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A. M. GARBER, Jr., Editor and Proprietor.
STAUNTON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17,1866 VOLUME I NUMBER 7. gulvmtemttttss. Tifi “VALLSiT VIRGINIAN,” IS DEVOTED TO THE MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE GREAT VALLEY AND OF VIRGINIA. AS AN ADVERTISING MEDIUM, IT IIAS JfO EQUAL. BEING A FIRST CLASS WEEKLY PAPER, NEWLY FITTED UP WITH THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS DEJIAXDED BY THE TIMES, AND HAVING A LARGE A IM UEASIXG tTIMT'EATIOX. From our intimate association and continued service with the “Army of the Valley District” and the Army of Northern Virginia, the Vir ginian offers special inducements to subscribers from ail parts of the South. Soldiers of the armies of- the Confederate States, who served in the Valley, and learned to love it as a second home, will find from the Valley Virginian that the people have never forgotten them, and never wish them to for get us. A true history of the war, in Virginia, is now appearing in the Valley Virginian, and all who wish to posses the facts from our side, whether from the North or South, should sub scribe to it, A!1 kinds of Job Work done with neatness and despatch. Subscription Three Dollars per annum. Address A. M. GARBER, Jr., Editor and Proprietor Valley Virginian, Staunton, Va. TO THE PEOPLE OP THE SOUTH! OLD ‘M\M REVIVED! The undersigned, having purchased its good will and subscription books, proposes to re vive, at an early day, the old Richmond Ex aminer, of which the late John M. Daniel was editor-in chief, and the undersigned his constant associate for the entire period of the war. It is believed that the public will recognize an appropriate and practical idea in this en terprise. Efforts to revive other papers in the South are announced, and it is certainly neither a visionary nor unworthy endeavor for the literary associates of a gallant spirit that now sleeps in the grave to essay honor to his memory and a service to the public by reviving the old Examiner newspaper, so long the ornament of Southern letters, an example at once of the scholarship and chivalry of Vir ginia; and perhaps the only school in the South of pure and classic English distinct from the medels and redeemed from the inno vations of Northern instructors. The fame of the old Richmond Examiner reached to the most distant parts of the world The paper was well known in Europe. It was pronounced by a distinguished Northern poli tician “the best exponent of the civilization of the South.” It was a school of literary schol arship for the youth of the South; the class of Southern chivalry: an example of independ ence, of courage, of iron spirit in newspaper literature, which its chief illustrated in his own noble an 1 severe life, and defended more than once on the field of honor, where the un dersigned stood with him in the vindication of the freedom of the press. Surely there arc many people in the South j^Mvho will unite in an effort to revive a news which was an ornament to its literature and a school for its virtues. The task is an W amb.tions one. But the undersigned attempts f it in no mean or flagging spirit. He has al ready undertaken to marshal a corps of the old writers for the Examiner ; he will be able to reproduce its typographical features, and present to Southern readers a fac simile of their old acquaintance ; and lie fervently trusts and resolutely pledges every resource of intellect and will to breathe again in this form of ma terial resurrection the same spirit of fearless criticism, chivalrous contest and unhesitating encounter with abuse that animated it of old. No pains or expense will be spared to make the Examiner the newspaper of the South.— For every department of it the services of the most, accomplished and active writers will be secured. Special correspondents will be post ed in New York and Washington and other important centres of intellingence in the coun try. A former active editor of the old Exam iner, Edward A. Pollard, will be employed as correspondent from Europe, in which country he proposes to write a History of the War, and to form a familiar acquaintance with the politics of Europe, especially in connection with American questions and topics. This correspondence will constitute a special fea ture of interest in our paper; it will enliven its columns from week to week with the pro ductions of an animated pen ; and it will af ford our readers a singularly good opportun ity to make themselves acquainted with co temporary Europe, and to apprehend the growing interest of our foreign relations. The undersigned was recently the editor of the Richmond Times, but in consequence of a disagreement with the part proprietor of that paper, he has been forced to leave it and ap peal to the civil courts for his rights; and he now proposes to himself the nobler task of re viving a paper endeared to the South by many memories of the past, and associated with so much that is admirable in its heroic and literary name in history. He calls upon the old subscribers of the Examiner, from Virginia to Texas, to rally to its support, to renew their subscriptions, and to assist in the revival of a paper which has existed for three quarters of a century, and which has ever been solicitous to honour truth and virtue, prompt to chastise abuses, and ambitious to defend and adorn the civilization and litera ture of the South. I r.ll '13 wt SUUSi'lUrTIU.’l Daily—One year, in advance..