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BKNJAXIN F. BKAI.L, Editor.
OH AE1U8TO WN. V A.
Tuesday Morning, February 23, 18G0.
WHO DID IT ?
Who appointed Charles II. Trnjnor, a con
Btablefor this township, now known as Grant,
but formerly as Charlestown and Oabourn ?
We know that the Board of Supervisors of
the county liavo to bear tho responsibility of
the act, but with which particular mcmbor of
the Board did tho iniquity originate, is a ques
tion we would like to have answered satis
Jactoriiy, and one which wo meat to press
until we have tho truth of tho matter. What
act of disloyalty have out people recently per
petrated, that an indictcd horse thief should
be quartered upon them to net as an ofliccr of
the law ? Wo tell the Board of Supervisors,
and tho loyal scoundrels who infest the county
eeat, that tho tiiuo has arrived when they must
cease their outrages upon the people of this
end of the county, and we would iuforui Mr.
Trayner that bis health will bo promoted by
keeping away from 'Grant' township. lie is
not wanted hero, and bis presence will only
be a sourco of exasperation, and ultimately
lead to trouble. Ilorse flesh is exceedingly
valuable at this time, and we don't mean to
have it endangered by tlio presence of one
who has already established a reputation for
unfair dealing in the articlo. Besides his
propensity for horses, our peoplo have other
objections to Trayner. They have not for
gotten .that he was a member of that infamous
Board of Begistration, that last fall struck
from the list of voters the namo of every
mau who was suspected of disloyalty to tho
Badical party. Nor have they forgotten that
lie was tho acting clerk at the meeting of the
first Board, whose papers were so mysteriously
lost. No, we want no such Trayner in our
midst. Our community is an honest one,
and objects, decidedly objects, to tho intro
duction of such a polluting element. Joe
Chapline as Judge is enough, without any
further infliction.
AN INFAMOUS JUDGE.
In all the long train of calamities that fol
lowed as a result of the war, there is nothing
more deplorable than tho corruption that have
crept into the judiciary, of the country.?
Men whose characters would not stand the
loosest construction of virtue, and who have
never read more than the prcface of Black
stone, have found places upon the Lc^c!;,
only to disgrace their positions and expose
their own smallness. Underwood is a fit
illustration of the truth of what we Lave
stated, and his appointment as Judge of the
United States District Court of Virginia, will
remain as an indelible stigma upon the ad
ministration of Abraham Lincoln; and if
there were no other infamies conuccted with
that administration, this one alone, because
of its enormity, would forever hold it up be
fore the intelligent and good, for loathing and
detestation. Instead of holding the "balan
ces of justice iu an even scale," and expound
ing, the law with impartiality, this judicial
paltroon never permits an opportunity for
vomiting his slimo upon the people on whom
he is quartered, to pass unimproved.
Last week his mockery of a court was in
session in Bichmoud. Au impudent negro
had brought suit before him against the
Fredericksburg railroad, for compelling his
stinking wife, a greasy wench from South
Carolina, to take a seat in a second class car.
In his instructions to the jury, which was
composed of six white negroes and six black
ones, Underwood took occasion to say that
distinction on account of color was a "relic of
barbarism which had been properly done
away with, even in that sink ol iniquity, New
York, where it had been tolerated longer
than elsewhere, to secure Southern trade."?
ITe then branched off into the foulest abuse
of Virginians, declaring that they "were
given to drunkenness, and that the clergy
were not exempt from this frailty," a state
ment which ho knew to be an infamous lie
when he uttered it. To cap the climax of
his scoundrelism, and to give his charge a
religious coloring, ho impiously laid hands
upon the bible, and read several extracts from
its sacred pages. It is to be presumed that
this was about the first time that this holy
book was ever subjected to his polluting touch,
as his life clearly demonstrates that he has
er been ? subject of its teachings.
Tho'jury, selected for the purpose, brought
in a" Verdict of SI,000 against the liailroud
company. . -
THE LATEST!
The Baltimore Snn ofyesterday,~says as
follows, inregard to the.nfost important matter
now pending in Congress. '"The House of
lleprefdntatives, on Saturday,again passed the
constitutional amendment in au amended form,
striking out the provision in relation to office
holding. and restoring that portion ol tlie
Senate amendment which prohibits discrimi
nations on account of nativity, property or
education. The result is that it will have to
go back to the Senate. That body having
once adopted substantially the same provisions,
it will be likely to concur in it, unless it be
upon the poiut which relates to office hold
ing."
JCSy The London Times, in an article on
the Alabama treaty, says the want of a
definite basis of arbitration will reconcile Eng
land to a rejection of the treaty by the United
States ; that this point should be kept clearly
in view in the event of offers for further nego
tiations ; and that England now awaits propo
sals from America.
The Times continues: "TVe have done
our ^sst. Yi'e have gone to the verge of na
tional humiliation to secure a settlement of the
question at issue. We shall now wait for a
proposition from the new Administration un
der General Grant." It is admitted that the
claims arc a fair subject for friendly arbitra
tion.
new constitutional amend
Tbe following is the language of the new
amendment to the Constitution, as lately adopt
ed by the Senate :
"No discrimination shall bo made in the
the United Stales, in tho exercise of the elec*.
tive franchise or in the right to hold office in
any State, on account of race or color, nativ
ity, property, education or creed."
The proposition which passed the House
was a very different affair. Jhat provided
that 110 one should bo excluded from the elec
tive franchiso or the right to' hold office on
account of "race, color, or previous conditiou
of slavery." Under tho IIouso amendment
auy Slate luight havo imposed an educational
or property qualification for voting or hold
ing office. Under tho Senate amundinentit
will bo impossible, should it hereaiter appear
desirable, to get rid of universal suffrage, or
to modify it io any fortu.
In its effects (says the Richmond Enquirer)
tho Senate's proposition is probably one of
tho most important which has ever passed
that body. It really revolutionizes the gov
ernment. When the Federal constitution
was framed the leading idea was that tho
gcucral government should only infringe upon
the State governments where it was absolutely
necessary to protect tlso central authority.
