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AT STAUNTON CDB II
MARQUIS & KELLEY. MM
Staunton, April 7, 1858.
TAYLOR & HOGrE,
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
QUEENSWARE, HATS, CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
HAVE just received a very large and handsome
stock of PALL AND WINTER GOODS, to
which they invite the attention of purchasers.
Staunton, Oct. 9, 1860
DR« JAMES JOHNSTON, SURGICAIi «_
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.
U. €. lEAKLE,
JL WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWEL-PR)
___, RY, SILVER AND &
m " m M*JL*ITEV H\fJt£,
OPPOSITE VA. HOTEL, STAUNTON, VA.
Staunton, July 17, 1860.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
WILL practice in the Courts of Augusta and the
J_tF" Office removed to corner room of the New
Law Building, East of the Court-house.
Staunton, Oct. 23,1860.
J. M. HANGEK
ATTORNEY AT LAW, STAUNTON, VA.,
WILL practice in all the Courts held in Staunton,
and in the Circuit Courts of Albemarle and
Rockingham. Office iv the brick-row, in the rear of
Staunton, Dec. 30,1857.
JOHN W. MEREDITH,
JEWELRY, CLOCKS, WATCHES, &C,
Main St., Staunton, Va.
K_T" Watches and Jewelry Repaired.
Staunton, Jan.l 7.
OCTOR JAMES B. GILKESON—Having
located in Staunton, tenders his professionalser
vices 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 METALIC CASES of all sizes, at Staun
ton and Millborough Depot, at City Prices.
Staunton, July 19, 1859.
ROBERT D. LILLEY,
WILL attend promptly to Surveying, Platting,
Calculating and Dividing Land, and Locating
Staunton, June 26, iB6O.
R. L. DOYLE,
Attorney at Law, Stannton, Va.,
WILL practice in the Courts of Augusta, Rock
bridge, Bath and Highland.
July 29, 1857.
ENTAL NOTICE.—Wm. Chapman has re
moved his office to the old Bell Tavern, near the
Virginia Hotel, and opposite Brandeburg's Corner,
and adjoining Rankin's Daguerrean Gallery, where he
1 will be pleased to see his friends and costomers.
Staunton, Jan. 31, 1860.
HAVING located in Staunton is prepared to take
a few more Dupils for instruction on Piano and
Guitar. Orders left with J. W. Alby.
Staunton, Oct. 30, IB6o—tf—Vin. copy.
$IfHl AAA IS CASH FOR NE-
IvVjUUVJ GROES!—I will pay the AM
highest niurket prices for sound and healthy 'SE
NEGROES. My long experience in the busi-
ness, and my facilities for selling will enable >S_L»
me to pay the very highest prices.
I wish to employ some good AGENTS to buy Ne
groes. I want business men of good moral habits.
Persons wishing to sell will find it to their interest
to call on me by letter or otherwise, at Waynesboro',
Augusta county, Virginia. JOHN B. "SMITH.
August 14. 1860—timo.*
PL-ASTER,— 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 5,1860.
LOOK HERE I—The undersigned have receiv
ed a large lot of MILLER'S CASSIMERES
which will be sold at a reasonable rate.
MOSBY, MAYLOR k FULTZ.
Staunton, Sept. 25, iB6O.
TIXIEL, IRONS, MACHINERY AND ALL,
ItJL kinds of Castings made to order at the Staunton
Foundry, by A. J. GARBER k CO.
Sep. 13, 1859.
STATIONERY. — lam now receiving a superior
stock of Stationery, which for quality and cheap
ness cannot be surpassed in Staunton.
Staunton, Oct. 23, iB6O. L. B. WALLER.
PICTURES FRAMED !—A variety of Mould
ings for picture Frames on hand, and pictures
framed to order. L. WADDELL, Jr.,
_Staunton Dec. 4, 1860. Union Hall.
RAZORS. —We have on hand a very superior ra
zor, made expressly for Barbers.
WOODS k GILKESON.
Oct. 30, iß6o—Vin. copy all.
COMING I—Handsome Cottage Setts, What nots,
Hat Racks, Card Tables, Ac, Ac.
L. WADDELL Jr
Staunton, Dec. 4,1860. Union Hall.
HOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTERS, and
all kinds of Patent Medicines, for sale by
DR. H. S. EICHELBERGER.
Staunton, April 3, 1860.
BON RAILING--A variety of patterns, for
Yards, Cemet. / .ots, Ac, made to order at the
Staunton Foundry. A. J. GARBER k CO.
LEATHER.— 30 Sides best Sole Leather.
TAYLOR k HOGE.
Stannton. Oct. <) 1860
PODELDOC SOUP—for sale at
P. H. TROUT'S.
Staunton, Nov. 1360.
SA LTPETRE—50olb Refined Key-stone Saltpe
tre, for sale by P. H. TROUT.
Staunton, Nov. 13, iB6O.
LINSEY.— 30 pieces Linsey,
TAYLOR k HOGE-
Oct. 9, 1860.
6 doz. Hoop Skirts, latest style, |ust
O received by TAYLOR k HOGE.
Staunton, Oct. 9, 1860.
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Sept. 11, 1860.
