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Staunton Spectator.
STAUNTON, VA.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1860.
STAUNTON SPECTATOR hav
ing as large a circulation as any paper pub
lished in Western Virginia, has no superior
iv this section ot country as an advertising
medium.
L EGAL AL>VERTISEMENTS.-The under
signed hereby give notice that from this date
they will decline the j.ublication of Chancery Orders
and other legal advertisements, unless the parties in
terested agree to pay for them at our regular advertis
ing rates; nor will they certify to the publication ot
_uch advertisements unless they are paid for in ad
vance, or unless payment is assumed by some respon
sible person. They are forced to take this position
from the fact that they rarely get any compensation
for such advertising, aud when they do are forced to
take half-pay or nothing.
WADDELL k CO.. Prop'rs Spectator.
MICHIE & CO., Prop's Vindicator.
Staunton, Sept. it, 1853.
Senator Douglas.
The peculiar and interesting position of this
distinguished politician, justifies a frequent re
ference to him. A short time ago he was
unanimously repudiated by the South on ac
count of alleged unsoundness on the slavery
question; aud even now the Democratic mem
hers of the United States Senate, with only two
or three exceptions, take advantage ot every
opportunity to show their want of confidence in
him and to injure his prospects for the Presiden
tial nomination. At the beginning of the ses
sion they refused to re-appoint him Chairman ot
the Committee on Territories, a place which he
had held for many years; and quite recently, for
the purpose of crushing him out utterly, they
have adopted resolutions in a party caucus, an
tagonistic to his peculiar views, intended as a
programme for the Charleston Convention. In
vain did Mr. Pugh, of Ohio, warn the caucus
that no candidate could get an electoral vote at
the North on such a platform. Mr. Toombs, of
Georgia, the only Southern friend Mr. Douglas
has in the Senate, also protested against the res
olutions, but to no purpose. The resolutions
will be presented iv the Senate and adopted by
the majority of that body, and go forth to the
country as an authoritative declaration of the
position of the party on the slavery question and
against Douglas.
In the midst of all these assaults Senator
Douglas has kept his temper admirably. No
provocation has caused him to utter a word of
reproach against his Southern allies. On every
occasion, the Little Giant is the most nimble
member of the Senate to draw on his boots and
seize his club in defence of the South. When
Seward delivered his great speech Douglas was
immediately ready with a reply. The New
York Senator adopted a new and insidious phra
seology, saying "labor States" and "capital
States," instead of free and slave States. Doug
las caught it up, and, alluding to the shoema
kers' strike in Massachusetts, said : "It is anoth
er step in the •irrepressible conflict.' Therefore,
we now get this new coinage of 'labor States'—
he is on the side of the shoemakers and 'capi
tal States'—he is against those who furnish the
hides." But all this profits him nothing so far
as the Senate is concerned. The Democratic
members are bent on his rnin, and repudiate his
alliance.
Douglas keeps on his way, in the meanwhile,
as mild as a May morning. He is playing his
game with wonderful skill, and that he will
come out winner we entertain hardly a doubt.
In the Charleston Convention, the delegates from
the non-slaveholding States will be almost unan
imously in his favor, while a very large number,
if not a majority, of the Southern delegates will
be prepared to take him up as a second choice.
We regard his nomination as nearly certain, or
at least as far more probable than that of any
other prominent aspirant. Already we see sev
eral prominent Southern politicians, who were
lately active and bitter in their opposition,
changing front and preparing to give him their
support. Mr. Pryor, of this State, has found ont
that Mr. Douglas' "sqnatter sovereignty" notions
are not worth the importance which has been
assigned to them, and that they should consti
tute no bar to fellowship with the Democracy.
This will no doubt bo the prevailing sentiment
at Charleston, notwithstanding the impolitic
declarations of a few bnights-errant like Mr.
McMullen, of Little Tennessee, that they will
under no circumstances vote for a candidate who
holds 6uch doctrines. There is, however, one
hope left to his irreconcilable opponents—Ben
ton is said to have expressed the opinion that
Douglas' coat tail was too near the ground for
him ever to be President.
We have always regarded Senator Douglas as
Kerv obnoxious politician. His fillibnsterism
|ism '7--LK*r_ v y are distasteful to ns.—
i pneitum i_ .egard to -!;very in the Territo
ries is th~ vc."F least obj-3.etir> we ftcl fo nir_. '
The District Conventions.
A writer in the Rockingham Register nomi
nates Hiram L. Onie, of Augusta, and Robert A.
Gray, of Rockingham, as delegates from tbis
District to tbe Charleston Convention, and reo
ommends tbem as "national Democrats," un
fettered by personal preferences. The District
Convention to elect delegates to Charleston will
meet in Harrisonburg on the 9th of April.
The Convention for tiie Fourteenth Electoral
District, wbicb met at Parkersburg on the loth,
elected Hunter delegates by about two thousand
majority. It is reported that the Hunter men
in Louisa county played a shabby trick upon tbe
friends of Gov. Wise, at their meeting to appoint
delegates to the District Convention, on the 12th
inst. A resolution iv favor of W T ise having been
offered and supported by a large majority, a
division was called for, and the majority going
out of tbe hall to allow the votes lo be counted,
the minority availed themselves of tbe opportu
nity to break up the meeticg! The Wise men
in Albemarle also are complaining of unfair deal
ing in that county.
Tbe Convention which met at Norfolk on
the 16th, was unanimous iv expressing a prefer
ence for Governor Wise. The Winchester and
Wheeling Districts have gone for Senator Hun
ter, so far, therefore, Hunter has three Dis
tricts, and Wise one.
North British Review.
The February number of this publication, re
cently issued by Messrs. L. Scott & Co., of New
York, is one of more than usual interest, _s will
be seen by the following table of contents: 1.
Salon Life—Madame Racamier, 2. Coast Defen
ces and Rifle Corps, 8. Erasmus as a Satirist. 4.
The -Science of Scripture, 5. Austria, 6. Form
and Color, 7. We-leyan Methodism, 8. Ceylon
and the Singhalese, 9. Professor George Wilson,
10. Fossil Footprints, 11. Recent Publications.
The present is a favorable time to begin new
subscriptions. Tho price of the four Reviews
and Blackwood's Magazine is $10, for any two
$5, or for any one $8.
