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_ __B Tuesday, March 27, 1566. Capt. Jus. X, Stkvens is authorized tv make contracts and receipt for advertisements for the -"Spectator." .£_*-* Mr. J. Frank Davis is authoriz._d to re ceive subscriptions for the '".Spectator." To IS usiiK-.v. Men and Advert is err.. The 'Spectator" furnishes one ofthe hkst me diums for advertisers in the Stat**. It is one of the oldest papers in the State-, havinc been estab lished near a century, and been published for 42 years undor its present title, and, in consequence of its locality and large list of substantial patrons, ha. been justly recognized by business men as the Best Medium, in the interior of this State, for advertising. The ''Spectator,'' having a much larger cir culation than any other paper published in this place, furnishes the best medium for adverti sing. » -r t» I__ ___ Grape Culture, We aro gratified to learn that many of our citizens are beginning to turn their attention to this profitable branch of industry. Our country is peculiarly adapted to the growth of the vine and the culture will give profitable employment to many who are unfit for more laborious pur suits. We have been informed that our enterprising fellow-citizen, Mr. Kline, a German, avlio is fam iliar with vine culture, and wine-making, has bought a small tract of land about five miles southwest of Staunton, and will, this spring, set out ten thousand vines. Other gentlemen are, also, making their arrangements to go into the business. From all we can learn on the subjeot, we are inclined to believe there is no crop which will yield so large a profit as the grape. We saw a letter recently from an intelligent gentleman of Pittsylvania, in which it was stated that the grapes from a single acre in that county last year yielded $900. From other sources, we learn, that from $400 to $500 per acre may be confidently relied on. This is a larger return than the best cotton or sugar lands ofthe South ever yield, and the labour of culti.'ation is much less. In the present disorganized condition of our labour system, it behooves our people to diver sify their pursuits, so as to meet the exigencies of the times. Orchards and vineyards furnish the means, to small farmers, of greatly improv ing their condition. We should be pleased, therefore, to see even.' fanner set apart a few acres of his land for apples, pears, peaches and grapes. Five acres thus applied, would yield more clear profit than a good sized farm, culti vated in the ordinary way. Grape A*ines will begin to bear the second year after the roots are put in the ground. Roots can be bought at from $50 to $100 per thousand. The cultivation does not require as much labour as com, and Avhen the crop is ripe, women and children can gather it. It would not be expedient for every one to at tempt to make wine, because that requires skill and experience. Most farmers should sell the grapes, or the juice, and let those skilled in the processes of wine making, prepare it for market. One great advantage of the grape crop, is, its certainty. It never fails in this part of the country. We heard a gentleman, who has had some experience in managing grape vines, say he had never known his grape crop to fail in fifty years. No apprehension need be felt about the want ofa market. If our people will only produce the grapes in quantities to justify persons skilled in making wine to come among us, we slnill cer tainly have them ; and if they should not come, the crude juice can be barreled up and sent to one of our cities, where it will always command a high price—say, from $2.00 to $3.50 per gal lon. In the neighborhood of Cincinnati, under the j auspices of Mr. Langworth, the grape and wine ! business have been greatly extended, and* is a | source of yen - large profit. We are not sufficiently acquainted with the subject, to give detailed instructions for either i the planting or the culture ; but we haA - e been | informed that a light, gravelly soil is the best. ! The ground should be well broken up, and pro perly manured, and kept clean as a corn-field j with the plough and hoe. It is also advisable, ' in planting, to put some fragments of bones, j cuttings of leather, or old shoes and rags, about! the roots. These gradually decompose, and j furnish the proper aliment to the vines. Any ope desirous of going into the business, can readily obtain information of the subject by referring to tha March iiuml>er ofthe farmer, or by enquiry of some of their neighbors, who have had experience.. We have no doub. Mr. Kline would take pleasure in i»6tructing any one who I will apply to him, Now is the time to begin operations. The vines should bo set out during the month of April. In two or three years they will begin to bear. As time is so important in pushing forward this business, all who propose to enter into it should do so at once. The delay of a few weeks is e quiv alent to a postponement for a year, because the planting season will have passed. If there be any doubting Thomas among our readers, who requires the evidences of his own senses to satisfy him of the advantages of the cultivation of fruit-trees and \*ines, let him visit I the farm of Mr. Beard, about seveo miles south west of Staunton on the Greenville road, and he , can there have the testimony of his own senses j of seeing, touching, tasting and smelling, to ro-1 move every lingering feeling of incredulity, Mr. j Beard's farm was originally one of the poorest j and most unproductive in the county, and it I would have been impossible for him to maintain j his family on it by the ordinary system of farm ing. He had the good sense to see this, and i turned his attention to fruit trees and vines, and ' we doubt whether his farm does not now yield as : large a per cent, on the capital invested, and j labour employed as any in the county. Why should not others follow his judicious \ example ? .