All local administration was scrupulously left
to the States, and every State maintained in
consequence its individuality and anatomy.
No State, if this proposition becomes a part
of the constitution, can even require the pro
payment of taxes as a coudition of voting or
lioldiug office; and ucgroe?, Indians, Chinese)
will all be admitted to the privileges without
restriction. Flow disastrous soever negro suf
frage may prove, we can never get rid of it
except by another constitutional amendment;
no matter what numbers of Chiuese land on
on the Pacific coast, all of them will havo
the right to vote and hold office. The latter,
under many discouragements, already mani
fest the strongest disposition to come to this
country; and when a more active intercourse
(as will soon be the case) is established be
tween our Western territory and the empire
of China, we may have in a briet space one
million, five millions, twenty millions of Chi
nese citizeus.
Our present political rulers manifest a dis
position to pause at nothing; in order to as
sert some transient political sentiment with
regard to the negroes, they subvert the fun
damental character of our government, and
[ iuvite perils that are great enough to alarm
i the most sanguine votary of democratic insti
I
t tutions.
' Perhaps tho sweeping character of tins
amendment may bo the very means of de
feating it, either in the Ilouse of Represen
tatives, or before tho Legislatures of the |
States ; or, perhaps, if it should over become I
the law of the land, it will from its very ex*
treme features be the more easily repealed;
and thus it may be that it suggests the very
door through which we may hereafter escape'
from universal negro suffrage.
The very heat of tho present era of politi
cal and social reform implies a cooling pro
cess at no distant day; and the more boister
ous the agitation which is now in progress,
the sooner will tho elements roek themselves
asleep. A great day of reaction is coming?
and in America, indeed, in all countries in
this age, events move with startling rapidity;
aud we may be much le$3 farther off from a
return to the quiet ways of our wiser ances
tors than we aro disposed to hope in the midst
of such a tempest.
THE CAPITAL QUESTION.
Tor tho last three sessions of the. Legisla
ture of West Virginia, the question of a lo
cation of the capital of the State, ha3 en
grossed about one-half of tho time of the
members. Last week, the House of Dele
I r-ates, by a vote of 28 to 24, hit upon Parkers
burg as the future capital of the State. The
Wheeling Iieyister, in noticing the debate on
the subject, thus refers to the performances
of Mr. John Rufus Smith, delegate from
Morgan county, aud son of our eminent
G rasshoppcr :
"Smith, of Morgan, picked up the frayed
ends of Carroll's anathemas, aud proceeded
j to weave a tangled web of ribaldry, falsehood,
malignity and gasconade. The disloyalty of
the people of Wheeling was his chief grief,
but to this he added a prodigous array of ac
cusations, including everything that spite
can spit, upon all topics from the sting of a
newspaper squib to the iiliberality of pea- j
nut venders. The people of Wheeling were
rebellious beyond description, and more than j
this.theiratmosphere was black with thesmoke
of rolling mills, their newspapers didn't puff j
him,their parlor doors never opened to welcome
his ponderous presence ; let him be short of
money nobody supplied him, and, worst and I
smallest of all contemptible thiugs, nobody
in Wheeling "had ever given him a single
"lass of peanuts." In this style he fretted
aud fumed, giving every body to understand
that all the deficiencies of Wheeling, not ex
cepting the contributions of cash and pea
nuts would be supplied by Purkersburg, wax
ing warm with his theme until the pent up
inspiration of the speaker found vent in the
perspiration of a thousand pores, and then
having exclaimed in one grand feat of gestis
ulution to which nothing short of a wind
mill in full motion could approximate, he
"wouldn't stay in no such place," subsided
from his climax of odor and oratory, and
much to everybody's relief, slowly but literally
"dried up."
The vindictive and intolerant spirit which !
looked out through the gnashing teeth and
fierce demeanor of the eminet slang-whanger
was fitly rebuked by Mr. Smith, of Kanawha,
who, in a brief but pointed speech, held up
to deserved ridicule the nialace, not to say
meanness, which had hurled upon the House i
such a senseless blast of sound and fury.
As in the case of Carroll, nobody felt dis
posed to anything but mirth over the perfor- '
uiance of the mighty mountebank from Mor
gan. The gentlemen in charge of the Par
kersburg movement had emphatically disa
vowed all sympathy with either, and therefore
their rantin-rs were merely regarded as silly
episodes in the business of the day.
President Johnson.?The citizens of
Nashville and Greenville, Tenn.. and of
Lnychburtr, Va., propose to give President
Johnson an appropriate reception on his re
turn to hi? home after the 4th of March
Disabilities Removed.
On Thursday last, the Senate of the United
States did one creditable aet, in passing the
bill for the removal of the disabilities of the
Virginia judges. Included in the number of
those who have thus passed the ordeal,is Judge
Parker of tlio Winchester Circuit, whoso
case excited more interest than that of any of
the other Judges, because of the madness of
the negroes aud carpet-baggers about Win
chester, who wero clamorous for his removal
from the position which he has adorned for
nearly twentyyears. Poor Sumner,tho chronio
growler, was especially severe upon Judge P.,
but bis ravings were easily silenced by a
common sense view of the question taken by
Senator Sherman of Ohio.
The Washington correspondent of the Balti
more Gazelle,writing upon the subject, says:?
Senator Sumner is gnashing hid teeth with
1 rage at the passage of the biil by the Senate
I removing the political disabilities of Judge
Richard Parker, after so many efforts on his
part and the part of his negro allies in Win
chester, Va., to prevent it Not satisfied with
presenting the impudent protests of negro
vagabonds. Sumner ventured in his place on
the floor of the Senate to denounce Judge
Parker as "the atrocious Judge." A very
proper rebuke has been administered to the
cmasoulatcd Senator by Mr. Sherman.of Ohio,
i who declared that ho had examined Judge
| Parker's case with special care, and that his
| honest judgment was that Judgo Parker was
! a pure, upright Judge, and that his politicial
| disabilities should bp removed. The Senate
I endorsed Sherman's opinion and passed the
I biil, regardless of the hoarse croakings of
| Sumner, who seems to have lost the respect of
l every member of that body.