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HAVING made a large addition to the "Spbctator
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Rev. J. McK. REILEY, Frederick, Md.,
Rev. T. E. LOCKE, Westmoreland co., Va.,
Rev. W. A. CROCKER, Norfolk, Va.,
Rev. JOHN PARIS,
Rev. J. F LANNEAU, Salem, Va.
Rev. C. HANKEL, D., D , Charleston, S. C.
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S__TSEN-J FOR A CIRCULAR. _m
May 8, 1860.—1y.
MAIN STREET. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
FREY A. ROBINSON
HAVE opened a Store on Main St., <old Post Of
fice, 1 where they will keep for sale, PIANOS,
FLUTES', VIOLINS, GUITARS, BANJOS, SHEET
MUSIC, STATIONERY, ENGRAVINGS, dtc, dbc,
and respectfully solicit the patronage of their friends
and the public generally.
PIANOS.— Our stock of Pianos is selected princi
pally from the well known and most reliable factory
of NUNS k CLARK, New York, whose instruments
have never been surpassed in tone and durability
since their establishment commenced operations
(thirty-five years ago.) We have made arrangements
with other Factories for supplying us with Pianos, oc
casionally retaining thejpnvilege, however, of return
ing them, if found unworthy our recommendation. —
Persons purchasing from us, therefore, will never run
any risk, as we have determined to sell only good in
struments, on most reasonable terms.
SHEET MUSIC- A great variety ofthe latest
publications constantly on hand. Instruction books
for all instruments. The usual deduction made in sup
plying Schools and Music Teachers. Arthur's Pat
ent Elastic Music Portfolios. Music sent by mail.
Orders from the country, promptly attended to.
C. T. FREY, Prof, of Music.
July 26,1559.— tf.
Ayer's Ague Cure.
DE FORREST ARMSTONG, _ CO.
DRY GOODS MERCHANTS,
75, 77, 79, 81, 83 and 85 Duane Street,
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
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LOOKING GLASS PLATES of all sizes for sale
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STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1860.
Christ and the Little Ones.
"The Master has come over Jordan,"
Said Hannah the mother one day;
"He is healing the people who throDg him,
With a touch of his finger, they say.
And now I shall carry the children,
Little Rachel and Samuel and John,
I shall carry the baby, Esther,
For the Lord to look upon."
The father looked at her kindly,
But he shook his head and smiled;
"Now who but a doting mother
Would think of a thing so wild ?
If the children were tortured by demons,
Or dying of fever, 'twere well—
Or had they the taint of the leper,
Like many in Israel;" —
"Nay, do not hinder me, Nathan,
I feel such a burden of care—
If I carry it to the Master
Perhaps I shall leave it there.
If he lay his hand on the children,
My heart will be lighter, I know,
For a blessing forever and ever
Will follow them as thej go."
So over the hills of Judah,
Along by the vine-rows green,
With Esther asleep on her bosom,
And Rachel her brothers between;
'Mong the people who hung on his teaching,
Or waited bis touch and his word,
Through the row of proud Pharisees listening,
She pressed to the feet of the Lord.
•'Now why shouldst thou hinder the Master,"
Said Peter, "with children like these ?
Seest not how from morn till evening
He teacheth and healeth disease?"
Then Christ said, "Forbid not the children,
Permit them to come unto me!"
And he took in his arms little Esther,
And Rachel he set on his knee;
And the heavy heart of the mother
Was lifted all earth-care above,
As he laid his hands on the brothers,
And blest them with tenderest love;
As he said of the babes in his bosom,
"Of such are the kingdom of heaven" —
And strength for all duty and trial,
That hour to her spirit were given.
Mr. Editor: —The following, as nearly as I
can remember, is a copy of a commuaication
prepared for the Baltimore Christian Advocate,
but as tbe conductors of that journal inform me
that they "cannot say when it will appear, if
indeed at all" as tbey "are now closing up tbe
whole subject," I submit it for publication in
your paper, hoping that it may, by that means,
reach the eye of some of my old friends among
the preachers and people of the Baltimore Con
ference, to whom it is more particularly directed.
A PEACE OFFERING.
A VOICE FROM THE EASTERN SHOEE.
Will the Bait. Conference maintain its integ
rity? Will it pass unscathed through the fiery
ordeal which has been entailed upon it by the
unwarrantable legislation of the late General
Conference ? That this would be the case, was
the confident hope of every true friend ot the
border, until the recent personal controversies
which have been waged in the Bait. Christian
Advocate. That all should see precisely alike
was not to have been expected. But that there
would be a willingness on the part of every Bait.
