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j__T- Address—"Staunton Spectator," Staunton,
.njrngta County, Va.
MEDICAL' NOTlCE.— Doctors C. R.
Harris and B. P. Reese kaving formed a
copartnership in the practice of Medicine, very
respectfully tender their professional services to
Eighteen Years' experience qualifies tbe junior
partner for the general practice of medicine, and
will enable the senior partner to devote especial
attention to the diseases of females and children.
Calls in the country promptly attended to.
Office—Main street, 2 doors East of Dr. Chap
man's, D. D. S. . ______
AH letters strictly on professional business,
should be addressed to ___.-____
janll-6m Drs. HARRIS & REESE.
J. M. hanger, m. d. J- h. _• ultz, m. d.
»RS. HANGER A F _ LT26 having form
ed a co-partnership in tha practice oT medi
cine, offer their professional services to the citi
zens of Staunton and vicinity. When not pro
fessionally engaged they will be found at their
office on Augusta street, two doors North of the
Spectator office. nov2—tf
JOHN B. BALDWIN. GEO. M. COCHRAN, JR.
BALDWIN A COCHRAN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Will practice in all the Courts holden in Augus
ta county. jan4— tf
DR. JAMES JOHNSTON,
Main Street, Staunton, Va.
Office :—Over Cease's Confectionery Store.
ACARD.-JAMES H. CALLISON,
Notary Public and Licensed Auctioneer,
will continue to attend to all calls on moderate
terms. Address Middlebrook, Va.
BOLIVAR CHRISTIAN. J. W. GREEN SMITH.
CHRISTIAN A SMITH,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Practice in Augusta, Rockingham and Rock
bridge counties. Office on Court House Alley.
. ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Will practice in all the Courts of Augusta and
Alleghany, and in the Circuit Courts of Rock
bridge and Nelson.
Special attention given to collecting,
au gl o—l y
turn. i_. McAllister,
yfyf Attorney at Law,
Warm Springs, Virginia.
Will practice in all the Courts of the counties of
Augusta and Alleghany, and as a partner with
the distinguished William H. Ternll in Bath
county. Prompt attention given to the collec
tion of claims excoeding $10 each, or $20 in the
aggregate. Attention given to business in any
county in the State if specially employed.
A B. ARTHUR, D. D. S., (office one door
j\_o from corner of Beverly and New streets,
Artificial Teeth mounted on Gold,
silver. Platina, and Vulcanite.
greatest improvement yet introduced<||jfifii|p&S'
into Dental Science is conceded to be
.he Vulcanite process; it being four times lighter
than gold, and much cheaper, embracing superi
or cleanliness, nicer adaptation, and many other
advantages. AU the various operations of Den
tal Surgery performed with strict reference to
permanency. March 20—tf
~JOHN ECHOLS, R. H. CATLETT,
Monroe county. Lexington,
h. m. bell, Staunton.
J7. CHOLS. BELL A CATLETT,
<i ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Will t»__wetice in the Federal Courts at
.t. unton, and in the Circuit and County Courts
._ Rockbridare. Rockingham and Alleghany.—
they will also attend to special business in any
part of Va. and West Virginia. [Sept 12—tf
Having received the first installment of
Ladies' and Children's Hats, Bonnets, French
Flowers, Ribbons, &c.
Also Ladies' Notions—Cuffs, Collars, Jewelry,
Fancy Articles, &.C.,
we extend a cordial invitation to all to come and
see the latest styles.
We have also, on exhibition, two patterns of
the WEED FAMILY FAVORITE SEWING
MACHINES—the great boon of the IXth cen
tury to the ladies of America. We don't say it
can do so and so, but call and we will show you
how nicely it Hems, Fells, Tucks, Cords, Braids,
Hemstiches, Gathers, Sec. It is at home in a
Boot. Shoe, or Carriage Factory, |
as will be seen from the following:
Gentlemen:—l have been foreman in this
large Boot and Shoe Manufactory concern for 8
years—have had charge of hundreds of sewing
machines, and have never seen any yet I like as
well as the WEED. I stitched a pair of Napo
leon boots for General Burnsides on it, and such
perfection of work I never saw come from any
sewing machine ; the needle hole always so well
filled, and the stitch firm, en. ea and beautiful.
Yours, &c, Isaac Kkrshavt,
S3 Carl street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
No Tai'or should be without one !
Having used the "WEED," which I procured
in exchange for a "Singer," I do not hesitate
to declare it far superior to any other machine
for manufacturing clothing upon. Its movement
is quick and easy ; its stitch is more uniform and
perfect than I have before seen, and it has room
to handle gooJs to very great advantage. My
experience in tailoring for seventeen years war
rants rue in stating mv opinions boldly.
H. O. Ridel,
Jan. 12, 1870. Hartford, Conn.
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 1, 1_69.
Gentlemen—l purchased more than 2 years
since, one of the new 'WEED' machines, which
has been in alt-Eat constant use ever since. It
has cost me nothing for repairs, and gives perfect
satisfaction. For the last 10 months I have used
the same needle without changing or breaking it.
I have also bad ti_e "Wheeler & Wilson," 'Gro
ver & baker,- 'Singer,' and 'Willcoi. & Gibbs,"
but prefer the "WEED" to either of the others.
You can make sueh.uso of this as you choose.
Respectfully, Mrs. L. A. Rodridges,
No. 5, Biddle street
_2_§»- Remember the place—New street, above
the Virginia hotel, Staunton, Va.
u»ar_. J, W. NBWTO-T.
town papers copy.
—My Accounts will be ready on
J3I the Ist day of January, and as no bills
have been rendered for six months, I hope my
friends will feel the importance and necessity of
a prompt settlement.
dec2B—tf DAVIS A. KAYSER.
