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STAUNTON, VA. j
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1860.
E_T The STAUNTON SPECTATOR hav
ing as large a circulation as any paper pub
lished in Western Virginia, has no superior
in this section oi country as an advertising
L" EGAL AUVEnTISEME-iTS.-The under
signed hereby give notice tbat from this date
they will decline the publication ot Chancery Orders
and otber legal advertisements, unless the parties in
terested agree tn pay lor them at our regular advertis
ing rates; nor v.ill tbey certify to tbe publication of
such advertisements unless tbey are paid tor in ad
vance, or unless payment is assumed by some respon
sible person. TUev are forced to take this position
from tbe fact that they rarely get any compensation
lor such advertising, and when tbey do arc forced to
take half-pay or uothtng.
WADDELL _ CO., Prop'rs Spectator.
MIOIIIE _ CO., Prop's Vindicator.
Staunton, Sept. 9,1859.
The First Auditor of Virginia reports the val
ac of real estate and slaves in the State as fol
Value of real estate, $374,989,883.84.
The total wealth of the State including tbe a
bove and all other kinds of property, is estimat
ed at $1,143,676,087.52, wbich divided between .
tbe white population gives to each person $1,-
The debt of Virginia is $29,106,559, the an
nual interest of which is $1,787,828.
Tho number of land owners to. in Augusta
county is as follows:
Nnumber of Landowners 4_' 9 -„'
" " acres taxed, 678,01b.
Value of lands aud buildings, $9,291 ,*47.00.
«' « lois " " 998,990.00.
Aggregate of moneys, bonds, &c, 1,677,945.
The aggregate value of all personal property in
the county, not exempt from taxation, including
moneys, bonds, &c, is $3,437,194,
The amount paid into the State Treasury by
Augusta county in 1859, is given as follows :
Tax on real estate $41,160.55.
■ " personal property,, __,2»-5.85.
I" " licenses, 10,027,57.
Total revenue $73,693.97.
The taxes assessed on licences are thus classi
Merchants, $s 'Sfi7'
Selling ltquors 200.00.
Attorneys, (2b) JW.Sg.
Physicians, (43) efiVsi'
Other privileges and pursuits -■=*>• •-'-•
Augusta pays the largest revenue into tbe
Treasury of any county in the State, except
Campbell, whioh, including the city of Lynch
burg, pays $77,098.01. The other cities are not
included in the county statistics.
The followiirg table shows the average value
of land per acre, including buildings, in tbe
Augusta, $13.70 Rockingham, $18-92
Rockbridge 10.79 Shenandoah, jj»»
i'rederick, 10.51 Jefferson, 44.c»
Loudoun, 34.87 Roanoke 15-*°
Highland 6.07 Bath, 2.W
Albemarle, 15.19 Clarke * 3 -°°
Clay, 67 Wyoming, «
It must be remembered tbat large portions of
Augusta and several of the other counties are
mountainous, and not worth ten cents per acre •
but still tbe disproportion between $44 in Jef
ferson and 43 ots. in WjW-?HgJp rather remark
able. Augusta is ahead of all the c.!M3t!e_ in
the number of "horses, mules, asses and jen
nets." We have 9,224, Loudoun 8,379, and
Rockingham 7,710. Rockingham leads off in
the number of "cattle, sheep" and hogs," having
58,432, to- our 58,154. Loudoun is great on
clocks, having 2,214; Rockingham comes next
with 2,088, and Augusta follows suit with 1,770.
In watches Augusta is ahead again. She has
1,197, Albemarle 1,053, Loudoun 833, and
Rockingham 770. Of pianos and harps, Albe
marle has 196, Augusta 139, Loudoun 121, Rock
ingham 37, and Clay 1. Augusta is also far a
head of all the counties in the number of carria
ges, buggies aud other vehicles of the same
class. Sbe has 1,184, Loudoun 957, Albemarle
727, Rockingham 654, Clay 0. But when we
come to slaves of and over 12 years of age,
■we lag behind. Albemarle has 7,644, little
Prince Edward 4,301, and Augusta 2,973.
The value of lands and buildings iv Augusta,
in 1859, as reported, is $125,200 less than in
1858, and the aggregate amount of moneys,
bonds, &c, is $18,269 less.
Footfalls or the Boundary of Another World.
This is the title of a curious work just issued
from tbe press of J. B. Lippincott & Co. Phila
delphia, and for sale by R. Cowan. It is from
tbe pen of Robert Dale Owen, formerly member
of Congress, and Minister to Naples. The ques
tion of "spiritual manifestations," or to use the
author's term, "ultramundane interference" is
ingenuously and ably discussed, and illustrated
by countless stories of ghosts and hobgoblins,
haunted houses, mesmeric phenomena fee, the
whole forming a large and entertaining volume,
well calculated to make the hairs of the head
stand np in astonishment. Those fond of the
marvelous, whose principles are too firmly fixed
to be moved by certain heterodox notions plausi
bly presented may listen to the "foot falls" with
out danger; but weoannot commend tbis book
to those of a timid nature or wavering disposi
tion. A nervous man who retires to rest at
midnight after iudulgiug too freely in Mr. Owen's
lucubrations, would be very apt to become a
convert to his ghostly theory before morning.
The Rivals—>i Tale of the Times of Burr and
Hamilton. J - B. Lippincott & Co., Philadel
phia. This is auotber sprightly fiction from tbe
pen of Hon. Jere Clemens. The author draws
upon bis imagination to redeem the character
of Aaron Burr from infamy, and drag Hamilton
down from the high place which be occupies in
the hearts of his countrymen. He confesses,
however, in the preface to tbe work, to a life
long prejudice against tbe great statesman. The
book may be read with interest, but cannot
affect any material change in tha estimate wbich
has heretofore been placed upon tbe two men.—
,For sale by R. Cowan.
Compensation is the title of another new vol
p_M from the press of the fame publisher, from
the pen of Annie M. Brewster, which will repay
A Remarkable Slide.
A correspondent communicates to us the fol
lowing remarkable adventure. As Mn J. M.
McKee was crossing Elliot's Knob on Tuesday,
tbe 10th inst., at what is known as Dunlap _
path, night overtook him, and the mountain be
ing very icy on the North side, his horse fell,
and, with Mr. McK. on him, slipped down some
thirty yards. Finding it impossible to get the
horse on his feet, as he was fast under a log, Mr.
