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A POPULAR SOKG. • In a A*alley far I Avandered, O'er the meadow pathway green,. Where a singing brook was flowing, Like the spirit of the sheen ; And I saw a lovely maiden, With a basket brimming o'er, With sweet buds, and so Tasked her For a flo Aver and'nothing more. Then I chatted on beside her, And I praised her hair and eyes, And like the roses from her basket, On her cheek saw blushes rise, With her timid looks down glancing, She said would just pass before; But I said that all I wanted, Was a smile, and nothing more. So she Blily smiled upon mo, And I still kept wandering on, What with blushing, smiling, chatting, Soon a brief half hour was gone; Then she told me I must leave her, For she saw her cottage door, But I could not till I rilled Just a kiss and nothing more. And I often meet a maiden, At the twilight's loving hour, With the summer's offspring laden, But herself the dearest flower; And she asked me what I wished for, Grown more bolder than before, With impassioned words I answered, 'Twas herself and nothing more. Thus for weeks and months I wooed her, And the joys that then had birth, Made an atmosphere of gladness. Seemed encircling all the earth ; One bright morning at the altar, A white bridal dress she Avore, Then nay wife I proudly made her, And I asked for nothing more. Wit and Humor. Rare compound of oddity, frolic and fun, To relish a joke, and rejoice in a pun ! —Goldsmith. Craft-y Sayings, &c. Ah ill natured editor says the Avomen all use paint, and he sets his face against it. An editor out West says, "if time is money," he would like to exchange a little for the "hard." A young widow, who edits a paper in a neigh boring State, says : "We do not look as wellas usual on account ofthe nun arrival of masts." ■ "Good morning, Mr. Ilenpeck. Have you any daughters that would make good type-setters'.''' '"No, but I have a wife that would make a good devil." That's my "impression," as the printer said to a pretty girl when he kissed her. "And that's a 'token of my regard," replied the 'gal' boxing his ears. A physician has discovered that night-mare, in nine cases out often, is produced by owing a bill for a newspaper, and that the best cure is to paA up. JZ£T- None of our subscribers will have it. The editor of a country paper, says that he felt called upon to publish Father Lewis' sermon on the "Locality of Hell," as it Avas a question in which nearly all his readers Avere deeply inter ested. A quill-driver, speaking of a large and fat con temporary, remarked that if all flesh was grass, be must he a load of hay. "I expect I am," said the fat man, from the way the donkeys are nib bling at me." The girls in some parts of the country are so hard up for husbands that they sometimes marry printers and lawyers. Our 'devil,' Avho thinks himself a printer, tells us that ho heard of a Aveak rninded young lady marrying an editor. An editor attempts to explain to his readers the condition of affairs at his establishment by the fol loAving lucid typographical effort: "The _ rinters are on A Strike for higher w«gcs. AY e hasE concluded ?0 sEt our OAvntYpes in JU ture! it ;s eAsy enOuSH." An exchange says "there is a man up in our country avlio always pays for his paper in advance. He has never had a sick day in his life ; never had any corns or toothache ; his potatoes never rot; the AveeA-il never eats his wheat: the frost neA*er kills his corn or beans; his babies never cry at night, and his Avife never scolds. A Philadelphia editor thinks,from the manner shirts are made in that city, that there fought to be an inspector of common sewers. Tho editor says he Avent to the expense of a new shirt the other day, and found himself, Avhen he awoke in the morning, crawling out betAveen tAvo of the shortest stitches. An exchange thinks he was imposed upon, by some one, Avho had sold him a skirt instead ofa "last resort." A contemporary in speaking of one of his neigh bors, is inclined to be a little harsh. Hear him: "The hoAvling hyena of that infamous and trait orous sheet, yclept , foams at the mouth, gnashes his toothless jaws and drawls out charac teristically hig impotent rage. AVith his hide covered with Avelts, soce and disgusting from the effects of the lash and the poker of truth, Avhich his insolence has brought upon him, he rolls over and bites and tears and soils himself until he be comes offensive to the eye." The folloAving farewell address of a Western editor to his readers, is not a bad hit of what is called freedom of the press. Each individual freeman will giA*e j'ou perfect liberty to contra dict and controvert the notions and opinions of every body but himself: "I retire from the editorial chair with complete conviction that all is vanity. From the hour he started his paper to the present time, he has been solicited to lie upon every imaginable subject, 1 and can't remember ever having told a whole-j some truth without diminishing his subscription I list, or making an enemy. Under these circum- j stances of trial, and having a thorough contempt | for himself, he retires in order to recruit his mor- j al constitution." An editorial Brutus out West indulges in the j following talk to his subscribers and patrons.