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OHARLESTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1873
PUBLISHED WEEKLY, BY JOHN W. DALGARN, OFFICE IN "LEE HALL" BUILDING. TKRX8 or SDBHCKIPTIOX.?The Paper will be rnrnlKhed to Rnbscrlbergat $2.50 per ?mm, fa Advance. When aot paid strictly lu Advance, $3,00 will positively be charged. PROFES BIONAI. CARPS. R. P. H. STAUB, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, OFFICES 46 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. PRACTICES in the Courts of Baltimore, Balti MT more County, Court of Appeal* of Maryland a md Supreme Court of Uniteu State*. Special at tention given to Collecting in and out of the State. REFERENCES: Watfeual Union Bank el Baltimore. Wn. Devries k. Co. Snlftnnnl Bank, MsrtUsbvrg, Weil Va. Berkeley Serine* Bank, Msrtiesburg, West Ta. Carroll, Adams 4c Meer, Saltimor*. ?et. II, 1871?tf. Bwav L. Bbookb.] [St. Gso. T. Bbookb. [Uakiil B. Lucas.] BROOKE & LUCAS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Charltstown, Jejftrson Co., IV. Va. HAVING this day entered into partnership in the practice of the law, we will attend regularly nil the Courts of Jefferson, and the Superior Courts of Berkeley, Morgan, Clarko and Frederick coun tiee. September 1,1872?tf. I WM. H. TRAYERS. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charleitowu, JrOerson County, Virginia, WILL practice in the District Court, or the Uni ted States fortfae Districtof Weit V.rginia.? particular attention paid to caaea in Bankruptcy. July 10. 1870. SAMUEL J. C. MOORE, ATTORNEY AX LAW, Berry Wile, Clarko County, Virginia, AND CLEON MOORE. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Charlestown. Jefferson County, West Va., \J?J ILL undertake canes jointly in the Courts of both of seid Counties. May SS. 1872*. _ FRANK BECKWITH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ctiarlestowiiy Jefferson County, West Va. OFFICE on Main street,over Drugstore of C. E. Be tier. February 11,1373?ly. COOKE & EENN5BT, ^ ?5> Vi/1 Charlestosrn, Jefferson County, W. Va., "ViJlLL practice in Jefferson and adjoining Coun ties. Hf- Ofiioe first door West of "Carter House." April 13. 1*70?tf. E. WILLIS WILSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Harper's Fery, J e ferson Co., WEST VIRGINIA. TjSTill practice in the Couita of thisand the ad * ^ joining Counties. *ug. 17. 1370. CHARLES DAVIES, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, WILL attend to business in all the Courts of this State. June 4, 1S72. DR. C. T. RICHARDSON, Physician A. Surgeon, CI1ARLE3TOWN, VIRGINIA. I HAVE taken an O.'Ticeon Main street, (firstdoor ?%st of Mmoh'b Drug Store), where I can be Urand during (It* day? At night message* should he ocut to my residence, cornci of Libert v nnd Mildred ?trewt*. C. T. RICH A R DSON, M. D. June 27. 1S7I?tf. _ 1>X. B. 15. HANSON, PHYSICIAN AND SUKGBON, CHARLE8TOWN, WEST VA. OFFICE at residence, on the corner of Ch tries sad Liberty afreets. April 16, H73 ?tf. Utt. A. SMITH, DENTIST, . TENDERS his services to the citizens of j Charlestown and vicinity. Office atl residence. Full upper 6ets of Teeth, from Slit* $20 ; partial do., $5 to $10. Filliosrs, from 81 ifwt rds. Extracting only 50cents. A11 work warranted,and satisfaction guaranteed. SK References when required. ay14,1872?ly. la I>rvis?. ?| IHB lndeiBrpiH having lately pnrchaso.d g 1. the interest of Dr. J. A. Straith, iu the firmpar ?t Ooo. T Light & Co , will be constantly adding to hie stock of IRUQS, MEDICINES AND CHEMICALS, at their old snd well-known stand on Main street, where can also be obtained a complete assortment of DTE STUFFS, WKNDOW GLASS, PAINTS, PUTTY, superior Coal, Lubricating-, Sperm. Lard and Lin seed Oils, all of which will be sold as low as the Eastern markets wtll afibid; also Coal Oil Lamps, China Vases, Toilet Sets, Fancy A i tides, Fine Per fumeries of the most popular kinds. Pomades, Ring's Ambrosia. Burnett'sCocoaine, Stooebraker's Half's and Chevalier's Hair Restorers and Renewers, also a large stook ol PATENT MEDICINES, SCHOOL BOOKS AND STATIONERY, embracing all of the most popular and reliable re medies, and also the latest Novels and finest kinds of Stationery. As the quality of Medicines is always of the greatest importance both to the Physician and his jratieats, we make it our constant care to secure none bat the purest Medicines, aud by his long- ex perience in the retail bueinees, he is prepared to ?iill Physicians' Prescriptions and Compound Medi cine* according to th^ latest ami strictest rules of Pharmacy. The public can confidently rely on i iiaving their prescriptions carefully and accurately j prepared atall hours of the day and nieht N. B.?1 take this occssion to return my sincere j .thanks for the very large patronage bestowed upon J #ae by the community, and to express my grateful acknowledgment of the hit^h appreciation of my fellow-citizens of my efforts to serve them ; trusting that I may be sble in the future to render entire satisfaction to all who may favor me with their sup port and confidence. GEO. T. LIGHT. February *20, 1872. Julius.C Holmes ] [Hessv D. Rust ZZolmes tfc Jrtuet, BUILDEBS AND C0NTKACT0KS, Charlestown, Jefferson Co.,W. Va. HAVING formed a Cc-partnership for the pur pose of energetically conducting the business <of House Building and Carpentering generally, Jiereby notify the citizeus of the county of Jefferson that they are ready for and solicit orders, and by promptitude, faithful work and moderate charges, expect to make it advantageous to all to employ J.nu.rj 21, 1873?if. CO A L ANIMVI) 0 I) YA HI). ?WASHINGTON & LIPPITT flJILL keep on hand a constant supply of COAL of all kinds, and Sawed and Split WOOD, ^?rhich they will furuisb and-deliver in quantities to ^ait customers, for Cash. Orders left at Yard.cor aer Samuel street and B. & O. R. R. (jcy- Cash paid for Bonea. Jaw 10,1873-ly. O. W. P. Our ew Plouglis. are manufacturing a large lot of them and we guarantee satisfaction in every <~ase or no WEIRICK & WELLER. 