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For the Spectator. \ t
The Judicial Election—-Hon. Judge Lucas jv
P. Thompson. ■ t
Mesns. Editors:— Tbe able and distinguished i
jurist wbo has presided over this Circuit for tbe I
last thirty years, is again a candidate for re-e- *
lection—not of his own motion, but at the volt
notary and earnest solicitation of the whole •
Bar of his Circuit, with a solitary exception.
Those gentlemen, whom the people know — l
whose interest it might have been to depreciate <
the presiding Judge, iv order to obtain his posi
tion for one of themselves —whose business de
pends upon the industry, integrity and ability «
of the Judge of their Circuit, (for unless the bu- 1
siness of the Courts is speedily disposed of, it •'
languishes, and few new suits are brought, thus '
impoverishing the lawyers)—those gentlemen, '
who certainly know Judge Thompson best, and '
tbe industry, speed and ability witb which he
transacts the business ot his office, have, with
one accord, recommended him, in the highest
terms, to tbeir die-to and fellow-citizens, as the
man, of all others in the Circuit, most fit to fill
the high and responsible office which he has so
long adorned —this office, on the faithful dis
charge of the duties of which, the lives, the lib
erties, the reputation aud the fortunes of the
people depend. Many of the voters of tbis Cir
cuit" are not personally familiar with Judge
Thompson, though he bas pres-ided over it so
long. The only reason is, that he bas been a
man of study and hard labor—devoted, more '
than any man I have ever known, to the per '
formance of his heavy duties. In the true spirit i
of a good and faithful officer, he has preferred
to serve rather than to court the people, and
possessing by nature one of the most genial,
kind and social dispositions, he has painfully
learned to conquer his nature and debar himself
of the solaces ot society, that he might labor
more assiduously for the welfare ot the people.
Jhis is no new thing with him, superinduced
by the terrors _of the "term tenure." While
che recurrence of election day has not de
terred hit_ from a fearless discharge of his du
rty, in extending the protection of tbe law to the
humblest and most friendless citizens, it has not
added on to him any new and bustling industry ;
but finds him and leaves him the same earnest,
devoted and active laborer in the cause of jus
tice and liberty—not that he may be continued
in office, but for the sake of his country—the
banpiness of bis fellow-men. Judge Thompson
is one of those whom the new Constitution found
in office, and who, without incentive of sell-in
terest, or the hope of re election (for then his
was a life tenure,) had so well aud faithfully dis
charged the duties of the heaviest Circuit in the
State, that at the first election, in 1852, his peo
j >le, by a voluntary and universal impulse, greet
ed him with that sweet reward of patriotio ex
■ertioi. - the exclamation of "Well done, thou good
and f_b_*fa- servant;" and he was elected, as it
were by reclamation. Long before these high
.estiinonials 0* bis worth had emanated from the
people of his Circuit, the Legislature o the State
in passing a law to increase his salary had borne
the following flattering and well merited testi
mony to his extraordinary services, (bee pre
amble to an Act coucering the twelfth Judicial
Circuit-Acts of Assembly of 1847-8-page 54 :)
"Whereas it is represented by Lie citizens,:
snitors and members of the Bar, residing :o the
counties of Amherst, Nelson, Albemarle, Augus
ta .<*nd Rockbridge, comprising the twelfth judi
cal t'i-'cuit, in memorials presented to the gen
eral as v?mbly. and is satisfactorily established
that the business of that circuit greatly exceed
in amount that of any other in the State, and is
twice or the amount of the general aver
age of the circuits in the State ; and that it is
impossible for .<my one Judge by any degree ot
diligence and exertion to keep down to. docket
without devoting the wb<»b or a greater part of
the vacations, as well as the regular terms now
prescribed by law for the dispatch thereof. And
whereas said citizens, suitors and members of
the Bar have memorialized the general assembly
either to divide the circuit into two, to reduce
it by a general re-organization of the circuits of
the State, to appoint an additional judge to the
circuit, or to iucr--_*e the compensation of the
preseut judge, and in consideration thereof to
require of him ro devote the whole year, if ne
cessary to the despatch of the business of his
circuit. And whereas it seeim to the gene, a!
assembly most eligible to adopt the last alterna
tive as a temporary expedient," &c, &c.
Thus it appears that it was then represented by
the citizens, suitors and members of the Bar,
resident in all the o.niintie-t of his Circuit, and
satisfactorily established to the Legislature that
the business of that Circuit greatly exceeded
that of any other Circuit in the State, and was
twice or thrice the general average, and that it
was impossible for any Judge, by any diligence
to keep it down without devoting the whole
or greater part of the vacations to it, as well as
the terms prescribed by law. They, therefore,
-as the Act shows, added to Judge Thompson's
.alary $500 a year for five years, and direct him
to hold the necessary extra sessions, which he
did, until Le conquered the dockets. With your
permission, Messrs. Editors, I will hereafter
show you documentary facts, that from that day
to the present, Judge Thompson has performed
a larger amount of business than any other Judge
in the State, except, perhaps, the Richmond
Judge, and that the gentlemen of his Bar have
only borne truthful testimony to hi. merits,
when they so unanimously nrged him to oiFerj
his valuable services again to his country. I ask a
calm and candid consideration of his claim*, not
for his sake (for Judge Thompson's legal abilities
and moral worth would purchase success for him
in private station) but for the sake of those
whom he has served so faithfully. Z.
From the Vindicator.
Richmond, Jan. 23rd, 1860.
Messrs. Editors: —l observed witb profound
astonishment the criticism ia your last paper, on
a very imperfect report of some remarks wbicb
I submitted a few days ago, in the Senate. Ido
not impute to you any purpose wilfully to mis
represent me, but I assure you, yon have repre
sented my cour.e as the very opposite of what
it really was; aud therefore 1 trust you will
afford me the opportunity of putting myself right
before those whose interests I am represented
as having betrayed, and whose feelings I am
.supposed to have wantonly outraged.
Tbe facts of the case were briefly these. The
House of Delegates passed a bill authorizing a
board of three Commissioners, consisting of the
Ist Auditor, the Adjutant General, and the Sec
retary of tbe Commonwealth, to audit and pay
the expenses incurred in the military operauoii*
connect«-d with the Uarper's Ferry affair, and
appropriating $200,000 for that purpose.
The Senate amended the bill, by striking ont
the clause authorizing the Commissioners to pay
the claims, —that body conceiving it not to be
proper to eDtrust the public treasury, of which
the representatives of the people are the appro
priate guardians, to the discretion of an irre
sponsible commission of three individuals. They
•desired the board to audit and report the claims
to the Legislature, which could tben allow such
as they deemed ju*t, and appropriating the __<>_•
•ey to satisfy th.tii. Tbis supervisory power by
ihe Legislature, wag deemed necessary to pre
sent extravagant waste of the public money.
I was ia favor of the Senate's amendment, aud
made some remarks to show that the spirit ot
the Constitution wouid be violated if the Legis
lature should delegate their appropriate functions
to Commissioners. Finding that some feeling
had arisen u.tweenthe two Houses, I expressed
my surprise at it, stating tbat it was a mere
honest difference of opinion, which should give
no cause of quarrel.
I farther urged the necessity of the amend
ment because it was represented to be the pur
pose of some of the officers, to charge, not only
their regular pay, but to claim constructive al
lowances for horses which they did not have,
and for servants who were cot in service. I
concluded that such charges were unjust, and
hence 1 wished to retain the supervisory power
in the bands of the Legislature, to defeat them.
I stated that I wanted the accounts reported by
items, for that, as then advised, I would vote
for no constructive allowances. Rut tbat if I
found, on investigation, that there was a legal
authority to assert such claims, in opposition to
substantial justice, I might be obliged to vote
for them, but if I did. I must insist that those
who made such charges, should repudiate their
- claim to patriotism. That they could not be
entitled to ciedit for both —1 stated that those
who were disposed to put their arms elbow
deep into the treasury, could not be regarded as
governed by any great devotion to the service
of their country, and that I, for one, regarded
such patriotism as a spurious article.
