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Tuesday, March 29,1870.
The Mayoralty Imbroglio.
In the last issue, we gave an account of the
occurrences in Richmond attending the contest
between Ex-Mayor Chahoon and the present
Major, H. K. Ellyson, up to Friday night last.
On Saturday, notice was served by the U. S.
Marshal upon Mayor Ellyson, the Chief of
Police, and all the members of the new Council,
that an application had been made for an injunc
tion against them, which would come on for
hearing on Wednesday, the 23rd, before Judge
Underwood, a Federal Judge. The city was
kept in a State of excitement throughout that
day. About noon the 2nd station house sur
rendered to Mayor Ellyson's police—giving up
their batons, pistols, badges, &c. The forces
of Chahoon still held possession of the 3rd sta
tion house at the corner of Marshall and Brook
Avenue, and the soldiers of Canby held the Old
Market Station. About the 3rd Station house,
held by Chahoon, a large number of negroes
CoT>_rc_ated.
On Saturday night, some of Ellyson's Police,
under special Detective Knox, formerly belong
ing to the old police, repaired to the 3rd Sta
tion house for the purpose of dispersing the
crowds of negroes there congregated. Knox,
with a detachment of police, went to one of the
alleys in which many negroes were assembled
and ordered the crowd to disperse. At that
moment a negro aimed a musket at Knox, which
Knox at the instant knocked up with his hand,
and thereby had one of his fingers shot off in
stead of his head. The police then fired upon
the assailants who returned the fire. Richard
Bousch of Ellyson's police was instantly killed
and several negroes were wounded. The ne
groes were dispersed. During that night, there
was considerable anxiety felt by the citizens liv
ing in that neighborhood.
On Monday, Ben Scott, a negro notorious for
his riotous character, venturing outside of the
3rd Station house, was captured aud taken to
the City Hall. When near the Hall he attempt
ed to make his escape, and started to run off.
He was fired upon and shot in the arm by some
one not belonging to the party who had him
under arrest. He was protected by the Police
who had arrested him, and owes his life to
them.
Since then, there has been no disturbance of
the peace of the city. The case of the motion
for injunction by Chahoon against Eilyson and
others has been occupying Judge Underwood's
court since Wednesday last. No one doubts
what Underwood's decision will be, for all feel
assured that he has prejudged the case in favor
of Chahoon. The counsel for Chahoon are H.
H. Wells, L. H. Chandler and {mirahile dictu)
Henry A. Wise. Ellyson's counsel are: Judge
J. A. Meredith, Raleigh T. Daniel, and James
Neeson. The counsel argued the case in the
following order: Wells, Meredith, Chandler,
Daniel, Neeson, Wise.
Court of Appeals.
We give below a limited sketch of the Judges
of the Supreme Court, elected by tbe General
Assembly on Wednesday.
Although Mr. Anderson has not for some
years been engaged in the practice of law, he
is well known in the State as a lawyer. The
only politicaVposition he ever held prior to the
war was that of presidential elector in 1860 and
president of the electoral college which cast the
vote of the State for Bell and Everett.
In 1861-62 he represented the county of
Rockbridge in the House of Delegates; since
which time he has generally lived a life of
retirement.
The remaining gentlemen are so well known
that it is scarcely necessary to give more than
a statement of their previous fields of service.
Judge Moncure was on the bench of the Court
of Appeals before, during, and since, the war.
Judge Christian was elected by the last Legis
lature judge of the Henrico circuit, and presi
ded in the celebrated Jeter Philips trial. Mr.
St.j-.pfi has never been on the bench, but was
a brilliant member of the United States and
Confederate Congress. Judge Joynes was on
the bench of the Court of Appeals until re
moved by the military. He was ejected by the
last Legislature.
Important Correspondence.
Governor Walker, ia bis correspondence with
General Canby, has driven that ofpeer fairly in
to a corner, as is shown by the letters pub
lished on our first page. Ia this Mr. Walker
has the advantage of his military rival at every
step of the argument, except ia that where the
gleam of the bayoaet comes ia as the last rea
son. Here he is powerless; but in Coastitu
tioaal law, logic, caador aad fairaess, he has
achieved a triumph over General Canby. The
latter has played the part of a partisan—the
partisan of Uaderwood aad Chahoon | aad ia
his defence he has had the cool audacity to ad
vaace the idea that his movemeat was for tbe
preservatioa of the public peace, whea it is no
torious that the aegroes did not make their at
tack on the police until it was understood he
had declared for Chahoon ! But the questioa
of right is subordinated just aow to that of
might, aad it remaias to be seen how far the
Governtneat will sustain Walker and Ellyson
in their efforts to enforce the law.
,—_^ o..
Lynchburg 1 & Danville £. R.
Both the Branches of the City Council of
Baltimore have now adopted the report of tbe
Committee, recommending the endorsement by
the city of bonds of the Lynchburg & Danville
Railroad, in the sum of $750,000.
We indulge the assurance, says the Lyaeb
burg Republican, that these bonds, so en
dorsed, will meet with a ready sale at rates ap
proximating par; and that with the substantial
foundatioa so laid, the work will go forward
speedily aad steadily, and be crowaed ere the
passage of many seasons with all the amplest
realizations of its friends' most saaguine hopes.
The other day, a negro squatter barricaded
himself in a cabin en the farm (in Florida) of
Mr. Solon Robinson, of the New York Iribune,
and having perforated the door as Ben. Scott
and Chahoon did the Third Ward station-house,
shot and killed the first person, a negro, who
dared approach the entrenched citadel. He
wanted forty acres, and Mr. Solon Robinson
not yielding to his reasonable demand, he pro
ceeded to establish his "constitutional rights"
to that quantity of Southern land by bloodshed.
. .o+ —.
Ben. Butler is credited with saying to a mem
ber of the cadetship committee: "This thing
must be wound up. You must ease it down on
Rhoderick; for if once fairly warmed up in the
work of bringing to light the secret history of
Congressmen, you will blot the party from ex
istence."
"Zeta," of the Baltimore Sun, says that on
Tuesday the President informed some South
ern men that when the Texas biil was passed,
and the work of reconstruction was thus fin
ished up, he should send a special message to
Congress recommending universal amnesty by
the removal of all political disabilities imposed
by the fourteenth amendment
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINIA.
Senate—Monday, March 21st— The Senate
adhered to its former action on the bill district
ing the State for county judges and dividing the
State into townships. The "consolidation ques
tion" was further discussed without result.
House of Delegates.—ln the House, a re
solution to expel Andrews, the mulatto dele
gate from Surry, was defeated for want of a
two-thirds majority. "A reprimand" will be
administered. Nothing else worthy of mention
was done.
In both Houses resolutions relating to the
rebellion in Richmond against the lawful au
thorities were introduced for immediate action,
but were referred to committees.
Senate—Tuesday, March 22nd.—The Sen
ate concurred in a resolution from the House
agreeing to proceed to the election of circuit
judges on Friday, 25th instant, and immediate
ly thereafter to the election of city judges. A
Senate joint resolution was also adopted to pro
ceed to the election of county judges after the
city judges are elected.
