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Western Virginia a
MARBLE WORKS, *m [)
AT STAUNTON jjuf II
MARQUIS & KELLEY. __U_%
Staunton, April 7, 1858.
DR. W. B. YOUNG,
DRUGS, MEDICINES, PAINTS,
OILS, DYE-STUFFS. CHEMICALS, BURNING
FL UID, DAG UERREOTYPE MATERI
ALS, ALL KINDS TOILET AND
ALSO. COAL. OIL. AND LAMPS,
Staunton, July 19,1859.
«; €. YEAKLE,
JL WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWEL-Fffl
XJ.J. RY, SILVER AND gi
mM T PLAITED JWJIRE, TT.
OPPOSITE VA. HOTEL, STAUNTON, VA.
Staunton, July 17. 1860.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
r \TTILL practice m tbe Courts of Augusta and High-
He may be found at his office, adjoining the
Dec. 9, 1857.
J. M. HANGER
ATTORNEY AT LAW, STAUNTON, VA.,
WILL practice in all the Courts held in Staunton,
and in the Circuit Courts of Albemarle and
ckmgham. Office in the brick-row, in the rear of
Staunton, Dec. 30,1857.
JOHN W. MEREDITH*
JEWELRY, CLOCKS, WATCHES, &C,
Main St., Stannton, Va.
Z3T Watches and Jewelry Repaired.
Stauntou, Jan.l 7.
JOHN G. MICHIE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
WARM SPRINGS, BATH COUNTY, VA..
WILL practice in the Courts of Rath, Highland,
Pocahontas and Augusta. J_W All business
entrusted to him will be promptly attended to.
March 13, 1860. —Brno.
OCTOR JAMES B. GILKESON—Having
located in Staunton, tenders his professionalser
v" vVc£s to the public. He may be found, when not pro
essionally engaged, at the room over the Saddle and
Harness establishment of Mr. G. H. Elick, nearly op
posite the Post Office.
Staunton Feb. 8.1859—tf.
A. D. CHANDLER,
KEEPS MET ALIO GASES of all sizes, at Staun
ton and Milloorough Depot, at City Prices.
Stannton, July ly, 1859.
ROBERT D. LILLEY,
WILL attend promptly to Surveying, Platting,
Calculating and Dividing Ijand, and Locating
Staunton, June 26, iB6O.
R. JL. DOYLE,
Attorney at Law, Staunton, Va.,
WILL practice in the Courts of Augusta, Rock
bridge, Bath and Highland.
July 29, 1857.
DR. S. McDANNALD having permanently ,lo
cated in SPRING HILL, offers his professional
services to the citizens and vicinity.
May 15, 1860.
the CREDITORS OF J. H. BROWN,
JL DEC'D.—You are hereby notified to produce the
evidences of your claims against the estate of John
H. Brown, dec'd., and lile the same with me in my
ottice, on or Ociore the lst day of August next, at
which time a settlement in full of said estate will be
made. H. M. BELL, Comm'r.
WANTED.— 1000 young and likely NE- S
GROES, of both sexes, for the Southern '»
market The highest cash prices will be paid J|
for them. ~-* -
Address WILLIAM TAYLOR.
July 17.—tf.— Yin, copy. Brownsburg, Va.
£AA NEGROES WANTED.—I wish to pur
*J\J\J chase 500 likely young Negroes, of both sex
es, for the Southern market, for which I will pay tht
highest market prices in cash. My address is Staun
ton, or Middlebrook, Augusta Co., Va.
Jan. 24, 186u« J. E. CARSON.
PLASTER —The Staunton Steam Mill having
been repaired and put in working order, farmers
can now get supplies of GROUND PLASTER in any
desired quantities. E. T. ALBERTSON, Sup't.
Staunton. June 5,1850
EEF TONGUES AND SUGAR CURED
Hams, just received and for Bale by
A. M. BRUCE,
Corner Beverly and Augusta streets.
Staunton, July 10. 1860.
WHITE LEAD—2OOO &8. Lewis' Pure Lead;
lOno B*s. Hamilton's Lead; 1000 2>s. Lehigh
Snow White; Oils, Varnishes, Colors, Paint Brushes,
kc, kc P. H. TROUT k CO.
Staunton, July 10,1860.
EFRIGERATORS.—The "Dr. Kane" Refrig
erators and a variety of Water Coolers. Also a
second hand Refrigerator for sale by
WOODS k GILKESON.
Staunton, June 12,1860.
MILL IRONS, MACHINERY AND ALL
kinds of Castings made to order at the Staunton
Foundry, by A. J. GARBER k CO.
BOOTS A SHOES.—The largest variety ot Boots
and Shots on hand, to be sold at a small advance
on cost, at J. POLLITZ'S
Staunton. Oct. 11.1859. Clothing House.
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTERS, and
all kinds of Patent Medicines, for sale by
DR. H. S. EICHELBERGER.
Staunton, April S, 1860.
HEALING WATER.-DR. W. B. YOUNG,
Druggist, has a large lot of Healing Water for
•ale. and is the regular Agent for it in Staunton.
Dec. 13. *
ATTENTION OFFICERS.—Military Cloth,
Swords, Sashes and Epaulets, at low prices, by
CRAWFORD k COCHRAN.
Stannton, April 12 1852.
OWDEN'S DENTAL FLUID for sale at
P. K. TROUT k COS.
~ Staunton, July 10,1860.
rpURNIP SEED ofalf varies at
X P. H. TROUT k COS.
Staunton, July 10, 1860-—Yin. copy all
ARPETB. A few pieces of Super. Ingrain
and Brussels Carpets for sale by
Staunton, April 8, 1860. P. A. KAYSER.
ATER COOLERS.—A superior lot just re
ceived and for salt by L. B. WALLER.
Staunton, May 15, 1860.
SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS.-A large as
sortment for sale by P. H. TROUT k 00.
Staunton, July 10, 1860.
FRUIT CANS.—We Lave just received a supply
of Tin, Glass and Earthenware Fruit Cans.
Staunton, June 12. '60. WOODS k GILKESON.