Sunday Trains.
It will be seen by au advertisement in anoth
er column tbat the Directors of the Central
Railroad have determined to discontinue tbe
running of Sunday trains, between Gordonsviile
and Stannton, after the first ot April. We are
very much gratified at this action of the Board,
and hope tbat before long they vvill see fit to
such trains over the whole line.
Board at Charleston.
The landlords at' Charleston say, in excuse for
the high price of $5 a day which they propose <
charging boarders during the session of tbe t
Democratic National Convention, that the most
exorbitant rates are demanded of them for all
the food they will need. Beef is already selling
at Charleston at. twenty-five cents a pound. —
A New York letter says that many of the
"Roughs" of that city, who had determined to
go, have changed their minds siuce they heard of
the price of board in Charleston. If this be so
the landlords will have accomplished one good
object, but we imagine that the "Roughs" will
not be so easily turned aside from their purpose.
They can charter steamers to go by water, and
lodge on board when they arrive. Arrange
ments are in progress for chartering the steamer
Yorktown, for the use of the Virginia delegates
and others who wish to attend the Convention,
at $_5 each the round trip, the passengers to
, make the steamer their head quarters for eating
and sleeping during the stay at Charleston.
1 It is stated, however, that the National Dem
■ ocratic Committee are considering the question
l of changing the place of meeting. Complaints
- of exorbitant charges are not made .'.gainst the
" hotel keepers alone, but $50 per day will be
charged for the use of parlors, and $250 per day
) for a public hall. Such extortion is in the high
? est degree discreditable to the people of Cbarlee
i ton.
Both Richmond and Baltimore are putting in
- their claims for th© Convention. The former
t tenders the use of the African Church, and the
- latter promises that the hotel keepers will de
r maud nothing more than the usual rate of charg
j- es. But some of the newspapers say that the
- Cincinnati Convention having fixed the place of
i meeting, the National Committee has no power
i to change it.
New Books.
The Historical Evidences of the Truth of the
Scripture Record*. By Geo. Rawlinson, M.
A. Boston, Could & Lincoln. Price, $1.25.
It is impossible to speak too highly of this in
teresting and valuable work. Mr. Rawlinson is
a minister of t_e Church of Englaud, editor of
tbe "History of Herodotus" &c, and a brother of
Sir Henry Rawlinson, the celebrated explorer of
the ruins of Nineveh and Babylon. It embraces
eight lectures delivered in the Oxford Universi
ty pulpit, in the year 1859, on what is called
"the Bampton Foundation," the Rev. John
Bampton having made a bequest to the Univer
sity of Oxford for the endowment of eight lec
tures annually in defence of the Christian relig
ion. The author takes the writings of the Old
and new Testaments, and, waiving the question
of thew* inspiration, views them as a mass of
documents subject to the laws, and to be judged
by the principles of historical criticism, discuss
ing their genuineness and vindicating their au
theiiticity. A vast fund of historical learning
and all tho discoveries of modern times in the
valleys of the Euphrates and the Nile, are
brought to boar upon the subject.
Goithold's Emblems, published by the same
house, and advertised in another column, wili be
found very attractive, both on account of its
contents and the handsome style in which it is
printed. Messrs. Gould & Lincoln are confer
ring great benefits upon the country by the
works which issue from their press.
The Augusta Delegates.
The Richmond Index, in its personal sketches
of the members of the House of Delegates, no
tices the delegates from this county as follows:
Bolivar Christian, of Augusta, is a lawyer,
but Lading a life of "single blessedness," Which
is wrong for so clever a gentleman. No repre
seat-five on the floor of tho House excels him in
working for the interests of his constituents; in
fact, he is an invaluable member, and never
flags In his devotion to the great interests of the
State, as well as the institutions for the unfor
tunate which are situated in his couuty. As a
parliamentarian, he has few equals of his age.
Nathaniel Massie, of Augusta, is an ex-mer
chant, and a married man. He is a gentleman
of the "old school," and well qualified, in every
way, for a good working representative. No
man in the House has the respect of its mem
bers more than Nathaniel Massie.
J. Marshall McCue, of Augusta, is a farmer,
and single. He is a most ardent admirer of the
ladies, and, as a consequence, is a great "ladies
man." It is somewhat remarkable, however,
that "Cupid's arrow" has failed to make a lodg
ment in his heart, as he is now old enough to
come under "Ballard's Bachelor Bill." Is an
exceedingly clever gentleman—possessing a good
mind, and well fitted to fill the place he occu
pies. Augusta is well represented by her trio
of Massie, McCue and Christian.
A Rare Offer I
; Some days ago one of the editors of this paper
, received by mail, a letter dated Wilmington,
Delaware, March 1,1860, and signed H. R. Hood
& Co. These gentlemen are "agents and au
thorized dealers for tbe consolidated Lotteries
of Delaware." They propose to sell us a pack
age of twenty-six Lottery tickets, for "the cost
of only $20," which tbey guarantee will draw
- least $200! Their object is to secure our in
fluence in tbis locality, and they ask us to regard
tbe proposition as "strictly confidential." We
will be candid enough witb Messrs. Hood & Co.
to inform them that we lack confidence in tbeir
guarantee, and therefore suggest that they send
v* two hundred dollars minus the twenty. It
will amouut to tbe same thing, and save us the
trouble, to say nothing of the risk, of remitting
tbe price of the tickets. Messrs. Hood & Co.
will please excuse us for exposing tbeir villa
nous proposition, although it comes under the
garb of a confidential communication.
The Tax Bill.
The House of Delegates, with the view of in
creasing tbe revenue and encouraging foreign,
trade and home manufactures, has added a
clause to the tax bill imposing a tax of one per
cent, upon the sales of merchants, except articles
ot direct importation from foreign portu and ar
ticles manufactured in the Slate. The matter
has created a great excitement iv Richmond, and
the merchants have held a meeting to protest a
gainst the passage of the bill. Sugar, molasses
and rum from tbe West Indies would be exempt
from tax, and the Southern States which pro
duce those articles would be discriminated a
gainst. It is said also tbat a mercantile firm in
Baltimore, whoso annual sales amount to $500,-
--000, pay a tax of $140, while a Virginia mer
chant doing the same amount of business would,
under the law alluded to, be required to pay
$5,000! The merchants of Alexandria, Norfolk
and Wheeling have also held meetings and re
monstrated against the tax.