-..,,$8.00 “ Six months, in advance,.."...5.00 “ Three months, in advance,..-.3.00 “ One month, in advance,.1.00 Semi-Weekly—One year, in advance.5.00 “ Six months, in advance...3.00 "Weekly—One year, in advance,.3.00 “ Six months, in advance,.2.00 Advertisements will he inserted on the same terms as published by the other Richmond pa pers. The first number of the Examiner will con tain a sketch of the life of the late John M. Daniel, whose name is historical in connec tion with the Virginia press, and than whom the annals of newspaper literature in America show fjw more extraordinary men—certainly no greater master of vigor and satire in com position. The first numbers will also contain a full and complete account of the evacuation of Richmond, with all the particulars of the surrender of the city, the entry of the troops, the great conflagration, &c., taken from the advance sheets of E. A. Pollard’s “Fourth Year of the War,” now in press. This account will be found intensely interesting ; and aside from this consideration, every one should se cure and preserve these numbers, as they will be valuable hereafter as atfording a true and faithful report of what the South has had hitherto but the imperfect narratives which have been written and published in the North ern press. The old contributors and correspondents of Examiner are particularly requested to com municate with the "Undersigned. All letters and communications of every character should be addressed to. H. RIVES POLLARD, Richmond, Va. LARGE LOT OF MARKET AND CLOTHES RASKEI3 to sale by fiRUCE & f ECfr T. H. KELLOGG, J. W. GIBSON, Late of G. J. Sumner & Co. Of Richmond. CHINA, GLASS, QUEERS-WARE AND HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. KELLOGG A GIBSON, IMPORTERS, WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALERS, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, Are now receiving and opening a very large assortment of goods in their line, to which they invite the attention of their friends and the trade generally. Goods shown with pleasure and sold in large or small quantities at low prices. City and country dealers, housekeepers, &c., will find it to their interest to give us a call. New Store, No. 115 Main Street. KELLOGG d GIBSON. Jan. 10-3m SAMUEL HUNT, No. 202 Baltimore Street, Between CHARLES & St. PAUL STS., Baltimore, MAJSTtJFA.CTURER OF sabbi.es. harness, bribi.es, TRUNKS, TRAVELLING BAGS, Ac., ALSO ON HAND HORSE COVERS, BUFFALO ROBES, WHIPS, BITS &C. Orders promptly and fraithfully exe cuted. Jan. 10-Gm CHS., E. SNODGRASS F. P. TURNER. SNODGRASS A CO., General Commission Merchants, For., of 17th & Bock Sts., Richmond, Va„ Dealers in Bacon, Lard, Hams, Candles, Butter, Cheese, Flour and Grain., Whiskeys, Brandies, Wines and all Liquors. Particular Attention Paid to the Sale of All Kinds of Country Produce. REFERENCES. Thomas Branch & Co., Richmond, George W. Yancy, Richmond, McElwaiu & Co., Petersburg, Younger & Co., Lynchburg, R. D. Owen, President Va., & Tenn., R. R., Lynchburg, Wm. Allen, Cashier, First National Bank, Staunton, Major John A. Harman, Staunton. Nov. 2fl-tf EDWARD ECHOLS, J. ROWLAND ECHOLS. J. R. ECHOLS A CO., Commission Merchants, BASIN BANK, LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA., RESPECTFULLY OFFER THEIR SERVICES TO THE FARMERS, PLANTERS, TOBACCONISTS & MERCHANTS OF VIRGINIA, FOR THE SALE, STORAGE £ FORWARDING OF Merchandise, Tobacco, AND ALL KINDS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE. Nov. 29-tf BURDETTS ART GALLERY, [OVi. t ROANE A ALBY] Opposite Va., Hotel, New Street. J. II. BCRDETT A CO., Having flitted up their Rooms in the latest style, and having secured all the modern im provements in the Art are prepared to furnish Carte de Visittcs, plain and colored Photo graphs, Ivory Types and every description of work pertaining to the Art, at the shortest notice and on the most reasonable terms. TIIE LADIES Will find in the reception room, one of Stieffs Celebrated Pianoes to which particular atten tion is directed. Nov. 29-tf F. C. COX, WITH Hild, Trammelle and Mitchell, WHOLESALE DEAEERS IN NOTIONS, HOSIERY, FANCY GOODS, DRUGGISTS’ SUNDRIES, Stationary, Perfumery, Furnishing; Goods, die,, Ac. 303 W, Baltimore St„ Corner of Liberty, UP STAIRS, GEORGE J. HILD, 1 RAI.TIMORE JACOB S. TRAMMELLE, )■ Maryland. HENRY M. MITCHELL. J Dec. 20-6m POWHATAN HOTEL, CORNER ELEVENTH AND BROAD STREETS, (NEAR THE CAPITOL,) RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, GEORGE J. SCAMMELL, PROPRIETOR. THIS HOUSE having been put in thorough repair ami refurnished in the most complete style, is prepared to receive guests. The accommodations are first-class, and guests can rely upon finding in the Powhatan the comforts of home, with all the luxuries of a Hotel of the character it claims to possess. Nov. 29-tf i. V. luinuxv, dUivJLO, Formerly Minor & Burke. 