C_ OFAS—A new lot Sofas, just to hand, very cheap
D Staunton, July 19, '59. A. D. CHANDLER.
NOISELESS FAMILY _________
THE undersigned Clergymen of various denomina
tions, having purchased and used in °u'families
"GROVER & BAKER'S CELEBRATED FAMILY
SEWING MACHINE," take pleasure in recommend
ing itas an instrument fully combining the essentials
of a good machine. Its beautiful simplicity, ease of
management, and the strength and elasticity of its
stitch, unite to render it a machine unsurpassed by
any in the market, and one which we feel confident
will give satisfaction to all who purchase and use it:
Rev. W. H. LANEY, Baltimore, Md., •
Rev. 0. H. TIFFANY, D. D.,
Rev. C. J. BOWEN, •*
Rev. JONA CROSS, "
Rev. JOHN McCRON, D. D., _
Rev. W T. D. CLEMM,
Rev. W. H. CHAPMAN, •«
Rev. F. S. EVANS,
Rev. R. C. GALBRATH, Govanstown Md.,
Rev. J. McK. REILEY, Frederick, Md.,
Rev. T. E. LOCKE, Westmoreland co., Va.,
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C. t. FREY, Prof, of Music.
FOR LIEUT. GOV.
NOTWITHSTANDING the failure of the Atlantic
Cable to come up to the expectations of some oi
the knowing ones of the Old and New World, yet
GABRIEL HIRSH, one of the largest stockholders
in the concern, for the purpose oi cultivating a frater
nal feeling with all mankind, has extended it as far
as the city of Staunton, where it is performing some
of the greatest achievements of the age, in the wayoi
exhibiting at his old stand, on Main Street, the
largest and most complete STOCK OF GOODS ever
brought to this market. The greatest wonder, how
ever, even surpassing the operations of tbe Cable, are
the "CHINESE JUGGLERS," on exhibition at his
window, where the prettiest man in the country is al
ways to be found engaged in Repairing Watches
The"s4,ooo offered sometime since, is still in
to be handed over to any one who will bring forward
a superior workman in his line. Q. HIRSH.
Stauunton, Oct. 19,1858—tf
GREAT EXCITEMENT AT THE
CLOTHING HOUSE OF
(brandbbuno's old stand.)
npHOUGH the Great Eastern has m«t with serious
_L accident, vet my large and well selected stock of
FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING will abundantly
show tbat my cargo of Goods did arrive safely, and
includes the greatest variety of wbll finished clo
thing ever brought to this market.
hly present stand, at Brandeburg's old Corner
and Opposite the Va. Hotel, gives a sufficiency
of room to show to my customers as nice a stock
of Clothing as can be exhibited this side ot Baltimore
and which I will sell at Baltimore City Prices.
The public are invited to examine my stock, before
purchasing elsewhere, at least all those who consid
er that "a penny saved is a penny made."
Brandeburg's old stand, Opp'te Va. Hotel.
Staunton, Oct. 11. 1859.
TANNERY. —I have this day associated my son,
Wm. B. Gallaher with me in the Tanning busi
ness in the town of Waynesboro' and the business will
hereafter be conducted in the name of H. L. GALLA
HER k SON.
Persons indebted to my Tannery are hereby notified
to come forward and settle; aud those having claims
against it are requested to present the same for pay
ment. My son, Wm. B. Gallaher, will always be found
at the Tannery and is authorized to settle for me.
Public patronage is solicited for the now concern.
$3T The highest Cash price will be paid for hides,
skins, and bark at all times. H. L. GALLAHER.
Waynesboro', Oct. 4, 1859. —ly*.
HpplTOS AND MEDICINES.
P. H. TROUT & CO.,
ARE now receiving a large stock of
Medicines, Paints, Oils, &c,
they bought direct from the manufacturers and
importers, and are able to sell pure artides on
favorable terms. Their stock of SURGICAL IN
STRUMENTS is very large, embracing all instru
ments needed for town or county practice. Also tbe
largest supply of Fancy articles, Brushes, Fine
Perfumery, kc, ever brought to this market.
Staunton, March 6, 1860.
DE FORREST, ARMSTONG, & CO.
DRY GOODS MERCHANTS,
80 & 82 Chambers St., N. V.,
Would notify the Trade that they are opening
weekly, "in new and beautiful patterns, the
Wamsutta Prints, also the Amoskeag, a New Print,
which excels every Print in the Country for perfec
tion of execution and design in full Madder Colors.
Our Prints are cheaper than any in market, and meet
ing with extensive sale. Orders promptly attended
Jan. 31, IB6o—ly
DR. JAMES JOHNSTON, SURGICAL &
MECHANICAL DENTIST, having been located
permanently in Staunton for the last four years, would
respectfully inform his friends and the public gene
rally, that he still continues to practice Dentistry .in all
its various branches, with the strictest regard to du
rability and usefulness.
Office on the south-side of Main Street opposite the
old Spectator Office.
Staunton, Nov. 29,1854.
UrpHE BELLE OF THE SOUTH!"—Six
JL doz. Skeleton Skirts, of all makes, as follows :
"Thomson's," "Sherwood's." "Moran's," and the
"Belle of the South," wbich is considered tbe most
graceful skirt now in use.
The above Skirts have just been received and will
be sold as low as possible.
PIPER k FUNKHOUSER.
Staunton, Mar. 6,1860. —Yin copy
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
TATIONERY .-Foolscap, Legal, Ladies French,
English and American PAPER. Also Pens, Pen
cils, Envelopes, Visiting Cards, Portfolios, Blank
Books, and every article usually kept by Stationers
can be purchased at very reduced prices at
WALLER'S New Store.
Stannton, April 17,1860. Beverly Street.
SUMMER MILLINERY.—The season having
advanced, I offer, from this day, a splendid as
sortment of Silk, Crape and Straw Bonnets, Flats,
Ac, at greatly reduced prices.
Staunton, June 5, 1860. P. J. GOLDENBERG.
OPODELDOC SOAP!—For making Rora
back's Compound Chemictl and Toilet Soaps,
tor sale by DR. H. S. EICHELBERGER.
Staunton, April 3, 1860.