♦. The prophecy imputed to Daniel Webster i bears peculiar significance at th is day: * ; If these fanatics and abolitionists ever get power into their hands, they will over-ride tiie Constitu- j tion. set the Supreme Court at defiance, change j and make laws to suit themse!a*cs. Finally, ; they vtiii bankrupt the counfry. and deluge it \ with Hood." STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL ADVERTISER. Virginia Insurance Company. At a general meeting of stockholders, held on 22nd inst,, H. M. Bell, Wm. 11. Tarns, Dr. B. B. Donagho, Wm. B. fames, E. W. Bagby, B. F. Points, and A. P. Bierne were elected Directors. I At a subsequent meeting of the Board of Di rectors, H. M. Bell was elected President of the company, and Wm. 11. Tarns, Secretary. About $200,000 has been subscribed to its Capital by the most substantial citizens of this county, with the aid of capitalist* - of other StJites —which is ample capital to justify the confi dence of thoso who m:iy insure their property with this Company. It is the desire of the Company to increase its Capital to $250,000, with a view of having ample Capital for the basis of its banking business and books of sub scription are re-opened for subscriptions tv such increase. The Secretary notifies Stockholders to settle subscriptions on or before May Ist, on which i day Company commences operation. • ♦ • The Jews. An Israelite of Bavaria thus writes ofthe res toration ofthe chosen people: "The re-gather ing ofthe JeAvs is now beginning to take place. Not only many single families immigrate to Palestine, but there have been formed a num ber of soeietios in almost every land on this con tinent to prepare an immigration on a large scale, provided with all possible means, money, implements, and tools of every kind to com mence the cultivation of the long desolated land at once, and with the utmost A*igor. There are men of considerable wealth among them, and not one without some means —enough, at least, to defray the expenses of the journey, and to purchase a plot of ground. lam happy to state that I am one of the leading members of a so ciety forming here in Bavaria, which numbers already over nine hundred heads of families, besides a number of young people Avho Avould not form an alliance Avith the other sex until settled in the Holy Land, u*>on the soil of their rightful heritage." He also adds "The Gen tiles herejibouts—that is, the petty German Piotestant kingdoms and principalities, are even more astir about Palestine than the Jews.'' H. . Fruits of Philanthropy. The Senate of the United States has voted twenty-fh'e thousand dollars for the relief of the negroes about Washington, on the urgent ap peal of Seuator Morrill, who stated their condi tion to be most "deplorable." The negroes about Washington, we take it, are as well offas those about Kichmond, or other cities ofthe South. But their wretched plight there came too near home to be pleasant. It Avas not agreeable to abolition Senators to be forced to look daily and hourly upon such fruit from the seed they had planted, and so they vote money to cover up and hide the ugly sight. Some Aveeks ago, Senator Doolittle gave it as his opin ion, upon authorities cited by him, that the de crease in the negro population of the country already amounts to a million —one in every four murdered by philanthropy to make the other three miserable. So much for a beginning! St. Patrick's Day in New York. The celebration of St. Patrick's djiy, in New York city, passed off pleasantly without the least disturbance. The procession embraced four regiments of militia and a number of Irish charitable societies, all gaily dressed and each carrying appropriate banners, among which, in one instance, was the flag ofthe Irish Republic. The procession was about two hours passing a given point, . ni Avas reviewed at the City Hall by Mayor Hoffman and others. After the pro cession, a meeting of the Fenians was held in front of the headquarters at Union Square. In the evening a dinner ofthe Knights of St. Patrick took place. No Fenian speeches were made, though, of course, Irish nationality was frequently alluded to. »_*_. Secretary* McCulloch, in ansAver to a resolu tion of the House of RepresentatiA*es enquiring as to "the amount of money noAv in the United States Treasury, including all in the hands of Assistant Treasurers, national banks and all other depositories, designating the amount in each separately," on Saturday transmitted to that body a communication from the Treasurer of the United States, with statements prepared by him, from which it appears that the availa ble balance in the Treasury, according to re turns received to the 10th instant, is $123,243,- -885.91, consisting of coin, $57,799,921.37 ; cur rency, $65,623,064.54; of which sum, $21,- -780,358.55 was on deposit in national banks des ignated as depositories. Eclipse of the Moon. An eclipse ofthe moon will take place on the 30th and 31st of this month. The beginning of the eclipse will be at 9:30 in the eA*ening ; beginning of the total phase. 