14 years with Va. C. R. R JOHN G. EFFINGER, WITH MINOR <fc JONES, Commission «fe Forwarding Merchants FOB THE SALE OF COUNTRY PRODUCE AND ALL KINDS OF MERCHANDISE, NO. 615th STREET, BETWEEN MAIN AND CART, RICHMOND, VA, QUICK SALES AAD PROMPT RETURNS. Nov. 29-tf DINSMORE & KYLE, WHOLESALE GROCERS, AND COMMISION MERCHANTS. IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS OF Brandies, Wines, and Old Bye Whiskey, VIRGINIA TOBACCO * HAVANA CIGARS, No. 156 PH ATT STREET, BALTIMOBE. Nov. 20-1 y AMERICAN HOTEL, At the Depot of the Va., Central Kailroad, Staunton, Va., CHABX.ES T. O’FERRALL, Proprietor. The Proprietor intends, by thorough repair and fine accomodations, to retain the reputa tion this House has heretofore had, of being a First Class Hotel. Nov. 29-tf Sperry’s “Vini Appleci.” In addition to our fine stock of Liquors we are now receiving Wine, Punch Essence, Scotch Whiskey do, Rum do, Egg Nogg, Lemons, Irish Whiskey, a superb article, Plantation Bitters, Fine old Rockbridge Apple Brandy, Sperry’s “Vini Appleci,” London Brown Stout, Scotch Ale and a choice lot of fine Cigars—all for the Christmas Hollidays. H. F. RICHARDS & CO. At Sowers Old Building. Dec. 20-tf Coal Oil and Lamps. We have on hand a nice lot of Coal Oil Lamps and Kerosine oil, for sale. Call and see. ISAAC PAUL & Co. Dee. 13-tf WANTED. 1000 Bushels of Flaxseed. ISAAC PAUL & Co. Dec. IJrirfejSiSMmal teds. JOHN ECHOLS, H. M. BELL, R. H. CATLETT. MON&OE CO., WEST VA. STAUNTON, VA, LEXINGTON, VA, ECHOLS, BELL A CATLETT, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Staunton Va., WILL PRACTICE IN THE STATE AND FED ERAL COURTS AT STAUNTON, AND IN THE CIRCUIT & COUNTY COURTS OF ROCKBRIDGE, ROCKINGHAM AND ALLEGHANY COUNTIES. THEY WILL ALSO ATTEND TO SPECIAL BUSI NESS IN ANY PART OF VIRGINIA & WEST VA. The business of the late firm of Har man & Bell is in their hands for attention and settlement. Nov. 29-tf H. W. SHEFFEY, JAS., BUMGARDNER JR. SHEFFEY & BUIOABD.VER. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, Wilt, practice in thf. various courts held IN STAUNTON AND IN THE CIRCUIT COURTS OF HIGHLAND, ROCKBRIDGE & ROCKINGHAM COUN TIES. Special cases will be attended to in Virginia or West Virginia. Nov. 29-tf THOMAS J. MICHIE. J. W. G, SMITH. MICHIE AND SMITH, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, STAUNTON, VA. Practise in the Federal Court at Staunton ; in all the Courts of Augusta County ; in the Circuit and County Courts of Rockingham ; and in the Circuit Court of Rockbridge. Collection of claims promptly attended to. Nov. 29-tf BOLiVAll CHHISTIAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, STAtNTON, VA., (OFFICE WITH N. K. TROUT, ESQ.,) Attends the Courts of Augusta and adjoin ing Counties. Attention given to the interests of res idents in this country in lands in Missouri, Iowa, and other Western States. Nov. 29-tf GEORGE BAYLOR, MARSHALL HANGER BAYLOR & IIAYGER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, sr.ii:.vro\, va.. Practice in all the Courts of Augusta Co., and attend promptly to the collection of claims in any of the adjoining counties. Nov. 29-tf POWELL HARRISON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, STAUXTOJf, VA. Practices in the Courts of Augusta and the adjoining Counties. S£-g“ Office, corner room of Imboden’s Law Building, Court-House Alley. Nov. 29-tf OEORGE M. COCHRAN, JR., ATTORNEY AT EAW, STAUNTON, VIRGINIA. Offce in rear of Court-House, adjoining Da vid Fultz. Nov. 29-tf 1>R. R. L. MADISON. LATE SURGEON OF THE VA., MILITARY INSTITUTE SVRGEON A (OYSt l.TIXG PHYSICIAN, Offers his professional services to the citi zens of Staunton and vicinity. Special Attention Given to Surgical Cases And Diseases of the Eye A Ear. He will also take office students and prepare them for College by daily examinations and lectures; Eesidence and Office on Augustastreet, near ly opposite the Court House, formerly occupied by Jefferson Kinney, Esq. Dec. 6—3m Dr. A. M. FAIINTLEROY, SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN*, Staunton, Virginia. Tenders his services to the citizens of Staun ton and vicinity. Cases of Operative Surgery will be attended to at his Office or at the resi dence of the patient, as the condition or con venience of the latter may