General R. E. LEE, President.
Carter J. Harris, A. ML, Prof, of Latin.
James J. White, A. M., Professor of Greek.
Edw. S. Joynes, A. M., Prof. Mod. Languages.
,* Prof. English
Key. J. L. Kirkpatrick, D. D.,
Prof. Moral Philosophy.
Wm. Preston Johnston, A. M.,
Prof. History and English Literature.
Alex. L. Nelson, A. M., Prof. Mathematics.
Wm. Allan, A. M., Prof. Applied Mathematics
Richard S. McCulloch, A. M.,
Prof. Natural Philosophy.
John L. Campbell, A* M., Prof. Chemistry.
' + Prof. Applied Chemistry.
Hon. J. W. Brockexbrough, L.L.D., Pr. Law.
M. W. Humphreys, A. M.,
Ass't Prof. Latin and Greek.
Roues Massie, A. M.,
Ass't Prof. Modem Languages.
Duncan C. Lyle, A. M.,
Ass't ProJ. Mathematics.
Charles A. Graves, A. M.,
Ass't Prof. English.
Joseph B. Walker, Ass't Prof. iJiemistry and
Principal of Business School.
*For the present, the instruction in English is
divided among the Professors ot Moial Philoso
phy, Modern Languages, and History, with the
aid of an Assistant Professor.
fThe duties ot this Chair are discharged by the
Professors of Chemistry and NaturalPiiilosophy.
I. ACADEMIC COURSE.
The College is divided into distinct Schools—
each fully organized and complete in itself—so as
to afford the best facilities for rendering the in
struction in the several branches of education
extensive and thorough. The student selecte his
own course of study, under the direction of his
parent or of the Faculty ; but that no motive
may be wanting to a complete and systematic
course of education, the separate Schools ere so
arranged that they may be combined into the g
1. Department of Arts.—This embraces the
subjects of Latin, Greek, English, Moral Philo
sophy, Mathematics, with two others to be elec
ted, one from the Literary and one from the Sci
entific Schools. The Degree of Bachelor of Arts
is conferred on the student who successfully com
pletes this course.
2. Department of Science.—This embraces
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Natural
Philosophy, Chemistry, French, with one other
to be elected from the Literary Schools. To this
course is attached the Degree of Bachelor of Sci
3. Department or Philosophy.—This em
braces English, Modern Languages, Moral Phi
losophy, History and English Literature, with
two others to be elected, one from the Literary
and one from the Scientific Schools. To this
course is attached the Degree of Bachelor of
The Degree of Master of Arts is conferred
on Students who have completed the course of
study in nine of the Schools, and have taken dis
tinctions in seven of those.
11. PROFESSIONAL COURSE.
The Departments of Engineering were organ
ized after the war to meet a want long felt in the
South of the highest grade of scientific instruc
tion in these important professions. They are
now in full and successful operation.
1. Department of Civil Engineering.—
This embraces Mathematics, Applied Mathemat
ics, Physics, Mechanics, Chemistry, French, En
glish, Drawing and Astronomy. Students who
successfully complete this course, receive the di
ploma of Civil Engineer.
2. Department of Mining Engineering.—"
This embraces Mathemnties, Applied Mathemat
ics, Physics, Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geolo
gy. Metallurgy, Mining, German and English.
To this course is attached the diploma of Mining
It is proposed still further to extend the Prac
tical and Scientific Departments in toe direction
of 1. Mechanical Engineering. 2. Applied
Chemistry. 8. Agriculture. 4. Commerce.
3. Department of Law. —This embraces the
School of Law and Equity, and to it is attached
the Dagcee of«iB«_/__or of Law.
111. PREPARATORY DEPARTMENT.
This has been organized temporarily, for tha
benefit of young men, who have been prevented
by the war from obtaining proper Academic pre
paration for College. It embraces the subjects
of Latin, Greek, Mathematics, and English.
MODE OF INSTRTCTION AND
To secure constant and thorough drilling, the
Classes are divided into sections of from twenty
to thirty, which are taught separately. In the
lower Classes the instruction is mainly given by
Text-books and Exercises; in the higher classes
Lectures are combined with these. The Exami
nations are both oral and written, and those for
proficiency and distinctions very thorough and
' HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS.
As special inducements to diligence, three
Gold Medals and Five Honorary Scholarships,
the latter covering tuition and College fees, are
Three Masters of Arts are anr.unlly appointed
as "Resident Masters," with valuable privileges
The College educates, free of charge, all can
didates for tiie Ministry, properly recommended.
It appoints to free Scholarships twenty-five
young men intending to make Journalism their
profession. It gives a long credit to meritorious
young men without means wiio wish an educa
The discipline of the College, under the con
trol of the President, tends to develope honor,
manliness and self-respect.
Necessary expenses are pot more than $325 per
annum. The College fees and three months
board, amounting to about §175, are required in
Parents are advised to deposit the funds for
their sons with the Treasurer, experience having
shown the benefits of this course to the Students.
The session opens the 3rd Thursday of Sept
and closes the 4th Thursday of June.
___-For Catalogues or other particulars apply
to" J. M. LEECH, Cl'k of Faculty,
August 31 tf
jpILINEDINST'S GALLERY OF
|L PHOTOGRAPHY, ■■ -
Burwell Building, Corner Main and New Streets,
I would inform the public that I have just re
turned from tlie city and have refitted and fur
nished my Gallery with all the latest improve
ments known to our art, and witb every conve
nience for the accommodation of my customers
The success which has heretofore attended my
efforts in the art, has induced me to improve and
enlarge the business in every department.
PHOTOGRAPHIC RUSTIC SCENERY.