10:30; middle of the total phase, 11:27 ; end ofthe total phase, 31st of March, 12:16 A. M.; *"end of the eclipse, 1:23 A. M., duration ofthe total eclipse, 1 hour and 39 minutes; duration of the whole eclipse, 3 hours 52 minutes. The phenomenon of total eclipse occurs so seldom we hope the night of the 30th will be clear, in order that the event may be witnessed. ■ ■ ■ Up to the end of November last, the value of the dry goods alone imported into the single port of New York, from the beginning of the year, we see stated was $81,386,000, against $70,031,000 the previous year in the same pe riod. While the imports have steadiiy in creased, the volume of exports of domestic pro ducts has as steadily diminished. The people, instead of retrenching and economising, are thus steadily building up additional debt, that must be paid; a debt that will tax them for the next thirty or forty years. ■ « _ ■ i i Judge John C. Underwood introduced Fred. Douglas to an Alexandria audience recently, and in doing so, said he was proud to "call him brother. The Judge had a right to be proud. Won der if Fred was proud too ? —■ _ > Four negroes were whipped for larceny at Wilmington last week. Thereupon the Freed' men's Bureau raised merry Jerusalem, but matters were quieted by showing that iv North Carolina white men and black have the same liability for thieving. John Van Buren, who has been down at Charleston looking around, having returned home, says if there are any rebels left in that city he did not see or hear of them. Everybody was in favor of the President and tbe President's policy. A correspondent ofthe Memphis Avalanche, I Avriting from Artesia, Miss., says that General Stephen D. Lee, formerly of the Confederate army, has loased a large plantation, on Avhich he employs more than fifty freedmen. General. Lee is of the opinion that cotton growing for: the next four or five years will be most lucra- ! five. He does not speak favorably of emigra tion to Mexico, remarking that though from j experience he knoAvs the Mexican soil to be \ most fertile, he had learned sufficiently the ; character of tho Mexican people to convince j him that revolutions Avere as natural and inev- I ittiblo in Mexico as eruptions in Mount iEtna j or Vesuvius. He encourages all lovers of peace to remain at home, and by honestly adhering to the support of President Johnson, and by strict conformity to all laws and proclamations, endeavor to regain the political rights and pri v ileges lost by tho rebellion, and restore the pros perity of the South as speedily a. possible.— General Lee has set a good example, and, like the Lees and Johnstons, of Virginia, is afford ing an example of good sense and personal in dustry which is worthy of universal imitation. ■ * ■ Judge Clement C. Clay. This gentleman, noAv confined at Fortress Monroe, was on Tuesday, as we learn from the Norfolk Virginian, granted the privilege ofthe j entire fortress during the day time. This priv | ilege came to him unexpectedly, and from a ! source which entitles it to the highest respect lof the officers of the garrison. It will render i his imprisonment less disagreeable and tedious, | and it has excited a great many enquiries as to ! its probable import. The Virginian says there : are rumors at Old Point that the release of Mr. ; Clay might be soon looked for, but of course } time only can prove the truth. President Davis still remains under the same : rigid course of imprisonment adopted shortly '•■ after his incarceration. ■ . . . The Romney Intdligenccr (Hampshire coun- I ty, West Virginia), speaking of the appoint j ment of Messrs, Janney, Stuart and Martin as | commissioners to urge the return of the seceded | section back to the old mother CominonAA'ealth, says : "We are not aAvaro ofthe desire through out the State on the subject ofa re-unioii—but, for our own part, we are in favor of it. We long to see the ancient Commonwealth of Vir | ginia, the 'Mother of States,' again restored | with all her people, and up to her former boun i daries —and this, we believe, as adAised, is the sentiment of a large majority of the people in this section of the State. ■_. The Judge Advocate-General, Mr. Joseph Holt, has just decided that no authority for the trial of a civilian by court martial can be found in any of the Articles of War, those articles be ing enacted solely for the goA*enmient of the \ i armies ofthe United States, and being applica- I ble only to persons in the militjiry service. He considers it strictly legal, ho.vever, to try by military courts civilians formerly in the service for crimes committed whilst in the service. By this decision the supreimicy of the civil courts, in all cases Avhere citizens are concerned, is ac