Harper's Ferry Expenses.
It is rumored that tho claims put in on ac
count of the Harper's Ferry affair amount to one
million of dollars. Tbe Senate has adopted a
resolution calling upon the Commissioners to re
port the items in full. A large part of these
claims must be for constructive services. As
Mr. Stuart said in his speech in the Senate, that
kind of patriotism which seeks to run its arm
elbow-deep into the Treasury, ought to be repu
diated. See proceedings of the House on Satur
day.
T_n_ Witcfiei* Examination. —The examina
tion of Capt. Vincent Witcher, for the killing of
the Messrs. Clement, some eight or ten days ago,
in Franklin county, resulted in bis being com
mitted for trial. The Lynchburg Republican
learns, that bail was refused and the prisoner re
manded to jail. Mr. Smith and the eon of Mr.
Witcher, wbo were also implicated, have been
sent on for trial before an examining court,
which will meet on Monday next.
STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL .ADVERTISER.
Legislature of Virginia.
Monday, March 12th.— Senate. —A communi- j
cation from the Governor, recommending an ex
tension of the session, wa- received. It says:— j
"There are now in various stages of forward-1
uess, between both Houses, no less than 160
bills." Also a communication recommending'
the publication, for the use of the State, of a
work on military tactics, by Maj. Gilliam, of the
Va. Military Institute.
On motion of Mr. Stuart, the resolutions for
an extension of the session were taken up. It
was determined, by a vote of 30 to 12, to extend
the session ••for a term not exceeding that al
lowed by the Gon_titution"—in other words to
the 2nd of April.
A bill to pay the Commonwealth's Attorney
of Jefferson county $300 for extra services, was
introduced and read. It was advocated by
Messrs. Thomas and Wickham, and opposed by
Messrs. Stuart and Douglas.
A joint resolution for the purchase of a new
uniform for the Jefferson Guards, of Charles
town, was passed.
The Bank bill was taken up. Mr. Newlon
moved that the Senate recede from their substi
tute. Messrs. Beale, Stuart and Douglas op
posed the House amendment, and Mr. Thomas,
of F., advocated it; and pending the question,
the Senate adjourned.
House. —The joint resolution for extending
the session to the 2nd of April was concurred in
—ayes 95, noes 38.
The bill making special provisions and im
posing penalties in certain cases of traffic with
the slaves and free negroes of this Common
wealth, was passed.
The tax bill was taken up and variously a
rifcnded.
Tuesday.— Senate. —The Senate tax bill was
, taken up and passed. Mr. Brannon stated that
it would increase the revenue of tho Comnion
' wealth at ltast $150,000, without any increase
• iv the rate of taxation.
The Governor transmitted a communication
) from Hon. P. B. Starke, the Commissioner
, from Mississippi, returning acknowledgments
for courtesies lately received as the guest of the
• State.
The House amendment to the Bank Redemp
tion law, lately passed by the Senate, was dis
cussed.
5 House.— The bill for selling into slavery free
• negroes convicted of certain crimes was passed,
• and the Senate joint resolution to furnish new
- uniforms to the Jefferson Guards was concurred
s in.
£ The General Tax bill was discussed till the
hour of adjournment. A motion to license faro
- banks was voted down, aud all efforts to re
f lieve salaries from taxation failed. As the bill
3 now stands all salaries of public officers and
others are taxed.
Wednesday.— Senate. —Resolutions were a
dopted calling ou the Auditing Board of Har
per's Ferry expenses, for a detailed statement of
he present standing of the affair. A bill was
reported amending the act passed for establish
ing a State Armory, &c. The further consider
ation of a substitute for the bill to amend the
charter ot the James River and Kanawha Com
pany was postponed till next Tuesday. A very
long and interesting correspondence between
Gov. Letcher aud the Governor of Ohio, relative
to the surrender of Merriam, one of John
Brown's men, was read. The bill concerning
bank redemption will come up for final action
next Wednesday.
House —Most of the day was consumed in dis
cussing sections of the bill imposing taxes for
the support of government. An important fea
ture was added—to lax merchants on the actual
amount of their sales. It charges 1 per cent,
on the sales of merchants, exempting entirely all
goods of direct importation and all goods made
or bought ia Virginia.
Thursday.— Senate. —The bill increasing the
salary of the Auditor to $3000 was rejected.
The Committee oa Military Affairs reported
adversely to publishing Maj. Gilliam's work on
military tactics.
A bill for the relief of Simon Coiner, of Au
gusta, was passed.
House.—A number of bills were passed.—
Nothing of interest.
Friday.— Senate.- -The Committee cf Courts
of Justice recommended the rejection of the bill
authorizing the sale iuto slavery of free negroes
.-eutonced to receive certain punishment.
House. —A large number of Senate bills were
passed, among them one to pay the proprietors
of tho .Exchange Hotel $995,93 for enteitaiuing
Gen Starke, Commissioner from Mississippi.
The bill chartering the Richmond & Lynch
burg Railroad was discussed. The voto being
taken it was found that no quorum was present.
Saturday.— Senate. —Nothing of interest.
House. —The Board of Commissioners report
ed th-.. the whole expense of the Harper's Fer
ry invasion will probably reach $200,000, and
should this be the case an additional appropria
tion oi $27,000 will be necessary. The total ap
propriation thus far is $225,000; total claims
presented, allowed or paid, $36,274; makiug a
deficit of $11,274.12 should no further claims be
presented.