require. Office nearly opposite the Court-House where he can be found at all hours, when not professionally absent. Nov. 29-tf Dr. J. St. PIERRE GIBSON OFFERS HIS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO TIKE CITIZEXS OF W aynesborough AND VICINITY OFFICE ON BACK STREET, AT THE RESIDENCE OF J. S. WALLACE, ESQ. Dec. 20-tf Spectator and Vindicator copy. JAMES W. MILLER, SURGEON DENTIST, Staunton, Vsi., Offers his Professional services to the citi zens of Staunton and Augusta county. All operations upon the teeth neatly and skillfully executed, Office, Odd Fellows Hall. Nov. 29-tf DENTAL NOTICE. W. CHAPMAN D. D. S., STAUNTON, VA., Has resumed the practice of his profession and will make it to the interest of all wishing operations performed, to call on him at his old office on Main Street, seven doors east of the corner of New Street. Nov. 29-tf Dr. T. A. BERKELEY, Offers his professional services to the peo ple of Staunton and vicinity. Office on New Street above Crawford’s corner, nearly oppo site the Engine House of Staunton Fire Co. Nov. 29-tf CHAMBERS & CO. CONFECTIONERS, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Candles, Fruits, Ete., Etc. MAIN STREET-NEAR CORNER AUGUSTA. We have purchased the Stock of A. Kline, and a splended assortment of goods are ex pected in a few days, to which the attention of the trade and of citizens is respectfully asked. Nov. 29—tf. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF HATS for sale, cheap, by BRUCE $ PECR. MARQUIS A KELLY’S VALLEY MARBLE WORKS, AT STAUNTON, HARRISONBURG AND CHARLOTTESYILLE. Nov. 29-tf gAINTED AND BRASS BOUND WATER BUCKETS, FLOUit PAILS & SUGAR BOXES fm mi* 1y A PECK, IS PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY BY A. M. GARBER, Jr. Office 8. W. corner Main and New Streets, BURWELL BUILDING, THIRD STORY. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 188 8. TERMS. 1 year, (in specie).$2 00 6 mouths, (in specie).1 25 1 year, (in currency).3 00 6 months, (in currency).1 85 JgNo subscriptions taken for less than six months. EQ5“‘ All kinds of country Produce taken at the highest marketable rates. TERMS OP ADVERTISEMENTS. Advertisements will be inserted at the rate of one dollar per square of ten lines or less for every insertion. Unless the number of inser tions are marked on the manuscript, it will be pnblished until forbid, and charged accor dingly. All communications, or notices ofa personal or private character, or intended or calculated to promote any private enterprise or interest, will be charged for as advertisements. 8®’“AH communications, ei. her from corres pondents or on business, should be addressed io A. M. GARBER, Jr. Proprietor. .. —* The ordnance depot at Richmond, Va., is discontinued. “I would rather have newspapers with out government,” said the great Jefferson, “than government without newspapers.” It is thought in Europe that the throne of Greece and Mexico will be vacated about the same time. English troops are on their way to Can ada and a portion of them will be station ed at Ottowa to protect the parliament buildings. One hundred and seven fatal cases of cholera occured in a town j“f six hundred inhabitants on the island of Gaudalupe, 1 on the ?n' -u The ruLc.puo irom internal reveuue, for the six months ending December 31ft, ; amount to one hundred and seventy-five , millions of dollars. i A New York clergyman says mere are ! not in that city more than two hundred i thousand church-goers, of whom one half ' are Roman Catholics. . General D. H. Hill, late of the Con- j federate Army, is a delegate to the Pres- ( byterian General Assembly, now sitting at , Macon, Georgia. ; Gov. Sharkey offMifesWjipi, has ar- j rived in Washington. He reports favora- I bly respecting the condition of affairs 1 throughout the South. ° _ i An exchange says the pleasing specta- [ cle of a woman cowhiding a man, and the ■ man meekly submitting, was witnessed in ( the streets of Philadelphia, the other day. 1 ( It hasbeen decided thatdeposits, whetb- ( er from disbursing officers or others, ex- i cepting those made by the United States ' Treasury, are liable to taxation. 1 The hair-dressers in New York have in troduced the Zebra styles, that is wearing j different coloured hair in the locks of young • ladies whose heads they manipulate. ■ The Viceroy of Egypt—extravagant old t boy—has ordered in Paris two buckles for < his vice-regal belt which will cost eight * hundred thousand dollars. J General Armistead L. Long, one of G en. J Lee’s staff, and subsequently in the Con- ] federate States artillery, has the superin- 1 tendency of the second sect'oa of the James < River and Kanawha Canal. The legal value of conjugal virtue has * been fixed by a jury in Iowa at $7,000 that being the fine paid by Mr. OverpeeJ ‘ to Mr. Sutherland for seducing the latter’s wife. i Any one can now send to the public prin- ( ter