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Advoca ting or Opposing Candidates, and all Communi cations or Notices of a Personal or Private char acter, or intended or calculated to promote any Private Enterprise or Interest, will be charged for ms advertisements. Special Notices will be inserted at double the advertising rates. Address—'-Stauaton Spectator," Staunton, Aug_si3 County. Va. j Professional Directory. -♦-. .o__T ECHOLS, R. H. CATLETT, Monroe county. Lexington. j H. ML bell, Staunton. IU CHOLS, BELL A CATLETT, _ ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Staunton, Virginia, Will practice in the State and Federal Courts at Staunton, and in the Circuit and County Courts of Bockbridge, Rockingham and Alleghany.— They will also attend to special business in any part of Va. and West Virginia. [Sept 12—tf THOK. J. MICHrE. J. AY. G. SMITH. MICHIE A S WITH. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Staunton, Va., Practice in the Federal Court at Staunton ; in all tbe Courts of Augusta ■county; in the Circuit and County Courts of Rockingham- and in the Cir- | «uit Courts of Rockbridge. Collection of claims promptly attended to. Nov. 14—tf BOLIVIB CHRISTIAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW Staunton. Va., Attends the Courts of Augusta and adjoining Counties. Attention given to the interests of residents in this cooettrv in lands in Missouri, lowa, and other Western States. Oct 24—tf. SMITH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, and Commissioner in Chancery, Staunton, Va., Practices iv the Courts of Augusta and adjoining counties. Will attend to the purchase and sale of Real I Estate on Commission. Nov 14—ly. GEO. BAYLOR. MARSHALL HANGER. BAYLOR A HANC.ER, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Staunton, Va., Practice in all the Courts of Augusta county, and I attend promptly to the collection of claims in any ofthe adjoining counties. Nov 7—tf OHEORUET STCOTHRAN, J-v ATTORNEY AT LAW, Staunton, Va., Office in rear of Court House, adjoining David Fultz. Aug 15—tf DR. ARTHUR has returned and will be glad to see his old patrons. Staunton, Oct 24—tf Fire and Life Insurance. VIRGIN IA INSURANCE COM PA NY. Books and Subscriptions to the Capitol Stock ©f this Company arc now open at the Banking House of W. if Tarns A Co., and at the offices of the two Banks in Staunton. The attention of •Capitalists is called to the merits of this Stock, which is recommended to them as probably the most remunerative investment of money now of fering. Ba* Order of the Jan 9—tf COMMISSIONERS. ?~7.1RE ANI> LIFE INSURANCE.— The * undersigned, representing the "Maryland ife," and the "Merchants and Mechanics Fire" Insurance Companies, of Baltimore, Md., (tAVO of the most reliable companies in the U. S.) is pre pared to issue Policies, for any amount desired, against loss of life or property. O. SMITH. ,*__*** Office in rear of "Spectator"' building, Nov 14—tf Staunton. Va. Ph olographs. T|HOTO_BAI_ GALLERY ! | The subscribers have opened permanently £p HOTOGRAPH GALLERY in Staunton, ov er the store of Roane A Alby, opposite the Virgin ia Hotel AvherePictures of every style can be bad. Their rooms ar* newly a_»d neatly fitted up for the accommodation of ;ill avlio may favor them with .■a call. They are thankful for past patronage and hope, by close attest"os. to business, to merit M much or more in future. _*__*- One ef Steif s celebrated Pianos will be found in the reception room for the amusement of friends ancl patrons. Sept p___ J. 11. BURDETT&CQ. rjPLENDIOLY" EXECUTED PHOTO- O GRAPHS, (large size), of Leading South ern Generals, Ac,, at Jess than the frawive.- can be fiurchased at ariA-Avhere else. Only 5i.75 each, rame ancl ail. Also, Carte devisites of the same, nt only 15 cents each, or eight for One Dolhir. — Call at the Post Office, Nov. 28-tf JEWELL. To Farmers. __*.. A. J. HAMILTON, G. AY. WAESCHE, of Rockbridge. of Rockingham. a. m. Hamilton*, of Rockbridge. f TA-ttILTON, WAESCHE, A CO., _j_ General Agents for McCORMICK'S COMBINED SELF-RA KING REAPER AND MOWER, SEPARATE MOWER, For the entire Valley of Virginia and tAventy-flve < counties immediately East ofthe Blue Kidge ex tending from the Potomac to the North Carolina line. j fZ&~ Mr. Thorn-ton* Berry will act as our j Agent in Aucusta.county, from Avhom Farmers; can procure Machines and receive all ttecessiyy information as to terms, Ac. Feb 27, 188C—tf H, W. & Co. Watches and Jewelry. _ ♦. C< OOD TlMES,— Persons desiring good ! IT times intheirjiockets are respectfully request- j -ed to get their Watches repaired by Rarnaro I MAiNE, Watchmaker from Europe. AH work ; warranted at moderate charges, lie keeps also /or sale, fine Watches, Spectacles, Jewelry, Keys, Watch Crystals., etc, corner Main and Augusta streets, upstairs. _*an3o—Sts BARNARD MAYNE. AYE YOUR SZ .HIT.— By coining in time to Dr. Young's Old Stand wlmreyou wilMind an excellent assortment of Spectacles, Eye-Glass- ' es Shortsighted and Colored Glasses for sale by j "March 13-6 m G. C. YEAKLE. .£-_*- Old Silver taken in exchange for goods. Plaster. T}L ASTER.