, For the Spectatoi\
Messrs. Editors: —We could but observe the
invidious effusion of "A Voter" in your last is
sue. He tells us "there are eight or nine(?) cau
i didates for the office of Sheriff, and knowing
them all personally to be gentlemen of the high
est grade, I have naught to set down iv malice
against any one of them." Yet, what does he
do in the very succeeding sentence, but imply a
doubt of the veracity ot all these geutlemen of
tbe highest grade? He informs the voters of
the lower end of the couuty "if you want a man
for Sheriff, free from all combination, &c.f he
can tell you who to vote for. Now why those
italics ? Have not all the candidates answered
tbe interrogatories of "Long Glade and Mossy
Creek," telling us there was
Perhaps "A Voter" don't take the papers, or
does be think tbe reply of bis favorite requires
"A Voter" as endorser ? Besides, "A Voter"
has misrepresented the result at "bis last election.'
Upon an examination of the poll books we find,
in the aggregate, 35 votes cast for another, and
we are informed lhat the other was not a regu
lar candidate, yet, was voted for from personal
preference.
We hope the candidates may be allowed a free,
untrameled race, and a merry time of it, and
trust none will be incommoded by
"Stake- on the bob-tail nag,
While somebody bets on the bay."
Our choice for Sheriff will be made known in
May next by A Majority of Voters.
Wiiig State Central Executive and Cor
responding Committee.—The President of the
late Whig Convention has appointed the follow
ing Committee in obedience to the instructions
of tbe Convention:
Richmond City—R. T. Daniel, Wm. H. Mac
tarland, H. K. Edysoo, A. J. Crane, Chas. Pal
mer, A. B. Guigm, J. W. Wright, Marmaduke
Johnson, J. R. Fisher, Luther Libby, Andrew
Johnson, George Whitfield, Wyndbam Robert
son, Dr. Jobn Dove, R. Ridgway, Francis J.
Smith, Jos. Brammell, P. R. Gratton, S. F. Adie,
J. R. Crenshaw, Toos. E. Ballard, T. B. P. In
graham, Geo. W. Smith, T. J. Evans, Jobn C.
Shields.
Ist Electoral District, Sam'l Watts, Ports
mouth ; 2nd, J. Bingham, Petersburg; 3rd, T.
S. Flournoy, Halifax co. ; 4th, D. J. Woodfffi,
Buckingham co.; sth, Wm. H. Southall, Albe
marle co.; 6th, Wm. C. Wickham, Hanover co.;
7th, Joseph Segar, Elizabeth city; Bth, Alex. A.
Little, Fredericksburg; 9th, Lewis W.McKenzie
Alexandria co.; 10th, Phillip Williams, Freder
ick co; 11th, John B. Baldwin, Staunton ; 12th,
Ti.os. Matthews, Lewisburg, Greenbrier co.;
13th, Jos. T. Campbell, Washington co.; 14th,
Daniel Frost, Jackson, co; 15th, A. B. CaldwelL
Ohio co.
Stevens and Hazlett-.—The execution of Ste
vens and Hazlett took place at Charlestown, on
Friday, the 16th, in the presence of a vast as
semblage of spectators, who flocked in from the
surrounding country in vast numbers, there be
ing no military law to prevent tbeir tree ingress
aud egress.
At eight minutes past twelve o'clock, after
bidding adieu to their jailors and friends on the
gallows, tbe ropes were attached to their necks
and they were swung off. Hazlett seemed to
die very easy ; but Stevens, who was a power
ful and elegant-formed man, with ptrong muscu
lar development, struggled for a considerable
time and appeared to suffer very much.
Both Hazlett and Stevens exhibited great |
firmness and resignation, fully equal to tbat dis- ,
played by Captain Brown aud their otber com- •
pamons in the Harper's Ferry insurrection.
There were no religious exercises on the gal
lows, as they persisted in refusing all the kindly
offers of the ministry to comfort tbem in their
last moments.
Thirty-Sixth Congress—First Session.
Monday, March 12, IB6o.—Senate.— After
the morning hour, the Senate took up the case of
Mr. Hyatt, the contumacious witness in the Har
per's Ferry Investigation, and finally directed
his committal to the common jail vi til willing
to testify. The vote stood 44 to 10.
House. —The Homestead bill, giving to every
head of a homestead on the public lands
on condition of occupation and cultivation, was
passed—yeas 114, nays 66. The bill providing
for the payment of outstanding treasury notes,
authorizing a Government loan, and regulating j
and fixing the duties on foreign imports, was re- J
reported from the Committee on Ways and
Means.
Tuesday.— Senate.— Mr. Toombs introduced a
bill to establish a uniform law on the subject of
bankruptcies. The Homestead bill was made
the order of tbe day for Thursday next—yeas
31, nays 21. The bill to amend the act for the]
establishment of the Court of Claims was then!
taken up. I
House.— The House passed the bill inviting]
proposals for carrying the mail between the At
lantic and Pacific States. In Committee of the
Whole Mr. Kellogg, of Illinois, made a speechj
reiterating h ; s charge of a conference between"
the editor of the New York Tribune and Mr.
Douglas, the object being to devise measures to
secure the return of the latter to the Senate.—
The speech excited much interest.
Wednesday.-— Senate.— Mr. Wigfall's amend
ment to the Military Academy bill making an
appropriation for a regiment of mounted volun
j teers to be employed in defending the Texan
frontier was adopted.
House. —A number of bills and resolutions
were reported, chiefly from the Judiciary Com
mittee. Among them is an act to prevent and
punish polygamy in the Territories. Also reso
lutions instructing the Committee to inquire as
to the legality of slavery in the Territories, the
propriety of paying the Spanish claims in the
Amistad case, aud whether additional legisla-'
tion is necessary to carry out the constitutional
clause for the rendition of fugitives.
Mr. Curry, of Alabama, made a speech, insist
ing on protection to slavery in the Territories.—
Mr. Vance, of North Carolina, made a speech
in justification of slavery.
Thursday.— Senate. —After some business ot
no interest, the Senate went into Executive ses
sion.
House.— Nearly all of the session was occupied
in amending the rules of the House.
Friday.— Senate. —The bill providing for the
sale of arms by the Government to the different
States was discussed. Adjourned till Monday.
House. —Nearly all day was occupied in con
sidering amendments to the rule.
For the Spectator.
Election of Judge.
