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AIlSCELLANEOl'S ITB-ltS.
More Doctors.—No less than 1 11 students received
diplomas at the annual commencement of iho N. Y. TJ
niversity, on Friday, and the degree of M. D. wascon
fcrred upon 31 graduates at the Pennsylvania Medical
College,in Phihulciphia.the same day. On Saturday,the
Jefferson Medical College, ir. Philadelphia had its an
nual commencement also. The candidates for this^ un
preoedently prosperous institution, numbered 2JII lorm
ing the largest medical class that cvef graduated in the
U. States.
The Government printing is no inconsiderable item.
The aggregate cost, according to the rcvclatbM bfflic
Blue Book, is about §400,000—divided among the de
partments as follows:—State, §11.500; treasury, §13,
250; Interior, §33 5000; Navy, §53,400; War, $14,
500; Post Office, §77,300; Congress, §132,300.
Yt jwcaks well for the people of Texas, thal already
thirty*one newspapers have been established, two of
which are religious, and are weekly disseminating in
telligence through that thriving State. This is precise
ly the number of papers published in New Hampshire,
which has been settled above two huudred years.—Con
rcgalional Journal.
The quantity of Candles exported from Cincinnati du
ring the six months ending on the 1st iust., was 33,563
bbXes. During the same period the exports of Soap a
tuounted to 10,537 boxes—being an increase over the
exports of both these articles during tliu corresponding
six months of 1349, of fifty per cent.
Col. Abort, of the Uhilcd States corps of topographi
cal engineers has reported iu favor of improving the Sa
vannah river. The whole of the exports by that chan
nel isabout §6,000,001) per annum. He estimates the
tost at §380,OHO, and gives full-particulars and a map.
The New Bedford Mercury states that Captain Tim
othy Colby in that city has a bad cord made of whales’
sinews, which has been iu the Colby family since 1641)
— 209 years—and has been used by Timothy Colby 41
years,' and is now as good u< a dozen new hemp bed
' cords. Jt has never been broken.
A Funeral Procession, composed principally offemates
on foot, was seen in New York on Sunday It was the
funeral of one of the Daughters of Tenqierance, ami the
ladies, with their regalia, presented a vefy novel ap
•vsarauce. The age we live iu is one of progress !
The lyst steamer’s intelligence makes it not improba
ble that the next may bring exciting news trom l ranee.
It seems to be the general opinion that Louis Napoleon
meditates, and ft Utterly incompetent to accomplish korno
fundamental change of government.
Gen. Houston, the Texan Senator, it is said, was in
duced to visit his home, in consequence of illness ill his
family. The Galveston Journal, of Feb. 19th, howcv- I
«r, ascribes his expected return to other causes, name
ly, that the purpose of his trip is to prepare the people j
of Texas for the adoption of Bouton’s bill.
Thirty Years’ Labor Lost.—The last news from
The Sandwich islands informs us ol the destruction by
fire of the study of the Kov. Mr. Thurston, of Kailua,
’Flawhii,'togeYher with all the product* o! his lite-lon*
labors at translation, being the accumulated papers OT
thirty year* He was one of the missionaries.
Mr. Benton is said to agree in the main with the views
expressed by Mr. Webster in his late speech; and, if
■he speaks at all, will substantially endorse the speech of
■the distinguished Senator from Massachusetts.
Among all her *«•»<»hrd-looking dill',, Spain has not a
single lighthouse, from the Pyrennecs to Point Enropa;
.she, hs» no railroads, no canals, no telegraphs; and till
lately there has beep, no safety for travellers on the high
ways.—Am. Messenger.
The cost of the Suspension Bridge over the Dnieper,
its Kicff, in Russia, recently completed, was two millioh
dollars. The passage over which the bridge is thrown
"is a half an English mile.
Georgey, the Hungarian traitor, has resumed, at Klag
vn forth, the study of chemistry, to which he was for
merly devoted. At a recent meeting there of the soci
ety of Naturalists, he read a paperou the different modes
of illumination, and their application.
A Philadelphia paper says that since Monday last up
wards of §730,IKK) worth of gold has been received at
the U. S. Mint in that city for coin age, 6 mg part of the
eorsignnn nts by the steamers Georgia, Empire City aud
^Cherokee.
.. •’#!on .Edward Gilbert, Editor of the Alta California*
who was formerly A journeyman printer in Albany,
which city he left three years ago as a volunteer in Col.
Stevenson’s regiment, has just returfted R flfeao Cflmple
property, aud a member of Cougress.
Counterfeit half dollars, so accurately executed as to
exhibit no perceptible difference from the genuine coin,
are in circulation in New Orleans. They are said to be
of domestic manufacture, and can only be detected by
riagtrg them. , t
.. W!. q has vecoetty keen used, in place of lath'i, for
.Avails and pftrtitious. ft i» first galvanized, and the
Blaster remains upon it without injury. It is consider
vcd greatly to diminish the Hsk of hre.
The Governor of Maine has designated the 4lh of 1
pril uext to be observed throughout that State as a day
of humiliation, fasting and prayer. The same day has
been appoiiitcd in New Hampshire.
'ping Vlten, a young Chinese of only 15 yearsofage,
Arrived in New York on Friday last in the ship Sea j
Witch. Hb come* to finish his education and prepare
himself for missionary labor amoCg^his countrymen.
The American Institute of New York bts received a
'package of seeds from Upjier and Lower Egypt, Con
sisting of lentils, sesame, liuseed, beans, and seeds ol the
■black Egyptian cotton.
A number of gentlemen in New York have determin
ed to erect a bronze statue to the memory of De itt
Clinton, at a cost of § 13,000. A model has been pre j
pared and §3,000 subscribed.
Tbo record* of the city of New York show that, du
ring the yyar 1349, no less than ten thousand,nine huu
dred aud thirty-four foreigners have beeu uaturalized in
its courts.
Ttye Democrats of Delaware held a State Convention i
tit Dover on lie22nd ult., and resolved against the W il
mot Proviso and iu favor of extending the Missouri Com
promise line to the Pacific.