Conference man, to yield some of his own predi
lections, for the purpose of general harmony, es
pecially iv view of the vastness of the interest
at stake, certainly could not have been doubted
by any one acquainted with the past history of
the Conference, and the unanimity with which
it was enabled to weather the storm incident to
the great Southern secession. During all that
period the whole Bait. Conference was as one
man. Why is it that they cannot see eye to eye
now, as they did then ? It ia certainly not he
cause their different views are so irreconcilable
as to forbid all hope of ultimate harmony. Nor
can it be because of a want of disposition to con
cession and compromise. What then has pro
duced this antagonism, which is likely to rend
the old Conferenceand estrange those who have
hitherto been laboring in harmony ? The cause
is far more imaginary than real. A few brethren
have allowed themselves to fall out by the way,
and to look ou each other as opponents, if not,
indeed, as enemies. Each honestly believes, too,
that his own views and measures are unquestion
ably correct and essential to the well-being ofthe
church, and consequently those of his opponent
pernicious in the extreme. Now let us look o
ver the ground, and see how wide apart the two
extremes are, and then judge whether it will he
possible for them to meet in harmony. All part
ies regard the new chapter as mischievous, to
say nothing as to its ultra, fanatical and un
christian dogmas. That it must, therefore, go
by the board, is demanded on all hands. But
the means by which this is to be accomplished
has given rise to two extreme parties. One
takes position in favor ot the Southern church
and proposes to discard all differences which
have heretofore existed, aud to transfer the Bait.
Conference to Us jurisdiction. A second party
would hold on to the M. E. church with a sol
emn protest against the new chapter, and a de
mand for its repeal, as a condition of continuance
therewith. The fatal objection to both of these
plans, is that neither of them can by any possi
bility secure general acquiescence, much less ap
proval. It is useless to disguise the fact, that
there are thousands, both preachers and people,
in the Bait. Conference who cannot, with their
present views ofthe church South, become iden
tified with it; and they hold this position hon
estly, and would as an alternative, prefer re
maining as they are. On the other hand, there
are thousands more who will not consent under
any circumstances to continue their connection
with the Northern M. E. church beyond the
meeting of the next Bait. Conference. This is
their finality, and if they must choose after that
between the two, they will go to the church
South. Now, here is the question, and it is the
only practical one, if harmony and unanimity is
at all desirable: Will these two parties, for the
sake of the peace, prosperity and integrity ofthe
Bait. Conference, consent to relinquish some of
their own peculiar predilections, aud meet each
other half way in the organization of a distinct
church, independent of either the North or the
South ? No course that could be adopted would
require as little sacrifice of opinion or prefer
ences as this. It is precisely what more than
half of the preachers and people now prefer, and
it would only be the two extreme wings that
would have to make any concession at alt, and
this so trifling, as not to weigh a feather, when
the union and harmony ofthe church on the bor
der is in jeopardy; and that each will concede
this much, if brought to the test, is not to be
doubted for one moment. But it will be con
tended that it would be impiacticsble now to
harmonize the two extremes on what should be
the basis of the new organization on the subject
of slavery. Let us see. One party demands
that everything on that vexed and disastrous
question be expunged from the book—while the
other contends that the Bait. Conference is
pledged to stand by the Discipline as it was be
fore the last General Conference. This is cer
tainly a difference of no small account, and that
each party is honest in its position, there should
not be a doubt entertained. Those who demand
that all be expunged, though they have hereto
fore avowed their willingness to let the Disci
pline remain as it was, are consistent, neverthe
less. Their demand for no alteration was simply
in view of the apprehension, since realized, that
any change would be towards abolitionism.—
And they merely acquiesced in the rule and
chapter as But those who still
ask for both the general rule and the old chapter,
are equally honest. They have regarded them
as expressions of a sentiment of the church,
which they are loth to relinquish. Now, then,
who will doubt that the good men who represent
these opposite position?, will hesitate to strike
hands and harmonize on middle ground. The
old chapter has been put out by those whom it
was heretofoie intended to conciliate. Let it
stay out. It is a dead letter, at best, aDd has
been for nearly half a century. And as to the
general rule, let it remain; it for nothing else,
as a memento of the sentiments of our fathers.
And whether they meant it to apply to the Af
rican slave trade or something else, not very
clearly defined, it matters not. It is harmless,
to say the worst. Does any one say that we
cannot live with the general rule. He is mis
taken. If we have managed to get along, and
prosper above all the churches with the rule and
chapter, certainly we may get along equally as
well with the former only.
One more difficulty still presents itself, no
doubt, to some who would otherwise agree to
harmonize on a new cht-*Ji organization. They
tear that this would b $, mere stepping
stone to some other * ecclesiastical body—the
chnrch South for instance—and, in fact, they say
that it is only under a conviction of the tendency
of such a course, that those who tavor the trans
fer to the church South, consent to a third or
ganization at all. But the people of the Bait.
Conference are not ultra iv any direction, as was
clearly shown in the late division of the church;
and who will pretend to say, that an identity
with the church South, has, all of a sudden, be
come more dear to any considerable part of them,
than a still united church throughout the terri
tory for which they battled long against Southern
usurpation. The writer knows something ofthe
sentiment and feeling of that part ot the 3alt.
Conference where it is said the tendency is now
strongest towards connection with the South.—
During all the border war. he lived in the valley
ot Va., where it fell to his lot to be in the thick
est of the fight, and he cannot forget the strifes
through which those who adhered had to wade,
and their heroic devotion to old Baltimore.—
Whatever may be their proclivities now, pro
duced by the incessant and ungenerous legisla
tion of the General Conference, one thing is
certain, they still love the old Conference and
would make no small sacrifice to maintain its
integrity. What then shall be done in order to
remove any apprehension that may exist in the
minds of some, that if all now compromised on
a new organization, it would ultimately land
them in the Church South ? This is the sticking
point. Well, then, in the same spirit of concil
iation, and with the disposition to sacrifice in
dividual opinion for the general good, let it be
conceded iv the outset, that the ecclesiastical re
lations shall not thereafter be changed without
the vote ot three-fourths ofthe entire Conference.