4.1871. w "Si. AJ per ! ?anted * All aJpCj ?lp^claaaeaof working people,ofeither MI> or old, make more money at work for ? to their .pare momenta, or all tbe time, than at HjUIar ale*. Particulars tiee. Addrnaa G. 6tin ??? * Co.. Portland. Maine. Sep. 17, "72-1 y. IVUOr tha Arctic Soda Water at Maaon'a Dm? X ftore. Tie beai Id town. BALTIMORE CARDS. STIEFFS PIANOS. UPWARDS OF FIFTY FIRST FRRMICMI, 60LB 1M? BILTKB MEDALS, Were awarded to CBAS. M. 8TIEFF, for the beat PIANO, io competition with all the leading1 Manufacturers of the country. OFFICE AND WARCHOOM8. No. 9 JVI Liberty Street, Baltimore, Md. The superiority of the Unrivalled Stieff Piano Forte, is conceded by all who bave compared it with others. In their New Grand Square Scale, 7$ Oc taves, the manufacturer has succeeded in making the most perfect Piano Forte possible. Prices will be found as reasonable as consistent with thorough workmanship. A large assort men t of Second Hand Pianosalwaya on hand, from $75 to $*300. We are agents for the celebrated Burdett Cabinet, Parlor and Church Organs, all styles and prices*to suit every one, guaranteed to be fully equal to any made. Send for I Uustrated Catalogue, containing names of orer 1,500 Southerners, (500 of whom are Vir ginians, 200 North Carolinians, 150 East Tennes seeans, and others throughout theSouth.) who have bought the Stieff Piano since the close of the war. April#, 1673. PERSONAL. NOAH WALKER k CO , The Celebrated Clothiers of Baltimore Announce the introduction of a plan of ordering clothing AND UNDERWEAR BY letter; To which they call special attention. They will send on application their improved and accurate ltUI.ES FOR SELF-MEASUREMENT, and a full line of samples from their immense stock of Clothe, Cassiineres, Coatings, Shirtings, &c., thua enabling- parties in any part of tbo country to order their Clothing and Shirts direct from tbom, with the certainty of receiving- garments of The Vert/ Latest Style And Most Per feet ?Fit attainable. Goods ordered will be Bent by Express to any part of the country. As is well known throughout the Southern States they have for Forty three Years excelled in all departments of their business, which is a substantial guarantee as to the character of the Goods they will send out. A large and well assorted stock of READY-MADE clothing always on hand, tog-ether with a full line of FURNISHING GOODS including all the latest novelties in design, and AT lJ0PULAlt PRICKS When Goods arc sent per Express C. O. D., there will be no collection charge on amounts of $'20 and over. Rulce for self-measurement, Samples of Goods Bud (Vice List free on application. The st tention of the Trade is invited to our Wholesale Department, which is always kept up to the highest standard. NOAH WALKER & CO., Manufacturers and Dealers in Men's and Boy's Clothing and Furnisbiug Goods, either ready-made or made to order. 165 and 107 Baltimore Street, BALTIMORE, MD. April 1,1871. SAPPINGTQN HOTEL, Cbaricstfmn, Jefferson Co., W. Ya. TTTTAVING lcneed the Sappington Hotel for a rl term of years, and having- re-furnished it uanUaumely 4rom Bssomont to Attic, it ia now open fer the accommodation ol th?* public. The TABLE will be bountifully supplied with all tho luxuries and substantial that the City and Country markets afford. Tho UAH. will be supplied with only Choice Li quors None but polite and attentive Sorvants will be employed, and nothing shall b? left undone that will contribute, to thecomfort and pleasure of guests. The STABLE is commodious and will be attend ed bv an experienced Ostler. A PORTER will attend ail the trains to'conduct Visitors to the Hotel, and to transport begeago, &c. DR. J. JOHNSON. Late of Washington County, Md. Oct. 1,1872. M 8B N TA IN TIE WHO TEL, (Late Shenandoah,) Harper's Ferry, West Va. Situated at the junction of the B. & O.and the W. & P. railways, and commanding from every point magnificent viewa of the sur rounding country. THIS House, located in the centre of ?ome of the finest scenery in the world, has been altered, repaired, refitted and refurnished throughout, and ia now ooen to the public. Aa a Summer Resort the House^isunparalleled. Jefferson's Rock,Mary land Heighta,Shannondale Springs, and other pla ces of interest, are in the immediate neighborhood. Carriages, Horses. ?-r., /or hire. The traveling- public, irenerally, are assured that they will find Mountain View-one of the most con venient, comfortable and elegant bouses in this sec tion of the country. JAS. T. REED, Sup't. July 16, 1872. RlcShcrry House, No. 25, Queen Street, M ARTISTS BURG, W. VA. ftj- Porter and Hack at every train for tbeaccom modation of gueetp. JAMES 1. McSHERRY, Prop'r. Jno. F. JTfctNTYHE, Clerk. Mmy 20, 1873-tf. 1$. K. JAMISON & CO., SUCCESSORS TO P. F. KELLY & CO., Bankers and Exchange Brokers, NORfMWBST COBNKB OP Third and Chestnut Streets, June 25. 