Having, after much labor and expense, finished
my arrangements for the production of Photo
graphic Portraitures in real rustic style, I re
spectfully invite the public to examine the won
derful and pleasing effects.
I would call attention to the specimens qn ex
hibition at my rooms—especially a very fine life
size Pastel Portrait— a style o! picture that has
never before been exhibited in Staunton. I will
also make the Porcelain Picture, a very beauti
ful photograph resembling an Ivory Miniature,
colored in every style.
Particular attention will be given to copying
old Daguerreotj pcs, Ambrotypes, &c, and en
larging from them to any size. _ :
Ladies and Gentlemen residing in or visiting
Staunton, are respectlully invited to call and see
the improvements we are making in tne art.
Very respectfully, __.__-____
octs-tf ' 'B. M. OLOTEpjgST^
HW. BONN A ELY,
# Glove Manufacturer,
Near Lewis-urg, Wist Va.
The public will bear in mind, that I am still
engaged in the business of manufacturing the
CELEBRATED DONNALLY GLOVES,
and that I am prepared to execute all orders for
ladies' and gentlemen's Buckskin Riding Gaunt
lets, Half Hands, and Gloves of all descriptions.
Or-Aers from a distance are solicited.
A 1 ac assortment can be found at the store o
Messrs. Roane & Alby and at D. A. Kayser's.
\m ARQUIS A KELLyT^
lVi VALLEY OF VIRGINIA
STAUNTON, VA., TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1870.
Groceries and Froduce.
GIROCERIES JEST RECEIVED.—
I 500 gallons Syrup, from 50c to $1.25,
50 sacks Salt,
Prime brown Sugar at 15c,
20 cases canned fruits at low figures,
And all goods kept in a first class Groc?ry.
Call early and Call often.
CLEVELAND & SEARS.
COLNTR V Merchant- and Shippers.
Call and see Wallace Johnson's Excelsior
Safety Egg Carrier for sale by
mar 29 CLEVELAND & SEARS, Agents.
E~ ARLY GOODRICH POTATOES,
Early Rose Potatoes,
Northern Monitor Potatoes,
also, Ground Plaster,
J. W. TODD & CO..
marl-. Burwell corner, Staunton, Va.
H~ __»_&__"_.! H ERRING 1 . tor sale at '
BURE WINES AND LIQUORS.-In
addition to my select stock of GROCERIES, I
have now on hand a large supply of pure Wines
and Liquors, embracing OLD SHERRY, SCUP
PERNONG OF THE FINEST QUALITY,
APPLE AND GINGER BRANDIES, OLD
WHISKEYS, &c. New brick store, opposite
C. H. Square, Staunton.
febß GEO. C. JACKSON.
CLOVER SEED ! CLOVER SEED .
We have a prime lot on hand. We desire
all persons who need this article to give us a call.
Remember the place.
dec2B RICHARDSON & WHEAT\_
TgICHARDSON A WHEAT.
Grocers and Produce Dealers,
Corner of Main and Augusta Streets,
A large and well selected assortment of
Family Groceries :
COTTON YARN, T
I6___ We are offering our goods at the lowest
CASH PRICES, and we are determined to
give satisfaction to all who may need anything
in our line of business.
We solicit the citizens and Farmers gener
ally who have not tried us to do so. We thank
all our friends lor their past liberal patronage,
and respectfully request a continuance of the
same. Do not forget the place. Be sure to
EICHARDSOH & WHEAT.
T) B. IIOGE A HRO._
(successors to Hoge & Mason,)
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Groceries, Produce and Fertilizers.
Highest market price in CASH paid for
FLOUR, WHEAT, RYE, OATS, CORN, &c.
FIRE INSURANCE effected at. the lowest
rates and on the most liberal terms, with the
Fire Insurance Company.
Authorized Capital $250,000.00
CHARTERED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF VA.
Office N. E. Corner Main and Ninth Sts.,
This Company issues Participating Policies on
Farm and City Property, by which the insured
becomes a member of the Company, sharing in
its profits. A semi-annual Dividend of three per
cent., payable to the Mutual Policy-holders of
this Company, declared July I, 180. } also, three
per cent. January 1, 1870.
J S. CALVERT. President.
JORDAN H. MARTIN, Vice President.
H. S. PRICK, Secretary and Treasurer.
Dr. H. G. DAVIDSON, General Agent.
OF THE BUSINESS OF THE
SOUTHERN MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE
COMPAQ V, OF THE CITY OF
January Ist, 1870.
Number of Policies issued 2,486
Amount of Property insured $3,477,996.6*
Amount cf Premium Notes deposit
ed with the Company 135,861.89
Amount of cash premiums and fees
Amount paid for Losses and Expenses 40,310.66
Losses adjusted not due 2,025.00
Persons in town or country having property to
insure will find it to their interest to call on me
before insuring elsewhere, and learn the terms of
this Home Company.
H. 11. PECK, Agent.
Office with Drs. Hanger _. Fultz. 2 doors North
of the Spectator office, Staunton, Va.
SHINGLES and Lathes. We have on hand
a lot of PRIME HEART PINE SHIN
GLES, and SAWED PINE LATHES, at. mod
erate prices. BAKER BROS.
A SPECIALTY is now made in favor of
customers whose purchases justify the RE
SUMPTION OF SPECIE PAYMENTS. We
have reduced prices of merchandise, and are
now offering pur entire stock at market value,
without regard to the original currency cost.
OUR GROCERIES, a full and varied stock,
aro sold at greatly reduced prices, and we feel
confident that a discriminating public will save
money by giving us a libera! patronage.