With this provision, there would be no danger
ot a union with ihe church South, while its po
sition in refereuce to the African Slave trade re
• mained at all equivocal. And in the meantime
the central Church would iv all probability be
so strengthened aud enlarged not only by the
co-operation of all the border slave territory, but
by accessions from othei conservative portions
ot the church, especially when the General Con
ference shall Lave abolitionized the rule as they
have done the chapter, that the inducement to
a transfer to the South would no longer exist. —
But whether this should be tbe ultimate result
or not, a united church even if composed ot but
one Conference, is more to be desired than tbe
honor of being attaohed to either of the great
Methodist bodies in the midst of interminable
strife and coufusion.
The foregoing is in behalf of the Baltimore
Conference simply. But there is a broader view
to be taken of this question —one which effects
the entire border, if not the entire church. —
There is perhaps more real division of sentiment
in many other parts ot the church than in the
Bait. Conference notwithstanding all the contro
versy has been there as yet. In other parts of
the Border, there are two extreme classes that
can never be reconciled when the question is
once spruDg —except by means of a third organ
ization. There are, on the one hand those who
prefer the M. E. C. as it is, chapter and all, and
on the other those who prefer the M. E. C.
South. So then, when the question does come
upon us, though it may be deferred, if there
shall be no middle ground for us to stand upon,
we must expect internal division and all the sad
concomitants of discord in the churches. Will
the Bait. Conference spare us this dire calamity,
by setting before the church an example ot mod
eration aud harmony, and the adoption of such
a conservative basis as may be acceptable to the
entire Border ?
I close with one reflection, bearing upon the
welfare of the entire Methodist Church. Whilst
we must denounce aud deprecate the abolition
tendencies of tho northern branch of the church,
we should at the same time wi.-h it prosperity
and success in its legitimate work of dissemina
ting Christianity, and proclaiming the Gospel to
lost sinners. Let us theD, quietly withdraw
from its supervision, so that the incessant tur
moil among themselves iD legislating for us will
be no longer necessary. Let us undertake the
government of ourselves under Divine guidance,
and our good Northern brethren will then find
more time for preaching the Gospel, and build
ing up the churches; aud will possibly, too, be
able to ferret out some evils among themselves
which are likely to escape their vigilance, so
long as they have so much care and concern for
their Southern allies. MEDIATOR.
Near Cambridge, Nov. 22, 1860.
§___?" Western Virginia papers please copy.
For the Spectator.
Sentiments Offered by Friends and Rela
tives on visiting the Grave, and erecting
a Monument to the honor of Dr. B. H.
Kibler, on Saturday, Dec. 1, 1860.
The day was cold and bleak, yet according to
appointment friends and relatives came to the
dear honoured spot where rest the remains of
Dr. Kibler, late of Spring Hill, Augusta county,
Va., laden with every variety of shrubberies,
and autumnal ilowers, significant of undying
and the most endearing attachments that could
possibly be expressed, and inserted them upon
aud around the grave while the monument was
being erected, —after which the following senti
ments were offered:
bt a. v. kiblbb—A Sister-in-law.
The seasons may pass by, and this monument fade,
These flowers grow sickly o'er this now new made
Yet 1 will remember, with the seasons that pass,
The dear social hours I enjoyed with you last.
bt a. m. kibler —A Brother.
With him I hope to rise to life abovp
And live as once I did with him on earth, in love.
• by j. kibler—A Brother.
This monument in honor of thy name shall stand.
Till time shall fade this transient world below.
Then rise and live, dear brother, with the honored
For God's own angel shall uplift the latch of Heaven's
Gate: and we rejoin thee for eternity.
bt l. a. tatbs—A Widowed Sister.
These flowers shall live and bloom
On this dear honoied mound;
For tbe tears of a sorrowing one
Will often fall around.
bt a. j. kibler —A Brother who was absent.
His resting place is dear to me!
bt miss bichard—A Cousin.
None lived who was more loved, as well as
Useful to his friend and the public;
None died more regretted than did Dr. B. H. Kibler.
Dr. Kibler's grave will be revisited by his
many friends and relatives on the 11th of May
next, to remodel and adorn the grave and ex
press feelings of remembrance, &c.
Lueay, Dec. 6, 1860. By A Frifnd.
|ap° The Valley Gazette, of Warrenton cc.,
would do us a favor by copying.
A crust of bread, a pitcher of water, a thatch
ed room, and a wife that loves you—there is
happiness tor you, whether the day be rainy or
sunny. It is the heart that makes the home,
whether the eye rests upon a potato patch or a
flower garden. j
The Vote of Virginia.
We annex a table of the official returns of the
Presidential electioo, in this State, exclusive of
the informalities which cansed a division of the
electoral college. These figures present the ac
tual result of the election. The aggregate vote,
(including the Republican) is 167,308. The ag
gregate at the last Gubernatorial election was
149,971. Increase 17,337. Bell over Goggin
2,360. Letcher over Breckinridge 3,327. Com
bined majority against Breckinridge 16,743.
i 1860 . ,—1859---.