A movement is now on foot before the Re
| construction Committee of the House to have
the Judges of Virginia relieved in a body, as
' there has been urged no special objection to
' either, except in the ease of Judge Parker.?
The Morning Republican of this eity will con
tain a brief prepared by the lion. Joseph
Segar, of Virginia?to be presented to the
Reconstruction Committee?urgintr action in
the case of the Judges. All the itadical ele
ment in Virginia, cxccpt a few unscrupulous
carpet-baggers about Richmond, is favorable
to retaining the judiciary of the State intact.
The Despoiler's Track.
The editor of tbo Valley Spirit, of Cham
J bersburg, Penn., has recently spent some time
i in North and South Carolina, and witnessed
i the vandal destruction by Sherman and his
i hordes, in his march through those States.?
lie thus speaks of the appalling and sicken
| ing scenes of devastation which met his eye :
j '-We crossed the track of Sherman's army
on our route from Charlotte to Columbia.?
! No guide was needed to point out to us the
ground over which that army passed. Tall,
| blackencd chimneys stood like grim sentinels
; over it, as if the spoiler had set them there to
' warn the former occupants never to return.
Though voiceless, these chimneys, from which
once curled the smoke of happy households,
speak trumpet-tongued, and woe to those
against whom they speak. If Chambcrsburg
in her ashes looked like the crater of hell,
this track of Sherman's looked liko the road
over which the blazing wheels of Satan's ar
: tillery had rolled, consuming all that came in
their way. For two hours we ran through
j these blackened monuments of our country's
shame. I pity the Northern mau who can
look oil them with complacency."
i S35" There is a decided disposition on the
part of the radicals in the U. S. Senate to
snub Mrs. Lincoln on her application for a
pension. The matter was up again on Tues
day, and laid over, much to the disgust of
Sutnucr, and it is now very doubtful if it will
even get through the Senate. The Baltimore
Sun's correspondent says:
From the remarks of different Senators to
day it is gathered that quite a respectable num
ber of radicals are opposed to this measure. In
popular parlance, Mrs. Lincoln was ''handled
without gloves." Iler petition was character
ized as in wretched taste, and one imaginative
Senator drew a picture of the mortification
experienced by the pure spirit of Abraham
Liucoln over the improprieties of his relict.
I The fact of Mrs. Lincoln's retailing her hus
band's and her own photographs in Germany,
was also whispered about, and more than one
Senator asked what she had done with all the
money received since her husband's death?
830.000 from his estate, 825,000 from Con
gress, and 850,000 more fr.'in private subscrip
tions of citizens throughout the country ?
SS? By the late decision of the Supreme
Court the law of the land, as now interpreted, :
enforces the payment of coin of contracts made
payable in coin, according to the intent of the
parties.
Chief Justice Chase, who delivered the de
cision, said : "There were two descriptions J
of money in use at the time the tender in this I
case was made, both authorized by law and \
both made legal tender," and "contracts to
pay cither were equally sanctioned by law.
* * * * ln (|le absence of any specific
contract for the payment of coin, legal tender j
notes may be a sufficient tender, but it is clcar j
to the Court that express contracts for the i
payment of coined dollars can only be satis- j
iied by the payment of coined dollars. They i
are not debts which may bo satisfied by the
tender of Treasury notes."
No positive opinion, it will benoticcd, was
expressed as to the validity of the Legal Ten
der act, the Court confining its decision to i
contracts in coin.
Inauguration Ball Tickets.?The
ladies' invitation tickct to the inauguration
ball is thus described : In the centre is a bust
of Grant, laurel crowned, with his motto in
rays of light behind his head ; at the foot of
the bust are sprigs of oak and laurel, and
American flags on each side. On the right
side is I'cace, with her palm~braneh and
wings, strewing the earth with blessings.?
Returning Commerce, represented by a ship
under full sail, and at her feet the plough
and other symbols of agriculture covering up
the effects of strife, represented by a deserted
gun ; at the opposite is Columbia, severe and
assured, with the Cap of Liberty and the
Horn of l'lenty. In the distance the capitol,
arched by the Bow of Promise, in token of
better times.
? The Washington Republican says :?
'?Public interest in the doings of Congress is
hourly decreasing, as it is known that nothing
beyond the passage of the ordinary appropria
tion bills can possibly be enacted daring the
balance of this session. The attendance of
the public at the Capitol is, therefore, becom
ing notably much less than usual. The mem
bers re-clccted are very unanimously opposed
to transacting business at the session of the
I Forty-first Congress to commence ou March
? 4th nest. The ninety odd new members will
1 probably think differently upon tbe matter."
Cuba and the United States.
Late dispatches by the Cuba cable .repre
sent a state* of things, which, unless exagge
rated, may tend, if not terminated soon and
redressed, to involve the United States in the
military and political troubles of that island.
