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Local 'JEM News.
The "Spectator,' I having a much larger cir
culation than any other paper published i nth is
place, furnishes the best medium for adverti
Recipe for Maki.no Money.—Advertise
constantly and liberally in the "Staunton Spec
___* Sale bonds for sale at the -'Spectator
Office —very pretty and cheap.
. ».
We invite attention to the advertisement of
the Tax Collector, Wm. Dold.
A number of communications unavoidably
postponed till next week.
Mrs. Doyle's house has been purchased by
Dr. J. M. Hanger for the sum of $4,000.
Maj. Alex. F. Kinney's house has been pur
chased by Mr. Benj. F. Bagby for $7,500.
The Lynchburg IVeios says that the borers for
oil on the farm of Mr. J. D. Campbell, near
Campbell Court-House, struck oil on Thurs
day last. _
The same officers and commissionsers who su
perintended the last election in this County wil
superintend the election on Thursday, the 24th
inst The Court neglected or declined to order
the publication of them.
We have been requested by the Ladies com
posing the Cemetery Committee to state that
they have commenced work on the Cemetery,
aad request such persons as can do so to haul
immediately a few loads of rich earth and de
posit them as near the graves as they can.
Persons desiring to contribute for the purpose j
of enclosing and decorating the Cemetery can .
give their contributions to either of the follow
ing gentlemen, appointed by the ladies to re
ceive them, viz:
Benj. Crawford, Benj. F. Points, William H.
Peyton, and Byron Hoge. .
Mr. Rudolph Mayo has been appointed Su
perintendent of the Junction Valley Turnpike,
runing from Staunton, via Lexington, to Bu
chanan. This is a most excellent appointment,
as Mr. Mayo is a gentleman of intelligence and
integrity, and of much more than ordinary busi
ness capacity. He does business in a methodi
cal manner.
Alexander Rives, Esq., of Albemarle county,
has been appointed by the Governor, Judge of
the Supreme Court of Appeals for the third
section, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the
death ofthe late Judge Lucas P. Thorn pson. —
The appointment will continue in force until
thirty days after the meeting of the General J
— . __
Tho Petersburg Express says a letter was re
ceived in that city a day or two since, announc
ing the birth of a human monstrosity in Bed
ford county last week, in the shape of a negro
child with three distinct _____ It lived, of
course, as such a _■_■ ______ could only live,
but a short time, though the utmost care was
taken to prolong its life.
On Friday, May the 11th, a man by the name
of Sheets, aged about 24 years, was found j
in the Mill Pond of J. Wayne Spitler, on Chris
____'_ Creek, about 5 miles from Staunton. He !
was subject to attacks of epilepscy, it is said, \
and it is supposed that he fell into the water,
whilst fishing, during an attack of that kind. —
The water was only about three feet deep where
he was drowned.
On Saturday last the Shoe Factory buildings,
and the lot upon which they stood, were sold
by Cushing & Co., auctioneers. The property
was divided into four sections. The Ist was i
purchased Try __ G. Bickle, Esq., for the sum |
of $3,750, and the other three by A. T. Mau- j
pin, P. M. for $3,850, $4,900 and $2,550 res- j
pectively—making the whole amount of the
sales $15,050 l
Now-a-days nobody but the slowest dried-up
old fossil ever questions the advantage of adver- j
rising. One might with as much propriety
_____ the evidence of his own eyes and ears. —
The style and extent of a business man's adver- j
rising is a sure test of his energy and capacity, j
the quantity and quality of his stock, and the
amount of business he transacts. Prentice, of
the Louisville Journal, tenders this advice to j
the public. "Never buy goods of those who I
don't advertise. They sell so little that they i
have to sell dear." More truth than poetry in
the above.
On Saturday night last, a bull belonging to j
A. K. Clayton, Esq., near Deerfield, was dis- j
covered to be diseased with hydrophobia, by at
tacking Archibald Blain, who resides near that
place, while returning to his home. Mr. Blain
thought discretion the better part of valor and
allow ed a fence to be placed between himself!
and the enraged animal. On Sunday morning •
he attacked several other persons, causing a |
young Mr. Blackburn to be thrown from his j
horse and narrowly escaping with his life ; he, j
however, did escape, and returned to his moth
er's embrace feeling bull-y. The animal was
pursued, killed, and his body consumed by fire. |
We invite the attention of all our readers to j
the account of the wounding, last moments and i
death of General Stonewall Jackson, published
on the first page of this paper. It should not j
only be read, but should be carefully preserved, j
We pity the man who can read it with unmois
tened eyes, and who can say, after doing so
that he can sec nothing in the character of Gen. j
Stonewall Jackson to admire. His character '
was almost seraphic. His spiritual vision pier
ced the veil, and he sweetly said: "Let us
cross over the river, and rest under the shade of j
the trees."
He was one of the few who could realize, even
_______ on the shores of time, that though
We dwell this side of Jordan's stream,
Yet oft there comes a shining beam
Across from yonder shore;
While visions of a holy throng,
And sound of harp, and seraph song,
Seem gently wafted o'er.