In reply to a Senator who spoke of the sol
diers as having been "dragged into servicef and
"torn from their families,' I &c, I stated that I
did uot know how it had been elsewhere, but
that I could say that the gallant sons oi Augus-
ta had not been dragged into service. It was
witb them a labor of love. They had sought
the service, eagerly and went to it as to a frol
ic. I stated that they were influenced by no
sordid consideration, but were impelled by a
higher and nobler motive—a desire to Berve
their country. I then described the alacrity
with which they anticipated the summons of
the Governor, in the first instance, and the
promptitude with which they obeyed it when it
In reply to a remark that the poor soldiers
were "starving' I for their pay, I stated that I
could not say how it was elsewhere, but that
the people of Augusta would never allow her
sons to suffer, and I then paid a merited tribute
to the liberality of our people, in raising, by vol
untary contributions, $900, for the benefit of the
troops and their families.
I stated explicitly my anxiety to have the
troops paid—-promtly and liberihy paid; but
tbat I was firmly opposed to all constructive al
It is proper to remark that I have been in
formed that Gen. Talliaferro had more aids at
Charlestown than Napoleon or Wellington at
My great object throughout my remarks was
to protect the treasury from claims which I
deemed unjust and extravagant, and to pay a
compliment, which I thought was richly de
served, to the zeal, promptness and patriotism
of the volunteers of Augusta! My remarks were
so understood by every Senator Bnd auditor,
and yet, by a strange perversion of a very im
perfect report of my remarks, my sincere com
mendation is represented by you as a sneer on
those whom I sought to applaud!
With this explanation, I leave it to your sense
of justice to determined bow far you will re
pair the wrong which (doubless unintentionly)
you hsve done me.
Alex. H. H. Stuabt.
Senate Chamber, Jan. 24th, 1860.
Mr. Coghlan, Reporter in Senate :
Sir: I beg to call your attention to the edito
rial article in the Staunton Vindicator, which
imputes to me, (as the editor says, on the au
thority of your report of my remarks,) hostility
to the bill for the payment of the volunteers
from Augusta county. I do not believe that
your report warrants any such imputations;
but to remove all doubts as to your purpose, 1
desire you to state whether my remarks did not
show that I was in favor of paying the volun
teers, and objected only to the payment ot con
structive charges; also, whether, instead of as
saulting the Augusta companies, I did not avail
myself of the occasion to pay them a handsome
compliment for their zeal, patriotism and gal
antry Yours, &c,
Alex. H. H. Stu_kt.
In reply to Mr. Stuart, I have to say, that I
made but a synopsis ot his remarks in the Sen
ate on the 12th in.t., aud in this I do by him
exactly as I do by every member of the Senate,
except where the remarks are very brief, or are
written out and handed to me for publica
tion. T.,at synopsis closes with the following
words: "He (Mr. Stuart) was not, at the same
time, opposed to legitimate and legal claims.'
By these words, I intend to convey that Mr.
Stuart was in favor ot paying the volunteers all
such claims as were, in his view, just—that is,
such as were not for "constructive service;" or,
in other words (as I understood him to explain
it,) such as were not made tor servants and
horses not in the actual employment of the
To Mr. Stuart's second query, I have to reply,
that, in addition to what my report contains as
said by him concerning the prompt mustering of
the Augu*.ta volunteers and tbeis? departure lor
Harper's Ferry, he took occasion to pay, daring
the course of his speech, a very high compli
ment to that body of men.
P. G. COOHLAN.
"Examiner" 1 Office, Jan. _£.
The free negroaj.who have recently left Ar?
Kansas to avoid being sold into slavery, have
published an appeal to the Christian world to
protect them. They cay Indiana shuts her
doors npon them. Illinois denies prairie hony?s
to them. Oregon will not receive them, and
Minnesota is debating whether or not she shall
admit them. They complain of being forced
into a cold climate suddenly from a warm one,
and present a sad picture of the distress that
they suffer from a hasty legislation.
The reports of negro riots in Canada turned
out to be pure fabrications, invented by tbe De
troit Free Press. That paper announced that
vioi.ijt outrages had occurred in Anderdon,
Chatham an 4 Sandwich, and that an aggressive
organization of negroes had been formed, under
the direction of J. D. Shadd and J. C. Brown,
both connected with the "Provisional Govern
ment*' of John Brown. The Canadian journals
deny the stories in all particulars.
Mr. Banks was elected Speaker of the Honse
of Representatives on Saturday, February 3,
1856. The plurality rule was adopted by 137
ballots, Mr. Banks bad 105 votes, and Aiken
100, and there were eleven scattering yofes.
Dr. S. G. Howe, of Boston, has returned from
Canada, and is expected to appear before the
Senate's Harper's Ferry Investigating Commit
tee this week.
LIVEItI Ai\D SALE STABLES.
WE have leased for a term of years the commodi
ous and convenient Stables attached to the
Virginia Hotel, in Staunton, where we _gn,
intend to keep constantly on hand for
sale the finest MOIISJI-',!* that can be fl j_ .
procured. J. S. Byers has experience \% \l
_iiti qualifications as a horse dealer, .Inf^fl— l— ■
which _r_ _.ll known to the public. As our business
is io be one of y.ars no pains will be spared to obtain
and keep the public patronage.
We also take Horses on Liv.ry, 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 Horses, constantly for hire—our
Vehicles being all new, with fine Horses, we confi
dently solicit public patronage.
J. S. BYERS & CO.
N. B. Nicking and Bobbing done by an experi
enced hand. BYERS & CO.
Jan. 21, 1860
Augusta County Court Clerk's office, to wit:
aSRgBBt ESTRAY—Taken up by Richard H.
jjrnfip Dudley, on his land, in the County of Au
——■——■—.gusta, the 10th day of December, 1859, of
the lollovung description, to wit;
A steer of red color, with white belly and hind
legs.rome white on top of the shoulder and end of the
tail, marked] with half cropp off the left ear, sup
posed to be three years old and appraised at 21 dol
An Extract, Teste.
Jan. 24, 1860 J. D. IMDODEN, Clk.
Augusta County Court Clerk's offlce to wit:
ESTRAY.— Taken up by Wm. 8. 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 1. or 15 years old and appraised at
twenty dollars. Au Extract Teste,
Jan. 24. Wm. A. BURNETT, P. C.
LACKSMITH WANT-ID.—-The subscriber
wishes to employ by the y.ear a good Blacksmith,
to whom he will give liberal ifm**; or he will rent
his shop to such a man if he prefers it.
W. J. D. BELL.
Staunton. Jan. 24, 1850—4ts Rock. Regis, copy.
i A TTENTION.— -Company C. Va. Militia, will
fp_—- parade at Maj, S. Stover's, the usual place of
i_ 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, 0. S.
Jan. 24, 1860—It
PLASTER lam now receiving 3<o Tons of the
best Windsor Blue Plaster, ever brought to this
niarket-which I will sell low for Cash or Country Pro
duce. Call at the Freight Depot.
Staunton, Jan. 24, 1-60—3 m W. A BURKE.
npoBACC O.—I have just added one Hundred Buts
JL of Tobacco, of various Brands, to my present
tock, which will be sold at a very small advance.—
Call and Examine before purchasing elesewhere.
Jan. 24, 1860 J. B. EVANS.
ITMOR HIRE. — I h&,ve ap active negro boy for hire
' the-present year. He is in his 16th year—a first
rate farm hand for his age. Apply to my father,
Thornton Berry, or to myself, at New Hope.
Jan. 17, IS6o',— 3t WM. BERRY.
NOTHER lot of "Photic Coal Oil"—a bright
color —warranted not to smoke or smell when
burning. For sale by
P, H. TROUT & CO., Druggist.