— The famous speech of Brutus on the death of Cte- | sar, as rendered by Shakspeare, is made to do j hoav service in this amusing travesty : "Hear us for our debts, and get ready that you may pay; trust us, we have need, as you have long been trusted; acknoAvledge your indebted ness, and dive into your pockets that you maj* promptly fork over. If there be any among* you —one single patron—that don't OAve us some thing, then to him Aye saj*, step aside, consider yourself a gentleman. If the rest Avish to knoAV why Aye dun them,.this is our ansAver: not that Aye care about ourselves, but our creditors do. — Would you rather that Aye Avent to jail, and you go free, than you pay your debts and keep us | moving? As Aye agreed, Aye haA*e worked for ' you ; as Aye contracted, we have furnished the ! paper to you; but as you don't pay, we dun you. I Here are'agreements for job work, contracts for ! subscriptions, promises for long credit, and duns j for deferred payment. Who is there so green i that he don't take a paper? If any, he need not j speak, for Aye don't mean him. Who is there so | green that he don't advertise? If any, let him | slide ; he aint the chap either. Who is there so j mean that he don't pay the printers? If any, let j him speak, for he's the man Ave're after." And finally, editing a paper is a very pleasant business. If it contains too much political matter, people won't have it. If the type is too large, it don't contain enough ' reading matter. If the type is small, people won't read it. If we publish telegraph reports, people say they ! are lies. If Aye omit them, they say Aye have no enter- j prise, or suppress them for political effect. If Aye have in a feAV jokes, people say Aye are a I rattlehead. If we omit them, they say Aye are an old fossil. If Aye publish original matter, they damn us for not giA'ing selections. If we publish selections, men say we are lazy for not Avriting more, and giving them what they have read4n some other paper. If we give a man a complimentary notice, then ; we are censured for being partial. If we do not all hands say we are a greedy hog. ; If we insert an article that pleases the ladies, ] men become jealous. If Aye do not cater to their wishes, the paper is not fit to have in the house. j If avc attend church, they say it is only for ef fect. ___ , If we don't they denounce us as deceitful and desperately AA*icked. , If we remain in the office and attend to business, folks say Aye are too proud to mingle Avith our fellows. If we go out, they say we never attend to busi- . ness. If we publish poetry, we affect sentimentalism. If Aye do not, Aye have no literary polish or taste. If the mail does not deliver our paper prompt ly, they say we do not publish "on the time." If it does, they are afraid we are getting ahead of time. If we do not pay all bills promptly, folks say wa ought not to he trusted. If we do pay promptly, they say Aye stole the money, • | STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL ADVERTISER. Constitution of the Churchville Farmers' Club at Churchville, Augusta County, Va _ The style of this society shall be the Church ville Farmers' Club. Its object shall be to improA*e the condition ofthe farms, stock, farming implements, &c., and to increase the agricultural kuoAvledge and interests of the members. Section first.—The Club shall consist of twelve farmers of Augusta county, each of whom .shall signify in writing his Avish to become a member, and shall pay into the funds of the Club on subscribing not less than two dollars, aud an nually thereafter two dollars; and of .such hon orary and corresponding members as may be made such by a unanimous vote ofthe Club. Section Second.—The officers of the Club .shall consist ofa President, a Recording Secre tary, a Corresponding Secretary, a Treasurer, ancl an Executive Committee of three. Second Third.—The Recording Secretary sball keep minutes of the Club, ancl prepare them for publication tf desired. The Corresponding Secretary shall carry on ! the correspondence Avith oilier societies, with individuals, give notice to members of meetings, &c., ancl do the general correspondence of the Club. The Treasurer shall keep the funds of the Club, and disburse them on the order of the President, countersigned by the Recording Sec retary, and shall make a report of the receipts and expenditures at the annual meeting in No vember. The Executive Committee shall take charge of ancl distribute or preserve all seeds, plants, books, models, Ac, Avhich may be transmitted to the Clu*b; and shall have charge also of ail communications designed or suitable for publi cation, and so far as they may deem expedient, shall collect, arrange and publish the same in such manner and form as they shall deem best calculated to promote the object ofthe Club. Section Fourth.—There shall be an annual meeting of the Club in NoA-eruber in Church ville, at which time all the officers shall be e lected by ballot, those having a majority of the votes cast shall be declared duly elected, except the ExecutiVe Committee which may be ap pointed by the President then elected. The Club shall have power to fill any and all vacan cies that may occur in the officers and members of the Club during the year. Seven members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at regular meetings. Extra meetings may be convoked by the Executive Committee. Section Fifth.—The Club shall meet regular ly once a month at the house and on the farm of some one of the: members, not holding the regular meeting at the same house but once in a year, at which time and place the Club shall designate the.time and place lor the next regu lar meeting. It is expected that every member will contribute his share in making the meetings ofthe Club interesting and profitable. Section Sixth.