Th c other si d c ! Ah! th er o _ th epi ace
Where saints in joy past times retrace,
And think of trials gone;
The veil withdrawn, they clearly see
That all on earth had need to be,
To bring them safely home. j
The Riot at Memphis.
Full and Interesting Particulars.
The Memphis Commercial, of Wednesday,
gives the following particulars ofthe riot in that
city on the day previous. It says:
About six o'clock yesterday evening officers
O'Neal and Stephens, a citizen named James
Finn, and two other policemen whose names we
were unable to learn, were called upon by sev-
Mai citizens to suppress a fight then in progress
between a white boy and a negro soldier, on the
bridge on South street, between Maine and Cau
sey .treets. On coming up to the scene of the
disturbance, a large number ofthe comrades of
the negro gathered about the police and swore
they should not lie arrested, at the same time
many of them drawing their revolvers and
threatening to shoot any " that might
try it." The officers, however, expressed a de
termination to perform their duty, and under
took to arrest ____ The negroes gathered
around by this time (mostly soldiers) numbered
no less than one hundred and fifty, many of
them under the influence of liquor, and carrying
side arms. No sooner had the officers taken
charge of the culprit than the firing began.
Officer O'Neal informs us that about twenty
shots or more were fired before any of his party
were hurt, and it was not until after Officer
Stephens was shot down, that he returned the
fire. He also states that he alone of his party
used a weapon ; but that with this he managed
to keep the crowd back for a while.
It was then Officer Stephens was shot in the
thigh by a large pistol ball, inflicting a rather
ugly looking and severe wound. A few mo
ments after Mr. James Finn was also shot, the
ball entering a little below the shoulder-blade
aud lodging in the left side. It is hoped that
he will recover.
The companions of Officer O'Neal being shot
down nothing else was left him but to try to ef
fect his escape. The body of the negroes, in
the meantime seeing what they had done, and
fearing that the officer might at any moment be
reinforced, scattered in all directions. By this
fortunate circumstance the officer was enabled
to make his way up town and give the alarm. —
The doubts existing beforehand in reference to
the progress of the riot were then, and not till
then, removed.
The negroes, after the officer escaped, got to
gether again. Mr. Henry Dunn, engineer of
the steam fire engine No. 2, happened to be in
j the vicinity of the corner of Causey and South
street, was attacked and shot by a negro soldier,
j (supposed, very reasonably, to be one of the
S same party,) and who, by some means or other,
managed to get behind him. The ball entered
the back part of the head and lodged in the
brain, causing death in a few minutes after.
About a quarter to seven o'clock a body of
forty or fifty police started for the scene of the
riot. Just as they had arrived at the corner of
Causey and Elliott streets, the hue and cry was
raised, ' 'There goes the negro who shot Dunn.
A number of civilians and of the police started
in pursuit The negro had a revolver in his
hand, and when this fact became apparent a
number of shots were fired at him, one of them
taking effect in bis body, and another passed
through his jaws. He was in a dying condition
when we left him. Several other negroes were
also shot and wounded in the same vicinity near
j a number of cabins situated between South and
Elliott streets. The crowd then removed around
on South street.
It was on this street that a number of negro
soldiers fired on the crowd from the vicinity of
the fort. The fire was rather desultory and ir
regular. The negroes, however, could be seen
plainly loading their muskets and firing. It
was then that officer Slattery received a very
severe wound in the thigh from a musket ball.
Several other negroes, the names of whom we
could not learn, were also shot in this neighbor
hood —some of them killed.
The crowd then dispersed, some going in one
direction and some in another.
Upon arriving at the bridge on Beal street, a
j crowd of ten or twelve men met with a negro,
i who was interrogated by several, and they re
i ceiving unsatisfactory answers, shot him down.
The above is a correct statement of the oc
| currences which transpired from the time ofthe
: origin of the riot to the withdrawal of the po
lice from that section of the city. We give be
low a number of incidents occurring "up-town."
Jackson Goodwin, a negro soldier, shot
through the side, died in the station-house a
few minute"* after his arrival at that place.
Solomon Pickett, a negro, was attacked by a
number of white soldiers, and horribly bruised
and maltreated. One of his eyes was torn from
j its socket.
Isaac Bennett, a young negro lad, was severe
jly beaten over the head, and lodged in the jail
! for safety.
About seven negroes, besides three already
i mentioned, were arrested for carrying arms, and
lodged in the station-house last night
On the following day the riot was resumed.
: The Memphis Commercial of Thursday has the :
| following account:
Amid the wild excitement which prevailed
I throughout the city on Tuesday night the im
! possibility of stating matters just as they oc
! curred will be readily appreciated by our readers.
j What is presented below, however, can be re- j
lied upon, as it either came under our own ob-i
I servation, or the information was imparted to
I us by others who were present.
