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VOl__lj_V_____ XLII.
£_r___m pj?c .tutor.
Richard __j_auzy & Co.
S ________ _______ X A _____
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charges will be made as follows:—If payments
bei delayed for throe months, _n addition of i_i
per cent, will he charged ; if for G months, '2o per
tent. ; and if for 12 months, HO per rent.
3__"- The rates in currency will be changed
from time to time as the price of specie may rise
or f_'l.
__r* Subscriptions will not be discontinued,
•xcept at the option of the Editor, till all arrear
age, be paid.
Advertisements will be inserted at the rate
of One Dollar per Square of Ten Lines or loss,
for every insertion. Unless the number of inser
tions be maked upon the manuscript it will be
published until forbid and charged accordingly.
J J__* Obituaries, Announcement* of Candidate*
for OjTice, Communications calling upon, Advoca
ting or Opposing Candidates, ana all Communi
sations or Notice* of a Personal or Private char*
ac.ter, or intended or calculated to promote any
Private Eutr.rprixeor Interest, will be charged fur
as ____f __.mi_f s.
Special Notices will be inserted at double
the adveriising rat*s,
£_. Address—"Staunton Spectator," Staunton,
Augusta County, Va.
Profess ion a I I) i recto ry.
AB. ___________ D. I). S., (office one door
» from corner of Beverlv and New streets,
Staunton, Va,
Artificial Teeth mounted on ('old.
Silver, Platiua. and Vulcanite. T'-"'
greatest improvement yet introduced
into Dental Science is conceded to be
the Vulcanite process; it being four times lighter
than gold, and much cheaper, embracing superi
or cleanliness, nicer adaptation, and many other
advantages. All the various operations of Den- i
tal Surgery performed with strict reference to
permanency. March 20—tf
Monroe comity. Lexington,
>_. ML R _I._, Stftuntor.,
STAftXTOX. VlßfilM.V,
Will practice in the State And Federal Courts at
Staunton, and in the Circuit and County Courts
of Rockbridge, Rockingham and Alleghany.—
They will also attend to special business in any
part of Va. and West Virginia. [Sept 12 —tf
THOS. J. MtCHie. J. W, G. SMITH.
Staunton, Va.,
Practice in the Federal Court, at Staunton ; in all
the Courts of Augusta com tf. in the Circuit and
County Courts of Rockingham; and in the Cir
cuit Courts of Rockbridge.
Collection of claims promptly attended to.
Nov. 14—tf_
BO U V AI. _______ ST IV Sf«
Staunton, V_.,
Attends the Courts of Augusta and adjoining
Attention given to the interests of residents in
this country in i_.d» in Missouri, lowa, and uther
We_tern States. Oct 24- t.
and Commissioner in Chancery. Staunton", Va.,
Practices in the Courts of Augusta and adjoining
Will attend to the purchase and sale of Real
Estate on Commission. Nov 14—-ly.
BAY I/O It A IE t _<_F.K.
Staunton, Va.,
practice in all the Courts of Augusta county, ami
attend promptly to the collection of claims in any
pf the adjoining ao unties. Nov 7—tf
George "____ .otTntAx, Ji*..
.Staunton, A~a.,
Office in rear of Court House, adjoining David
Fulta. Augls—tf
»___. ABTHUK has returned and will be
glad to see his old patrons.
Staunton, Oct 24—tf
Watches and Jea'elry.
J.OTICIX€_. -The undersigned
ff would respectfully inform persons in need
of article* such as fin. gold and silver Watches,
Jewelry, celebrated gold Pens and Pencils, fine
Spectacles, Clocks. Watch Crystals, Keys and
Hands, that he has on hand a STOCK, at
greatly Reduced Priete.
____"• Every article sold by me Warranted as
represented or money refunded.
Watches and Clocks of every description re
paired in the best __an_er at moderate charge*.
[from 225 Regent street. London.]
now on Main street, opposite G. Hirsh's store,
may I—tf Staunton. V.
f| .I_fE IS MOSEY. < *j_ Kf _2i&
I _*_^*s"_____
Batches & jewelry _^_.;-;t__g___
in the b_st manner, by an experienced workman,
over G. C. VEAKLJVS Drugstore.
AYE TOUR 81 CUT.—By comingin time
to Dr. Young's Old Stand where you will find
_n excellent ■ssortinent of Spectacles, Eye-Class
__ Shortsighted and Colored Glasses for sale by
March ill—Cm G. C. YEAKLE.'
_B_""- Old Silver taken in exchange for goods.
Fire and Life Insarance.