The resolution offered in relation to Chief
Justice Chase was withdrawn. The "consolida
tion question was postponed until Monday
next. The Senate bill fixing the salary of the
Secretary of the Commonwealth was passed.—
A resolution requesting the Governor to defer
the further exercise of the appointing power un
der the "Enabling act," until its constitutional
ity is tested, was tabled.
House of Delegates.—The bill concerning
commissioners of the revenue was prefected
and ordered to be engrossed. The bill to es
tablish the Central Lunatic Asylum was reject
ed lor the want of a constitutional majority.—
The mulatto delegate from Surry was formally
reprimanded by the Speaker by order of the
House. Two silly resolutions, offered by Radi
cal members, were referred.
Senate.—Wednesday, March 23rd.—The
following judges of the Supreme Court of Ap
peals were elected on joint ballot:
Hon. R. C. L. Monroe.
Hon. Waller R. Staples.
Hon. Joseph Christian.
Hon. William T. Joynes.
Hon. Francis T. Anderson.
Nothing else of special interest was done in
the Senate.
House of Delegates.—ln the House a res
olution was adopted requesting the Governor
to furnish a copy of the recent correspondence
between himself and General Canby, and to
state whether there has been any necessity for
military interlerence. The resolution intended
to repress the aspirations of office-seeking mem
bers of the Legislature was further discussed
until the hour arrived for the election of judges.
Senate—Thursday, March 24th.—A report
from the Committee of Conference on the town
ship bill was concurred in by both Houses, and
the act goes to the Governor for his approval.
The report recommended that the Senate agree
to the House amendment placing the power of
changing metes, bounds, &_., into the hands
of the county court instead of into the hands of
the General Assembly.
In the Senate, Mr. J. A. Waddell, of Au
gusta county was elected President pro tern, of
the Senate. A Senate joint resolution was a
dopted to expedite the election of judges.
House of Delegates.—ln the House, a
bill was reported to provide for and defining
the jurisdiction of tho courts of Richmond. The
declaratory resolution to exclude members of
the Legislature from the general scramble for
office was further discussed, and rejected. The
House bill in regard to commissioners of the
revenue was passed. Several bills of minor im
portance were also passed.
Senate.—Friday, March 25th.—The Legis
lature elected five circuit judges, viz: Ist, Hon.
Ige Blow, Jr.; 2d, Hon. S. S. Weisiger ;
lon. Asa D. Dickinson ; 4th, Hon. G. A.
afield; sth, Hon. Henry Shackleford.
joint resolution was adopted in both Houses
.sting President Grant to assist the civil
rs in enforcing legal writs of civil courts in
in counties cf this State,
te Senate passed a bilPincorporating the
inia Law Society.
House of Delegates.—lv the House several
interesting reports from committees were sub
mitted and placed upon the calendar.
The principal business for the next ten dayj
Ibe the election of judges.
.NATE—Saturday, March 26th—In the Sen
jothing of interest was done—the time be
levoted to the election of Judges. Three
..circuit Judges were elected as follows:
jverly R. Wellford of the seventh, Geo. T.
ison of the eighth, and Jas. M. Jeffries oi
the ninth circuits.
House of delegates.—ln the House, the
report of the committee of conference on the
bill districting the State for county judges was
concurred in. The Senate bill to incorporate
the Virginia Law Society was passed. Twc
resolutions relating to the clergy were referred.
The bill to provide the registration of voter. 1
CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS.
FORTY-FIRST CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION.
Senate.—Monday, March 21st. —The Senate
remained in Executive session over an hour,
and confirmed Gen. Pleasanton Collector of the
Wall street (N. V.) district, vice Bailey, and
Joseph P. JBradicy Judge of the Supreme
Court.
A biii was introduced transferring the ap
pointment of revenue supervisors to the Prcsi
dent.
A bill for distributing arms or their equiva
lent in ordnance stores to the Southern States,
due from 1861 to 1865, was passed.
The Georgia bill was resumed.
Mr. Drake's amendment authorizing the Fed
eral Government to suppress dirorders in the
States and assess the expenses oa the people of
the Stats was discussed without action.
House of Representatives.—Bills were
introduced incorporating the Indian Territory
and Gulf railroad; authorizing wate* gauges on
the Mississippi and its tributaries to protect al
luvial land and improve navigation. It provides
for a regular system of observatories; to promote
commerce and amity between the States of the
United States, and one to aid Mexico in devel
oping its country.
A resolution was introduced that the South
and West are entitled to more currency circula
tion, but a second to it was refused, and the
question was referred to the BankiDg and Cur
rency Committee.
The rules were suspended and a bill passed
giving $20,000 to the Sisters of Mercy of
Charleston, S. C, to rebuild their orphan asy
lum. The tariff was resumed.
Senate—-Tuesday, March 22nd.—The Com
mittee on Foreign Relations reported in favor
of indefinitely postponing Mr. Ferry's resolution
to. provide for the consideration of annexation
treaties in open session, A resolution was adopt
ed indefinitely postponing the discussion of Mr.
Sumner's bill providing for the return to specie
payments. _V bill to divide the State of Vir
ginia into two judicial districts was referred to
the Committee on the Judiciary. The report
of the Judiciary Committee, declaring Gen.
Ames ineligible to a seat in the Senate, was
taken up, and several speeches were made.—
Pending debate the Seriate adjourned.
House op Representatives.—The Com
mittee on Elections reported that George H.
Booker, Representative-elect from the Fourth
Virginia District, was entitled to his seat, and
the case was made tha special order for March
31st. The bill for the suppression of polygamy
in Utah was then called op. A loDg discussion
ensued, during which a number of speeches
were made. Fending debate, the House ad
journed. *
Senate.—Wednesday, March 23rd.—A joint
resolution was passed p.uthoriiiing the President
to appoint five Inspectors of Indian Affairs, who
with the Secretary of the Interior and Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs, shall constitute a Board
to supervise all matters relating to the treat
ment of Indians. A bill was passed incorporat
ing the Columbia Railway Company of the Dis
trict of Columbia. The discussion of the case
of General Ames was resumed, and several ad
ditional speeches were delivered. Pending de
bate the Senate adjourned.
House op Representatives.— The Secre
tary of the Treasury was directed to send in a
detailed statement of the amount of money ex
pended under the act of ISG2, appropriating
$100,000 to aid in the colonization of Rayti and
Liberia. A number of Executive communica
tions were received and disposed of temporarily.
Among them was a messagefifom the President
in relation to the decline of American commerce.
The bill for the suppression of polygamy in
Utah was taken up and amended by striking
out the sections changing the system of courts
and juries, authorizing the employment of milir
lary force to enforce the laws, &c, &.. The
STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL ADVERTISER.
bill was then passed as amended. The House
soon after took a recess until 7:30 o'clock P. M.
Evening Session. —The House met a 7:SO P.
M., and speech making on the Tariff bill was
resumed in Committee of the Whole, which
continued until 11 o'clock, when the House ad
journed.