Day had no sooner dawned on the morning of
! yesterday than the conflict began to rage anew
between the whites and blacks, notwithstanding
the efforts made by the county and city officers
to check it. Shots were exchanged, the ne
groes firing from a mound lying due east from
the forts on South street, and from their shan
i ties, which lay just in the rear of South street,
i outride the corporate limits, and which cover
an area of land about a square mile in extent.
The whites were scattered along South, Causey, .
and Hernando streets, and subsequent to the j
| firing of the first few shots became so infuriated j
i and blind with rage —adverted to the proceed- !
ings of the day previous, and more particularly
to the killing of Dunn —that all efforts of the
_______ in attempting to restrain them were en- j
tirely disregarded. It was during this period
of frenzy and of rage that about six negroes
were killed.
When the news, wild and exaggerated as it
was, reached the upper part of the city, about
10 o'clock, that the riot was in progress on
South street, and had assumed large propor
tions, it created considerable consternation. —
Parties were running here and there in search
of fire-arms, horses, ___, while others were con
gregating on street corners discussing as to what
course should be pursued.
Sheriff Winters and his efficient deputies,
General Wallace and other?, immediately set
1 about summoning a posse of three hundred men.
As fast as a body of twenty or thirty men were
collected, they were supplied with shot-guns and
ammunition. Several squads were then armed
and equipped. Upon arriving at the "front,"
the cause which had called them together, al
most ceased to exist, for the day at least.
Previous to the arrival of either the Sheriff's
force or the Sixteenth United States regulars,
Chief of Police Garrett was engaged in organ
izing and drawing up into line the members of
the police and such citizens as were in the vi
cinity ofthe corner of South and Main streets.
It was while these men were standing in line,
on the ground known as the Old Norris Ceme
tery, that fifteen or twenty negro soldiers banded
together and took possession of a cabin, situated
on a hillock about one hundred and fifty yards
distant, and poured two or three volleys into !
the ranks of Captain Garrett's men, none of!
whom, strange to say, were iv any degree in
Mayor Park, while standing in the vicinity,
narrowly escaped being wounded —perhaps
killed—several of the balls scattering the dust
over his garments. After remaining about the
shed twenty minutes or thereabouts, the negroes
coolly retired within the fort, taking their arms
and ammunition with them.
The next hour, were it not for the strenuous
exertions of the Sheriffs force which had ar
rived on the ground, and the police under charge
of Captain Garrett, might nave been fraught
with the most disastrous evils, so high and so
j uncontrollable were the passions of the crowd.
By stationing guards at the different crossings
leading beyond South street, the excitement
was partially allayed, and the crowd, number
ing about 500 in all, began to disperse and
leave for their homes. After this, peace and
quiet prevailed generally throughout the day,
being disturbed but once, and that was caused
, by the
which were first pillaged by a set of thieving
young rascals, not unknown in the criminal an
nals of Memphis—we mean the "Mackerels'' —
and after a wholesale "gobbling" of everything
of any value, were set fire to and burned to the
ground. Captain Smythe, commanding a squad
of regulars, arrived on the spot, and through
the assistance rendered him was enabled to stay
the progress of the flames and prevent a repeti
tion of similar conduct.
The number of negroes killed during both
days was variously estimated at from twenty-two
to twenty-eight; every one of whom we made
inquiries saw no less than the first number, and
no two locating the situation of the dead. In
possession of this lengthy, satisfactory, and lu
cid information as a basis to start upon we re
solved to see for ourselves. After a careful sur
vey of the entire locality for a couple of miles
around, we saw the bodies of thirteen dead ne
groes, six of whom were killed the evening pre
vious. This, together with the negro soldier
Jackson Goodwin, who died from the effects of
his wounds on Tuesday night, in the station
house, constitutes the entire number killed—
fourteen —which is neither twenty-two nor twen
ty eight
The AvalancJic says: *'A negro woman made
an affidavit to the effect that the negroes of
South Memphis have been plotting this defiance
to the laws and officers for the past four days:
that the plan was to kill the police, sack and
burn the city, and that it was approved by the
race for many miles around Memphis. It was
not confined to this locality but was wide spread
and general." Tliis testimony was also con
firmed by one of the dying negro rioters.
The Argus says, "This is the bloom of civil
rights —what the fruit will be, God alone can
tell. If things progress long as they have been
for the past two days, there will be but few
'darkies' left in the city to tell of 'franchise'
and 'civil rights.' "
Special Notices.
_?___• Special Attention is Requested to the
large and attractive Auction Sale of
Chemicals, and
advertised by Messrs. Painc & Co., Auctioneers,
to take place on TUESDAY, 22d May.
G. MANDELBAUM is taking Virginia and
Southern Bank Money, for Clothing, at its high
est rates. may B—lm8 —lm
Di__, s_ tho ______ncg of her father, A. G. Ma
son, in Jonesboro, Tennessee, Miss Maiukt Ta
Mason, on Wednesday morning, April 11th,
1866, in the 18th year of her age.
On the 10th instant, after a short illness, in the
49th year of her age, Mrs. Mary Wj______,
wife of Rev. E. P. Phelps, of the Baltimore Con
ference, M. E. Church.