knowledged, and it would seem that tho days of military trials of civilians have passed by. •■ • » The Darkey vs. Pierpont. On Wednesday, in the United States Senate, Mr. Sumner presented a petition of colored cit ! izens, representing themselves as a delegation j from a large mass meeting of the colored citi- I zens of Elizabeth City county, Va., asking that ' a republican form of government be guaranteed i to the late rebel States, that colored citizens be i allowed to testify in courts and have the same privileges as white people, and protesting against any recognition of the Pierpont gov ernment. Referred to the Committee on Re construction. The proper committee. .». . I Good for West Virginia. In the Honse of Representatives, Wednes day, Mr. Latham, of West Virginia, asked, but failed to obtain, leaA*e to introduce a resolution i relieving the Committee on Reconstruction from j the further consideration ofthe case of Tennes see, and declaring as the sense of this House ■ that the people ofthe State of Tennessee are ! entitled to representation on this floor. Latham knows Avhat's right—being an old | editor —and it appears that he ia disposed to'do right on this question. ... Meetings in Rockingham. A mass meeting of the citizens of Rocking ham was held in Harrisonburg on Monday Aveek, and preamble and resolutions adopted, endorsing the President iv his efforts to reconstruct the government and preserve the constitution. The good people of Rockingham pledge their cordial support to the administration, and promise to stand by "Andy" as long as there is a button left. Mr. John 11. Hopkins presided over the I deliberations of the meeting. ~+- __ The U. S. Consul at La Rochelle, France, in forms the Department of State that the Asiatic cholera appears to be moving along the western coast of France. After appearing at Caen and Brest, it has followed the seaports, and is at the Sables d'Oloume, within that consular district. The Consul recommends rigid quarantine meas ures for vessels arriving from La Rochelle and Bordeaux. ■ * • The Rinderpest. The latest theory is that this cattle plague is a disease originating in the skin from parasites, | and that it can be prevented or cured by appli ! cations to the surface. The English papers say | petroleum rubbed on the skin will at least pre vent the disease ; and Dr. Schmarle, of Phila delphia, says it will be cheeked by the washing of animals with a solution of corrosive sublimate. . _ ■ The belief is expressed in Washington that all the negro troops will be withdrawn from the interior of the Southern States as soon as other troops can be substituted in their places, and that such negro troops as are retained to serve out their respective terms of enlistment yvill be transferred for duty to the Western frontier. ■. ■ A 3*oung lady, a native Virginian and the daughter of a learned Episcopal clergyman, re siding in Richmond county, Northern Neck of Virginia, has recently executed, in oil colors, a : large and splendid painting of Stratford House, I the birth-place of Richard Henry Lee and his ; brothers, and of General Robert E. Lee, The Constitutional amendments proposed in Congress, are so frequent and numerous, that a laugh is raised when they are handed in.— i Ever.,' Avhipster proposes to "amend" the work \ of Washington, Madison, find tho other great' ! men of tho eoohtry. An Anti-Slavery Man's Views. There are some anti-slaA-ery men who perceive I the absurdity of contending for the freedom of the black because he deserved and was fit for i freedom, and now hedging him about with I Freedmen's Bureaus and other forms of "pro- \ tection," all of which take it for granted that' he is not fit for freedom. In a speech roocntly made at Milwaukee by Hon. C. L. Sholes, who proclaimed himself an auti-slavery man of eighteen years' standing—a speech marked by breadth of viow and sound logic—this point was well made: "Eighteen years ago I embarked in this anti slavery war on the theory that the African, if given his personal could thereafter care for himself. Yet after this lapse of eighteen years, and he is free. I am met with the assu rjtnce that he needs all kinds of protection. That he will Avalk hesitatingly in his new condition, I that he may stumble is probable ; but if he is to j work out his own destiny, if he is to achieA*e his j OAvn salvation, and if he is capable of doing it, let him begin now and at once. Every hour's dependence on a new protector and supporter, ; of any kind or nature, is not only a public proc lamation of his own inability, but it fosters and encourages that inability, until his last state be comes infinitely Worse than his first. If we are to have bureaus for his protection, if the nation must be taxed for his support, if we must main tain armies for his defence, let it be after he has himself demonstrated his incapacity; and let us who have fought his battles for the last twenty years, on the ground of his capacity, not be the first to make proclamation that it was all a sham." The same speech exhibited a just apprecia tion of the importance and the safety to the whole country of the restoration of the South to its normal condition of representation. "The South has been conquered in this strife: she acknowledges it, she lays down her amis, accepts the results of the war, and asks again her place in the national councils, and agrees to perform her duties and functions in our common Union. It is all that is necessary to make per fect that peace which has been conquered by arms. True, we shall have collisions with them but they Avill be only collisions of opinion such collisions as our free institutions invite and as are necessary to theij* perfect development.