Bell Breck. Doug. Gogg. Let.
Accomac 736 737 80 768 675
Albemarle 1317 1056 97 1303 931
Alexandria 1012 565 141 874 620
Alleghany 250 344 37 210 355
Amelia 282 249 32 203 204
Amherst 622 808 26 732 654
Appomattox 221 563 10 263 470
Augusta 2553 218 1094 2170 1402
Barbonr 422 910 39 426 817
Bath 220 163 22 230 231
Bedford 1468 1037 91 1386 815
Berkeley 913 830 106 883 1057
Boone 121 204 24 150 292
Botetonrt 590 589 174 486 714
Braxton 274 227 46 349 317
Brooke 173 450 76 213 369
Brunswick 308 444 137 188 482
Buchanan 14 134 19 73 164
Buckingham 544 523 22 535 467
Cabell 316 161 407 413 504
Calhoun 19 285 1 26 277
Campbell 1521 1208 146 1385 1129
Caroline 561 772 18 619 502
Carroll 315 729 11 461 344
Charles City 224 111 9 245 66
Charlotte 418 465 25 406 403
Chesterfield 788 328 588 581 779
Clarke 288 335 49 252 371
Clay H9 85 — 90 49
Craig 112 322 2 92 256
Culpeper 526 525 19 497 475
Cumberland 278 276 37 252 204
Dinwiddie 389 254 183 230 267
Doddridge 143 356 91 104 609
Elizabeth City 248 164 24 214 164
Essex 279 308 4 325 270
Fairfax 691 685 91 691 717
Fauquier 989 1027 39 931 1020
Faye'tte 381 241 65 346 385
Floyd 384 400 35 522 339
Fluvanna 487 443 7 482 326
Franklin 863 1076 133 1010 884
Frederick 963 1315 66 888 1124
Giles 866 244 63 463 352
Gilmer 117 268 119 60 325
Gloucester 301 460 — 383 365
Goochland 244 428 37 234 259
Grayson 315 447 16 384 497
Greenbrier 993 505 133 889 779
Greene 74 521 10 126 287
Greensville 139 151 41 93 142
Halifax 563 1312 138 358 758
Hampshire 878 1054 75 701 1063
Hancock 33 262 85 144 304
Hanover 575 749 27 572 689
Hardy 894 355 74 771 354
Harrison 931 1191 107 780 1092
Henrico 1403 641 189 1248 850
Henry 543 444 59 576 419
Highland 215 170 255 229 478
Isle of Wight 147 757 19 148 532
Jackson 388 500 61 388 510
James City 148 60 5 111 31
Jefferson 959 458 440 857 875
Kanawha 1176 513 52 1138 467
King George 184 223 37 205 196
King & Queen 255 510 2 271 429
King William 142 315 8 148 318
Lancaster 209 142 12 156 107
Lee 462 894 10 688 624
Lewis 332 604 247 259 649
Logan 100 271 6 94 480
Loudoun 2033 778 120 1798 722
Louisa 498 754 2 496 397
Lunenburg 251 527 32 179 433
Madison 74 834 20 132 586
Marion 569 1337 137 468 1197
Marshall 928 809 108 828 633
Mason 716 439 297 589 448
Matthews 251 306 — 315 253
McDowell 35 37 — 115 33
Mecklenburg 430 901 63 384 606
Mercer 443 432 13 557 429
Middlesex 151 241 — 179 214
Monongalia 622 601 757 641 975
Monroe 693 520 83 845 672
Montgomery 712 425 74 615 388
Morgan 308 254 20 274 261
Nansemond 477 429 1 462 271
Nelson 733 390 112 739 383
New Kent 264 172 2 239 132
Nicholas 345 152 48 364 303
Norfolk City 984 439 233 836 527
Norfolk 00. 704 447 52 591 381
Northampton 234 214 6 227 153
Northumberl'nd 276 350 1 108 194
Nottoway 232 179 28 195 178
Ohio " 1202 915 716 1323 1030
Orange 427 475 12 426 379
Page 141 937 75 130 960
Patrick 433 432 70 503 593
Pendleton 400 217 133 383 411
Petersburg 970 223 613 944 636
Pittsylvania 1702 1057 177 1396 1107
Pleasants 140 166 119 76 146
Pocahontas 163 333 30 134 419
Portsmouth 678 559 214 678 537
Powhatan 225 127 120 136 132
Preston 562 942 239 505 810
Prince Edward 374 423 65 271 316
Prince George 243 191 126 187 267
Prince William 243 718 26 251 712
Princess Anne 451 379 16 367 364
Pulaski 332 250 5 314 239
Putnam 400 327 38 451 427
Raleigh 230 69 14 381 148
Randolph 259 243 143 226 430
Rappahannock 491 409 — 509 463
Richmond City 2402 1167 753 2043 1588
Richmond Co. 353 185 6 296 261
Ritchie 224 73 137 422
Roane 237 264 16 302 261
Roanoke 293 373 52 283 409
Rockbridge 1231 361 641 1230 1208
Rockingham 883 676 1354 700 2042
Russell 473 526 34 751 404
Scott 591 594 91 600 559
Shenandoah 427 1883 170 273 1952
Smyth 446 496 49 598 454
Southampton 545 563 9 636 493
Spotsylvania 599 516 257 498 588
Stafford 404 402 165 299 507
Surry 197 115 55 134 167
Sussex 177 294 96 127 291
Taylor 647 675 26 530 651
Tazewell 306 934 — 541 621
Tucker 22 99 23 17 176
Tyler 315 423 197 289 460
Upshur 331 589 54 292 422
Warren 276 462 12 215 456
Warwick 72 32 — 60 31
Washington 916 1178 66 966 870
Wayne 326 166 82 269 320
Webster 66 52 6 new Co.