1873?ly. Philadelphia . EDW'D jTEVANS & CO., NURSERYMEN AND SEEDSMEN, YORK, PA. (^Catalogues Mailed to Apphcawts.-CQ Htfer (bu permission) to Hon. J. 8. Black, Washington, D. C., Weiser, Son & Carl, Bankers, York, Pa. Juno 3, 1673?6m. V^tRILLS. DRILL6.?I would call attention of 3l_J Farmers needing- Drills to the Keller an<Mlick ford & Huffman. 1 place these goodson the market knowing that they have no superior?and of that 1*11 let the farmer be the judge. I can supply all orders for these goods, the supply being always equal ta the demand. July 8. 1873. JAS. LAW. HOOFF. NEW Crop Turnip Seed for sale by J uly 8, 1S73. JAS. LA W. HOOFF. ON hand and for sale, several styles of Summer Lap Dusters. JAS LAW. HOOFF. June 3, 1873. PATENT SelfrHeating Charcoal Smoothing Iron, for sale by JAS. LA W. IIOOFF. HOG POWDERS.?My powders were thorough ly tested two years ago and gave general eat ; isfaction, and am now preparing the same powder. I would advise all ?o use them both as a preventive ICand cure. Tablespoonful dose. August 12, 1873. GEO T. LIGHT. IRCULAT1NG LIBRARY,?To accommodate the reading community, I have reduced the price to 10 cents per week in advance. Any Book to read for that sum. GEO. T. LIGHT^ ; CONDENSED Beef for Children, and Invalids generally, has no superior as a*hourisher. For sale by W.S.MASON. August 6,1873. BANKING BUSINESS. BANK DIRECTORY. First National Bank of Jefferson AT CHARLGSTOWH. Officer*. COLIN C. PORTER, PrMidiat. SAM'L ROWKI.L, Caakiar. J. Y. SIMMONS, TalUr. Biictnnt Dtf?T B??day. Bank of Charlestown. OBcers. J. W. GRA WTHAM, Preaidaa*. GEORGE A. PORTERF1RLD. Caabiar. JOHN PORI ERKIELD , Tellar. Discount Day?Friday. AGENTS J?-The following gentlemen are duly au thorized to receive Advertising aud Sub scription for the " Spirit of Jefferson," aud to collect and receipt for the same : Geo. D. McGlinoy?Sheplierdstoicn. John P. Ksrfoot?Martinsburg.. Ghab. R. Lee?Jierryvilie. Joel W. Roberts?Muhileway. Adam Link, Jr.?Duffields Depot. Jap.. W. Babndaut?Unxontdlle. M. W. Bubr?Brown's Shop^ E. H. Roberts?Kearncysville. Henry S. League?Leetown. John W. Daloabn. TO TRAVELERS. WINCHESTER, POTOMAC & HARRI SONBURG DIVISION, B. & 0. R. R. TIME TABLE. Trains Going South'. Leave A. M. A M. P. M. P. M. Harper*? Ferry at 6 25 10 40 1 25 n.23 Hall town, 6 06 10 56 1 61 8.30 Charlestown, 6.28 11 07 2.13 6.49 Cameron's, 6.60 II.IS 2 35 8.69 Summit Point, 7.12 11.29 2.68 9.09 P. M. Winchester. 9.00 12.13 6.00 9.46 Arrive at Straaburg 10 67 1.06 6.35 P. M. Arrive at Har'oburp 6 26 3.30 Tiaihb Going Nobth. Leave A.M. A. M A.M. P.M. Harrisonburg-, 7 00 1.40 Strasburgat 6 30 11.39 4. OK P. M. Winchester, 6.00 9 00 3.40 6.04 Summit Point, 6 33 9^56 4.44 6.44 Cameron's, 6^44 10.1*. 6.02 6.65 _ Charleatown, 5.55 10.28 5.20 6 06 Halltown, 6.06 10.56 6.38 6 18 Arrive at H. Ferry, 6.22 11.25 6.05 6.35 Train leaving* Charlestown at 10.28, A. M., con | nects at Harper's Fciry with Mail Trains East and West, which pass over the Old Route to and from Baltimoro. Other trains pass over the Metropolitan branch. Fast Freight. No. 7 leavesStrasburg-at8.30 P. M. ?passes Charlestown at i2.24 A.M., and reaches Harper'* Ferry at 1.20 A. M. Fast Freight, No. 8, leaves Harper's Ferry at 11.10 P. M , psfees Charlrstovn at 12.24 A. M.? and arrives at Strasburg at 3 5S A. M. A. B. WOOD, Ag-cnt, Harper's Ferrv. THOS. R. SHARP, Nov. 3, 1873. Master of Transportation: BALTIMOKEAND OniO RAILROAD. SCHEDULE of Paeeeneer Trains arriving and de parting st H?rper'g Ferry Station : TR A INS GOING WEST. Cincinnati Express via Washington.. 10 2S. A.M. St Louis " i* ?? 10.04, P. M. Mail Train ?? ?' ?? old tr'k 12.00, M. Winchester Acc'n'? ?' ** ??_ 8.0S, P.M. TRAINS GOING EAST. Cincinnati Express via Washington.. 8.04, A. M. St. Louis Express via Washington.... 7.05, P M. Mail Train via Old Track to all points. 1.06, P. M. Winchester Ac'n " 44 6.45, A.M. Trains on Main Stem make close connections at Harper's Ferry with trains running- on W. P. & 8. Division to Strasburg and points farther South. At Hagerstown Junction with trains for Hagers town, $*c. Throuerh Tickets to all prominent points West, South, East and North. Ticket Office open for all passenger trains, day and night. Comfortabie facilities for waiting pas ssngera. A. B. WOOD, Agent. Harper's Ferry, Nov. 3, 1873. GEORGE H. HAGLEY, Manufacturer of Ladies' and Gen to'. Boys* and Youth*', and Children's BOOTS, GAITERS AND SHOES, Of all Styles and Grades, HAVING now permanently located 1 in Charlestown, has just pur-I chased a large and well put up Stock \ of the VERY BEST MATERIAL, Including tupe* rior French Calf-Skins, Moroccos, Alligator, Eng lish Ben Sole, &c. His determination is to make the best quality of work, and whilst he offers many thanks to those whb have assisted him in building1 up his trade here, be has determined to spare no efforts to increase the same to its utmost extent.? TermsCash. GEO H. HAGLEY. At Duffield'i, we hare just purchased our Fall Stock ? Boots, Shoes. Hosiery, Gloves, Underwear, Confectionery, &c. Also a larg-s pupply of Leather. G. H. & J. T. HAG LEY. October 21, 1R73 ? odMy 131 