— No one Avith ordinary sense expects again a re sort to arms on the part of the South. Her terrible experience, her present condition are guarantees against that Avhile memory, tradition, or even history lasts. Can we not, then trust the sentiment and intelligence of the nation in this strife of opinion? Can we not trust some thing to those inspiring, guiding, and directing principles Avhich underlie our whole fabric of politics? Alas! there is precisely where the difficulty is. These men who now fear South ern opinion, and a strife of opinion, fear all o pinion.. except their own and all strife of opin ion which conflicts with theirs. It is an uneasy consciousness of the fallacy of their own views which occasions this fear of casting them into the great crucible of a common participation j and they would accomplish by the strong hand of power what they fear to trust to the sober second thought of a people united, at peace with themselves and the world. . _ ■ I correspondent ofthe Richmond Dispatch, tig from Washington, under date of the inst., sjivs : ihe Freedmen's Bureau, through its agents scattered in various parts of the South, is ac complishing much in adding to the postpone ment of Southern admission. These agents are constantly communicating with headquarters here, and the sensational stories of wrong and outrage upon the 'loyal blacks' are, in quantity, sufficient to fill volumes. These garbled reports are seized with avidity, and published as repre senting the true st;ito of feeling throughout the South ; and it is a lamentable fact that many, relying upon the endorsement their partisan let ters have, are inclined to believe them. It is in the interest of these officials to thus falsify the treatment accorded the negroes in the South by the Avhite population, and every instance of in dividual animosity is magnified into a general disposition to ;igain reduce the freedmen to sla very. It is well that the modern Bureau is not to be a permanent institution. "The letter ofthe Superintendent, of Police showing up the horrible condition ofthe blacks in this city is no exaggeration. Squalid misery' and crime exist in all their deformities, and yet the Ilouse of Representatives has passed a bill to allow these miserable beings, whose presence pollutes the very atmosphere, the right of stiff rage! The Senate has not yet acted upon the measure, and it is possible that the revelations which have recently been made yvill stop its dis cussion altogether in that body. "The resolution of Senator Stewart to pro vide for universal amnesty as compensation for universal suffrage excites much comment, _ and the direct assertion has been made that eminent gentlemen in the South of high official position endorse these views. The names of several, in cluding Messrs. oit and Boyce, of South Ciiro lina ; Reagan, of Texas, and others, are publish ed as favoring Stewart's measures, Avhen, in fact, it is positively knoAvn here that these gen tlemen deprecate any such disposition of events. The President also is opposed to the adoption of any such policy, and there is no probability of the resolutions becoming law unless the re quisite tAvo-thirds vote to overrule an Executive veto —which failed in the only instance Avhere it watt wanted —can be obtained. _ The resolution, hoAV ever, has been put fonvare. only as a sort of feeler as to what the South thinks with regard to the matter. ■». The Richmond Tune*, in an editorial on the threatened im*asion of Canada by the Fenians, says: " 'Saint Patrick's day in the has come and gone, and Canada is safe. Thirty* thousand valorous volunteers, upon that c\ rent ful day, watched 'Head Centre Murphy of To i ronto' with such seA*ere and sleepless vigilance that Murphy deemed it wise to postpone for the present all designs against the halls of Niagara and the Heights of Abraham, He might, like Wolfe, have carried those memorable heights, but the 'thirty thousand volunteers' might have embittered the very moment of victory by shoot ing him to death, which would haA;e been an unpleasant termination of his hero life, "If Saint Patrick, in spite ofthe late bull of the Pope against the Fenians, is the patron saint of that mystic brotherhood, he behaved like a most discreet General upon the anniver sary of his canonization. It was with the Can adians almost a matter of religious faith that on the 17th ofthe present month, the Saint, beat ing upon an enormous drum, would ha\*e ex pelled the English people from Canada preeise ily as lie drove the serpents and frogs from Ire ! land. "But the mystery which shrouds the objects i and designs of the Fenians Avas rendered still ! more profound by their behaviour on the 17th. "The parade in honor ofthe day was signifi cantly splendid and imposing. Never was St, | Patrick more honored, The celebrations in the ! ! United States were countless, and 40,000 able j ! bodied Irishmen, with gorgeous yellow banners, I i 'sunbursts,' round towers, golden harps, sham-' I rocks, &c, made Broadway, New York, a sight! Ito gladden the great Celtic heart. Yet, in New j I York, as elsewhere, the Fenians behaved sober- , !ly and discreetly, and afforded the Government not the slightest pretext for enforcing the neu | trality laws, nor did they furnish the lynx-eyed English detectives with the slightest grounds : for complaint against the America., authori- ; ties.'' .