Senate.—Thursday, March 24th.— The Sen
ate went into executive session on San Domingo.
No legislative business was transacted.
House of Representatives.—The Military
Committee reported a bill making two years,
residence in a Congressional district a qualifica
tion to entranco at West Point or Annapolis as
a cadet, and asked to be discharged from furth
er investigation of the cadet frauds.
The Military Committee also reported many
irregularities in the matter of cadet appoint
ments, but say the evidence is conflicting as re
gards the present members of the House.
The bill making one year's residence in a
Congressional district necessary to a cadetship
was passed.
A resolution directing the Secretary of the
Navy to court-martial Commander Upshur for
buying his son's admission to Annapolis was
passed.
The Tariff was resumed and argued until ad
journment.
Senate—Friday, March 25th.—A bill was
introduced by Mr. Wilson reducing the number
of enlisted men in the army to twenty-five thou
sand, abolishing the offices of General and Lieu
tenant General when vacated by the present in
cumbents, and providing for the discharge cf
officers on application to the President, fee, &c.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Mili
tary Affairs.
House of Riipresenttatives.—A discus
sion took place in relation to Mr. Kelley's
charges of sales of cadetships by former
members from Pennsylvania, during which Mr.
Kelley explained that he only referred in his
statement on Thursday to his immediate pre
decessor, from the Fourth District, Mr. Mill
ward, who sold a cadetship for one thousand
dollars, and openly boasted of his action about
the streets of Philadelphia. The discussion ol
the Tariff bill was resumed in Committee of the
Whole, and Messrs. Allision and Kelley deliver
ed speeches upon it. The committee then rose
and tha House soon after adjourned.
Our Richmond Letter.
Richmond, Va., March 27th, 1870.
Not many days ago the Legislature occupied
all the time and interest of* the loafing public,
but the "Municipal War," has withdrawn all
that interest, and Rail Roads and Canals and
Banks, and Academies, and consolidations have
to a great extent ceased to stir the great public
mind, for the present at least, and the scenes
through which we have passed, and the excite
ment which has been ours, has left us, as it
were, flat on our backs, and we are now quietly
waiting for something else to turn up.
The shooting of Ben Scott after his arrest,
caused the most intense stir among all the Rich
mond people. He was taken up stairs in the
City Hall, and his wounds were dressed and
otherwise cared for. He stated to the Mayor,
that he was the spokesman of a large number
of the colored people of his portion of the city,
and that they were tired of all this excitement
and row, and he for one was willing and glad to
assure the proper authorities that he desired to
bring it all to an end. He was bailed in the
sum of five hundred dollars for his appearance
on Monday, the 28th inst. The person who is
charged with shooting him surrendered a few
days since, and is also bailed to appear at the
same time. All of Richmond is looking to the
result; but we are unable to form any opinion
just now.
Richmond is quiet, in comparison with last
week. How long this may last, we cannot tell.
The streets are patrolled every night by a large
number of Mr. Ellyson's efficient Police, and,
with the assistance of Maj. John Poe, perfect
order has been restored. The negroes, as a
class, are disposed to disregard Chahoon, and
look to Mr. Ellyson as the only proper and law
ful Mayor of the City.
Judge Underwood's Court attracts a very
large number of negro listeners and spectators
every day, and the fumigated air is stifling be
yond measure. Many of our best citizens are
forced to keep away for fear of being made sick.
Ex-Governor Wells opened the Ellyson case
with a great show for vim and force, but the re
sult has shown that it was a poor thing indeed;
we did not expect much else from the source,
but thought at least that he would make one
point in his speech. Mr. Wells was followed
by Judge John A. Meredith of this city, who
completely wound up Wells. Judge Meredith
is too will known in this State to need any
thing from our pen.
Judge Meredith was followed by L. W_
Chandler who did his best to do away with the
effects of Meredith's speech, but failed entirely.
Mr. Chandler will be followed by Mr. Daniel,
Mr. Daniel by Henry A. Wise, who is one of
Chahoon's counsel, and Mr. Wise, by Mr. Jas.
Neeson.
The Legislature on Wednesday, elected the
Hon. Richard C. L. Moncure, Messrs. Waller
R. Staples, Wm. T. Joynes, Joseph Christian,
and Francis T. Anderson to the beach of the
Supreme Court of Appeals, by a very large
majority. The chosen Judges are all well
known, and are considered by ail to be pro
found lawyers, and eminent jurists, and surely
they will be an honor to the position they are
hereafter to occupy in the judicial tribunals.
On Friday, the General Assembly wos en
gaged most of the day in the election of Cir
cuit Judges, and the following gentleman were
selected : Ist Circuit, Gen. Geo. Blow of Nor
folk. 2d Circuit, Mr. S. S. Weisiger of Din
widdie. 3d Circuit, Mr. Asa Dickinson. 4th
Circuit, Wm. M. Treadway, Esq. sth Circuit,
G. A. VVingfield, Esq., and for the 6th Circuit,
Mr. Henry Shackelford. We are not advised
of any further nominations from the caucus
meeting as yet. Elk.
For the Spectator.
Highland County, Va., 1
March 22nd, 1870. j
Mb. Editor :— Thinking that a line or two
from this section might contribute to the inter
est of your readers, I wiil try to tell you some
thing about this part of our moral community.
First, this is a good country, well adapted to
.arming, but better adapted to grazing pur
poses. We have some very fine people in this
part of this moral world. Even some who are
under the homestead will not have anything to
do with the filthy beast. They say that he is
like his Fatherswho begat him, that he i 3 not
right in his inward frame, that he needs puking
and purging, that neither end is right and his
stomach is foul and that his abdominal parts
need coniracting, that theie is too much space
for fraud, filthiness and corruption. His Fath
ers must surely all have been drunk, for it is
almost impossible for sober, healthy, parents to
beget such a filthy offspring. This class is
greatly in tbe minority. There is another class
who feel themselves above the society of this
filthy offspring, and agree ia opinion with the
above honest class who cannot hold themselves
above the beast in msans, but who do hold
themselves above his filthiness by adhering to
true principle and honor. There is another
class of the baser sort, of whom the good Book
speaks, who hail tha birth of this illegitimate
offspring with acclamations of Grpat Joy, They
seem to think that be is the second advent of
Jesus Christ, come into the world to free them
from paying their just debts. But they have
forgottep the wholesome lesson taught by his
disciples—"Owe no man anything," but "do
unto others as you would h;;ve them do unto
you." So -bey wallow in the filth with this
filthy beast, and whenever he says eat a little
more dirt, i. c., defraud your neighbor out of
what is justly due him, why, they hallow the
beast and say that he is a God-Send, that they
are permitted to steal a little more; as the
beast says his Fathers taught him to say to
this class, that stealing and lyinp is all that is
honorable now a days. They think that if
men cannot lie and steal, that they do not obey
the Laws of their country. So they say ths
beast says. Very truly, yours,
A CITIZEN.
"The Thinker."