Staunton, Jan. 17, 1860.
SOMETHING~EXTRA.— JusT received a fine
artiale of Lynchburg SMOKING TOBACCO, for
sale at the Tobacco House of J. B. EVANS.
Staunton, January 17.
HORSE SHOES, HORSE SHOE IRON, NAILS
and N&il Rod, just received by
WOODS & GILKESON.
Staunton, Nov. 15, 1-5..
LADIES' CLOAKS —We have just received a
new supply of Cloaks of tbe very latest style
worth, from $18 to $30.
Staunton Dec. 20. PIPER k FUNKHOUSER.
STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL ADVERTISER.
MEXICAN MUSTANG LINIMENT.
From rich and poor, bond and free, all colors grades
and conditions ot life, we hear -he same meed of
E raise awarded this wonderful article. Sores are
ealed, pains relieved, lives saved, valuable animals
made useful, and untold ills assuaged by this great
medicine, which is surprising to the judgment of man.
What family does not require a standard Liniment.—
Who ever heard of the same effects produced by any
other article ? For Cuts, Bruises, Sprains, Rheuma
tism, Swellings, Strained Horses, &c, it has no e
qual. Beware of imitations. The genuine Mustang
Linimen* is sold by all respectable Druggists and
Livery Men in every town, parish and hamlet
throughout the North"and South America, Europe,
and the Islands of the Ocean. Buy at once.
BARNES & PARK Proprietors,
Jan. 17,1860.—1m0. New York.
HERRING'S FIRE PROOF SAFES,
LEATHER and RUBBER BELTING,
STEAM PACKING HOSE,
COTTON and LINEN TWINE,
INSURANCE on your Life, or the Lives of your
servants, at the lowest cost, call at Stationers' Hall,
No 21 Pearl Street, Richmond, Va.
KNOWLES & WALFORD.
Richmond, March 15,1350—1y '
Mr. THOS. J. BAG BY, General Collector, Rich
mond, is an authorized Agent for the Staunton Spec
We are authorized to announce DAVID FULTZ,
Esq., a candidate for the office of Judge of the Circuit
Court for Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Nelson and
Jan. 24, IB6o* Lex. Gaz. and Valley Star copy and
charge this office.
FOR CIRCUIT COURT CLERK.
TO 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. 1 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 for the
office, and then whatever may be your decision, I
shall most cheerfully acquiesce. Now as in the olden
time I trust the enquiry will be "is he honest and ca
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
wealthy or influential connections. These advantages
have been denied me, and I am compelled to rest my
dependence for the good opinion of my fellow 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 business of Clerk.
Since tbe 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 be
come perfectly familiar with the duties 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 pos
sess, 4 shall be devoted to an honest and faithful dis
charge of the duties pertaining to the office. I will
always be found in my place, and things belonging to
the office in their places. Persons having 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 instrunient for the dis
charge of its duties.
Jan. 3,1860. JOHN PARIS.
jgg™ I hereby declare myself a candidate to fill the
vacancy in the' Circuit Court Clerkship caused by the
death of the late incumbeut. It is within fresh recol
lection that in time past I had charge of the office for
several yeaTSr-The duties of it are familiar to me. —
Should it be conterredon me, I will discharge the du
ties involved by it with all the faithfulness and assi
duity of which I am capable.
Nov. 22, 185.. JOHN B. WATTS.
_gr We are authorized _to announce WM. A.
BURNETT a candidate for the office of Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Augusta county.
£gT We are authorized to announce ALEX. F.
KINNEY, a candidate for the Clerkship of the Circuit
Court of August, county.
Kgf" We are authorized to announce JAS. COCH
RAN as a candidate for the office of Clerk of tbe Cir
cuit Court of Augusta pounty.
pr* We are authorized to announce JOHN PARIS
a candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Augusta
Dec. 27, :859.
"jg"" We are authorized to announce Col. j AS. M,
LILLEY, as a condidate for Sheriff of Augusta coun
ty, at the next election.
" Dec. 20—tde.
ty We r.re authorized to announce JOHN J. LA
RE W a candidate for Sheriff of Augusta county.
"_g" We are authorized to announce HENRY H.
PECK a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Augusta
Jan. 3, 1860.—*
tM" We are authorized to announce PETER G.
STEELE a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Au
Jan. 10, 1860.*
JSjp We are authorized to announce CAPT. P. Q.
POLMER a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Au
Jan. 24, 1860.
We are authorized to announce WM. G. STERRET,
as a candidate for the office ol Sberriff of Augusta
FOR TOWN SERGEANT.
TO THE VOTERS OF THE CORPORATION
OF STAUNTON—I am a candidate for the cffice of
Town Sergeant at the next election; and have only to
say, if elected that I will devote my whole time to it
and will discharge its duties to the best of my ability.
Respectfully, JAS. H. WATERS.
Jan. 10, 1860.*
To the Voters of the Corporation.
I offer myself as a candidate for tho office of Town
Sergeant, which election takes place on the 4th of A
piil. In doing so I feel that it is due to you to assure
you that I will endeavor to discharge the duties of the
office with promptness and with a;view to render satis
faction to all. R. W. STEVENSON.
January 17, iß6o.—tde*
|y We are authorized to announce WM. CRAIG
a candidate for the office of .Sergeant of the town of
Stannton, Jan. 17.
LADD, WEBSTER & CO.,
131, BALTIMORE ST., BALTIMORE.
IMPROVED TIGHf STITCH
For Families and fljanufacturing Establish
LET Manufacturers, Planters, Farmers Housekeep
ers, or any other persons in search of an instru
ment to execute _ay kind of Sewing now done byina
chinery, make sure they secure the best, by examining
ours before purchasing. Samples of work sent by
WHAT CONSTITUTES A GOOD SEWING
1. It should be well made, simple in its construc
tion, and easily kept in order.
2. It should make a tight lock-stitch, alike on
both sides of the material.
3. It sh mid sew an}' and all materials that can
4. It should be able to use Cotton, Thread or Silk
directly from the spool.
5. It should be able to sew from coarse to fjne,
and from thick to thin, with rapidity, and without
changing the tension.
6. It should be able to make the tension greater
or less, op both the uuder and upper threads, and
7. It should have a straight needle, curved ones
are liable to break.
8. The needle should have perpendicular motion.
This is'absolutely necessary for heavy work.
9. It should be capable of taking in the largest
pieces of work.
10. It should be able to bind with a binder, hem
with a heinmer; should stitch, fell, run and gather.
11. It should be always ready to work.
12. It should be capable of using the same size of
thread on both sides of the work, and of using differ
ent colored thread or silk, above or below, to corres
pond with any two colors of cloth to be united.
13. It should be able to make a long or short
14. It should be able to fasten off the seam, and
commence sewing tightly at the first stitch.
15. It should run easily and make but little noise.
16. It should have a wheel feed; none others are
in constant contact with the work.
17. It should not be liable to get out of order.
18. It should not be liable to breast the thread nor
19. It should not be necessary to use a screw-dri
ver or wrench to set the needle.
20. It should not be liable to soil the operators
21. It should not form a ridge on the under side,
nor ravel out, nor be wasteful of thread, as is the case
with all chain stich machines.
22. It should not be 'more trouble than it is
23. All of these advantages are possessed in our
machine. LADD. WEBSTER k CO.
GREAT INDUCEMENTS.— From this date"
uatil the Ist day of April 1860, I will offer great
inducements to those who wish to supply themselves
with Hats and Caps, having determined in order to
reduce my stock to sell them at Cost fo; Cash. Call
before the stock is diminished, at the store room nea
ly opposite the Va. Hotel.
Staunton, Jan. 24,1860. WM. SHRY, Agt._
for M. G. H_rman.
LADIES' Morocco Bags, from $1 t(Ts3>£ at
Staunton, Nov. 15. S. H. HILB'S.