ENCH PLANES, &c—We have just receiv
ed direct from the Factory, a good stock of Bench
and other Planes. WOODs k GILKESON.
Staunton, June 12,1860.
ERMAN LAGER BEER GLASSES for sale by
L. B. WALLER,
Steunton, Apnl 17,1860.
ALL kinds of Iron Machinery fitted up at the work
Shop of the Staunton Foundry.
Sep.l3, 1859. A. J. GARBER k CO.
OR Hats, Caps, and every style of Gents' Furnish
ing Goods, call at J. POLLITZ'S
Staunton. Oct. 11,1859. Clothing House.
CO "4XToiL—A splendid article, at
DR. W. B. YOUNG'S.
Staunton, Nov. 1.
FINE ASSORTMENT of 8 day and 30 hour
CLOCKS just received and for sate low by
Staunton, July 17,1860. G. C. YBAKLE.
STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1860.
Don't Be Angry With Me I
Don't be angry with me!
The stormy cloud is past;
My heart and eyes are full of tears,
See here! they arc falling fast.
You who have never felt the sting
Of passion and of pride,
You cannot tell how hard the strife
In which some souls are tried.
Don't be angry with me!
If I have breathed a word
Which should have been to friendship's ear
Unspoken and unheard;
Remember if I did not feel
Row hard 'twere thus to live,
I would not ask thee now with tears,
To love me and forgive!
O don't be angry with me!
What ware our friendship worth
If 'twould not bear those few brM clouds
That still must visit earth ?
Hearts which like seas, most wildly storm,
Are those which deepest dwell—
How couldst thou fire my spirit thus,
If I did not love thee well ?
O don't be angry with me!
'Twere better far to die
Than feel such love as thine decay,
Such faith and friendship fly !
Did I offend thee more than God,
That prayers make no amends ?
Oh! wipe this memory out in tears,
And let us two be friends.
H Not a Spectre.
BT MART KYLE DALLAS.
HAh ! such a sleep! and such dreams 1 I was
Hing upon old Trotter against a snow-storm,
Hth pannier upon pannier loaded with eggs
Hed upon bis back, and weighing bim down.—
Hen I was selling eggs, and the customers were
Hlignant—for where should have been yolk
Hty found nothing but salt; tbey were all beau-
Hul young women, and they threw the eggs at
By head in their anger; and as they broke,
scattering a shower of salt over my face, tbey
shouted, "Hallow E'en! Hallow E'en 1" at the
top of their voices. Then I was a big egg my
stlf, and people would lay me on the edge of
pre "ices, and throw tbeir eggs at me, until at
length T awoke with a start, etretobing my arms
to keep : yself from falling, as one otten does in
sleep. Ouce more the tall presses, the little
mirror, tbe white curtains—all glimmering in
the cold moonlight, which fell through the win
dow, greeted my eyes. 1 was wide awake. I
was perfectly calm and collected. My face was
toward the window, and suddenly I was start
led by a taint crimson light, wbich flushed tbe
wall and the curtain. "Can tbe sun be rising?"
[ thought. No, it was not the sun, tbe light was
within my room; and tbere, as true as I live, I
saw a figure, white and straight, advancing to
wards my bed, holding a light in its hand. My
heart, stood still, but I gazed eagerly on the ap
"It was very fair to look npon; golden curls
fell to the waist, blue eyes smiled from beneath
delicate brows, a dimple in tbe chin, a tiny mole
upon the cheek, teeth like pearls, and a neck
whiter than alabaster—these were the chief
traits; yet I trembled and grew faint. I closed
my eyes and assumed slumber. The form ad
vanced, bent over me and pressed its lips to
mine. I felt two terrible unearthly kisses, and
unable to control myself longer, sprang from the
bed in an agony ot terror. In a moment tbe
light vanished, I heard something like a muffled
scream, and staggering to the bed swooned a
way. The next morning 1 awoke fevered and
ill. I bade farewell to my hospitable entertain
er and went borne. I never mentioned my vis
ion to any one, but either the shock, or the salt
eggs almost finished my existence. For three
weeks I lay at the point of death, and all the
while, so they told me, I raved of a dimple in
tbe chin, a mole npon the cbeek, and curls like
molten moonlight. I recovered at last, and io
the course ot a year departed for New York, to
enter into business with my uncle, who was a
"By a curious coincidence it was once more
All Hallow E'en when I reached New York,
and as tbe cab in wbicb I bad ensconced my
-elt at the landing, rolled along Broadway, I
thought even while my eyes rested upon the
brilliantly lighted and gaily bedecked stores, and
the bustling crowd which thronged tbe broad
sidewalks, of the quiet farm-house chamber, tbe
dark oak presses, the ebony-framed mirror, and
tbe white apparition stealing from tbe shadows
slowly, softly, terribly, but oh, so beautiful!—
"Shall I ever meet her ?" I murmured. "Were
those spectral kisses the foretaste of warm, de
licious living caresses, fresh from the ruby lips of
an earthly maiden ?" As I spoke tbe carriage
stopped at my uncle's door."
Here uncle Oliver paused for a moment, and
gazed around bim. The older girls were blush
ing violently—were in a state of awful serious
ness edifying to behold, and no one spoke a sin
gle word. Uncle Oliver gave us a quizzing
glance, and proceeded.
"It was very near tbe dinner hour, and after
exchanging greetings with my uncle and aunt I
was shown to my apartment, to make some
requisite change in my travelling costume. It
was a very different room from tbat of tbe old
rarm bouse, where I bad slept just one year be
fore ; but, somehow, I half expected to see tbe
bright apparition steal trom beneath the flossy
lace curtains, or rise from behind tbe great vel
vet rocking chair beside tbe fire-place, as I stood
combing my hair and arranging my cravat be
tore the toiiet-gia-s between the windows.
"The dinner-bell recalled me to myself, and I
opened the door to desoend to tbe dining room.