—The farm, farm-buildings., fields, fences, stock, method of farming, &c, in short, every thing on, around or about the farm, where each regular meeting is held, shall be subject to the criticism of tho members of the Club, to be recommended or blamed, as the case may be, according to their judgment. Section Seventh. —All transactions of the Club, and of its committee shall be fully record ed in books provided for the purpose. Section Eighth.—All reports shall be in writ ing signed by the party presenting them. Section Ninth.—Any member that fails to attend the regular meeting shall be fined two dollars unless excused by the Club. Section Tenth. —The meetings of the Club shall be conducted according to the rules that usually control the action of deliberative bodies, and especially according to the rules of common sense, and genuine politeness that shall charac terize tbe intercourse of gentlemen. Section Eleventh. —Each member shall, on joining the Club, subscribe his name to this Constitution. Section Twelfth.—This Constitution may be altered or amended at any annual meeting of the Club by a vote of two-thirds of the mem bers present. Vir. and Yin. recpiested to copy. For the Spectator. Mr. Editor :—The proceedings of the meet ing at Cliurchville published in your last issue, furnish gratifying evidence that tbe agricultural community is awaking to the importance of as sociated effort for the advancement of that most ancient, as well as useful art, the cultivation of the soil. _ The action of that meeting Avas in the right direction, and its recommendations arc excellent, and AA'ill, I trust, lead to prompt and efficient action on the part of the farmers of the county. The beneficial effect ofa well conducted agri cultural club in each neighborhood, Avould soon' be apparent in the increased care bestoAved on the cultivation ofthe farm, improvement in the crops and the better condition of the stock. These local organizations bring the farmers together where their views on. all matters of practical agriculture arc interchanged, different methods of cultivation compared, ancl improved practices commended, so that each member leaves enriched by the experience and observa tion of every other 'member. But the chief object of this brief note, is to call the attention of the farmers of the county to the eminent success of the Churchville club. That association off farmers was formed a few years before the Avar, and has survived the con flict Avith unabated life and vigor, and to day possesses all its pristine zeal and energy AA'ith a largely increased power of usefulness for the future. During the four long and weary years of the war its monthly meetings were regularly atten ded, only one or two being omitted. This fact, whilst highly creditable to the intelligent zeal ancl unflagging perseverance of the members, establishes conclusively the usefulness ofthe as sociation. Because, if the members had not felt that they derived benefit and improvement in their avocations from these meetings, any interest they might have had in them as mere j social gatherings AA'ould soon have been over- ! Avhelmed or obliterated by the momentous is-! sues involved in the stupendous conflict through which the country was passing. I therefore point to the history of this pio-1 neer club, as affording conclusive proof not on ly off the usefulness off such associations, but also of the ability of our farmers, when they try, to conduct them in such a manner as to secure the best results. Commending the example of the Churchville club to the emulation and imitation off my brother farmers, I Aviil occupy no more of your spaoe. FARMER. February 23rd 1866. - Toilet Receipt for the Ladies. Having Avell cleansed tbe hair, a liberal use of pomade., or oil, will tend to strengthen it.— One of the best unguents for the hair that is made is termed Philocome, the name of which is a compound of Greek aud Latin, signifying a friend to the hair: White wax, 5 ozs. Almond oil, 2 lbs. Oil berganiot, 1 oz. Oil lemon, *V oz. Oil lavender, i oz. Oil cloves, 1 drachm. Melt the wax in the oil of almonds by a water bath at as low a temperature as possible ; stir the mixture as it cools, first adding the essen tial oils. Do not pour it out into jars until it is nearly cool enough to set, and let the jars it is to be poured into be slightly Avarmed. I—.»-. One of the saddest descriptions one can give ofa household is, that the master of it "'gener ally goes out of an evening.'' .-#-. Why is a lawyer's profession not only legal, but religious ? It involves a knoAvledge of the law and love of the profits. _«— It has been beautifully said that 'the A*ei| which covers the face of futurity is Avoven by | the hand of mercy." j | Richmond Advertisements. —. . ■. S. RA.RTOX FKEKCH. * I.KAVIS D. CRENSHAW, jr. ITIREACII A CRENSHAW, corner 9th . aud Main streets, General Commission Mer chants, Importers and Grocers. We keep on hand a large, well selected and ex tensive assortment of Groceries, Liquors, import ed : and domestic; Rio, Laguira ancl Java Coffee: cut leaf, crushed, A, B, C and extra C Sugars; Gunpowder, Imperial, Black and Japan Tea; Adamantine, Sperm and Hand pressed Tallow Candles; Brown, Pale and Fancy Soap; Herrings and Mackerel; Porto Rico and Barhadoes Molas ses; Golden and Oxnord Syrup; Chocolate and Spices. Agents for the sale of Messrs Moet A Chaiidors' (of Epernay, France.) Champagne. French & Crenshaw. W. B.