— 25 Toil" "of Plaster for sale by Seb &-tf McCLURE & RIJMGARDNER. ' Marble Works. MARQUIS A KELLY, ! WESTERN VA. MARBLE WORKS. \ _t Staunton. Harris- nburg, Lexington and Char- ; *.tte_yill_, .opy-tf gfIWIWWII. Alexandria Advertisements. J P. BARTHOLOW A CO., • No. 25 King st. bet'n Water & Union sts., ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, Manufacturers and Avholesale and retail dealers in Agricultural Implements and Machinery, seeds and fertilizers, plows and plow castings of all kinds, harrows, cultivators, corn-shellers, hay, straw, ancl fodder cutters Ac, ancl a full stock of all Agricultural Implements, clover and timothy seed, orchard ancl herd grass, usage, orange, mil let, Hungarian grass, &c. Peruvian guano, Bar tholow's prepared Peruvian guano, bone dust, Mexican guano, Coe's super.phosphate, ground plaster, &c. Garden Seeds, embracing the largest variety ever offered in this market. Our Ameri can seeds are selected and grown for our sales, and seeds which are better of foreign growth we import directly from Europe. We are just in re ceipt ofa large and extensive variety of seeds grown in England and the south of France, im ported by us this season, comprising the finest va riety of each kind grown, warranted fresh and genuine : Peas, beans, onion sets, cabbage and seed corn. j__®** Agricultural Implements and Machinery repaired at short notice. *"©_*•_ Extras and Repairs furnished at short notioe. J. P. BARTHOLOW & CO., Alexandria, Va., and 558, 7th street, Washington, D. C. Feb. 13, '65.—3 m JAMES F. CASLIN, wholesale and retail dealer in Cutlery, Steel, Bar Iron, Ploughs, Ac, ho. 63, King Street, Nov 28 Alexandria, Va. 6m Dry Goods, Groceries, &c. A ITGESTA SAVINGS' BANK STILE __. IN Operation.—The undersigned tender ing his thanks for past favors, informs his friends and the public, that he has just returned Avith a new and Avell selected stock of DRY GOODS, | GROCERIES, DYE STUFFS, and GENTLE- I MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS. | For the quantitj* as Avell as quality, he asserts, without fear of successful contradiction, that it is j unsurpassed in this market. Having no partner with whom to divide the profits, unfortunately, no family to support, no children to educate, and, withal, Avithout extrav agant habits, it would seem strange if he could not compete in selling bargains Avith any other establishment in the. State. My Avill to do so is good, and "Avhere there is a will there is alAvays a way.'' My stock consists principally as folloAVs : French and English Merinos, Rombazines I and black silk, figured and plain alpaccas, all 1 wool delaines, half wool delaines, 18 pieces white 1 and colored flannels, Manchester and domestic | gjingfuims, striped bed and lindsey domestics, &wiss muslins, and Nainsook, plain and check cambric, table linen and toweling, Irish linen from 75 cents to $1,50, 400 ladies' and misses'hoop skirts, balmorals, best quality; veils and head I dresses, 10 pieces broad cloth, from b\ to $10 per ! yard, a full stock of plain and fancy French, and domestic cassimeres, cassinets, tAveeds 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 vest ings. A large collection of dress buttons and trimmings, full stock of bonnet and cap ribbons, 3 dozen colored corsets, 4-4 and 5-4 bleached cot ton, 6,000 yards brown 4-4 cotton, 400 bunches cotton yarn, Nos. 7 to 15, calicoes, 2 doz. chemis es, plain a.nd needle work collars, cambric edging and inserting, 400 pairs ladies', misses' and chil drens' shoes, shaAvls, dusters and ladies' cloaks, the latest patterns, 2 pieces broad cloth for cloaks and many other articles not here mentioned, all I cold at a small profit, for cash by *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 j nishing Goods, such as Ready Mnde Clothing, ! Boots, Shoes, Hats, caps, Linen Shirts from 2* to j $6. Also Brown cotton and cotton Yarn by the ! bale or in smaller quantities. Oct 17—tf S. H, H. TO THE CITIZENS OF AUGUSTA, Highland and Pendleton Counties, —Isaac 1 Paul & Co., having taken the large Store former- Ily occupied by Antonia, as a Confectionary, on j Main street, bet .veen Augusta and Ncav streets, ! where we intend keeping a large and well selco- I ted stock of Dry Goods, Hardware, Groceries, j OueensAvare, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, and evry [ thing usually kept in a first class Retail Store. Terms cash, or Country Produce taken in ex ! change for goods, at the highest market price. Hoping, by strict attention to business, honora- J ble and fair dealing, to receive a share of your ; patronage. Very Respectfully. j Nov2t,'us-ly ISSAAC PAUL A CO. BRUCE A PECK Beg leave to inform their old customers and the public generally that ; they haA'e opeiied «._ their old stand, corner of ■ Augusta and Beverly streets, Staunton r Va., a ; large and carefullA* selected stock of FAMILY GROCERIES j QUEENSWARE, WOODEN & WILLOW WARE, boots and shoes, 1 which they will sell at Avholesale or retail. Their I goods Avere purchased from first hands in NeAv j York, for net cash, consequently they -will he able