Rev. Geo. B. Taylor recently delivered in
Lexington his lecture upon "The Thinker."—
The Lexington Gazette thus speaks of it:
"Our crowded columns only leave us space
to say that we fully endorse the estimate of
this lecture which we copied from the Staunton
Spectator. Clear in analysis, strong in argu
ment, beautiful in diction, and eminently user
f'ul in its practical bearings—we wish that our
entire community, and especially our young
men, could hear it. We listened with un
wearied interest and profit. Mr. Taylor is very
evidently himself a "Thinker."
The refusal of Mr. Chahoon to surrender
the office of Mayor of Richmond to his lawful
successor illustrate!-: the tenacity with which the
military government, ordained by Congress,
holds its grasp, and the audacity with which
it sets itself above civil control find the constitu
tional rights of the people. To foment disturb-
present a plausible excuse for military
interference, the most impudent calumnies are
invented, repeated, endorsed by Radical Con
gressmen, and military tyranny imposed upon
a people who are as innocent of crime and as
obedient to law as any in New England— Bos
ton Post.
At the seventh annual commencement of the
New York Medical College for Women, on
Wednesday, the degree of M. D. was conferred
upon five young women, one of whom was col
ored.
Ben Butler says the currency of the Confed
erate States wouldn't pass in hell without good
indorses. There is no question that Butler
himself will pass there, whether his indorsers
be good or bad.
' »-• • ,
The commissioner of internal revenue at
Washington has decided that a farmer is not
required to return the crop raised until the
same is sold.
Neiv Advertisements.
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FARM FOR SAIiE-8,000 acresorW.
l 7 a. Land.- As Attorney for John
Thompson, I will sell, in front of"the Court
house, Staunton, Va., at noon, on
MONDAY, 26TH DAY OF APRIL NEXT,
(Court-day,) 4 tracts of land, two of them in
Greenbrier county, one of 700 acre., on a branch
of Howard's creek, and near the White Sulphur
Springs ; the other, a tract of Mountain land, sit
uated between the North and Middle Fork of
Anthony's creek.
A VALUABLE TRACT OF NEAR 4,000
acres, with three improvements, situated on
Birch River, near 10 miles West of the Court
house of Webster connty. This tract is rich, but
rolling, and abounds with the best of timber,
while Coal Beds and Wells have been worked,
both above and below this land.
ANOTHER TRACT OF 2,500 ACRES,
12 miles below, on little Birch River and on the
Turnpike leading from Sutton to Summersville.
is, also, said to abound in Coal, has a small tene
ment, and near 30 acres cleared.
Having heretofore sold near 4,000 acres, of
these lands to parties who have found it a profi
table investment, I now offer the remainder to
close out my Agency, and, also, to wind up part
nership.interestsofnear 40 years' standing. Theti
tle is good, as the sales already made have demon
strated. The prospect of an early completion of
the Chesa. & Ohio Rail-road, the hope of other
lines of Rail-roads near these lands, as well as
their Grazing and Agricultural value, make them
doubly worthy the attention of men of Capital.
A Plat of the Lands can be seen at the Circuit
Court Clerk's Office of Augusta county. Terms
liberal, and given at sale.
j iVMES H. CALLISON, Alt'y,
Middlebmok, Augusta co., Va.
mar_3—st_ Hagerstown Mail copy 4 times
and send bill to Spectator.
07ti:»IISSI0\_KV BALEOF VAl_-
UABLE REAL ESTATE.
By virtue of a decree entered on the _th day of
November, 1869, in the Circuit Court of Augusta
county, in the case of Ellis vs. Irvin, &c, the
undersigned, as Commissioners, will proceed on
WEDNESDAY, THE 27TH OF APRIL, 1870,
to sell at public auction on the premises, at 11 A.
M., one undivided half of a tract of land con
taining 4305 acres. The land lies in Augusta
county, 2. miles South of the Porcelain Factory,
and adjoins the land of K. Rankin and others.—
The greater part of the land is well set with a
good quality of pine timber, more than one-half
of it is flat or level land. It is valuable for its
timber, iron ore and a chalybeate spring near the
improvements ; from 50 to 80 acres cleared.
IMPROVEMENTS.— There is a circular wa
ter saw mill on it, and a two story and other out
buildings together, and on another portion about
40 acres of cleared land there is a good two-story
dwelling, and some other out hou.es now occu
pied by J. B. Hess.
Terms of Sale.—So much cash in hand as will
pay the cost of this suit and sale and the residue
on a credit of six, twelve, eighteen and twenty
four months from tho day of sale, the purchaser
giving bonds with good personal security, bear
ing interest from the date, and retaining the title
as ultimate security, until the whole of the pur
chase monov is paid.
GEORGE BAYLOR,
MARSHALL HANGEII,
mar29—tds Commissioners.
THE GREAT SPRING RE.t6E__>Y.-
In the Spring .i'the year nature demands
an assistant in driving out the morbific substance
collected in the blood, which is sure to generate
bilious complaints and derange the entire human
system. The only remedy adequately effectual
in cases of this character is MISHLER'S HERB
BITTERS, which thoroughly purifies the blood,
corrects all the irregularities of the system, re
invigorates the general constitution, and produ
ces perfect health and good spirits where now is
general debility, nervousness, etc. For all dis
eases arising from impurities of thi blood Mish
ler's Herb Bitters is pronounced by the highest
medical authority the most certain, speedy and
agreeable remedy extant. Thousands have tested
its efficacy, and declare that it is the greatest as
sistant of nature in her conflict with disease, that
the light of science has ever brought to our
knowledge. Sold by all druggists and dealers.
Dr. S. B. Hartman _. Co., Proprietors, Lancas
ter, Pa.
ORSES STOEEN §60 Reward.—
Stolen from the subscriber near Covington,
Va., on the night of tbe 24th instant, two fine
horses answering the following description :
One fine black stallion about 1. hands high,
heavy mane and tail, white hind feet, star in face,
fore-top heavy but short, and travels well.
The other a dark roan horse, heavy mane and
tail, thick, heavy set, no flesh marks remember
ed, was very lame in right fore foot when last
heard from, supposed he had lost a shoe.
The above liberal reward wiil be given to any
one recovering them, or for any information that
will lead to their recovery.
GEORGE MYERS,
mar2_— 6gj Covington, Va.
rpo preserve the TREBS _H»*y p_mtcd> $_m
FAIR GROUND GATES
will be opened during the Summer from 3_ p.
M. till dark. Persons desiring a* other
hours can obtain the same through th. COT
TAGE GATE near my house.
WM. A. PRATT, Superintendent.
.__** By order of the Executive Committee.
mar 29 —2t —Town papers copy.
ABSOLUTE DIVORCES EEGAEEY
obtained in New York, Indiana, Illinois &
other States, for persons from any State or Coun
try, legal everywhere; desertion, drunkinness,
non-support, etc., sufficient cause; no publicity ;
no charge until divorce obtained. Advice free.
Business established fifteen years.
Address, M. HOUSE, Attorn-, y.