at Washington, andorder a set of docu- , ments, and get them at cost. English i Parliamentary doeumeiite-have long been ; sold to the public at cost. Mr. Mannoni’s building, in Charlottes- . ville, opposite the Chronicle office, caught fire on Monday morning, and was conside rably damaged. The Chronicle office had a narrow escape. Minister Clay writes from St. Peters- ' burg that the Russian cattle plague is fearful—cattle dying by hundreds, and ; sheep by thousands. Nothing is done to 1 avert it, as the superstitious villagers think that would be a sin. A special despatch in the New York jPost says that the “President is so well satisfied with the condition of the South and our foreign relations, that he has de termined upon a still further reduction of the army.” The Louisiana papers are filled with ad vertisements of plantations for sale, most ly by sheriffs. The general business is failing in New Orleans. Advices of similar import are received from Texas. . Goods can be bought cheaper at Galveston or Houston than here. Parties are buying goods there at auction and sending them here. Pears are enter tained by old business men of a smash up. Three brick tenements in the central part of the city sold for less than brick could be bought for. From the Nashville Banner. BILL ARP TO HIS OLD FRIEND. Mr. John Happy—Sur : I want to write to you personally about some things thats weighin on me. I look upon you as a friend, and I feellikedroppina few lines by way of unburthenin my sorrowful re flextions. For the last few years you have traveled round right smart and must have made a heap of luminous observations. I hear you are now livin in Nashville, where you can see all sides of everything and read all the papers—where you can study Para dise lost without a book, and see the Devil and his angels, without drawing on the imaginations, and I thought maybe you might assist me in my troubled feelings.— I have always, Mr. Happy, endeavored to see the bright side of every pikter, if it had any, but there is one or two subjeeks about which I had nigh gin it up. I want you to toll me if you can, about what time are the black republicans going to quit persecuting our people ? What are they so everlastin mad with us about?— Old Skewballsays its for treeson that we’ve gone and done, and that I am the slowest perseeving man he ever seed not to have found it out. Now Treeson is a mity bad thing, and any man found gilty of treeson ought to be talked to by a preacher right under a gallus, and then be allowed to stand on nothin for a few hours by the clock.— ShoreenufTreeson. I mean Treeson where i man slipes around on a sly in time of war md takes sides agin his country. Just as though, for instance, I should have work ed agin my suvreen State after she had se ceded, and had stole her powderor desert 3d her in her time of peril, while she was iefendin herself against the combined as saults of the world, the flesh andthe devil. [ wouldn’t have blamed nobody for hang n me for the like, would you ? But Skew sail says we aint got no suvreen States— hat the war hav settled the question agin is on that pint. I dont think so my friend. [ admit that we aint nothin in partikler low, but we did hav suvreen States before he war, and the sword aint settled or un lettled no great manciples. There aint no .rial of right or wrong by wagers ot battles low-a-days. For m;ty nigh a hundred rears this country have been a big debatin ociety on these questions. From the time if Hamilton and Jefferson down to 1861, he right of a State to dissolve her own lartnership have been argued by powerful ninded nntn, and there has been more for t than agin it. More Presidents—more Senators, more statesmen, more judges, nore people. Massychusetts and Connec icut were for it at one time, and bellered ound and pawed dirt amazin to get out, tut they found out Barcus waswillin and hey didnt go. i believe, however, that Id Nutmeg did stay out about two hours ,nd a half. Well, the South went out mity unwil ftrgly, Mr. Happy^ as you know. She had leeu mity nigh kicked out for along timS, nd there was a big party that wanted us o go out and stay out. Everybody knows re dideat git along in peace, so we conclu led to do like Abreham and his brother n-law—to separate our househoulds.