During the month of February there were three and
a third tons of gold received at the Philadelphia Mint
flora California. The gold amounted to about two mil
lions ol dollars in value.
The following patriotic inscription is to be placed on
the Massachusetts block of marble for the Washington
Monument: “Masjach user is—Our country is te.fe
while the memory t§' Washington is revered."
The steamer Cherokee has arrived at New York from |
Chagres, with §230,234 in gold dost, and twenty-five |
■passengers, among whom Was Mr. Bissell, late United
State* Consul at Tepic.
The peach buds in Ohio, (except along the lake shore)
Jiave been killed by the winter. In northern Illinois,
,not only peach buds but trees have been destroyed by
tfie cold.
Marriages between Jews and Christians arc noto legal
in Denmark. The children of such marriages, muit,
however, be brought up as Lutherans.
Governor Towns, ot Georgia, has issued a proclama
tion, recommending an election to be held in April uext,
tor Delegates to the Southern Convention.
, Tho census recently takeu makes the uative popula
tion of the Sandwich Islands, 73,S3t ; foreign, 1,737.—
Total, 39,641.
The following inscription is intended for the Pcrnsyl
vania block of marble for the Washington Monument:
''Pennsylvania—Founded 1631 by deeds yf peace."
A violent thunder storm passed over Pittsburgh, Pa..
vWtbe23lh ultimo. Several buildings were olowndowu,
and the telegraph posts prostrated in every direction. |
,, The bill,to exempt §200 worth of property from ex
ecution. whether before or after the death ol the debtor,
Was passed by the New Jersey Legislature recently.
A patent has been taken out for fastening shoes to the
feet of horses, by drilling holes in the hoofs, and then
Fastening the shoes on with wires.
The work of constructing the Qraoge and Alexandria
Railroad was commenced, in Alexandria, several weeks
H°• ,
The whole number of German emigrants arrived at
New York during the year 1349, was 55,615, iu 539 ,
Vessel*.
The New Orleans Picayune learns that Gen. Twiggs
had his arm broken by a fall I rout hi* horse oh the loth
httimo.
The Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, Will ,
jsRi) from New York in May. Lieut. De Hlvcit hAs
been tendered the command.
From reports to Congress it appears that 23 officer! 1
fe'f (he Navy died during the year, and there were 47 j
dismissals, ami 37 resignation.
i nctv paper, it is stated, will be started in New
YuiVcity on the 20th instant to support Mr. Clay for
\hc Presidency *t the uext election.
Womin is a mistress of Arts, who rob* the bachelor
bf his degree, and Forces hyn to study philosophy by
beans of "curtain lecfttfet.’
Lawrence ft, Taylor, Esq.. \Vas on the 5th instant c
tectcd Mayor or AlekattlriX tor the edsuing year.
Six thousand fresh Shad Were Shipped fiom Baltimore
(br Philadelphia on the 1 at instant.
Lettuce has already made its appearance in the Win
chester market. '
The "Phantom of Disunion” was to be burnt in effigy, j 1
to tbe Park, in New York city, some day this week, j '
—-~~zyjt*r~irK4:-—
Manifesto of'the California Representa
tives.—The U. S. Senators and Representatives
elect from California have addressed a long docu
ment to Congress,communicating copies of the State
Constitution, VKelr credentials, and a formal request
for admission into the Union. They express the
astonishment and regret With which they have
“learned the exislerce of tjii organised, resjiectable
and talented opposition to the admission of the new
State,” and enter at length into a history of the ter
ritory, the organization of a State, the population,
and oilier matters pertaining to the subject. The
address coticludes thus:
This people request admission into the American
Union as a State. They understand and estimate
the advantages which will accrue to them from such
a connection, while they trust they do not too high
ly compute those which will be conferred upon their
| bfeihrtn. They do not present themselves as sup
Uants, nor do they bear themselves with fcYrogftnce
or presumption. They cottie as free American cit
izens—citizens by treaty, by adoption and by birth
—and ask that they ftiay bo permitted to reap the
common benefits, share the common ills, and pro
mote the rommon welfare, as one of the United
Slates of America. . ,
Signed, William M.. Gwinn. John C. P?ent6hb,
; George \V. Wright, Edwprd Gilbert.
Washington, D. C., March 1st, 1850.
Cholera.—The Natchez Free Trader of the
; 27lh ult. announces theentire depopulation,bychol
: era, of t he thriving village of Trinity in Louisiana,
! at the junction of the rivers Tensas, Black and
Washita, thirty miles distant from Natchez.
It is also staled that the epidemic rages in many
parts of Mexico. At the town of Vernado on the
| 4th February, there were 48 cases, 9 of which prov
ed fatal. At Buena Vista the people fled through
fear. Of 70 attacked in one day, none recovered.
Sti'l it is not thought so severe as in 1832-*3.
Late advices received at New York from Cartha
i getra State that the cholera had raged violently oil the
seaboard of the Republic of New Grenada, hut is
now subsiding. Some alarm is occasionally coal
ed by reports of its re-appearance, but they arc
I generally unfounded; although in the interior it
' still continues its ravages, but in a less degree than
formerly.
Vesuvius.—A Loudon letter to the National In
telligencer says**
Tho February eruption of this burning mountain
is said to be the most splendid which has occurred
for many years. The ashes have been carried con
siderably mure than twenty miles. The lava has
extended to an unusual distance, and large stones
| thrown to places which have hitherto been free from
' their dangerous descent. An American officer has
been badly wounded, and his life is despaired of. A
young Foie has been killed and many other casual
ires have taken place. Many arrests continue to
lake place in Naples. Mr. Brown, an American
and formerly consul at Rome, has been ordered to
quit Naples in forty eight hours, and an indignant
and apgry correspondence has laken place between
1 the American Charge d’Affairs and the Neapolitan
government. There is nothing yet known of its
termination.
! The N. Y. Tribune has a letter dated San Fran
cisco, Jan. 31, which says—
Some astonishingly large pieces of gold are report
ed to have been found at the Stockton mines within
j tho last two weeks. One piece weighing Uccnly
f/jj'Cc pounds was brought to Stock ion on Thursday.