\TIK _________ I.YSI R tl-CE(OMPAXY.
y Books and Subscriptions to the Capitol Stock
of this Company are now open at the Banking
House of .\ , if. Tain- «._ Co,, and at the offices of
the two Banks bl Staunton. The attention of
Capitalists is called to tlif> merits of this Stock,
which is recommended to then as probably the
•most remunerative investment of money now of
fering. By Order of the
TORE AMD 141 i__ liillS A X € E.-The
JC undersigned, representing the "Maryland
Life," and the "Merchants and Mechanics Fin. '
_________ Companies, of Baltimore, Md„ (two of
the m _t reliable __iiipa_ii_ in the I . 5,.) is pre
pared to issue __.oli.__, for any amount desired,
against loss _f life or property. O, SMITH,
___* Office in rear yf "Spectator 1 ' building,
"Nov 14 —tf Staunton, Va,
Clothing. ""
ROANE & ALBY, having moved to their new
ly fitted up store, (opposite their old stand,) have
_ ust opened the largest stock of Clothing and Hats
ever offered in this market, including prices and
qualities. We kav_ pJso added to our stock uu
assortment of Bouts, Shoes, and Furnishing
Goods, the whole comprising every article neces
sary for Gk________a wear, Call and examine
our stock before perch:, ing elsewhere. Opposite
Va. Hotel. [Staunton Sept 22—.tf.
Livery Stables,
5- ITER V STABLE.—The undersigned
J keep constantly for hire, at the American
otel Stables, Saddle Hoksks, Buggies _UfP
Hao_s. Horses fed also, and well groomed.
y OY . i4_ t f CRAWFORD A CO.
1 CMP PLASTER.—Just received 26 torn
*fti£s-<f " BRUCE & FECK.
Baltimore Advertisements, j
r I °f
, First Premium
Gold Medal j
Grand, Square,
and Upright
P I A N 0 s.
' These instruments having been before the pub- j
;Ik for tin- last thirty years, have, upon their ex- .
j eellence alone, attained an
f that pronounce them unequalled. Their
combines great power, richness, sweetness and
| fine singing quality, as well as great purity of in
, ; tonation and harmoniou mess throughout "th. en- :
I tire scale. Their
i. . TOUCH
is pliant and elastic, and is entirely free from the
| stiffness found in so many pianos, which causes j
', the performer to so easily tire, In
j they cannot bo excelled. Their action is con
j stracted with a care and attention to every part
j therein that characterizes the finest mechanism.
| None but the best seasoned material is used in
| their manufacture, and they will accept the hard
iest usages of tho concert-room with that of the I
j parlor upon an equality—unaffected in their mcl- |
I ody ; in fact they aro constructed
All our Square pianos have our new improved
Every Piano folly warranted for
five Years.
Warerooms; —S6O Baltimore street,
April 2. — Qui* Baltimore.
A large assortment for sale by
j Publisher. Bookseller, Stationer, Dealer in Paper,
I and Blank-Book Manufacturer,
i No. 151 We:. Pratt street, opposite the "Maltbv
House,'' Baltimore. Md.
School Books, embracing all the most valuable
' and popular Educational Works now in use, at
the very lowest wholesale prices.
I A largo stack of Blank Account and Record
! Books always on hand or made to order prompt
i ly—ruled to any pattern, with or without printed
; headings—of the Best Materials and in the most
1 substantial .tanner.
Books, Magazines, Music, _;c., neatly bound
in any style.
The highest market price paid for rags—cash or
j trade. April 24—ly*
J_. ___W____J ___ a to.,
, (successors to Rawlings & Woodward,)
I Tobacco and Produce Commission Merchants,
96 S, Charles Street. Baltimore,
References. —
j Woodward, Baldwin & Co., C. A. Gambrill &
j Co., 11. Mickle, cashier [National Union Bank,
j Brooks, Fahnestock _ Co., Talent, llolliday &
Co., Baltimore; .1. K. Hunt _ Bro., and Wm.
| Beed. Esq.. Barnes ville Belmont county, Ohio.
_Aprd 24—til Sept 12.
i . . Wholesale Dealers in
Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, 312 West
j Baltimore Street, between Howard and Liberty,
• ' _ Baltimore,
William Devries, Christian Devries, of S.
' William It, Devries, Solomon Kimmell,
G. Ephraim Docker.
A pril 24.J 81 j& ly*
a BKO.,
ff Wholesale
338 Baltimore Street. Baltimore, Md,
Always on hand n large stock of
Men's, Hoy's and Youth's Ready-Made Clothing,
of our own Manufacture.
Particular attention paid to orders,
April 2-1—_ ">
\i7_liTEill___- * sTßiis,
" Importers and Wholesale Dealers in
Notions, Fancy Goods, Ladies' and Gentlemen's
, Furnishing Goods, ... W. Baltimore street, be
tween Liberty and Howard, Baltimore, Md,
April 21— ly*_
Pratt Street,
Between Charles and Light Streets,
|A. B. Miller Proprietor.
April 24 Cmos
Staunton, Va., Sole Agent for Stietfs Pre- j
inium Pianos, F-ietor}- 84 and 86 _______ street,
mar Howard, and 45 and 47 Perry __, Baltimore,
Md. Warerooms Xo. 7, North Liberty street,
near Baltimore.