AUCTION SALES, „
A LARGE and VALUABLE FARM FOR
SALK—We will offer our valuable Farm lyingon
Moffets Branch, 11 miles from Staunton, near Parnas
sus, for sale, on Thursday the Hh of March, 1800. It
contains 600 Acres—about 300 of which are cleared,
well fences, and in good state of cultivation. The
balance is welt timbered. The improvements consist
of a large BRICK DWELLING HOUSE, a good
Barn and other out-houses. There is near the house
a large spring ot as good water as is to be found
in the county. Also a large tine meadow, and 150 or
2uo acres of timbered land fenced in, which makes a
fine outlet for hogs. These and many other advanta
ges make this a desirable farm. We will sell 400 a
cres, with the improvements, or tbe entire tract, just
as the pur>.Kuser may det-he.
The Terms will be very accommodating. As
the tract of iand is large, the purchaser will be re
quired to puy $3000 down ; the balance in six equal
payments, the title given when the third payment is
Possession will be given immediately.
Persons wishing to buy land would do well to call
and see for themselves, lor we will sell the greatest
bargain that has been sod in the county for 20 years.
San. 10,1860. JOHN F. SILLING k BROS.
rTmUSTEE'S SALE OF TOWN PROPER
JL TV.—By virlue of a deed of trust executed to
me on the 24th day of March, 1854, by M. W. Craw
ford and recorded in the Hustings Court of the town
of Stauntou, for purposes therein mentioned, I will
proceed, in front of Craw ford & Cochran's Store, on
Saturday, the 7th of January, 1860, to sell, at public
auction, that valuable LOT. in the town of Staunton,
on the corner of New and Frederick Sis., known as
tbe "Old Market House Lot."
TERMS:—One-fourth iv hand or by negotiable note
at 4 months, interest added, well endorsed ; the bal
ance payable in 6, 12 18, and 24 months, with inter
est fiom date, for which bonds with approved securi
ty will be required, and tbe title retained as ultimate
Sale to commence at 11 o'clock, A. M.
U. M. BELL, Trustee.
Turk _ Cushino, Auctioneers.
Dec. 6.—-tds.—V. copy.
POSTPONEMENT.—The above sale is postponed
to Saturday the Uh of February next.
Jan. 10,1860. H. M. BELL, Trustee.
ÜBLIC SALE OF LAND AND PER
SONAL PROPERTY NEAR DEERFIELD.—
Owing to my age and infirmity I shall, on the 2Mh of
Janunry, iB6O, at mv residence, on the big Calf Pas
ture River, Augusta" co., offer for sale my FARMS,
containing 285 Acres, situated ou both sides of the
Great Calf Pasture river. The improvements are
good. There are good MEADOWS, and a good deal
more can be made and put under water. There is an
excellent Mill Site near my residence. There is an
old Mill on it and SA W MILL, with a little expense
might be put in operation. I have most of the timber
for building a nerv Mill, well seasoned. On the place
are excellent fruit and never failing springs of good
water near the dwellings. The farm will suit very
well to be divided, and will be sold in that way if de
sired. On the same day I will offer for sale my Far
ming Utensils, Waggon, Horses, Cattle, a good
Threshing Machine, Corn Sheller, both nearly new,
Hogs, Sheep. Corn, Fodder, Hay, &c.
If the above named day is not lair the sale will take
place the next fair day. If not sold it will be for
Dec. 27-tds. JOHN BUSH.
OCKBRIDfcJE LAND FOR SALE—The
subscriber offers for sale his FARM on South
River, Rockbridge County, 2% miles East of Fairfield.
It contains 204 Acres, and the soil is naturally of
good quality, being well adapted to all the grains and
grasses raised in the Valley, especially wheat. It is
of Southern exposure, and lias on it an abundance of
fruit of various kinds, ab mt seven Acres in a solid
Orchard, besides a great many other trees. About
two-thirds of the land is cleared andin cultivation, the
balance heavily timbered. To persons wishing to
view the land it will be shown them by Mr. John Pat
terson, who lives on the place, or by the subscriber,
living near Newport, Augusta County. If not sold
privately before the Ist day of March, 1860, it will be
offered on that day at public sale.
TERMS accommodating and a bargain can be had
as it is too far from me to attend to personally. Tue
improvements are as ample and as good _.s usually
found. WM. SMILEY.
Aug. 23, 1859—Lex. Gaz. and Rock. Reg, copy.
PKBLIC SA_E.— The subscriber desirous of
selling his HOUSE AND LOT, in Staunton,
will otter it tor sale on Monday, the 'And day of April
IBiio. The house is built of Brick, 3 stories high, and
well laid off, and suitable for a Tavern—for which
purpose it has been occupied. There is also a Store
House attached to the main building, and a large and
convenient Stable, Smoke House and Magazine ou the
TERMS:—Fifteen hundred dollars will be required
to be paid down, and the b dance will be made in
lighter payments of five hundred dollars a year with
interest from date, the title retained until the last pay
ment is made.
Also another lot lying on the run side will be offer
ed on the same day, situaied ou the Turnpike to
wards the North end of the town,
It is deemed unnecessary to give further descrip
tion, as per?ous desirous of purchasing will undoubt
edly view tiie property. RICHARD RIDGWAY.
Jan. 24, iB6O
O ALE OF VALUABLE NEGROES.— In
IO pursuance of a decree oi the Circuit Court of Bath
county, prcno;;ncyd at the October term, 1859, in a
cause therein dependin., in which Joseph N. Jollitt'
and Achilles Pugh, executors of John Pugh, dec'd.,
are Plaintiffs and Leroy P. Duingerlield, sr., and oth
ers a; c Defendants, the undersigned, as Commission
ers therei'' mcd, will proceed, on the lith day of
February ;«-.: in frontof the Warm. Springs Hotel, in
the said county of Bath, to sell at public auction to the
highest bidder, on a credit of six months, with inter
est from the day of sale, the following named slaves
now in the possession of the said Leroy P. Dainger
lield, sr., to wit: CHARLES, HENRY, DAW, BET
SY, LOUISA, ALBERT and CHARLOTTE.
Bonds with good security will be required for the
payment of the purchase mouev and interest thereon
as aforesaid. WM. H TERRILL, I - ,
VvM. _i.EE>., i
Jan. 3, 1860,—4t
ANDS FOR SALE.— In pursuance of a de
cree rendered by the Circuit Court of Augusta
connty in the cause of Shumate against Washing
ton and others, and of a deed of tiust executed to me
by Thomas Washington, I proceed on the prem
ises, on Friday the h)th day of February next, to sell
at public sale, to the highest bidder, the lands held
by said Washington, to wit:—A tract of about 150 a
cres. known as the parcel composed of the Diller,
Herdman, Eslell and Kyle tracts, and a tract of land
purchased by said Washington of Esteli's heirs and
others, containing about 350 acres.
These lands are of tine quality and will make desira
TERMS:—One fourth of purchase money in hand
or by negotiable note well endorsed at 90 days, and
the balance in one, two and three years in equal in
stalments from date of sole.
N. K. TROUT. Com'r and Trustee. -
Jan. 10, 1860.
O ALE OF LAND.— Pursuant to a decree of the
IO Circuit Court of Augusta county, rendered at the
November term, 1858,1 will sell at public auction, on
Friday, the Zrd of February next, a valuable Tract of
Land contaiding about 107 Acres. This tract of
land is known as the "Heiskeil Farm," and lately
owned by Catharine Fauber, dec'd. It lies about 5
miles north of Staunton and adjoins the lands of John
Bumbgarpuer and Ge M rge Wnlck. Tbe tract is in
good condition, well watered, and with a sufficiency of
timber It has on it a comfortable DWELLING
HOUSE, a good Switzer Barn, and an Orchard of ex
cellent Fruit Trees.