As I stepped into the ball, I stood directly op
posite a flight of broad stairs covered witb a
rich velvet carpet, aud lit by a pendant lamp ot
amber glass. Upon those stairs I saw some
thing gliding towards me. Transfixed witb as
tonishmaat I gazed upon it. Golden curls,
snowy shoulders, blue eyes, a dimple in tbe chin,
a brown mole upon the obeek, a mouth like a
rosebud! Ah, I bad felt tbe pressure of those
lips—it was once more my apparition ; not clad |
in the white this time, but draped in tender
robes of glossy purple, like the hue of an angel's
wing. The amber lamp light floated down up
on ber, and she came towards me slowly, but
surely. I did not faint this time, but I retreated
to my room, double locked the door, and fell in
to a cbair trembling like an aspen leaf. A knock
shortly afterwards restored my self-possession,
and I answered 'come in,' with the full determi
nation not to admit tbe spectre, if this were sbe.
The servant's voice responded "Please, sir, din
ner is ready." And witb renewed self-posses
sion I descended to tbe dining-room.
"Miss Star, my nephew, Mr. Oliver Landon."
"It was my uncle who spoke. It was my ap
parition—golden curls, dimpled chin, and rose
bud mouth—who bent in acknowledgment. Ii
was I, with my hair standing on end and my
heart in my mouth, who uttered some words in
reply—wbat, neither I nor any one else knew.
She bad come at last. In living flesh and blood
she stood before me, the realization of my vision
—my fate, my future wife I
"AuDt Helen," exclaimed the group, in one
"Yes, my dears, your Aunt Helen," replied
uncle Oliver, "and the very apparition which
bad appeared to me in tbe old farm bouse, from
tbe fairy foot to the soft curls, identically tbe
same. Well, my dears, we knew each other,
loved other, and were married on my
twenty-third birthday. Sbe became my wife;
and on tbe following All Hallow E'en we were
sitting quietly before the fire in our little house.
I bad never told her of my vision, but on that
night I resolved to do so. I had opened my lips
to speak, when Helen spoke instead." " i
"My dear Oliver," she began, "did I ever
tell you of my adventure on All Hallow E'en
jnst three years ago ? I know I have not.—
Would you like to bear it ?"
"Of course I assented to tbe proposition."
"Well, on this night just three years ago, I
was a long distance from this place. Just at
this hour I arrived, weary witb a long journey,
at the door of an old farm-house, some miles
from Cincinnati, on tho road to M——."
"At the door of an old farm bouse, some miles
from Cincinnati on the road to M ?" I re
"Yes, an aunt and uncle of mine, an old Scotob
couple, lived there."
"And you were to pay tbem a visit?" repeat
ed I once more.
"Yes," continued Helen, "I was to meet at
this place mj brother James, whom I had not
seen for three years."
"Your brother James ?" I gasped in bewilder
"Yes, and of course I was very anxious to see
him," said my wile, "do that I was very sorry
to disoover on my arrival that he had retired for
the night. After I had goo? to my room, I conld
not sleep, so I decided that I would slip on my
dreesing gown, and comfort myself by taking one
glance at James 1 sleeping face. So witb a light
in my hand, I slipped dong the passage, and en
tered, as I supposed, his room."
"And entered, as you supposed, bis room," I
"He was asleep," proceeded Helen; "and I
thought he had altered very much. I set down
the light, and bending over bim, touched my lips
very softly to his. Imagine my consternation,
when the eyelids opened widely, revealing black
orbs instead of blue, and, like a flash of lightning,
the truth dawned upon my mind; the person I
bad kissed was a stranger, not my brother 1 O
beyitg my first impulse, I extinguished the can
dle and rushed towards the door. It was open,
and I was in the entry in a moment, but not un
til I had beard the stranger spring npon the
floor, as if he were about to follow me. How I
gained my room I do not know ; but the next
morning I discovered that a young man whose
horse bad been lamed by a fall, bad slept there
for tbe night, and bad departed early in the
morning, Wbat be thought of me I shall never
know, but be was evidently very much aston
"Not so inooh as he is now," I ejaculated.
"What cau you mean ?" cried my wife, in a
"I mean tbat it was I whom you kissed, that
it was I whom you saw, and tbat the vision was a
true one after all," and then holding her on my
knee I told ber my long cherished story. My
All Hallow E'en vision, the visit of my future
wife, came to me at midnight in ber own fair
living form. It was Helen's self who kissed me,
the bonniest wraith that ever smiled on mortal
man. It is a true story. "How do yon like it,
We liked it as we would a sudden shower
bath, or a trost among summer roses. It was a
terrible disappointment, and tbe youngest, little
Annie, bathed in tears, had thrown herself upon
"What's the matter?" said uncle Oliver.
"o—dear—me," sobbed Annie. "O—dear—
me—it isn't a spirit after all. What—a—mean
Our love for the supernatural was tamed
down. No one sowed hemp seed, or ate an ap
pie in tbe glass tbat night, 1 am convinced.
Mberable Maxims for Married Women.
The unmarried woman who can read this
without indignation, ought to be married :
Let every wife be persuaded tbat there are
two ways of governing a family. The first is
by the expression of that will which belongs to
force: the eecond tbe power of mildness to
which every strength will yield. One is the
power of the husband ; a. wife should never em
ploy any'other power than gentleness. When
a woman accustoms herself to say, "I will" she
deserves to loose her, empire.
Avoid contradicting jour husband. When
we smell a rose it is to imbibe the sweets of o
dor; we look for everything amiable in woman.
Whoever is often contradicting feels insensibly
au aversion for the person who contradicts,
which gains strength by time, and, whatever be
her good qualities, is not easily destroyed.
Occupy yourself only with household affairs,
wait till your hasband confides to you those of
higher importance, and do not read lectures to
him. Let your preaching be a good example,
and practice virtue yourself to make him love
Command his attention by being always kind
to him ; never exact anything, and you will at
tain much ; appear always flattered by the little
he does for you, which will excite him to do
All men are vain; never wound bis vanity,
not even in the most trifling instances. A wife
may bave more sense than her husband, but she
should never seem to know it.
When a man gives wrong counsel, never feel
that he has done so, but lead him by degrees to
what is rational, with mildness and gentleness;
when he is convinced, leave him to the merit of
having found out wbat is just and reasonable.