These instruments have been before the public
for the last thirty years in competition with the ■
hot makers of the country, and are now pro
_________ by all the leading professors and ansa
tears the best Pianos manufactured. These in- |
struments have all the latest improvements and ;
are warranted for live years, with the privilege of
exchange within 12 months-if not entirely satis- j
factory to the purchaser. Second hand Pianos
I alwaya c_i _____ from i?.» t.. $_X_ Melodeons I
] and Parlor Organs from the best makers.
RK._nE_.B_. —Gen. R. E. Lee, A\*ashin_ton I
; College, Lexington, Va.; Rev. R. 11, Phillips,
i Va. Female Institute; Miss Mary Baldwin, Fe
t male Institute; J. C. Covell, Principal, and Pro
i fessor Graham, of Virginia Institute, for the Deaf,
< Dumb and Blind; J. W. Aiby and A, J. Turn-
I er, of Staunton. A call is solicited. Terms Üb
! eral. [Sept 19. 180-3—ly Yin copy
Alexandria Advertisements,
HOOE A _KDl)EltBlB_,
successors to Fowle _ Co.,
Dealers in all kinds of Fertilizers,
No. 1 Peruvian Guano, |
i Fowle _ Co.'s Sol. Phos. Per. Guano,
; \V. H. Fowle. Bayne _ Cos Manipulated Kettle- ;
I well's Bone Dust, ___
; | Also, Lv.mp and Ground Plaster, furnished I
i j either in Bags or Barrels, at lowest market rates. I
Bags either sold or hired. April 24 —2m
i | 'RE<_OI.Y A PAUL,
Nos. 27 and 2., King Street,
, ' March 27 —6m .Alexandria. A "a.
Dealers in Lump ami Ground Piaster,
t i No. hi South Wharf,
i ; March 27--t'm Alexandria, Va.
J P." IS A RtilOliOW A CO.,
_ No. 2. King st. bet'n Water & Union sts.,
Manufacturer, and whole.de and retail dealers j
■•■ in Agricultural Implements and Machinery, |
I'• seeds and fertilizer-, plows and plow eastings of
I all kinds, harrows cultivators, corn-shellers, nay,
! * i straw, and fodder cutters t .c, and a full stock c_
- I all Agricultural Implements, clover and timothy
. j seed, orchard and herd grass, osage, orange, mil
| let, Hungarian grass, _c. Peruvian guano. Bar- i
| tholow'a prepared Peruvian guano, bone dust,
■ I Mexican guano, Coe's super-phosphate, ground
plaster, 4c Garden Seeds, embracing the largest
variety over offered in this market. Our Ameri
can seeds are selected and grown for our sales,
and seeds which are butter of foreign growth we
import directly from Europe, We _rejust in re
. eeipt of a large and extensive variety of seeds
i grown iv England and the south of France, im
i ported by us this season, comprising the lne_t va- j
I riety of each kind grown, warranted fresh and
i i genuine. Peas, beans, onion setts, cabbage and
[ sued corn,
'. :/Hf- Agricultural Implements and Machinery :
. repaired at short notice, -■___■_
l &._._■- and Repair, tarnished at short notice.
Alexandria, Va.,
and «"oS, 7th street, Washington, 1). C.
Feb. t .'_. —Baa
J - AXES P. C? AJMUIV, wholesale and retail
dealer in Hardware, Cutlery, Steel, Bar
»I Iron, Ploughs. _ _,*Ko, l. . King Street.
Nov 2. Alexandria, Va, 6m
Garden and Flower Seeds.
f. ARDES SEEDS*.—L.ndreth. celebrated |
T Garden and Flower seeds inst received and |
for pale at T. & TBOUTS i
f F*b 2_ !____ IJnnj Sror*,
JPoetr y.
The Close of Day.
The .ay _ done, and the darkn _S9
Falla from the wings of Night.
As a feather is wafted downward
From an Eagle in his flight.
I see tho lights ofthc village
Gleam through tho r;iin and tho mist,
And a feeling of ______ comes o'er me,
That my soul cannot resist;
A feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As mist resembles rain.
Come, road to me some poem.
Some simple and heartfelt lay.
That shall soothe this restless feeling
And banish the thoughts of day.
Not from the grand old masters,
Not from the bards sublime:
Whose distant footsteps echo,
Through the corridors of Time.
For, like strains of martial music
Their mighty thoughts suggest
Life's endloss toil and endeavor;
And to-night I long for rest,
Read from some humbler poet.
Whose songs gushed from his heart,
As showers from the clouds of summer,
Or tears from the eyelids start;
Who, through long days of labor,
And nights devoid of ease,
Still heard in his soul the music
Of wonderful melodies.
Such songs have power to quiot
The restless pulse of care,
And come like the benediction
That follows after prayer.
Then road from the treasured volume
The poem at thy ohoiee,
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
The beauty of thy voice.
And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arab's,
And as silently steal away.
Confession and Death of an Army Chaplain. !