TERMS :—So much in hand as will defray the ex
penses of sale, and balance in one, two and three years,
secured by bond with good personal security, and the
title retained as ultimate security.
Jap 10, 1860. ALEX. ANDERSON, Com'r.
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
By vfrtue of a Deed of Ti ust executed to me on
the 15th day of January, 1842, by James Shultz, and
recorded in the Clerk's office of the County Court of
Augusta, I will sell, on the premises, to the highest
bidder, for cash, on Friday, ike 17tti d(.y of Febru
ary next, the Tract of Land in said Deed conveyed.
The Tract contains SO Acres, situated on the Junc
tion Valley Turnpike, about three and a half
miles South of Greenville, in the County of Augusta,
and adjoining the lauds of Ballard Smith. There is
on the land a comfortable Dwelling House and Barn
The title is believed to be unquestionable, but selling
as Trustee, I will convey with special warranty.—
Sale at 12 o'clock M.
Jan. 24, 1859 tds JOHN NEWTON, Trus.
T~ TUSTESi'S SALE 0> HifciAL
By virtue of a deed of trust' executed to me by
Anderson Sober— 08, dated the 17th of May, 1651, and
of record ir. the Clerk's Oiliceofthe county Court of
Augusta, I will sell, at public auction, to the highest
bidder, for cash, on Saturday, theith day of February,
1860, op the premises, the TRACT ot LAND in said
deed mentu.u'eq, containing lsj§ Acres, situated a
bout three mile* south of Greenville, in the county of
Augusta. The title is believed good, but selling as
trustee I wil; convey with special warranty.
Jan. 10, 1 boo.— tds. JOHN NEWTON, Trus.
blaster Commissioner's Office, I
Stau.nton, Va., Jax. _4, iB6O. I
IN pursuance ot a derreein the case of H.W.Sheffev
and A. F. Kinney, Trustees of N. C. Kinney, vs.
N. C. Kinney's creditors rendered by "the Circuit
Conrt of of Augusta County on the oOlh day of Novem
ber, 1859, I shall proceed at my office, in the town of
Staunton, on the 2 l .)th day of February, 1.60, to state
and settle t 1 c following accounts :
First. —Ah l ?ount of the trust property and fund
conveyed u> 9 plaintiffs by deed of N.C.'Kinneyand
wife,'dated o*3. 4th. 185,3,
Second.— Au acconnt 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.
Kinney, late receiver of the Circuit Court of Augusta
County, and all persons having claims of any kind a
gainst said receiver, are hereby called upon to present
them for settlement.
'Third.— An accpunt of all the traqsacttons of tbe
plaintiffs as trustees. All parties interested in said
accounts are required to appear at my office on said
29th day of February 1860.
JOHN N. HENDREN, Master Com.
Jan. 24 ISi'.o— Vm. copy 4t
FTvTIfEGROES WANTED.—I wish to pur-
D\)\J chase 500 likely young Negroes, of both sex
es, for the Southern market, for which 1 will pay tbe
highest market prices in cash. My address is Staun
ton, or Middlebrook, Augusta Co., Va.
_Jan. 24, | J. E. CARSON.
r~~URS"! FURS!!—Another supply just received at
PIPER & FUNKUOUSER'S
Staunton, Dec. 20.
FANCY and Plain Baskets of all sizes at ■"•^
Staunton, Nov. 15. S. H. HILB'S^
MILL, AND OTHER PROPERTY FOR SALE
In Raleigh and Fayette Co's, Va,
ONE TRACT OF LAND, containing, by re-sur
vey, 63*3_ Acres, upon Big Beaver Creek waters
of Great Kanawha River, 6 miles from Raleigh C. H.,
and 3 miles from the junction of the Kanawha Turn
pike, with the Grayson and North Carolina Turnpike.
From 75 to 100 acres of 'his Tract are under fence,
and in a good state of cultivation. 200 acre 3 are bot
tom land, tbe growth Wild Cherry, Crab Apple, Thorn,
White Oak, aud some Sugar trees. The upland is
prime white oak and dogwood land, well watered. —
Besides the creek and branches there are four or five
never-failing springs and plenty of stone coal. Eve
ry acreof this choice tiact is easily cultivated.
Also a tract of level land of 286 Acres, (the sub
scriber's home place,) three quarters of a mile from
Raleigh C. H., the Turnpike from Red Sulphur
Springs, Monroe co., to Charleston, Kanawha C. H.,
passing through the tract. 100 acres is under dura
ble fence and in good cultivation. The buildings are
large and commodious, consisting of a double two
story FRAME HOUSE, with a new L of 4 rooms, an
office 18 feet square, and other neccessary outbuild
ings. There is also a two story manager's or over
seer's house, 24 by 20 feet, and about 150 yards from
the house; a large Barn with Stable and Sheds; a
good well and pump and several springs. This is a
very suitable location for a tavern. Its vicinity to
the County seat, as well as being within a mile and
a quarter from a fine Merchant Mill, render it a desi
Also, a Mill Tract, 6ontaining about 200 Acres of
land, and a large OVERSHUTE GRIST MILL,
constructed in the latest and most approved style, its
gearing being almost entirely of cast iron. The ar
rangements for making Flour are complete, embra
cing one pair of superior French Burrs, a large Bolt
ing Chest, a superior Screen and conveys, all moved
by machinery. It is situated on Piney River, a never
failing stream, snd is easy of access, being only two
miles from tbe town, with the whole custom of Ral
eigh and part of Fayette during the summer season,
with a good, newly repaired Miller's house, Smoke
house, _c, and the tract contains one of the best veins
of Stone Coal in Western Virginia, or in any other
State, being eight feet in thickness, and the best
splint coal. The town is supplied from this vein.
Also, a Tract of above 300 Acres, in the county of
Fayette, situated on New River, tbe main stream of
the great Kanawha, at the month of the Big Laurel
Creek, the location of the Covington k Ohio R. R.
passing through it near the River bank, 24 miles be
low the mouth of the Greenbrier River. A Tunnel of
1600 yards through Stretcher's Neck will commence
on this tract. This tract embraces rich bottom aud
bench land, and producing Corn, Wheat and Grass as
luxuriantly as anywhere. There is a large double
hewed LOG HOUSE, of two stories, and the best bear
ing, thriftiest Orchard in the county, and there js a
Country Mill on Laurel Creek, which, with some re
pair, will do good work. As there must be the Depot
here for Raleigh county and lor a large part of Fay
ette, as soon as this section of the Railroad is let out
for construction, this Tract will be very valuable as a
stand for a Store, Post Office, &c, &c
Also, several smaller improved Tracts adjacent to
town, several Town Lots, with buildings, besides a
bove 10,000 Acres of heavily timbered (chiefly
white oak) laud, scattered through the county.
The attention of capitalists and others wishing to
invest money in Western Virginia lands, and in the
most salubrious region in the world, is respect
fully called to this property, of which the title is in
disputable and has never in one instance been ques
tioned. A general warranty will be given. .
Being determined to sell, ihose wishing ir"good
home or simply to make a safe investment cannot do
belter than calling, ia person, or by letter, upon the
subscriber, three-quarters of a mile South of Becklev,
Raleigh C. H. ALFRED BECKLEY."
Jan. 17.—St.— pf.3.00
EAR THE COY. __ OHIO R. R.-l have
in the Counties of Favette aud Raleigh a large
quantity of UNIMPROVED LAND, well adapted to
Corn, Wheat, Tobacco, and the grasses, which I will
sell low for cash or prompt pay. That in Fayette is
within a mile or more of 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
saw-mill, is penetrated in 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. 13,1359.—R0k. Reg. copy 0 mos.
liniO WANTS AN EXCELLENT FARM
W AT A LOW PRICE V—Five miles from Staun
ton—2 south of the R. R.— 300 Acres—lßo cleared
and productive, and well set in grass —within IJ_
miles of a good female school —near to Churches—
new BRICK DWELLING HOUSE neatly furnished
—all necessary out-houses new. Terms very easy.—
A great bargain is ofiered in this tract, which is very
desirable on many accounts. Apply to
Real Estate Agents, Staunton, Va.