y. FIRE ! FIRE ! AT BROWN'S SHOP. THE undersigned would inform his^ friends and the public generally that he is still at the above named stand, and will continuo to manufac ture to order Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, &c. Special attention piven to STITCHED BOOTS AND LA DIES' WORK. None but the best material used, and all work guaranteed. Repairing neatly done, and at moderate rates. Orders filled promptly March 18, 1873?ly. M. B. MILLER. TO ALL CONCERNED! IlOUSfc PAINTING, GRAINING, PAPER HANGING, &G. JOHN N. WHITTINGTON ?C*in |>roffer? hi???r ?ices to the public, for the speedy execution and in the most artistic style.of any work in the HOUSE PAINTING. WALL PAPERING. FURNITURE RENOVATING, or CHAIR CANING line. Prices reasonable, and satisfaction guaranteed. Thank ful to his/riends for the encouragement of the past, he confidently hopes, from enlarged experience and increased facilities/or the execution of his busiress, to receive a reasonable proportion of the work in his line. Qc^Shop in basement, next door to Mr. John Ashbaugh's Tailoring establishment, Northwest corner of Liberty and Lawrence sta. July 29.1973?3m. J. N. W. JAMES W. BUTT, HOUSE JOINER AND CARPENTER, Charlestown, W. Ya. CONTINUES to execute every variety of work in his line, and will undertake and complete con tracts in the shortest possible space of time. By promptness, reasonable charges and good work manship, he hopes to merit a continuance of public patronage. Orders left at the kiSpirit" Office will receive prompt attention. October 28, 1873?6m. TO FARMERS and MACHINISTS. I have jost received a prime article of Lubricating Oil, which we are selling at 60 cents per gallon W. 8. MASON. MOORE'S Hog Cholera Remedy, prepared ac cording to original recipe, at Aug 5. MASON'S Drug Store. STATIONERY a speciality. Paper and Envel opes of all kinds, the best stock of Fancy Goods in the Lower Valley Come and see. June 24. 1373. W. S. MASON. SILVER Soap, for Silver, aold by August 12, 1873. GEO. T. LIGHT. PURE Sherry, Madeira, Port* Hock and Claret Wine#, *old by GEO. T. LIGHT. pirit of Jefferson. Ckarlestowo, Jefferson Const}', West Y?. TUESDAY M0KN1N6, SOVKM BEK 25,1873. LETTEfi FfiOM NEW YOBK. Yorkvillb, N. Y., Not. 12, 1873. Dear Spirit:?Yorkville lies betweea Har lem and Castle Garden. It has laia there for some time. It is not the prettieat place in "creation" by any meaaa, unless beauty con sists in uopaved streets, and stagnant water pools. From the latter there risoH a malaria' often eausing chills and lever. Hut there is harmony in those pools, which issues from the lunge of several thousand bullfrogs, as they ' go through the gymnastic exercises of tbe oircus ring, pushing the dirty green scum before them like athletes do with their carpet^ pads iu the sawdust ring. Talk of leapfrog ! It takes a frog to do justice to the manoeuvres of that time-honored game. The Yorkville frogs are powerful singers. Not a baby in the neighborhood oan sleep after they have once cleared their throats, wet their whistles and given forth their liveliest airs. Thoy can beat oysters, even on the half-shell. (Jcese and goats are numerous hereabouts. If you look out of the back-window you soo forty geese and forty goats. Maybe a few more or less ; I won't bo particular. In the front of tho house you see half a dozen goats, no geese, but, on the right of the house, half dozen geese, no goats. Look info the cellar, you see a goat lining his nest with the feathers of a deceased gooso. While I'm writing this com mnnicotion, I have one oye on s fine, big goose, which I am sure would make an excellent din ncrfor a dull Christmas. If I keep my health and that goose keeps hers, ? why, I know we'll be near one another on Christmas day, oven if I havo to?to buy her. The "squat ters" peddle-goat's milk through Yorkville. Thure are more shanties inhabited by "squat ters" in this neighborhood than in any part of the city. They're so very qiiiet and agree able, too, cspoci&lly, when they're warmed with a little gin and goat's milk ; whioh makes them so very quiet that not a sound is heard, save a drunken snore. This is Yorkville ! If a man is encumbered with too much money, let him stand around Yorkville after dark, and form the acquaintance of those pious young Christians who wear brosd?solod shoes, yellow over-coi#ts and piccadilly collars. They'll at tend to tho man possessing the superfluous funds, without tho charge of as much as a British shilling. When we have an inclina tion to behold anything grcon, all we have to do, is to strut over to the Park, inhale an in definite quantity of fresh air and return home. Grass and air are cheap in the I'ark. The most interesting place to visit in York ville, is tho horse-market, situated on the East Tiver. There are three places in New York, where a man can take a hoarty laugh, in a re ligions wav too, without injuring any one.? Geo. K. Fox'll make you laugh until you split; Colton. the dentist'll make you laugh until you feel the gns ooiing through every pore. Hut go to tho Yorkville horse-market, look at the emaciated creatures they term horses, and laugh until you grow f?t. I went, and I feol as full of gas as the Graphio bal loon. Saturday is horse-market day. I don't know why this day is ohnsen for go much cheating, unless the sinners want to have something