NAILS __ IRON,
__ump and Gronnd Plaster,
AND WOODEN WARE OF ALL KINDS,
We shall be adding constantly to our large
stock, that we may be prepared to furnish, on
demand, to a cash customer, the cheapest and
best goods the market will afford. Special at
tention given to orders, accompanied by a re
mittance in money.
mar 22 BAKER BROS.
Ir_ IS-ORIKU X TAILORING ! !---The
co-partnership heretofore existing between
Graves & Sprinkle has been mutually dissolved
and-the business will hereafter be conducted by
P. B. Graves alone.
He has reduced his prices for cash, and will do
all kinds of work pertaining to the tailoring busi
ness, in the very best manner, and at figures so
low that np ono will fail to be sa.isccd. He has
remove! his shop to the room formerly occupied
by Dr. B B. Donaghe as an office, and invites
all his fi lends and the public generally to give
him a call.
y3O. P. B. GRAVES
a QrV/~| The undersigned respectfully calls
\Cj i \t • the attention of his friends to the
fact that upon his own hook he proposes to carry
on a general AUCTION BUSINESS, at the old
stand, corner of Augusta street and Spring
He will attend the sale of property of all kinds,
either in town or country, as reasonable as any
other auctioneer. E. M. CUSHING.
| jan 4—tf Town papers copy
Jt_Jr The circulation of the "Spectator"
is about as great as the combined circula
tion of both the other papers published in
this place, and has as many subscribers in
this county alone as are contained in the
whole list of either of the other papers.
The Missionary's Farewell.
Inscribed to Rev. M. H. H., missionary to
China, on his departure from Virginia,
BY MRS. M. LEWJS.
Can I leave my loved Virginia-
Can I leave the Sunny South
Where I've spent my hours of childhood
Anu the happy days of youth?
Can 1 ieuve her grand old mountains,
. Towering proudly to the skies.
And her meadows, vales and fountain*
Charming to my you'.hful eyes?
Can I leave her social pleasures,
Precious to the loving heart ?
Fond affections twining 'round me,
From tl em all how can I part?
Christian homes and christian firesides—
Friends, 1 learned to prize and love,
Altars whore I've joined in praises
To the God who reigns above.
And the grave v v -here gently resting
Lies my sainted mother's form,
Cherished spot, my thoughts linger
'Round thee tenderly and warm.
a Must I leave thee? ah !it may be—
'Tis a long and last farewell,
Hut my mother s dying blessing
Will be mine where'er I dwell.
Land of churches—land of bihlcs—
Land of privileges high,
Where the heralds of salvation
Life proclaim for those who die
Land where woman's holy mission
May fulfil, its high behest,
Point the dying soul to heaven-
Live to comfort and to blest.
Can I leave tbem? Can I sunder
All the ties that bind me here?
Yes—a voice is ever calling—
Calling loudly in mine ear;
"Go and teach the dying heathen,
Go and tell that Jesus died,
Tell the wondrous, joyful story
Of a Savior crucified."
"Go and tell benighted China
Of the Gospel's precious light,
May it rise upon her vision
Calm and beautiful and bright.
Guide the poor, the fettered female,
To the freedom "Jesus gives,
Teach them that the gentle Savior
Ever loves and ever lives."
Glad I listen to the summons—
Giadiy answer to the call,
Leaving ail I love behind me.
Home and friends and kindred—all.
Let me follow in tbe footsteps
Of my Savior and my King,
May my Heavenly Father grant me
To his feet some soul to bring.
If I may but serve my Master—
Serve my Lord who died for me,
Deck with gems His crown of glory
Through a long Eternity,
Short the triald that wait me—
Short the pains wher'er I roam,
If I may but hear the greeting:
"Faithful servant, welcome home."
Then farewell my loved Virginia— ,
And farewell the Sunny South,
Mountains, vales and sparkling fountains.
And the cherished scenes of youth—
Valued friends and social pleasures,
Fir: j sici<>s where my loved ones dwell,
Dearer for this hour of parting.
Fondly - tenderly —farewell.
For the Spectator.
This is truly nn age of "Progressive inven
tions," one in which the minds of men and
women are grasping for power, an erratic, un
satisfying, in>atiating age, crying like the
horse-leech—"give, give." We are as a peo
ple impetuous, imitative, liable to run into the
extremes of error. This is proven by the ten
dency to fail ia with every ism which is a
bounding ; it matters not how simple or sinful,
however ridicuinus in its belief, however per
nicious in its influence, they all have their # ad
herents. Heretofore these have been confined
to the Cheev.i-ranting, Beecher-quackery fol
lowers, but in oar seclusion the virus is being
spread with its vitiating tendency; this we
must admit, and admit dispassionately. Even
the religion bought by the weary marching
over the hills and plains of Judea, by fasting
and temptation on the mount, by the suffering
by Kedron's brook and Gethsemane's darkness,
is giving away slowly but surely to tlie simply
With every o'ber ism and reform of the age,
looms up b its strength from the shadow of
tha. rohii.'Plymouth Rock,'' this reform of..]
woman's—a __;orm against nature—"an at- I
tempt to make sunflowers out of violets, and j
trumpets out of flutes," as Dr. Boshnell com- i
plimentavil.v expresses it. Would that we could j
say the e.rv" ft.il upon deaf ears and passed away f
as thunder roiling ia the distance.