—ln addition to the above, avc have the pleasure to announce that the services of Mr. R. P. Richardson and Mr. G. P. Prescott have been engaged, and will occupy the 2d, 3d, and 4th sto ries of our new and extensive building on the cor ner of 9th and Main sts. The former in charge of Carpets, Window Shades, Paper Hangings and House Furnishing Goods; the latter in charge of Furniture. These gentlemen are thoroughly fa miliar with their respective branches of trade, and their stocks are very handsome and extensive and selected with special reference to the wants of our .People, FRENCH A CRENSHAW, Jan 23— 3m Richmond, Va. WM. "ft. PABIUBB, L. HARVEY, late Bococlc A Parrish, late L. Harvey & Co., Lynchburg, Va. Richmond, Va. WII. I»ARRISH A CO., wholesale • Auction and Commission Merchants, j 17th street, between Main and Cary, Richmond, Va.. tender their serA*iees to their friends and the public for the sale of all kinds of Produce and Merchandise. They keep constantly on hand a large Sand \vell selected stock of Groceries, Li quors, Provisions, &c, Which they offer to sell low for cash. Strict attention will be given to all con signments. * Sept 26—tf JOiIK~C*7^EFI*¥„ER7 _ wTtli~Jo¥]rL Jones, (successor to Minor & Jones, and for many years connected with the Virginia Central Railroad,) Commission and Forwarding Mer chants, for the sale of country produce and pur chase of merchandise orevery description, No. f>, loth street, between Main and Cary, Richmond. Particular attention paid to the sale of live stock. Rock and ground Plaster will he forward ed to parties making consignments before sales of their produce are closed out. Rock Plaster $10. per ton —long ton. Short ton, Ground Plaster, _v__ Feb 27 —3m. E. n. GRHGORY. JI. I. GREGORY. 17 11. A 11. I. GREGORY, _. 321 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C, and GREGORY BROTHERS, Dealers in Stoves, Hardware, and House keening Articles, Odd Fellow's Hall, Franklin Street, Sept 20 Richmond, Va. ly—S 1" JOWHTATAM HOTEL, comer Eleventh and Broad streets, (near the Capitol) Rich i mond, Va. George J. Scammkt.l, Proprietor. This House having been put in thorough repair jis now open to the public. The accommodations i are first class and equal to any Hotel in the State. Sept It)—tf lOnS TYLER. WM. 11. TYLER. TYLER A SOY, General COMMISSION MERCHANTS, j No. 40. Main street, Richmond, Va.. having re '' sumed business, respectfully tender their serA'ices ', for the sale of produce, and execution of orders as ! heretofore. Sept 2ft— __f* | Virginia Central Rail Road. —— ... — - - fe.'--- 1 ' t.*','. - ""^*"* - " ..- • ''.';' v ' y-v.. ■.-f^ : "'"''.^ The following regular trains will be run on this road, on and after Thursday, Dec 21st. 1865, A mail train daily, except on Sundays, between i Richmond and Staunton, leaving Richmond at j 7:45 A. M., and Staunton at 8 xV. M. A tri-weekly mail train, leaving Staunton at 7 i A. M., for the West, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and ' Saturdays. The mail train leaving Richmond connects with trains"on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. The daily mail train connects with stage coaches at Staunton for Lexington, Winchester, _c. The train West of Staunton connects with stage coaches for Rockbridge Baths, Rockbridge Alum, Warm, Hot and Healing Springs, and the j White Sulphur and Lewisburg. A freight train between Richmond and Staun | ton connects with freight trains on the Orange and j Alexandria Railroad for Lynchburg and Alexaa ; dria. Freight will be sent to any point on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad without change of cars. Goods purchased in Northern cities can be sent direct to any station on this road, where the com pany has an Agent, by consigning them to Ste phen Hunter, General Freight Agent, Richmond. The charge for the transit through Richmond, including wharfage, drayago, storage and com missions, will not exceed ten cents per 100 pounds, and on heavy articles will be much less. Freights will be collected at destination. Through tickets can be purchased at the office to Lynchburg, Bristol, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Dalton. Tickets to Lexington, Virginia, at Sll. Freight Office, at Richmond, closed at 3 P. 31. 11. D. WIIITCOMB, JanpO—tf General Superintendent. J Tobacco, Segars, dec, CT. CO_HKAS*4& i'O. have just open a ed at their well known house asuporior lot of Chewing and Smoking TOBACCO of extra brands. Also an.assortmentof Choice CIGARS Which they offer cheap for cash. They also have on hand a stock of Groceries, Queensware and Dye Stuffs. JpJj" Produce of all kinds will be taken in ex change for Goods [Staunton, Sept, 12 —tf JO II FI B. EVANS» TOBACCO and GR(T CERY STORE.—I have added to my To bacco Store, ti barrels Herring; 4 barrels and 10 i barrels Mackarel, 10 barrels brown Snear, 5 bar | rels Crushed and Coffee Sugar, (> bags Rio Coffee, Buckets, Brooms, Soda, Pepper, Nails, &C., which I will sell at wholesale and Retail at a very small advance, for CASH [July 11— tf Furniture and Undertaking. (1 000 BAKGAIXS IA FURNITURE. JT —A. D. Chandler has purchased a large lot jof Bureaus, Wardrobes, Marble Top und other i Tables, and Bedsteads in any quantity, which he i can sell for a mere trifle, as they were purchased | at sales Aery loav. Jg_*Wis&— g to make room for anew stock, he ' Avill sell very loav. Dec 26 —tf ! 