to ask pardon for on the following Sunday when thoy attend ohuroh. At eleven o'elock, A. M., the street opposite the market is crowded with horses. Some are hitohed to huge cirts ; others, to large stonos and logs. This is doue to test their strength. Licensed venders, cart-men, dray-uien,?men with every kind of features, are saen standing around the horse-market, anxious to buy a bad horse or sell a worse one. I saw. one iuaa with a very dirty face sitting on a stone devouring a piece of dough which looked like ? pie. The man winked at me. as he made two more pies disappear through his capacious mouth : "Well, young 'un. what do you think of the weather? I suppose I'll go home an' git sumpin' to eat," said tho "pious" fellow, ashe swallowed three or four hard-boiled eecs. This gentleman told me that ho was wounded in the battle of Antietnm. Ho said Antietam is in North Carolina. He wus there ! The horses around the market are not in excellent condition, for it would require sev er*! "condition powders" to put them in trim. If ooe were to take the hide off some of these fiery steeds, there wouldn't be any horse left. The most valuable part about others was their shoes. In fact, a few were too weak to die. so their owners wero obliged to help them to "shuffle off their mortal coil" by the aid of a navy-revolver's contonts. A big-mouthed in dividual. having spit tobacco-juice on my left shoo, apologized, spit again on icy right shoe, and finally asked : "Do you want to buy a horse, cow, mulo, pig, dog, wntch, ring or? or?V" "No," Ireplied. "Well.stand back, an' let them come up, as does." There was a man from "up in" New York State tryine to negotiate with him concerning a very debili tated looking animal, which nature had formed in the shape of a horse. While I was look ing at the poor beast it fell. The owner cried out, "It's got one of 'em tricks on agin.? Gentlemen, you see that animeel. Well, I bought him from Dan Rice, the circus man, and ever since, when I talks of sellin' the beast, he feigns death. That animeel's as 'cute as a fox. If I say the word, he's up in a second, and goin' through lots a'trickn. It's so, gentlemen; it's so." The countryman whose mouth was'agape during the explana tion, bonght the prostrate horse,' as he re marked to the bystanders : "I wouldn't give njuoh for the animal at first; but since he's an actin' horse I'm glad -to git him at any prioe, to show them olod-hoppers sompin' up there, in Ulster county." The former owner charged the countryman 810 00 for telling him the words to use to rouse the horse.? The shrewd salesman absconded and left tho countryman trying to resuscitate the dead horse by repeating a lot of New York slang in bis ears. Tbathorse had never been within two miles of a circus. When the country man discovered that he was "sold," as well as the horse, he said in a very bitter tone : : "Them New York fellers ain't got no more religion about 'em than Barnnm's Cannibals, what I seen yesterday." I saw enough in the horse-market at least, for once, so 1 walked down to the river, and sat thinking about the piety of New Yorkers. The tide was coming in. and as the water dashed against the rocks, beantiful drops of | j wbita foamy spray sprinkled me all over. My mind was loosed from these happy reflec tions, by the yells of several boys. They poiDted to a large mastiff which was strag gling in the deep water. It exerted itself in vain ; the tide bore it on at a tremendous speed. Giving a last howl as only a well trained canine can, it sank, followed by its tail. A great many little boys were amusing themselves by playing on the beach in the sand. One would lie down and permit the others to cover his body with eand. KaoH took his tarn at the play, until it eatae to the tarn of a little dirty-faced nrohin. He lay down and said "Bury me nice, now." I have seen a few dead persona.in my time ; bat this little fellow was the liveliest dead person imaginable, especially, when he saw his mother ooming down to the river with an old slipper in her hand. lie awnke right up 1 Yours, Ex-Hakper's Fkrrian. CAPTURE OF THE VIRGINIUS. Taken in British Waters, and Flying the American Flag. A Havana letter, dated the 8th, gives the following particulars of the capture of the Yirginius : The Virginius, shortly after the departure of the Frenoh stoamer for Santiago de Caba, left Jamaica on the 24th ult. It was the in tention of the expeditionists on board to sail direct for the shores of Cuba, but a slight damage to the machinery obliged them to en ter the port of Hayti. This they left, touch ing nt Port-au Prince, Hayti, and another port of the some islaud, until the 30th, on which day they couoluded to sail for Cuba and attempt a landing. On this day the Spanish Consul at Kingston advised the Gov ernor at Santiago do Cuba that the Virginias was in the vicinity of Morrant Bay, Jamaica. As it happened, the Spanish raan-of-war Tor nado had that morning arrived at Santiago de Cuba, and Governor Burriel immediately communicated to her commander, Costella, his information, which caused hiui to leave four hours afterwards. The following day, the 31st, the Tornado, under full sail, and but little steam on, as some slight repairs wero being made to hor machinery, osme io sight of the Vireinius, which probably sup posed the Tornado to be a