to sell them upon the best terms. They will exchange goods or pay cash for pro- I duce. Oct 17—tf ; **vTOTH'E. —Wc have just received a lar°*e as ;L* sortment of New Goods, Notions, Dress : Goods, Ac, including all kinds of Dress Trim mings, Bindings, In-ortions, Edgings, Ruffles, : Comforts, Ladies' Cloaks, Kid Shoes, Morocco i do., and all other kinds. Mouslins, Merinos, Cal- I 'eos, Plaids* B-CS, AH kinds of Gents' and Ladies' 1 Gloves : Kid Gloves, Avhite and colored. Brown : Cotton, Cotton Yarn, Cassimeres, Cassinets, home I made Jeans and Linsey, Ready-made Clothing, 1 Furs, MufiV, Fancy Soaps, etc., which we offer for ! _-ale at reduced rates for cash or country produce. j Dec 19— ISAAC PAUL & CO., Antonia's old stand, Main street. HOGE A MASON are hoav opening their second supply of FALL and WINTER GOODS, consisting in part of French Meri ; yos, Poplins, (plain and striped), Alpaccas, ja.ll i wool Delaines, Broad Cloths, Cassimeres, Sati i nets, Factory Goods 6-4 and 3-4, Gents' fine calf j Boots, Men and Boys heavy Boots, Gents', L&- -| dies', and Misses' Shoes, ancl Hats of every de_ I scription. Salt, Sugar, Coffee, Tea, Candles; Wil i Jow and Wooden Ware, to which they invite the j attention of purchasers. [Noa*.. 23 —tf tl ARDT— PO . VELL&IiI-ACKLEYTdet-ie!*- -) in Groceries, Flour, and Produce of every ! description. Will endeavor to keep a/?'., supply j and general assortment always on hand, and to ! give satisfaction to all Avho may patronize them. P. N. POWELL A CO.'S old stand opposite the Post Office, Staunton, \ a. January 23, 1860 — EW~«OO»S.— We have just received one ofthe largest stocks of Fancy and Staple I Dry Goods, "Groceries, OueensAvare, and Shoes. ; ever brought to this market, and propose to sell I them low for cash. Goods exchanged for Country Produce. Sept 19—tf HOGE A MASON. i p*"/A SACKS Liverpool Salt, 15 bags Rio and j m)\J Laguira Coffee, __) barrels Sugar, 15 kits : Mackarel and Shad, 5 barrels N, O, Molasses and Golden Syrup, just received and for sale loav by Sept 12—tf HOGE A MASON, I nffxt door to Central Bank. j*iOß .SALE.— olFbushels prime Corn Meal. 1 20,000 Shingles. ISAAC PAUL A CO., Jan 2—tf Main Street. E~~N€_LISH DAIRY AND NEW YORK State Cheese for sale by BRUCE A PECK. : . A LARGE LOT of superior" MACKAREL ! __. A IIERRI_.GS for sale by I BRUCE A PECK. ; y UI'ERIOR TEA.— Those who wish to gei r_) a verj* superior article can procure it of J.W 9—tf G. E. PKICE. I A ROE LOT OF MARKET A CLOTHES _ BASKETS for sale by 'BRUCE A PECK, TALLOW CANDLES— a large lot for sale by BRUCE & PECK. Nov. 14—tf CUCUMBER Pickles and Golden Syria, for sale by BRUCE & PECK. IAOUIRA A KIO COFFEE for sale by 4 BPUCE A PECK STAUBfTOBT, VA., TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1866. Poetry. [For the Spectator.] He's gone to my Mother. INSCRIBED TO MISS MAGGIE A. LAMBERT. My mind does but wing its way to mother, When I think of my departed brother. Who gave up himself in the prime of life, A sacrifice in his country's strife. But Aveep not! he's gone to his mother. But should I sigh? she's gone beyond the tomb, To that bright City where still there's room For him, who has followed her foot-tops bright To that celestial dome, which knoAVS no night. Mourn not then ! he's but gone to his mother. At my home, dear mother, thy voice I miss, JBut can I envy your eternal bliss? Nay, mother, nay, thy form but haunts me still, And brother s too—but, 'twas my Master's will. \Y hy lament ? he has gone to his mother. JJ.™ oft _Vf mind recalls to father's home, Ut that absent form Avhose dwelling is the tomb— pardon if I would from death recover that noble, true and gallant brother. VV hy recover? he's gone to his mother. His soul Avith angel's Avings has soared on high. From earthly toils to a heavenly sky, To meet the soul that onward passed before To realms of love that Ha*cs for ever more. Oh! joy |he is at home with his mother. Is it not vain to Aveep for living dead ! Then only yearn for their pathway to tread; And live in life that Aye may find in death, mother's crown with an angel's wreath. Then hope in death to meet a brother, February, 1860. "\V. a. — ■ — • • • [For the Spectator,] The Gambler. BY J. C. R. Who sits up from twelve to one ? Whose heart's as hard as any stone? Who leaves his dear Avife all "alone? _ The gambler. Who wounds, yea breaks the mother's heart? Who from the evil will not part? Who causes the tear of sorrow to start? The gambler. Who brings poverty to his door ? Who cries for help but is answered no ? Who suffers on earth the curse of avo ? The gambler. Who causes his sister grief and pain ? Who says from gaming, I can't refrain ? Who seeks a ruin they are sure to gain? The gambler. Who boasts of unbelief in God ? Who fears not vengeance's fearful rod? Who tramples on Jesus' precious blood ? The gambler. Who, without reform, from heaven will go ? Who will sink into the pit below? And live forever in eternal avo ? The gambler. Select Story. A TP.O..BLED HONEY-MOON. BY CLAKA AUGUSTA. George Jameson and Katie Vaughan had a brilliant wedding. Everything was faultless — from