McK. started for help, bnt getting bewildered
he did not arrive at a house till 11 o'clock. He
then, with four other persons, went back to re
lieve the horse, and on reaching the place was
*_rpri_ed to find that the log had broken and
t_y horse disappeared down the mountain. The
pam searched for him till 3 o'clock, and then
gave ii up till morning. Next day they found the
horse »ar the place where he had landed—a
by measurement, U two hundred and
seven varfe from the starting point. The steed
tip whole distance in a strait line, paa
______Wdoat of a number of trees, but was
The Abolitionists and the If. Y. Herald. I
A Convention of Garrison abolitionists was
held in Utica, New York, last week, with only
a moderate attendance, however. One of tbe
resolutions adopted by the meetiug refers to tbe
fact tbat Northern newspapers have been ex
cluded from the mails at the South, and in ref
erence to the New York Herald hits the nail ex
actly on the bead. It congratulates the friends
of the enslaved that in the Herald they bave i
found a safe and zealous medium for the trans-1
mission throughout the South of the most pow
erful utterances against the slave system by
Garrison, Phillips, Parker, Dr. Cheever and oth
ers. The thanks of American abolitionists are
tendered to James Gordon Bennett, E*q., for so
earnestly espousing tbeir cause, and for the skill
with which he has filled his columns with what
are called "treasonable, murderous; insurrec
tionary movement," pouring them all over the
South, as little molested as if they were sermons
on the fall of man by the safest doctors of di
vinity, or the publications of the American
Tract Society. Precisely so. The Herald is the
most incendiary sheet published in the country.
No one need be surprised to see it supporting
Seward in the next Presidential canvass.
The following revelation made by the New
York correspondent of the Mobile Register, is at
least characteristic of the Herald. Tbe writer
The Herald bas some very extraordinary men
engaged upon it. The principal editorial wri
ter is the celebrated Doctor Jones, who is the
real author of the "Impending Crisis of tbe
South," by Helper. That book was compiled by
Doctor Jones iv the Herald office, from facts and
statements that have been attested by Mr. Ben
nett. Helper may have assisted the Dootor.-—
As a proof of this let me call your attention to
the fact that nothing of any consequence was
said about tbe book until a few days before the
meeting of Congress; then the Herald opened
upon it, republishing extracts and abusing it ed
itorially, day after day, until members ot Con
gress engaged in the discussion, and tbe fortunes
of Doctor- Jones, Helper and Burdick, the pub
lisher, are secured.
South Carolina and the Unioif.
It is gratifying to know that all of the public
public men of Sooth Carolina are not blindly
bent upon destroying tbe Uuioa. On tbe 10th
of December last, Wade Hampton delivered a
thorough-going Union speech in the Senate ol
that State; and B. F. Perry, said to be one
of tbe ablest and most influential members
of the Legislature, has lately addressed a letter
to his breathing the same spirit.—
Mr. Perry says the time ai tjjp Legislature
has been wasted upon foolish diatribes against
the Union, while its business is so far be
hind that there are -boat five hundred impor
tant matters yet undisposed of, and the financial
affaire of the State stand sadly in need of regu
lation. The following sounds strangely coming
from South Carolina. Says Mr. Perry :
"I do not believe that if a Republican were e
lected President of the United States, with a
majority in both Houses of Congress, that the
federal government would be administered, in
any material manner, ptherwise thau it has beeu
for the lasttixty years I The poljcy of such an
Administration would be, in ail lonian proba
bility, that of extreme caution towards the
He further says:
"The Legislature has passed resolutions in the
House to send a commissioner to Virginia to ex
press our sympathy, and advise with her. I
thtek such a mission rather in bad taste aud
Quixotic. Tbe Virginia Legislature is iv ses
sion, and will det-i-Jr her honor and interests
without the advice of South Caroiie_. I said
to the House, oa the passage of the resolution,
that it was like a neighbor going to a gentle
man and telling bim his honor was wounded,
and he must resent it aud fight. Very likely
this officious neighbor might find himself kicked
out of the house. The commission seat by Vir
ginia to South Carolina, in our nullification con
test, was to keep South Carolina from fighting
and tell her that her wounded honor did not re
quire such a course."
Mr. Stuart's Speecb?
We are sure that upon reflection and after a
more critical examination of the remarks of our
Senator, Mr. Stuart, as they are reported to have
been delivered in the Senate, on the 12th inst.,
our neighbors of the "Vindicator" will be satis
fied that they have totally misconstrued and
misinterpreted the import of that gentleman _
language. So far from ridiculing the alacrity
with which our Augusta men repaired to Charles
town, we understand his allusions to tbem as in
the highest degree complimentary, and have no
doubt that they were honestly so intended. We
see nothing in Mr. Stuart's remarks as reported
in the "Vindicator," to justify the impression
that he has stigmatized them as patriots who
would put their hands elbow-deep in tbe Treas
ury. Ou the contrary, be expressed tbe opinion
"that none of tbem thought of pay," but started
for tbe theatre of the disturbance witb as much
promptitude and cheerfulness as if they were
g ring to a "frolic." We appeal to every man
who went upon that expedition to know if such
was not tbe fact; and, indeed, whether they did
not regard it iv tbe light of a "frolic" more than
an entrance upon the hardships ot actual war.—
Mr. Stuart could have no possible motiye to
ridicule his own fellow-citizens, and he bimselt
explained what be meant by "repudiating that
patriotisui which would put its hauds elbow deep
iv the Treasury," by stating tbat he alluded to
those extra and enormous claims* for service*-
which some, not so patriotic as our Augusta
soldiers, are disposed to set up.
We bave said thus much in justice to Mr.
Stuart, who we know would be the last ir__ to
depreciate the services or the patriotism 0 f bis
Death of Macaulay.
The last European steamer brings intelligence
ot tbe deatb of the celebrated British writer,
Thomas Babiugtou Macaulay. He was born iv
the year 1800, au. died on tbs _Bth of December
]_st, at London, after an illness of two weeks.—
About three years ago he was promoted to the
Peerage, witb the title of Lord Macaulay, but
eeldom appeared in the Upper House, and neyer
spoke there. As be was never married, his title
becomes extinct. It was lately announced that
two more volumes of bis History of England
were nearly ready for the press.
The London Globe of the 3d inst. says:
Lord Macaulay will be buried this week in
Westminster Abbey. The sexton of the Dean
and Chapter is busy opening a grave for our
great historian, not with kings and knights of the
Garter, not even with Stephensou or Telford,
but in Poet's Corner, or the south traD.sept of tbe
Abbey. He will lie at the foot of Addison's
statue, and close to the grave of Isaac Barrow,
one of the great Trinity of Cambridge men, Ma
caulay's own college. The historian will not lie
far from Camden —almost the father of English
history —nor far from the remains ot May, the
historian of tbe Long Parliament, and near to
tbe remains of Johnson, Garrick, Sheridan and
Gifford, the tory editor of the Quarterly Eeview.
He will lie facing the statue of poet of "The
Pleasures of Hope," at whose funeral the noble
historian helped (with wise selection) to bear the
pall. The day ai the funeral is, we believe, as
"Wa are indebted to Mr. H. D. Whitcomb,
Chief Engineer of the Virginia Central Bailroad,
for a map of this great improvement west of tbe
Blue Ridge, with a profile of the grades. It is a
work of great interest, and highly creditable to
Mr. Wbitcorob's skill as an engineer and
STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL ADVERTISER.