Nov. 29, 1859.
1~ pOR SALE.— The neat and comfortable COT
-1 TAGE RESIDENCE, with 2 acres of Ground at
tached, near the Staunton Nurseries, now occupied
Franklin Davis. A great bargain is ottered in this
snug and tasteful suburban residence. Apply to
GUY k WADDELL.
Staunton, Nov. 22. Real Estate Agents.
In Council for the Town of)
Staunton, Jan. ?th, 1860. ■,
npHE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE was
X passed, to wit:
AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING INJURIES TO
1 Be it ordained by the Council of the Town of
Staunton, that it shall be the imperative duty of the
Chief of Police, in all cases of injury to the property
of the Town or to the Lamps, Lamp Posts and Gas
Fixtures under the control of the Town, to ascertain
the amount of damages resulting from such injury,
and collect the same immediately from the party liable
therefor; and if any party liable for such damages
sball fail or refuse to pay the same when demanded,
it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to institute
legal proceedings for the recovery of such damages,
in the name of the Town and prosecute the same with
all diligence to a recovery.
The Mayor, Recorder, or any alderman shall have
jurisdiction in ail cases arising under this ordinance,
where the amount does not exceed $50, over this a
mount the proceedings shall be in the County or Circuit
Court of Augusta, in the Hustings Court of Staunton.
2 This ordinance shall be in force from its passage.
Teste, J. F. PATTERSON, Cl'k.
Jan. 17—3t—V Copy.
JAMES F. DAVIS
A. E. & J. P. BLEDSOE.
WOULD respectfully inform his old friends who
so kindlyencuuraged him in other brauehes of
business, and the public generally, to call and exam
ine their large stock of DRY GOODS AND GROCE
RIES, and other goods calculated to alleviate the suf
ferings of the human race, which can be had at prices
lower down than expectation reaches, for it is their
avowed determination to astonish the natives.
Staunton, J_n. 17.
Augusta county Court Clerk's office, to wit:
_________ T?STRAY.— Taken up by Henry Ott,
.yj tb<! 22nd day of November, 18-39, on
his land, in the county of Augusta of the
following description to wit:
A steer about four years old, marked with white and
red spots exceut the head aud neck which is nearly
all red, split dewlap, crop off the leltear, underkeel in
same, and cropped horns, appraised at $27.
An Extract Teste.
Jan. 17, 1960. WM. A. BURNETT, P. C.
STORE STAND FOR - RENT AT HER
MITAGE. AUGUSTA CO.—The Store House is
a large, new and commodious building, situated in a
wealthy and thickly settled neighborhood. A good
business has generally been done here. A married
man can be accommodated with a, dwelling house, or
a single man can get boarding if desired Possession
given on the Ist ot March.
For further information address
January 17—tf. SAM'L KENNERLY, Jr.
WANTED.— A MAN that can make good farm
Harness and Collars, and make or repair old
saddles, to whom I will pay a liberal salary by tie
year. A single man or a man of small family prefer
red, with sober industrious habits. Apply at tUis Of
Jan. 10, 1860.—1 m.
I/ANCV" DRESS SILKS AT COST —We
1? 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 k FUNKHOUSER.
Staunton, Dec. 20.
Vf_SW YORKf LEDGER.-T DRILLING
JJN Tales in the New York Ledger. Hereafter I will
not sell the Ledger or Harper's Weekly on credit.—
No money—no papers. Don't ask for credit on pa
pers. ROBT. COWAN.
Staunton, Jan. 3, 1860.
NEW GOOD.S.— FRENCH MARINOES, _c —
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.
Stauuton, Dec. 20. PIPER k FUNKHOUSER.
Aft BXPS-UEKCI-D x>HLLER WANTED
—Who can come well recommended for honesty,
industry and sobriety. Liberal wages will be given.
A single man is wanted. Apply immediately to
WM. J. FONTAINE, Diana Mills,
January 17, 18G0.—3t Buckingham, Va.
OW PRICED OVERCOATS— We have an
hand a few Common Over Coats which we will
dispose of at a low figure Also a lot of Trunks, to
gether with a fine assortment of Clothing, alt of which
will be sold cheap for cash. ROAN <_ ALUY,
North Wing of Va. Hotel.
Staunton, January 17,18.0.—Vind copy
ATTENTION ARTILLERY !—There will A
be a meeting f the Company at their Aimoryp
on Saturday, January 21st, at 6>£ P. M., for theTy
purpose of electing a 2nd Lieutenant. A full at- **■
tendance is desired, Rv order of the Captain,
Jan. 17, '__ G. W. IMBODEN, O. S.
O~LD~D~QMINION COFFEE POTS—A fresh supply
on hand and for sale by
WOODS k GILKESON.
Staunton, Nov. 15,1859.
IN CHAMBER SETS, a very beautiful article for
sale by WOODS k GILKESON.
Staunton, Nov. 22.
.f)Q RAGLANS and Cloaks witbTsieeves, at
£0 Staunton, Nov. 15, 8, B- HILB'S.
L SCOTT k CO., NEW YORK, continue to pob
• lish the following Jeading British Periodicals,
THE LONDON QUARTERLY (Conservative.)
THE EDINBURGH REVIEW (Whig,)
THE NORTH BRITISH REVIEW (Free Church.)
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BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE (Tory.)
These periodicals ably represent the three great
political parties of Great Britain—Whig, Tory and
Radical—but politics form only one feature of their
character. As Organs of the most profound writers
on Science, Literature, Morality and Religion, they
stand as they ever have stood, unrivalled in the world
of letters, being considered indispensable to the
scholar and the professional man, while to the intel
ligent reader of every class they furnish a more correct
aud satisfactory record of the current literature of the
day, throughout the world, than can be possibly ob
tained from any othei source.
The receipt of the Advance Sheets from the Brit
ish publishers gives additional value to these Re
prints, inasmuch as they can now be placed in the
hands of subscribers about as soon as the original e
For any one of the four reviews, $3.00
For any two of the four Reyiews, 5.00
For any three of the four Reviews, 7.00
Hor all four of the Reviews, 8.00
For Blackwood's Magazine, 3.00
For Blackwood and one Review, 5.00
For Blackwood and two Reviews, 7.00
For Blackwood and three Reviews I). 00
For Blackwood and the four Reviews, 10.00
Current in the State where issued
will be received at
A dicount of twenty-five per cent, from the above
prices will be allowed to Clubs ordering four or more
copies of fgay one or more of the above works. Thus:
Four copies of Blackwood, or one Review, will be sent
to one address for $9; four copies of the four Reviews
and Blackwood for $30; and so on.
In all the principal Cities and Towns these works
will be delivered FREE OF POSTAGE. When sent
bp mail the postage to any part of the United States
will be but Twenty-four Cents a year for "Black
wood," and but Fourteen Cents a year for each of
N. B.—The price in Great Britain of the five Peri
odicals above named is $31 per annum.
THE FARMER'S GUIDE TO
SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL
By Henry Stephens, F. R. S., of Edinburgh, and the
late J. P. Norton, Professor of Scientific Agricul
ture in Yale College, New Haven. 2 Vols. Ro; al
Octavo. 1600 pages, and numerous Engravings.
This is, confessedly, the most complete work on
Agriculture ever published, and in order to give it a
wider circulation the publishers have resolved to re
duce the price to
$5 For the Two Volumes!
When sent by mail (post-paid) to California an"
Oregon the price will be $7- To every other part of
the Union and to Canada (postpaid), $0. This
work is not the old "Book of the Farm."
Remittances for any of the above publications
should always be addressed, post-paid, to the publish
ers, LEONARD SCOTT & CO.