The assault made by Mr. Fultz upon the offi
cial fidelity and efficiency of Judge Thompson
bas not only failed to injure the Judge, but has
recoiltd upon its author witb such force and ef
fect that some of bis friends consider bim a per
secuted lllUlli
Tbe records to which Mr. Fultz himself ap
pealed in support of his charges turned out to be
most conclusive evidence in Judge Thompson's
favor, and it now appears that in "waking up
the bleeping Docket" Mr. Fultz has "waked up
the wrong passenger." ■
There is one matter connected with this
charge of delaying the business of tbe Court--,
wbicb bas not yet been noticed, and whic!.
seems to me to be worthy ot public attention as
illustrating the disposition to throw upon tbe
Judge the blame which properly belongs to the
lawyers and their clients.
It must bave occurred to many persons to in
quire whether the law does not furnish some
means ot compelling a Judge to discbarge bis
duties, and it so how it lias happened that Mr.
Fultz has all tbis time submitted to the delays ot
wbicb he now complains.
In the Code of Virginia, page 671, § 3, will bo
found the following provision : "§ 3. Any party
asking tbe Court to bear a case, may, if the
Court refu.*e to bear it, have bis application
spread upon the record, with a statement of the
tacts in relation thereto. A copy of such state
ment shall bo transmitted to tbe General Court,
which may thereupon award a mandamus to
compel a bearing of tbe e-ise, or remove the
same to the General Court, or another Circuit
Court. Tbe Cleik of the General Court shall
annually, before iix\ 20th day of December,
transmit to tbe General Assembly copies of any
such statements received by him during the year
e;iding on tbe loth day ot that month, and also
: copies of the proceedings of the General Conrt
during the sa;d year, ou the same or any former
statements, lor wbich copies the Clerk"sball be
paid out of the treasury."
Since the new Constitution tbe Court of Ap
peals is substituted for the General Court.
Here then we have tbe means of speeding
causes and at tbe same timeot bringing tbe mis
conduct of the Judge to the attention ot tbe Gen
era! Assembly whose duty it is in a proper case
to remove him from office.
_Tow I presume Mr. Fultz has hardly underta
ken to complain of delays in the business ot oth
er lawyers; it would hardly do for him to act
the champion for those who admit no grievance.
If in bis own business he has known Judge
Thompson to delay cases improperly or to refuse
to hear them without just cause, now will be
explain to bis clients and to tho public tbe fact
that having always had in his pnw«r so complete
and efficient a remedy be has wholly failed and
neglected to make use of it in vindication of
rights committed to bis care and wbicb be was
sworn to protect and defend.
Why does be call upon tbe people to remedy
what has ail along been within his own power?
With what face can he call upou Hercules when
be bas refused to put bis own shoulder to tbe
wheel ? Is be prepared to admit that tbe desire
to get Judge Thompson's office, is a stronger mo
tive witb bim thau bis sworn duty to bis clients ?
It. L. J.
For the Spectator.
To Middle River and North Mountain.
We know, and we are satisfied, that neither
the present Sheriff nor bis deputies will ride for
Col. Lilley as a deputy during tho next term oi
tbe Sheriffalty. And if Middle River and North
Mountain will carefully read bis card in the
Vindicator of Feb. 3d., tbey will be of the same
opinion ; and further, we know that Col. Lilley
is no paper shaver, or speculator in that line ;
aud we know that any collections made by him
or through bis deputies, would be promptly
paid over. Col. Lilley bas a high regard for the
present Sheriff and his deputies. Tiieir official
conduct may bave raised them in public estima
tion until they are like Ca3sar's wife, "beyond
suspicion." Still he is of opinion there aro "oth
er citizens of the county, wbo could fill tbeir
places equally as well. The tendency of tbeir
inexpressible aud almost uncontrollable sympa
thetic affections for another candidate, might
have had some influence in determining bim not
to subject those deputies to the necessity of in
serting a notice in the county papers that "they
would not ride for any other mauthan ,"
their choice, as some of tbem did four years ago
with one ot the present candidates when be was
out for tbe same office.
We see in your last issue a card under the
signature of "A Voter," extolling one of the
candidates, (wbo is at this time on an election
eering tour in the lower end of the county, witb
all bis modesty and independence.) We pre
sume "A Voter" did not get his information
from tbe poll-books of tbe district, when stating
that be received every vote in the district ex
cept four, or if he bad he would have perceived
that he bad made a little mistake. It has been
asserted tbat he would not los 6 a vote ia the
Greenville distriot; but if he obtains one-half
of them, we believe be will bo doing a very fair
business in electioneering regardless of bis mod
esty. He is not ruuning this race alone as in
former times, wben balf a dozen votes would
have elected him, if his opponent only got four.
The friends of one, or the candidate himself, ur
ges, in his favor, as we learn, a claim of unre
quited public service. We are of opinion Col.
Lilley has as large a claim of tbat sort as any
other candidate. He served about 16 years as a
Justice of the Peace, and served in several oth
er offices for about the same pay. Regardless ot
any claim in tb_t way, we are of the opinion
that tbe chance for an entirely new Sheriffalty
will be more easily accomplished through bim
than by any other candidate now before the
people. With that object in view, we bave no
doubt that it successful, it will be generally a
gratification to the people, and particularly to
those in favor of
Rotation and Opposition.
According to the official statement, the Har
per's Ferry raid has cost the State in money two j
hundred and sixty thousand dollars. 1
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Judicial Election.
Mem's. Editors: —According to my promise
in your paper of the 28th February, I now pro
ceed to the examination of the subjects in rela
tion to the judicial election in this circuit, as
therein indicated.
The natural order in which the different sub
jects appear to be suggested, seems to require
that the manner and means by which Judge
Thompson was brought before the public as a
candidate should receive the first consideration.
These subjects, therefore, will be the first con
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odious act should be repealed. The petitions of
the people against the unjust act were rejected.