We would advocate a more thoroughly com- !
prehensive education of our sex, claiming that
woman's intellectual powers are more capacious
than the present mode of female education is
capable of justifying, and wiiiiug to admit too
that perhaps there are fields of occupation now
filled atone by men which could be tilled with
women without any to position,
neither deteriorating the least from woman's
gentleness, modesty or refinement; there are
many amongst us who have suffered with, an,d
for us, .ooking, waiting, desiring anxiously po
sitions for honorable occupation comparable
with woman's station. There is no man, the
true handiwork of God, bat wili accord mag
nanimously lo woman all the extension of her
intellectual capacities she may desire ; but this
stepping out flow her spheie to meddle with
politics or polemics will call down on her head,
and justly too, __ the scorn the opposite sex
can manifest; for this stepping out is against
law both human and divine. \V c are peculiar
ly constituted: this fact is immutably fixed and
proven by the j redomination ot much that is
characteristic cf our sex aior.e. Woman has
her ambition as well as man, but Eve's desire
to be a God shook! teach us the fallacy of wo
man's ambition and teach us to nurture it care
fully. We are not of that ciass who think just
because we are women we are to sit down io
idleness to he petted and played with just as
playthings; or spend our time in gossiping
over the de-ads of our neighbors' business or
delving as deeply in the last sensation novel
with as grasping a vehemence as men of l.tters
do in the classics, nor should we be vain evan
asce.it shadows living for dress just because
men. with brains so shallow that they drilt
amongst nothing but dregs muddy with black
ness—admire m for dress alone. History, sa
cred, ancient aud modern encourages differ*
i__"-_.. ... -v „:_-,_.__.l _!____ T____ _._.
We are not all disposed alike, more are
Marys and Marthas, Leahs and Kachols,
Ruths and Esthers, Lydias and Annas.—
There are thuso of us now who are careful and
troubled about many things; others who sit
quietly learning meekly life's troths, content to
send out their influence quietly; others who
are bright burning lights in il«e literary world.
Who would detract from the christian works of
a Moore just because she was a woman? or the
blessed lesons of woman's worth, woman's
bravery a? : d fidelity to country, as given by the
sweet suffering Hemans? Who could detract
from Jean Ingt low's "Divided? " coming from,
and falling in all its soothing beauty and confi
dence upon uiauy a sad woman's heart. Who
of our esz can read Frederika llremer's beau
i t'iful heme pi.tures and not feel proud she is a
woman? our own Augusta Evans, with her
touching chattroiers of woman's struggles, all
ending in hearty horhes. Miss Muloch "who
softens and makes conquests by the very force
of her perfect womanliness" —Mrs Browning
with womanly intuition, and the Carys with
their touching heart-melodies so much like
their own sad hearts with their brilliantly gor
geous dreams, and hosts of others who are
sending abroad their womanly influence
strengthening us to go on bravely.
How different the pernicious influence of a
Stowe—a Hamilton or their sisters in such lit
erature as the floodgates of publishers have
opened upon us. There are those of our sex
sending out from rural and city homes their
God-given influences, filling church and State
with men who will strive to make right laws
and who preach the Gospel of the meek Naz
As for woman suffrage, God grant this may
never come upon us I Give us the right of du
ty faithfully performed, the right of mind com
prehensively expanded, the right of womanly
labor, the right of womanly yearnings gratified,
but the right of suffrage, never ! Ye fates, for
We can never be man's equal in ail things,
neither is it desirable, it is a reform against
nature. "Oar Myra," as the lady (?) lawyer
of Chicago is termed by her brothers of Black
stone, looks well —at least the picture does—at
her desk in her office with all the appurten
ances and surroundings of womanly taste and
culture; with her books, her pictures, her
mirrors, her birds, her flowers and herhusbaud
in his judgeship there to protect her from in
sult, but a very different picture would it be to
see this same "Myra" making her way alone,
through a crowd of rabble such as must neces
sarily convene in a Court-room, with rolls of
parchment and documents of law up to the
bar to plead wifh men. No, the Court-room is
no place for woman's voluntary presence. The
significant answer to a question put to a young
lawyer, how he would like his wife to be a law
yer, speaks the sentiment of all right thinking
men and women. "Well," said he, "if she
had sense enough I wouldn't care; but if she
had sense enough for that, she wouldn't want
to be a lawyer.'
Let the Anthonys, the Sfantons and Dick
ensons clamor in their masculine glory for such
things, if they find happiness in fulfilling their
ambition thus; but let us be content to think it
much nobler to wrap ourselves in the drapery
of virtues, which grace ennobling and glorious
womanhood. We were made not. with man
but/or man. The Good Father saw that man
with all power given him, all domination over
creatures, all succumbing to him was not com
plete ; he was made in God's image and had
imbued within him a protective instinct: be
needed something to love, something to share
his ambition, a help meet for ail the unfolded
future ; when Eve stepped forth in all her pris
tine Eden loveliness he took her to his shelter
ing bosom and felt the first throb of perfect
bliss, and sang his first song of perfect thanks
giving That woman was not formed from
man's head to domineer, from man's feet to ,
be trampled upon, but near hi* heart to be
loved and protected contains all, and the one
who first propogated the idea has woman's
mission in full. With the heart we have to
deal, cultivating our virtues, and expanding
our influence over the lives of others. In all
ages woman's influence has wielded indomita
ble sway—we have the first lesson of this pow
er of influence in all its strength in "the Fall."
Adam ate the apple just because Eve gave it
to him —it was a little mean in him to say so—
but nevertheless it was true, he could not re
sist her influence.