Dec. 27. No. 51 Gold St., New York.
THIS well known establishment, now presents
largely additional facilities, for the accommoda
tion of the travelling Public. Mr. Wm fl. Peyton
retains his connection and associates with him, as
Proprietor and Manager, Mr. Wm. Jordan, formerly
of the Lexington Hotel, and more recently of the Rock
bridge Baths. The style of the new firm is
JORDAN & PEYTON.
The proprietors have secured a corps of efficient
and accommodating assistants, who will unite with
them in payiug every attention to those stopping at
the Hotel. Capable and faithful servants are also
provided, to ensure the comfort of guests. The table
will continue, as heretofore, to equal that of any Ho
tel in the State.
The proprietors would also call special attention to
the fact that by the erection of NEW BUILDINGS,
already commenced, they will have at command 30
Additional Rooms, by means of which they will
be enabled to afford greater comfort to transient
guests, and to accommodate families wishing to spend
the summmer in Staunton. Connected with the Ho
tel are,Jextensive Stables, under the management of
Byers _ Co., well known for their experience and
efficiency in this department. Horses will be taken
on Livery, aud Horses, Buggies and Hacks, will be
afforded to guests ou reasonable terms.
ia conclusion , the Proprietors pledge themselves to
spare no pains to contiuue and increase the present
reputation of the House and to serve an appreciative
public, WM. JORDAN, ) Pb - p ,__
F WM. H. PEYTON, f Frop es '
N. B.—The Office of all the Stage Lines is at this
House, also the office of ADA MS dt COS EXPRESS.
JORDAN & PEYTON.
Staunton, Jan. 20.J860.— tf.
VIRGINIA CENTRAL R. ROAD.
Mail aud Passenger Train t»oing East,
LEAVES Stauntou Daily at 6.35 a. m.
Leaves Waynesboro' Daily at 7.09 "
Leaves Stauntou Tri-weekly, viz:—Mondays, Wed
nesdays and Fridays at 3 45 p. m.
Leaves Jackson's River for Staunton on Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays _t 3.15 p. m.
FREIGHT TRAIN, WITH PASSENGER CAR
Leaves Waynesboro' Tuesdays, Thursdays,
and Saturdays at 7.20 a. m.
Leaves Stauntou same days at 9.00 "
Leaves Jackson's River on Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Saturdays at., ~8.45 a.m.
Leaves Staunton for Waynesboro', 5.30 p. m.
Mail Trap going Ea*st connects at Gordonsville with
train on Orange and Alexandria Railroad for Wash
ington, Baltimore, &c, and at Richmond with trains
for Petersburg, Lynchburg, _.c, same day. Trains
going West connect at Goshen with Stages to Lexing
ton, at Millboro' with Stages for Warm Springs, and
at Jackson's River with Stages for White Sulphur,
THOS. DOQAMEAD, Gen'l Supt.
Oct. 18, 1859.—Yin. copy.
FIRE AND OFEINSFRANCE.
IN th.ALBEMARLE INSURANCE COMPANY,
Charlottesville. The Capital of the Company is
large and well secured, and its business conducted on
the most prudent principles. Lives of Slaves insur
ed ai the lowest rates. Apply to
HUGH W. SHEFFEY, Agent.
I am also Agent of the 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 11. Brown received through
me $2,500 the amount of the policy on her husband's
life. HUGH" W. SHEFFEY,
Dec. 13-—3 m. _
WE have commenced receiving our fall supply of
BOOTs AND SHOES of every dy3-«ft|
cription, which have been purchased in
delphia of the manufacturers for CASH, ana»
will be sold on the most reasonable terms.
Our goods are all warranted to us by the manu
facturers and if any of them prove defective, return
them and ihev shall be mended without any charge.
Call and examine our stock before purchasing else
where. D. W. KENNEDY k CO.
Staunton, Oct. 18.
f~ STAUNTON ACADEMY.
HE Ist term of the session closes last of January,
1880, and the 2nd commences on the Ist of Feb.
This school is preparatory to the Uxiversity of
Va. The Principal has diplomas, from that institu
tion, and letters of recommendation from some of its
most distinguished professors. For particulars in re
gard to tuition, board, text-books, &c, apply to
Dec. 27—tt. JAS. A. WADDELL, M. D.
I^l^rOLS.— We have just received by Express,
direct from the manufacturers, a supply of "Colt's
Revolver's ;" also Pistols of other patterns. We wiM
also receive by Express to-morrow, the regular Armo
ry and Navy Revolver with belts attached. Those in
want of such articles will please call aud examine our
stock WOODS & GILKESON.
Staunton, Nov. 22.1859.
IRON.— I have just received a large lot of the best
English refined Iron, comprising all sorts of Rods,
Band, Tire, Oval, Strap, *§-, *-c, to which die atten
tion of Smith's is requested. GEO. E. PRICE.
Staunton, Nov. 22, 1859. '
H~ ARNESIToTL, for greasing leather. Also MA
CHINE OIL, for sale by
DR. H. S. EICHELBERGER.
Staunton, March 8,1859.
AXES &c—B doz. Superior Axes, 1 doz. Boy's
do Also a very superior lot of axe helves just
received and for sale by WOODS k GILKESON.
Staunton, Oct. 25.
f_ P A SACKS Ashton and Marshall's tine Salt,iust
251) received by TAYLOR & HOGE.
Staunton, Oct. 11, 1859. ___
IRONS—for sale by
WOODS _ GILKESON.
Staunton, Nov. 15,1859. __
OA BBLS. Crushed, Powdered, Granulated and Cof
•f)U fee Sugars, iust received and for sale low by
Staunton, Oct. 11, 1859- TAYLOR k HOGE.
WANTED —I wish to hire or purchase a good
COOK, WASHER and IRONER.
Staunton, Dec. 18. L. WADDELL, Jr.
t>OR Hats, Caps, and every style of Gents' Furnish
ing Goods, call at J. POLLUZS
Staunton, Oct. 11.1359. Clothing Ho-asn
CLOTHS.—A few pieces of Black
J Corded Cloaking Cioth, just «<*-£«-«_,_
Staunton, Nov. 22,1859. D. A. KA.SER S.
GEORGE R. BAGBY,
NO. 31, MAIN STREET,
HAS constantly on hand a large assortment of
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, consist
ing in part of—
LADIES DRESS GOODS,
Cloths, Cassimeres, and Vestings;
Bleached and Brown Cottons;
Cotton Oznaburgs, Flannels and Linseys ;
Irish L'nens, Collars, and Sleeves ;
Hosiery, Gloves and Handkerchiefs.
Also Bed and Servants BLANKETS.
Together with a large supply of KERSEYS, SATI
NETS and FULL CLOTHS and many other articles
too numerous to mention to which he would respect
fully call the attention of customers friends and the
f__T" Orders faithfully executed.
Oct. 11, 1859—1y.
O. H. CHALKLEY,
LEATHER, SHOE FINDINGS, OIL,
TANNER'S TOOLS, Ac.,
AND IMPORTER OP
FRENCH CALF SKIInS,
13th Street, between Main and Cary,
IS now in reGeipt of a large and excellent stock of
goods appertaining to his business, to which he in
vites the attention of all in want, as they will be sold
VERY LOW FOR CASH, or to punctual customers
O. H. CHALKLEY.
Richmond, Mar. 15,1859.—1y
SALES MADE RECENTLY BY JAMES
THOMAS, Commission Merchant, Cary St.. near
10 bbls Sup Flour for Jas. Clark, Rockbridge,. .$5.37
37 bbls Extra Flour for J. Michie, 6.50
5 bbls Apples for Rev. Sam'l Brown, Bath, S.dO
% bbl. Roll for J. Alexander, Augusta, (>.__
Venison, Gross, for J. E. Fritz, Bath, 0.07%
Red Wheat for Alex. Hamilton. Rockbridge, 1.22
24 bbls Flour for Alex. Hamilton " 5.50
1 pack Butter for Moses A. McComb, Augusta,. .0.25
1 bbl " for Robert Sterret Rbck'e 022
Venison for Mr. Boon, Bath, 0.15
1 JBox butter for John S. Hodge, Augusta, 0.25
Richmond, Jan. 17, 1860.