Washington Facts and Speculations.—The
correspondent of the N. Y. Herald writes :
The Republican members received a bid to
day, it is said, to unite on E. Joy Morris, but e
nough of tbe Sherman men cannot be induced to
leave the latter to secure success to the proposi
I have heard that another effort will be made
before Monday to carry the Americans over to
Democrats, but the general opinion is that it
Tbe news of Mr. Clark B. Cochrane's insanity
j created feelings of deep regret among his fellow
! members. Mr. Cochrane's pair expires on Mon
day. It was reported this morning that Mr.
Stalworth would be here in a few days, but a
subsequent report to night is that he has had a
The Sargcant-at Arms has disbursed to mem
bers over one hundred thousand dollars, and
Realfe, Old Brown's Secretary of State, has
arrived, and will testify before the Senate Inves
tigating Committee to-morrow. It is stated
that he declares that the movement of Brown's
was separate from all political organization and
politicians, and that he kuows nothing to impli
cate any member of the Republican party. He
will testify to a correepo.denpe between John
Browu and Senator Wilson; but he asserts that
Mr. Wilson denounced the proposition of Brown's
to run slaves out of the Slave States as an act
of madness. Tbis will probably induce the
Committee to oall Wilson as a witness.
Joshua R. Giddings aud John Brown, jr., of
Ohio, and Amos A. Lawrence and Mr. Sanborn,
ot Massachusetts,will be subpoenaed as witnesses.
Realfe is looked upon as a most important wit
ness, as be has indicated that he will make a
clean breast of the affair, and it is understood he
will implicate prominent persons in New York
aud in New England.
The Times' correspondent says:
There has been no ballot for a Speaker for a
week. Mr. fryor's invective in noticing, to-day,
an offensive editorial in a New Journal, is
pronounced by all parties the severest language
which eve. fell from the lips of a speaker. It
was followed by loud applause from the Demo
cratic side of the hall, and from the galleries.—
But, as usual, it was left for the afterpiece to
bring down the House. Thousands had rernaiu
ed all day in the galleries, alternately hissing
and applauding, and waiting for the evening
farce, during which the hail is always a bedlam.
Mr. Sherman proposed to explaain his position
on the Helper book and its doctrines, if Mr.
Clark would permit it by withdrawing for a
1 few minutes his offensive resolution. Tbis fair
proposition was sternly rejected by Mr. Clark,
t although a large majority of the Democrats
t thought it reasonable and just. Many believed
j with Mr. Sherman, that an explanation was
just what Mr. Clark did not desije. Tbey fear
! that the refusal to withdraw the resolution tein
» porarily will damage tbem before the country.—
• i Mr. Hindman followed up Mr. Clark's refusal by
a number of qnestions propounded to Mr. Sher
man, which he in turn refused to answer, occu
i pying, as he did, the position of candidate for
- Speaker, Tho uproar now became so great that
- some one demanded that ii)e galleries should be
cleared, but the Clerk suggested tbe impossibili
. ty of keepiDg order in the gilleries unless order
was first maintained ou the floor. This sugges
" tion was lo].lowed by loud shouts of applause
I from the "dress circle," mingled with hisses and
groaus, and in the midst of the utmost noise and
confusion tbe House adjourned.
Bemarks of Mr. ijun-is-
During the delivery of the speech of Mr. Hat
tou, of Tennessee, in the House of Representa
tives, on Friday, the 13th inst., he having made
some reference to the action of the Democratic
caucusj the following colloquy took place :
Mr, Hat ton. Mr. flams, of Virgiuja, was
there. He made, this paper tells us, an earnest
appeal to stand by Democratic principles; he
alleged that he could not ask Northern Demo
crats to make such a sacrifice as to vote for a
Mr. Harris, of Virginia. As the honorable
gentleman from Tennessee has referred to the
remarks which I madp jn a meeting of the Dem
ocratic members of this body, I beg leave to say
a word by way of personal explanation. I bad
observed the erroneous report referred to by the
honorable gentleman i but while they were mere
newspaper reports I did not care tq notSae them,
bit when he proposes to enter them on the re
cord of this House, I feel it due to myself to cor
rect them, and repeat in substance what I did
I said I had opposed tbe making of any nomi
nation by our party, for the reason that I desir
ed to leave the choice of the Democratic mem
bers free from any objection that might attach
to him on the part of the Southern Opposition
by reason of his being the nominee of the party,
and Iso voted. And I said further, that I had
steadily voted for the Democratic candidate, Mr.
Bocock, who was and is my first choice, for two
weeks, and that I would continue to vote for
him, if there were any prospect of bis election ;
but I codsidered that hopeless. I said, in the
existing condition of the country, the period had
arrived wben all conservative men of all parties
should unite to prevent the election of a Repub
lican Speaker. That I was willing myself to
vote for an anti Lecompton Democrat, an A
merican or Whig, wbo was a national man. —
And tbe "appeal" which I made was to ray par
ty to unite upon any such man to defeat Mr.
Sherman, and thus save the country and tho
Constitution from the shock which they would
receive upon the election of a Republican Speak
er. Tbat was my position then; that is my
For the Spectator.
Meeting in Bath.
At a large and enthusiastic meeting of tbe Op
position of Bath county, held at the Court house
thereof, on Tuesday, the 10th day of January,
On motion of Saml. Goode, Esq., Rob't John
son was called to the Chair, and Cha9. Sitling
ton appointed Secretary.
The object pf the meeting having been ex
plained by a geutlemau quite competent to the
task, on motion,
Resolved, That the Opposition of Bath county
heartily approve of the proposed Convention
which is to assemble in tbe city of Richmond,
on the 22nd of February next, and that the
Chairman appoint fifty delegates to represent
this county in said Convention.
Whereupon the following gentlemen were ap
pointed, to wit:
Stephen A. Porter, Saml. Goode, James W.
Warwick, Col. Samuel V. Gatewood, James P.
Shumate, Hiram G. Revercomb, Col. Wm. W.
Shields, Dr. Alexander G. McChesney, John D.
Payne, John P. McDannald, Robert J. Glendy,
Wm. C. Burger, Matthew M. Morrison, Thomas
B. Wallace, Col. Thomas Sitlington, Capt. John
P. Porter, Dr. Robert P. Williams, Robert B.
Matheny, George W. Winn, John M. Bratton,
Dr. James B. Coyner, Andrew S. Brinkley, A.
J. Richards, Col. Wm. A. Sitlington, James J.
Bratton, John F. Bratton, Jos. D. Wilkinson,
Addison McClung, Saml. C. Burger, John M.
