni Virginia hav
ing, (two years ago,) introducedthe citture of Tobac
co, and finding, not only the ti a also thej
climate well adapted to its grovth, many of the oldi
settlers are preparing to plant urge trops next sea- j
A Factory should be to salve double trans
portation. A Steam Mill and leohanics of all kinds '■
could do well.
Although I have sold 3000 Acres of these land/
withiu two months past, I haje fcOoo more to sell sia t
uated in the same neighborhorl Though hilly it j
not too much so to cultivateJs well watered, and I 1
said to have Stone Coal in atandance. Also 4000 \
cres of Corn and Grass Lai, 15 miles higher rj
Birch River, and 1000 in Gwnbrier co., Va. Pri>£ *
very low—from $1)4 to $° ht acre. y
Terms easy, and title good
Society, Methodists, BaptJts aud a prospect o*.
settlement of Presbyterians. f; ■
Persons wishing aid in or selling land, vwl !
address **- «f.S. H. CAI oISON, f l
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i rea«iy to insure and undesstandin* .their best inter
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I.nri •' 'stri-n-enf. tim,*- '* the neee<uitv for reliabl -
- -- r . ranee becomes _a .>> ...live auty—the uouity
1 of oroperty ownert loss being then much
j lessened. fff * * .
Agencies in all the principal .cities and towns
t throughout the State. Policies issued without delay,
c by any of the duly authorized Agents of the Compa
- nT- *
W BUSINESS ATTJSNTED TO WITH DESPATCH.- __S3
A. F m KINNEY, Agknt.
. Staunton-Nov. 15,1859—3m0. . •
V HOOFLAND'S "
of the present age, have acquired their great popularity
only through years of trial. Unbounded sat—faction
is rendered by them in all cases.
will positively cure
liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Jaundice, Nervous De
bility, Diseases of the Kidneys,
and all diseases arising from a disordered liver, or weak,
ness of the Stomach and Digestive Organs,
AND WILL POSITIVELY PREVENT
YELLOW FEVER, BILIOUS FEVER, AND FEVER AND AGUE.
I See our Almanac for proof. Price, 75 cents per Bottle.
Hoofland's Balsamic Cordial
WILL POSITIVELY CURB
Coughs, Colds, or Hoarseness, Bronchitis, Influenza,
Croup, Pneumonia, Incipient Consumption,
and has performed the most astonishing cures ever known
As a Diaxrhtea Cordial it is unequalled. Price, 75 cents
HOOHAND'S GERMAN PILL,
being well known throughout Europe and America, needs
no commendation here. They are purely vegetable, are
I prepared with great exactness, and are sugar-coated. No
' better Cathartic Pill can be found. Price, 25 cts. per box.
These medicines are prepared by Dr. C. M. Jackson &
Co., Philadelphia, Pa., and St. Louis, Mo., and are sold by
druggists and dealers in medicines everywhere. The sig
nature of C. M. Jackson w'll be on tho outside of each
bottle or box..
In our <; Everybody's Almtnac," published annually, you
will nnd testimony ana commendatory notices from an
parts of tlie country. The*-! Almanacs are given away by
all our agents.
Fob Sale by DR. W. B. YOUNG,
Sept. 13, IJ»s9.—if 1^!!-
NOTICEa— The Superintendent of tbe Poor House
of Augusta county, in consequence of the condi
.i n of his wife's health, will not be a candidate for
re election, aud the Board of Overseers, on the Snd
Monday in January next, will fill the place. They de
sire a sober, industrious, honest and intelligent gen
tleman with other suitable qualifications for the posi
tion. The term of office will commence on the Ist
day of March. The compensation has heretofore been
or the services of the Superintendent aud wife, (she,
acting as matron, Ac,) £350 in rcouey and two-thirds
if the crops raised, he supplying bis own table. Tbe
-rass was also given him, "in lieu of which he fur
jished milk and vegetables for the paupers. The
arm is in good condition, and the mansion house new
md commodious. Candidates may state their terms.
Dec. 6—V. copy. N. K. TROUT, Sec. Board. ;
PATENT MEDICINES.—Just received and 1
and always on hand, at DR. W. ii. YOUNG'S '
Drug Store, '
Kennedy's Medical Discovery,
j Lindaey's Blood Searcher, -
i Sand's Sarsaparilla,
I / Ayer's do.,
I Bull's do.,
I Oxygenative Bitters, |
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Balsam of Tulu and many o'.her3.