No. 78 Na?._u S.reet, New York City.
iaai'26—3 in ~
NOTICE TO THE FtßLlt.- The ac
counts of Levi F. Fishburn and Granvjllp
Greiner, partners under the style of Fishburn &
Co., have been placed in my hands for settle
ment. All parties knowing themselves indebted
to them will please come forward and settle, as
the parties are very much in need of money.
ALKX. H. FULTZ, Attorney
mar2_ —2w for Fishburn & Co.
r |~Hl_ undersigned adroini_tratc<r3 of the estate
_§_ of P.ter itauger, deo'd, hereby notify those
indebted to the estate that the sale bonds are due
and have been deposited in the Rational Valley
Bank in Staunton fur settlement.
PETER HANGER,
mar29—_Jt* JOHN HANGAR,
adminis_rr.t<ng of Peter Hanger, deed.
RECEIVED
500 gallons Syrup, from s'Jc to $i.2-">,
•50 sacks Salt*
Prime brown Bugat &t I__,
9Q ouscs canned fruits at low figures,
And all goods kept in a first class Grocery.
Call early and Call often.
CLE YE LAM D & SE ARS.
undersigned administrator of the estate
X. of Jacob Bi-own, deu'd, request- all persons
owing the estate to pay up immediately, and
those having claims against the estate to present
them properly authenticated for settlement.
mar:*)—2t* R. B. BROWN,
administrator of Jacob Brown, deed.
IceT~ic«i." ImTU' "
M. ELDRIDGE & CO.
Alkxanpria, Va.,
Wholesale and retail lee dealers. Specia .atten
tion given to, and Ice securely packed for the
country, ;_isr2fi— 3_p
FOR Sale or a 7 horse en'
gine, in good order, is offered for sale or rent
on reasonable terms. Apply to
Rkv. JACOB HILDEBRAND,
mar29—3m Waynesboro, Va.
SHINGLES, and Lathes. We haye on band
a lot'of PRIME HE ART PINE SHIN
GLES, and SAWED PINE LATHES, at mod
erate prices. BAKER BROS.
Julias' Transparent Cement, for mending Chi-
A na, Glass, Marble, Alabaster, Terra Gotta,
Wood, Leather, Ivory, _fcc M <§.<?., sold by
___ F. H. LINK. Druggist.
(COUNTRY merchants aud Shippers.
J Call aqd see Wallace Jqhnsoa's E-oelsior
Safety Egg Carrier for sale by
mar 29 CLEVELAND & SfiARS, Agents.
Few Advertisements.
AT Rubs held in th* Circuit Court Clerk's of
fice for Alleghany county, on Monday, the
7th day of March, 1870, James F. Keyser in his
own right, and as one of the administrators of
Fleming Keyser, deed, Resin Simpson and Ma
ry J., his wife, (late Mary J. Keyser), Franklin
Bradshaw and Estcline V., his wife, (late Este
line V. Keyser), heirs and distributees of Flem
ing Keyser, deed,
AGAINST
William H. Keyser, administrator, heir and
distributee of Fleming Keyser, deed, and Mar
garet Keyser, widow, and Loumina Keysor, in
fant of the said Fleming Keyser, deceased, and
John A. Dickson, and Margaret his wife, (late
Margaret'Keyser), John Kevser and Elizabeth
his wife, (late Elizabeth Keyser), and James
Walter Keyser and Alexander Keyser, infant
children of Andrew J. Keyser, deed, and the
children of Martha Keyser, deed, to wit: Wil
liam A. Simpson and Mary J. Simpson a minor,
by her first marriage, and Ida G. Patterson, a
minor by her second marriage, and Marsh,
her last husband, heirs and distributees of Flem
ing Keyser, deed.
The object of the suit is to obtain a settlement
and distribution of the personal estate, and to
sell the lands and to distribute the proceeds to
those entitled to receive the same.
The defendants, John A. Dickson, and Mar
garet his wife, late Margaret Keyser, John Key
ser and Elizabeth his wife, late Elizabeth Key
ser, Martha Marsh, William A. Simpson, Mary
J. Simpson, Ida G. Patterson, Marsh, and
Alexander Keyser (a minor) not having entered
their appearance and it appearing from satisfac
tory evidence that they are each non-residents of
this Commonwealth: It is ordered that he do ap
pear here within one month after due publica
tion of this notice and do what is necessary to
protect their interests. Teste,
HENRY C. VAUGHAN,
mar29—4w Clerk.
jpi eorguwTboyster, "
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANT,
IOCS Cary Street,
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA,
Solicits consignments of FLOUR, GRAIN, TO
BACCO and PRODUCE generally.
With ample facilities, being associated with
one ot the oldest Houses in the City, he hopes by
strict attention to business, quick sales and prompt
returns, to merit a large share of the public
patronage.
Refers to Gen. John Echols, President National
Valley Bank ;M. Harvey Effinger, Esq., Cash
ier First National Bank, Staunton.
A. F. Denny, Esq., Cashier Bank of Rock
bridge, Lexington; the Banks, as well as the
merchants of Richmond, generally.
mar29—amtli,s*
THE GOLD VI A__ I> Al_l>
SPECIE PAYMENT RESUMED, AT
BELL & COS., BOOKSELLERS AND STA
TIONERS, MAIN ST., STAUNTON, VA.
Just received, the largest and most select stock
of WALL Papers of the latest Spring Patterns
ever offered to the public.
Frank Leslie's, Demorest, Godey and Peter
son's Magazines for April, for sale at
BELL & COS-
The complete works of Shakespeare, Byron,
Moore, Tennyson, Campbell, Milton, Pope, Dry
den, Scott, and Kirk White, at Fifty cents each,
for sale at BELL & COS.
mar2s—tf
A SHALL. FAK»I FOX »Al_E.— i wish
to sell 50 acres of land of good quality,
within half a mile of the thriving village of
Churchville, in less distance of one of the best
mills in the county, and near to good schools,
churches, &c. About thirty or thirty-five acres
cleared. It has on it a small plank house, corn
crib and hen-house, with a large and good cis
tern. Tt will be soid low, and with a good cash
payment, terms as to time on the remainder will
be made to suit. Good ponds for stock on the
land. L. WADDELL.
mar29—lm
NOTICE. —The office of the Assessor or v.
S. Internal Revenue, for the 6th District
of Virginia, in Grubert's building, near Va. Ho
tel, Staunton, will be open during business hours,
from the loth to the 19th day of April, 1870, in
clusive, for the purpose of receiving and deter
mining relative to any erroneous or excessive
valuations, assessment or enumerations by the
Assessor or any Assistant Assessor returned in
the Annual list. A. M. CRANE.
ma_29—lm Assessor.
A~ ___j_M_L_T FABXTfoIT -
ing to purchase a larger farm, I offer for
sale my farm containing seventy-five acres, near
ly all river bottom ; sufficient timber, good house,
barn and other out houses; a fine spring and good
orchard, lying on South River, five mile 3 above
Waynesboro, adjoining the lands. Dr. J. Hall
and Rev. J. Killian. For further particulars,
apply to Wm. Chaoman at Waynesboro, or my
self. Terms easy. J. C. MO WRY.
mar 29 —4w
NOTICE. —My accounts are ready for set
tlement. I hope my friends will make
prompt payment, as 1 need money.