M. M. Pomeroy, the able editor of the La
Crosse (Wisconsin) Democrat, gives the follow
ing death bed-scene, which he was called to
visit in his recent visit to Chicago ;
The Rev. Henry Claunard, an ex-army chap
lain, who left off expounding Bible and recruit-I
ing for the Saviour, and by indorsing the nig
ger and abolitionism became an army chaplain
in one of the Wisconsin regiments, passed from
life to a home beyond a blessed immortality, the
other day, and thus shuffled off his mortal coil.
_ A physician had called on him two or three
______ a day for a month, doctoring him for an j
ague brought on while stealing cotton in Ar- j
_______ while with General Curtis. On learning j
that the ex-minister and ex-chaplain would i
hardly live the night out, we called with the
In a little wooden looking room not over
twelve feet square, in an obscure boarding house
in Chicago, we found the invalid. The room
was bare of furniture except a poor bed, a little ;
dirty washstand, two wood-bottom chairs, an
old trunk, a pine table, on which was spread a
newspaper, on which lay an old Bible, a pair of
old snuffers, some pill boxes and such stuff.—
The dying man was propped up in bed, while
a faithful negro woman sat on the foot of the
bed. As we entered he rallied a little and asked
the doctor who he had brought with him. On
being told that it was -'Brick" Pomeroy, he
sank back, closed his eyes, rallied a little, and
said, "Perhaps it is as well, lie might as well
know it as any one."
And he proceeded to make his dying state
ment, which was in these words, as we took
them down in our memorandum book, as the
physician requested :
My name is Henry Clannard. lam forty-one
years old. lam a Methodist minister —at least
I was one. I was once happy and contented,
and loved Christ, my Master, with all tho zeal
a Christian ever had. At last I grew cold in I
religion, selfish and envious of the good fortunes
of others. I wanted to make money and to j
have some fun, I had no particular education,
bo I thought I would be a Republican politi- i
dan. I began by preaching politics from the j
! pulpit, and praying for the negro. It paid me !
|in money, but I lost influence at the Throne of i
Grace. But I did not care for that, if I could |
j only have influence with the Republican party, j
| I forgot Christ and became interested in the ne- j
gro. I bad influence with a few members of |
|my church, and talked politics to them. I was j
I paid by oftice-scekers to influence Christians.— j
' Sometimes I have made as high as fifteen dol- j
i hirs at an election for my influence with Chris-1
j _____
"At last I found politics paid better than re-'
I ligion, and I worked for the chaplaincy ofarcg
! iment and got it. Then I let religion go, and
: went to war. There I wrote letters home de
i nouncing Democrats as copperheads. And I
| stole cotton, and silver ware, and pictures, and
I books, and dresses for my wife and sisters, and
! horses and mules for my brothers, and a piano
j for the Governor who gave me my commission,
and a gold watch for my Captain, and a lot of
household furniture to send to my Colonel.—
And I robbed the soldiers of jelly and such stuff
sent down to them to use while in hospital, and
I had my share of goods stolen from Sanitary
' fairs, and made lots of money. Please give me
, a little peace of that pounded ice." The phy
sician gave it to him, when he continued:
i -'But I was not happy. I drank whisky
with the boys when away from home, and in
dulged in some excesses not worth mentioning,
. and laid up quite a pile of money. And I was
! taken sick while out stealing cotton from a plan
i tation whore a widow lady lived. I had coaxed
her niggers to run away, and they are ali dead
now. When the war was ended I came home
to Wisconsin, but could not stay there. So I
came to Chicago. And I grew sick. And I
! have got to die. I have called on Christ—l
have prayed to God. but somehow 1 cannot get
| relief for my soul. The door of mercy seen s
j shut against me. I forsook religion for poli
i tics, and now God has forsaken me. I pray to
jmy Saviour, but he don't hear me. I talk to
j this faithful ne._ro woman—she says, 'Yes,
! massa !' and that is all I can get out of her. I
; know I can't live long. I fee] that lam dying.
jI. feel certain that lam going to hell. Please
I give me a little piece more of ice before I go.—
', I want these things written down, as a warning
jto others who forget Christ for polities. I feel
that the negro can't save—that Christ won't
: save me. I was unfaithful to my religion and
;am forgotten. I was faithful to the negro, but
; alas, the negro can't help me where I want
: help—lie can't ease my guilty soul. I am go
ing to hell, and I know it, I expect to meet
many persons there who forgot religion for pol
itics. Ido not expect to see you again in this
world or the next, but I want this confession
| printed. Please—give— me—a —small—small—
| piece—of—of—of—of*—ice !"
And thus died the Rev. Henry Clannard !
When a man is unhappy, people are ready to
j to find him faulty, lest they tlioald be ______ to
pity him.
§y ty J| wlr'tjll lyo
The Radicals.
( The Black Republicans plunged the country !
into one civil war. Is it unreasonable to sup- :
pose that they would not stop at plunging it in- j
to another? On the contrary, that party was I
less radical, less violent, less revolutionary in
1860 than it is at this hour. The history
Black Republicanism arms its workings with j
suspicion, and may, therefore, be held as con- !
current testimony in support of the inference
which points, in the events ofthc hour, to its i
intention to carry its purposes even at the cost!
ol another --rebellion."