Sitlington, Thomas O. Kane, Henry E. Rush,
Walter Boone, David Glendy, Stephen Perkins,
Geo. A. Mayae, Charles H. Hughart, James
Howell, Wm. M. Dill, John J. Crawford, Addi
son G. Crizer, James W. Joseph, Geo. 8. Thom
as, Wm. C. Cleek, Henry Coffee, James M. Lew
is, Ezekiel Wright, John P. Erwin, James Ven
able and Jame9 Hamilton.
On motiop the Chairman and Secretary were
added to the delegation.
On motion a copy was forwarded to the Staun
ton Spectator for publication, and that the
Richmond Whig be requested to copy.
Ou motion the meeting adjourned.
ROBERT JOHNSON, Chairman.
Chaelbs Sitlington, Secretary.
A Day of Pbatkr.— The citizens of Cbar
lotte county, Va., beld a meeting on the 2nd
inst., to deliberate upon the existing state of af
fairs. Among tiie resolutions adopted was the
Resolved, That this meeting reoommend to
Christians throughout the Union, to observe tbe
next 22nd of February as a day of tasting and
prayer to Almighty God tor guidance and sup
port through the dangers by which we are sur
Hon. Clark B. Cochrane, a Republican mem
ber of Congress from New York, who has been
ill for several weeks past, is now reported insane,
and was on Monday last taken to the Asylum at
Utica tor treatment. This is a clear loss to the
Republicans of one vote in the House of Repre
sentatives. A despatch from Utica on the 21st
says that Mr. C. is not insane, but prostrated by
being overworked. He was taken to the Asy
lum as a precautionary measure.
Legislature of Virginia.
Monday.—-Jan. 16.— -Senate.— The Governor
communicated a letter from the Gov. of South
Ca;olina, with the resolutions adopted by the
Legislature of that State, and also a letter from
Mr. Memminger, the Commissioner, imuouncing
his arrival in Richmond and asking in what
way he should proceed to discharge t ie duty en
trusted to him. The Joiut Committee, was in
structed to confer with Mr. MwDu-iog.r on the
The Committee on Military Affairs reported ,
a bill to establish a Military Academy in the
North western part of the State. Also the House j
bill making an appropriation for the purchase j
and manufacture of arms.
The Senate bill making an additional appro- i
priation of $40,000 to the Military Institute at
Lexington, and increasing the annual appropria
tion to $10,000, was taken up aud considered,
aud then laid on the table, Mr. Wickham ex
pressing a wish to offer amendments.
The bill tor tbe voluutary enslavement of a
negro woman and her children (the eldest 11
years old,) iv Culpeper, was rejected—ayes 12,
House. —A report was made in favor ot ex
empting John A. Mann, of Augusta, from pay
tneut of lice_se tax. The same proceedings were
had in reference to Mr. Memminger as in the
Senate. Nothing else of interest.
Tuesday.— Senate. —After some other pro
ceedings, the House bill making an appropria
tion for the purchase and manufacture of arms
&c was taken up. Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax, and
Mr. Stuart, of Augusta, wished to lay the bill on
the table, both of them saying that ihey wished
to put the State in a condition of defeuce, but
that they wished to look into the hi 1, and the
latter saying he wished to introduce amendments.
The motion was loot—ayes 20, nays 24.
Mr. Neeson proposed au amendment lor the
establishment ot a Military school in the North
west, which was rejected—ayes li, nays iia.
Mr. Thomas offered a substitute for the bill,
authorizing the expenditure of not more than
$250,000 in the purchase of arms sVc. Lost—
ayes 15, noes 28.
Mr. Stuart offered a substitute providing for
(be purchase of arms. He believed that arms
made by tbe State cost more and were worse
than those made by private companies. Lost—
ayes 17, nays 27.
Other efforts were made to defeat the bill,
and finally a motion to adjourn was carried.
House. —A bill to amend the chai ter of the
Central Bank of Virginia was reported.
Mr. Christian introduced a resolution of in
quiry as to the propriety of authorizing the
collections of the revenue to be made by collec|
ors appointed hy the county courts and Sheriffs
elected by the people, and that the per centage
tor the prompt payment of taxes, ba deducted
for the benefit of the tax payer,
Mr. Miller offered a preamble and resolution
in favor of an amendment of the Constitution so
as to make .live property taxable according to
value, as other property. Laid on the table.
The Joint Committee reported an arrangement
for receiving Mr. Memminger and hearing his
address ou Thursday at naif past 12 o'clock. —
The contested election case from Gilmer, Wirt
and Calhoun was taken up, and the resolution
declaring Mr. Turner, the sitting member, not
entitled to his seat, was adopted.
Wednesday.— Senate. —The Senate concurred
in the action of the House in reference to re
ceiving Mr. M emm i D ge r -
The vote rejecting tbe voluntary enslavement
of a negro woman and children in Culpeper was
re-considered, and the bill laid on the table.
The House bill appropriating $500,000 to pur
chase and manufacture arms &c, was taken up.
, Mr. Smith, of Greenbrier, moved to strike out
the sections establishing an armory, and ad
vocated his resolution at considerable length.—
> He proposed to sejl th,e present Armory and
1 grounds, and apply tbe money to the purchase
'of arms. It had been intimated that the hill
must be passed by a Democratic majority. He
voted with highly respectable Whig gentlemen
on this bill, and, therefore, senteuce of condem
nation must be passed upon him as a Democrat
—and simply because he voted against a bill
which he regarded as radically wrong.
M;\ Rives, of Albemarle, spoke at great length
in favor of Mr. Smith's proposition, aud against
all measures looking to disunion and civil war.
Messrs. Beale and Isbell replied to Mr. Rives,
and M r - Tfiomas, of Fairfax, spoke in opposition
to the bilj.
House —An adverse report was made to the
proposition to tax old batchelors for educational-
The contested election case was taken up, and
after speeches by Messrs. McKinuey and McCue
in favor of declaring the seat vacant, and by Mr.
Phelps against it, the resolution that Mr. Kootts,
the contestant, was entitled to the seat, was a
The bill appropriating $4,000,000 to the Cov
ington & Ohio Railroad was again postponed.
Thursday.— Senate. —No business of general
interest was transacted till the hour arrived for
receiving the Commissioner from South Caroli
na, when the Senate proceeded in a body to tbe
House. —No business of importance. At balf
past 12 o'clock, the Hon. C. G- Memminger was
formally received, as Commissioner from South
Carolina, charged with tbe delivery of the reso
lutions adopted by the Legislature of that Statej
in view of the recent occurrence at Harper's
Ferry, and the present condition of the country,
and with the expression of the sentiments of the
people of South Carolina towards those of Vir
ginia. Both branches of the Legislature were
convened in the Hall of the House of Delegates;
the Governor and other Executive officers of tbe
State, a number of the Judiciary, members of
the Press, the Clergy, and a number of promi
nent citizens occupied privileged seats on the
floor, the galleries were crowded by ladies.—
The distinguished gentleman spoke about three
hours and a half, and was listened to with the
most respectful attention. He began by an al
lusion to the Harper's Ferry invasion, entered at
much length into the history of the slavery agi
tation, discussed the theory of the Constitution
and tbe Union, and closed by asking on the part
of South Carolina, a Convention of Delegates
from tb« Southern States, to consider the policy
to be pursued by the fe>outb.