sailing vessel, as her course was not changed. Ou the Torna do evory effort was made to hasten tho repairs thoy wero engaged in, and at 2 o'clock tho ohief engineer pronounced them cempleted. All steam possible was immediately got up, and the vessel headed for the Virginius, soon reaching a speed of fourteen knots, and slow ly gaining nptin her. . Tho Virginius had in the meantime kept on her oourse. but divining the hostile inten tions of the Tornado, changed it toward Ja maica, and being, out of coal commenced to burn petroleum, grease, fat and other com bustibles from provisions on board, such as hams. &a. Night closed in and the vessels were in the same relative positions, the Tor nado, however, gaini??; on hor prey. The bright light of the full moon kept the Vir einius in plain sight, and her two matts aod denso clouds of smoke, on Account of the na ture of the fuol, dearly visible to the slowly training Tornsdo. Further to faci!it>.to their flight they threw overboard cannou and many oases of arms aud ammunition, aftorw&rds stated to be two thousand Remingtons, a mi trailleuse, soven horses and a quantity of pow der and small arms. As soon as thoy got within gunshot the Tornado fired a gun, fol lowed by throo other shots and shell. This brought the Virginius to, and two armed boats enmo alongside, took possession of tho vessel, and made prisoners of all ob board. At the time of oapture the Virginius was flying the American flag, but this was pulled down by a Spanish officer, and the Spanish ensign hoisted in its place, although the pa pers of the vessel, duly dispatohed for Colon, wore handed to him. The vessel at the time was in British waters, and withia a league, as I am positively assured, of the ooast of Jamaica Ou this point, all aconunts differ. Ono gives the capture as having been offe.oted twenty miles from Jamaica, and the official account states twelve miles. The Diario states at twenty-three miles, the journals of Santiago de Cuh? eight miles and twenty miles, and the Voz de Cuba twolve miles.? The commander of the Tornado publioly sta ted in Santiago de Cuba, that an hour later, and tho Virginius could have saved herself by entering some port of Jamaica. After the capture, the next two hours wore employed in transferring somo of the pris oners to the Tornado, and putting a prize crew on the Virginias. The total number of persons on board amounted to 1R5, of whom 90 are said to be natives of tho island, and the romainder foreigners. Of these one hun dred and sixty-five persons, sixty-three are thought to form the crew. At midnight that night the two vessels Ftarted for Santiago de Cuba, and arrived the following day at 5 o'clock, P. M., having been joined by the Spanish stoamer Canta bro. This fact alone, of seventeen hours' steaming, would tend to prove that they were at a considerable distance from Cuba, and very near Jamaica, as the distance between the islands is not more than one hundred miles. As Incident in Gen. Hardee's Life.? (Col. A. P. Bennet in Richmond Enquirer ?After the close of the Mexican war, in 1848, his company of dragoons happened to be sta* tioned at Fort Brown. A rquad of recruits reached it, fresh from New Orleans. The company was on parade one morning, when a stout bully of a recruit got into a quarrel with the orderly, and became very disorderly.? Captain Ilardee, who was present, looking on and waiting for the sergeant to "form the com* pany, finding that the latter could not quiet the fellow, approached and rebuked him for his insubordinate conduct. The recruit turned upon Hardee, earned him, and went so far as strike him?whereupon the lithe young captain caught him by the collar and proceeded to dress him off quite handsomely, pgunding him until he cried for quarter. He then released him, and saying he hoped the lesson he had received would not soon be for gotten, returned the crest-fallen "bruiser" to the ranks, arid nothing moro was ever said about the affair, but that recruit remembered bis first lesson in Hardee's taaties no doubt throughout his whole military life. ? A flourishing business?ornamental pen manship. ? Debt is never dignified. POETICAL. CUBA. Sldmpre Flelissima Itlai do Caba. BY JAMKS BAlUtON HOPE. O'er thy irarnlt hills, O. Cuba J Tlirtiuch thy vallevs of romanoe. All thy glorious dreams of freedom Are out dreamt as ill a trauee. Mountain pass and fruitful valley? Rural towu ard spreading plain. Show tho footsteps of the Spaniaid. In his burning lust for gain. Since the caravel of Colon Grated first upon thy strand. Ev'ry thing about thee. Cuba. Shows tho iron Spauish hand. Hear that crash of martial mosio I From the nluza how it swells I How it trembles with the meaning Of the story that it tells 1 Tflrn thy stop to Art a res? There was done a daed of shame! Helpless men were coldly butchered? 