There are many Americans resident there,
and as our countrymen abroad are much given
to sight-seeing, especially so entertaining a
spectacle, when it may be had, as a fight,
which whether a bull-fight or a battle is
equally welcome to their excitable temper
ment, and as the Spanish volunteers seen) to
have a habit of running a muck at everybody
they meet in the streets, without much in
quiry as to party or nationality, it is not irn
probfble that outrages arc occasionally com
mitted upon our people. If it should turn
out that this is not accidental, but, as we can
scarcely suppose, designed, and if the gov
crnment ot the island is really engaged in a
system of annoyance and unjust restrictions
towards American citizens, the results may
be serious. It is difficut, however, to suppose
that Gen. Dulce, who has already on his
hands, in the rebellion as much as he can
manage, would willingly provoke the hostil
ity of the United Slates, which is only re
strained as it is by high moral considerations
from absorbing Cuba without ceremony. It
is important to the interests of commerce
that the conflict now going on in Cuba should
be brought to a speedy termination. The
South American States and West India
Islands, by their chronic political convulsions,
have been a perpetual thorn in the sides ot
the commercial nations. The protracted war
between Brazil and Paraguay has been carried
on in a measure, at the expeuse of other na
tions as well as their own, and the everlast
in" revolutions and wars in the AVest India
islands have enhanced the prices of some of
their most valuable and indispensable pro
ducts. If Cuba, which has heretofore exhib
ited an exceptionable stability, is to become
a prey to the same disorders, the results will
be even more seriously felt in this country,
because of our close proximity and intimate
commercial relations, and because of the mag
nitude of her foreign commerce, which, in
proportion "to population, is believed to ex
ceed that of any other country on the globe,
the value of her yearly exports ranging from
827,500,000 to 832,000,000, and that of the
imports averaging about the same. The an
nual exports of sugar alone, which has taken
a rise of two and a half cents since the broak
in- out of the rebellion, has been of late
years from 700,000,000 to 750,000,000
pounds. In view of these facts, we com
mend to General Dulce the maxim of uen
eral Grant, "Lot us have peace." Certain it
is that the West India Islands, the garden
spots of the world, will not be permitted
to relapse into a wilderness condition through
the constant strifes and broils of their inhab
itants. If they cannot keep order themselves,
there are benevolent minded people in their
nei"hborhood who will help them to do it,
and" to render their fertilo territories the
abodes of systematic, peaceful and productive
industry.?Balto. Sun.
A Case of tlio Retributive Justice of
Heaven,
The retributive justice of Heaven has never
been more clearlv shown or exemplified than
in the case of the Judge and jury who acquitted
the murderer of the lamented Bolmeyer.
The circumstances surrounding the ease are
too well known to justify rehearsal at this
time. Briefly, a brutal beast bearing the
name of Brown, in cold blood, and without the
slightest provocation, assassinated Bolmeyer
on'a public street in Dayton, in broad dayl ght,
in the presence of numerous witnesses, for !'>n
only reason that Bolmey .? was the editor in
chief of the Bavton Empire, a Democratic
paper. Brown, being fearful of the just in
dignation of the people of Montgomery county,
prayed for a chance of venue, had his case
transferred to the loyal county of Miami, and
after a mock trial was acquitted by a jury
organized.for that purpose by a loyal Court
and Sheriff, notwithstanding the proof of guilt
was incontestable and overwhelming.
This was the judgment of man. Now wit
ness the judgment of Almighty God ! Every
jurymitn of Bolmeyer has sincc been bereft of
icason, met nnnntural death or committed
suicide, and as a fitting capstone to this arch
of retributive justice. Judae Parsons, who
presided over the mock trial, died a few days
since a horrible death in the Lunatic Asylum
at Dayton.
Verily those who "sow the wind shall reap
the whirlwind !"
[Bucyrus ( Ohio) Forum, Fib. Id.
Tiie Inauguration Ball.?A colored
I man, J. S. Kiclmrdson, of Washington, has
' addressed a note to Mayor Bowen, as chair
man of the committee on the sale of tickets
for the inauguration ball, stating that a num
ber of his friends from Philadelphia and New
York would be in Washington on the 4th of
March, and asks whether any distinction on
account of color is to be made in the sale of
tickets. Mayor Bowen addressed him a re
ply, in which he says that "any person of re
spectable character and standing in this com
munity who. applies and pays for a ticket to
i the inauguration ball, to be held in the north
win" of the Treasury Department, will not be
i deufed, at least so far as my action is con
cerned. The question of color never having
arisen in the committee, I cannot of course
decide for them.
Tue Population of New Yonic.?Mr.
Chas. Bruce read a paper on model lodging
houses before the Social Science Association
at Albany on Wednesday, in which he said
that nowhere on the earth is there such a
massing of human beings as in the city of
New York, and in no city of the size is there
so much poverty and wretchedness. In the
tenement houses the people are much more
crowded than they are in either of the cities
of England or France. In one portion of
New York city a population of 192.000 per
sons to the square mile could be found. This
cannot be paralleled in the worst quarlers of
London.
? The Washington letter in the Washing
ton Republican says :?"It is evident, from
the vote of the House on the motion to strike
out from the bill to remove the disabilities
resting on certain citizens of Southern States,
that Congress is greatly disposed to deal lib
erally hereafter with that class of persons, re
storing to their rights all who hereafter are to j
he calculated on to sustain the policy of Con
gress." The plain English of which, we pre
sume, is that those who are expected to be
Radicals, may be expected to be "favorably :
considered." Is this the "feast"' to which
applicants for removal of disabilities, were
invited'{
? The Chicago Times estimates that 700.
000,000 gallons of aloohol are annually drank
in America, and that SI,000,000,000 are paid
at bars.
? Mrs. Kelson, a grandaughter of General
NelsoD,a signer of the Declaration of Indepen
dence,died in Hanover county, Va., last week.
? William Archer, mail agent on the Dan
vill Railroad, was arrested at Richmond Fri
day for robbing the mail.
VALLEYITEMS.
From our Valley exchanges we copy the
following items :?
The white-population of Harrisonburg is
1,5}70, colored 579; total 1,849.
_ Mr. Chas. Welsh, of Woodstock, has
killed a hog weighing 754 pounds.
The measles are prevailing amongst the
colored people of Harrisonburg in a violent
form.
? The Rev. Mr. Buhrman, of Waynes
boro', lias accepted a call from the Lutheran
congregation of Martinsburg.
? A lady by the name of Wood, living in
the upper end of Shenandoah county, was
badly burned by the explosion of a Kerosene
lamp, a few days ago.
? Sheriff S. R. Allebaugb, of Rockingham
county, has just arrived from Maryland with
two prisoners ? Chas. llains and John Jones
?who were recently arrested in Baltimore,
upon a charpe of having stolen horses from
Mr. E. W. Hester, near McGaheysville, in
that county.
? The trial of John Murphy, charged with
the mnrder of John Conner, near Mount
Jackson, on the 21st of last October, was con
cluded before the county cotlrt of Shenandoah,
on the 13th inst., by a verdict of "murder in
the senond degree," and the fixing of the term
of the prisoner's confinemeut in the Peni
tentiary at ten years.