— Vhat they wanted to keep us for I never ould see, and can’t see yit. I wouldent lave a nigger or a dog to say around me hat dident want to. Some say they want d us to strengthen em agin their enemies n case of a furrin war. Does any man in lis sences expect us to help the black re mbiikans whip any body ? Have we got uy worse enemies than they are ? The}7 autuiakeus fight I reckon if we dont want o. We’ve foutenuf and made nothing by t but glory, and we aint a going to jine in nother war to gratify other people. Dobbs ays before he’d pull a trigger for Thad itevens he’d have his soul transmigrated o a bench leg’d office, and bark at his laddy’s mules 2,000 years. I wonder if he experience of the last four years aint atisfied these fellows that our boys are a langerous set to be turned loose in time of far ? Would’nt you think that, as a mat er of policy, they would soft scdder us a ittle and quit their slandering? If we do ight for em there will be one condition eer ain—they must be put where David put Jriah, aud our boys mout consent to make charge or two behind em at the pint of he bagnct. But I want you to tell me, John, if I m right about the history of this bisness. t aint a long story and I’ll tell it the way see it. Old Pewrytan went off one day vith some ships, and took a few beads and ome juceharps and brought up a lot of laptured niggers from the Hotentots or ome other tots, and stole a few more from he coast of Af'riky and brought ein over ind educated em to work in the field, and :ut wood and skeer bars and so forth, but lot includin votin, nor musterin, nor the ury bisness, nor so forth. Well, atter while they found that the ;old winds and codfish airs of New Eng land dident agree with the nigger, and so hey begun to slide em down South as fast is possible. Atter they had sold em and jot the money, they jined the church and ;ot sanctified about slavery, sorter like the voman*that got converted and then give ill her norvels away to her unconverted lister. Well, the Old Dominion and sich >f her sons as Washington, and Jefferson, md Madison and Randolph, bought em tod worked em to satisfaction, whereupon ild Pew got jealous and began to preach igin it to break it down. The flikt is, they vouldent work gals in their faktories it it varent so profitable, for they are consci mtiously opposed to everything that .dont put money in their pockets. Atter while hey went into the striped almanak bis less, makin bloody pikters of poor Inse rted niggers gettin a hundred lashes for mthing, and mournin for their first born recause they were not. Then they start ed the stealing program, and while we vere tryin all the big courts and little 3ourts to git back one sikly mellater by -he name of Dred Skot, they were stealin troin five to fifty a day, and coverin their carcasses all over with nigger larceny, and smuglin the Constitution into an abolishun mush. They built a fence around the in stitution as high as Hainan's gallus, and bemmed it in, and laid siege to it jest like m army would besiege a city to starve out be inhabitants. They kept peggin at us until we got mad—-alio oaufl mad—and we I resolved to cut loose from em and pailule our own canoo. Now, all this time we had some good friends among em—some who swore we were imposed upon, and said wo had good cause to dissolve the partnership. They said that if we did sesced and the abolish unests made war upon us, they would stand by us and throw their lives and for tunes and their sakred honor right in the breach, and the first fight would be over their dead bodies and so forth and so on. My memory is bad, but I remember that some em of were named Japies Buckhanau, and Dan Dickinson, and John Cockran, and Logan, and Oushiu. and Butler, sur named the Beast, and McLernand, and Steven A. Douglar, who got his commis sion about the time he died, and carried it with him to parts unknown. Well, the war come on and show enuff Cockran, and Gushin. and McLernand and Butler and Company buzzed around a while like bumble bees till they were bought up and then they lit over on the other side. They got their reward and they are welcome to it as far as I am con cerned. How is it now, Mr. Happy ?- They con quered us by. the sword, but they havent • convinced us of nuthin much that I know of. All is lost save honor, and that they can’t steal from us nor tarnish. If they had held out the hand of fellow'- 1 ship, we would have made friends and ! buried the hatchet. But the very minit ] they whipped us, they begun to holler trees- 1 son from one end of the country to the ’ other, just like they had made a bran new J diskovery. It seemed to strike em all of ( a sudden like an Xpost fakto law, and they wanted to go into a general bisness, and keep it up as long a could find rope and timber. hangin ' s they | JNow tne idea ot several millions Amer- ‘ ikan freemen being guilty of treeson at once! The idea of applyin such a crime to eleven great suvreen States, which met in solemn convention, and, in the light of £ day, dissolved a Union they had created a and which had been a disunion fartwenty s years ! The idea of applyin treeson to the a Old Dominion, the muther of States, and a of Washington and Jefferson, and Mad.