Leesburg papers please copy.
At her home in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on Sun
day, the 22d ult, Mrs. Paulina Cabell Chris
tian, wife of Col. A. S. Christian. The deceased
was born in Botetourt county, Va., on the 19th of
November, 1814, was the daughter of Capt. Wm.
Lewis, and grand-daughter ofGen. Andrew Lew
is, of that State.
Mrs. Nancy McCa ttsland, wife of Mr. John
McCausland. died of cancer on her breast, at the
residence of her husband, on South River, Au
gusta county, Virginia, March 13th, 1866, aged
57 years and four months.
Mrs. McCausland has long been a consistent
member ofthe Lutheran church, and died with a
full hope of a blessed immortality beyond this
vale of tears. Her husband has lost a devoted
, companion ; her children an affectionate mother.
I May God comfort the hearts, and sanctify the
j souls of those who have been called to mourn so
j sad a loss, is the earnest prayer of N. J. W.
Richmond papers please copy.
The subject of this brief memorial, Mrs. Eliza
H. Edmondson, widow ofthe late Dr. John Ed
: mondson, and daughter ofthe late Rev. William
, Calhoun, died at her residence, in this place, on
the Ist instant
Mrs. Edmondson's disposition was gentle, af
fectionate, sincere, forgiving and grateful; she
was a true and faithful friend, a devoted wife and
mother, a conscientious and devotional Christian.
She sfjoke much of the supporting presence of
her Savior, as she lay on her feed of weariness and
i languor.
Delighting greatly, as she did, in social inter
course, and especially in the society of experien
ced christians, how must she rejoice in the heav
enly companionship upon which she has now en
Surely, even those who loved her tenderly, and
who deeply mourn her loss, must feel that it is
far better for her, thus to have departed, that she
may be forever with the Lord.
_-♦ « —
Staunton Prices Cxirrent.
! Corrected Every Week by Ker, Stevenson & Co.
Staunton May 15, 1860.
| Flour—Superfine, $94; Extra, $10; Family, $11.
Wheat $12 *p bushel.
Oats, 40 cts. _J bushel.
Bacon, [email protected]> Hog Round
Salt, Marshall, $5 "psack.
.._._ 1 Crushed, 23c; Powdered, 2_e; "A,"
Slgak, {201 c; "B," 20c; "C," 19c.
■ Hay, _)@7scts. _) cwt
Flaxseed, $11 @$2 bushel.
Bkeswax, 30(<_>32cts $ lb.
Corn 75cts. "p bushel.
Molasses, 75 c ts. -pgallon.
Teas, Black, $1.30
Lard, [email protected]_.
Tobacco, Manufactured, [email protected]$1.10 #lb.
Whisky—Common $2i(o}s3; Very superior, $5.
N. C. Clipped Herring, barrols $12.; 4 barrel
$7.50; I barrel Roe, $5.
■_ « _—
Richmond Produce Market.
Carefully Corrected by W. D. Tompkins & Bro.,
General Commission Merchants,
May 12, 1860.
f Superfine, $10_(_'ll.
Flour, \ Extra [wanted] [email protected] I
( Family 14(p15. j
Wheat [email protected] for good to prime. |
Corn 95c.
Meal, $1.
Oats [email protected] -pbushel of 30»s.
Bacon [email protected]
Butter 50(o_ Joe
Lard [email protected]
Hay $1.10(_1.15
Flax Seed [email protected]
Plaster, Lump $81—Ground $15
Guano $90(<_>$95
Wool 85c @ 38c for washed—one-third less for
Dried Apples, 12cptt>
Cherries, __o_._c._lb
Peaches 20(__>c"pn>
" Pears....' [email protected]_S5cf»ft
Chancery Notices.
X7IRGINIA :—At rules held in the Clerk's I
T office ofthe Circuit Court for Augusta coun
ty, the 7th day of May, 1866—
Robert H. Brown, Thompson S. Brown, John
R. Brown and Ellen B. Brown Plaintiffs.
Isabella J. Brown, Anna S. Brown, infant child
of StuartS. Brown, and Brown, infant son
1 of Thomas W. Brown, Defendants.
The object of this suit is to obtain a decree for
sale of a tract of 144. acres of land situate in Au
gusta county, .of which James C. Brown died
seizedj and distribution of the proceeds amongst
the heirs.
The defendant, Brown, infant son of Thos.
W. Brown, not having entered his appearance,
and it appearing by satisfactory evidence that he
is not a resident of this Commonwealth : It is or
dered that he do appear here within one month
after due publication of this notice, and do what '
is necessary to protect his interest.
A copy—teste,
mayß—4w RYAN, Clerk.
VfIRGINI A :—At rules held in the clerk 7 .
T office of the Circuit Court for Augusta coun
ty, the 7th day of May 1866—
Catherine R. Smith, who sues by Martin Mur
ray, her brother and next friend, Plaintiff.
William Smith Defendant
The object of this suit is to obtain a divorce
from the bonds of matrimony.