? A rich vein of Copper has been discover
ed on the Blue Ridge, about four miles south
east of Luray, near the locality known as the
"Stony Man." Gentlemen of capital and
enterprise are about to form a company for
the purpose of working the mine. Coal has
also been discovered on the premises of Col.
Andrew Keyser, on the Shenandoah River,
North of Luray.
? On Thursday, the 11th inst., the large
Stable connected with the Stonewall Hotel in
Lexington was totally consumed by fire. There
were in the stable at the time four horses,only
one of which was saved. An adjoining house
occupied by Mrs. Mitchell was also burned.?
On Saturday night, the 18th inst., the Store
house owned by E. S. Tulwiler, and occupied
by Messrs. J. H. Myres & Son took fire, as is
supposed from an oil lamp and the entire build
ing was completely destroyed.
? A vein of Anthracite' Coal, of good
quality, has been discovered in North Moun
tain, Shenandoah county, near the graded road
leading from Mount Jackson to Orkney
Springs. Favorable indications of Coal have
been also discovered in Cedar Creek Valley,
North of Woodstock. From the information
from various sources, there can be no doubt
of the esis'.ence 3f Coal, and also of Man
ganese, in that region.
? Mr. Levi Shaver, a worthy and much
esteemed citizen of Rockingham county, has
had cataract removed from his eyes, by a
successful operation performed by Drs. Wm.
O. Ilill, of that place, and Wm. II. Trtplctt,
| of Woodstock. Mr. Shaver had been totally
blind for several months, but since the per
formance of the operation, he can see quite
well, and it is believed his sight will bs entire
ly restored.
? Willie Coffinan, the little boy from Nor
folk, sou of llev. A. J. Coffman, formerly of
Conrad's Store, Rockingham county, whose
musical attainments for his age had made his
name famous, died at Ford's Hotel, in Rich
mond ?ity, on Friday ni^ht the 12th inst.?
fie performed in Petersburg on Thursday, and
was apparently in good health ; but after tak
ing the cars l'or Richmond, where he was to
Gil an engagement, he was seized with con
vulsions, from the effects of which he died.
He was ouly three j-cars of age, but has per
formed upon the piano and other instruments
with wonderful skill,
JEST" The remains of J. Wilkes Boothe, the
asrassin of President Lincoln,have been quiet
ly, by permission of the President, removed
from their place of deposit in Washington,
and are now in one of the vaults of Baltimore
Cemetery, awaiting interment by the side of
his father, the illustrious tragedian. Per
mission was granted to tho brother?Edwin
Boothe. President Johnson is thus gradually
removing all unpleasant things out of the way
of his successor. And yet. it is understood
that the President elect wrll not have his
predecessor take any part in the approaching
inauguration ceremonies, as has been usual.
? On Wednesday and Thursday last the
effects of the late Hon. John M. Botts were
sold at public auction. The horses were well
known all over tho country, and attracted
buyers from many of the northern States.?
"Engineer" brought S750?the highest price
of any horfc that was sold. The colts, of
which there was quite a number, brought J
from 8350 to 8550 each.
Tho cattle were not "blooded," but were in
fine condition, and brought good prices. The I
oxen sold for about S120 a yoke. The other j
personal property sold at prices which gave |
satisfaction, realizing in the aggregate abou1 '
S15.000.
? A single engine recently drew a train of
372 cars across a Mississippi river bridge.?
The train was four miles long.
? The committee of nine have postponed j
the State convention until Congress shall have J
acted on the Virginia bill.
MARRIED.
On Thursday. ISth inet., in Zion Church.Charles
town, by Rev. VVm II. Meade, Capt. ANDREW J. j
MARKS, of Louisiana, to JV^iaa MARY V. AIS
QUITH.cf this place.
At the M E. Church, South, in Charlestown, on
Thursday, iSth inst., bv Rev. J. W. Tongue* Mr.
GEORGE HI LBERT, of Ba timore.to MissS A LLIE
\. HENSON, daughter of Mr. Wm. P. Ilenson, of
this place.
On the 5th of January, 1869, at"Atto Vista," the
residence of Capt. Jacob Ensrle, by Rev. Silas Bil
lin<r*, Mr. RALEIGH V MOLER to Mia LYDIA
E. ENGLE?both of Jefferson county.
On the 7th o! January. 1S69, at the residence of
the bride'a father, near Adamstown, Md., by Rev.
Mr. Trapnel I, Mr. GEORGE W. MOLER. of this
couuty, to Miss ETTIE HARWOOD, of Frederick
county, Md.
On the 10th inst.. in Bolivar, by Rev. J. A. Mc
Faden. Mr. LEWIS UPRIGHT toMias CAROLINE
C. BRIDENER ? both of thia count j.
DIED.
On Monday morning last, after a long" and se
vere illness, with the most accutc Chronic Rheum
atism Mrs. ANGELINA TRUSSELL,tbe affection
ate mother ol many estimable children, and the
estimable consort of Mr. Baylisa Trus^rll of thia
county, in about the 52d year of her age.
[Her remains will be intered in Edge Hill Ceme
try, between the hours of 10 and 11 o'clock A. M,,
Wednesday (to-morrow), to which the friends of
the family are requested to attend j W,
At her residence in Bolivar, on th** 1' th inst., Mrs.
MINNA ROW, wife of Mr. Rudolph Row, aged 35
years.
On the 26th of December, 1869, HARRY CAR
SON, youngest son of Rudolph and Minna Row,
aged 2 years.
NEW ADVERTISE M E NTS.
FRESII LIME,
INTENDED especially for White-Washing, juat
received and for sale by the barrel, on the most
reasonable terms. W. J. HAWKS.
February 23, 1669?31.
FOR SALE.
TWO FRESH COWS and CALVES for rale, for
Casb. AMOS SHEPHERD,
February 23,1S69?3t Bloomery Mills.
NEW ADVERTISEM E N T S .
D. HUMPHREYS & JAS. LAW. HOOFF,
DEALERS IN
Agricultural Implements,
FOREIGN & DOMESTIC HARDWARE,
CHARLESTON'^, AY. VA.