The majority in Congress has continued for i
several months past to obstruct the restoration i
of the Union, That outrage on the country has
been committed at the bidding of desperate ne- .
cessities of party. Determined, now that they I
_". ? n P owe s t0 llo,d Jt at all bajiards, the
Black Republicans are plainly prompted in their
hostility to reunion, with a view to the next
election for the Presidency. With eleven States
; _-— ._..-w_-__y. m i_ui_uii _iai_
in a solid mass against them, they will never
consent to enter on that contest; and hence !
have they determined that, if they cannot di-1
vide the vote of these States by giving the elec- '
five franchise to the negroes, they will exclude !
the.se States from the Electoral College by de- !
nying their restoration to the Union ! All the
ories about rights of man, universal suffrage.
protection of the freedman, and all that kh.c_Qf |
thing, sum up at this moment, in the case of I
the Black Republicans, to neither more nor less
than the cries under which they seek to per
petuate their control ofthc Government.
The Southern people, it may be set down as
positively determined, will not consent to give
the negroes of their States the elective franchise. |
Only an amendment to the Constitution can
confer on Congress the authority to force black i
suffrage upon the Sooth; and the r__nro of!
?_._. an amendment may be regarded' as insuf
ferable. The division ofthc Southern vote in !
the Electoral College may be seer) thus to be ;
impracticable; and, therefore, must we con
______ that the designs of the Black Republicans '
narrow themselves down actually to tho exclu
mm of the Southern States from all voice in the
next election f.»r the Presidency.
Two years and a half have to elapse before
the ensuing contest for the chair of Washing- ■.
..ton, The party in power do, therefore, a grave
injury to the country in their determination to
hold it during an interval so long in a state of
political excitement. Terrible as that view of j
| the case is in fact, it pales into harmlessness \
| before the other terrors which follow in the j
! train of that traitorous design of radicalism.— j
| Events have already shaped themselves suffi-1
i ciently clearly to show that parties will enter in-1
jto the Presidential election of 1808 sharply de- j
• fined. And the breach between the President i
j and Congress now beyond all hope of patchwork
compromise, these two branches of the Govern- j
ment, be the nominees who they may. will be j
pitted against each other in the struggle, front
to front.
The Democracy and the Radicals are separa
j ted from each other now by memories of out
rage. The relations of parties amongst us were,
perhaps, never before so characterized by ter
n per. The anger which has already been stirred
|up by Congress against the President is placed
\ under circumstances which cannot fail of kind
| ling it into a flame. Violent disregard for the i
! Constitution on the one hand, and determined j
: devotion to what remains of it on the other, ye
. tons and lawless enactments will pass between
| these two branches of the Government until
even the President himself, in his defense of
the instit___^js : pf the country, shall have be-I
come inflamed with patriotic passion. With i
two branches of the Government battling in !
bitter hostility at the head of two parties sepa
rated by memories of wrong, we may look upon !
the Presidential election of 180S as, under any
circumstances, brimful of danger to the public
Suppose the President and the Democracy in |
a majority in 1868, that majority made up of
votes from the South. The Black Republicans,
who are now excluding Southern votes from
Congress with the view of excluding them from
the Electoral College, will, in that event, claim j
the Presidency. But is it to be supposed that j
the Democrats and the President will acquiesce !
in that lawless pretension ? Even the Repub- I
liean traitors themselves know that neither Mr.
| Johnson nor his supporters will submit to such
a usurpation without, if necessary, a struggle
of blood ; and those same Republican traitors,
j knowing this, are preparing deliberately to meet |
;it by placing General ______ at their head, in j
I order to divide the allegiance of the army ! —
| The whole history of the party, the revolution- j
ary temper by which it is actuated at this nio
i ment, the only intelligible explanation ofitsop
i position to the restoration of the Union, all
j combine to warn the friends of peace and order j
• that the Radicals have-entered on a struggle for j
I power which, like that of 1860, may lead to
| civil war. —_\. Y. News.
. * ■
Twen.t-t.vo days have now elapsed since
i the proclamation of peace by the President, and
I we have waited in vain for the very first shriek
from a tortured "Union man," or yell from a
half roasted fieedman. Our revilers predicted
; that a sort of St. Bartholomew massacre would
follow the President's proclamation—but some
i bow or other the anticipated slaughter hangs
| fire. This disappointment is naturally acgra
j rating to the Badicals, and they are grumbling i
! terribly.
• ; The uniform good conduct of the Southern
! people must be very provoking to Underwood,
• ; Mackenzie & Company. When the Southern
jen___. _____ rehabilitated in those great Con
' stitutional rights and franchises of which they
were for months deprived, they were expected
to c-pring forth like painted Indian braves, ready
! for all sorts of doeds of terrible cruelty. The
intelligent and exceedingly fair-minded Rieh
| mond correspondent of the New York World
j comments upon the tone of the Richmond press
1 since we have had restored to us our old charter
I of privileges.