The defendant, William Smith, not having en
tered his appearance, and it appearing by satis
factory evidence that he is not a resident of this
Commonwealth; It is ordered that he do appear
here within one month after due publication of
this notice, and do what is necessary to protect
his interest. A copy—teste,
may B—4w J. N. RYAN, Clerk.
VIRGINIA :—At rules held in the Clerk's
office of the Circuit Court of Bath county,
, on Monday, the 2d day of April. 1866:
James Cleek, and Isabella, his wife: Hastin
Hammer, and Drucilla, his wife; Samuel Gross,
and Polly, his wife: James Rucker, and Nancy
his wife; Madison Hoover, Jane Freeman, and
Phebe Shoemaker, children and heirs of Jane
Hoover, deed Plaintiffs.
Thomas Sitlington in his own right, and as ad
ministrator de bonis non, C. T. A., of Richard
Mayse, the elder, deceased, Adam Surber, Chas.
| Stewart and Edward Stewart, administrators de
bonis non, C. T. A., of Wm. Douglas, deed, who
was the surviving executor of Richard Mayse,
, the elder, deed, the legal representatives of Rich
ard Mayse, the younger, deed, the legal repre
sentatives of Agnes Scott, deed, and the legal
representatives of Polly Step, deed, Defendants.
The object of this suit is to have a settlement,
and distribution made of the estate of Richard
Mayse, the elder, deed, amongst the heirs and
legal representatives of the said Richard Mayse,
the elder, deed.
The defendants, the unknown heirs and legal
representatives of Richard Mayse, the younger,
deed, the unknown heirs and legal representa
tives of Agnes Scott, deed, and the unknown
heirs and legal representatives of Polly Step, de
ceased, not having entered their appearance and
j it appearing by affidavit filed in this cause, that
they are not inhabitants of this Commonwealth ;
on motion of the plaintiff, it is ordered that the
said defendants do appear here within one month
after due publication of this order, and do what
is necessary to protect their interests.
A copy —teste,
April 24—4ts C. R. McDANNALD, Clerk.
Medical. ~
If you need one ofthe best remedies ever of-
! fered to the people of this State for Derangements
• ofthe Liver, such as Congestion of the Liver, Tor
por ofthe Liver. Deficient Secretion of Bile, and
the long list of diseases resulting from such de
rangements as Jaundice, Bilious Colic, Loss of
Appetite, Dyspepsia, Eructations of food, Flatu
i lency, painful digestion, or pain in the stomach or
sides, Vertigo, Headache, sick Head-ache, Neu
ralgia, Rheumatism, Impurity of tho blood, and
all conditions ordinarily called Bilious Derange
ments ofthe Digestive Organs; all forn\g.of Con
stipation, and for all the purposes of a Family
Pill, use "Dr. T. Rennolas' celebrated Virginia
Hepatic and Purgative Pill."
Ibis pill is not the invention of a quack or an
impostor, designed to impose upon public credu
lity, but was compounded by Dr. T. Rennolds,
| of Staunton, Va., a regular graduate and eminent
practitioner of medicine in this section who, after
years of careful study, so arranged the propor
tions ofthe ingredients as to render it applicable
to the diseases for which it is recommended. He
had no idea of extending their use beyond the
community in which he lived and practiced, but,
after his death, which occurred in January, 1864,
having left the formula for compounding them to
his brother, Wm. Rennolds, of Louisa county,
Va., the latter, for reasons stated in pamphlet
around box containing them, has undertaken to
have them manufactured for the people of the
' whole State.
This pill has stood the test of ample experience,
having been extensively used and highly valued
by the people of this section for many years, as is
substantiated by certificates contained in pam
phlet around box, as well as other evidences of
appreciation from many of our most distinguished
and reliable citizens.
The price of this pill is fifty cents per box.—
Though this is apparently higher than the price
charged for those ordinarily sold to the public,
yet it must be remembered that the dose is less
than one half of the latter, and consequently is
just as cheap as any others.
To prove this, it is only necessary to call atten
tion to the fact that boxes of pills usually contain
from 24 to 30 pills, the average dose being from 3
to 6. Our boxes contain 12 the dose being only
one for ordinary purposes, and hence the quantity
is just as great in a smaller bulk without reference
to the certainty and efficiency ofthe remedy and
obviating the serious objection to taking so many
for one dose.
Nothing is claimed for this pill that we do not
conscienciously believe, and it we cannot succeed
in introducing it to the people by stating the truth,
we will not degrade ourselves or try to impose
upon others by going beyond it
Sole proprietors, Staunton, \ a.
Dr. Wayt & Bro., Druggists, Main street,
Staunton, are the wholesale and retail agents of
Augusta county for these pills. Merchants and
! others desiring them on consignment or otherwise
i can be supplied by applying to them.
may Ist, 1866 —3m
Confectioneries I
(Main Street, next to Bruce & Peck)
Have just received a large and fine assortment of
consisting in part of
cream chocolates,
j fig paste, jujube paste,
nuts of all kinds,
I canned pine apples, peaches, corn and tomatoes,
oranges, lemons,
French candies,
raspberry, strawberry and pine-apple SYRUPS,
tomato and walnut Catsups,
guava, currant, and raspberry jellies.