; ACKICILTI UAL JIKPAKT3IEXT
Consists of A
WOODS REAPER AND MOWER,
Separate or combined, with Self Rake. 'J"*? ma
china are. we believe, .ho be?t m use. W ca.c .he
A?-?-nta for Jlarke and Jefferson.)
SWEEPSTAKES THRESHING MACHINE, SEP
s arator and horse powtu,
Tlic best Thresher in the world
, I CO the NATIONAL. HOOSIKR. and other
ALSO, in*. ANU FODDER CUTTERS.
TUB WILL0CG11BY filM SPKlXG ITC1LL.
( Agents for two counties.)
Cider Mills, Horse Hay Rakes, , ,
Berea Grindstones. Pumps of aU Kind?.
Scales, Corn Shellers, Wheat Fans.
Dirt Scoops. Churns. Cradles. Scvth.s i
Shovels, Forks. Spaces and Rakes. ]
GIIANOS.?J. J. Turner's Excelsior. Orehilla, Alta
Vela. Ground Nerassa, and Pure Peruvian. ,
PHOSPHATES.?Bcrger & Buttz, C.icsapeake, and
many others
SEEDS AND PLANTS. FOR FIELD & GARDEN.
OUR HAEBWAEE department, ,
CONSISTS OK
Iron. Steel. Horse Shore. Mule Shoes. Horse Nails,
and Blacks'* Iths' Supplies and I oola. such
as Anvils, Bellows, Vises, ^ i
IMPORTED AND AMERICAN CUTLERY.
Mortise Machines, Boring- Machines. Jack Screws',
Chains, Traces, Il.imes,Trowels, Nads. Spikes,
Locks. Hinges. Bolts, Files, Chisels. L? y? Is,
Planes. Bevels, Wrenches,Hoes & Picks.
Special ad vantages for tarnishing Circular,
Mill and Cross Cut Saws, with warrant.
A complete stock of Tools and Supplies for tar
neuters. Builders, Masons, Sadler-. Shoemakers
and others, with many II lusckeepiog and h urniati
ing Goods, both American and Iinpcrtcd.
Thank la 1 for past liberal suppott, wc solicit or
ders for above and .i.ui!.rfc co.
February 23, 1S69. !
PUBLIC SALE
OF
-R-FIATj BST^-TE.
\1TE will sell, at Public Auctijn, on MONDAY,
W MARCH 2id, 1SG9
tub: fakhi
Belonging to John W Andrcws.siiuated in Clarke
county, Virginia, on the East fide of the Shenan
doah River, one mile from Castleman's Ferry,
known as the Marlow Farm, coltaining
140 Acres of Good Land,
100 ACRES IN TIMBER,
Balance cleared and the best quality of Moun-gS&if
tain Land?running'water through the farm.^r*
and a never- tailing Spriug at the house?good j
NE*?V LOG HOUSE,and Out Buildings. The land
adjoins IKctor Bell, John McCleary, and G. n.
Bell.
Sale to take place at 1 o'clock, P. M , in front of
Castleman's llotcl. Berryville, Virginia. I
TERMS OF SALE ?One third Cash?balance in |
one and two years."
WALTON & CRATTGVtrftL,
Agents for John \V. Andrews.
February 23. I^ft9.
SOMETHING NEW !
ALL THOSE WHO HAVE ANY KIND OF
PROPERTY TO DISPOSE OF,
XI ID Z
WALTON & CEAIGIIlLIi
\\1 IT L sell, at Putlic Auction. ALL KIN OS OF
\\ PROPERTY, such as Horses, Cattle, House
hold Goods, Furniture, kc. Our terns will be
moderate, and those who wish to sell Property of
any description, will find it to their advantage to
pivc ua a call. All properly left with us for sile
will be properly registered, and prompt returns
when sale is made. We will attend tales when a
person wishes to dispose of his entire Stock, there
by giving the owner no expenee whatever.
Real Estate eold at public auction, when desired.
Auction Sales to take plat e at our Ware-Room,
Charlceiown. WALTON & CRAlGHILL,
Agents for the Sale of Real Estate.
And Personal Property.
J. D. PoTTr.nEiF.t.n, Aucl'r.
February 23, 1360.
PREPARED YACITH OIL BLACKING,
For Softunhuj ami Piestruhnj
HARNESS, BOOTS. SHOES, BUG
GY TOPS, tire.
IT rentiers Leather impervious to water.
JL It is superior to the best Neatsfoot Oil.
It is a certain preventive agaiust cracking.
It docs rot fry out, leaving a jjum on the surface,
as other oils do, and perfcct satisfaction is guaran
j teed when the direction* for use (as given on the
label of each ran) are observed. For sale. Whole
s-tie and Retail, by the subscriber, at his Clothing
I Store, Harford's Hotel, Berryville, Clarke, county,
Va. Also by S. II- Wooddy, Charlestown.and Hil
leary, Willson & Johnson, Summit Point.
Merchants supplied at Manufacture* *a Prices
acd prompt attention given to order*.
F. WALDRON, Agent.
February 23. ISf?9?3m.
NOTICE.
HAVING purchased the interest of Horace A.
West, in the mercantile firm of Campbell &
West, Charlestown, the \>u??intss will hereafter be
conducted in my name, with the present assistance
ol Messrs. Oscar M. Lucas and Chas. XV. Trusaell,
young gentlemen well ant! f ivorably known to the
community. I have on hand a large assortment of
Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Notions, &c.. and am
determined to sell as eheap as similar articles can
be procured in the county.
I respectfully invito the attention of the Ladies
to a large and well selected assortment of Conirrres,
Side and Front-Lace Gaiters, and Morocco Boots,
which I have determined to sell at cost, as my stock
in this line is disproportionate to the tr-de.
{{^Country Producc of all kinds taken in ex
change for goods. JOHN II CAMPBEI L.
February 23, IS6f). F. P. copy.
FOIi SALE.
rpiIREE BU1LDIXG LOTS,
Situated in the most desirable pail of Charles- |
town. For information enquire of
Feb. 23, 1369. WHITE fy TRAPNELL.