All kinds of Patent Pills.
For the Deaf—Auricles or Artificial Ears, a new ar ,
Also Coal Oil Lamps, warranted to give a good -
light or no charge.
Staunton, Nov. 29.—2t. -
H. HILB'S CLOTHING - ROOJII.*-Thf. J
• subscriber thankful for past favors so liberal!/ f
extended to him by his friends and customers, inforn*/.
them of his return from the Northern Cities with/a
splendid stock of READY-M aDE CLOTHING, Gen
tlemen's Furnishing Goods, gotten up expressly h.r .
this market Also a largestook of BOO'IS, SHOCS
and GAITERS, for Men and Youths; Hats, Ca/is. -
Gentlemen's Shaws. Fancy and Plain Blankets, dad s
sold as usual at a small advance for Cash. 1
S. H. HILB, 1
One door above B. - ideburg's Corner, i a
Staunton, r >v. if Vnosite Va. liote!:
GREAT ARTISTIC ATTR. C J
' TWO $PLEHD\\D~¥L, . 1
IMPERIAL COURT OF FRA«
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2. QUEEN VICTORIA, PRINCE ALBJ 9
;. 'he Children of the Royal Family, The j|
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Q her are intended to be matchless. Otber 1
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k READY FOR DELIVERY, DEC. 15TH.
FOR FEBRUARY, 1860,
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r We invite the attention of all the lovers of chj
- reading to tbe Eclectic, its rich and varied coutej
its beautiful embellishments.
8 1. The Eclectic as a monthly Magazin/
pages or more, double colua-ns, haj no sup--'
erary merit or artistic embellishment.
2. It» letterpress is made up of the ci
t cies, selected from 7 British Quarterlies a
Jaonthlies, it aims to give the cream of all
- 3. The Eclectic, in one year, equal
matter any three entire British Quarte.
price of them is $7. The price of tha Ecle
- same is only #5, while the prints in the 1
• alone *5 more.
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tie articles in all the departments of literal
t popular science, both instructive and enter
stamp it as the best Magazine published
j Press and eminent men say, in all parts of
5. Every number of the Eclectic is s]
, bellished with one or more port runs v
g fine Steel Plates, and 100 Portraits and
— worth more alone than the price oHt|
3. The Eclectic has acquired an eats
ir ;f.-icr-»s a standard work among <jMu
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i. From Him. Edward k'rt* «•
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Eclectic Magazine which have been exj
, ny eminent persons and in several lerfg
jg I bave read it tor three years, and fit
judiciously selected, so as to present at J
g instructive and interesting matter, ai 1
specimen of the current literature of tb 1
ir "Edw*» "
From Noble Butler, LouisvU
"The Eclectic Magazine is one of t
_ flat can be invited into the family,
t must be good on every member. It
I useful than would be the seven Brit
atd the nine monthlies, the 'cream' of
_ it is the same thing as if we took tht
- periodicals, and employed a gentlem.
ta*te to read them all over, and select t
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"I have been a constant reader of ihe i
cany years. Whether instruction or ente
Ai the object, the selections of its articles,!,
Hie judgment, are unequaled. The engrav
c worth the price of subscription."
from Hon- Judge Longstreet, President of,
"I have long been a reader of the Eclectic
nd regard it as unsurpassed by any work <
i| our country for valuable reading."
The commendations of the Press are mac
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ti ii ts and engravings are invited to send tl
fir the coming year. Each new subscrn
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p. v in advance, will be entitled to a choic
Oi'tvvo beautiful premium prints, worth $2
Ji r intelligent family, no young lady or (
stould be without the gems of art and the I
■• literature to be found in the Eclectic.
TERMS :—The Eclectic is issued o
c every month. Each number contains 14
c hvo pages, on fine paper, neatly stitchei
covers, with portraits by Sartatn. The t\
t ters comprise three volumes, of 60J pages
in ties, indexes, and embellishments, Frio
bostage is only three cents a number, pre
Office of delivery. The January number fo
i any other for 42 cents, sent in postage stan.
W. H. BID*
•\\ Dec. 13.—5t. No. g. Beckman S
JOHN B. AXIOM'S SALO€
) iIVTOW since we have seen what St. .Nick
ILi Did bring to children, in his tiny cai
We now will see what's always kept
At John B. Antoni's well known stan
I To please good children Antoni's the
And they to please, him must do all t
,' For he with trouble and great care,
For them these tweet things did pec
Gay lads and merry maidens !