I am now receiving a fresh supply of Goods
suited to the season, and will sgM low for cash or
country produce. Give me a call.
Respectfully,
T. H. ANTRIM,
nu_r29—3m Waynesboro' Va.
_H-I_riSTftATOlt*B 1-OTICE.— MI
persons having claims against the estate of
John Stuple, deed, will please report them to
me, without delay, that they may receive their
proportion of funds, which will be about 8 per
cent. JOHN B. McCUTCHEN,
Administrator of John Stuple, Deed,
mar 29—3ts
I have appointed Mrs. C. A. Brockmeyer to do
a general Grocery and Dry Goods business,
to buy and sell for cash only, in the town of
Covington, Alleghany county, Virginia.
mar29—3mos C. A. BROCKMEYER.
"\7OX r IS~<G A REESE have this day received
X a fresh supply of Paints, Oil, Glass, and
are weekly receiving additions to their stock of
Drugs and Medicine-, which they offer at the
lowest rates.
mar29—ots
Koskoo, Vinegar Bitters, Chloral Hydrate,
&c, &c, at LINK'S Prescription store.
Upshur's Hemorrhoideon, or Pile Ointment,
at LIN X' S Drug store.
Auction Sales
GOOI> FARM FOR SAEE.— Desiring to
sell tbe farm on which he resides, the sub
scriber offers it at private sale from now to
WEDNESDAY, THE 15TH DAY OF JUNE,
and if not sold before that time, it will be sold on
that day at public sale. This farm contains ex
cellent land and is in good condition, and con
tains 228_ acres— lßo acres cleared, and the
balance in excellent timber —and is situate on
Brogue Eon, one mile from South River—being
5 miles below Waynesboro, and 12 from Staun
ton —and adjoins the lands of Braxton Davis,
Gideon Koiner, Jos. Grove, Rev. Jacob Hiide
brand and others.
It contains a good dwelling house, a very large
Swischer barn, and all necessary cut-buildings
in good condition. It is woll-watered, with nu
merous springs, and has water in every field, —-
It could be advantageously divided into two
tracts as there are running streams at both onds
of the farm.
The terms will be liberal. Address
J AMIES J. CULLEN,
Waynesboro, Augusta county, Va.
_______—td_
P~~l7Bl.lcfs.kl_E OF REAL ESTATE.
In obedience to a decree of the Circuit Court
of Rockbridge county, I will, on FRIDAY, the
15th DAY OF APRIL, 1870, proceed on the
premises, to sell at public auctio:;, a tract of land
Wing in tho county of Rockbridge, belonging to
the heirs of Robert Steele. Said land lie. imme
diately on the main road leading from Staunton
to Lexington by way ot Gyeenville, in the neigh
borhood of Nelson Bell's, and contains about
130 .teres., on which there is a dwelling houso
and otner improvements.
Terms—So much as wiii pay ccM_ of suit and
expenses of sale will bo required in cash, the res
idue on a credit of six, twelve, and eighteen
months, bonds with approved personal
security and retaining the title until all of the
purchase money is paid. D. S. YOUNG,
inarlo—st Commissioner.
C~ OMMisSIONERS' SAEE.— In pTrstT
ance of a decree of the Circuit Court of Bath
county, in the oaso of Esther Bolar and others,
Plaintiffs, and Wm. H. Rivercomb and others,
Defendants, we, the undersigned Commissioners
therein named, will, on the 11TH DAY OP
APRIL NEXT, at the Court-hauso of said coun
ty, on the terms in said decree mentioned, offer
fox- at public auction to the highest bidder,
eight-tenths of 400 acres of land, lying in said
county, on the Warm Spring Mountain, between
tbe Hot and Healing Springs; also several tracts
containing in the aggregate between § and 600
acres, lying between the Healing Springs and
Cedar Creek in said county.
WM. H. TkRRILL, t'«_w«
WM. H, RIVERCOMB, j Com r3-
mar 15—4t—55.00
LANDIJf MARKET.— In pursuance of a
decree of the Circuit Court of Augusta,
made in cause of Peaco's heirs, vs. Peaco's wid
ow, &c, I will proceed, on the premises, on
THURSDAY, THE 21ST DAY OF APRIL
NEXT, to sell at public sale, so much of the tract
of land belonging to Peter H. Eidson, purchased
of Samuel Peaco's heir., as may be necessary to
pay unsatisfied purchase money due thereon. —
The whole trrct contains about 117 acres of
valuable land, and is situated near West View,
in said county.
Terms—Costs of sale In hand ; balance in equal
instalments at six, twelve, and eighteen months,
puro_as<«> to give bond with good security, <&nA
title to be retained as additional security. *
mar22-td. N. K. TROUT, Com' r.
Auction Sales*
SALE OF VALUABLE Heal Estate
IN
GREENBRIER COUNTY, W. VA.
As executor of the last will of Joseph Myles, j
deed, I will offer for sale, at public auction, to }
the highest bidder, in front of the Hotel of Cabell j
& Vandiver, in the town of Lewisburg. on
WEDNESDAY, 29TH OF APRIL, 1870,
the following valuable tracts of land, belonging
to the estate of the said Myles, viz:
Ist. A tract of 339 acres upon the waters of
Little Creek. Of this, 150 to 175 acres are bottom
lands, cleared and ready for cultivation, the bal
ance is well timbered with pine and oak. This'
land lies well, has good soil and is very produc
tive.
2nd. A tract of mountain land containing 130
acres, adjoining the first named tract. Of this,
some 8 or 10 acres have been cleared, and the
whole affords a fine range. These two tracts will
be sold separately or together, as may be de
sired.
3rd. A tract of land containing 1005 acres, sit
uated upon Culverson's Creek, seven miles north
of Frank ford. A large portion of this land has
been cleared, and is now in grass, and constitutes
a most excellent grazing farm.
A tract of about 319 acres, (exact quantity will
be stated at sale) situated near the Sinks of Cul
verson's Creek, embracing the land conveyed to
said Myles, by Joseph H. Correll and wife and a
small tract purchased from S. B. McClintic.
This is a fine limestone land, 200 acres cleared
and well set in grass, the balance is well tim
bered. Upon this land, there is a good dwelling
house and kitchen.
Terms of Sale.—-Enough cash in hand to pay
the expenses, of sale, for the balance, a credit of
one, two and three years will be given, the pur
chasers executing bonds, bearing interest from
date, with approved security, for the deferred
payments, and the title retained until all the pur
chase money is paid.
Persons wishing to see the above property, can
do so by calling upon the undersigned, at his
residence in Frankford, W. Va.
RICHARD H. GILLILAN.
Executor of Joseph Myle3 deed.
mar22—4ts Printer's fee, $12.50.
Staunton Spectator, copy for four weeks, and
send bill to this office.— Greenbrier Independent.
©AMISSION ER'S SALE of a large
QUANTITY OF VALUABLE LAND,
ON OR NEAR THE LINE OF TTIE
CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO RAILROAD.