ESTRAY.
CI A ME to the farm of the subscriber, some time
J during" the past cummer, a Red aud White
SPOTTED HEIFEB,
about two years old. The owner of said animal is
requested to come forward, prove property, pay
costs,anH. take her away.
Feb. 23, 1869?3t. " R. P. CHEW & BRO.
BLOOMKRY FACTORY.
FENCING Plank, RaiJinc, Locust Posts and
Gondolas, for saleat the Factory and at Charles
town. KEARSLEY &. SHEERER.
February 13,1869.
EARLY ROSE POTATO.? We have in store a
lot of the Early Rose Potato, for sale in lots of
one pound and upwards.
February 23, 1S69. McCURDV & DI KE.
Early Goodrich potato ?10 Barrels of
Early Goodrich Potatoes, warranted pure and
true to name, just received and for *ale by
February 23. iS69. McCUilDY U PL'KE
SPANI'S Improved Barrel Churn?all sizes?just
received and for sale bv
February 23, 1969. "McCURDY h. PUKE.
CLOVER, Tiraolby, Orrhard Gr.?, Kentucky
Bloc Orass and Enfflii-h L??n OraM Seed', lor
tale by McCt'HDY fc PUKE.
OFFAL, Corn, OaU, Screening Family
Flour, for Bale by McCCBPY fc DPKE i
BAfeb.'f3CQCO* "keIkIlEV Ik sheeRER. ,
MAF?b.r^' *"d CKE?^leyVSheerer.
aVNED Fruit, Peachen, Corn and Tomatoci,
for'gale by KEARSLEY A SHEERER.
C-iOD Fiali. Mackerel and Herring', for tale by
/ Feb. 23. KEARSLEY* SHEERER.
*^W' c%tD
tvV?lLET SOAPS8'aSC
^ ^\M(KEONE,\A-:HAA&EN&Co. A
Honey, Gljcciinc Klilcr Flutter,
and Palm.
In Quality, Stylo and Perfume warranted equal
to the Englitdi and sold fully 50 per cent, cheaper,
which accounts for the great falling" id in the de
mand for the loreijn soaps, and the unprecedented
success of the American Company Toilet St?apa,
now roIiI evci vwhrre in the United States.
McKEONE, VAN llA AG EN CO.,Cole ManPrs,
Philadelphia and New York.
HUNTING AND TRAPPING?Inatrvrtlona by a
hunter and trapper ol long practical cxpe'ri
ence, with diagram and direct ions for making- trap.
Alao instructions Hmc in Train Ati.nals. including
many am limine and wonderful teicks ftjtli forcn't/
/r?? cents. JESSE HANEY & CO . 119 Nasean at ,
New York.
new advertisements.
PIANOS! PIANOS! PIANOS!
?THE PABLOR FAVORITE.'
TWIE immense demand for this popular Inttru
meut haa induced us to make its manufacture
a speciality* and we nro consequently enabled to
offer them at inuch lower rates than ere charged
for similar instruments by other makers. Inquire
of resident dealers or send" for our illustrated cata
logue and price list. Address
GEO. M. GUILD h. CO..
Pianoforte Manul'rs. Boston. Ma s.
Lock Hat??, Pi.
Mbs8R8.Lifpikcott & Bakiwell,Pittsburgh. Pa.
Gtnts We hare been using your make of Gang
Saws in our Mill, and find them, in pointof quality,
superior to any we have ever used. Youra, *c..
superior w j S1JABLANCHARD, & CO.
Orbin Shaw, Foreman.
Jamestown. N- V.
Lipptscon & Bakewkll:?We have no trouble
with your Saws; they don't need to be lined up
with paper ; we put them on the Mandrel and they
go right along. Temper peifectly uniform and
Quality unsurpassed. Respectfully.
H J CIIAS J. FOX.
LIPPINCOTT & BAKEWELL,
Manufacturers of Circular, Mulay, Mill Gang and
Cross-Cut Saws. Chopping Axes, all shape*. Col
burn's Patent Axe. Shovels, Spades and Miles*
Patent Covered Scoop.
AGF.NT.S WANTED FCR
HOW TO MAKE THE FAEM PAY.
JI (>\V to double the va ue of land nml the prctu*
1 on stock, and how to raise three times ih?
quantity of all farm i rops to an acre. 160 pages
ami MO beaut if ol and useful illu?iiati? ns. Farm
ers, young men ami experienced at*? nts find it pays
to caiivjm for this hook. ^ 1(M) (u $ SOU per
ill?* 11 f ll > according to ability and energy. For lull
particulars, address
ZE1GLER, McCLTDY & CO. Philadelphia, Pa.
1|?ARLYR09E POTATO? American and Foveiyu
^ Spring W treats, (Xits. Jlarley, Corn* Cljver
Seeds, Grass Seed, Ilo^s. Fowls, Best Fodder Cut
ter. Send ;?>r the Kxpckihsntal Fai;ji Journal,
only 20 ccnts. Addres
GEO. A. Dr.rrZ. Clta mbi-r>btit g. Pa.
UJANTKO, AGENTS. t.. *ao? per
inomb, ?'Vc> vm h>-re. m.*i|?; nnd female. to in
troduce the (IKN'l'I.NK IVipi;oVM> COMMON
SENSE FAMILY SEWING MACHINE. This m..
chine will stitch, hem, fill, tuek. quilt, cord, bind)
braid and rmhioider in a must tupciit.r manner.
, Price only jj-1"*- Fully warrai tee fur five years.?
We will pay lor ar.y machine that will sew
a stronger, more beautiful, or mure elastfc seam than
ours. It makes the "Elastic Ixirk Stitch.'* Kverv
second stitch csn be cut, and still the cloth can not
be pulfed apart without tearing it. We pay Amenta
from &75 to $200 per month and expenses, or it
commission from uhirli twice that amount can l>?
made. Address SECOMII Ac CO. , Piltcburgh, Pa.,
B?ston, Mi?m., rrSt. I^unis, Mo.