the icing on the cake to the arrangement ofthe bride's ' 'waterfall." Mrs. Vaughan cried just enough not to red den her nose ; Mr. Vaughan 'did' the dignified pater familia to a charm; and George and Katie were so affectionate as to give the world the idea that here was a match made in heaven. The bridal breakfast over, the white moire antique and orange flowers were laid aside, and the pretty traveling suit of gray alpacca, with azurline blue trimming, was donned —the sweet est thing, so all the ladies said the very sweet est love of a thing Madame D' Aubrey had made jup for the season. Then there was the little bonnet of gray silk to match the dress, with its blue face trimming to match Katie's eyes, and the golden bird of Paradise drooping * its plu mage over the crown; and it was such a fine morning, and everything looked propitious; and in the midst of the congratulations and kisses, Georgie and Katie started for the depot They arrived just in season. The whistle sounded in the distance, George buckled uphis traveling-shawl, and Katie grasped her parasol. "George, dearest," said the bride, "do run out and see to the trunks! I should die if, j Avhen we get to the Pails, my clothes should not ibe there! _ It would be clreiicliul to be obliged to go to dinner in my travelling dress 1 Do sec to them, theie's a darling!" George A'anished ; the train, puffing and smo king, shot into the depot. Conductor popped ! his head into the ladies' room, shouting at the top of his voice. "All aboard for Da nvillo ! all aboard ! Come hurry up, ladies) Five minutes behind time, and another train due, Katie did not know whether she was bound for Danville or not; probably she said rapidlj to herself, she had better get in and let George follow. So she entered the long, smoky ve hicle,, feeling very much at sea, and ready tc cry at the slightest provocation. The conduc tor passed by her seat. She caught him by the i arm. "Is my husband '* "Oh! yes, yes ; all right!" said the conduc tor, hurrying on in a Avny railway officials have. "I'll send him right along," and he Aanished from view in the long line of moving carriages. Meanwhile George, having seen to the bagr gage—a proceeding that liad occupied more time than he had intended it should —returned to the ladies' room to find Katie missing. He searched about wildly, inquiring of CA'ery one he Hvst, but without success. "She's probably already in the train, sir," said a ticket agent of whom he made inquin*. "You are going to Buffalo—you'll likely find her there. Just starting— not a moment to I lose." j George grasped the railing .ofthe hind car as iit fIeAV by, and., flinging open the door., he 1 rushed through car after car, seeking in vain for Katie. She was not on the train. "Most likely she got on the wrong train and went by Groton," said .a conductor. "Groton is a way-station fifteen miles further ahead. — We stop there fifteen or twenty minutes for re freshments.. You'll doubtless find her there." The cara flew over the track. George men tally blest the man who invented steam en gines—he could reach Katie so much sooner. — Dear little thing ! how vexed and toubfed she must be—ancl George grew quite lachrymose OA'er her desolate condition. But it seemed ages to George before they whirled up to the platform at G*'oton, and then he did not Avait to practice any courtesy. He leaped out impetuously, knocking OA r er an old lady with a flower-pot and bird-cage in her hand, demolishing the pot, and putting the bird into hysterics. The old lady was indig nant, and hit George a rap Avith her umbrella that spoiled fete*, er the fair proportions of his bridal beaver ; but he was too much engaged in thought of his lost bride to spare a regret for his hat. He flew through the astonished crowd, mash ing up a crinoline here, and knocking over a small boy there, until he reached the clerk of the station. Yes, the clerk believed there Avas one lady come alone; she had gone to the Bel videre House—she must be the one. George waited to hear no more. He started up the street to the place, where the landlord assured him that no lady of Katie's style had arrived ; perhaps she had got off at Margate, ten miles back ;—George seized on the hope.— There was no train to Margate until the next morning, but the wretched husband could not wait all night—he would walk. He got directions about the roads; was told that it was a straight one —for the most of the way through the woods—rather lonesome, but pleasant. He set forth at once, not stopping to swallow a mouthful. Excitement had taken away his appetite. The fine day had developed into a cloudy evening—the night would be darker than usual. George hastened on, too much excited to feel fatigue— too much agonized about Katie to no tice that he had split his elegant French gaiters out at the sides. After three or four hours hard walking, he began to think that something must be wrong. He ought to be approaching the suburbs of Margate. In fact, he ought to have reached the village itself some time before. He grew a little doubtful about his being on the right road, and