. Come listen to my song,
And if you'd like to sing it.
The tune is "Lucy Long."
.'• Oh ' take your time my darling-
But let that time be »or.,u ;
And ([-ueklv go for what •,
.' T» John B. Antoni's Salv
' You'll always find there when yi
Whatevers in his line,
And'you'll confess it when you r 1
His stock is choice and fine.
I * Oh! take your time my darlings
'But let that time be soon,
And it you cannot go. why.send
To Jo/,n B. Antoni's Satoon.
, He keeps the best ot Candies,
. " v And ever, thing that/s nice—
In Winter; Cakes and Ujrdials,
In Summer, Creams and Ice.
Oh ! take your time my lovelies,
But let your time be soon,
To go or send for what yon wan
To John B. Antoni's Saloon^
Preserves, the best of Jellies,
"• 4 And Fruits most rich and rare
Pine Apple, Orange, Lemon,
And Citron—all are there.
Oh! take your time, my darling-
JUtd let that time be soon,
For what you want you'll alway'<
At John B. Antoni's Saloon.
And also for the holidays,
(You know they re just at han
He has the best assortment
Of "Bon-bons" in tbe land
'TTien take your time fair Ladie.
To please your children soon
Drop in and buy them Christm
At John B. Antoni's Saloon.
And what will please the Misses,
And 'tis to them I sing,
He keeps the sweetest "Kisses,"
Except—the real thing!
Then take your time young Ga'?
But let that time be soon ;
You'll always please the Ladier
At John B. Antoni's Saloon.
And now, a word at parting—
'Tis John B. Antoni can make
Young Gentlemen and Ladies !
The best of "Wedding Cake t
Oh! take your time young Lovers £,
But let your time be soon,
To wed, and buy your Wedding C-
At John B. Antoni's Saloon.
Staunton, Dec. 6, 1859. •
WHEN ARE GOOD TIMES <*
—When the people of Virginia t>r
lention to Home Industry. HENRY HC
this opportunity of returning his thanks t
public for their'liberal patronage, and w
inform them that he has just received a fin
sortment of Material for the mansrfacturv
Ladies', Misses'and Children's BOOTS an.
and Gentlemen's Boots, Gaiters and Shoes 1
variety, with neatness and dispatch, and hopi
dustry and readiness to please, to
Staunton. April 21. 1858.
IF ODGE'S HORSE SllO_f*PEo.«r_ tt *M
JiL Watch Si>ring *■
~§ Balloon ■
India Rubber Cushion •< j*. V
" " Hard »• 4. 1
Globular Glass ««
Fiat Gr ass
And a variety of other styles at
P. fl. TROUT
■union, Nov. 1, Dr
i~ JlPORTANT NOTICE .-Having
ed to leave Staunton, 1 oder lor sai; a
of (,00US at very REDUCED PRICES. J
on .iand a superior lot ot' OLD LIQUORS,
sisting of Wines. Brandies and Whiskeys,
son s in want of good Liquors aud cheap G
ties, will do well to give me a call before
elsewhere as I am determined to sell ch«a;
f:'taunton, Nov. 29. L. B. V
S~~TOVES! STOVES!! STOVES!
on hand the most approved styles of t
STOVES, also Air-tight and Parlor Stovea
patterns; Fenders, Andirons, Ac, &c Itv
ckllv call attention to tbe OLD DOM 15
STOVE, which after ten years use in this
strvedly ranks as the very best Stove for
yet introduced. GEO. E
Nov. 22, 1859.
IT'RESH ARRIVAL OF IIAKDV
. have just returned with a very large
foreign and Domestic HARDWARE, co
great variety of-Housekeeper's Articles,
Mateiials for all the various mechanica
farmer's use, all of which will be sold at
rates to prompt buyers. ; fJEO. E
Staunton, Nov. 22, 1859.
I>ISTOLS.— We have justißeived 1
direct from the manufacture' , a stippf
Revolver's ;" also Pistols of othc pattern)
also receive by Express to-morn>vv, the ret
ry and Navy Revolver with belts attachec
want of such articles will please call aud 1
stock WOODS & Gl
Staunton, Nov. 22. 1859.
OLIDAY PRESENTS^— BOB*
has just received a large'asxortni
suitable for HOLIDAY PRESENTS,
Books of Poetry, Annals, Bibles' ./raver
Books, Ac. Also an assortn cut of hai
Staunton, Dec. 13. __^