«. The military authorities in Salisbury, N. C., ; have suppressed the sale of pictures of Gener- j ft_» T_aa. Jackson, and other Confederate gr-.nj ! enU i Excitement at Alexandria.—The Alex-1 andria Gazette of the 20th says: "Last night, at about half-past eight o'clock, \ considerable excitement—during which one lady • fainted—was created in the rooms, corner of King and Royal streets, in which a fair for the benefit of the* M. E. Church South, is now be ing held, by the appearance there of a large squad of soldiers, who marched up, preceded by the U. S. flag. They demandea the instant removal of the pictures representing Generals Lee and Stonewall Jackson which were on ex hibition there, threatening, in case of refusal, to tear them down themselves. Fearing a distur hanon, and wishing to avoid anything out of' which political capital could possible be manu- ! factured in this transition stage in the country's history, the managers of the fair complied with the demand, and the obnoxious likenesses were taken from their positions on the wall. ' 'We understand the officer of the day visited i the fair shortly after the occurrence and stated that the proceeding was wholly unauthorized, and that if the parties engaged could be identi fed they would be punished." Important to Farmers. rr.ni: union mower. This is beyond all question the most desirable Mower no.v in use, not one having failed last sea ton among the great quantity scud. Price $120 for the 4 foot machine, and $i-J0 for the 4i foot machine. There has been much competition between the ] different inventors and manufacturers, in striving to produce the most perfect machine. It is be- I lieved that each haA'e gained some good points, and that the God of Genius has somewhat equally divided his favors. It appears to be the labor of each successful manufacturer to convince tho farmers that his arrangement, his gearing, guard and knives, or whatever his alleged improvement may consist of, makes his machine superior to all others. It requires no argument to convince the farmer that a machine combining, as the Union Mower does, all of tho important and valuable features of the various machines, is Me machine for practical use. The following testimonials as to the efficiency of this Mower are from gentlemen Avell known in Maryland and Virginia. Mt. Airy, Md., February 22nd, 1866. Messrs. E. Whitman Sons: —Yours of the | 20th inst. is at hand. In reply to your inquiry j regarding the merits of the union Mower I pur chased of yoa hist summer, have to say, that it; Avas used on my farm and several others in the neighborhood, and I have neA*er seen its equal.— It is of lighter draft than any other machine. makes clean and speedy Avork, and kept in good order all through harvest. "When I receiA*ed the Mower your clerk wrote me it could beat tho world. I have not travelled quite over the world, I but as far as I have traveled I have never met its rival. Very Respectfully, 'HENRY EUSSARD. Staunton, Va., February 23d, 18(56. Messrs. E. Whitman <$• Sons—l purchased of yoa, a '"Union MoAver," last season, and upon trial find it superior to any mo .ver I have ever used before. Yours, Respectfully. M. G. HARMAN. I have made such arrangements Avith the man ufacturers as will enable me to supply the farm ers of this and the adjoining counties with this de sirable mower, at factory prices, adding freight from Baltimore, having the exclusive agency for this part ofthe State. This is confidently recom mended upon the authority of well known farm ers, Avhose names will bo given, to be the best mower yet introduced. I have a mower noAv on hand which I will be pleased to shoav to the farming community. March 27—tf G. E. PRICE. For Sale Privately. PRIVATE SAI_E_— I offer for sale, private- j ly, my tract of land containing 100 acres, and adjoining the lands of Baily Dunlup and others. The land is of good quality, about 40 acres clear- I ed, the balance well timbered. The dwelling is a good tAvo story log house, 18X21. The down payment small, and a A'cry liberal time will be given on the deferred payments. Cjhops, mills and churches convenient. It may be made a pleasant little home. JAS. T. EUBANK. March 27 —3m *.OR _U_LK_— I offer for sale,"privately, on ' reasonable terms, a first-rate eight horse Threshing Machine—Pitt's patent. March 27—8ts* JOELS A N GER, 3 miles east of Staunton. IjtOß SAKE. —I have a first rate new family ■ carriage which 1 Avill dispose of on reasona ble terms. Either one or two horses can be at tached to it. Apply immediately. March 20-tf PAGAN. Ins v ranee. T_7IRGI_- 1A IJiSIRAXtE COMPAJ_T. j —The business of this company will bo com menced on the Ist day of May, proximo. Subscribers to its capital stock are hereby called upon to settle for their several subscriptions with the undersigned, on or before that day, to the ex tent of twenty per cent, of same in cash, or more if they desire it. Books of subscription arc opened for an addi tion of $50,000 to its capital stock upon the samo terms as the original subscribers. By order ofthe Board of Directors. March 26—tMl. WM. H. TAMS, Secretary. Clothing, &c. V*L A _.