began to look about him. There was no road at all, or, rather, it was all road for all vestige of fences and wheel-tracks had van ished—there was forest, forest everywhere. The very character of the ground beneath his feet changed at every step he took. It greAV softer and softer, until he sunk ankle deep in mud; and suddenly, before he could turn back, he fell in almost to his armpits. He had stumbled into a quagmire! A swift horror came OA*er him ! People had died before now in places like this —and it Avould be so dreadful to die thus, and Katie neA'er know Avhat had become of him. He struggled with the strength of desperation to free himself, but he might as well have taken it coolly. He was held fast. Thus slowly the hours wore away. The night was ages long. The sun had never before taken so much time to rise in ; but probably it real ized that nothing could be done until it was up, and was not disposed to hurry. As soon as it was fairly light, George began ito scream at the top of his voice, in Ihe hope that some one who might be going somewhere might hear him. He amused himself in this way for an hour; and at the end of that time you could not have distinguished his voice from that of a frog close at hand, who had been do ing his best to rival our hero. At last, just as George was beginning to des pair, he heard a A*oice in the distance calling out. "Hilloo there ! Is it you, or a frog ?" "It's me," cried George, '-and I shall be dead in ten minutes ! Come quick 1 I'm into the mud up to my eyes 1" Directly an old woman appeared, a sun bon net on her head and a basket on her arm. She was huckleberrying. "The land sake!" cried she. "You're in for it, hain't ye!" "Yes, too deep for comfort!" "Sar\-ed ye right! I'm glad of iti Didn't ye see the notice the old man put up that no body mustn't come a huckelberrying in this ere swamp?" "Huckleberrying!" cried George, angrily. "You must think a fellow was beside himself to come into this jungle, if he kneAV it 1 Huck leberrying, indeed^! I!m after my wife!'' "Land sake! Your wife ! Well, of all things. I declare, I never! "She got on the Avrong train, and so did I: and I expect she's at Margate, and I started j from Groton last night, to walk there, and lost Imy way. Help me out, do, that's a dear wo man !" The old lady steadied herself by a tree, ancl, being a woman of muscle, she soon drew George out —mud from head to foot. He shook him self. "There, if you'll show me the way, I'll go right on—" "No you won't, neither. You'll go right over to our house and have a cup of coffee and something to eat. and a suit of the old man's clothes to put on while I dry your'n. And I'll send Tom over to Margate Avith the hoss and wagon to bring your wife.'' ' You're a trump," cried George, wringing her hand. ' 'God bless you! You shall be well rewarded for your kindness." Mrs. Stark's house was only a little way dis tant, and to its shelter she took George. Tom was despatched to Margate to hunt up Mrs. | Jameson; and George, an ayed in a suit of Mr. i Stark's clothes —blue,swallow-tailed coat, home.- -; made, gray pantaloons, cow-hide boots, and i white hat with a broad brim, for the Starks' were friends—felt like a new man. They gave him a good breakfast, which did not come amiss; and while Tom was absent, the old lady made him lie down on the lounge and take a nap, Tom returned about noon. He had scoured ! the whole village, but found nothing. Only j one passenger had left the train at Margate on ' the previous day, and that one was an old man j with patent plasters for sale. | Poor George was frenzied. He rushed out ! of the house And stood looking first up and then 1 down tl_s road, uncertain which way to wend ; his course. Suddenly the train for Groton '< swept past, and a white handkerchief was swinging from an open window, and above the ! handkerchief George caught the of gol ! den hair and blue ribbons! It was Katie be yond a doubt. He cleared the fence at a bound, and rushed after the flying train. He ran till ! he Avas ready to drop, v. hen he came upon some I men with a hand-car, who were repairing the i road. He gave them ten dollars to take him to ] Groton. He Avas sure he should find Katie ; there! But no! the train had not stopped at all— this was the express for Buffalo! But a by stander informed him a lady, answering the description he gaA*e of Katie, had been seen the I clay before at Danville, and saying she j had last her husband ? George darted off. He caught with avidity iat the hope thus held put, It must be Katie 1 | Who else had lost their husband ? A train Avas just leaving for Danville. He spran_ on board and suffered an eternity during the transit, for it Avas an accommodation train, , and everybody knoAvs about those horrible de lays at every station. But they reached Danville at last. George i inquired for the lady Avho had lost her husband, ' Yes, he was all right —she had gone to the I American house to wait for him. She expect !ed him by every jbrain until he came, said tiie ■ ticket-master. He hurried with all speed to the American. Yes, she was there, said the