Another piece of incredible sfze and weight was
also reported to have Iteen brought to Stockton on
Friday—it was Said to weigh ninety eight pounds.
1 saw a number of persons on board the Stockton
boat who had seen the lump weighing twenty-three
pounds. The gentleman who carries the express
between Stockton and San I’ rancisco, told tne he
an to and had in kunds the piece weighing ninety
eight pounds. If this be true it is the largest piece
of gold ever found, excepting one found in the Ural
mountains, which weighed nearly one hundred
pounds^, troy.
A Fox Story.—Last week in the town of New
, bury, a fox hunter, with two hoOmts, gui upon trie
i track ofa poor lux, which was pursued until towards
, the Close of the day. Fox* f >und matters were draw1
ing to a desperate crisis with hitn—and just at this
time the whistle of the railroad train was heard,
when he struck off in the direction, and appronch
I ed the track just as the train came up, and leaped it
j immediately preceding the engine, and two hounds
close in pursuit. Each hound was caught by the
wheels of the engine—the foremost lost about a fool
of his tail and the tine in the rear was cut off just
behind his hipe—and off went Fox “alone in his 1
glory.” However improbable this may appear we
are assured by a director of the road that it is a fact, j
—St. JuhnsbnryCaledonian.
Return of Santa Anna.—The New York
Tribune in giving some interesting news from Mex
ico, obtained from a gentleman just returned from
there, says:
Dut by far the most absorbing feeling of the peo
ple is, a desire for the return of Santa Anna. It is
felt more and more, that the wily General is the
only man living who thoroughly understands Mexico
and tho Mexican character. It is believed by ma
ny that he will, at do distant day, be restored to his
ancient office and authority ; and that the Revolu
tion by whic.lt this is to be accomplished will be emi
nently peaceful. Evert the most determined ene
mies of the ex-President are compelled to acknowl
edge that, with all his faults, there is no man so
well calculated to govern Mexico.
New Austrian Treaty.—1The treaty between
the U. S. and Austria, just made public, exempts
the personal properly of the respective subjects and
1 citizens of eitner from all inheritance, taxes, etc., ac
cording to the old treaty’s stipulations. Persons are
to have free power to dispose of real estate. In case
| of absent heirs property to be under gardianship of
the law. Piovision is made for consuls, etc. Consuls
to act as arbiters in difficulties between seamen and i
masters of vessels. Consuls authorized to causearrest ■
of deserters from shipsofwar and merchant men.
This treaty to be in force two year’s, ar.d to be no
longer binding after one year’s notice ofa disposilion
from either party to teridinaie it.
Plank Roads and Railroads In Ohio.—The
Chiiicothe Gazette states that one hundred or more
bills for Railroads and Plank Ronds have been in
troduced into the lower branch of the Qltiu Legis
lature during ils present sitting. Some 50.bills have
been reported back from committee ftr further con- i
sidcration—a large number of Plank Road acts have
passed, and if one half of them are conslucted that
have charters, the State of Ohio will be pretty es
sentially planked, within the neltt four years. The
Gazette adds that roads, and convenient and fast
methods for the transmission of passengers, produce
and merchandise, are at present the all-alisorbing
subjects of public concern in the Stale of Ohio.—
The spirit of improvement is abroad.
A YVashiiigtrtri letter in the New York Cotniner- 1
cial Advertiser Says—
It is understood that orders have been issued to all •
clolectors.district attorneys and nnvalcomfnanders.to i
maintain the utmost vigilance within their districts, j
stations and cruising grounds, in order to prevent ,
the illicit exportation of such arms and munitions of j
war aS may be intended for the Use ofany supposed i
expedition against Cuba.
Crj-The Washington Republic says that Col. J. 1
C. Fremont, Senator elect from Culiforni, with his 1
lady and child, arrived in that city on Monday eve- !
ning by the cars from the North. We are gratified
to learn that the physical condition of Col. Fremont
has much improved since his arrival at New York,
and that the health oF his estimable lady is entirely
recovered.
Returning CaliforniaNs.—i’iie Ne\V Vork j
Tribune says that there aje many Californians in j
that City just now, who arrived, in the steamers
Georgia and Empire City ; but that many of them 1
have come back with no inure substantial cvidertfce 1
of their adventures than a small stock of marvellous ,
elephant tale*.
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I: T*>® Kanawha Republican of the 13th gives
an account of a melancholy occurrence which took
I place at Pt. Pleasant on the 9th inst. “Mrs. Lew
is of the Point with lier ditughter 'anil servant
had taken a skiff to go to her'Ffcfher’s, Gen. Sfteen
bergen, a few miles below, oh the Ofrfo. Ah the
skiff was pushed out from shore, it was carried by
the current against the Wharf boat aftd.opset.thW
ihg the ladieS and the bladk man Into the wateT.—
Mr. Beale, being on the boat plunged in to rescue
the ladies— when lie with the black man was in
stantly carried under the Wharf boat— but soon came
dut, and fora moment Mr. Beale was seefi strug
gling, but before aid could reach him he sunk to rise
no more. The supposition is, that the black man
had seized hold of him as Mr. B. was known to be
an export swimmer. Mrs. Lewis and daughter were
rescued by Mr. Rosebury of the Wharf boat. The
river was very high and the current strong. Mr.
Beale was the youngest son of the Hon. J. M. H.
Beale, the member of Congress from that district.
He was a most estimable young gentleman of2Gor
27 years—had just entered upon the business of life
with brilliant prospects for sucress,correct and gen
tlemanly in his deportment he had won the love
and respect of all who knew him.
Mrs. F arnham.—Among the recent items from
California is tho following:
No little eXei lemon t was manifested a few days
Since by the trial of rhe Cept of the ship Angelique,
| recently arrived. TheXuit was brought by the cel
| ebrated Mrs. Earn ham, for tfaTftjrges sustained in
consequence of llto captain’s ha ving left that lady
| ashore at Valparaiso, separa ting her from, her chil
dren, by bringing them to this polity tys ship;
and also for inducing her servant, a Wnlie girl, to
marry the black steward. There was considerable
scandal introduced during the trial, bfit we believe
it was only proven that Mrs. F. was a little, too
much of no Advocate lor the rights of women, and
had a penchant Ibr climbing the rigging in unmen
tionables. Verdict for defendant.