When a husband is out of temper, behave o
bligingly to him ; if be is abusive, never retort,
and never prevail over bim to humble him.
Choose well your friends, have but few, and
be careful of following tbeir advice in all mat
Cherish neatness without luxury, pleasure
without excess; dress with taste, particularly
with modesty, vary in fashion of your dress, es
pecially as regards colors. It gives a change to
the ideas, and recalls pleasing reflections. Such
things may appear trifl'mg, but they bave more
importance than is imagined.
Never be curious to pry into your husband's
concern!), but obtain bis confidence. Always
preserve economy, avoid being out of temper,
and be careful never to scold ; by this means he
will find bis bouse pleasanter than any other.
Seem always to obtain information from bim,
espscially before company, though you may pass
yourself for a simpleton.
Never forget that a wife owes all her import
ance to tbat of ber husband. Leave him entire
ly master of bis own actions, to go or come
whenever he thinks fit. A wife ought to make
her company agreeable to her husband, that be
will not be able to exist without it, tben be will
not seek for pleasure abroad, if sbe does not par
take of it with bim.
A Beautiful Extract—Woman.
Oh ! the priceless value of the love of a true
woman! Gold cannot purchase a gem so pre
cious I Title and honors confer on the beart no
such serene happiness. In our darkest moments,
when disappointment and ingratitude, witb cor
roding care gather thick around, and even the
gaant poverty menaces with his skeleton finger,
it gleams around tbe son] witb an angel's smile.
Time cannot mar its brilliancy, distance but
strengthens its influence, bolts and bars cannot
limit its progress; it follows the prisoner into
his dark cell, and sweetens the home morsel
that appeases hunger, and in the silence of raid
night it plays around bis heart, and in his dreams
be folds to bis bosom the form ot ber whom
he loves on still though the world bas turned
coldly from bim. The couch made by the hands
of one loved one is soft to tbe weary limbs of
the sick sufferer, and tbe portion administered
by the same hand loses halt its bitterness. The
pillow carefully adjusted by her bring repose to
the fevered brain, and ber words of kind en
couragement revive the sinking spirit. It would
almost seem tbat God, compassionating woman's
great frailty had planted this jewel in ber breast,
whose heaven-like interest should cast into for
getfulness man's remembrance of the fall, by
building up in bis beart another Eden, where
perennial flowers forever bloom, and crystal
waters gush from exhaustless lountains.—Strat
It is said tbat where the most beautiful cacti
grow, there the venomous serpents are to be
found at the root of every plant. And so it is
witb sin. Your fairest pleasures will harbor
your grossest sins. Take care; take care of
your pleasures. Cleopatra's asp was introduced
in a basket of flowers; so are our sins often
brought to us in the flowers of onr pleasures. I
A Wife to Husbands Onky.
i LOVB A WIFE AND OAEB FOB A WIFB.
I wish every husband would copy into bis
memorandum book this sentence, from a recent
ly published work: "A word said, a line writ
ten, and we are happy; omitted, our hearts ache
as if for a great misfortune. Men cannot feel it
or guess at it, if they did, the most careless of
tbem would be slow to wound us."
The grave hides many a heart which bas been
stung to death, because one who after all, loved
it after a certain careless fashion, was deaf,
dnmb and blind to tbe truth in tbe sentence we
have just quoted, or if not was at least restive
and impatient witb regard to it. Many men,
marrying late in life, being accustomed only to
take care of themselves, and that in tbe most
erratic, rambling, exciting fashion; eating, drink
ing, sleeping and waking, whenever their fancy
or good cheer, or amusement —questionable or
unquestionable prompted—come at last, when
tbey get tired of this, with tbeir selfish habits
fixed as a fate, to matrimony.
For a while it is a novelty. Shortly, it is as
strange as irksome, this always being obliged to
study the comfort and happiness of another. To
bave something always on tbe arm which used
Ito swing free, or at most but twist a cane. —
They think their duty done if tbey provide food
and clothing, and refrain (possibly) from harsh
; weeds. Ab, is it ? Listen to that sigh as yon
close the door. Watch tbe gradual fading of the
eye, the paling of tbe cheek, not from age —she
would yet be young—but tbat knawing pain at
tbe heart, born of tbe settled conviction, tbat
the gi eat hunger craving of her soul so far as
you are concerned, must go forever unsatisfied.
God help such wives, and keep them from at
tempting to slake their soul's tbirst at poisoned
Think you, husband, bow little a kind word,
a smile, a caress, is to you, how much toher. If
you call these things childish, 'and beneath your
notice,' then you should have never married!—
There are men who should remain forever sin
gle, and you are one. You have no right to re
quire of a woman ber health, strength, time and
devotion, to mock ber with the shadowy, un
satisfying return, a new bonnet, a drew, a shawl
or a watch—anything, everything, but what a
true woman's heart must crave—sympathy, ap
preciation, love. Sbe may be rich in everything
else, but if she be poor in these, and is a good
woman sbe had better die.
There are hard, unloving, cold monstrosities
of women (rare exceptions) who neither require
love or know how to give it. We are not
speaking of those. That big-hearted, loving,
noble men have occasionally been thrown away
upon snob, does not disprove what we bave been
saying. But even a man thus situated has
greatly the advantage of a woman in a similar
position, because over the needle a woman may
think herself into an intane asylum, while tbe i
active out-door turmoil of business life is at least
a sometime reprieve to bim.
Do you ask me "are there no happy wives ?"
God be praised, yes, and glorious, loveable hus
bands, too, who know how to treat a woman,
and wonld have her neither fool nor drudge.—
Almost every wife would be a good and happy
wife were she only loved enough. Let has
bands, present and prospective, think of this.
Hon. Edward Everett.
Extract from remarks made at Boaton, July 4\th,
1858, by Hon. Edwaed Evbrbtt.