«__; STOCK OF MEW COOPS JUST RECEIVED, Clothing of all kinds, Hats (the largest assort ment) ever offered in Staunton, _from $1 to $">.— Also a Uno assortment of Shirts, Drawers, Cra vats, Handkerchiefs, Ac, added to which we have a few pairs of Fine Boots and Shoes, made to our order, and such as we can recommend. Call and examine our stock, which ia noAv un usually large. ROAN I & ALB V, Brown Front, opposite Va. Hotel. mar 27 —3t—Yin A Vir copy Alexandria Rusiness Houses. • • . S. T. GREGORY. JOSEm PAUL. fi RI.C.ORY A PAUL, IJT WHOLESALE GROCERS and FLOUU DEALERS, Nos. 27 and 29, King Street, March 27 —6m Alexandria, Va. AY. KEITH ARMISTEAD. C A. HOOKS, AK.IIS _ l.\l_ A MOORE, Dealers in Lump and Ground Plaster, No. 16 South "Wharf, March 27 —6m Alexandria, Va. Staunton Nursery. NOTICE.— James i\J R. Thorn, late of Fredericksburg. Va., and j Henry T. Phillips, of Sta_unton, havo purchased i one-half of the property known as the Staunton I Nurseries, and tho business will be hereafter car i ried on in the name und style of J. It, Thorn A Co. JOS. P. TANXAHILL, JAMES R. TIIOM, I Maroh 27—_t IIKNIi VT. _____________ School for Deaf Mutes. HOME SCHOOL _-OR DEAF-METE CHILDREN, Staunton, Virginia.—l i desire to take under my private tuition, a few i deaf-mutes under the age of twelve years. I Avill j treat them as my children. Persons in the South | desiring to put such children under a successful I course of instruction, on fair terms, can address J OK TURNER, March 27—It Staunton, Va. _ Richmond "Whig copy It and send bill to this office. FarlyPla tits. rf.4RDE_i PLAXTS.-l have noA** ready .LIT for sale Early York Cabbage and Tomato Plants, and will have others in tlmir season. PATRICK 0-CONNER, at Mr. "Win. H. Peyton's farm, near Staunton. March 27—-It Watches & Jewelry. -~n__ » __»__. ~*g** WATCHES.* JEWELRY i%_________\-_ REPAIRED in the best manner, I>a* an experienced workman, oyer G. C. YEAKLE'S Drug Store. _____[ —B_a To RlacksmithSi BELLOWS, BELLOWS.— Cooke's cele brated Bellows, the best in use, and made of the best material, and in the best order, Avith dou ble valves, warranted to be No. I. For sale by ISAAC PATT. A CO., Agents, March 27- -tf Staunton, va Auction Sales. ADMINISTRATOR-.. SAI_E.-A* ad wini.trator of George Aroy, deceased, I will proceed to rent the two farms belonging to tha estate of the deceased, on Tuesday, the 17th day of April, 1866. The home farm contains 167ac_t_L and ia situated on Long Glade, li miles east or Farrow's Iron Works. The other contains 112 acres, and is situated about 1 mile South of Cen ter*, ille. Augusta county. At the same time and place, I Avillsell, to the highest bidder, all the personal property belonging to the estate, con sisting of 3 head of work horses, one ta.*o year old. colt, 4 milk cows, 1 fine bull, some young cattle, sheep, hogs, 1 road wagon, 1 plantation wagon gearing, plows, barrows, and all necessary farm ing utensils. Also all the household and kitchen fumitnre, and a lot of hay and the crop of grain In the ground. Terms made known on day of gale. The rent ing and sale will take, place on tho home farm, ana will commence at 8_ o'clock. March 27—tds GEORGE F. ARET, Administrator. CusHisq & Co., Auctioneers. AB_G_Q_r_n_MuG3Q_ earm __*__* . SALE.—The undersigned, agent for the heirs of David Sterrett, deceased, will sell, at pub lic auction, on Friday, the 20th day of April, the farni at Hebron chore!., upon which the deceased resided. It contain, shoes 100 acres, most of which ia cleared and in a go. .1 state of cultivation. The Central R. Road run. along one side of the farm. The land is good. There are upon the premises a good brick dwelling house, train*. barn, stable and all necf-.i_iry out buildings, and a spring of good water. Thi. sale is made for tha purpose of paying the debts, of t_v_ .-state of David Sterrett, and ihe creditors are notified that the condition ofthe estate is such M to require favor able circumstances for the assets to pay the debt* and that they had better attend the sale and look after their interests. The terms will be made known on day of sale. JOHN TRIMBLE, Agent for the "heirs of David Sterrett, dec" d. CcsniMQ & Co., Auctioneers. March 27—td« ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE.—'PUB LIC AUCTION—I will sell,on Friday, tha 13th day of April next, at the late residence of Samuel orebaugh, deed., the following personal property to wit: One mare, 1 colt, 1 cow, 1 heifer two years old, 1 lot of sheep, 1 wheat fan, one three horse wagon with body, sheet and bows (complete), one i>uggy and harness, wagon har ness, plows, harrows, Ac, one set blacksmith tools, household and kitchen furniture, one loom and tackle, one large iron kettle, several beds and bedding for same; cooking stove and fix tures, and other articles not necessary to mention. **_____Terms accommodating and made known on day of sale. SAMUEL PAUL, Sb'ff. and aa auch Adin'r. of Samuel Orobaugh, deed, March 27— __ r. FARMERS.