clerk. She was ; there waiting for her husband. Room 221, right liand second flighty George flew up the stairs, burst open the door of 221, and entered without ceremony. She was sitting by the window looking for him, with her back to the door. He sprang forward, and, holding her in his arms, rained kisses upon her face. "My Katie! my darling! my daiiingi haA'e I found you at last," She turned her face and looked at him before she spoke, and then she set up such a scream as she made the very hair raise on George's head. "You -are not my James!" she cried. "Oh, heaven! help ! help ! help! Somebody come quick ! I shall be robbed aud murdered ! Help! help! Murder! thieves!" George stood aghast. The lady was middle aged, with false teeth, and a decidedly snuffy looking nose. No more like his charming little Kate than she A.as like the reman Medici,! (^p^^^^^wly^^^ He turned to flee just as the stairway was alive with people alarmed by the cries of the woman. They tried to stop him, but he was not to be stayed. He took the stairs at a leap, and landed somewhere hear the bottom, among the wreck of three chambermaids, and as many white-apron waiters. And before any one could seize him he was rushing down over the front steps. A lady and gentleman were slowly ascending the stairs, and George, in his mad haste, ran right against the lady and broke in the rim of her bonnet! "You rascal!" cried the gentleman with her, ''what do you mean by treating a lady iVi this manner ?'' and he seized our hero by the collar. Then, for the first time, George looked at the couple before him. > 'Tis Katie ! Oh, Katie !" cried he—for thi time there was no mistake ; it was Katie and her uncle Charles. "'Oh, my wife !my deai He tr'ed to tale her in his arms, but she fled from him in terror. "Take that dreadful man away !" she cried. "I am sure he is insane, or drunk. Only see his boots and his awful hat!" "I tell you I am your own George!" ex claimed he. "Oh Katie! where have you been?" Katie looked at him now, and recognizing him, began to cry. "Oh, dear! that ever I should have hved to ha\*e seen this day! My George, that I thought so pure and good, faithless and intoxi cated! Oh, uncle Charles ! what will become of me ?'' "My dear niece, be patient," said her uncle. "I think this is George, and we will hear what he has to say before condemning him. Mr. Jameson, I met your wife in the cars yesterday, and she informed me that you had deserted her at the Windham depot. Of course. 1 could not belieA'e that your absence was intentional, and I persuaded her to remain here while I telegraphed to the principal stations along the road for information of you. SV hy did I receive no answer. "Because the telegram does not run into old Mrs. Shark's huckleberry swamp, where I had the honor of spending last night," said George, losing his temper. "But this extraordinary disguise " "My clothes were muddy, and I haA'e got on Mr. Stark's," said George: and though the ex planation was not particularly lucid to those who heard it, they were satisfied. "My dearest George," cried Katie rushing into his arms, "so you did not desert me, and I shan't have to be divorced !" "-Sever, my darling ! and we'll never be sep arated again for a moment.'' "No, not for all the baggage in the world ! — Oh, George ! you don't know how I have suf fered!" The crowd could be kept ignorant no longer, for scores had assembled around the hotel, drawn thither by the disturbance. Matters yvcre explained, and cheers long and loud rent the air. The landlord got up an impromptu wedding dinner, at which Katie presided; and George looking very sheepish in Mr. Stark's SAvallow tail did the honors. They procueded on their tour next day. and soon afterward Mr, and Mrs. Starks were de lighted to receive a box by express, containing the lost suit of the old gentleman, and the wherewithal to purchase him another, besides the handsomest drawn silk bonnet for Mrs. Stark that the old lady had ever st?en. "There, old man," said she, turning from the glass at which she had been surveying her self in the new bonnet, "I allers told ye that huckleberry swamp would turn to something. if it was only to raise frogs in! Guess I hit things sometimes. 1 ■ ». Time. -'A million of money for one inch of time," said England's proud Queen Elizabeth, while tilled with remorse in her dying moments; but all the wealth of the world could not purcliasc a single hour. Young woman, are you improving your gold' en hours so as to save yourself from vain regrets by and by, when the fatal archer lets fly the ar row of death and cuts short your dream of life ? You have heart sympathies to cultivate, mind to educate, powers to make actiA*e for good, and influences to wield for the right and the true. How much of your time is absorbed by lofty aims and noble strivings? Young man, can you afford to waste an ho* - . in idleness and frivolity? Can you afford to neglect your opportunities of storing your mind with useful information, of making .