Friday.— Senate. —Mr. Thomas, of Fairfax,
reported a resolution dtclaring it inexpedient to
further legislate ou a resolution in relation to
exempting one slave from execution in addition
to the property now exempt by law; aud a reso
lution providing that administration of a de
cedant's estate shall not be granted to females.
The Bou-e bill appropriating $500,000 for the
purchase and manufacture of arms &.., was re
eumed. Mr. Coghill advocated the bill. Mr.
Rives followed in favor of Mr. Smith's amend
menp, and in reply to Mr. Isoell. Mr. Newman
next spoke in favor ot Mr. Smith's motion, and,
among other things, said tbat, in case disunion
came, he would be for saving tbe State the ex
pense of building an Armory by seizing on Har
per's Ferry Armory aud the Gosport Navy
Yard ; but he believed the purchase of arms im
mediately wouid be the most effective way ot
arming the State, Mr. Isbell then addressed the
Senate for the bill, aud he was followod by Mr.
August on the same side, and then by Mr.
Thomas, of Fairfax, ou the otber side.
The vote was then taken on Mr. Smith's mo
tion to strike out the sections establishing an
Armory, and it was lost—ayes 19, noes 25.
Mr. Wickham offered a substitute for the bill,
but without further action the Senate adjourned.
House —A resolution was adopted requesting
Mr. Memminger to furnish bis address for pub
lication, and that 10,000 copies be printed.
Mr- Seddon offered a resolution inviting each
of the slave-holding States to appoint commis
sioners to meet in conference at Atlanta, Ga.,
to devise and recommend common measures of
defence and redress and prevention of wrongs;
and requesting the Governor £to appoint three
commissioners on the part of Virginia. The
resolution was laid on tbe table and ordered to
Mr. Keen, of Pittsylvania, submitted a propo
sition wbich he intended to offer as a proviso to
Mr. Seddon's resolution. It recommends to the
conservative elements of all political parties
candidates for President and vice President,
the former from the Democratic party and the
latter from the Opposition. In the event of their
election, the proposition of Mr. Seddon to be
null and void; otherwise the commissioners to
be appointed &o.
The Covington and Ohio Railroad bill was
advocated by Mr. Chapman.
Saturday.— Senate. —Mr. Wickham addressed
the Senate in support of his substitute for the
bill establishing an Armory &c , and appropria
ting $500,000. After debate the substitute was
lost. Various other substitutes and amend
ments were then proposed, all of which were
rejected, and the bill, as it came from the House,
was passed—ayes 86, noes 9.
$ House.— Mr. Christian presented tbe petition
of Harman & Snapp, asking indemnity for ex
pensea incurred in resisting a licenae tax im
properly imposed on them by tbe connty court
Tbe Covington and Ohio Railroad bill was
taken up, and advocated by Mr. Chapman.
Thirty-Sixth Congress—First Session.
Monday, January 16, IB6o.— Senate.— Mr.
Donglasiutroduced a bill to suppress the invasion
of one State or Territory by auother, which was
referred to the select Committee on the Harper's
Mr. Clingman made a speech in defence of the
rights of the South ; preferring secession to a
Tiie Senate then went into Executive Session,
in which the appointment of Mr. Faulkner, as
Minister to Frauce, was coufirined.
House. —Mr. Underwood made a speech in
support of Southern rights, and in condemnation
ot the South Americans and anti Lecomptouites.
Mr. Morriss, of 111., defended his position.
Tuesday.— Senate.— -Mr. Bowman was elected
Senate printer by one majority.
House. —Mr. Hutchins (the successor of Mr.
Giddings) made a speech and offered a plurality
resolution. Mr. Sickle 6 also proposed a plau for
the election of Speaker. In tbe course of the
debate, Mr. Hickman accused tbe Northern Dem
ocrats of being under Southern influence, and
factious. Mr. McClernand said that Mr. Hick
man was a traitor to the Democracy, a follower
of Seward and a tool of the Republicans. Mr.
Pryor denounced Mj\ Hickman's language as
false, and was called to order. Mr. H. said tbat
such language was no reply to bis arguments. —
No vote for Speaker.
Wednesady.— Senate.— Mr. Brown, of Miss.,
offered a resolution declaring that slave property
iv Ihe Territories ought to be protected by the
Mr, Hale introduced a private bill and asked
its immediate consideration. This led to a dis
cussion as to the power of the Senate to pass
bills before the organization ot tbe House. —
Messrs. Fessenden, Huuter, Clarke and Benja
min advocated the affirmative, and Mr. Mason
took the other side. Mr. Hale finally witbdrew
House. —Unimportant speeches occupied the
Thuesiday.— Senate. —Mr. Douglas called np
his resolution in reference to the suppression ot
invasions &c, and it was made the order of the
day tor Monday.
The debate on the Constitutional power of
the Senate to proceed with legislative business,
in advance ot the organization of the House, was
continued. It was finally decided to refer the
bill which has caused the disoussion to the ap
House. —The usual debate took place, varied
only by some developments as to the impossibil
ity of adopting the plurality rule. Tbe struggle
seems now to be reduced to the question wheth
er Mr. Sherman, or some otiier Republican who
has not endorsed '•The Impending Crigis," shall
be elected. The Democrats say that any Re
publican not so implicated can be elected, aud
the Republicans say that if Mr. Shermau is a
bandoned they canuot couoen rate so large a
vote on any other candidate.
Friday.— Senate. —Not in session, having ad
jourued till Monday.
House. —Various' personal explanations were
made. Mr. Pryor, of Va., spoke of the N. Y.
Herald's restrictious upon his public conduct, and
depicted the character of tiie editor in lerm- tue
reverse of flattering.
Mr. Stierinan asked Mr. Clarke to withdraw
his anti-Helper resolution, in order tbat he
might have au opportunity of making an expla
Mr. Clarke refused ; he said Mr. Sherman had
sufficient opportunity lo do so.
Mr. Sherman refused to make any answers to
various questions propounded to him, unless Mr.
Clarke's resolution was withdrawn. Adjourned
Loss of the Flora Temple—Mutiny on
Boakd.—We have some further particulars of
the loss of this Baltimore ship, piwiou-ly an
nounced. The Flora Temple iett China,
early in October, bound to Havana, having on
board over eight hundred ooolies, aud a ciew of
nearly fifty, including officers and boys. Wben
two aays out tbe coolies mutinied. Five of the
ringleaders were shot by Capuiu Johnson and
one by his brother, before the outbreak was sup
pressed. About the middle of the month
ship struck on a sunken ros_, no, iaid down in
the Captain's chart, and knocked a large hole iv
her bottom. Sbe sauk rapidly aud tha officers
aud crew had only time to escape to the boats
without securing anything but the most necessa
ry articles for their preservation. The coolies
had to be left to their fate and of course all per-
I isbed. Fourteen days after the loss of the ship
Captain Johnson, with his brother, the surgeon
ot the ship, and thirty-one of the crew arrived
at Touron. They suffered terribly trom their
long exposure, and were covered with boijs and
nearly famished. The French war steamer St.