Let our influence then be potent for good,
expanding our powers in whatever station we
are placed, in such a manner that in the Great
harvest-ingathering we can come as faithful
workers, not with tares, but with golden
sheaves for tbe Thresher's hand, come with
our talents not spent upon the rostrum—at the
bar—in the pulpit— not hidden —not buried—
but gathered from the homes we have beauti
fied with our hands, the friends that we have
blessed and cheered with our influence, from
words of kindness which have fallen from our
lips on hearts that were weary, from words of
encouragement given to tbe faint-hearted and de
spairing, from beds of suffering we have soothed,
in fulfilling "as much as ye have done it unto
one of these ye have done it unto Christ," from
lessons we have taught of woman's patience, of
woman's suffering, of woman's affection, of wo
man's faith, of woman's prayer. •*
Desiring as we do, says the Norfolk Virgin
ian, to discuss this grave business in the most
dispassionate manner, we shall not pause to
consider the great crime which Chahoon has
committed, but leave him to the courts. We
wish to say, however, that it is plain there was
a concerted plan in the State for popular com
motions and riots. We bad a distinct threat
of it here. It was developed in Petersburg,
and has burst forth in Richmond. Under
these circumstances we trust that our people
throughout the State will be on their guard,
and especially do we admonish them to be pru
dent in their actions. For the present Norfolk
is tranquil, and just now we have no idea that
this will be disturbed ; but, as coming events
cast their shadows before, we foresee the day
when our patience wili be severely taxed. —
When that day comes we trust our authorities
and people will be able to emulate the notable
example of those in Richmond.
Dr. G. K. Gilmer.
Maj. J. EL Kelly, a member of the House
of Delegates, in his editorial correspondence of
his paper, the Fredericlciburr/ Ilerab.l, under
date of Match the 23rd, says:
"I noticed to-day that Dr. G. K. Gilmer, of
Richmond, who has been acting generally with
the Conservatives, bolted several of the nomi
nations. It i 3 probable Dr. G. has about made
un his miud to take his hat and return to the
Radical camp. He has never co-operated with
that hearty good will the Conservatives of the
city had a right to expect."
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President protem. of the Senate.
Mr. Waddell, of the Staunton District, was
yesterday the recipient of a high compliment,
conferred by the Senate, being chosen President
pro tern, of that body, and receiving every vote
but one. There was as much to gratify Mr.
Waddell in the manner of conferring the honor
as in the honor itself—and he deserves it all.
Mr. Waddell was twelve or fifteen years the
editor of the Staunton Spectator, succeeding
General Kenton Harper, in 18G5 he was elect
ed to the House of Delegates, and in 1867 to
the convention that framed the State Constitu
tion. He is a gentleman of high character and
fine talents. — Richmond Whiff, Mardi 20.
Murderous Attack—Three Men Killed.
—A special despatch from Manchester, Ohio,
says: On Saturday, while J. E Rhineheart, a
school teacher, and E J. Connell, a earpeuttr,
were walking on the highway, they were met
by a drunken man named James Hubb. who
drew a pistol and shot Connell dead. Rhine
hart drew a pistol and shot Hubb through the
body. Before Hubb fell he returned Rhine
hart's fire, morcally wounding him. Rhinehart
and Hubb died a few minutes after.
The Wyoming Female Jury.—Horace
Greeley says: "We deem it the dictate of God
and Nature that those women (Wyoming jurors)
should have been at borne, managing their
households and caring for their children, and
their husbands serving ou that jury in their
A woman has been arrested in Petriot, char
ged with attempting to poison her own moth
er, aud with haying poisoned two husbands.
It is not always recollected that tha word
"corn' J is used in tbe English produce market
reports to designate grain of various kinds.
Senator Revels (colored) was serenaded in.
Washington, a night or two ago, and made a
speech to the crowd.
From the St. Louis Republican.
THE GOOD TIME COMING.
Trial by Female Jurors of a Female Cul
FEMALE JURIES AND FEMALE CRIMINALS.
Heaven protect that unhappy woman who is
yet to be tried before a jury of her sisters.
If any man ever sues me for breach of
promise or alimony, and the case is to come be
fore a female jury I shall prepare my soul for
another world. Nothing will save me. The
halter will be bought before the evidence is
half taken, and the foreman, before announcing
the verdict, will see that the carpenter is at
work on the scaffolding necessary for the carry
ing out of female law and vengeance. This is
about the style of things I should expect :
JURY RETIRE FOR DELIBERATION.
Forewoman—(To the eleven other unbiased
creatures)—" Well, Mrs. Grundy, I don't sup
pose there's any doubt in your minds as to the
guilt of this awful thing—Miss Pettibone.
You remember how she flirted with Mrs. Hem
stead's half witted husband right under our
noses? I never told you before, Mrs. Hemp
stead, for I didn't want to make trouble."
Miss P. and Mrs. H. (simultaneously)"—Oh
we remember—hanging i 3 too good for her."
Forewoman to Mrs. Wollopper—(Mother of
seven maidens, between 2S and ;>8) —"I don't
presume you have forgotten the nasty thing's
doings-on at Saratoga—wearing more clothes
than fhe could honestly have come by?"
Mrs. Wollopper (who recollects perfectly
well how Araminta and the rest of 'em were
unnoticed, while the prisoner under trial danced
with everybody, and enjoyed herself immensely)
—Her conduct was scandalous —she richly de
Five of the daughters being on the jury, cho
rus a unanimous approval.
In five minutes more all tongues wag at once
in rehearsing damning reminiscences. The
jury start for the court room in double quick,
lest any weak mind form another opinion.
Handing a black cap to the judge (each hav
ing made one the night before,) the forewoman,
with great dignity, and looking a horrible look
at the wretched culprit, thus delivers herself:
"We find—that is Miss Pettibone and me—
that this vile, nasty thing hasn't begun to be
found out in her dreadful doings, and we cen
sure them young men on the back _eats that
has encouraged her by bows and smiling whilst
we have been listening to the convincing evi
dence of her guilt, aud we find that in the evi
dence it hain't yet come to your worship and
honor, things that wiil make your hair stand
up on top of your head."
Bald-headed judge—"Never mind further
harrowing details, come to your verdict."
Mrs. Grundy —,'That's just
what I knew —the nasty thing always has the
men on her side—and didn't I tell you, Miss
Pettibone, that we'd see the mi_ui;e we give in
our verdict, we should meet opposition ?"