MAKE DAILY MEMORANDUMS of inT
portant events, engagements, 4c. A very con
venient book for the purpose is the POCKET DIARY,
which has a space for every day in the year, cash,
and expense accounts, almanac, Ac, besides answer
ing the purpose of a pocket book.
The sizes are smalt, medium and large, and the
prices vary lrom 25 cents to .2.00 each.
Also extra large sizes for Counting House use, fam
ily expenses auddaily journals at 75 cents and $1 25.
Also the Physician's Pocket Day Book, visiting list
and diary, $1.00.
All the above are for sale at
Jan 10, 1860. and Bindery, Richmond.
BLACKSMITHS' TOOLS.— Berrian's Extra
and Warranted Bellows,
Wright's Solid Box Vices,
Wright's Patent Anvils,
King's Stock and Dies,
Sledge and Hand Hammers,
Smith's Tong's, Farrier's Knives,
Butrasses, Shoeing Hammers,
Pincer Rasps, Files, Ac,
In store and for sale cheap by
CLARKSON A ANDERSON,
Dec. 13. No. lo(5, Main St. Richmond, Va.
if! I E. ifTfTF
HATS AND CAPS!
I WOULD inform my friends aud tne public pn
generally, that 1 am now prepared to fur- _H
nish MILITARY HATS AND CAPS of
style and grade at the shortest notice, and on the ve
ry best terms. R. L. DICKINSON.
Dec. 13, 78, Main St.. Richmond, Va.
MITCHELL & TYLBR~
CLOCKS, WATCHES AND JEWELRI ,
Silver and Plated JYare,
MILITARY AND FANCY GOOD*
Richmond. March 22.1859—-ly*
OAL SCUTTLES, CINDER SHOVEL?
Shovels and Tongs, Fire Dogs, Fenders, She .
and Tong Stands, Blower Holders, Pokers andF'..
Carriers —In store and for sale cheap by
CLARKSON A ANDERSON,
No. 106, Main Street, Richmond, Va.
Nov. 15, 1359.
P. A. WOODS,
South Side Cary Street,
DOES a General COMMISSION BUSINESS, w h
special attention to the safe of Wheat, Flour i
Tobacco. [Richmond, Jan. 3, 1360.—-I"
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A RARE A>
Valuable Book send to RANDOLPH, Richmond.
The largest variety of New and Old Works in
Southern States, is at 121 Main Street.
Richmond, July 19,1559.
'^PATENT DOOR SPRINGS, -
± Sale by t CLARKSON A ANDERSON,
No. 106, Main Street, Richmond, Vr.
FOR THE SEASON AT THE STAN!
FORMERLY OCCUPIED BT
WM. T, MOUNT, Main St., Staunton,! 1..
MAGNUS S. CEASE
WOULD respectfully call the attention of the i..
izens of Staunton and vicinity to hi 3 large a
en irely new stock of FALL GOODS, which he is n
receiving and opening, consisting of Watev, Sugar;
Soda Crackers, Picnics, Raisins, Figs, Currants, (
ron, Dates, Prunes, English Walnuts, Filberts,
monds, Ground Nuts, Pecan Nuts, Lemons, Oranji ,
Sardines, and Candies of every description.
Also Fancy Goods, French Candies, Cakes a
£__*"* Wedding parties furnished at the shortest lu
tice, and on the most reasonable terms.
Also Fresh Peaches,' Lobsters, Pickles, Catchu
He will sell ou reasonable terms, and respectfu..
solicits a share of patronage.
Kg?" Candy sold at Wholesale and Retail.
Staunton, Nov. 8, 18f>9.
ECLECTIC MEDICAL INFIRMARY,
NEAR SCOTTS VILLE,
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
DR. HENRY M. PRICE, (formerly Professor a
S. B. Medical College of Georgia,) is prepar I
to receive and treat patients afflicted with the folk
ing chronic and supposed incurable forms of disease.
He uses concentrated vegetable remedies, baths, k'
Cancer, Neuralgic Affections,
Scrofula, Diseases of Kidneys, Ac,
Ulcers, Liver Complaint,
Fistula, Dropsical Affections,
"Chronic Female Complaints.
|_y A fair value will be paid tor all negroes afHi "-
cd when not too old.
A few young men will be taken a3 Office Studei. .
at $2*lo per annum for Board and Instruction, piy
ble in advance.
Terms:—Medical a tendance, Board, Medicines, %\l
per week, payable in advance.
Extra charge for Cancer.
Oct. 11, ISs9—ly.
GAEKIEL HIRSH !
FOR LIEUT. GOV.
NOTWITHSTANDING the failure of the Atlantic
Cable to come up to the expectations of some of
the knowing ones of the Old and New World, yet
GABRIEL HIRSH, one of the largest stockholders
in the concern, for the purpose of cultivating a frater
nal feeling with all mankind, has extended it as tar
as the city of Staunton, where it is performing some
of the greatest achievements of the age, in the way ot
exhibiting at his old stand, on Main Street, "the
largest and most complete STOCK OF GOODS cv
brought to this market. The greatest wonder, how
ever, even surpassing the operations of the Cable, ar.
the "CHINESE JUGGLERS," on exhibition at hr
window, where the prettiest man in the country is a
ways to be found engaged in Repairing Watche:
|_i° The $1,000 offered some time since, is still r
the hands ofa responsible gentleman in Staunton,reaC
to be handed over to any cne who will bring forwai
a superior workman in his line. G. HIRSH.
Stsuunton, Oct. 19,1858—tf
A FLEAS ANT SUM^ERTrESORTT
BUFFALO GAP HOUSE.
THIS well known Mountain Retreat, lo miles we. c
of Stauntou, on tbe Central Railroad, is open t
the accommodation of travellers and visitors. Per
sons wishing to spend the heat of Summer in a co.
quiet way cannot rind a more suitable place in all Vir
ginia. It is easy of access—the Cars of the Centn'
Railroad passing by it every day. The house is larg.
and convenient, surrounded by the most beautiln.
mountain scenety. Fine Springs of Freestone,
Sulphur, Chalybeate and Alumn Water con
venient. Elliots Knob, the highest mountain in
Virginia, is visited by hundreds from this place.
A good TEN PIN ALLEY, with good order («.
whiskey) and every attention to the comfort of visit
Board per week, $7 ; per month $25; children and
servants half price.
Post Office, Swoope's Depot, Augusta Co., Va.
June 14, 1859. P. HERRING. Proprietor.
H. HILB HAS, AFTER ONE MONTH'S
• absence, returned from the North with as _W*z_
and handsome a stock of DRY (JOODS, as was oi -_
before exhibited in this county, aud offers the _.i,t
ou such terms, regarding juice and quality, as will
compare favorably with any Northern Retail l_Ou_c.
The time he spent in selecting his goods to advanta".
will tell for itself, to all who will honor hi._ wit. 4
call. He has no partner to divide his profit., .
having bought the greater part of his stock at tr-o
the most extensive Auction Houses ir the United
States, Myers, Claghoru <_ Co., and Fun. js*-, & Brinlev,
of Philadelphia, from 20 to 25 per cent lower thin
they can be bought at any Wholesale House ~M
euable him to sell at usioui.shing low pric.* —
Call and see for yourselves at the CAEAP f?ASU
SIORE, opposite the Virginia Hotel.
l-W All articles warranted sound or no pale
Staunton, Nov. 15, 1559.
OOFAS-A new lot Sofa*, just to hand, _______
O Staunton, July 19, '59. A. D. GW'Mh