"I have lately seen much of this Doble conn
try (America,) and bave learned, as I have seen
it more, to love it better; the enterprising, in
genious and indomitable North; tbe substantial
and magnificent central States, tbe great balance
wheel of the system; the youthful, rapidly ex
panding, and almost boundless West; the ardent,
genial and hospitable South ; I bave traversed
them all. I leave to others, at home or abroad,
to ratify them in whole or in part. I shall not
follow tbe example. They have all their faults,
for they are inhabited not by angels, but by ha
man beings; but it would be well, in the lan*
guage of President Strickland, for those who re
buke their brethren f»r the faults of men, not to
display themselves, the passions of demons.—
For myself, I have found, in every part of tbe
country, generous traits of character, vast and
well-understood capacities of progress, and
hopeful auguries of good; and taken in the ag
gregate, they are the abode of a population as
intelligent, as prosperous, as moral, and as re
ligious as any to be found on the surface of tbe
globe. There is one little oorner of each which
I should like to annihilate. If I could wield a
magician's wand, I would sink it to the centre.
Its name is Buncombe—not the respectable
county of tbat name in North Carolina, against
which I bave nothing to say—bat a pestilent
little electioneering Buncombe, in every State
and in every district, which is the prolific source
of most of our troubles. If we could get rid of
Buncombe, and if we could bring back the har
mony wbich reigned on the day which we cel
ebrate, and tbe days wbich preceded and fol
lowed it, when Massachusetts summoned Wash
ington to lead the armies of New England, when
Virginia and Carolina sent tbem supplies of corn
and rice to feed their famished brethren in Bos
ton ; when Jefferson and Adams joined hands to
draft the great Declaration—if I could live to see
tbat happy day, I would, upon my honor, go to
my grave as cheerfully as the tired and content
ed laborer goes to his nightly rest. I shall, in
the course of nature, go to it before long, at any
rate, and I wish no other epitaph to be placed
upon it than this—"Through evil report and
through good report, he loved bis whole coun
The Theory op a Bbiok.—A boy hearing his
father say "Twas a poor rule that wouldn't work
both wayß,' said, "if lather applies this rule about
his work, I will test it in my play."
So setting up a row of bricks, he tipped over
tbe first, which striking the second, caused it to
fall on the third, whioh overturned the fourth,
and so on until the whole row "of bricks lay pros
"Well," said the little boy, "each brick bas
knocked down bis neighbor. I only tripped
one. Now I will raise one and see if be will
raise bis neighbors." He looked in vain to see
them rise. "Here, father," said the boy, "'tis a
poor rale that will not work both ways. They
knock each other down, but will not raise each
"My son, bricks and mankind are alike made
of clay, active in knocking each other down,
but not disposed to help each other np."
"Father," said the boy, "does the first brick
represent the first Adam ?"
The father replied:
"When men fall, they love company; bat
when they rise tbey love to stand alone, like
yonder briok, and see others prostrate before
The true gentleman is God's servant, the
world's master, and his own man ; virtue is bis
business, study his recreation, contentment his
rest, and happiness his reward; God is his fa
ther, the Church is bis mother, the saints his
brethren, and all who need him bis friends; de
motion is his chaplain, charity bis chamberlain,
sobriety his butler, temperance his cook, hospi'
tality his housekeeper, Providence bis steward,
oharity his treasure, piety his mistress of the
house, and discretion his porter, to let him in or
out, as most fit. Thus is his whole family made
up of virtues, and be is the true master of the
house. He is necessitated to take the world on
bis way to heaven ; but he walks through it as
fast as he can, and all his business by tbe way
is tp make himself and others happy. Take him
in two words—a Man and a Christian.
A physician thus addressed a surgeon, while
in their patient's chamber:
"You must not forget to phlebotomize the old
"I won't suffer it!" cried the sick man in a
"Don't be alarmed, sir," replied the surgeon,
"the doctor orders you to be bled."
"Oh, as for the bleeding," replied be, "that
matters little; but as for the other, I would
sooner die tban endure it."
No other gain is so certain as that whioh pro
ceeds from tbe economical nee of wbat yon bave.
Twenty Yean A*©.
BT JOSH. W. JONES.
How wonderous art the changes, Jim,
Since twenty year* ago,
When gals wore woolen dresses, Jim,
And boys wore pants of tow; —
When shoes were made of calf-skin,
And socks of homespun wool;
And children did a half-day's work,
Before the hour of school!
Then girls took music lessons, Jim,
Upon the spinning wheel;
And "practiced" late and early, Jim,
Upon the spinning wheel;
The boys would ride bare back to mill,
A dozen miles or so,
And hurry off before 'twas day,
Some twenty years ago.
Then people rode to meeting, Jim,
In sleds, instead of sleighs,
And wagons rode as easy, Jim,
As buggies now-a-days;
And oxen answered well for teams,
Though now they'd be too slow ;
For people lived not half so fast
Some twenty years ago.
O, well do I remember, Jim,
That "Wilson's patent stove,"
That father bought and paid for, Jim,
In cloth our gals had wove; —
And how the neighbors wondered
When we got the thing to go,
And said 'twould bust and kill us all,
Some twenty years ago!
Yes everything is different, Jim,
From what it used to was;
For men are always tampering, Jim,
With God's great natural laws—
And what on earth we're coming to—
Does anybody know ?
For ererything has changed so much
Since twenty years ago ?
For the Spectator.
Stories About a Horsetrader—Ten Upon fi
Monsieur Gervais was once in the Norfolk
Market purchasing materials for his breakfast.—-
He stopped at a cart to buy a dozen eggs. He
was attracted by the looks of an old horse
munching his provender behind the vehicle, and
asked bis owner how much he would take for
him. He answered, U A dollar for every year be
"How old your horse?" said the Frenchman.
"Twenty-one," Was the reply.
"You tink me one fool," said Gervais, "to gib
you twenty-one dollar for dat old tackey. But
I will be liberal—l gib you ten dollar for him."
"Well, I'll take it," said the man ; and so G.
gave bim a $10 note, and led tbe horse up to
bis livery-stable. Seeing tbat tbe beast, in spite
ot his age, was improvable, our horsetrader fed
him bigb, doctored him in various ways, till be
was very much improved, and took especial
pains to show him up to visitors as one very no
ble animal. But nobody would buy him; for
most people were afraid of the talents of the
Frenchman for gouging.
After about a fortnight, however, a man from
the shores of the Chesapeake sauntered into tbe
stable, and was attracted by the looks of what
be thought a tolerably good-looking horse.