Giroude received them on board and conveyed
them to Manilla. The French Admiral subse
quently despatched a steamer to search for the
two other boats, containing the remainder of the
crew, but did not find them. The letter detail
ing these facts was dated at Manilla ou Ist No
vember, — Halt. Amer.
The War in Morocco.—Advices from Madrid
on tbe 30th ult. say : Yesterday the Spanish
squadron burnt and blew up the fort at the
mouth of the river Tetuan. Two tribes, not
wishing to continue the war, have witbdrawu to
A despatch dated tbe Ist inst. says : On Fri
day evening the Moors vigorously attacked our
encampment but wepe repulsed with gieat loss.
The Spaniards displayed great bravery. Their
loss, however, was not considerable. The ru
mor of peace having beeu concluded is altogeth
Another despatch on the 2d says: After a
glorious fight the Spanish army, commanded bj
Gen. Piitn, defeated the Moorson the whole line
and advanced as far as Gastilhgos. The hussars
executed several heroic charges and captured a
flag. The Moors were 40.000 strong and lost at
least 1,500. The Spanish loss was from 400 to
600. The greatest enthu-iasin prevails in the
Three vessels sailing under the English flag
and carrying contrabrand of war, had been
brought from Ceuta to Algesiras.
Civil, not Sectional War. —The posiiion
of Rev. Dr. Lord, coucurred in by able North
ern statesmen, that the continual agressions of
abolition upon the sjave Stares, wiji prov< ke a
civil war rather than a sectional war, and that
the fighting would be mostly between Northern
men themselves, U urged upon the consideration
of the Tribune and other incendiary presses and
orators of th t section. The Herald tells Hor
ace Greeley, in plain English, that his doctrines
may some day lead to a trial of physical strength
in the streets of New York, in which be the
said Greeley, will probably be hung ta a latiq -
post. No one who knows any thing ot the
Northern people believes that they are united
in the aggessive nun-slavery movement, or that
they even agree in their views _t slavery in the
Trial op Conspiuatohs. -The Legislature of
Virginia having au hi.nzed a special term of the
Circuit Court for the county ot Jefferson, Judge
Parker has directed uotice to be given that the
term will be commenced on the first day of Feb
ruary next. It is understood that Stephens and
Hazlet, two of the Harper's Ferry couspirators,
will then be tried.
The Convention of Connecticut Manufacturers,
at Meriden, Conn., on Wednesday, called for the
purpose of passing Union resolutions, resulted in
a split, and two Conventions of about equal size.
Each body adopted a series of resolutions of a
Union character—the one having a Republican
and the other a Democratic complexion.
Mr. Tim Rives, of Petersburg, known as tbe
j "Old War horse" of Democracy, declared a few
| days since that if Gov. Letcher's project was at
; tempted to be carried out, tbat he would stump
I not only that district, but the whole State in
| opposition to it.
j "The brother of the celebrated John Brown,
i of Harper's Ferry celebrity, has arrived in Paris.
j The object of his presence" there is to advocate
| the cause which his gallant brother so nobly de
fended." He is an impostor, we suspect.
| There seems to be no reason to doubt, says
| the Louisville Journal, that in the struggle of
the Democratic factions which took place at
I Frankfort, last week, the Guthrie men com
l pletely vanquished their adversaries.
Negko Excitement in Canada. At Chath.tn I
forty miles from this city, a crowd comp -gui o< I
several hundred negroes took possession of the I
public >chool houses early on Monday morning, I
and, when the white teachers aud scholars ar- J
rived, refused to allow them to cuter or in any 1
manner obtain possession of them. As there
seemed to be a disposition to carry i-j-.tt.r_;
with a high hand, the authorities were c_l! _ w,
hut, from the fact that the negroes in .al. log
the town far outnumber the white citize >s ..- ;e I
were no means available except those o reooo
nidation. The Africans were lieaded by o-ie
Siiadd, a negiowho has made himself promiu.-it!
in tbat vicinity for some time, having been con
cerned in the forcible rescue case which juri
ed there two years Ago, The Mayor aud Ouqb
cilmen assembled on the spot, accompai ied by a
majority ol the citizens. The whole to vu i
in an uproar.
The conference continued soma hours, the i ■
thorities maintaining a conciliatory and pat*, j
ful course, and the uegroes asserting tbeir el- iifl
should be taken into cousideratiou, and i <•.. ar
rangements made as could with prupli tv ne I
brought abou'. This meaus nothing, of (•■>■■ ■■*-,'
as the demands of the negroes must be a ■•■ I
with of resisted. In case they are •J.-ipti _
wit l , the town, and as a consequence, iieilr
rouiulirg country, will be under their tub __ ( ;
if they are not, a conflict may be expei« U_ •
tween the white and black r.ices iv «_m i
former will hav e great didiouliy in main ...
their ground, as they are iv tbe inim-ruy -
There are about twenty-two hundred CHgiimj • |
At Sandwich, three miles below this cit , j
there was a disturbance growing out of the •_*_.•']
cause. The whites, in apportioning the *->_-:.-i!j
tax, assessed themselves only, leaviug |L« aegr
population out, in order that they rnij. h not E
control the cause of education by their votes it f
the ballot-box. The negroes were hig_;y ~. 'j
censed at this, and went in a body to the polls |
on the occasion of the election of school 01 -
determined to vote. They were resisted md ]
driven away, and much ill feeling aud en it} J
engendered.— Detroit Free Press of 18fA.
Lkttbr of Dr. Bkeok_nridg_\—Wo havu -,
read with deep interest a letter published iv littt]
Journal, by Bey. Bot/ett J. Br<
ridge, addre.*sed to bis nephew, Vice Pre
Breckenridge. It is one of the most ren
hie letters that tbe present excitement bas < '
out. His free criticism of tbe bad blunder ;<;ade
by the South in the repeal ot the Missouri C. .- ]
promise would hardly be tolerated in nry
else than a clergymen. So too his bold _vow*t] 'I
that secession is a revolutionary right—that lr-ei
election of no man according to tbe forms of J-e |
Constitution would justify any attempt to inter-j
fere with the stability ot the Union. So 100 his
coinmeut on parties —the absurdity of the South
claiming that slavery is earned iuto the Territo
ries by tbe Constitution are vividiy presented.— i
He maintains that the parties ready bnvingl
cause to cotiijdtin are the citizen, of Marvinml, I
Virginia, Kentucky and Mu-souri, .that the c<-.-1
ton S atea have no excuse for their distmi -i
uhnats. He appeals to Bcnosylvania, Ohio, Ii !
diana and Illinois, to rally to the Union, ■><■
these Central Sn'es, on either .id. ot the *>0|
posed line ot separation caunol and wili 00S M 1
crate a disßolotion of the Union.— Bait. Aiuer. i
G!rypiNGs_KpQrHKK_bcM._oN£n.— ThtUievt -
laud Plainde-ler. ot the _7 ! b iust., sbpoOt>ce*i
that Mr. T. W. Fitch, United Stales Marshal ol
Nortbern Ohio, on the pre'-ed ng d:y recti „i.
a bundle of official document-* from the Ooair
m»n of the Harper's Ferry Investigating Cotu
ini'tee, coin nanding him to subpoena J0».. - !a it.