C A U'l ION.? D? not be impofrM upon l?y otler
parties palming of! worthier* cast iron n:a<liin?s,
under tire e.inie name or other wire. Our? m the
only genuine and really practical cheap machine
manufactured.
XIIH PATEAT MAGIC COM U
UJILL color gr*y hair n permanent blac k or
biown. Sold i verywhern. Sent by mail fur
jjji 1.23. Addrtss WM. PATTON, Treasurer,
Magic Comb C tnpany. Spring field. Mam.
A G KNTS. FA IIM EftS. G AIJ DEN EMS & Fit I IT
GROWERS.? S**nd f??r particulars ?.f ? Jit*!'*
Improved /?'/uit Trie and I'ivt Inrigoiator and Jurat
IJehlroyer." Sample* t<? (crt wall bo forwarded to
any part of the United Sta(< s and perfect ratisfae
tioia guaranteed. Good Agents are wanted in cVrry
County in the UniteJ States. Address
J. AHEAIiN. Second Street, Baltimore, Old.
UJ A iN'TKD? A KNTS?To tell the A
MEIIICAN KNITTING MACHINE. P.icr
S25. 'f lie simplest, cheapest and beat KM'I'IINO
MACHINE ever invented. Will knit *0.000 ?titeh
es per minute. * Liberal inducements to Agent*.~
Addrcss AMERICAN KNITTING MACHINE CO.,
Boston, Mass.. or St. Louis, Mo.
UJ ANTED.? Salesmen, everywhere, farmers Ac
others, fur a AVto Article in threat dein ?n?l.?
S 400 made by one apent hi* fir?t month. Addrtrts
immediately. Drawer 124, Louis* illr, Ky.
NEURALGIA ? JVirvvu?ne$M and Frmulr It'tain***
Cured ? A Clergyman's Widow suffered for
years with the above diseases, and fur the heat fit of
like sufferers v III rend the means cf her own cure
free. Mrs. DIXI FRANKLIN, Jersey City, N. J
A BLESSING TO I-A DIES.? Dr Win. K?y l>n*
discovered a simple plant thai never fails to
briupr relief, when checked by cold or other*ise.?
These Vegetable -Monthly Powilrrtran he depended
on by lad ire in "timeand hour of need." Piice S3
per package, by mail, securc (rout ?*b?ervation.?
Addrr?i?. in confidencf, WM. RAY, M. D., P. ()?
Itox 4737, New York.
IjiYERY SPORTSMAN. FARMER and HORSE
\j >1 AN, ?h'?ul?i sen 1 for our painphfel of 20 pt*prp,
containing-a full description of a new invention by
which tlie most inveterate tickets, Minaira^i, mid
vicious horses can be driven with ptrfeci arfrty For
breaking-and training horses,it in better than Ha*
reyVor ?nv other system. Sent frfAddress N.
P. HOVER ii. CO.. I'arkeaburg, Chcttcr Co?, Pa.
I^RRlMi BUT NOll/.i; -Self help for Young
-J Men, who having erred, deaire a better man
hood. Sent in sealed let ter envelope*, freeof charge.
If benefitted ret urn the pontage. Addters PIII/.AN
THROS, Box P, Philadelphia, Pa.
RE AT DISTRIBUTION BY TIIE METRO
J POLIT A N GI FT COM PA N Y.
CASH HIFTS TO THE AMOUNT OF ffS.W.Ortff.
EVEU I TICKET J>11A U S A PHIXE.
dCcahGifU.cach3 10,000 | soCaahGifta.cacb $WV>
10 ?? *? 6,1*10 200 ?' ?? " 114/
20 '? " 5,(MM) | 300 " " 6tl
50 Elegant Rosewood Pianos; cach $*300 to
7.5 '? " Melodeons " 75 to 150
350 Sewinsr Machines, ?? GO to 175
500 Fine GOId Watches, ?? 75 lo 300
Cash Prizes, Silver Ware&c.t valued at
A chance to draw any o 1 the above Puses for 25c.
Tickets describing Prizes arc sealed in Envelope*
and well mixed. On receipt of 25c. a Seeded Tickit
is drawn without choice and scut by mail to any
address. Tne prize named upon it wi?lbe delivered
to the tickci-holdcr on payment of One JJollar
Prizes are immediately sent to any address by ex
press or return mail.
You will know what your Prize is before you pay
for it. Any Prize exchanged for another of same
value. No Blanks. Our patrons can depend on
fair draling. ?
Recebenccs :?We sclent the following from ma
ny who Lave lately drawn Ysluarle Prisesand kind
ly permitted us to publish them : S. T. Wllkins,
Buffalo. ?5.000; Miss Annie Monroe, Chicago,
Pi*no. John l>. Moore, Louisville, ft 1,000*;
Miss Kuima Walworth. Milwaukee, Piano, S500;
It-" K A. Day, New Orleana, 9400 We publUh
no names without permission
Opi.kio!?s or THK Pse?* ''The firm is reliable,
and deserve iheir success.**? MV-*/y Tribune. Aug.
8. ?? We know th*?n to be a fair dealing firm."?Jv.
y\ H'-rald, Auk 23. "A friend of ours drew a ?500
prize, which was proinptlj received.''Daily A'eici,
Sept. 3.
Stnd for circular. LibcralinduremrnUto Agents.
Sati.f.rti ?n guaranteed. Every Packkfe of ftraH
Euvcl'ipeico i?in ?Sf cam Six Tickela for
a I ; 13 fur 35 (or 85 , 110 lor 815. All let
ter* .boa Id be addrraaed to
HARPER, WILSON A. CO.,
173 Broadway, N. Y.
I HATE MADE ADVLKTISINU A STUDY.
FOR TEN CENTS 1 will aend to an, oi.e a list ol
the beat Newspapera in tb? United Sola. I
would once hare paid a thousand dollars for tbia
very information. Address Bo* 672, N. V. City.
February 16, ISM.
rrMIE undersigned utter Stonebiaker'a valuable
-L Medicinea at greatly reduced figurea on former
prices?having purchased a large lot at a bargain..
Feb. 16. nlSQUITH * WASHINGTON

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