A Fine Opiiortunity for Investments.
Pursuant to a decree of the circuit court of
Greenbrier county, rendered in the December
term, 1869, in said court in a certain suit in chan
cery therein pending, between Edward C. Hol
liday and John C. Knox, plaintiffs, and Herbert
T. Moore, and others, defendants, I shall as com
missioner appointed by said decree, proceed to
re-sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, in
front of the Hotel of Cabell & Vandiver, in the
town of Lewisburg, on TUESDAY, THE 12TH
DAY OF APRIL, 1870, the following tracts of
valuable land in the bill and proceedings men
tioned :
Ist. A tract of 21,000 acres, situated in the
county of Monroe, on the waters of Big and Little
Devil creeks. Laurel creek, and Carpenter's run,
branches of Second creek.
2nd. A tract containing 0,313 acres, on the
waters of Howard's creek, in Greenbrier county.
3d. A tract containing 5,783 acres, also upon
the waters of Howard's creek in Greenbrier coun
ty.
These are lands sold and conveyed to Herbert T.
Moore, and Isaac Reddington, by Henry O. Mid
dleton, by deed bearing date October 26, 1860,
and recorded in the Recorder's office of Green
„hrief county, on the sth September, 1867. By
reference to this deed a more particular descrip
tion of the land may be had.
TERMS OF SALE.
Enough cash in hand to pay the cost of suit
and expenses of sale, and to reimburse the plain
tiffs for the foash payments made at former sale.
For the balance a credit of six, twelve, and
eighteen months wiil be given—purchaser execu
ting bonds, with approved security, for the defer
red payments, and the title returned until all the
purchase money is paid.
A. R. HUMPHREYS,
marlS—4w Commissioner.
FARM FOR SALE.—I wish to sell pri
vately the farm on which I reside, lying on
both sides of Christian's creek, adjoining the
lands of Wm. Hamilton, D. S. Bell and others,
three miles from Fishersville depot, and five from
Staunton, containing 307 acres, about one
third of which is creek bottom. The dwelling is
a substantial frame, containing 9 rooms, passage
above and below, with frsme wing, with 2 good
rooms and kitchen, a large double frame stable,
lath corn-crib, ice-house, &c, a good tenant
house. The creek affords fine water power, a
damn in the creek with a little repair would be
very substantial. A large building, once used
as a distillery, would make a good mill-house.—
There is an apple orchard—just coming into full
bearing—so to 75 peach trees, bearing, as many
more set out, Pears, Nectarines, __c, 100 grape
roots set out last Spring, a few old vines bearing.
The largo amount of alluvial bottom, conveni
ence to market, schools, churches, &c., make _c
desirable property. It will be sold as a or
divided as parties may wish. Wi.hin? to make
a speedy sale, a bargain may be h*._. ft applica
tion is made soon. JOHN _. GUTHRIE.
marlS—sts
Sale or Yaluu
; ble real estate.—By virtue of a decree en
tered on the 6th day of Nov., 1869, in the Circuit
Court of Augusta county, in the esse of Walker
vs. Byers, &c, the undersigned commissioners
will proceed on WEDNESDAY, the 20th of
APRIIi, 1870, to seli at public auction on the
premises, at II o'clock, A. M., one hundred and
six and one-half acres ..land, lying about2_ miles
from Staunton, immediately on the South side of
the Churohville road. The land is well adapted
to all kinds of grain and grass.
Terms of sale—So much-cash in hand as will
pay tho cost of this suit and the costs of sale, and
the balance on a credit of six, twelve, eigh
teen and twenty-four months from the of
sale, the purchaser giving bonds with good secu
rity, bearing interest from date, and retaining
the title as ultimate securiiy until the whole of
the purchase money is paid.
* GEO. BAYLOR,
MARSHALL HANGER,
mar22—tds Commissioners.
C.O3I?IISSIOXER'S S._l_E OF VAL
; UABLE REAL ESTATE.-By virtue of
a decree entered on the sth nay of November,
1869, in the Circuit Court of Augusta County, in
the case of Baylors, S commissioners, vs. Eidson.
_c, the undersigned, as commissioner, will pro
ceed on Wednesday, the 6th day of April, 1870, J
to sell at public auction on the premises, at 11 '
o'clock, A. M., a tract of land containing Suaer"
and 22 poles. This land is situated oa M ! \ -,i 3
river, Augusta county, adjoining the lsu^ 1 Jr-j.
ter H. Eidson and others, near \V „Z£*Szl
West View, immediately on th. \ g .
Pa. kersburg turnpike, J** cW
ed and under fence. j.««~.c_u
Terms of sale. —So much . _=_. ;„ _,„,__i „„ >.
pay the cost of this suit. and o^ safe"l.dThe
balance on. a credit of 6, 12 and 18 months with
inter*** there, r. from day of sale, the purchaser
executing bonds with good personal seeuritv for
the deferred payments, and the title to be retain
ed as ultimate security, until the whole of the pur
chase money be paid.
_marß-td. __ MARSHALL HANGER.
_n<9mi_____ro_ff____ts' ***** *p i.Aii-»;
\J By virtue of a decree of tho Circuit CouH
of Augusta county, in the suit of Patrick's ad
ministrator vs. Patrick and als, we will proceed
on THURSDAY, THE 31ST DAY OF .March,'
18(0 oa the premises, to sell at public auction to
the highest bidder, the tract of land in the pro
ceedings mentioned, described as the "Cullen
place" containing 80© acres, lying in the
eastern part of the county, near tho Hermitage,
adjoining the lands of Hugh McClure, Barger,
Kennedy, and others. This land is of good qual
ity, well watered and timbered, with an excel
lent orchard upon it; it being the land conveyed
to William Patrick, deed, by James Cullen.
Terms—So much in hand as will pay the costs
of sale and the residue in three equal payments
at one, two and three years, with interest there
on from- day uf sale, the purchaser executing
bonds with good personal security for the defer
red payments, and the title retained as ultimate
security. JAMES W. PATRICK,
marß—tds N. H. MASSIK, Com'rs.
SALE OF A HOUSE AMO LOT IK
STAUNTON.—By virtue of authority
vested in us by a deciee of the Circuit Court of
Augusta, rendered at its November term, ]§__.
in the case of A. M. Bruce and others vs. Wm!
E. Robinson, &0., the undersigned commission
ers will soil at public auction upon the premises
on the loth April, 1870, the HOUSE AND LOT
in the Northern part of the town of Staunton at
present occupied by the said William E. Robin
son. The lot is large and convenient and the
house a comfortable* frame dwelling in good re
pair,
TrRMS-Enough in hand to pay the charges
of sale and costs ot suit. The balance in tbi__
equal installments at G, 12 and 18 months, sec ured
by bonds of the purchaser with a D proved ner
sonal security and the title to be retained as fur
ther security, THOS C. ELDER
ORLANDO SMITH
mar B—tds Commissioners.