"Mr. Jarvay," said he, "how much do you ask
for tbat are horse t"
Our hero replied:
"I vill be liberal, I vill only sbarge you fortee
"But be is older tban some horses (bat I know."
"No doubt of dat—he was once one toll, but
he no colt now —dat is a tac. How old you tink
"Why, at least twelve."
"Dare you make one grand meestake; he ten
"Ten or eleven ?—So I did not make so great
a mistake after all."
"Oh, Sare, you ver good judge of de age of a
horse—you no fool. But say if you take bim at
my price, or I sell bim at de auction, and get
sixtee dollar for him. He one *uperbe aneemal
—be sheeep as dirt at fortee dollar—l give you
five rainit to buy him, or I send him right off to
Tbe man wished to chaffer, but Gervais cut
him short by the threat of sending him to tbe
auctioneer, and before the five minutes were out
the Frenchman bad pocketed forty dollars.
In about half an hour the countryman drove
his cart up to the stable, tied tbe "ver fine horse"
behind it, and started for the Bay-shore. In &
short time after he reached bis home, he found
out that be had been grievously imposed on, aod
determined to drive him back to Norfolk, and
make Gervais refund. Accordingly he hitched
him up; but tbe beast was "no go." He halted,
stumbled, kicked with his only sound leg, and
at last fell down, oversetting tbe cart. His mas
ter, however, put another beast to the vehicle,
tied his "hard bargain" behind, and thus led
slowly the poor spavined oreature to Norfolk.
He found Gervais at bis stable. He bad been
entertaining a circle of his fellow Frenchmen
and others with stories about la grande armee ;
telling about "de long sword ot France—dat
sword dat cut its way from Lisbon to Moscow ;"
and now and then spinning a yarn about bis ex
ploits in borsetrading in u dis vilaine contree"
as well as in Europe. He had just finished tell
ing how brown be had done a "d—*m Sbare
man" of Saxony out of 75 francs in a trade, when
tbe countryman entered furious. So soon as
be spied Gervais, he cried out:
"Mr. Jarvay, you have cheated me in tbat
horse—l oan't get him to do nothing—he can't
draw my plough, nor my cart neither, and he
can't hardly stand up—l believe he is thirty
years old. Now I bave come, Sir, to make you
take back the old thing, and make you pay me
back my money."
"Dat is wbat I vill not do—l no tell you a
lie 'bout his age. Ino speakee de goot Ingleesb,
but I did count you his age—l tell you then be
ten 'pon 'leb'n—d&t make what yon call twenty
one ; and dat is de age of de ole horse —I did
tell you de trute."
"Mr. Jarvay," replied the poor fellow, "I
never heard of such a cheat in my life; ain't'
you afraid the Devil will roast you for telling
me such a lie V*
Here one of G.s friends, Mr. B. 8., the elo
quent French Salesman interrupted his oration,
exclaiming witb a most supercilious grimace :
"Debbie I Debbie 11 Debbie!!! All dat are
Tbe countryman, seeing bis appeal to the fear
of future punishment was received with ridicule,
became the more furious. Choking with rage,
be vowed he'd bave tbe law on such a swindler
—such an abominable rascal, &c, &c. Here
Gervais in his torn became wratby, and yelled
"I one rascal ? You one d m coquin your
self! I show you bow to call me one rascal!"
and seizing a rake, be rushed at him, bawling
ont, "I send you to your Debbie, you d m
/ / de paysan."
The poor Bay shore man darted ont into the
lane, running for his life, and when be got into
a place of safety, declared be never saw such
a rascal before, and tbat he'd rather lose tbe
value of a dozen horses tban again put himself
into the power of such a set of heathens as "Jar
vay" and bis friends. R.
About Gibls.—The best thing about a girl is
cheerfulness. We don't care how ruddy her
cheeks may be, or how velvety her lips; if she
wears a scowl, even ber friends will consider
ber ill looking, while the young lady who illu
minates her countenance with smiles, will be
regarded as handsome, though her complexion
is coarse enough to grate nutmegs on. As per
fume is to tbe rose, so is good nature to the
loyely. Girls, tbiokof this.
A Noble Sentimesi.—Daniel Webster pen
ed the sentiment:
If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we
work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear
temples, they will crumble into dost; but if we
work on mortal minds—if we imbue them with
principles, with the just tear of God aod onr fel
low men, we engrave on those tablets something
that will brighten through all eternity.
For the Spectator.
Ore Cobb's Island, )
July £6,1880. 4 P. M.J
Mr. Editor: —ln company witb some friends,
who, like myself, had been visitors for several
days, at Old Point, we composed a party of ex
cursionists, on tbe steamer "Northampton," to
Cobb's Island, and left tbe Point this morning
at 7 o'clock. The remainder of our company
was from Norfolk, Portsmouth and Hampton,
consisting principally of young ladies and gen
tlemen, tbe venerable editor of tbe Norfolk Bea
con, Mr. Brougbton, a senior editor to tbe la
mented Joseph Gales, and Oapt. Joy, of New
Orleans, an aged sea Captain, tbe principal ex
ceptions. The sky. being overcast with light
clouds, and tbe wind blowing strong from the
south-west, creating tbe fear of a storm, prevent
ed our company from being a large one. We
set out in fine spirits, anticipating a pleasant
time, and expecting to return to Old Point
wharf at 7P. M. Except for what sailors call a
chopping sea, just west of tbe Capes, and wbich
continued tbe greater part of the thirty miles
wbicb we run outside, we would bave had a de
lightful time. Some were rendered slightly 6ick
and others prevented from being so, by seeking a
horizontal position. Tbe writer, who bad on a
previous occasion experienced something of the
kind, sought tbe most elevated point over the
bell at the prow, and enjoyed as uninterrupted
view of the Bay, tbe approach to the Capes, the
stretch of grand old Ocean, as far as our vision
could reach, tbe ridge of snowy foam, showing
tbe breakers along the Northampton coat-c,
Smith Island Light House, tbe numerous sails of
the outward bound and returning vessels, and
was refreshed by the health-restoring breeze as
wafted across the bosom of tbe Atlantic. How
much would there be, Mr. Editor, in an exonr
sion of this sort, or a sojourn at Old Point, to
delight and interest our people, who bad never
looked upon the Ocean or seen a vessel under
sail, and how much more pleasant tban a visit
to one of our Springs ?