Giodmg*", iiaiph Plumb and John Brown. Jr. to
api'rar before the Coimnhtaa aid testify u:.der
oath ail they tsaj kuovy of the organi.;ai,io .
'.'Tbe laons of Liberty," or any other organist -
tion couneoted with John Brown s- fck w. L i
Kansas." If these witnesses reuse to obey tbe
summons, they are to be arrested under war
rams winch accompanied the oubjceaas. The
Flair.dealer also states that the Sous of Libert)
at West Audover, Ohio, have decided d liberate
ly to ret Use to obey tbo .uuimous, and to re
sist if attempts are made to eiUuroe it. Tbe
sumo actiou haa talien ai O.ierhu.
Senatorial Flare Up.—Old Seuators say, iv
releieuc. lo Hie Continuation of the _ppomtmf.n(
of the lion. C. J. Faulkner v-» Miuis-ert > France,
on Monday, that there has not been so Hioj-'m
ai tXeCiuive ses-iou siuce the lejeyti.-a 0$ Ms
Van Bureu, and the £U-_i->;t_ i.jeciioo. ul Mi.
Everett., V—O was saved by Mm Mirpas.-ing elo
quence of Henry Clay. Mr. Fauk.ror wa*
charged by Mr. D.iolirtle wito Oriiig a di*>vaiii>-ii
man. This aroused Mr. v?hu made a
severe speecu agnin:.,t ".he riej>iiblso_us. Mr.
Doobttlu replied to Oimgtuau, ami nbargvd upon
the South with severity, when Mr. Toombs gave
the lie to Doolittle, Doolittl. lluug it back.—
It is reported that thirty live hundred men are
in New Orleans ready fa embark for Vera Cruz.
They ostensibly will go thither as laborers on
the railroad long ago projected, from Aransas
Bay to Mazatlan. They will also be a military
organization, in order to protect themselves.—
Juarez, it is said, lavora this movement. With
iu the last week or two, from fifty to sixty men
from Washington and Baltimore have gone Sooth
abundantly provided with arms. They form a
portion of a large party whose destination is
said to be Mexico, to assist the Liberal Govern
Colonization Society.—The annual meeting
of the American Colonization Society was held
at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, on
Tuesday night last. There was a large attend
ance. Addresses were delivered by Hon. Mr,
Taylor, ot Term., Dr. Styles of Georgia and Rev.
Mr. Pmney, of N. Y. Tiie receipts of the past
year were nearly $160,000, and the expenditures
$84,000. About three hundred immigrants
were cent to Africa during the same period.
In respond to a call trom some ten or twelve
membtrs of the Legislature, the Hon. John M.
B.uto has written a long letter giving his views
of the present pojuical trouble. He thinks there
is no danger of a dissolution of the Union.
The New York Eveuing Post denies the state
ment of the Herald that the busine*. of the bo
tela in that city has decrei-ed on a.ouunt of the
slavery agitati >n. The Post siys there has been
no perceptible falling off of S uthem travel.
Crawford's, bronze statue ol Governor Mi*on
WdS raised on the Kiohmond mouomeßt on Wed
ne>da\ last. Governor Mason was the author
of the Virginia Declaration of Ft ghts.
The United State*. Senate has confirmed the
nomination ol |_r. Hughes, of Indiana, to supply
the vacancy ou the hem h of the Court ot Claims.
The statu, of Henry Cay, ordered by the la
dies or Virginia and executed by Hart, has ar
rived at Bicbmond.
On the nth of January, by the Rev. J. M. Schieck
hise. Mil. William Tuo.as Chittum, to-lias Mar. J.
Ludwiok—all of ttockbiuge.
On the i2:h inst., by Rev. Wm Brown, Sam'l By
ehs, Esq., to Miss Sarah C daughter of Sam'l
Cline, _s_.—all ol this county.
i j' ******-*■**—*"
On the oth inst., Julia Elizabeth, second daugh
ter of Wm. and Annie Stay—aged I jr. 8 monihsaud
Is days. __F* Alexandria and Fredericksburg pa
pers please copy.
REAT INUUCEiMENTS.—From this date
j uaiil (he Ist day of April iB6O, I will offer great
iuduc-meiits to tho-e who wish to rappij themselves
with Hats and Caps, having determined in order to
reduce my stock to sell them at Cost to: Cash. Call
before the stock is diminished, at ihe -lore room nea
ly opposite the Va. Hotel.
Sutuntcn, Jan. 24, 1860. WM. SIIRY, Agt.
for Al. G. H_: man.
B _ I__^l-Slttll , ir _ WANT_IU.--The -uuscnuer
wishes to employ by the year agond Blacksmith,
to whom he will give" liberal wage.*; or he will rent
his shop to such a man if be prefers it.
* W. J. D. BELL.
Staunton. Jan. 24, 1850—4ts Rock. Regig. copy.
f-AA NEGROES WANTED.—I wish to pur-
OUU chase 500 likely young Negroes, of both sex
es, for the Southern market, for which I will pay the
highest market prices in cash. My address is Staun
ton. or Middlebrook, Augusta Co., Va.
Jan. 24, 1860* J. E. CARSON.
JLASTER. —1 am now receiving 3uo Tous of the
best Windsor Blue Plaster, evei brought, to this
market-which I will sell low for Cash or Country Pro
duce. Call at the Freight Depot.
Staunton, Jan. 24, I*6o-3- W. A BURKE.
rpOBACCO.-1 have just added oue Hundred Buts
JL of Tobacco, of various Brands, to my present
stock, which will be sold at a very small advance.—
Call and Examine before purchasing elesewhere.
Jan. 24, 1880 J. B. EVANS.
rlllS well knowu establisnin.Mit, now present*
largely addiiiiin.l facilities, tor the
tion of the travelling Public. Mr. Win II P., ion
retaius his connection and associates with him, ; •
Proprietor and Manager, Mr. Win. Jordan, formerly
. of tue Lexington Hotel, aud more recently of 'he Kock«
bridge Uatha. Ibe style oi the ueiv firm is
JORDAN & PEYTON.