4 B. CHAI.UH.ER, ~ __.. UNDERTAKER, | | Keeps constantly on hand, COFFINS of Wood, j and METALLIC CASES ofthe latest improve i ment. Orders from town or country promptly attended ; to. [Staunton, Va., Nov. 21—tf Tin and Copper Wa re. AUGUST A. tiRI'BCKT, Manufacturer of Stills and all kinds of Tin and Copper j Ware, Stao'TOX, Va., A*ery respectfully informs I his old customers and the public generally, that j ho has remc>A*ed his Copper and Tin Shop from ' Greenville to Staunton, and occupies the room I opposite the Bar-room of the Va. Hotel, known as the Stable office. Being determined to keep a j constant supply of Copper, Tin and Sheet-iron on j hand, he will, at all times, be prepared to do work I : with dispatch, and at prices to suit the times. ! Roofing. Guttering and Spouting Houses, \ ; either in Copper or Tin, Avill be done in a sub- I stantial manner and at fair prices. [sep_3—ly j Clothing. HATS, BOOTS, SHOES, CLOTHING A FURNISHING GOODS. I ROANE A ALBY, haying moved to their new |ly fitted up store, (opposite their old stand.) have j just opened the largest stock of Clothing and Hats I ever offered in this market, including prices and j qualities. We have also added to our stock an assortment of Boots, Shoes, and Furnishing J Goods, the whole comprising every article neces- \ sary for Gentlemen's wear. Call and examine 1 our stock before perchasing elseAvhere. Opposite Va. Hotel. [Staunton Sept 22—tf. Watches and Jewelry, GOOD TlMES.— Persons desiring good times in their pockets are respectfully request led to get their Watches repaired by Barnard l Mayxe, Watchmaker from Europe. All work j warranted at moderate charges. He keeps also i for sale, fine Watches, Spectacles, JeAvelry, Keys, ! Watch Crystals, etc., corner Main aud Augusta j streets, up stairs. Jan m— l__ BARNARD MAYNE. Whiskey, WHISKY. WHISKY, WHISKY.-On hand and to arrive on consignment, Sugar I Grove and Rockbridge Whisky, in barrels, half ! barrels and kegs, which will be sold to retailers j lon liberal terms. A. M. PIERCE, Feb 13 —lm Commission Merchant. , Rich mond Advertisements. *+-. ESTABLISHED 1861. THE CELEBRATED "VIRGINIA" "Creole Bitters/ 5 Manufactured by D. S HUFFARD, Iron* Front Warehouse, Thirteenth, or Governor St., RICHMOND VA. The Creole Bitters are intended for the South ern ancr Western market, because they contain ingredients adapted especially to diseases incident to a Southern climate. I nlike quack com pounds, they do not pretend to miraculous pow ers. The materials which enter into their compo sition possess properties of a medicinal character. The diseases in which their use has been regard ed of efficacy will be enumerated; and Aye leave it to the public, after a fair trial, to decide as to their value. This much Aye will say for them ourselves: They contain the active principles of all the articles enumerated in the list of their com ponents, and that too in quantities sufficient to be ofa remedial value. Not as in suppositious com pounds Avhere each ingredient enters in so small a fraction that a Honiceopath Avould blush to claim for them a poAver. INGREDIENTS ov the CREOLE BITTERS. Cinchona Calisaya, Sen Rrgia, Royal, or genu ine Yellow Bark. —Its Uses. —In sill periodical diseases; in remittent and intermittent Fevers, Neuralgia, Dysenteries, and ia all inflammatory affection presenting evidence ofthe control ofthe malaria or marsh miasm prevailing near all South ern streams ;in Scrofulous, Rheumatic, Gouty, Syphilitic and Erysipelatous diseases; in conva lescence from any malady causing atony or debil ity, &c. Ccfasus Scrotina, or Primus Yirginiana, or Wild Cherry. —This bark makes a tonic-invigora ting impression, on the stomach, exerts a depress • Ing and sedative influence on the circulation and nervous system. It is valuable as a commencing tonic in Pneumonia, Bronchitis, and other intlma mationi ofthe respiratory apparatus. As a valua ble adjuvant in the treatment of Phthisis Pulmona lis or consumption it has been greatly lauded, and may be used with advantage in Hectic from other cause, and in Dyspepsia characterized by irrita bility of the stomach not of inflammatory origin. Cascaril'a, the bark ofthe Croton Eteutheria. — Belongs to the! Aromatic Bitters. It produces the effect of an aromatic and poAver ful tonic; has been often used as a substitute for Calisaya, ancl possesses the advantage ofbeing tol erated by more delicate conditions ofthe digestive system. It is used chiefly in all forms of Dyspep sia requiring a gentle tonic, and in chronic bron chial affections to check excessive secretion. In Germany it is a favorite article in the treatment of nervous feA*ers. Columba, or the root ofthe Coceulus Palmatus, a product of Mozambique. —Promotes the appetite, assists the digestive process, improves the quality ofthe secretion from the gastro intestinal mucous membrane, and is used in a languid state ofthe stomach with general weakness. To arrest nau sea ancl vomiting when not due to inflammatory action—in Diarrhoea and Dysentery, Aviieti tonics are admissible. These Bitters contain all of the ingredients aboA*e named in sufficient quantities to produce appreciable effects, and may therefore be used with advantage in the diseases above enu merated. They also contain Cancelia Orange Peel and Cardamom articles well known to physicians for their stomachic, aromatic and carminative properties. DOSE AND MODE OF ADMINISTERING. The average dose is a tablespoonful, 3 times a day, used in sweetened water, or as an addition to brandy and whiskey toddy when these are habit ually used. Before meals is the proper time for