Was the invasion of the rights of the people oa
the Colonies, as thought to have been indicated
by the oircumstances, really intended by the
British government? Let trie mighty conse
quences which followed answer the question.—
What was then thought to be indicated by the
circumstances, has long sinca become the truth
of history, and confirmed by the independence
of the Colonies, achieved by a seven year's war
with Great Britain ; by the illustrious character
ot Washington in leading the armies and fight
ing fhe battles of freedom ; by our unequaled
Federal Constitution, an d more by a great and
mighty nation, the home of more than thirty
millions of free and happy people having the
motto engraven upon their hearts that the price
of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Is there any analogy between the circum
stances thus believed to have fore-shadowed these
gieat events and now proven to have been their
indication, and those by which Judge Thomp
son became a candidate for the Judicial Office
of this Circuit ? It is believed there is, and I
now propose to examine the circumstances rela
tive to Judge Thompson's becoming a candidate
and show that analogy.
By the Constitution of Virginia, adopted June
29, 1776, the Judges were appointed by a joint
baliot of the two Houses of Assembly, and com
missioned by the Governor to continue in office
during good behavior. The character of their
appointment, and the condition of their contin
uing in office together with causes and means of
removal virtually gave them the office for life,
without regard to their fitness to perform the
duties required. It is true a Judge was liable to
be removed for mal administration, corruption,
or incapacity, had the constitutional provision
been more free from difficulties and thus avail
able for that purpose. The mere incapacity oi
advancing age, while he had even an imperfect
command of the faculties of his mind and could
get to the court-room, was no sufficient cause
for removal of a judge; because no Virginian
with a Virginia heart, however ranch aggrieved,
could have asked, that a judge be romoved for
such a cause, and have taken steps to accompli*-b
the object; but, if so, then such a person would
have been driven from the tribunal, with indig
nation and scorn, and from Virginia a3 obnox
ious to her spirit find institutions.
Then, to have removed a Judge for any cause,
if that had been even possible, it would have
been for "mal-administration or corruption."—
Could it have been done for these? I recollect
of no removal, though I do remember one case
where the attempt waa made, ou account of al
leged official misconduct. The removal of the
Judge was not accomplished ; and it was possi
bly right that it so -resulted.
The difficulty to remove a Judge was this :—
the offence charged to have been committed, as
well as the evidence to establish it, had to be
submitted to the House of Delegates for its de
cision, whether the charge was proper, and the
evidence sufficient to sustain it. If these ques
tions were decided in the affirmative, the House
might impeach the Judge so accused, to be pros
ecuted in the Court of Appeals; and "if found
guilty, he was to be forever disabled to hold of
fice under Government, or removed from such
office pro tempore, or subjected to such pains or
penalties as the law should direct" according to
the judgment of that Court. Here it will be
perceived that there were three penalties pre
scribed to the conviction of a Judge, whatever
may have been his offence. By the first he was
removed from office forever; by the secaud, only
removed pro tempore, or suspended from his of
fice for a time; aud by the third, no removal at
all, but merely "subjected to pains or penalties,"
as the Court should decide.
By the sixth section of the fifth article of the
amended Constitution of Virginia, adopted Jan
uary 14th, 1830, "a Judge could be removed
from office by a concurrent vote of both houses
of tbe General Assembly; but two-thirds of the
members had to concur in such vote." This
was a modification of tbe Constitution adopted
29th June, 1776, as to the plan of removing a
Judge; but there was no change made as to his
election. With this modification, the law, as to
election, tenure of office, and removal of a Judge,
continued tbe same until the amended Constitu
tion of August Ist, 1851, was adopted and went
into operation. Tbe evils of tbis system of elec
tion and removal Irom office are manifest.—
When a vacancy occurred iv the Judiciary, the
moral and legal qualifications of the candidate
to fill the place were not so much considered as
bis party predilections, zeal and service, or bis
family intlueuce. Added to the evil and to its
aggravation, the members of the General Assem
bly, except those representing the vacant Cir
cuit, being from the more or loss distant coun
ties of the State, and thus such strangers to tbe
material of tho Circuit, were more or less depen
dent upon the information furnished them by the
representatives of that Circuit, to enable tbem
to make a choice. Did tbey always seek that
information? and if so, were tbe representations
able to give it ? I imagine not. In tbis way,
the Judge must bave been nearly always thus
virtually elected by tbe representatives of his
Circuit, numbering usually from eight to ten in
dividuals. But, as a compensation for this ap
parent evil, I do believe those eight or ten were
generally lawyers. Junius.
Virginia. Courtesy.—Mr. Sennott, counsel
for Stevens and Hazlett, who were executed at
Charlestown, Va., on Friday last, in a letter to
the Richmond Euqniier says:
"Gov. Letcher gave me no 'assurances' of any
sort except a very kind promise of au introduc
tion to some Judge of the Court *of Appeals, if
I came here to conduct Stevens' Appeal from the
Circuit Court. The hearing before the commit
tee so generously accorded to me, was. obtained
by going up to the Capitol, accosting tbe first
Senator I met, stating my errand and my name,
and asking for it! I never was in the city be
fore, and had not a single acquaintance in it!
i may mistake, but I do not believe that such a
courteous, rnagtianimotts action would be per
formed for a person coming upon such an errand
by any other Legislature iv tbfl world. I will!
add that in other parts ot Virginia I have beeu j
well treated* but here, I have experienced a!
hospitaiity that 1 have as yet done nothing to 1
merit —tbat no stranger could have a right to ex ;
pect, and that will make me remember the city
of Kicbuioud very long. i
For the Spectator.
To the Editors of the Spectator.
Messrs. Editors .-—The dog that was hnng fo:
j worrying sheep rejoiced in the name of "Brutus'
—the negro who was whipped for stealing,
chickens was called "Caesar"—many poor idiol
sons have been christened "George Washington'
by their hoping and partial parents. Fancy,
vanity, or caprice can give any name to any
thing ; and therefore it is not surprising thai
your magniloquent correspondent, who prancec 1
into the arena a few weeks ago, calling upoc
the World to stand still and listen, while he,
"constrained by a sense of justice to the commu
nity—as well as to the two distinguished gen
tlemen now candidates before the public, for th«
important aud responsible office of Judge,'
should "examine carefully and fairly the pre
tensions of the respective candidates, and theii
respective qualifications for the high position,'
and who now stands confessed the unscrupulous
partizan of one of them, and too much prejudicec
against the other and his friends to do them tin
justice which truth demands, should arrogate tc
himself the great name pf "Junius."