- J son, and Patric Henry, and all the Lees, and who give away all the territory in the 4 Northwest for nuthin ! Is she to be scan- I dalized by these new light Christians, who “ are compounded from all the skum of all , creation and think that Paul and Pe er , and Revelation hav been for 200 years ' making special arrangements for receiving *■ their sanctified souls in Paradise ?, Tree- ® son the dickens ! Where’s your dictiona- :J ry ? Where’s Danl Webster ? Where’s “ the history of the Amerikin revolution : s No, it ant treeson or reeson—but devil ish infernal inhuman hate. What do they 1 keep Mr. Davis in jail for ? 1 hear some 0 say that it aint Mr, Johnson's voluntary doings; but the tremengious pressure of *| surrounding circumstances. Duru the * circumstances. Aint Mr. Davis a great 11 and good man ? If Andy Johnson aint £ an infidel, wouldent he swap chances for s Heaven with him and give all his earthly v estate to boot? If Mr. Davis’ honor and 0 integrity, and patriotism, and true cour- n age, were weighed in a balance against Sumner's and Stevens’, and all of his eu- ‘ emies, wouldent he outweigh em all ? Wont 1 his conduct in Mexico and in the late war, . and his nobility of character, live long and " grow bright in history, while the memory a of the howns that are bavin at him in his f| dungeon will sink into obliveon ? I think j! so—thats what I say, and I’ll bet on it. • and Charles O’Conner and all the women 11 in the country will go my halves :t But their aint no particular point in all 0 this, Mr. Happy. It's only my opinion, thats all. 1 may be a tarual fool, and I I sometimes feel like a fool about everything 1 and dont know nothin. I’m tryin my best, b however, to take things just as I find em, ? and my principal bisuess for the last two 11 months have been weanin niggers for to I make em feel free. I put em all out to 0 take care of themselves, but they keep com- ® back to me, and it keeps me workin day J and night to provide for em. I’ve been I willin a long time for em to be free, if they ° could take care of themselves, and I dont J know what Thad Stevens is a fussin about, 0 unless he is jest mad because our boys e burnt his iron works. If thats all, we can plead the ruins of various si miler es- t tablishments in these.regions, and get a v judgment again him. ; g Rut I’m about through Mr. Happy, with ^ what I had to say. Only this—it' there * ever was an afflikted people that needed j. friends it's us. If we’ve got any friends ; anywhere, I want ’em to show their hands j and stand by us in our trouble. I feel like reachen out to the five points of the * compass in search of sympathy, and if there is an honest statesman or brave sol dier north of the line who loves his fellow J. men, let him open his heart and meet us j: on a half-way ground. We aint afeered of beasts and varmints—of devils or de mons—of Stevens or Sumner—but we are • a warm-hearted and forgivin people, and , love our friends. Aint we, and don’t we? i Yours everlastingly, • BILL ARP. : P. S.—Is Brownlow aead yet! i m c writin his obituary, and thought I would i like forthe sad event to come off as soon as possible. I wish you would send me a list of your members who voted for that reso lution declaring Gen. Lee and Mr. Davis infamous. We are gettin up a bill in the Georgy Legislatur declarin them infamous who voted for the resolution. Fight the ‘ devil with fire, is my motto. B. A. The ladies are fast discarding the “wa- j terfall” mode of dressing the hair, and ' adopting the new fashion, which consists of coiling the hair behind, in much the . same manner as a snake coils itself up preparatory to the “dormant” season. It requires considerable ingenuity to dress the hair in this fashion ; a “puff” three quarters of a yard long being used, round which the hair is twisted cable fashion, and then rolled up like a huge tail. These coils are already reaching alarming dimen sions ; eight inches in diameter being the average at preseat. Go ou, ladies; go oc. (From tlxe New York World, Dee. 21st.) The Great Southern Piano Manufactory. Until about forty years ago Americans were content to purchase, at large prices, very indifferent piano-fortes from Eng land, France, and Germany. These in struments, never very good in themselves, were utterly unable to stand the excessive variation of our climate, and the super heating of our parlors generally, so that after two Or three years they became mere rattle-traps, fit only for kindling-wood-— One of the first houses to assert that America could manufacture for herself, and whose efforts were successful in di minishing the importation of pianos, was that of Knabe & Co., who commenced business over thirty years ago in the Mon umental City of Baltimore. Their begin nings were humble, for large investments in an untried branch of trade, which must :it once come into competition with the best manufacturers of Europe, was then a thing unheard of, since, besides the com petition to be over-eoiae, there was a wide spread, deeply-rooted prejudice in favor of :he foreign article to be encountered. The sxcellence of the Knabe piano, however, gradually