Westmoreland 438 160 4 444 146
Wetzel 90 607 153 65 809
Williamsburg 49 43 24 40 55
Wirt 150 255 16 136 302
Wise 102 363 8 208 226
Wood 832 832 56 836 660
Wyoming 60 29 9 170 78
Wythe 617 795 22 743 775
York 227 90 3 171 102
Total 74681 74323 16375 72321 77650
Bell's maj. 358 Letcher's maj. 6329
The New Envelope.—The new ruled stamp
evelope appears to be rapidly increasing in pub
lic favor, tbe demand being so large that the
Postmaster General has just ordered an addi
tional supply of fifteen millions. Postmasters
throughout the country are to be furnished with
the new envelope, and instructed by the Depart
ment to encourage its introduction as an impor
tant postal reform.
A Model Man.—General Soott is the largest
man in the American service. He is six feet
six inches tall, and weighs two hundred and six*
ty pounds. " He is seventy-four years old, yet
his health is good and his whole system appar
ently vigorous, much of whioh is doubtless ow
ing to his temperate habits.
Thirty-Sixth Congress - Second Session.
Monday, Dec. 10.—This was an exciting day
in both Houses of Congress. Tbe Senate re
sumed the discussion of Mr. Powell's resolution
for the appointment of a special Committee on
Federal Affairs. The debate took a wide range,
and was very interesting. The general tone
was conciliatory and hopeful, though ultraists on
both sides gave expression to contrary views.—
Mr. Preston King, of New York, and Mr. Sum
ncr, of Massachusetts, were defiant and uncom
promising, whilst Messrs. Davis and Brown, of
Mississippi, declared the hour of settlement pass
ed and secession an unavoidable event. Messrs.
Dixon and Foster, of Connecticut, and Messrs.
Douglas and Pugh, spoke in a conservative and
conciliatory strain. Mr. Mason, of Virginia,
avowed a willingness to vote for the Committee
but despaired ot any good result. The Senate
finally adjourned without comiDg to a vote.
In the House Mr. Hawkins, of Florida press
ed his desire to be relieved from an appoint
ment oajthe Committee of Thirty-three, and a
vowed his inability to agree to any compromise,
believing secession to be a duty as well as a ben
efit for the South. He commented also on the
formation of the Committee, and especially de-
DouDced the appointmeDt of Mr. Heory Winter
Davis as the representative of Maryland. Mr.
Vallandigham, of Ohio, and Mr. McClernand, of
Illinois, also protested against the formation of
the Committee and unfair. After a
prolonged debate, conducted in good temper, the
House adjourned without taking a vote on the
motion to excuse Mr. Hawkins from serving on
A bill was reported from the Committee of
Ways and Means, authorizing the issue of ten
million dollars of Treasury notes for the imme
diate relief of the Treasury Department. They
are to be issuable until 1863, and redeemable
from the proceeds of the remaining eleven mil
lion dollars loan authorized at the last session,
when sold. An effort was made to amend the
bill by pledging the revenue arising from the
sale of the public lands for the redemption of
notes, but rejected—ayes 75, nays 124. The bill
was then passed in the form reported.
Tttesdav, Dec. 11th.—Both Houses of Con
gress had rather quiet and uneventful sessions
to-day. The Senate debated Mr. Powell's reso
lution for the reference of Federal affairs to a
Special Committee ot thirteen, without coming
to a vote. Mr. Bigler made an earnest Union
address, and Mr. Iverson renewed his protesta
tions against all efforts at compromise or concil
iation. According to him, the Gulf States have
determined on secession and will be satisfied with
uothiDg else. Mr. Pugh protested against such
extreme views. Mr. Collamer, of Vermont, Re
publican, spoke briefly in favor of moderation
and conciliation. A conversational debate fol
lowed on the subject of the Fugitive Slave law
and its execution in the Northern States, in
which Senators Pugh, Mason, Douglas, Powell
and others participated.
Tbe House finally refused to excuse Mr. Haw
kins from serving on the Special Committee on
the State of the Union. Mr. Boyce, of South
Carolina, also asked to be excused, bufc the
House refused by a tie vote to grant the request.
During the proceedings a oasual debate occurred,
in which Mr. Smith, of Virginia, indicated a
desire to stcure the adoption ot measures for the
preservation ot the Union. The House resolved
to refer all matters relating to Federal affairs to
the Special Committee and than adjourned.
For the Spectator.