It seems that this "second Daniel come tc
judgment," thh just and carejully fair man, in
stigated by no consideration but that of ex
pounding to his fellow-citizens the just preten
sions and qualifications of "two distinguished
gentlemen has been knocked into pie, lashed
into fury, and, "with great reluctance,' I drive
"to the uecessity oi diverging from the plan pro
posed," when he modestly ordered "silence" in
the world, by the unpretending effort of yout
correspondent "Z"—not to assail Mr. Fultz, buf
simply to defend Judge Thompson against Air.
Fultz's charges, made over his own name, a
gainst his honorable and unoffending competitor.
Was that defence founded in truth? The great
"Junius"does uot question it; he does not pre
tend that wh_t is called the "deeping docket"
is not eutirely made up, as "Z" affirmed, of
causes nor ready tor trial. It he would venture
such denial, the record would put him to shame
—for there the list of causes stands to speak for
itself. There are about sixty—all told ; and hie
friend Mr. Fultz is marked as counsel to ten ot
them. Surely his great advocate will not pre
tend that Mr. Fultz would have submitted in
silence to have his clients put upon the "sleep
ing docket" if any thing could be done in the
case. Surely he will do him the justice to be
lieve, that the interests of his clients, and his
duty to them, would, without the spur of a can
vass for the office of Judge, have compelled him,
long since, to tell, tiiat "secret out of school" a
, bout "that sleeping docket" if their causes, being
ready for trial, had been put there to sleep.—
j But the wonderful wisdom of "Junius" has con
l*j ceived this briiiiant idea, that though none of
"these cases are ready for trial, yet they should
placed on the issue docket, "so as to arouse
thqm from tlpeir sleep at least twice a year and
se . they v,anted any attention." Well, this
is a rp'K-stiou oi expediency, convenience and or
der, in reference to which, this wonderful man
thiuks oi c way-, while the experience of lawyers,
clerks and Tn-'ges has brought them to a differ
ent conciusic . "Junius" may be right after all,
and when he becomes to be Judge we shall see
what we shall see. If Mr. Fultz in his card had
admitted what his friend uov virtually admits,
that this docket was made up of causes nut ready
for trial, and merely suggested, as his friend now
suggests, that they should be called over twice a
year "to see if they wanted any attention," "Z"
would never have written a word on the ques
tion, but would have left, it, as one of very small
consequence, for the people to decide. But Mr.
Fultz did not ohoose to do so. He entitled it
"that long continued relic of justice delayed, en
tailed upon us by an irresponsible Judiciary,"
and delared that it should "be waked up and
no longer have a place on our records." Will
the "fair" and "just" author of "Junius" pretend
that he only meant by this announcement in his
card to remove tiiese causes from one list to an
other, and let them sleep on ? Was that the
waking up ho intended? Why then did he call
it "a relic of justice delayed?" Why did he
declare it should "no longer have a place on the
records?" Would it not still be on the record,
if only removed from one page of the docket
book to auother? Could it justly be termed a
"relic of justice delayed, entailed upon us by an
irresponsible Judiciary," if it was only a list of
casusesin which all had been done that could be
done, and which only waited for the future ne
cessity of further action ? Is it possible that
the friends af Mr. Fultz are now driven to the
pretension, that by that remarkable sentence, he
did not mean any charge oi inefficiency or want
of industry in the present Judge ; but only meant
as a matter ot expediency ai.d convenience, be
would transfer the cause.*- from the "sleeping
dockot" to the "issue docket," and let them
-leep ou, just as they do now, till "they wanted
attention?" If this is what was meant, let it
b a spoken out; let the people understand clearly
that Mr. Fultz did not intend to charge ineffi
ciency on his competitor, by his reference to this
sleeping docket, and "Z" is content —that his
explanation of that docket shall go for nothing.
He did not write for victory, or to criminate any
one, but simply to do justice to an upright and
faithful public seivaut, whom he considered
most unjustly assailed. This wonderful man,
"Junius," complains of "Z" for saying that "Mr.
Fultz had ventured to charge his opponent with
inefficiency and neglect oi duty, such as, if cou
tinued, tiie wheels of justice, already retarded
in their movement, must soon cease to roli on,"
and informs us that he "got Mr. Fultz's card and
read it carefully, and mirabile dictu! (which
means in plain English, 'Wonderful to be told')
he could not find Judge Thompson's name, even,
iv the whole card." Is the admirable "Junius"
—that fair, just, and impartial teacher of the
people, driven to rest the defence of his friend,
on a disreputable quibble? lie plainly means
to be understood that Mr. Fultz, in his card, has
uot made the charge of iuefficiency or neglect ot
duty against Judge Thompson. Does "Junius"
speak in earnest and by authority ? The hair
spun sophistry of his positions would seem to
indic_to that lie did. And so, after the honest
aud well-meaning voters**,!' tho Circuit had
been led to believe, for the last two months,
that iheit* Judge was an idle and unfaithful drone,
(tor uo fair-minded man can read those cards
and come to any other conclusion, if he believes
their author) after the charge had been triumph
al Uy refuted by the records of the county, and
the Judge demonstrated to have been persecuted
and calumniated, his accusers come forward and
say they never meant to make such charges a
gainsthim; that they cannot find "his name,
even," in connection with the charge ; that they
are innocent of any such persecution aud ca
lumny ; that they meant somebody else, and cer
tainly not Judge Thompson. Well, this is very
satisfactory so far as Judge Thompson is con
cerned, and let me assure the redoubtable "Ju
nius" that if tho "Z" could have
understood Mr. Fultz's card in the way it has
been explained to him, he never would have
written a word, with all his imputed malignity
agaiust Mr. Fultz. But if Mr. Fultz did not
meau Judge Thompson, we simple-minded peo
pie are all dyi-g of curiosity to know whom he
did mean ? We look with eager impatience to
the brilliant intellect of "Junius" to enlighten us.