TOW* PROPERTY FOB
pursuance of a decree of the Circuit Com-,
ot Augusta county, rendered in the cause of Snm
merson against A.T. Maupin and others IWhI
proceed in Staunton in front of the nrein ;<___„
SATURDAY, APL., oth, 1870 to _?[]«?' T 1
lie auction to the highest bidder, *.__ " *ȣ&
block of buildings purchased by s»iflvZ;„ »
the ah*, factory, 0 _ the corne/of"Be™grf
° f STOEE-WsES
Terms-Costs of sale and suit in hand, the res
_fc_n_sf_ tW ? aR - d th v ree *****> hearing interest,
v f\ c bonds ™ th sufficient securl
ity, aaithe title to bo retained as further secur
ity. Sale at 11 A.M.
Mar. 8,-tds, NICHO. K. TROUT, Com'r.
Fisk & Hatch's Column.
OFFICE OF
FISK & HATCH,
Bankers and Dealers in Government
Securities,
No. 5-Nassau Street, New York,
February 15th, 1870.
The remarkable success which attended our
negotiation of the Loans of the Central Pacif
ic Railroad Company and the Western Pa
cific Railroad Company, and the popularity
and credit which these Loans have maintained
ia the markets, both in this country and Europe,
have shown that the First Mortgage Bonds of
wisely-located and honorably managed Railroads
are promptly recognized and readily taken as
the most suitable, safe, and advantageous form
of investment, yielding a more liberal income
than can hereafter be derived from Government
Bonds and available to take their place.
Assured that, in the selection and negotiation
of superior Railroad Loans, we are meeting a
great public want, and rendering a valuable ser
vice—Doth to the holders of Capital and to those
great National works of internal improvement
whose intrinsic merit and substantial character
entitle them to the use of Capital and the confi
dence of investors —we now offer with special
confidence and satisfaction the
First Mortgage Bonds
OF THE
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, con
necting the Atlantic coast and the magnificent
harbors of the Chesapeake Bay with the Ohio
river at a point of reliable navigation, and thus,-
with the entire Railroad system and water trans
portation of the great West and Southwest,
FORMS THE ADDITIONAL EAST ANI>
WEST TRUNK LINE,
so imperatively demanded for the accommodation
of the immense and rapidly-growing transporta
tion between the Atlantic seaboard and Europe
on the one hand, and the great producing regions
of the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys on the other.
THE IMPORTANCE
OF THIS ROAD AS A NEW OUTLET
FROM THE WEST TO THE SEA
magnifies it into one of national consequence
and insures to it an extensive through traffic from
the day of its completion ; while, in the devel
opment of the extensive agricultural and mineral
resources of Virginia and West Virginia, it pos
sesses, along its own line, the elements of a large
and profitable local business.
Thus the great interests, both general and lo
cal, which demand the completion of the Ches
apeake and Ohio Railroad to the Ohio Riv
er, afford the surest guarantee of its s UCce ss and
value, and render it the
MOST IMPORTANT
AND SUBSTANTIAL RAILROA&ITNTEIt.
PRISE NOW IN PROGRESS IN
THIS COUNTRY.
Its superiority as an East and West route, and
the promise of an immense and profitable trade
awaiting its completion, have drawn to it the at
tention and co operation of prominent Capitrif
ists and Railroad men of this City of sound judg
men; and known integrity, whose connection
with it, together with that of eminent citizens
and business men of Virginia and West Virginia^
INSURES AN ENERGETIC
HONORABLE, AND SUCCESSFUL
MANAGEMENT.
The road is completed and in operation frcr
Richmond to the celebrated White Suld' m
Springs of West Virginia, 227 miles, _nd »_/_._
remain but 200 miles (now partially constr 'VfjT
to be completed, to carry it to the proper _.. ♦_../
mums on the Ohio River at, or near, th' . ™ ou e r r h '
of the Big Sandy river, 150 mites aho' 1
nati, and 360 miles below Pittsburg, s.incin-
Lines are now projected or i', nr.._* ._ _
Ohio and KentueVto St V*£93g2&&
nect the Chesapeake aJMt o >_ io with tlie
entire I_.__ii_.oad system', of the West
'and Southwest, and with the Pacific
Railroad.
Its valuable franchises and superior advanta
ges will place the Chesapeaele and Ohio Rail
road Company among the richest and most pow
erful and trustworthy corporations of the coun
try ; AND THERE EXISTS A PRESENT
VALUE, IN COMPLETED ROAD AND
WORK DONE, Equal to the Entire
Amount or the Mortgage.
The details of the Loan have been ajraaxre-eu/
with special reference to the wants of ail ola?s*.
of investors, and combine the various features of
convenience, safety and protection against loss
or fraud.
The Bonds are in denominations of
ISUOO©, *50<> and SIOO.
11 be issued as Coupon Bonds p , ____
and may be held V A that form . £«*-*
'witKhe 3^ 1 " em * in - t - ie * a ° ie *rf
if"*! Ie -*, the principal beino- then
'_. -y on the books of '.he Company,
* .gned to bearer; or
upons may be detached and cancelled
made a permanent Registered Bond
ile only on the books of the Company*
terest made payable only to the regfs
cr or his attorney,
cc classes will be known respectively
M
COUPON BONDS PAYABLE TO'
;egistered bonds with cou-
CTACHED."
EGISTERED BONDS WITH COU
ETACHED," and should be so desig
:orrespondents in specifying the class,
lesired.
ivo THIRTY YEARS to run from
o, 1870, with interest at six per cent,
l from November 1, 1869. PRINCI
-3 INTEREST PAYABLE IN GOLIi
3ITTOFNKWTOEK. wni*
rest is payable in May and *7o _____
it may take tho place of thai o*" the
lies of live-Twenties, and suit the con
t our friends who already hold r__
Western Pacific Bonds, with - f.™.t
January and July, and wb«- "' \?
king additional investmep' _ • _I__L___
Ml receivable at
n is secured by a rr .. .
J of Road from
.ING FUN D 0F $100,000 PER AN
PROVIDEDFOR THE REDEMP-
T T xIE BONDS, TO TAKE EFFECT
-AR AFTER THE COMPLETION
OFTF.EROAD.
(K_& n °n'??' ?e i 3 f ° r f of which 52,-
-"•JO-000 will be reserved and held in trust for the
redemption of outstanding Bonds of the Viroi?iia
Ventral Railroad Company, now merged in the.
Chesapeake and Ohio.
Of the remaining $13,000,000, a sufficient
amount will be sold to complete the road to the
.Jhio Kiver, perfect and improve the portion now
in operation, and thoroughly equip the whole for
a large and active traffic:
The present price is 90 and accrued interest
A Loan so amply secured, so carefully guard
ed, and so certain hereafter to command a prom
inent place among the favorite securities in the
market, both of this Country and Europe, will
be at once appreciated and quickly absorbed.
Very respectfully,
FISK A HATCH.
Rankers.
P. S. —We have issued pamphlets corrtainine
full particulars, statistical details, maps, etc.,
which will be furnished upon application.
_s_*We buy and sell Government Bond 3, and
receive the account of Banks, Bankers, Corpora
tions, and other, subject to check 'at sight, arftd
allow interest on dully balances.
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