Look, he says, "for instance, at the con
duct of the press here ever since the prockmm
: tion of peace and restoration of the habeas cor
| pus, when ninny who mistake tho character of
; this pGople, might have supposed they v.ould
have abused their new-born power by defiance
and angry exultation. Where have wo 8008 it ?
Everyone must have remarked that Lie most
violent papers —even those of tho * * * .stripe
—have underrated their tone. The explanation
is simple. This is a. proud and high- minded
people, and while they chafe _____ harshness
and domination, they are the most tractable in
the world when magnanimously left to their in
; stincts of honour and self-respect."
The explanation of the correspondent of the
1 World is correct. We might, v>ith impunity,
tomahawk and scalp the J. ..edmen's Bureau,
and the few Federal soldiers who remain among
' us, every day, and it would be a safe and not
unpopular waste of time ; but the editors of the
South have never been addicted to such unman
ly and ungenerous assaults. When they were
masters of the situation, and held the lives of
every Southern paper in their hands, there was
a much stronger and more irrepressible inclina
tion to denounce the military than at present.—
■ Richmond Times.
It is no wonder that the wind is solemn and
mournful: it has swept the fields of mortality
'• for a hundred centuries.
,! There is no _________ for thoroughgoing. ■_■
■ dent and __c__"o e_r_eet_e«.
Except woollens and colored clothes, all other i
! kinds should bo put to soak over night, the very j
j dirty parts having soap rubbed on them. If j
| you use a washing fluid, it is usually mixed in !
i the soaking water; if you use no wash mixture. !
: the next morning wring out the clothes, and j
| proceed to wash them carefully through two J
I warm waters; then boil them in clean water
| rather briskly, but not longer than half an hour, j
j Wash them out of the boil, rinse through two j
j waters. The last rinse water should have a del- |
i icatc tinge of blue, likewise a small quantity of;
| starch for all cottons or linens; reserve those!
I you wish stiffer for the last and mix more starch j
'in the water. Shirt bosoms and collars, skirts, j
iin short anything you wish very stiff should be j
dipped while dry. Swiss and other thin mas- j
(ins and laces are dipped in starch while dry,
and then clapped with the hands until in a !
right condition to iron.
Calicoes, brilliants and lawns of white grounds,
are washed like any other white material, oinit
| ting boiling, until the yellow tinge they acquire
j makes it absolutely necessary. Unbleached
i cottons and linens follow the white clothes thro'
i the same waters, but must in no case be boil-ad
j with them, as they continually discharge a por
; tion of their color, and so discolor the white
j clothes.
• In directing the preparation for washing fluids, |
iwe give the process employed with them ; but'
colored clothes, in our experience, can be wash- j
[ed in none of them without injury to the color. j
Calicoes, colored lawns, and colored cottons. !
I and linens generally are washed through two suds i
. and two rinsing waters, starch being used in the j
I last, as all clothes look better and keep clean j
i longer if a little stiffened.
Many calicoes will spot if soap is rubbed on j
j them; they should be washed in a lather, sim- j
ply. A spoonful of ox gall to a gallon of water !
I will set the color of most any goods soaked in it j
; previous to washing. A teacup of lye in a j
'\ bucket of water will improve the color of black
' goods.
Nankeen should lay in the lye awhile before
| being washed; tho lye sets the color.
j A strong clean tea of common hay will pre
j serve the color of those French linens .so much i
'■■ used in summer by both sexes.
i Vinegar in the rinsing water, for pink or !
I green calicoes, will brighten them. ________ j
. answers the same end for purple and blue.
Flannels should be washed through two suds i
j and one rinsing water; each water should be as j
! hot as the hand can bear, unless, you wish to j
I thicken the flannel. _________ washed in hike- j
J warm water will soon become like fulled cloth.
_______ and white flannels must be washed •
| separately, and by no means after cotton or j
i linen, as the lint from these goods adheres to j
! the flannel.
There should be a little blue in the rinsing
I water for white flannel.
Allow your flannels to freeze after boiling in
j winter—it bleaches them.— ____ttry Gentle
A Recipe Worth One Thousand Dollars.
—"Take one pound of sal soda, and a half a
I pound of unslacked lime—put in a gallon of
water and boil twenty minutes. Let it stand j
I till cool, then strain off, and put in a stone jug i
•or jar. Soak your clothes over night, or until!
I they are well wet through—then wring them j
j out, and rub on plenty of soap ; and in one boil
er of clothes well covered with water, add one j
teaspoonful of the washing fluid. Boil half an j
hour briskly—then wash them thoroughly thro' i
one suds, and rinse with water, and your clothes I
j will look better than the old way of washing i
I twice before boiling. This is an invaluable re
| cipe, and I want every poor tired woman to tiy
I it. I think with a patent wash-tub, to do tho
little rubbing, the washer-woman might take
j the last novel and compose herself on the lounge,
J and let the washing do itself. The woman who
| can keep a secret has knowu this a year or two,
I but her husband told it while on an eleetionecr
| ing tour. So says the Ohio Cultivator.