them, although they maybe a dministered at any period of tho day. A teaspoonful added to an ordinary drink Avill prove the most agreeable and wholesome bitter. So that this article recommends itself to all liquor dealers Avho wish a pleasant flavor for Cocktails. Sold by all Liquor Dealers and Druggists throughout the Southern and Western Statss. Orders solicited. D. S. HUFFARD, sole manufacturer, Iron Front Warehouse, Governor st., Richmond, Va. Established 1838. WERTE_BAKES_ A WILLIAMS, successors to KEEN, BALDWIN & WILLIAMS, 102 Main Street, Richmond, Va., Take pleasure in announcing that they are now opening a large stock of superb Fall and Winter Clothing, Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, Hats, Trunks and Valises, all of which have been gotten up by the manu facturers to order, and Aritii direct reference to the wants of our trade. By every arrival we shall make additions to our stock, and keep constantly a fell supply ofthe best and most fashionable goods to be had in the country. We will also have made to order any article desired, and guar antee satisfaction. Having all the advantages en joyed by the house for twenty-five years previous to the war, Avith a determination to*otter the best goods at the lowest prices, Aye confidently invite the patronage of the old customers of the house and that ofthe public at large. Terms CASH. WEETENBAKER A WILLIAMS. _ Sept 26-rly* €1 HOLERA !! !— NeAvYorlclsiiow in terror . ofthe approach of the great Asiatic plague — CHOLERA. Indeed it has already arrived.— NINETEEN DEATHS are reported on board Tho Steamer Atalanta, now in Quarantine. It is predicted it Avill move Southward, ere long, and due precaution should be taken to prevent its spreading. The Medical Board of Richmond have recom mended the VIRGINIA CREOLE BITTERS as. one of the surest preventives now known, be cause ofthe special ingredients used in their man ufacture. Every family should keep these bitters on hand, and prepare for any etnergencv. The Profession of Richmond endorse them. Sold hy all Druggists throughout the Southern and Western States. 21—tf D. S. HUFFARD, Manufacturer, Governor St., Richmond. BECKHAM A CO., wholesale and retail dealers in Agricultural and Farming Implements, Fruit Trees, Garden Seeds, Ac, North side Cary, be tween 11th and 12th St?., Richmond Va. We haA'e in store, and Avill keep constantly on hand, all kinds of Farming Implements, consist ing of Mowers and Reapers, Farm Grist Mills, Grain Drills, Lime Spreaders, Plows, HarroAVS, Cultivators, Wheat Fans, Corn and Cob Crush ers, Corn ©hellers, Straw Cutters, Masticators, Thrashers, Railroad and Lever Powers, Portable Engines, and Saw Mills, Spades and Shovels, (Ames) Churns, Dog-Power Hashing Machines, Counter and Warehouse Scales, tfce. Solo Agents for the State of Virginia for tho sale of Russell's combined Mower -and Reaper, -.I'tna combined Mower and Reaper, Buckeye Wheeled Corn Ploav. .Jan 11 —Gra •IT si. SMITII" A CO., _____ Manufacturers and Dealers in AGBICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS A MA CHINE BY, Richmond, Va. We invite the attention of Farmer.- to our large stock of Machinery and Implements of our oAvn and the best Northern Manufacture. With our extensive facilities and long experience, Aye are enabled to otter the best goods and guarantee our prices to be as low as those of any house in the country, H, B.—Messrs, McClttm & Bumhgakdxer, our agents in Staunton, will sell our goods at Richmond prices, With costs of freight added, and will furnish information, circulars, Ac, on application. Noa* 28—Sm it-cheli. a t\_._k_ jewellers, Having refitted our store, Aye inA*ite the attention of old friends and the public to an entirely new and desirable stock of Gold and Silver Watches: hue French and American Clocks ; diamond and fine gold Jewelery ; gold, silver and steel Specta cles; silver and plated Ware; Fancy Goods, &c. Watches and Jewelry repaired in best manner. Cash paid for old Silver and Gold. Sept26—em* MITCHELL „ TYLER, 108 Main Street, Richmond, Va. OGRKS, Al»X*tiS~ArC'O»S Wholesale Grocery and Provision House, 15th st., between Main and Cary, RICHMOND, Va., keep constantly on hand Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Molasses, Salt, Bacon, Fish, Choice Liquors, &c., together Avith a large stock of Wooden and Wil loav Ware, all of Avhich will be sold at the loAvest rates. Regular Auction Sales of Groceries. Pro visions and Miscellaneous Goods, every Wednes day. Sep 20 'Go—lyS FTOOD HEWB.-T0 Heads of Families "and \JJ the public generally.—Ten thousand dollar's Avcvrth DRY GOODS to be run off at cost, at 173 Broad Street, corner Oth street, the old stand of Chiles & Chenery. Having determined to close out my entire stock of Fall and Winter Goods this month to make room for Spring Goods, I will sell them during the month of January, At Cost. W. R. POLK, Jan 23—tillOctlO 17" Broad Street, cor Oth. BIDGOOO A It 1 LEI, Wholesale and Retail BOOKSELLERS, STATIONEKS, Dealers in Piano-Fortes and Fancy Article-, Governor St., Richmond. Va. [Nov 11—tjm Loeb Rrothers' Column. O ICHMOJ.D CLOTHING BAZAAR, NO. 110 MAIN STREET, L.OEB BBOTUEBS, respectfully announce to the citizens of Richmond and vicinage that, Avith greater facilities than are at the command of any other House ia Virginia, they have opened the exte_Ave Warehouse built by them expressly for their OA\*n occupancy, as above, and are deter mined to con duct the Clothing Business upon so liberal a scale as to attract all