The proprietors bave secured a earn of efficient
and aceuumiodaiiug assistants, who will unite wiih
' j them in jiaytug every atieution to those stopping at
. 'he Hotel. Capable and faithful servants are also
.' rovided, to easure ihe comfort of guests. The tabid
I .ill continue, as heretofore, to equal tnat of any Ho
h' I in the Hiate.
'! Tbe proprie'ois would also call special attention to
the fact that by the erection of NEW BUILDING-,
I already commenced they will have at command 30>
Additional Ho.ms,. by means of which ihev will
be enab.li d to afford greater comfort to tn»;,.*ient
gue3ts, aud 10 accommodate families wishing to speud
' the sutnmmer in Staunton. ConuecU-u w.tn the ilo
s iei are extensive Stables, under tho management of
Byers <s Co., well known tor their experience and
efficiency in thia deparlmtxu. Horses will be taken
( on Livery, and Horses, Baggies and Hacks, will bo
•ttwrcLd to guests on reasonable terms.
In cono'.u._ioa , ihe Proprieiois pleuge thenualves to
, ejriare ao p.uus to continue and increase t_« pieseni
reputation ot the House aud to m-r*« _v appreciative
pubh*. WM. J->„i>AN, i ~
WM 11. Pt. YT.lv [ I>aop *«*
'| N. B —The Office ot ull i*. :-u;«g.- Lines is at thi.
■ House, also the office ot ADAMS A CO' >' EXPRESS.
JOKIIaN & PEYTON.
, Staunton, Jan _0, iß6o.—tt.
1 \ Master Commissioner's Office, i
Stalnton, Va., Jan. 24, iB6O f
IN pursuance of a tleereein the case of H.W.Shetfey
and A. F Kinney, Trustees of N C. Kinney, vs.
' N. C. Kinney's creditors rendered by the Circuit
Conrt of ot August-County on the Zoth day of Novem
ber, 1859, I shall proceed at mv offi.-e, in the town of
Staunton, on the With day of February, 1860, to state
• and settle the following accounts :
. ' First. —An account of the trust property and fund
1 conveyed to the plaintiffs by deed of N. C. Kinney and
. wife, dated Dec. 4th 185-*.
Second. —An account of all claims of every kind,
upon the trust subject, whether under the trust deed
■or superior thereto. In this account will be embraced
. a full settlement of all claims against Nicholas C.
I Kinney, late receiver of the Circuit Court of Augusta
1 County, and ail persons having claims of any kind a
-1 gainst said receiver, are hereby called upon to present
1 them for settlement.
1 Third.— An account of all the transactions of the
. plaintiffs as trustees. All parties interested in said
accounts are required to appear at my office on said
2ath day of February 1860.
JOHN N. HENDREN, Mwter Com.
Jan. 24 1860—Yin. copy 4t
LIVLRV AND SALE STABLES.
WE have leased, tor a term of yearß the commodi
ous and convenient Stables attached to the
Virginia Hotel, in Staunton, where we _lC_.
• intend to keep constantly on hand for
■ sale the finest HORSES that can be • S_l_Nß___L
) procured. J. S. By era has experience TA ]~)
, and qualifications as a horse dealer, _____P_Kr_i_)
which are well known to the public. As our business
is to be one of years no pains will be spared to obtain
aud keep the public patronage.
1 We also take Horses on Livery. In a few weeks
the Stabling will be increased to accommodate 400
( horses. Capable and attentive Ostlers have been em
ployed. The County custom is solicited. Drivers
are invited to stop with us.
In connection with this Stable we shall keep Hacks,
Buggies and Saddle Ht-r.es, constant ly for hue—our
• Vehicles being all new, with hue Horses, we confi
dently soncit puoiic patronage.
J. S. BYEkS _ CO.
N. B. Nicking and Bobbing done tn an experi
enced hand. BYERS k CO.
Jau. 21, ISSO
IJ-tBLIC SALE.-The subacrioe- desiroui o'.
. selling bis HOUiE AND LOT. in Sia.iu.on,
will offer it tor sale on Monday, the md diy of April
I*l.o. The home is buiii of Briok. :i stones high, aud
well bid off and sui-.able for a T-vera—for which
purpose it has beeu occupied There is also a Store
House attached to ttie main building, and a large and
convenient Stable, Smoke House and Magazine on the
TERMS : —Fiftßeu hundred dollars will be required
to be paid down, and t.'ie b'lan-e will be made in
lighter payments of five hundred dollars a year with
interest term date, ihe title retained until the last pay
ment is made.
Also aur.rther lot lying on the run side will be offer
ed ou the same day, situated ou the Turnpike to
wards the North end of the town,
It ia deemed unuecessary to give further descrip
tion, as persons desirous of purchasing will undoubt
edly view the property. RI.HAKD riIUtiVVAY.
Jan. .4, 18..6
JL By virtue of a Deed ot'Trusi executed lo me oa
*.he 1 r>ih day of January, ls4_, by James Shultz, and
recoided in the Clerk's office of ihe Couutv Court of
Augusta, I will sell, on the premises, to ihe highest
bidder, for cash, on Friday, the 17th day of Febru
ary next, the Tract ot Land in said Deed convex cd.
The Tract contains 20 Acres, situaied on the Junc
tion Valley Turnpike, about three and a half
miles Sou'ti ot Greenville, in the Counly of Augusta,
and adjoining the lands of Ballard Smith There is
on the land a comfortable Dwelling House and Barn.
The title is b-.-lieved ta be uuque.uionabie. but selling
as Trustee, I will couvey with special warranty
Sale at 1 1 o'clock M.
Jan _4, \___ tds JOBS NEWTON, Trus.
Augusta County Court Cletk's office, to wit :
IKES* ESTRAY.—Taken up by Richard H.
*S"8l Dudley, on his land, in the County of Au
•__uL__-rrrr.gus.-a, the 10th day of December, 1.59, of
tne lollowing description, to wit:
A steer 01' red color, with white belly and hind
legs.iome white on top of the shoulder and end of the
tail, marked* with half cropp off ihe left ear, sup
posed to be three years old and appraised at _l dol
An Extract, Teste.
Jan. 24, 1860 j. D. IMDODEN, Clk.
Augusta County Court Clerk's office to wit:
ESTRAY.—Taken up by Win. S. Sproul.on his
; land in said county, of the following description to
A cow of red color white back, belly and tail, and
supposed to be 12 or 15 years old and appraised at
twenty dollars. An Extract Teste,
Jan. 24. Wm. A. BURNETT, D. C.
i \ TTENTION.—Company C. Va Millie _U1
P/l parade at Maj. S. Stover's, the nana] place of
j_ mustering, on Friday the 27th of this month. Per
sons failing to attend will be fined according to law
By order of the Captain.
J. H. STOVER, O. S.