• __ .
A Reign of Terror in East Tennessee.
Through a private letter, we learn that all
persona in Jonesboro' whose sympathies were |
known to be with the South during the late :
war, have been notified to leave within ten days
after the reception of the notice. A reign of
terror is said to exist in that locality. Several !
have left, while others are determined to stand j
their ground and abide the issue. Comparative i
quiet had been restored in th. t county (Wash- j
ington,) and hopes were entertained that the i
scones of last autumn and winter would never
be re-enacted, the lat. speeches delivered j
!in that place have roused the same hatred and 1
mob spirit that has already deprived the coun- j
ty of some of its best and most influential citi- I
zens. Since writing the above, we notice that j
I a Mr. Biggs, \» ho lived some ten miles from !
J Greenville, was murdered by five outlaws en
the Bth instant. They went to his house and
demanded entrance, and because he wished to
know their business before opening the door,
they fired through the window, inflicting a mor
tal wound. They claimed that they were look
ing for his son, who was in the Confederate ar
my. Mr. Biggs was an exemplary Christian
MM a good citizen.— Nashville Union imd j
American, April 17__
. » . —
The terribly belligerent phrase "dying in the
. I._ ditch" originated with Brute Brownlow,
j the crazy Governor of Tennessee. It will be
j found at p. 314 of Brownlow's onslaught on the
j Baptists, entitled, "TheGrcat Iron Wheel Ex
; amincd," published in Nashville, in 1850. The
! passage in which it occurs, reads as follows:
4 "In our Southern States, where nogroos have !
• been set at liberty, in nine oases out of ten their j
I conditions have been made worse ; while the '
| most wretched, lazy and dishonest class of por- J
j sons to be found in the Southern Stater; arc free !
| persons of color. I, therefor., go against the I
j emancipation of slavery altogether, unless they •
I can be sent to Liberia at once. I take my stand j
! with'the friends o. the institution of.lavery in I
| the South. Connected with this question, I j
| will go as far as the next man —even dyimj th '
1 die last ditch.' '
A droll story is. told of an honest eld man,
who, in attempting to drive home a bull, got i
suddenly hoisted over a fence. Kccovering him- i
self, he saw the animal on the other r-ide of the j
! rails sawing the air with his head and neck, and j
j pawing the ground. The good old nan looked i
i_t him a moment, and exclaimed: " _____ your j
! apologies; you needn't stand there, you tamal
i critter, bo v.in-—you did it a purpose, blast your
I curly picture!"
■ ■ ■
'■"What are you about ?'' enquired a lunatic of
; a cook, who was industriously picking the
| leathers from a fowl. * "Dressing a chicken,"
j answered the cook. "I should call that undress
| ing," replied tho crazy fellow. The cook look
ed reflective.
—— ~*~
True.—lt is not work that kills men ; it is
| worry. Work is healthy. You can hardly put
■rare on a man than he can bear. Worry is
rust upon the blade. It is not revolution that !
i destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear
secretes acid, but love and trust are sweet things.
. _ ■
Water is not a fashionable beverage to drink
! your friend's health in, but is a capital one to
■ drink your own in. And which is of tho most
! consequence to you ?
! _ __ _
! There is but one school for poetry —the TJni
' v<_\_>; only one _«___ col __*-_.S.»—IS a.ire
I • For the Spectator.
Mr. Editor :—Some localities in our coun
try are remarkable for the number of cases of
longevity, The neighborhood known as Har
ris' Creek, in Amherst county, _____ one of those.
Within a period of perhaps ten years, there
have been the following aged persons gathered
to their fathers, viz ;
Martha Dawson, age 109 years ; George Mo-
Daniel, 100; Richard Shelton. 100: Jno. Shel
ton, 95 ; Geo. Tin. ley, .5 ; Wm_ Shelton, 93;
Col. Ambrose Rocker, 90; Thos. Coleman, 90;
Jacob Phillips could dance killicranky at 83,
and Richard Shelton 80. Dr. Jas. Powell, the
present representative in the Legislature, is 80.
You may remember to have seen the account
of an aged negress, lately the property of Cap*.