About 11 o'clock, we entered tbe narrow
creek on the north-west side of the Island, and
were soon put on shore in tbe small boats of tbe
steamer. A crowd of visitors came down to
welcome us; among whom I greeted several
friends. I felt well assured I was, perhaps, the
first person from Augusta who bad ever set foot
upon this outside scrap of Virginia territory iv
the bosom of the Atlantic. Very soon the com
pany was distributed in groups about the Island,
fishing, shooting birds, pioking up shells, bath
ing in the surf, or standing in silent admiratior,
watching the waves as tbey surged over the
breakers, and rolled up on tbe smooth and beau
tiful beach at their feet. 'Twas a glorious sight,
and, in itself, a full enumeration for any little
discomfort experienced in the voyage. Amidst
the breakers, South of tbe Island and in full
view, was tbe bull, with all the masts standing,
of a Bremen ship, wrecked last winter, and not
yet broken up by the waves. It cannot resist
them another winter, 'tis supposed.
The day passed pleasantly away, and at 2 P.
M., tbe steamer bell summoned us on board.—
For an hour or two before the wind bad in
creased to a violent gale, and the tide had run
down to a much lower point tban usual. On
attempting to bring the steamer around with
ber head to the wind, which was blowing di
rectly from tbe point to which we were bound,
the vessel backed across the narrow creek, and
under tbe influence of the strong wind and re
ceding tide, got aground. It was manifest in a
few moments tbat we were immoveably fixed
for a time, and it was thought by some experi
enced seamen the detention might continue for
several days if tbe wind should blow from the
same direction. All felt mncb concern for ab
sent friends, who, experiencing tbe same violent
gale, would conclude that we bad been cast a
way, and many would be tbe sleepless and tear
ful eyes, tbat night. It was Providential we
were detained. Had we got under way at the
time we attempted it, the chances were ten to
one, oar vossel, whioh was too fragile to with
stand a storm on tbe Atlantic, would have been
driven upon the breakers and lost. This wa3
the opinion of several experienced seamen ex
pressed to the writer.
Tbe storm continued through the night, but
in a safe situation as we were, we enjoyed a
sight of tbe immense waves as tbey rolled in
from tbe Atlantic and broke in foam on tho
beacb. At an early hour the next morning, a
conference of several gentlemen on board was
held, and, in viewof the storm being yet una
bated, it was determined to send word to Cher
rystone, on the south-western coast of North
ampton, to which place the steamers from Nor
folk plied regularly every other day, of our sit
nation, so the apprehension of our friends might
be allayed. The writer volunteered to be tho
bearer of tbe message, and wm put ashore at,
sun-rise, to procure a passage, if possible, to the
main. Tbe effort was unsuccessful. 'Twas
tbougbt impossible to cross safely, and tbe opin ■
ion was entertained by Mr. Cobb and others,
that by 4 P. M., if tbe wind changed, our steam
er could be gotten off.
The day passed pleasantly enough, and at 2
P. M. the whistle of the steamer, summoned
those of us on shore to baste aboard, aud in a
half an hour we were returning in fine spirits,
over a comparatively smooth sea to the Point.—
The storm having lulled, tbe porpoises were
seen in schools, sporting themselves in every
direction, as well as quantities of small fish, and
added interest to our voyage. At 6P.M. we
greeted our friends, on the wharf at Old Point,
many of whom bad regarded us as food for fish
es at that time. We had barely time to hasten
to tbe hotel, pack our trunk, settle our bill, take
a hurried leave of such friends as we met, and
join others at tbe wbarf to go aboard tbe steam
er Louisiana for Baltimore. Tbe sun set just as
we were leaving, and was so unusually beauti
ful, as to elicit the admiration of every one. As
our noble steamer ascended tbe Bay, tbe moon
arose most beautifully and lit np tbe scene, and
the mild and balmly night, enabled tbe passen
gers to occupy tbe deck to a late bour in pleas
ant converse. Thus passed a delighttul visit to.
that agreeable watering place, Old Point, which
is rapidly growing in public estimation, and on
ly wants enlarged accommodations to enable the
proprietors, to render comfortable tbe crowds
, that are resorting there. M.
For the Spectator.
To a polished and enlightened mind one of the
most disagreeable kinds of conversation is tbat
of gossiping. In the bright and busy land in
which we live—where everything wears the
happy appearance of activity and life—a land to
which civilization Is so speedily yielding her
richest blessings and gayest smiles, it seems de
cidedly unbecoming for the gentlemen to re
nounce the more lofty, entertaining and bene
ficial topics of conversation, and resort to talk
ing about the affairs of his neighbor and perhaps
of bis so-called friend —but a friend, who surely,
in most instances, loses a bright feather from bis
plumage, instead of being benefitted by the com
ments made upon him. Yes, the habit of gos
siping almost invariaby grows into the babit of
wbat is known as "back-biting;" and after this
change tbe babit becomes disgusting. Wbat
more offensive to a refined and sensible lady or
gentleman tban to have to listen to a person at
tempting to disparage the character and bear
ing of tbose around, who are deporting them
selves well and honorably!
Tbe slander of the back biter (and this is too
good a name for bim) is generally aimed at those
who, as be knows, are more deserving of admi
ration thau himself, and it is a spirit of mean
jealousy which prompts him to detract from
their fame. It is a cowardly mode of attack,
too, for it generally reaches the ears of all but of
bim who would avenge himself of the insult.
It is taken for granted that the sweet ladies
don't employ such a mistaken way of enter
taining their friends, and hence the above hint
is given only to the sexus virilis of our country.
At a celebration of the 4th of July at West
boro,' S. C, a toast was given to "Col. Yancey,
of Alabama, as the hoped for first President ot
the Southern Confederacy!" Not calculated to
be particularly favorable to Col. Yancey even in
the South t