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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
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Each subsequent insertion b9
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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).

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