Jos. Harris, name not recollected, who has al
ready reached the remarkable age of I_■<» year?,
and is yet living. She is now, or was lately,
among some of his late slaves, on the Harlan
land, near _______ Gap, and suffering for com
fortable clothing and food. Public sentiment,
in his neighborhood, at least, thinks Capt. Har
ris ought to have made ample and comfortablo
provision for his remarkable woman. Sheika
connecting link, between this and the generation.
that was in infancy, twenty years before th*%
revolutionary war. What a volume would it
be that could contain within its lid all the im
portant events that for twenty years preceded
the Revolution that occurred in those days that
tried men's souls, when Washington led our
armies to victory and independence, that were
comprised within the period called the war of
IS 12, and all that has been written in blood and
tears within tlie past four years, and yet all
these eventful epochs and more have been lived
through by this aged negress. Let Capt. Har
ris see to it that she does not fall a victim to
the false philanthropy of those who brought
those evils on her race. Sen _.s,
■ i ■
Trials of Life.— "N _ start upon life's jour
ney full of hope, full of gladness, and full of
joyous ambition, confident in our own strength
and in the support of friends and kindred sta
tioned around us, on whom we lean with great
satisfaction ; but as years pass on, one of tho
outposts, the supports, falls; and then another,
and another, each succeeding year leaving ono
or more the less. For a while we scarcely BUM
the acquaintances and friends of our childhood,
for we have so many : but as time rolls on, tho
number becomes so small that each additional
loss makes a greater void. Father, mother,
brothers, sisters, our oldest neighbors, ail gone ;
the minister of our youth has grown gray beforo
vs —he, too, has passed away ; and beyond a
y.cbno]i>.ate here, and another there, nothing L»
left to connect us with the times and the horn,
of childhood, and such a feeling of desolation
comes over us, that we are ready to sink in per
fect helplessness and despair. To the old who
may chance to read these lines, the suggestion
is made, which, if wisely heeded, may save tho
body from sinking under the whelming load,
and it is this, He who made us is the Father of
us all: and the dispensations of this life are de
signed to prepare us the more certainly for a
beatific existence beyond the grave, and to en
able us to make the transition with the least vio
lence, and at the same time to train us to those
habitudes of heart which will the more derate
us in the world beyond, ho arranges that we
shall learn to (em less on ourselves, less on oth
ers, and more on himself, as a weary muu !____.
on a staff, and the sooner we begin thus to lc-_n,
the happier we shall be in time, and the moro
ready shall we find ourselves to take up the re
turnless journey without a murmur audv.ithou.
a sigh,
- ■ ■ »_—
Love and Friendship.
Love and Friendship are the two mighti__
feelings of man, from which all other eiuoticoa
take shape and action.
Love is the sun of the heart, for through !«
the flowers of hope, joy and happiness germi
nate, bud and bloom.
Friendship is the dew that freshens and
strengthens these flowers.
The young heart that is first moved by the
glowing breath of Love is like the violet," that
has been slumbering on the bosom of the earth,
all unconscious of the charms that were hidden
in it, until it was awakened by the spring air,
to delight God and man with its beauty and
Friendship is like the tree, that bends over
the violet, and spreads its branches so that tho
gentle flower is sheltered from the rude wind
and raging storm,
Love enriches our heart to such an extent that
we can give of tho abundance thereof to tho
lonely and unhappy.
Friendship strengthens the soul, so that wo
can endure our own afflictions calmly, and also
bend over the pain of others to soothe and re
lieve them ; and to the merciful God has prom
ised the kingdom of Heaven.
Love convinces us, through the joy with
which it tills our heart, that real bliss exist _
And Friendship teaches us, through its faith,
that eternity is no empty word.
I_ucfc and Lahor,
Luck is ever waiting for something to turn tip.
Labor, with keen eyes and strong will, will
turn up something.
Luck lies in bed, and wishes the postman
would bring him news of a legacy.
Labor turns out at six o'clock, and, with busy
pen or ringing hammer, lays the foundation ox
a competence.
Luck relies on chance.
Labor, on character.
Luck slips down to indigence.
Labor strides upward and onward to indo-
I pendencc.
The every-day experience of every observant
! man tells him that these are indisputable axi
[ oms, and hence the man who would succeed,
I should kick "luck" to the dogs, pull oft' his
' coat, vol! up his sleeves and WORK. Try it,
!ye idle young gents, who now do nothing but
loaf at Street corners and about Bar rooms.
The French papers have got a new romance.
I A noble young officer falls in love with a bcau
| tiful girl, engages to marry her, and goes off to
: the wars. The maiden is seized with the small
' pox, and her beauty is turned into ___________
!In a battle a ball passes so close to the lover's
j eyes that his sight is forever destroyed. He re
; turns home- the lady of bis love refuses to see
j him, telling him that the charms which won him
arc destroyed. He replies that he "can't see
! it," as he is blind, and that to him she is as
j beautiful as ever. They are married, and JivOj
) happily together.
When girls are grown up they begin to be
| courted and caressed; then they think that tho
recommending __________ to the affections of
; the rcon is the only business they have to attend
! to, an _ so presently fall to tricking, and dress-
I ing, and practicing all tho engaging arts pecu
liar to their sex. In these they place all their
I hopes, as they do all their happiness in tho suc
cess of them. But they should be given to un.
! derstand that there are attractions more pow-i
i erful than these; that the respect we pay them
\ is not due to their beauty so much as thoir mocU
i esty and unaffected virtue.
■.' ■
The four great preventives of the cholera are»
i caution, cleanliness, colmnes. and oheerfulncee.
j • .
He who never changes any <tf hip opinion!
: sever correct, an? of his _________

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