Horrible Revenge.—The Galena Jeffersonian
says, among the overland emigrnn|8 for. California,
last Spring was Mr. Green, of “Green’s Woollen
Factory,” Fox River, and two of his 9ons, the
youngest a youth. It is reported that while passing
through a tribe of Indians, the young man natural
ly full of mischief, killed a squaw. The tribe hav
ing become well advised of the fact, hastened after
the company and overtook them, and demanded the
murderer. At first the demand was resisted ; but
after the Indians h3d informed them thatthey would
destroy the company if their request was not grant
ed, the youth was surrendered into their hands.—
They then stripped him and in the presence of-fiis
father and the whole company, they skinned him
from his head to hisfeet. He lived four hours after
he was thus flayed.
Itine Strawberries have made their appearance in
the New York market. A cultivator of the fruit
says that “his strawberries are like gold dust at
present.” He adds:
“1 have had an offer of two dollars a dozen for
them, hut do not wish to disappoint you. You can
have the whole twenty-one for $2 50. I am almost
ashamed of this, but could do better at home.”
Another Hurt.—The New York Express
says—
We have food reason to lielieve that certain per
sons are nmv directing their attention to theDomin
ican Reptihlic, a portiot. of the Island of Hayti.—
From this we arc led to conclude that the Cuban
plans are recognized as abortive.
A CARD.
rE would inform our friends and the religious
public, through the columns of the Spectator, i
that Dalication Services will be held in the New
Church ofTinkling Spring, on Friday the 12th of
April next, beginning at 11 o’clock, A. M. The
Dedication Sermon will be preached by the Rev.
B. M. Smith, of Staunton. The Presbyterian
Ministers of the neighboring congregations are here
by respectfully invited to attend, and assist at the
solemnities of the occasion; and the hospitalities of
iKo Aongropoti.in «rfi offered tO them,
of the friends of our denomination from the vicinage'
as may favor us with their presence on that day.
ROBERT L. DABNEY, Pastor.
March 20, 1850.
THE MARKET PRICES.
RICHMOND MARKETS. WINCHESTER MARKETS.
' iVttk finding March 16. Week finding March 16.
‘ Flour— $4 75 a $500. ; Flour—$4 06 a $4 12.
! Cloverseed—$4 50 a 5. ' Herrings—$5 26 a 5 60.
j Herrings—$6 50. ■ Shad—$7 60 a 8 00.
I Shad, $5 50 a 6. ; Bacon—6c. per lb.
Bacon—$7 50. ; Wheat—80 a 85c.
1 Lard—7 cts. in Keg*. ; Oats—37c.
Wheat—$105. ! Corn—60 a 66c.
Corn Meal—65cperbush.; Rye—6‘2c.
Whiskey—Rectified, '26c..' Lard—6c per lb.
Butter—Firkin 14 a 17 c ; Plaster—$4 50 per ton
Plaster—$3 00. ; Feathers—30 a 32c.
Salt.— $ 1 40 a $ 1 60. j Iron— $ 100 a 110 per ton,
Corn—53c. i Beeswax—20c per lb.
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Richmond, March 14, 1850.
Beef—Scale tWight—$2 50 a $3. Market amply
supplied. ,. ,,. . .1 ,i ■
Hoes—$4 75a $5 nett; Market dull.
MuVton's—$3 60 a $4 nett, as in quality. . [
ti. Baltimore, March 14, 1850.
Beef—Scale \Veighl— $2 75 a $4 25.
Hogs—$5 a $6 50, no demand.
AGENTS.
(£>* W. S. Fertig, Esq., of Huntersville, Pocahon
tas County, is an authorized agent fur the Spectator.
Ct?" Mr. T. G. Stout, of New Hope, is an author
ized agent for the Spectator.
MARRIED,
I On Thursday evening last, by the Rev. D. W. Ar
nold, Mr. William D. Candler,of Lynchburg, to
Miss Sarah S. GokdoK', daughter of Mr. George Gor
. doh, of tliis^lace. t
Lypchbnrg papers nlcaiie copy,
i On Tuesday the ‘26th uit., by the Rev. Wm. Pinker
ton, Mr. John B. B.sLLOWE.to MissSarah C. Walk
er, both of Ro&kfish Valley, Nelson County.
OBITUARY.
DlteD, at Sacramento City, CalifdrniA,ort the 4th day'
1 of Dec , 1849, Mr. Jacob J Points, aged 21 years, 6
month* aud 21 days, son of Jacob G. Points, of Aber
deen, Mi»s.—[Obituary next week. •
DIED, on Saturday night lust, at his residence in
Rockbridge county, the Rev. James Kerb, of the Pres
byterian Church, aged about 45 years.
" DIED, at Ml- Sidney,on Monday morning, March 4,
IS50. Mr. Samuel MVebs, late oT Front Royal, aged
i about 53 years. . , , . , ..
DIED, at her residence in the Paatnreg, AugtiMa Co.,
on the 27th ult., Mrs. HettV Wilson, in the both year
of her age. o.
Mrs. Wilson was the duugterof Rev. Mr. Montgom
ery, for many years the laborious and beloved pastor of
i Rocky Spring. Lebanou and Windy Cove Churches —
| Reared by pious parents, she became a member of the
■ Church of her fathers at the early age of fifteen, and for
I fifty years, was distinguished for the fervor of her devo
I tion, her zeal for,,Christ, and [he consistency of her
i jife. She adorned , all the relations] site sustained,1
! whether as ’d&ughleP, wife, sister or mistress. About I
i twenty years sigee.she married Rev. JuitiCsC. W.ilsort,
I of Waynesboro’, and became a mother in affection,
i prayers and cares, to his motherless children. In her
i the orphan and the needy ever fouud a friend, and her
: sympathising heart, cheerful .faith, ami wise counsel
i made her tlie ever ready anil ever capable Comforter td
the distressed. Providentially secured from many of
this life’s annoyances and vexations on her own account,
she was yet often the subject of sore trihls and afflictions
j for others. But never did the grace of God sbiiie diore
couspfcuouily than in'her seasons of difficulty. Her re
ligion was a matter of every day concern. She lived ■
near a throne ol grace and an ever present God was the
refuge to which she continually repaired. u
Her bodily afflictions were numerous ami p retracted—
and near the close of life, oftrii jminful. But her living
faith turned her nptictions into sources of spiritual beiie
it j and confident that “all things were working togeth
er for her good’? she Uelther niilrmiired dor “charged
God foolishly,” but quietly waited his will, and with, a i
desire to depart and be with Clirist, Welcomed death I
uni! triumphed over the grave. S. |
DIED, on Friday morning the 8th inst at his residence |
near 1-ewrsburg, Rev. David R. Preston, agod about •
45 yean. • j
*56 REWARP.