■ may B—3t
bo received until the 28th day of May, by
j the undersigned, for the building of a bridge over
] Christian's creek, between Staunton and Waynes
| borough, four miles from the former place ; the
I contractor to furnish all materials, and to have
the use of all the irons on the old bridge that may
;be suitable for the new. The bidders can see
j what work has to be done by examining the old
; bridge, and any information necessary will be
| given by the agent living near the bridge.
_Apl 24—5t for the County.
Saddles _. Harness.
scriber has on band a good supply of Saddles
I and Harness of his own Manufacture, which he j
; will sell very low for cash, or in exchange for j
1 produce. He returns his thanks to the public for |
their past generous patronage, and would respect
fully ask a continuance ofthe same. His shop is \
lon Beverly or Main street, Staunton, next door
1 to Dr. Chapman's Office.
j Jan 16, 1866—6 m jGEO. F. ELICK.
BOOKS, 800 It's.— Jacobus' Notes on
Matthew; Chronicles of the Schonberg
Cotta Family; Martyrs of Spain ; Cripple of An- !
tioch ; Christian Life in Song ; Gustave, the 4th
and last in the series of the Oakland Stories by j
Rev. Geo. B. Taylor; A Rebel War Clerk's Di
ary ; A Scriptural, Ecclesiastical and Historical i
View of Slavery, by Bishop Hopkins; Thacke
ray's Works ; BEECH EN BROOK, a rhyme of
the War, by Margaret J. Preston.
Also a lot, of new Piano Music.
f Castings and Machinery.
Staunton, Va.
The undersigned respectfully announce to the
public that they have their new establishment
complete and in full operation.
Having supplied themselves with the most im
proved labor saving machinery, for working both
in wood and iron, and having secured the servi
ces ofthe most experienced mechanics, they are
prepared to fill orders with a guarantee of satis
faction in all cases, both as to quality and price,
for CASTINGS and MACHINERY of every
description, including Cooking Stoves, Cane
Mills, Plow Castings, Saw Mills, Mill Gearing,
Forging, Cultivators, Harrows, Horse Powers,
Straw Cutters and all other Machines used in ag
riculture. Plows of all sizes fitted up either with
cast or wrought iron shares. Special attention
given to the repairing of old machinery, such as
Threshing Machines, Reapers, Mowers, Wheat
Drills, &c.
Having determined to sell at a very small ad
vance upon the cost of production, and being
obliged to pay the cash for all their machinery,
labor and material, they are compelled to require
cash on delivery for all their manufactures. They
respectfully solicit a share of public patronage.
The undersigned are also agents for the sale of
first class Northern made iron and wood working
Machinery, Stationary and Portable Steam En
gines of any required power, Circular Saw Mills,
_c., which they will furnish at manufacturers'
prices, freights added. Persons wishing to buy
such machinery are requested to call and exam
ine price lists beforepurchasing elsewhere.
THE UNDERSIGNED are agents for the
celebrated Ohio and Buckeye Combined
without doubt, the best machine of the kind in
the market. They will, in a few days, have on
hand a supply of these machines, which they can
sell on as favorable terms as such anachines can
be bought anywhere. Farmers are requested to
call and examine their circulars before purchasing
elsewhere. ROBERTS, NELSON & CO.,
Augusta Foundry and Machine Shop,
April^2_—2m Staunton, Va.
Corner of Frederick and Lewis Streets,
Having completed my Foundry, I am prepared
to furnish all descriptions of
Castings, Plows, Plow Castings, Hollow Ware,
Mill Gearing, Saw Mill Fixtures,
Cook and Parlor Stoves,
ofthe most improved patterns, &c.
My castings will be made from No. 1 pig iron
manufactured at Estaline Furnace and can war
rant them to be ofthe best material.
I have secured the services of Mr. Wm. Shun",
who will have charge of the Moulding Depart
ment, who is one of the most skillful workmen in
his line in the Valley.
My Machine Shop will be completed and fitted
up with the most improved machinery in a few
weeks, when I will be prepared to do all kinds
of finishing and repairing. Mr. J. A. Moore,
who is a first-class machinist, will have charge
of that department.
I hope by strict attention to business and fair
dealing to receive a share ofthe public patronage.
Strict attention paid to repairing old machinery.
My motto is : —Large sales and small profits I
terms cash ; a liberal discount made to the trade,
may _—.___ W. A. BURKE.
Yin and Vir copy.
Agricultural Implements.
This is beyond all question the most desirable
Mower now in use, not one having failed last rea
son among the great quantity sold. Price $120
for the 4 foot machine, and $130 for the 4_ foot
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 have gained some good points,
and that the God of Genius has somewhat equally
divided his favors. It appears to be the labor of j
each successful manufacturer to convince the !
farmers that his arrangement, his gearing, guard
and knives, or whatever his alleged improvement j
may consist of, makes his machine superior to all j
others. It requires no argument to convince the !
farmer that a machine combining, as the Union j
Mower does, all of the important and valuable
features of the various machines, is the machine
for practical use.