At the meeting of the Court Martial of the
93rd Regiment ot Virginia Militia, at Middle
brook, Augusta county, November 30th, 1860,
the following preamble and resolutions were of
fered and adopted by a unanimous vote—
Wheeeas, In view of the distracted condition
of our country, and the probability of war in the
event of a dissolution of the Union, and it being
the earnest desire of the officers of the 93rd
Regiment to act in concert and in unity of spirit
in any emergency, therefore—
Resolved Ist., That our commandant be, and
hereby is, requested to call us together whenever
he may deem it advisable; or when it is the
wish of a majori'y of the officers of our Regi
ment, to confer with each other—that we may,
if possible, be of one opinion in regard to what
our duty will be; agreeing that we will act in
accordance with the wishes ofthe majority, and
stand as officers of the same Regiment, and citi
zens of the same county, should do, united in
spirit and in action—whether for peace or for
Resolved 2nd., That, confiding in the wisdom,
experience and patriotism of our Senator and
Representatives in the House of Delegates, and
believing, as we do, that while they love
their whole conutry, and will spare no labor to
preserve the perpetuity of the Union ; yet we
know they will maintain the high honor of this
great State, and tbat they will not see Virginia
suffer wrong unresented; neither will they see
the rights ot the South, or of any Southern State
disresarded or trampled upon without standing
up for those rights, and contending for them at
all hazards, feeling that no result could deter
them from thus discharging their duty. And
believing, as we do, that it depends upon future
developments whether they will consider it their
duty to take a position for the Union as it now
exists, or for the rights of the South in the U
nion, or tor a United South out ot the Union,
or whether for Virginia, solitary and alone;
Resolved 3d., That we are willing to leave our
Representatives free and untrammeled to do
what, at the time, may seem to them their du
ty to their State, the Union, and to every sister
State in the Union, and we will be ready and
willing to sustan them in their action.
A Humorous Incident.—An old farmer who
had two handsome daughters would not permit
them to keep the company of tbe young men.
After the old man had retired to rest, the girls
would hang a sheet out of the window, and each
beau, with the assistance of his lady, would thus
gain an entrance. It so happened that one even
ing the girls hung out the sheet too early, and
the old gentleman spying the article, could not
conjecture the meaning of it. So he caught hold
and endeavored to pull it down. The girls sup
posing it to be one of their fellows, began to hoist,'
and did not discover the mistake until the old
man's head was level with the window sill,when
one of them exclaimed, u Oh, Lord, it's dad !"
and letting go the sheet, down came the old
gentleman to the ground, dislocating his shoul
der. Withdrawing all oppositon to their keep
ing company, he was soon a father-in-law.
The Englishmen Delighted.—A well known
British capitalist, now iv Richmond, says:
"That every Englishman whom he had con
vented with on the subject of disunion was in
ecstacies over the impending ruin which over
hangs the Union, and tbat they hoped to God it
would eventually occur."
Many believe that John Bull provided a good
deal of the ways and means, at tbe North, which
gave the political impulse to this result in No
vember last.— New York Express.
Revolutionary Survivors.—According to
the report ot the commissioners of Pensions but
87 soilders of the Revolution yet survive, out of
165 who on the 30th of June, 1859, were on the
pension rolls. Among the survivors is one who
participated in the first great battle of the Rev
olution. Pensions are allowed also to 66 wid
ows of Revolutionary soldiers.
Mrs. Mary Haller died in Wythe county, Va.
last week. She was in her 84th year—had been
married sixty-seven years—had twelve children
—sixty-two grandchildren—one hundred and
twenty-four greatgrandchildren, and three great
Romantic young ladies and disappointed bach
elors, who have an idea ot drowning themselves
would confer a favor on the coroner and the un
dertaker by leaving their paper money in a safe
place on the shore. Bank bills are seldom im
proved by an immersion.
Never forget the kindness which others do for
you, nor remind others of the kindness you do
FROM OSS OF HKR SISTKBB.
Sister Carrie, my dear,
I am sorry to hear
That you are intending to leave us;
They say it's a fact
That your trunk is all packed,
And you hope by such conduct to grieve us.
You've always been naughty
And wilful and haughty,
Like a spoiled minx as you are;
So vain of your beauty,
Forgetful of duty
You owe to indulgent Fapa.
I am sure you can't say
That you've not had your way
In each of our family broils;
While I vow and declare *
You've had your full share
In each of the national spoils.
Just wait for a season
And listen to reason,
Nor believe what your false lovers say
For their prayers and sighs
And their flattering lies
Will lead you to ruin some day.
Though they promise so fair,
Gay deceivers they are,
From the one last evening you kissed.
To Hammond and Rhett
And chivalrous Keitt,
Orr, Memminger, Pickens and Gist.
Some day, all forlorn.
Bedraggled and torn.
Like the prodigal son in his need,
You will knock at the door
And come home once more,
Nor venture again to secede.
Now be warned of your fate
Before it's too late;
Like a dear little innocent lamb,
Come out of your pet,
And do not forget
All the kindness of good Uncle Sam.
The Palmetto tree
No shelter will be
When the dark clouds of anarchy lower,
You will long for the rest
Of your own eagle's nest,
And the strong arm of federal power.
Then, dear little Sis,
Now give me a kiss,
To make up these family jars.
Secession shall never
Our Union dissever;
Hurrah for the Stripes and the Stars. A.
For 'he jidatcr.'.