"DANAWAY from the subscriber living near
Waynesboro’, on Friday the 15th inst., a
Negro Boy, named Isom, about 19 years old, 5
feet 8 or 9 inches high, very near black, bushy head
of hair, his two first fingers cut off on the left hand,
very polite when spoken to; had on when he left,
Janes Pantaloons, of brown colour, \Vhiia Woal
Hat', qod Coarse .Boots. I believe he is aiming for
a tree State, and aa, he is acquainted with the road
to Lewiaburg, he may take that route—he has rela
tions Tfvifrg near.Brownsburg, Rockbridge County.
I will give. T{t? abovftwwardif taken out of the
State, and secured in Jail that I may get him—$20
if taken out of the Coumy-tand$IOifin the Coun
ty, and secured in Jail that | may get him. .
t MARION FINLEY.
March 20, 1850.—tf.—Vind. copy.
ROCKBRIDGE LARD TOR SALE.
I WISH to sell the Farm oh which! n6*v'reside,
* situated about five miles West of Lexington, on
Union run, adjoining the Lands of the Rev. A. B.
Davidson and others, containing’ about 291 A
crcs. One-half of this Land is cleared and in a
good state of cultivation, the remaining half is cov
ered with timber of the best quality. The Land is
well watered, having some fourteen Springs dis
tributed over it and two bold streams of water
running through it. Everv field is supplied with
fine spring water. The DWELLING HOUSE
is a large and commodious new Log Building with
all the requisite out-houses, together with two com
fortable tenant’s houses on the place. There is a
fine never failing spring withing 40 or 50 yards of
the house. The Barn is s new Log Building 66
by 36, and has fine large stables connected with it.
There is a good young Orchard of choice Apples
on the place, and also a great variety of other fruit.
This place being situated convenient to the Town
of Lexington enjoys the advantage of a good mar
ket, for the saje of produce and fine timber on it.
I will o/fer'iliis land at public auction on Friday
the 5th of April next, or will sell it privately to any
one between now and that lime. Terms $ 1,500 in
hand and the balance in three equal annual instal
ment., .1 will offer for safe on thqsatne day a quan
tity of Personal Property, construing of Household
and Kitchen Furniture, Dorset .‘Cattle, &e.
MICHAEL P. KAHLE.
March 20, 1850.—ids.
Rockbridge Land for Sale.
11/ILL be offered \o the highest bidder at anc
tion, on Wednesday, the 1st day of Way
next, if fair, if not fair, on the next fair day, my
TRACT OF LAND, lying and being in the
County of Rockbridge, adjoining (lie lands of Wil
liam Thompson, David Greenlee and others, and
within three miles of the James River Canal, and
the same distance from the Natural Bridge, con
taining 313 Acres, about 150 of which are well
timbered, and the remainder in a good state of culti
vation, under good fencing and well watered, there
being a never failing spring of limestone waier near
the dwelling. A good Orchard. The improve
ments are a good three story Log Dwelling tthd
Kitchen, (Weather-board,) a large Log Batn and
Stables, and all necessary out houses. 1'here are
some timothy meadow on tho Farm .(and more could
be easily made.)and any quantity of Limestone Rock
of tho very best quality for burning lime, being an
excellent opportunity for any person wishing to en
gage in the lime business. Persons wishing 1o
view the Land, can find me at any time on the
premises.
Terms made known on the day of sale, or on ap
plication to me. Possession given on the first of
September. JAMES A. WILSON.
March 20, 1850.—tds.
REMOVAL,
SILK AV AREItOUSBi
OHESEBROUaH, STEARNS A 00..
IMPORTER* AND JOBBERS OF 9ILE GOODS,
Huvintr removed to the Spacious and Elegant Store
• No. 162, Broadway, C crypotuc rturM,—>- tr.u >
ARE now prepared to exhibit a choice stock of Silk
and Fancy Goods, selected with great care from
the latest importation*, which, for variety anil elegance,
they are determined shall not be surpassed by any bouse
In the trade.
They invite special attention to their extensive Shawl
Room, which they huve fitted up in superb style, and in
which may be found the most brilliant attractions of the
New York.Market.
- Straw Good, and Bonnets, Umbrella* and Parasol* in
great variety and complete assortment, are also to be
found in their establishment,—all of which are offered
upon the most favorable terms.
New York, March 20, 1850.—3m.
. NEW YOKX PRINT WAREHOUSE.
1850—SPRING STYLES.
LEE Sc BREWSTER
OFFER FOB SALE AT THE ABOVB ESTABLISHMENT,
44 Cedar Street, Neto YorY. ,
AN extensive assortment ot, A&erjcan Bid Fore/gfn
Printed C*.Iiroe9, ’unsurpassed in variety and beau
ty of exccutioh. j., ...
L. & B, exhibit about 1,000 Cases New Prints,com
prising all desirable ityle* of domestic production, and
large, recent importation* of British and French,
The Goqds now offered arc printed on Cloths purchas
ed before the late advance in price*, and are offered at
leu than manufacturer*’ present prices,—tor Cash or the
usual credit.
Orders, for Print*, can be executed to great advan
tage, and will repay Merchant* not visiting New York,
to make the trial.
March 20, 1850.—3m.
Washing reduced to si Science.