The following testimonials as to the efficiency
of this Mower are from gentlemen well known in
Maryland and Virginia.
Mt. Aiky, Md., February 22__, 1866.
Messrs. E. Whitman <f- Sons: —Yours of the
20th inst. is at hand. In reply to your inquiry
regarding the merits ofthe Union Mower I pur
chased of you last summer, have to say, that it
was used on my farm and several others in the
neighborhood, and I have never seen its equal.—
It is of lighter draft than any other machine,
makes clean and speedy work, and kept in good
order all through harvest W 7 hen I received the
Mower your clerk wrote me it could beat the
world. I have not travelled quite over the world,
but as far as I have traveled I have never met its
rival. Very Respectfully,
Staunton, Va., February 23d, 1806.
Messrs. E. Whitman & Sons —l purchased of
you, a "Union Mower," last season, and upon
trial find it superior to any mower I have ever
used before. Yours, Respectfully,
I have made such arrangements with the man
ufacturers as will enable me to supplj' 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 of the State. This is confidently recom
mended upon the authority of well known farm
ers, whose names will be given, to be the best
mower yet introduced.
I have a mower now on hand which I will be
pleased to show to the farming community.
_Ma_cl^27- tf G. E. PRICE.
A OKI t_ILTUBAL I_T________E__ ____=■
The undersigned, agents for H. M. Smith '
_ Co., Manufacturers, at Richmond, can furnish !
at short notice, any ofthe following named arti
cles, at manufacturers' prices. Reapers & Mow
ers, Grain Drills, Wind Mills, Pitts' celebrated
Threshing Machines, Horse Rakes, a new article
recently patented; corn shellers, cutting boxes,!
churns, scales, hay presses, belting of all kinds,
plough castings cider mills, &c.
CORN SII ELL, ERS Ac—A few very good j
Corn shellers and Straw Cutters for sale by |
Jan 9—tf G. E. PRICE.
Valley Railroad.
i Office of the Vallky Kailkoad, ) j
Staunton, April 25th, 1866. j
We wish at once to push forward the Line of
Railroad which is to connect the Potomac with
the Virginia and Tennessee Road. To do this, !
we need to have stock taken in the Valley to the j
extent of
This we propose to have dofie on the following !
terms : Two per cent, ofthe amount subscribed, \
to be paid in so soon as called for; thirteen per'
cent, additional, to be paid within the next three
yean; the remaining eighty-five per cent to be
paid within the next ten years.
If this amount of Stock be promptly taken on
those easy terms w a can effect negotiations which
will enable us to have its remainder taken abroad,
and which will enable us at the same time, to
raise the money for the Stock taken at home up
on the Bonds of the company payable in ten
It is unnecessary to say anything in regard to
the vital importance of this great work. Every
property holder within reach'of the Road appre
nates it
It may be proper to state, however, that cir
cumstances are more favorable now to the con- ■
j struction of this work than ever before, or prob
: ably than they will be hereafter. We have al-
I ready secured a
I to locate the Road from Harrisonburg to Salem.
j They will commence operations early in May.—
Let our people aid, in earnest, and we can prom
ise them the speedy completion of an improve
ment which will do more than any other in con
templation for the advancement of our interests.
Ihe commissioners in each county will open
hooka of subscription at once, and are earnestly
desired to have the stock subscribed promptly.
M. G. HARMAN. President,
_gg B~tf8 ~ tf ofthe Valley Railroad^
At Cost!
_i i "'J 1 . 1 f, ollln £ m .y stot ' k of Goods at cost for :
Cash. Call soon and get bargains. Persons ow- '•■
ing me small bills must pay up.
niayS—___• JOHN S. BROWN,
Bridgewater. Rockingham county.
Dry Goods, Groceries, <£c
• •.
_$__"• Great inducements both in styles and pri
ces to CASH buyers. -__5.
We again call attention to our stock of NEW
GOODS which excel in style anything before of
fered in the pace and the price is so much lower
that all can now buy with satisfaction. Our stock
of dress goods is very large, including all tho
most fashionable styles and best make.
Bereges, Lenos, Mozambique*, Challies, Organ
dies, Tissues, French Lawns, Brilliants, and all
that class of Dress Goods as cheap as ever bought
Ginghams, mouslins, and calicoes as low m
could be d«_red, say
12.c and upwards for prints,
Mouslins from 25 to 50.
Bereges and chalies, 37 to 75c
Bleached cotton, 25 to 40c.
Gloves, hosiery, lace veils,
trimmings, white goods,
mouslins, cambrics, laces,
and ribbons
in full assortment
Cords, gimps, and buttons in all colors and 6tyle_
Cloths, cassimers, vestings, linen
and cotton wear for
mon and boys.