-olid acquire ments, and preparing yourself thoroughly for those high efforts that Avin success in tbe great undertakings of life ? You have a great deal to do, before you attain to your majority, in order to meet the just expectations of society, You have to do Avith a fast age. to share in opera tions moving Avith lightning speed, and you must be capable of .quick decisions and brisk moA'ementSj for time and tide -will not wait for you. EAery hour not needed for repose and re creation, should be filled up Avith benefits to yourself and others. Act upon this hint, .and you will bless us for dropping it. Here ia an old saying and a true one which you will do well to fix in your memory : ''Who Icnoivs no thing in his thirtieth year, is nothing in his for tieth, has nothing in his fiftieth, learns nothing, „ nothing, and coma to nothing.'' ■ _» Facts \yo_mi Remembering.—lt is worth while for all farmers, everywhere, to remember that thorough culture is better than three mort gages on their farm. That an offensive wjir a gaipst weeds, is five times less expensive than a defensive one. That good fences always pay better than lawsuits Avith neighbors. That hay is a great deal cheaper made in the summer than purchased in the Avinter. That more stock perish from famine than founder. That a horse who lays his ears back and looks lightning Avhen any one approaches him, is vicious —don t buy him, That scrimping the feed of fatting hogs, is a waste of grain. That OA-er-fed fowls won't lay eggs. That educating children is money lent at a hundred per cent. That one evening spent at home in study, is more profitable than ten in lounging about country taverns. ■ i ■ Money.—Men will work fop it, fight for it, beg for it, steal for i,t, starve for it, and die for it. And all the while, from the cradle to the grave, nature and God are thundering in our ears the solemn question—"What shall it pro fit a man, if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul ?'' This madness for money is the strongest and lowest of the passions; it is the ! insatiate Moloch of the human heart, before whose remorseless altar all the finer attributes of humanity are sacrificed. It makes merchan dise of all that is sacred in human affections, and even traffics in the aAvful solemnities of the eternal. She who makes her husband and children happy, who reclaims the one from \*ice and trains up the other to virtue, is a much great er character than ladies described in romance, whose occupation is to mulder mankind with shafts from the quiver of tjieir eyes. •,. Public Peace.—Lord Bacon said: "The surest way to prevent seditions (if the times do bear it,) is to take away the matter of them : for, if there be fuel prepared, it is hard to tell whence the spark shall come that ifeaD set it on fire." -TSTUMBEH XXXIX; [For the Spectator.] I The Augusta public at least will remember that at the late term of our Circuit Superii ir I Court, in November last, two Yankee Butch I worthies, (the class referred to by Mr. John I Lewis in his examination before the B'econstruc j tion Committee,) were tried and condemned to the penitentiary, but on a second trial granted iby Judge Thompson, were acquitted. Here the ! error was certainly on mercy's, not on justice's j side, as subsequent facts prove. j To be understood, I refer to J. Augiistu. I Fischer, charged with havimr stolen a horse of Capt. Hottle, of Mt. Solon, and J. Kuhn with haA*ing bought a lot of goods under fake pre tences of F. Scheffer ofthe Virginia Hotel. In evidence that they were not the immacu late and much persecuted .vorthies, that a stranger listening to their council might, have believed, the following circumstance fully at tests. On Wednesday week, the 7th inst., they were foand together between Harrisonburg anil Sparta, and in some unaccountable way, they came into possession ofa hone ancl buggy of _ young man by name of Martin, said to be from Lexington or its vicinity. He was found by them somewhere betAveen the point at which they got the buggy, lying in the road insensible from intoxication, as they say, but the public are unable to make up an opinion on the sub ject, and Martin does nothing to aid them in doing so, as will presently appear. Fischer and Kuhn instead of stopping in the town of Har risonburg to enquire about the owner of the buj-rgy, if lost as they alleged, drove through and are found that night near the village of Mt, Solon, in possession ofthe horse and buggy.