S. CRANE’S IMPROVED WASH MIXTURE.
THE subscribers have purchased of8. Cratie, thepat
ent Right for the Counties of Rockingham and Au
gusta, for hi* Improved Wash Mixture, of which they
will *cll family rights.
This mixture is warranted to give entire satisfaction,
and is ^cstinefl ,ta effect an entire revolution in the bus
iness of the laundress—Doing an improved preparation
for washing clothes perfectly, With astonishing facility
and despatch, and without injury to texture oT color.—
Every lamily, of whatever size, can do all their washing
in less than uiic hour, without the labor of rubbing, pound
ing, or friction oi Machine, thus saviug expense and la
bor, wbile clothing will be saved from the wear and tear
of the washboard and friction, and last much longer.
PETER I RICK,
,, ...... .. 8. W. COFFMAN.
March lb, 1850.—3ni.
Swift a justice:,
, Merchant Tailors,
. , No. 179, Chestnut, Street, Phia.,
etyiccial attention to their House.—It is situa
Y> led rtext door below the American Hotel, and they
arc prepared to execute all urders in their lilie in the
most approved and fashionable style. They invite South
ern and Western Merchants to give them a call at No.
17**. Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
March 20, 1850.—bra.
itaiigcrN I*rttcudt*ri
■- ♦ • i ,
fTUIE subscriber will stand this fine Horse, the
present season, one half of his time at William
S. Hanger’s on Christian’s Creek, and the other
half at Mr. John P. Wilson’s; Stuart’s Draft. For
particulars see bills. , , . i . u ...
He will have the Horse in Staunton ort the first
day of March cmitt,. When alt persons desirous of
raising fine horses ire invited tjo examine Hipi. He
will aslo exhibit a colt of Pretender’s no.iv four years
old, which they are also requested to rx&mihfc.,
, .. ...JOSHUA H. EVANS.
March 20. 18§0.—ft.
Training of Officers.
fpHE Officers op »Hn 32nd,93rd, and 160th Rejr
iments will attend the usual training at Staun
ton, commencing on Monday the Gtlj of. May and
mntinUinrr three day*. Hours uP meeting 1-] o’
clock; A. M. jOJAN B. BALDWIN,
• f. i Golonel 160th Regimeni.
Match 20,
t^TE,EL BEADS arid 1’UrSe Trimmings of si
kinds, for sale.hy ,■
/' ESKRIDGE k KINNlEt.
February 27, 1850.
TRUSTEE** SALS.
BY virtue of a Deed of Trust executed to me by
Susan Shultz;, on the iTth day-of July, 1§4;5,
and duly recorded in the Clerk’s Office ofAngbsta
County, I will, on the 30th day of Mareh, 1850,
at the late residence of said Susan Shultz, for the
purposes mentioned in aaid deed, proceed to defl for
'ready -money, the property therein embraced, to
wit: One Black,HoVSfe.; ptm Roan J^lalre : dfy'e Bay
Mare; one Wagon; three set's of Gear; ttyo Cows;
one. Calf; nine head of Hogs; three head of Sheep;
about thirty, bushels of YV.heat, in the straw ; about
twenty bushels tdjtye, in:,the straw; about ten a
cres of Corn (growing in the held;) two Blobgbs;
one large Iron Kettle; -two .Ovens; one Tot; one
Copper Kettle; two Tubs ; four Baskets; qpe"Cor
ner Cupboard, and contents; -leight-or h?n' Knives
and Forks; ten Chairs; one Kitchen Table j one
J«oom and Tackle; five Beds, Bedsteads and Fur
niture; about twenty three pounds of Wool; two
Hives or Bees; one largo Chesttwo Spinning
Wheels; one Reel; one Shovel; one Clock; one
Looking glass; one ten plate Stove; one Churn ;
one doz. Crocks; one Wagon-body arid feed Trough;
two Hackles; one Side Saddle;eighteen doz. Flax
and two Yarns, v
JOHN SHULTZ, Jr., Trustee.
'* *• * S . . t .. i--.
T the same time and place,-I will, as Admin
istrator of live-above named Susan Shultz, now
deceased, pruceed to sell,on a creditofnine months,
upon bond and approved security, on all sums of
five dollars and upwards, (under that sum. cash,)
all the estate of which site died possessed, other
than the property above enumerated, \ '• '■ ’
JACOB SHULTZ, Adrn’r.
March 13, 1850.—3t.
THURSTON’S FOUNTAIN HOTEL*,
(formerly beltzhoover’s,) .
Head of Light, near Baltimore Street, Baltimore.
-vOQP*
fl^HE increased patronage of this long establish
ed and popular Hotel, under.the manage
ment of its present Proprietor,has inspired him with
further energy and determination, and no expense
or attention of his or that of his Assistants will be
spared, to maintain with the patrons of the “Poun
tain” the reputation it held all over the country in
its “palmiest days” of ZJe/fz/uKwer’acunduclorship.
To increase its former attractions and comforts',
during the past season, the Hotel has undergone
many changes, the Proprietor having made heavy
outlays in introducing some of the best and latest
improvements—which together with its central po
sition, being located in the very heart of the busi
ness portion ofthe city, and near the centre of Bal
timore Street, and within a few minutes walk of
all the Depots and Steamboat Landing's, it inVir^
the Merchant, the Farmer, the Artizan, as well as
the Man of Pleasuse to make the Fountain Ho
tel his home during his sojourn in Baltimore.
THE LADIES’ DEPARTMENT, 1
Containing Private Parlors, Saloons, Reception
Rooms, ordinary, and extensive suites of large and
airy ChartibeVS, fitted tip in a Style and elegance
that cannot fail to give satisfaction and comfort.
Porters are attached to life “Fountain,” who
may be recognized by the Badges on their Hats,
and are always in attendant at the different De
pots ahd SVei tit boat LapdftYga, who Will receive
Checks, take charge of Baggage and convey it to
the Hotel.
PHINEAS THURSTON. Proprietor.
Baltimore, Match 13, 18§0.—lm.