Judge (benignly)—" Render your verdict,
will you? It will meet no opposition from the
Mrs. Grundy (savagely)—" Perhaps some of
you would like to hear what this injured wo
man, Mrs. Hempstead, can tell you of tbe in
famous creature you are all no anxious to pro
Judge—"Madam, if you have arrived at a
verdict, announce it and take up the time of
this court no longer."
Mrs. Grundy, Pettibone, __c, blazing—"Yes,
we have come to a verdict—Hanging is too
good for her."
Mrs. Wollopper—"She's to be hung to-mor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock."
Mrs. Grundy (savagely)—"Be you head of
thi3 jury or me? She's to be hung to-day."
A GENERAL ROW AND ADJOURNMENT.
(General row in the jury box.) Judge (yel
ling)—" Shut up these women and remove the
prisoner—this court is adjourned. The jury
disagrees, and in this way 1 ehallli. ger on per
haps—but finally be hanged here.
The prolonged military rule over the South
has had the effect of making General Canby
and other commanders mistake their duty.—
Though these gentlemen may be governed by
the best motives, they are influeueed by their
military training and ideas. They canuot un
derstand that when a State has been restored
the civil law should be supreme. In the trouble
at Richmond, for example, Gen. Canby should
have taken no action or have assumed no au
thority, but to suppress insurrection when call
ed upou by the civil power. In any dispute a
bout the formality of an election or the right of
parties to hold office ho should not have inter
fered, but have left that to the courts. An
election to office is to be taken i«s a bona fide
fact, though carried by fraud, till examined and
acted upon by the proper civil authority. This
is the way such thing., are managed in the
Northern States, and there is no other safe way
compatible with the law? and civil liberty.—
New York Herald.
The Women. —The women seem to be in
earnest with their progressive idea.?, as the fol
lowing wili show: —Mrs. Stanton, Miss An
thony and Miss Dickinson are lecturing to
crowded audiences all over the country ; Caro
lina Hooper, colored, is lecturing ia South Car
olina on "The Work Before Us ;" women have
sat on a grand jury in Wyoming Territory : a
woman has been admitted to the bar in Chi
cago ; three others are studying law and one
medicine in Michigan ; women are successful
practising physicians in almost every city in the
country ; the anniversary of the National Wo
man's Suffrage Association is to be held in
New York ou the 11th of May.
Destructive Fire.—We learn that the
dwelling house, kitchen and smoke house of
Mr. Tilman Maupin, in the northern part of
this county, were entirely destroyed by fire on
Saturday night last. .Nothing of value was
saved—furniture, provisions, &c., ail consumed.
The fire was supposed to have originated in the
dwelling house, though the cause is unknown.
Mr. Maupin and son were absent at the time.
The loss is very heavy.— C<virlottesville Intelli
. ... ,
A Hit at Congress.—When the Utah biil
was up tbe other day, Pitch, of Nevada, as a
final hit at tbe measure, moved that its provi
sions relating to bigamy and concubinage he ex
tended to a!! the United Sfates, but the District
of Columbia. "Why except the District?"
enquired Cleveland, of New Jersey. "I except
it for the benefit of members of Congress," re
plied Fitch, amid a burst of laughter.
We must never fall into the delusion that the
purposes of God set a.side the use of means. I
have heard thoughtless or captious talkers say :
"If God works out his purposes, then there is
no need for preaching or any other means."—
Ah! simpleton that thou art, if we teach you
that God works out his purposes by means,
how mad must you be to charge us with think
ing lightly of the means! — Spurgcon.
The ugliest feature in the Richmond affair
was the part taken by Gen. Canby. Unless
called upon by Gov. Walker bis interference
was a high handed outrage, for which ten years
ago he would have been dismissed the service,
or now, if Bostou had been tha theatre of his
actions instead of Richmond.— Win. /Sentinel.
"The Fifteenth amendment," says .he Phil
adelphia Press, "win add largely to the Repub
lican vote." Certainly it vriii, or tb<;ro would
have been no Fifteenth amendent.
. The Declaration of Independence asserts ?.hat
"governments derive their just powers fi.om
the consent of the governed." Chahoon and
hb coadjutors repudiate this doctrine.
There are said to be some f/renty colored
I men employed as clerks, or attaches, in thotle
partments in Washington.
The Prayer of Jesus.
BY D. AMRROSE DAVIS.
Prayed tho Christ, when pale and dying,
On the cruel cross he hung ;
When the temple vale was rended,
And the night o'er day was flung;
When the heartless soldiers' spear-point
Pierced his anguish'd bosom through
ly ather, Oh I forgive, forgive them,
For they know not what they do."
Mocking lips his woe derided,
t *_l ea< i s Y ere ho wed in scornful pride;
Judas had betrayed his master,
Peter thrice his Lord denied.
wl 1 -. 1 J> r . a yed the Christ unceasing,
.a? „ s Bras P in _ breath he drew—
.bather, Oh! forgive, forgive them,
_ or they know not what they do.''
Oh ! my suffering fellow mortal,
On the cross of earthly woe,
Bearing chains, and whip and fetter,
Angry words and cruel blow;
Can you pray as did the Saviour,
..While his gasping breath he drew—
Father, Oh! forgive, forgive them,
For they know not what they do?"
Thou, whose bruised and broken spirit,
Sinketh 'neath continual strife ;
Thou, who faintest worn with suffering,
By the weary way of life ;
Can you say for those who crush ypu,
When your friends are weak and few—
"Father, Oh ! forgive, forgive them,
For they know not what they do ?" *
Canst thou know thy oppressors.