1 ''lis a part of Spanish fame. Wandor now down to the Pnnta. Lay thy band npoo thy throat, Thou wilt heo a Spanish emblem In the dark and grim garrote. In the Moro?in the market? In the shadow?in the sun? Thou wilt see the bearded Spaniard Where a gold piece may bo won. And now Santiago's storv Gives the world a mighty shook: Btrongth and Vulcan bind tueir victim To the adamantine rock. And thov fatten on rheo, Cuba! Gay Soldado?cunniiinTnest? How these vultures flock and hover Oil thy tortured breast to feast I Thou Prometheus of tho Ocean. Bound do wn.not for what thou'st done, i But for fear thv social statue Should start liviug iu tho sun I And wo give t heo tears, O, Cnba I And our prayers to God uplift. That at last tho flame celestial May come down to theo?a gift I miscellaneous. TO BE SKINNED ALIVE. jfr RTflH banker named Sanderland. en ? joyed for a lone time tho favor of the Empress Catherine II of Russia, but one day ho suddenly saw his house Burnrtinded by an armed force, led by a commissary of the po lioe who demanded to speak with hira "My dear air," said ho to the frightened banker, it grieves mo deeply to have re ceived orders from our gracious sovereign to execute toward you a severity beyond any thing I have ever yot seen. I know not what extraordinary offense you have committed to excite such extremity of anirer in hor ma jesty as to induce her to command a punish ment so horrible and unprecedented." "I do not understand a word of what you are saying, answered tho astonished banker, am as much amazed as if vou had fallen Wl" "?>??? y ,!'} h"v? ?ot ,ho courage to tell you ; and yet I shall be oompelled to execute them." f*m 1 1 deed so unfortunate as to have lost hor majosty g confidence 7" cJ Al>' 'f j^Bt Wer,? aI1, s!r' -vou woaIJ n?t Reo me so disconsolate. You might regain tier confidence and oven ber favor but " '.'.S?titheD,I,ara banished from Russia f" That would Indeed be a sad misfortune, yet with your riches you oould find a hospi table reception in any other country, but " "Oh heaveoK I is it possible that I am to be exiled to Siberia ?" l?llrE^n fr? n lhST>r. yOU ""S1'4' B00DCr ?r later, be recalled to Russia." in priwnT' thCa' 7?a Sre g?:Dg '? pUt m? libemed "U W?re 80' f?r tbe? y?U miSht bo knattT"' 'heD' OOBdeoiDed t0 undergo the "T he knout is a dreadful punishment, to be sure, hut it is not always fatal t" ''Then oh! then, you would lead me to ' Know, then, that your most eracioos Em BkiZ'? g'V6n ?rderS t0 t#ke ?ff y0ur eDtiro '-To take off my skin !" exclaimed Sader land, seised with horror?"to fl .v mo alive I" But regaining his self-command, he added, , no?it oannot be ; cither you have lost your senses, Mr. Commissary, or your most benign mistress has lost hers. Is it possible you made no answer when yon received such cruel orders ?" a d,d moleTth*n any other would have dared to do. I did not conceal my grief and rrT . ',Tr?d in tbe imperial presence and had actually began an humble remonstrance o her majesty, when our graoious sovereign, turning to look on me, with a look and voice ot anger bade me begono and perform her will. I still seem to hear her threatening and appalling words : "Go," said her Ma* jesty "and never forget that it is yourAidis pensible duty to execute without questioning the commands I th.nk ypu worthy of receiv mg from me. 11 ia impossible to describe the agitation the anguish, or the despair of the poor Sad t? fft" hr .hadJ?r * time K'Ten vcnt to the violence of hia distress, the commissa TJ told him that he was allowed a quarter of ?n hour to settle hia affairs. In vain the banker prayed for a longer in f'val, or at least an opportunity to write to the impress and implore her clemency At length although trembling for the consequen ces to bis own life, he consented, and he im mediately followed the letter himself; but not having courage to present himself at court "" ""?i The count thought that the commissary must have made a mistake, and took him di rectly to the imperial palace. There leaving bun in an ante-chamber, he obtained admis sion to the presence of the Empreaa, to whom be related the whole affair. What was his astonishment to overhear the En press exclaim : "Just heaven ! what at rocity . There can be no doubt that Niecloff (the commissary) is mad. Qnick! Count tha borse before it is too late, and deliver my poor banker from bis alarm, and assure him of my favor and good wishes." The oount hastened to communicate this order to the commissary, and was yet more a* tomshed when returning to the presence of tlie Empress, iobear her exolaim, amid bursts of the loudest laughter. ? Now I understand the cause of the strange and incomprehensible scene. I have for sev eral years had a fine dog, which I valued highly, and I bad given him the name of j ADVERTISING RATES. j?-TRANSIENT BILLS?CASH. One square (1 inch or leu,) 1 to 3 weehs.... $1.50 Each subsequent insertion b9 One square, three months 4.00 One square, six months ..... ... 6.00 One square, one J"*sr 10.09 Ca2cuidatbs' A55ou!f?MK.HT?.?For County Of ficers, $5.00; State or Cong-reasional. $10 00. Legral advertisements at the puhl sned rates. Obituary Notices exceeding fire lines, ten cents per line. able after the first insertion. Liberal deductions wade for Quarter, Hall and Whole Columns for Annual, Semi-Annual and Quarterly Advertisers. Saderland, both For the sake oi'a joke on toy Rood banker, and al-o in couiplimcut to an English gentleman of that name frotn whom I obtained the d<-g. E?rly this morning I gava orders to Nieotoff to take off hia skin entire, in order to have it stuffed, as tho poor thing was dead He seemed to hesitate whether to obey, and I was very antiry. heoause I thought it was silly pride on his part." Funeral Honors to Gen. Eardoe. Selma, Ala., Nov. 8 ?Tho remains of Gen. W. J. Hardee reached tho city thu morning