VIRGINIA :—At Rules held in the Clerk’s Of
fice of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and
Chancery fur Augusta County, March the 4th,
l8o0,
Robert Dunlap—Plaintiff,
AO OUST
James Dunlap, Nelson Dunlap and Alexander
Crawford—Defendants.
The Defendants, James Dunlap and Nelson
Dunlap, not having entered their appearance and
given security, acoording to the act of Assembly
and the Rules of this Court, and it appearing bjr
satisfactory evidence that they are nnt inhabitants
i of fh|s Cortimonweahh : It irtrrdersd, that the said
Defendants dq appear her* the first Monday ip
May next and answer the bill of tba Plaintiff; and
that a copy of this order be forthwith inserted in
some newspaper printed in Staunton, for two months
successively, and posted at the front dour of the
Court-house.
A Copy—Teste,
C. M. LOVING, d. c.
March 13, 1859.—2m.
PUBLIC SALE
A S Executors of the late Johry Myers, dec’d.,
we will offer forhalt;, on Saliirelay.the 6th day
of April next, to the highest, bidder, two valuable
LOTS OF LAND, containing about eleven A
cre»; ybybe Lots adjyio the lands, of Christian
Cline. David Myere and Solomon Peters.
TERMS.—One half in hand and the balance in
six months, the purchaser giving bond with approv
ed.security.
Sale to commence at 2 o’clock P. M.
CHRISTIAN CLINE,
JACOB MYERS.
' Executors.
New Hope, March 13, 1850.—4t.
TO THE PUBLIC.
rpHE subscriber would respectfully announce to
the public, that he will continue the busitteks
heretofore conducted by his father, in all its vari
ous branches, and hopes by strict attention, fair
dealing and a desire to please all, to merit A 'contin
uance of the liberal pAttonage so long continued to
the house. E. M. CUSHING, Agent.
Staunton, March 13, 1850.
tfOTiaB.
—— t' •
'FHIERE will be a meeting of the Stockholders
of the Junction Valley Turnpike Company,
on the tUhj day of April, 1850, at the Court-house,
in the Town of :Lexipgion,
JAMES G. PAXTON, Pres’t
of Junction Valiev Turnpike ConApiny.
March 13, 1850—4*. *
Hi hies and Testaments^
rpHfe Augusta County Bible Society has a full
supply of Bibles and Testaments at the Book
Slurb ot' Mr. R. Cowan, in Staunton, where they
can lie purchased at the lowest prices.
March 13> 1850.
|1 J. & vV. B. CRANFORD,haVe.in store
and offer fur sale. 110 bbls. Fresh Ground
Superfine and Family Flour, of various and most
approved brands ; 4 bbls. Pure Cider Vinegar, wj»f
ranted A lot of well cured Bacon jj 2 firkins Fam
ily Lard', and a lot of Vegiwjn Hams.
Staunton^ March 13, 18-50.
rpEAMSTERSi AHOY!—Wanted immediate
ly, hauling to Scotisville, for which a liberal
price will be given. .Entinirp of i, v •• •
IT. i & W. B. CRAWFORD.
March 13, 1850.
I^RESH GREEN TEAS.—One Chest Extra
Fine Gun Powder Tea; 1 Chest Extra Fib?
Garden Gun Powder Tea; of late irttportdiiob And
for sale by . . ,
.. H. J. & vV. B. CRAYVFoRb.
March 13, 1850.
pMlESH ARRIVALS—keceived this day Frejjh
*• Figs, Raisins, Almnn'dii, Prunes, &c., for bale
low by the box or pound by
E. M. CUSHING, Agent.
MArcll 13; 1830.
JpftKSli dranges ariil Cocqpjiuu,
March 0; 1850V
PRIME Segars and Tobacco, of all nualhies, just
received and for sale by W. MILLER,
j March 6-, 1850.
VAlMable Property for faK.
yiftGINIA: —Ai?^ult Superior Court 4r
J Law and Chaftcery held for Augusta CuOotv,
1319* Go*,rt ^oa8<,i Monday Jane ilia 25ii't
Thomas X Michie, acting fexecutdr df Mitfcoab
Garber, deo’d.—Plaintiff,
: iOAIRR .
William A. Menxto arid El&atietfa hia wife, a^
others—Defendants. . \
cau?® oo this day to bp. heard. on tkio
BiH, the ansyer.of Sarah jlflawtwr. M. G.Hae
man . William H. Garber,, Ann C. Garber, %.% .
Sa.rLberr ft* Garbfr',H; H* Bobertaon, and OarvJla#
E. his wife, .anduf J. C. Michie, A. N. MicbW,
Sarah J. Michie1, Benjamin F. Michie, Thoipan J,
Michie, Henry B. Michie, >and Margaret k. G.
Michie, minors, by Nicholas C. Kinney their guar
dian ad Jitsm,.fdso the answer of Albert J. Gtrber
and the exhibits and ordej^of publication duly exe
cuted against the absent defendants^ William JL
Menzies and Elizabeth his wife, AlexanderM. Gar
ber, and Michael C. Garber, and was argued by
Counsel. Oil consideration w hereof the Court ie
of opinion, that it. wpuTd be best for all concerned*,
that the ileal Estate of the, testator Michael Gar
ber, should, bp sold—Jt is therefore adjudged, order
ed and decreed, that Thomas J. Michie the Exec
utor of the said Garber, be and he is hereby appoint
ed a Commissioner, whose duty jt shall be after
having first advertised the time and place 'of ear*
in the Newspapers published in the town.uf Staun
ton, and also in some Newspaper published in the
City of Richmond fur at least six weeks, to proceed
to sell the Reill Estate.of said M. Garber, dec’dA
situated in the Town of Staunton .and elsewhere ih
the County of Augusta,.to t|ie highest bidder, at
public auction, on the following terms, via: One
sixth of the purchase money to be paid in hand, aqd
the balance in five equal eeini annual instalments',
the purchaser to give bond with approved security
for the deferred- payments, and a lien lu be relainef
on the property sold-as additional security; and the
said Commissioner is at liberty if he thinks the saU
will he. promoted thereby, to.tfiyide. the property
into such parcels as may best suit the purchase r^',
and report his proceedings to this Court furiissano
tion or disapproval. Extract,
. Teste, . .