Mr. Editor :—The Pre.ldnti. ewbtfltf is
passed, and with it has lot_ _ np a cl _:-i on
the national horizon as dar*. r_i tua 6..iides of
erebus. What true-hearted .n gaze
on the gathering storm with , _\ u % of 'nde
pendence, and in the mad pbreL :J of Sec'-oual
strife, exclaim, "Let it come—*>r- *-:__ irt[? id
for the,worst!" Shall this noble temple of f a**
dom fall and bury beneath its ruino I Uia last _...
hope of the down trodden millions ot _a.v. .pe? —
Shall the goddess of Liberty be forced t • lea*e
our beloved land to search, In vain, for c people
worthy to worship at her shrine, and leave us to
struggle with all the consequent evils oi anar
chy, or offer up our worship at a despot's t.irono
instead of the altar of freedom? Cannot tbe
field of Guilford, the plains of Yorktown, fie
summit of Bunker Hill, reeking with the bloo.
of our ancestois, stay the waves ot sectional fa
naticism? Cannot the voice of Washington,
speaking through his Farewell Address, calm the
elements of popular excitement—make us one
people again, determined to preserve and per
petuate the noblest institutions that were ever
created by human wisdom ? Will not the A
merican people pause in their mistaken zeal for
freedom and the rights of man, ere they strike
the fatal blow that will extort from them the
sad but truthful sentiment of Madame Roland
"Oh [Liberty! Liberty! how many crimes are
perpetrated in thy name."
It is with the deepest anxiety, mingled with
feelings of despondency, thnt I witness daily the
growing spirit of sectional feeling. Men who
were but a few weeks ago calm and conserva
tive in sentiment, are now vociferating equality
of the South in the Union or a dissolution of the
Confederacy. Could the fiery and impetuous
feelings of the South be restrained and reason
and patriotism again assert their supremacy, and
the North be brought to realize tbe ruin which
is impending over the country, the Union might
yet be saved. The fate or destiny of the coun
try is not beyond the reach of conciliation and
forbearance. But unless the public mind can be
tranquilized and brought to consider dispassion
ately the crisis, it cannot be done. Secession is
growing into a household word,and those among
us who cherish it most do not seem to know
that it implies revolution. It imports not only
a change of government, but almost invariably
brings with it a train ot evils, a series of calam
ities that the patriot and sage would shudder to
contemplate. Rome lost her freedom and in
dependence trom internal dissentions. She loved
Caesar more and Rome less. The sequel was
told on the bloody fields of Pharsalia and Phil
lippi. The republics of Greece, after culmina
ting iv all that pertains to individual happiness
and national grandeur, buried their greatness
and freedom in the strife of civil discord, and in
the end became the servile worshippers at a
throne ot despotism. England, also, in the wild
frenzy of fanaticism, offered up her Charles I as
a victim on the so called altar of freedom, and
then, in a spirit ot degrading servility, recog
nized the iron rule of a Cromwell. France, too,
had her revolution, which not only brought
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to tbe Guillo
tiue, but resolved the government into anarchy
and confusion, and society iuto its original ele
ments of chaos aud consequent self-preservation,
and stained the page of her history with tjie
darkest deeds that was ever perpetrated by a na
tion claiming to be civilized. The spirit of lib
erty which the Girondists inspired in a short
time assumed the wildest fanaticism, and be
neath the withering, blasting elements of popu
lar licentiousness, the soil of France was soon
crimson with the blood of its best citizens. The
patriot Lafayette became impotent to do good •
the genius of a Mirabeau could no longer con
trol the dark storm that was sweeping over his
unhappy land with such a desolating effect; and
after a reign of Terror that has no parallel in
the world's history, they hailed with enthusiasm
the rising power of a Napoleon, and again wel
comed the despotism they had so vainly tried to
annihilate. The history of the world furnishes
many instances of the dark and trying ordeals
through which nations have had to pass by
recklessly rushing into revolution, and most
forcibly illustrates the great truth that govern
ments should not be changed for slight and tran
sient causes. The United States, from the in
ception of the government to the present time,
in rapid growth in the development ot all the
elements ot wealth, stands without a parallel ou
the page of the world's history. In three quar
ters ot a century we have grown trom a small,
obscure nation, to one of the great powers of the
earih; and whilst under the genius of our insti
tutions we have enjoyed undivided happiness as
well as national prosperity—our commerce whi
tening every sea, protected by the flag of the
Union emblazoned with the Stars and Stripes,
furnishes a guarantee of what we may be in the
future by adhering firmly to the government so
wisely devised by the sages of the revolution.—
It will prove a fatal chimera to indulge the hope
that one or more of the Cotton States may se
cede and the Confederacy remain unimpaired.—
Let one star be struck from the flag of our coun
try, and ere long that bright constellation, em
blematic of our greatness, will cease to exist.—
Should this event occur the problem of man's
capacity for self government would then be
solved. Posterity would execrate our memory
as well as weep over our folly tor having de
prived them of their just heritage of freedom, tor
which their forefathers had toiled and bled ou
the battle field. May we adopt the sentiment so
eloquently expressed by one of America's most
distinguished bards •
"Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee,
Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears,
Our faith triumphant o'er our fears
Are"all with thee—are all with thee!"
He is happy whose circumstances suits his
temper; but he is more excellent who can suit
bis temper to any circumstances.