clas ses of purchasers of READY MADE CLOTII IN G , and to convince the entire public that the Richmond Clothing Bazaar is the place long sought for by the Fashionable World —the Economical Purchaser— the Seekers of Great Bargains, and all who Avould buy the most desirable and sea sonable Goods, at Positively Low Prices. In making these assertions, MESSRS. LOEB BROTHERS desire to call the attention of the peoplo to the fact that they have a large IMPORTING AND JOBBING HOUSE, IN NEW YORK CITY, Avhere two of the members of the firm are loca ted. This House has been established nearly twenty years, and has Extensive European Connections, From whence by direct impotation, it is continually supplied with the CHOICEST FABRICS, from the celebrated Houses of English, French and German Manufacturers, at the PRIME COST OF M A N U F A CTUK E. BROAD-CLOTHS, ENGLISH BEAVER CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, DOESKINS, YESTINGS, and, . in short, all kinds of goods ever found in a First-Class Fash ionable Merchant-Tailoring Establishment, with GENTLE MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS, may be seen here in the newest styes and designs, and having secured the services of R. J. ADAMS, of Richmond, in tho CUSTOM WORK DEPARTMENT, Garments Avill be cut in the most genteel style, and finished in the most Avorkman like manner, and to every cus tomer perfect satisfaction Guaranteed. In our department for tho sale of . READY MADE CLOTHING, We shall always keep THE BEST ASSORTMENT IX THE CITY, Comprising a great variety of all grades of Goods, in every quality, so that THE POOR, THE MIDDLE CLASS, THE RICH, may suit their tastes and their pockets, and as to all classes we arc determined to SELL OUR GOODS, we have adopted THE ONE PRICE SYSTEM, ancl our ONE PRICE will always be the LOWEST PRICE!! For Avhich goods of the same quality can bo obtained either in the cities of NEW YORK, BOSTON, or PHILADELPHIA !! We take pleasure in announcing the engage ment, as Salesmen, of Messrs T. F. RAY, for merly with C. B. Rouse A Co., of Richmond, Va. ; JOHN E. DAVIDSON, of Richmond ; and JOHN ELLET, of Powhatan; gentlemen well and favorably known in this community, and by many throughout the entire State. We also present to COUNTRY CLOTHIERS, Rare Inducements which cannot possibly be extended by any other Ilouse, as we have established, as a per manent local institution, in this city, the FIRST EXTENSIVE MANUFACTORY Ol* Ready Made Clothing IN TIIE STATE OF VIRGINIA, Employing many hundreds of hands in the actual production of garments in our midst. By this arrangement, customers save the COST OF TRANSPORTATION! AND THE MULTIPLICATION OF PROFITS! And may order Goods in sizes and styles just suited to their requirements and ensuring to theai DISPATCH IN FILLING ORDERS. m° REMEMBER THE PLACE. No. 119, Main Street, Richmond, LOEB BROTHERS, RICHMOND (LOTHIXG BAZAAR. Richmond, October 31st 180o—lv. Alexandria Advertisements. J P. BARTHOLOW A CO., , No. 25 King st. bet'n Water A Lnion st*., ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, Manufacturers and wholesale and retail dealers in Agricultural Implements and Machinery, seeds ancl fertilizers, ploAvs ancl plow castings of all kinds, harrows, cultivators, corn-shellers, hay, straw, and fodder cutters Ac, ancl a full stock of all Agricultural Implements, clover and timothy seed, orchard and herd grass, osage, orange, mil | let, Hungarian grass, Ac. Peruvian guano, Bar ; tholow's prepared Peruvian guano, bone dust, | Mexican guano, (Joe's super-phosphate, ground , plaster, Ac. Garden Seeds, embracing the largest | variety ever offered in this market. Our Ameri can seeds are selected and groAvn for our sales, j and seeds Avhich are better of foreign growth wo | import directly from Europe. We are just in re ceipt of a large and exieaaive variety of seeds groAvn in England and the south of France, im ported by us this season, comprising the finest va riety of each kind groAvn, warranted fresh and genuine: Peas, beans, onion sets, cabbage and seed corn. ijrer- Agricultural Implements and Machinery repaired at short notice. "Mat Extras and Repairs furnished at short notice. J. P. BARTHOLOW & CO., Alexandria, Va., and .>59, 7th street. Washington, D. ft Feh, 13, "Co.—6_m J AH ES F. CABLIBT, wholesale and retail dealer in Hardware, Cutlery, Steel, Bar Iron, Ploughs, See., No. 03, King Street, ■Nov 28 Alexandria. Va. 6m Dry Goods, Groceries, Abe. -♦. A _.*«_*»_ A BKW-OKN-F BANK STILL. IN Oi-KRATiox.—The undersigned tender j ing his thanks for past favors, informs his friend* : and the public, that ho has just returned with a ' neAV and well selected stock of DRY GOODS, ! GROCERIES. DYE STIFFS, and GENTLE MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS. , For tho quantity as well as quality, he asserts, ; Avithout fear of successful contradiction, that it is : unsurpassed in this market. Having no partner Avith Avhom to divide tho j profits, unfortunately, no family to support, no children to educate, and, withal", AA*ithout extra ■■- 1 agant habits, it would seem strange if he could j not compete in selling bargains with any other ; establishment in the State. Mv will to do so is i good, and "where there is a wili there is always h way.'' My stock consist* principally as follows : French and English Merinos, Bombazines I and black silk, figured aud plain alpaccas, all | avool delaines, half avool delaines, 18 pieces whito : and colored flannels, Manchester and domestic : ginghams, striped bed and lindsey domestics, Swiss muslins, and.Nainsook, plain and check cambric, table linen and toweling, Irish linen | from 75 cents to $1 50, 4UO ladies' and misses' hoop skirts, balmorals, best quality; veils and head dresses, 10 pieces broad cloth, from 5"- to Sit) per j yard, a full stock of plain and fancy French, and | domestic cassimeres, cassinets, tweeds and Ken ; tucky jeans, hosiery and perfumery, soaps of all qualities, nubias, latest styles and patterns ; opera hoods and scarfs, linen cambric handkerchiefs, 24 dozen linen handkerchiefs, at 20 cents each or ; $2. per dozen ; plain and figured silk velvet vost ; ings. A large collection of dress buttons and j trimmings, full stock of bonnet and cap ribbons, ;' dozen colored corsets, 4-4 and 5-4 bleached cot ! ton, IS.OOO yards brown 4-4 cotton, 400 bunches | cotton yarn, Nos. 7 to 15, calicoes, 2 doz. chemis : es, plain and needle Avork collars, cambric edging and inserting. 400 pairs ladies', misses' and ehil- I drens' shoes, shawls, dusters and ladies' cloaks, the latest patterns, 2 pieces broad cloth for cloaks j and many other articles not here mentioned, all sold at a small profit, for cash bA- S. H. HILB, Next door to the Marble Yard. IN THE SECOND STORY I HAVE NOW opened a first rate Stock of Gentlemen's Fur nishing Goods, such as Ready Made Clothing, Hoot-, Shoes, Hats, caps, Linen Shirts from 2' to $6. Also Brown cotton and cotton Yarn by thu bale or in smaller quantities. <>•: 17—tf ____ S. H. 11. TO THE CITIZENS OF AUGUSTA, Highland and Pendleton Counties. —Isaac ! Paul & (A.., having taken the large Store former |ly occupied by Antonia. as a Confectionary, on ! Main street, between Augusta and New streets, ! where we intend keeping a large and Avell mil— | ted stock of Dry Goods, Hardware, Groceries, Queensware, Hoots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, andevry- I thing usually kept in a first class Retail Store. Terms casb, or Country Produce taken in ex change for goods, at the highest market price. Hoping, by strict attention to business, honora ble and fair dealing, to receive.a share of your : patronage. Very Respectfully, ______ _____ y iss AA C PAUL & CO. BRUCE A PECK Reg leave to inform their old customers and the public generally that | they have opened at their old stand, corner of Augusta and Beverly streets, Staunton, Va., a large and carefully selected stock of FAMILY GROCERIES : QUEENSWARE, WOODEN A WILLOW WARE, ROOTS AND SHOES, j which they will sell at wholesale or retail. Their foods were pu-chased from first hands in New '<>rk, for net cash, consequently they Avill bo \ able to sell them upon the best terms. They will exchange goods or pay cash for pro duce. Oct 17—tf i *%TO_ICE. —-We have just received a large as j J3f sortment of New Goods, Notions, Dress ! Goods, &c., including all kinds of Dress Trim mings, Bindings, Insertions, Edgings, Ruffle*-, ,' Comforts, Ladies' Cloaks Kid Shoes, Morocco [ do., and all other kinds. Mouslins, Merinos, Cal icos, Plaids, etc. All kind. - : of Gents' and Ladies' ; Gloves : Kid Gloves, white and colored. Brown ; Cotton Cotton Yarn, Cassimeres, Cassinets, homo made Jeans and Linsey, Ready-made Clothing, Furs, Mutts, Fancy Soaps, etc., which Aye offer for sale at reduced rates for cash or country produce. Dec l'J— ISA A C P A (TL A CH>., | Antonia'B old stand, Main street. HO.il* A MABQH are now opening their second supply of FALL and WINTER | GOODS, consisting in part of French Meri nos, Poplins, (plain and striped), Alpaccas, all wool Delaines, Broad Cloths, Cassimeres, Sati nets, Factory Goods 8-4 and 8-4, Gents' fine calf Boots, Men and Bora heavy Boots, Gents', La i dies', and Misses' Shoes, and Huts of every de scription. Salt, Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Candles,* Wil ; low and Wooden Ware, to which they invite the attention of purchasers. [Nov. 2y—tf tIAR».— POWELL A BLACK LEY. dealers ) in Groceries, Flour, and Produce of every j description. Will endeavor to keepajftfti supply and general assortment always on hand, and to give satisfaction to all v. ho may patronize them, P. N. POWELL „ CO.'S old stand. opposite the IVst Office, Staunton, Va. January 2'!, 1886— Smos. NEW <_00» tt.— We have just ofthe largest stocks of Fancy and Staple Dry Goods. Groceries, Queensware, and Shoes, ! ever brought to this market, and propose to sell them low for cash. I Goods exchanged for Country Produce ! Sept 19—tf 1100 E A MASON. ir f\ BACKS Liverpool Salt, 15 bags Rio and . ,)\f Laguira Coffee, 20 barrels Sugar, 15 kits ' Mackarel and Shad, 5 barrels N. O. Molasses and Golden Syrup, just received and for sale loav by Sept 12- tt HOGE & MASON, • ■ next door to Central Bank. SALE.--50bushels prime Corn Meal, 2.,000 Shingles. ISAAC PAUL A Co., Jan 2—tf -_ Main Street. Ij*- M.1.1 Hit IM.IKY AND NEW YORK li Stat* Chet-sWb*; sale by ■____ Bruce & peck. AEAR&E EOT of superior MACKAREL A HERRINGS for safe by i BRUCE i: PECK. O * I'EI.IOK TEA.— Those who wi,h to get i ro a very superior article can procure it of Jan y—tf G. E. PRICE. LARGE EOT OF MARKET A CLOTHES BASKETS for sale by 'BRUCE & PECK. TALLOW CANVLEK-a large lot for sal* by BRUCE & PECK. Nov. 14—tf CUCUMBER Pickles and Golden Svrun for 5»Je by BRUCE & P_C_. IAGUIRA A RIO COFFEE for sale by —' . J bruce&peCk. CHOICE Groceries of all kinds, for sale by . . POWELL & BLACKLEY. __ _ TONS Rock Plaster for sale by W POWELL A BLAgKLET. ii\ TONS Alexandria Ground Plaster "for IU -ale by POWELL A* BLACKLEY.