attracted attention, and it began :o command a market elsewhere than in Baltimore. Pianos made in the Eastern States also began to claim attention, aud he fact came to be realized that instru uents worthy of that name could be made n America, and that it was worse than oily to import an article at a high price, rhicli could be furnished at home better n quality, and at about two-thirds thq ost. Under these favorable circumstances, he house of Knabe gathered strength and lade headway, until to-day their manu actory is one of the largest in the world, nd their business extends all over the Jnited States, South America, the West ndies, and even to Europe. This house is the only rival of the few reat piano establishments of the Eastern nd Northern States, and the Knabe in iruments are running a race in popularity, nd successfully competing in the North nd East with the best pianos made there, 'he enterprise of the firm is noteworthy, I he present capacity of their inanufac Jry enables them to turn out thirty-five ianos per week, but the success of their gency in New York, carried on by J. >auer & Co., has so greatly increased the emand for their instruments that they ave been compelled to erect a new wing ) their building on Eutaw and West ■roots, Baltimore, which, with the lum er-yard attached, occupies two entire locks. This extensive manufactory is five ories high, and with the new wing at tolled, will present a frontage of four uudred and thirty-six feet, with a depth i all the floors of the building of forty set. We doubt if therfe is a piano factory i the world of much larger dimensions. .11 the modern mechanical aids to labor re contained therein; their beautiful en ine turns a hundred wheels, and moves a sore of saws; the motive power, steam, arms the entire building, and a number f rare and costly machines, of extraordi ary power and unique invention, are in instant operation to'produce the bcauti ll specimens of workmanship which the .uabe pianos exhibit. The piano of Knabe & Co., are sterling istruments, throughly made of first-class ud long-seasoned materials,'so that their nwers of endurance may be entirely re ed upon. They are not turned out rapid ’ with a view only to their sale, but the takers expect that each piano shall be an Ivertisemeut, of many. years’ standing, f the sterling excellence of their work. There are. but few makers of grand ianos in the country, and in this class of istruments the Knabe acknowledges no jpevior. Their ucw scale has produced n instrument of noble qualities. The tone > largo and sonorous, brilliant and sym athetic, round and bell-like, and its power f singing or sustaining the sound is not xcceded in any instrument now made.— 'he touch is firm, yet elastic; light, yet owerful, meeting every want of the play r. It is ati instrument of surpassing eauty, grandeur and richness—one that mid not fail to inspire a good player with xquisito thoughts. The new squares are equally marked in ieir general excellence. The popular eakness seems now to be in favor of a reat body of tone. This is uof iu accor anee with correct taste. The Knabe juare piano has plenty of tone, but is of refined and beautiful character, sympa retic and brilliant, clear and equal in all :s registers, and its singing quality is but tide less than that of their grand. Iu oint of touch it is all that could be de ired, while in finish and exterior appear nce the workmanship is perfect. The urcliaser of a Knabe square piano may est assured that he possesses one of the nest instruments in the world. The uprights are the best of their class ow made in the United States. The tone j sweet and silvery, rich and sentimental, nd possesses far more power than could e expected from instruments of that class, 'hey stand well in tune, their small, corn act form is very convenient, the cases legant, and they are every way an ad liruble instrument. An extraordinary accident lias occurcd ear Marseille. Homo shepherds were riving a flock of 1.400 sheep to a pasture ,'liieh lay at the foot of a high hill; the heep instead of following the path, no ooner came in sight of the pasture from rhich they were separated by a wall six bet high, which was protected by a quick et hedge, than they bolted for the wall, ntending to leap over it. The first sheep rere checked by the hedge, but the whole lock was in motion, and sheep tumbled iver sheep until two hundred and forty 'our perished, suffocated by the superin mmbent living mass. A shepherd who ittempted to check them was knocked Jown, and likewise perished of suffocation. On a recent trip of one of the Illinois •iver packets—a light draft one—the pas sengers were startled by the cry of “a man iverboard !” The steamer was stopped, uid preparations made to save him. when lie sound of his voice was heard, exclaim ,ng : l;Go ahead with your old steamboat! L'U walk along behind you.