and were met at the depot by a vast concourse of oitikens. Stored wero closed and business was suspended, and our whole peo ple united in honoring the illustrious dead. The remains were esoo'rted by a lone proces sion to his late residence. At S o'clock this evening the fnneral services took place, and another immense procession escorted the body to the ohurch, which was paok>-d. and with hundreds in the streets, who eonlu not get in. The services at the church ended, the proces sion re-formed and marohed to the cemetery, when the body was consigned to the tomb.? All olasses and conditions united to honor Gen. ITard<>e, and the funeral, with the ex ception of Gen. Lee's, was tho largest that ever took plaoe in Selma. Thousands wero at the oemetery, for the people loved Ilardeo. Selma to-day has him in monrntng. Selma, Ala.. Nov. 8.?Thero was a spon taneous outpouring of our wholo peonle to day to receive the remains of Gen. Hardee. The military, fire department, mnnioipal au thorities, bar. ?clergy and people all did honor to the memory of the illustrious dead. Tho bells were'tolled during the day and business suspended. The funeral procession was tha largest ever witnessed in this State. Thero was no formality, but there was genuine grief in tho demonstration. The General's old blaek war horse, Shiloh, with empty saddle, and his old Confederate grey coat upon it, brought tears to the eyes of many n man who had seen the loved form of the gallant dead on tho fields of carnage and the emoke of bat tle. He was buried this evening at 4 o'olock, the burial ceremonies of the Episcopal Church being performed by tho Uov. Dr. Clements. id collcct' A TruBty Barometer. Upon the Little Soake Creek, near Bing hnmtoo, lives an original clmraotcr, "to for tuno aod to fame unknown." yet a bettor Solon Shingle every day of hia life than Owen ever wax. This gonuine Solon Shinglo baa been in the habit of coming to Binghamton, getting staggering drunk, and going home in that cou dition. Sometimes hia wife feela liko reboot ing such usage by administering sbme punish ment when Uncle Solon comes homo drunk, and sometimes who receives him with open, loving arms. Hut Undo Solon baa n never failing barometer, which he makes use of on such occosiona^to asocrtain if there is a storm brewing. When he arrivna at bis house ho opens the door and throws in his old hat. Ai there is only one room to the bonse he sets a quick response. If* the hat stays in, Undo Solon knows it is all right, and staggors in aftor it with a full assurance of a warm 6up per and und'sturhed slumbers during tho night. But if tho hat comes baok?aod when it oomcs spitefully?Uncle Solon takes him self to his stables and spends tho night with bis horses. That barometor has been in op eration for over forty years and nover failed to indicate a atorm. And Uncle Soloo never failed to heed tho enutionary si/nal. Tbcrt is nothing like accuracy to establish confi dence. INDEPENDENT COLORED PEOPLE.? On tho evening of the Conservative domonstra 1 tion in Harrisonburg, a number of our col | ored friends placed themselves at tho head.of | the procession and marohed through the town, bearing their torohes and oheering as they went, for the triumph achioved. At the Court-yard, Joseph T. Williams, colored bar* bor, of Harrisonburg, being called for by persons in the erdwd, mounted tbe stand and delivered an address in which he deolarod, with much unction, that bo "shaved for ten conts, and voted as ho pleased." This point in his spoeoh was received with great ap plause. All that the Conservatives want is that the minds of the honestly disposed eol | orod people shall be left nntrammeled by tba prejudices infaaed into them by their lata leaders.?Itocfcingham Rtgitttr. ? "Now, gentlemen," said Sboridan to his guests, as the ladies left the room, "let as understand each other. Are we to drink like men or beasts?" "Like menj of course." "Then," he replied, 'wo are going to get jolly drunk, for beaats never drink more than they need." ? A negro held a oow while a orosa-eyed man waa to knock ber on the head with an axe. The negro, observiog the man's eyes, in some fear inquired : "You gwine to hit whar yon look 1" "Yes." "Den, bold de cow yourself," said ouffee. ? "Pretty well," remarked tbe doctor's daughter, who took an interest in ber father's purse and profeasion, when some one asked ber how "things were going!"' "Plenty of colds, some bronchitis, and a little typns fever: bnt as father said yesterday, what we want to make tbioga lively is a niee little epidemio I" ? A young man a*>ked bis sweetheart if he might kiss ber and give ber an effcctiotiato hug. "So." said she, "I cannot allow that, bnt I'll tell you what I will do: I will split tbe difference with you?you ktaa.me and I'll bug you." ? At the fire on Sunday morning a Dan bury man in tbe excitement of the honr, shonted "kem>" instead of "fire," aod his wife wants to know where be was tbe night before. . ? A gentleman readine a newspaper a day or two ago asked a friend "What's tbe mean ing of the Bohemian Diet, about jrhich we hear so much of Iste ?" "Free-lunches," waa the reply. ? It is significant that "to advertise" rhymes with "realize." ? A paper "mill"?a fight between rival journals. ? Twins, like misfortunes, never come singly. ? The early advertiser catches tbe worn).