Yes, dear "Junius"—wbo —tell us wbo "has re
tarded tbe wheels of justice" so that they must
"soon cease to roll i>n?" You say it was not Judge
Thomson—that he is not even named in connec
tion with the foul charge. Then wbo is it, thou
brilliant star of our hopes—tell us, that we "may
immolate the criminal. There are many things
we would like to know of thee—such as bow
thy alluring eye detected the malignity of those
writers in tbe Spectator and the Vindicator ?—
"Z" and others were simple enough to suppose
they were merely defending Judge Tbompson a
against charges that they (unwisely as it now ap
pears) supposed had beeu made upon bim—that
they had refrained from bringing into question
at all the merits or fitness of your friend Mr.
Fultz, whatever they may have thought ol them.
But thy eagle eye, O, p&ragap ol fairness, jus
tice and impartiality ! bath discovered the lurk
\ntr malignity which thou bast "rarely known
equalled." Thou hast bravely disclosed that
they "assailed and tortured" thy honorable
friend. Dear "Juuins"—you should not suffer
that World, wbich you have held listening on
tip-toe, for tbe last three weeks, to die iv igno
rance of the reasonings by whioh you arrived !
at your conclusions. You owe it to tbat cause j
of justice wbich you worship, to extract from
those communications, and expose to tbe light, i
every word and sentence which indicates tbat
maliguity, and assails aud tort tires your friend.]
Tho cbiug bad eluded the vision of duller mor
tals but it would bo treason to yonr higher in
ulligence to doubt, for a moment, that it is clear
to you. Pick out those guilty wcrda and sen
tences then, array them together in glaring cap-:
itals, and explain them to u> in enob simple!
phrase as we may under.-taud ami Quite with j
you in condemning. Do tbis, and in return 11
promise to satisfy your laudable curiosity, and
tell you who I am. I know yon a~e dying to be
told; but for the present will only say, dear
"Junius," you mistake me entirely. I have no
"pension," great or small. Ido not "rear back"
in walking, but am so round-shouldered that
my friends have great fear for my lungs. lam
silent and unobtrusive, to a fault ; my voice is
seldom heard, and the .'Seneca Jims" stumble
over me as they "strut." lam almost a* mod. st
as my and heartily despise all would-be
great men. So far from having a contempt for the
intelligence of the people, I am one of them my
self; one of the humblest among them, but so
highly do I appreciate their intelligence, that
I very much fear, unless my dear "Junius" ex
plains himself further, they will mistake him
for an upstart demagogue, seeking to mislead
them by false pretences, which would be a
"monstrous injustice." I have never entertained
a sentiment of hatred for Mr. Fultz, thoueh I
am far from approving him; and acknowledge*
deci-Jed partiality for Judge Thompsou, founded
naturally on the fact that he is as modest, unob
trusive and unpretending as myself—fearless of
consequences when duty prompts him—in the
words of the mighty "Junius" done into Eng
lish, "he will do justice though tho Heavens
fall." Let all who want a time serving Judge
be sure to vote against him. My bumble signa
ture is still the last of the alphabet. Z.
For the Spectator.
To Middle River and North Mountain.
I endeavored to be, and I thought I was, suffi
ciently explicit in my card in tbe Vindicator of
the 3d, and Spectator of the 7th of Feb., to sat
isfy all who had wi desire to be convinced,
that I had no intention of employing th;* present
Sheriff or any of his deputies; and that Middle
River and North Mountain and all others con
cerned may distinctly understand wl»a» I mean
by saying No, I aver that I shall not e»*if»bj t he
present Sheriff or any of his depnties duri-'g the
next terra of the Sheriffalty; neither do i ex
pect to employ any of the other candidate-- as
deputies, nor be employed by any of them.
March 15, 1860, James M. Lilley.
Gov. Letcher stated in his recent message to
the Legislature, on the subject of extending the
session, that there were before the House and
Senate 866 bills in various stages of forwardness.
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following property .*
A valuable HOUSE with a LOT of about half an A
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Also, several valuable LOTS, two of which lie be
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The titles to the above described property are clear.
To persons wishing to buy, tbe property will be
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There will also be offered f<>r sale at the same
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Terms of sale will be accommodating, and will be
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J. R. McXCTT,
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>INIA CENTRAL RAILROAIj. 1
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-• —The Board of Directors ot this compa
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iiirpose of electing a Captain aud Ist V
utenants. * l
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March 20. IB6O—V. copy. Adj't 160 th Reg't.
ATTENTION MOUNTAIN GUARD.— 4
Parade at Spring Hill on Saturday, April &
7th, at 11 o'clock, A. M., for the purpose of elect- Tfl
ing a Captain of said Company. ■*--
By order of the Colonel, G. W. IMBODEN,
March 80, IB6O—V. copy. Adj't 160 th Reg't.
TTENTION MlLlTlA.— Company II will
parade at Jacob Nell'sou the 2nd Saturday j
in April, next, at 11 o'clock, A. M., to elect a Cap- a
tain, vice Captain A. G. Fulton, removed.
By order of the Colonel, ■«•
G. W. IMBODEN, Adj't 160 th Re>-'t.
March 20,1SG0—V. copy.
PAINTS, &C.--000 lbs Lewis' Pure Lead, lioo
lbs Brooklyn Star Lead, 1000 lbs Snow While.—
Also, Oils, Brushes, Colors, Glass and Patty for sale
at p. H. TROUT & CO.
Staunton, March 20. 1860.
"VTOTlCE.— Persons having unsettled accounts
J. 1 with me connected with mv Tannery operations,
are respectfully requested to come forward and settle.
If notes are executed 'he money will not be requested.
March _, 1860—3ts. H. S. GALLAHER.
brat rate Cook and Washer-wo-
V\ mas for the balance ot the year. Apply at the
Spectator Office.
March -i>', Ir-* l ''')* _____
I?OK HIRE.- A NEGRO BLACK SMI 1 .1 , c_ng
Jf and reliable. Apply to J. A. PAI 1 .
March '20, 1860. Lovingston, Nelson •., Va.
7Tl*A__r.—36x4B, 8 x_4, L'-.x_,~>, 24x3-, .4, and

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