CHAP. J. KINNEY, d. o.
TN obedience to lb* foreg^g, order, (he uYttfer
signed a Commissioner appointed for that pur
pose, will oo ,the 30th day of April, ISSO^etiputt
l6 Public Sate, in the Tp.wn of Staunton, in firvpl
of the Virginia Hotel, that Wp}II knotyn and Taxa
ble Tavern Property in the said Town—called ,| be
Bell Tavern. The Lot is large wUhi* stream
pf water, gunning through jt, and ih« Rail Road
a(30 passes through it. The rear of ih» Lot after
laying off enough ground with, the buildings for alt
Tavern purposes, will be divided into smaller lota
,'tp sail purchasers. This Tavern Lot 1 fronts shout
eighty fee} op. the public street, and is the most con
venient site to the. Kail itoad Uep$>(,.,that> qar),be
selected for a Tavern. The buildingsare large and
'chiefly of Brick, sufficient for the accotnnpds^iqn yt
once of many geeatq and boarders. Beforq the day
nf.salq penVqnient Uitfling.lois for Store-bouses and
Lumber-houses will bq laid off on brph sides of
the Rail Road track, and sold separately. Also a
largq Lot on the hill back of the Tavern, wiii he
sold separately, suitable for pasture or cultivation.
Will be suit), also, at the,same timeasd place, a
valuable gut lot, containing about two acres, about
one mile from Sta.unton, om the right hand of tl»«
Parkersburg road 5 also another lot of about two a.
ores, on the Jennings’ Gap road, an (1 a pot her lot «
about twenty Acres, 'partly cleared on the AuguetA
Springs wad. * ' ;1 .1 - •
The terms of sale will be thoee stated in the fore
going order.
.. THOS. J. MICHIE, Com.
March 6^1850,-r-tds. .
^§ffT The Republican ; Vindicatory Richmond
Republican and Richmond Enquirer, will please in
sert this advertisement, the two latter, twice ,*
week till day of aale and forward their acoeunts te
the Spectator office for payment.
• wotioiJ. • ' -
V WILL reeeive Proposals till TftursdsV 2lA
*- inst., for furnishing me 600 bushels good smmA
merchantable Corn to be delivered io parcels of 7$
bushels each, duringthe months froA April tu<Np
vem her inclusive. Either at Cdpt. Pofyner’s Val
ley Millspr J. A. Qochran’b/'fChqrchville.) Eac£
parcel to Jjp dehv^ced'qt, the Adjust saefy. Rrafq qn|V
as that it may bo ground by ,liie.lBt of the month
then eftauing., Tw.9 thirds.qf ^he. money payable
at delivery, the remaining one third',-When ail B
delivered. Address, v .
JOHN ,W. FRAZIER, P. M.
Cloverdale Hotel,. Bath Co. J
March .6, 1856.—td. $
A PLEASANT LITTLE BOMB FOB SALE
Vlf ILL be offered at Public Sale on Friday th.d
” 22nd instant, i|)e House qi|d Lpt fib
which I now live—situated on the mairuruad lead- '
ing from Staunton to Miller’s Iron Wprks, contain
ing between three and four'Acres. There are qii
said lot two Dt^effing,Houses',.Kitchen, Dairy apd
Stable^it js.in A good neighborhood,anti convenient
to Mills, lie. ...I will also offer on the same day',
all my Household and Kitchen Furniture, &c.—
.Sale to commence at 10 o’clock, w’hen the terms gf
salq will bp made known, and due .attendance given
by the shpocritoer.. -, JAMES BLACrC.
March 6, 1850.—3t._' ___
SITUATION WANTED.
A YdDNG Man who is a graduate of a Virgin
ia Acideiuy, desires .a ‘situation as Teacher in
a School or Private Family. A thorough course of
English will bo taught, with instructions in the
Latin and French. Satisfactory reference given oh
application., Address, A. B., Alt. Crawford, Rock
ingham County, Va.
March 6, lo50.—2w. .. . •
Lexington Gazette copy twice and for
ward account to this office.
FRENCH AND ITALIAN^
PkoF. BLANKY, late of the Collie of8f.
, James, will give instruottnns in French, Ital
iai\and Music (Ptago'i Violin. Flute, &c.)
i ReVerkncrs.—Davis. A. Kayser, Esq., AIexrr
Hall, Esq., Dr. F. T. Stribling, and Rev. R. H.
Phillips.
gy* Rooms at }hc Virginia Hotel.
Statmton, March 6,1850.—I m.
i'dlSdltil nif.Temp^va^ce^!
piOWNE At BROOK.E have on hand the foi
Vf lowing articles which they offer at Manufac
turers’ prices: Grand Division Collsra,enclosed in A
neat box, $5 to $5 50 each ; W’hite Collars, to Ita*
Wrcyipd.qtyle,A5 to $5 50 per dozen; Emblem*;
warranted pure silver, $18 to $24 per sett; Staffs,
Philadelphia style, handsomely Gilt, $5 per Mtt 5
A neat.Ballot-box, with Gavel attd Bills, $2 25}
Fine Deputy’* Jewells, $3 50,
Staunton, Feb. 27, 1850.—lm.
LIGHT!_ LIGHTI
GAL’S. BURNING FLUIDS—This
XUU cheapest, and,rnost,brilliant.fjght in use.
VVe would recommend it on many, accounts ty the
ptittljc.—200. gal’s- .Lamp Oil, WafnuitW pure 5
300 lbs. Sperm and Adaipantine Candles of superi
or oualitv, just received end for aale by.. • ...
1 ’ i’.SKRlUOK tu,KINNEY.,
" .>■ Nt*f dobr to B. Crawford I:
Staunton, Feb. 27, 1850. '
4CASF.S MACCAldKl-4qRt received. anti
for sale by ESKRIDGE, It^jNNEfj.
,. . Nc*t door to B. CrawfoM’S'
February 27, I80O
lliflllTE LfcAbi—Jtist received “One ton «jj
VV l-e-i.'
February 27.1850t
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