Come and See; if ye>u can't come, .._ r_fi your
orders and we trill work hard to please.
_2S_" _Ye ask a settlement of all unpaid bills.
may I—tf KAYSER & YOUNG.
PIPER cf- FUNKHOUSER, are now receiv
ing in their new store room, next door to P. H.
Trout's drug store, decidedly the neatest and boat
stock of
they have ever offered. Among a general stock,
the following kinds of Dress Goods may be found:
Embroidered grenadines,
checked and striped Mozambiquea,
printed crepe maretz,
checked lenoa,
cashmere foulards, silk do.,
mohair poplins,
black and fancy silks,
mourning goods,
white goods, black good., parasols,
gloves, men's wear,
boys' wear,
Also, notions of every kind.
Great care has been taken in selecting our stock,
and we have determined to offer our goods at a
small advance for CASH.
Goods are pretty we think, but of this the la
dies must come and judge for themselves.
may I—3mos Vindicator copy.
Buy goods of C. E. WOOD I—
1 have just received a
of Spring calicoes, delaines, chambrays, balmo
rals, parasols, hoop skirts, ladies' hat_,jshoes, &c,
also gentlemen's ready-made clothing, cassimors,
Kentucky Jeans, boots, shoes, hats, caps, linen
coats, linen and paper cuffs and collars, etc.
I have also on hand sugar, coffee, tea, rice, pep
per, indigo, madder, logwood, allspice, cloves
and starch, all of which I will sell cheap for cash
or exchange for country produce.
My friends and the public generally are res
pectfully invited to call and examine my stock.
Thankful for past favors, I respectfully solicit
■ the continuation ofthe same.
Mayl, C. E. WOOD.
BE. MARK WOOD wottkl respectfully
s call the attention of his friends, and tho
| public, to tin fact that he has just received and
\ offers for sale, at Reduced Prices, a choice assort
ment of dry goods, groceries, hats, cotton yarns,
queensware, nails, tobacco, dye-stuffs, kcrosen.
oil, lamps, and a variety of other articles.
Terms Cash. Mam street, Staunton, Va.
May I—tf
ljH___ _ALD. —2OO bunches cotton yarns, a_-
MS sorted, from 4to 16.
3,000 yards brown cotton —all grades.
3,000 yds calicoes—American and English.
1,000 yds bleached cottons.
2,000 yds delaines, thai lies, figured silks, and
fancy dress goods.
1,000 yds fancy cassimeros, cassinets, blue and
fancy cottonades.
200 pairs boots and Shoes.
40 dozen hats—all styles.
Large lot of hoop skirts.
300 yds 10-4 bleached and unbleached sheeting.
Also an assortment of floor and table oil cloth
and matting.
Spring and Summer Ready Made Clothing.
_April 24, 1866. Main Street.
Just received by ISAAC PAUL & CO.—
We would inform our friends, and the citizens
generally, that having just returned from pur
chasing a very large assortment of new and fash
ionable styles of Spring and Summer goods, and
an assortment of notions, we would especially call
the ladies' attention to our stock of fancy Dress
Goods, &c. All we ask is a call and an examina
tion of our stock, whether you buy or not. Our
goods were purchased low, and we are prepared
to sell as cheap, if not cheaper,_han any h.uso ia
this town. Thankful for past favors, we are,
Very Respectfully,
_________________ ISAAC PAUL & CO.
have just received a very large and well selected
stock of Spring and Summer
all of which will be sold low for CASH. Give
them a call.
April 24—tf V and V copy.
A State Cheese for sale by
A LARGE LOT of superior ____C________
& HERRINGS for sale by
TALLOW CANDLES— a large lot for sale
Nov. 14—tf
CI CI TIBER Pickles and Golden Syrup for
sale hy_ BRUCE & PECK.
LAG I IRA & RlO COFFEE"for safe by""
Clothing ! Clothing !
Grand Opening of SPRING GOODS at the
new store of
next door to the Virginia Hotel,
Staunton, Va.
j Cheapest House,
Most Fashionable Gooda
| This side of Baltimore.
I Has every article in dress lino needed by a gen
Invites the people of Staunton and the Valley to
come and examine his new stock of CLOTHING
which he is selling at 25 per cent, less than city
prices, which he is enabled to do us he manufac
tures them at his Baltimore House. His stock
consists of
Gent's Furnishing Goods,
and Vcstings,
suitable for Gentlemen's wear.
Clothing made to order in the latest style,
j which cannot be excelled for workmanship and
I taste in the country.
First in Fashion and Cheapest in Prices,
may B—!_u
! ROANE _ ALBY, having moved to their new
|ly fitted up store, (opposite their old stand,) have
' just opened the largest stock of Clothing and Hats
ever offered in this market, including prices and
qualities. We have also added to our stock an
: assortment of Boots, Shoes, and Furnishing
'■ Goods, the whole comprising every article neces
sary for Gentlemen's wear. Call and examine
| our stock before perchasing elsewhere. Opposite
Va. Hotel. 'Staunton Sent 22—tf.

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