— A young man from Harrisonburg got on their track and overhauled them and, armed with writ"- ten authority by a Justice of Augusta, sent them to Harrisonburg to haA'e the matter investiga ted. The Commonwealth there I made the attempt, sent for MiWin a half dozen times to appear against them, but it was calling I for spirits from the vasty deep, he did not come, [ and unacquainted as he or any one else was with I their past history, they were discharged. Kuhn I who is represented by his cousin Fischer to haA'e two wives already was making serious ef forts in the village of Bayton to add number j three to his list, but was seriously thwarted as !it is said by the husband of the woman he was I making love to, and a fight ensued which re-- suited in Kuhn receiving a bullet in each leg, which ought to have been in the head or heart as the world Avould have been rid of .a great scamp. When the community hoped that they j were rid of both these individuals, we regret to | le;irn that Fischer is about to settle at Center* j ville. The community might find a better man. [For the Spectator.] The many incidents of cool daring that occurr* ed during the war, not only in the army, but in every neighborhood in the f3outh, deserve to be placed on record, Tbere is living on the southside of Buffalo, in Amherst county, near Folly's Copper-mines, a plain farmer, Daniel W. Jennings. He had three sons in our army Avho discharged most faithfully their duty, and Avere at Appomattox C. IT. at the surrender.—- Last Spring, when Sheridan's Dutch minions were ravaging all the country from Cbarlottes ville to within sight of Lynchburg, it so hap pened that most of the men of the neighbor hood in which he lived were away, and many of the women and children had collected at Mr. Jcnning's for protection. Anticipating a visit from some of these marauding Dutchmen, he collected what arms he had, and loaded and capped them afresh, and it presently happened that it Avas a timely precaution, for in a most unusual direction across his fields, he spied sev eral men riding at a rapid speed towards his house. He discovered in a moment that four of them wore the hated blue coats, and seizing a six-shooter, he gave evidence of his intention to give them a Avarm reception. The number of females present plead with him not to risk his life and court for them, in the event of his fall, outrage and violence, but he firmly bade them be still, ancl as the vandals approached, he stepped from the door towards tbem, and in a moment the command to halt was uttered by the big surly looking Dutchman who command ed the party. ■ Not noticing the command, old Jennings firmly advanced towards them, and as he grasped his pistol, said, "how dare you order me to halt, you scoundrel, on my own premises, I command you at once to throw down your arms," and fh the same time turning to his lit tle son, said, "tell the guard to come on at once and arrest these villians.'' Of course he was invoking imaginary aid, but in a moment the Yankee guns were handed to him, and like a a parcel of cowering spaniels they dismounted and .surrendered, four of them all armed to the teeth, to D. W, Jennings, much to the relief of those neighbors they had captured and robbed of their Avatches, &c. He sent them over that evening to a party of Mosby's men in the vicin ity who found them safe quarters in Lynchburg. Pcgu. Irish Version of an Old Fable. —Sjirgent S. Prentiss used to give an improved Irish ver sion of an old fable, apropos to an episode in. the Cabinet Jiffairs of Andrew Jackson. "Once upon a time," as this version ran, "the lion made a fire in his den of a mighty bad smell in tirely, a*;cl thin he called in the bastes of tho i field to give an opinion ofthe same." And he says to the bear, says he, "And Mr. Bear, how do you like the smell of me parlor to-day?"— And says the honest old bear, says he, "It smells bad." "Take that for yer impedince!" says the lion, giving the ould bear a whack that knocked the breath out of him intirely. after which he ate him up comfortably and called in the monkey - and says he to the money, says he, -"And how do ye like the smell of me parlor to. day?" The monkey says, says he, "Yerhonor it's the most delightful smell I ever smelt in all jmy life!" ' 'Take that for lying,'' says the lien, I knocking him down and ateing him up, after i which he culled in the fox, ana say 3 he, "Mr. Fox, and how do ye like the smell of me parlor to-day?" But the fox, when he saw the car case ofthe monkey that the lion had just ate, lying dead in the corner, he whisked his tail a cross his eyes, as much as to say, "D'ye see anything green there hinney?" and he says, says he, "It's me that's got such a cowld, I .can't s-mell at all, at all.'' Then the lion laugh ed and told the fox he was a cleA*er baste, and might tread in his footsteps if he could straddle wide enough." A Wedding Incident. —The story is told of a temperance man being at a wedding, was ask ed to drink the bride's health in a glass of wine which was offered him. He refused to partake of the intoxicating liquid, and said when he drank her health, it would be in that which resembled her most in purity, and he knew no thing better than water, pure water. He then drank to her health in a glassofGod's beverage —sparkling water. The ladies assembled on the occasion immediately stepped forward, and ma king a respectful courtesy, thankeel him for the beautiful compliment he had just paid the fair bride, when it was resolved that all intoxicating drinks be banished from the room. ~. A boarder at one of Oji_r city boarding houses lon being asked how they lived there, replied ; that the hash was rather doubtful, but the beef ; was "bully." This dubious endorsement failed i to attract a new boarder. .—-_»« He who livos for himself aloue lives for a mean fello*v.