—On Monday, the 4th day of April, Aye will offer for sale, at auction, 8 Tons Ford's Phosphate of Lime, to -a'.isfy char ges on same. The above is said to be superior for corn, wheat, and oats. Terms—Negotiable note at ninety days satisfactorily endorsed. Sale at our old stand opposite the Depot Cushing A Co., Auctioneers. Mar 27—It KER, STEVENSON A Co. HOTEL FOR SALI£--That valuable Ho tel in the town of Staunton, on Augusta st, or Valley road, will bo offered at public sale, tt. the highest bidder, on Wednesday, the 4th day of April next. It is very aocessable and commodious, and ad* mirably adapted for country custom, boarders, and for a Avagon yard, and when properly kept did a good business, and such a house is in __*•«- demand. Terms made known on day of sale. JAMES 11. DENNY, for heirs of Richard Kidgway, dec d. Refer to N. K. Trout. March __>—tds A DMIXISTRATOR'S SALE.—As . <_- _/_ ministrator of Solomon Miller, deed., I will sell, at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the late residence of said Miller, on the Long Meadows about five miles below J. ishersville, on Wednesday the 28th day of March, 1866, the fol lowing property, to Avit: Horses, some fine cat tle, sheep, hogs, all the farming utensils, and all the household"and kitchen furniture, and about 100 bushels of cum. Tkrms—All sums over $10 on a credit of nina months, bonds and good security, payable ia gold or its equivalent —under $10, cash in curren cy. All persons holding claims against the es tate will make them known, and those indebted will come forward and settle up. March 18—Sts T. G. STOUT, Admr. tIOM ___! SSI OXERS' SALE OF VERY ) Valuable Real Estate iv tiie tu.ro Of "Waynesboro* and vicinity. Under a decree ofthe Circuit Court of Augusta county, dated the 20th day of Nov. 1866, wo, as commissioners appointed by said Court, vv ill offer at public sale on the premises, on Tuesday, tne 3rd day of April nejt, the following desirable town property in the town of Waynesboro, and farm contiguous, vi/.: That Large Brick Dwelling and Store House, located on a common in tho centre of the town, and.one of the best stands for business in the place. The building contains ten rooms, well ar ranged for all fHmily and business purposes. A lot on the Main Street, also a corner lot on which are three framed tenements, now occupied by families and as business houses. A lot on Main Street, on which is a good framed dwelling house, sufficiently large for any ordinary sized family. Two very superior Town Lots, on which is a two story Brick Dwelling house, and out houses— Seven and a half Acres of No. 1 meadow land adjoining tho town; and equal to any in the county for grass and other crops. Also a farm containing _>6 acres, one-fourth of a mile from tho Corporate limits, on which there is some fine timber. This land lies beautifully, and every foot of it can be cultivated. Also a tract of land lying on Back Creek _q the eountv of Augusta, and adjoining the landa of Moses L. Alexander, G, B. Stuart «S*c, and in the region of great Mineral Wealth, containing one hundred acres. TERMS : The costs of sale in hand, one-third ofthe residue on the Ist of July, 1866; one-third the Ist of July, 1807, and the remaining third tha Ist July, 186 ft. Feb_7—sta JOHN E. KINO, GEO. M. KING, ' Commissioner!. Wants, SITUATION WANTED by a young man who has had several years' experience in th* mercantile business as a clerk. Address, ft T. B. BERKELEY, Miller's Tavern, Essex county, Va. 1 Richmond Daily "Whig copy six times and send j bill to Staunton Spectator. j WfA _JfTEO .-*_JX> bushel.. ~of Oats, for which !IT the highest market price will be paid. .Mar 13—tf HOGE A MASON. RACJS, RAGS. RAGS.—Wanted fO,OOO lt_. white and mixed cotton rags, old booki, j pamphlets, railroad receipts, and papers for which highest price will be paid in cash. Feb I_—*2mos A. M. PIERCE. WAMTEB IM M EDI AT EL V, SCO bushoL* of "White Corn for cash. _____ .__*_____ & PECK. WANTED.— 1000 bushels Flax Seed. Dec Pi- ISAAC PAUL A CO. Plaster, T>L ASTER,— 2S Tons of Plaster for sale by Feb 6-tf __________ & BUMOARDNER. IJILASTKR.— X) tons be_t soft blue plaster fin . sale by ISAAC PAUL A CO.. , March 20—tf _ _ LUMP PLASTER.-Ju st received 25 tonj Lump Plaster. March 27-tf BRUCE & PECK. — — - m* Roots and Shoes, I*lNCOri*;A_E ll<j_.E IXDISTRY t _| FAG AN & SIMPSON have fitted up a shop on main street, next door to A. M. Pierces grocery store, and opposite J. B Evans'. Tocaceonist. Avhere they will manufac ture Boot*. ttH'l Shoe*, of all kinds'and oi the be. t materials', Gents' Roots and Shoes, La dies' Shoes and Gaiters. Misses and Children's Gait.rs, of t.ll styles, and warranted to giA'e satis faction, all of which Avill be sold a. ch'-ap for cash as can be bought else .vhere. Country Produce taken in exchange. Give us a call. fjan.2—l_ • Marble Works, MARO.I* SS A KELLTi WESTERN VA. MARBLE WORKS. at Staunton, Harrisonburg, Lexington and Char- L.ttesviih\ .opo—tf OLD PAP-BBS fcr w*Ae at *M» e9m> •* _-■- p*" - hundred