Are indeed the most oppressed ;
That they need thy kind compassion
More far than all the rest;
And, therefore, thou shouldst pray for them,
Tho' they pierce thy vitals through—
"Father, Oh ! forgive, forgive them,
For they know not what they do? - '
Yes, oh yes, dear blessed martyrs,
Let the watchful angels see
How you fight the battle Christ-like,
With your holy sympathy ;
How you pray for your oppressors,
With your holy sympathy;
"Father, Oh ! forgive, forgive them.
For they know not what they do?"
"It was, I believe, in October, 1790, aod not
long before his death, that I heard John Wes
ley in the great, round meeting house at Col
chester. He stood in a wide pulpit, and on
each side stood a minister, and the two held
him up, having theichands under his armpits.
His feeble voice was hardly audible. But his
reverend countenance, especially his long, white
locks, formed a picture never to be forgotten.
There was a vast crowd of lovers and admirers.
It was, for the most part, pantomime, but tbe
pantomime went to the heart. Of the kind I
never saw anything comparable to it in after
life." P. 10. This incident was never forgotten
by Robinson. He often related it at his own
table, with the addition, that so greatly was
Wesley reverenced, that the people stood in a
double line to see him as he passed through the
streets on his way to the chapel. In a letter
written at the time to one of his brothers, he
gave the following particulars of the same oc
currence : "At another time, and not knowing
the man. I should almost have ridiculed his
figure. Far from it now. I look upon him with
a respect bordering upon enthusiasm. After
the people had sung one verse of a hymn, he
rose and said. 'It gives me a great pleasure to
find that you have not lost your singing. Neith
er men nor women—you have not forgot a single
note. And I hope that by the assistance of tbe
same God, who enables you to sing well, you
may do all other things well.' A universal
'Amen' followed. At the end of every head or
division of his discourse, he finished by a kind
of prayer, a momentary wi_h, as it were, not
consisting of more than three or lour words
which were always followed by a universal buzz!
His discourse was short, the text I could not
hear, After the lait prayer, he rose up and ad
dressed the people upon liberality of sentiment
and spoke much against refusing to join with
any congregation on account of difference of
opinion. He said, 'If they do but fear God,
work righteousness, and keep His command
ments, we have nothing to object to.' " — Diary
of Henry Crabb Robinson, Vol. ip. 20.
Coins of the New Testament.
"And when he had agreed with the laborers
for a penny a day, he sent them into his vine
yard."—Matt, xx. 22.
A penny a day seems a small compensation
fur a laborer; but the coin in question was not
the peuny of the present day, but was a de
narius, a silver coin, the intrinsic value of which
was fifteen cents. This gives one a better idea
of the value of labor at that time. And it shows
that the good Samaritau was more liberal and
generous than the usual reading of the text
would indicate. Luke X 35. He gave the poor
man that fell among thieves two silver coins of
the value of thirty cents. We have reason to
believe that was at that period ten times as valu
able as it is at present; ia other words, thirty
cents would buy as much as three dollars would
now. It thus appears that the Samaritan, be
sides the other valuable things, wine and oil,
which he bestowed upon the injured man, gave
the "host" money enough to pay the boarding
of his guest for some time, perhaps for several
weeks, because this interesting event happened
in the hill country of Judea, between Jerusalem
and Jericho, where the charges at the inn were
probably quite moderate. Thus a liberal pro
vision was made for the intervening time which
wouid elapse before the benevolent man would
return from Jerusalem. And in case be should
be delayed in his return, he said to the inn
keeper, "Take care _f this man, and whatsoever
thou spendest mpre, when I come again I will
repay thee." This generous and neighborly
conduct of the good Samaritan our Lord com
mends, with the injunction, "Go thou and do
likewise." —V. 37.
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The Great Mystery.
The body is to die. No one who passes th«
charmed boundary comes back to tell. The im
agination visits the land of shadows—sent out
from some window of the soul over life's restless
waters —but wings its way wearily back without
a live leaf in its beak as a token of merging life
beyond the closely blending horizon. The great
sun comes and goes in the heavens, yet breathes
no secret of the etherial wilderness. The crescent
moon cleaves her nightly passage across tbe up
per deep, but tosses overboard no signals. The
sentinel stars challenge each other as they walk
their nightly rounds, but we catch no syllable
of their countersign which gives passage to the
b'eavenly camp. Between this and the other
life, there is a great gulf fixed, across which
neither feet nor eye can travel. The gentle
friend whose eyes we closed in their last sleep
long y.'-rs ago, died with rapture in her wonder
stricken eyes, a smile of ineffable joy upon her
lips, and hands folded over a triumphant heart;
but her lips were past speech, and intimated
nothiug Ok the vision that enthralled her.
Self-Respect and Self-Dependence.—Be
and continue poor, young man, while others
around you rich by fraud and disloyalty ;
be without place or power, t while others beg
their ways upward : bear the pain of disap
pointed hopes, while others gain theirs by flat
tery ; forego the pressure of the hand for which
others criugc a«d crawi. Wrap yonrs elf in your
own virtue, and get-- a friend aad your daily
bread. If you have in such a course grown
gray with unbleached honor, bie.ss God and die.
Grace ta live from day to day an increasingly
Christian life, without being inordinately anx
ious about the morrow, faith in Christ as the
only and ali suSi-ient Saviour for us, and more
success in imitating the example of Him who ia
Lord and Master, are and must be tbe great aims
of every Chxistiau, aud if reached and realized
wili prepare him equally for death and life.
R.v. P. E. Stevenson, a well-known and
1 highly-esteemed Pr.sbyterian minister, died at
Patevson, -N. J., last week. Ho was at one
time passor in Staunton, Va,, and then in Wil
liamsburg, N. _.
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