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The privilege of Annnal Advertising is limited to the Advertisers' own.Immediate business; and all advertisements for the benefit of other prsons as Well as all legal advertisements, and advertisements of auction sales and real estate,sent In by them mus? be paid for at the usual rates. ^^Advertisements not accompanied with writte.i directions, will be inserted until tofbld,and!eharged accordingly. ? - : ~: ? ' Notices for Political Meetings to bo cliarged in all cases at full rates. BTarrlages,Noticesof Funerals, and annoneements of sermons, 50 cents oach. nonvll-'59 Another Racy Letter from Orpheus | C. Kerr. From the letter of our unsuppresped correspondent, it will be seen that the Or- I ange county Howitzers, attached to the Mackerel Brigade, bate reduced a rebel and "reconstructed" biro. Tbo battle was conducted on strictly Constitutional prin ciples, and is said to have given great sat isfaction to tbe Democratic party: KBOM WASHINGTON. Editor T. T.:?Tbe stirring times are come again, tbe maddest of tbe year, and 1 am beginning to brieve, my .boy, that wbat is to be will be as what bus been has. Though- still without my gotbic charger Pegasus, that symmetrical racer having been borrowed for a writing desk by a Secretary of the Prootierior, I am unabled to keep up communications with the Mack erel corpse dammee down tbe river, and ten thousand star-spangled banners flash through my .veins as 1 relate tiie recent great artillery expedition of the Grunge county Howitzers. It seems, my boy, that an. intellectual member of the ilttckeref Brigade got tired of iovesting Yorktowo/and wandered away in pursuit of adventure. As he peregrin ated in the neighborhood of a rebel dotni cil, be beheld wbat be took for tbe bird of our country, stalking out of the barnyard, and was ticking measures to confiscate it, when tbe proprietor made bis appearance, and says he: "Hessian, spare that goose." The Mackerel chap gave a tragic start, and says he:' " 'lis the eagle I would rescue, Horatio; the bird celebrated by my mother, the Congressman, In all his speeches." "Well," suys the foul traitor, "it is un doubtedly what the Congressman takes lor Eagle, as I am aware that Congress man generally treat the American Kugle as it' it were a goose; but as that gander hap. pens to belong to be one of the vtry-First Families of Virginia, and cost me four shillings, it becomes my painful duty to resist your habeas corpus act." And with that, he drove the beautiful bird into the barnyard, and locked the gate. Fired to fnry by this insult from one of those whom our army had come to protect, the Mackerel chap went immediately back to quarters, and appealed to bis comrades for vengeance. That gifted officer, Saniyale Sa-mitb, heard bis burning words, and says be: "The cannon of the Union shall speak in this matter. Let the Orange county How itzers get ready for action, and I will lead them ngainst the Philistine." Instantly arose the notes of dreadful preparation ; the gnns were mobilized, Biz English gentlemen In the hosiery bnsinesg were invited to view the coming battle, and just as the moon rose above the trees, the artillery started for the rebel strong bold. Arriving before the offending house, the Howitzers were placed in line, and all got ready for the bombardment. It wag just possible, my boy, that two men might have marched into the house and captured. the misguided Confederacy without slaughter. You may be unable to see what use there was in bringiog artillery and forming in line of battle; but y ou" are very ignorant, my boy; you know nothiog about strategy and war. ? i. V "Soldiers;" says Samyule, "remember that tbc eyes of the whole world arc upon yon at this moment, and eadeavor to hit the house as often as possible. We will fire one round'without ball,'' says Snm yule, "to see if the . powder is I tirst class." Now it chanced that while ' the loading op was going ou, toe gallant Lieutenant Lemons got bis legs wonderfully entangled in the lanyard of bis piece, and kept turn ing tho howitzer nround in a manner strongly expressive of nervous agitation. Suddenly .be stepped across to where Samytfle Was' standing, and'..whispered in Bis ear: // "Ob, I see," says Samyule, kindly, "you wcro educated at; West Point, and want to know which end of tho cannon ought to bo pointed at the enemy. Well," says Samyule, instructively, "you'd bat terpoint the end with the Hole in if Everything being in readiness,, my boy; the combined battery launched its thunders on the air, creating a great sen sation in the neighboring hen-n>osts, and causing a large rooster to fall from a branch in tho midst of his roachingslum bers. "Now,1 that the powder has sustained its reputation," says Samyule, impress ively, "let the two-inch balls be hurled at the enemy's works." As the bouse .was full ten yards off, this .second discharge failed to hit it; bul it brought the Southern Confederacy tc the window in his night-cap, and sayt he: .. . "There's no use of my trying to sleep, if you chaps keep making such a noist down there.'.' "Unhappy man," says Samyule, sol emnlv, "we come here to reduce you, anc will listen to ' nothing ..but unconditiona surrender." " The Confederacy- gaped,- and says he ?Tm Very sleepy. Mid. can't talk to yo; now; but I'll call over, in the morning/ And he shut the window and went baci to bed. A frpwn was observ&l'to *ea over the faee of Samyule. He has a pe collar countenance, my boy, and a frowi 7 ' mind yon of a mouse sunning himself o: y. cn'MM 'bi*' 'tnputi tier, aiid they re the edge of his hole; and "when the frown comes on, the mouse acts as though he had a stomueh-acho. "Comrades," says Samyule, "the ene my requires another round, and we must do it on the square. Fire!" Like fuur-and-twenty thunder-storms the Howitzers roared together, nnd had not the Orange County veterans forgotten to put in any balls, there is reason to be lieve that some windows would have been broken. Another discharge, how ever, was more successful, as it Knocked the top off the chimney. The Southern Confederacy appeared at the window again, and says lie: "If you fellows don't quit that racket down there, you'll irritate me pretty soon." This significant remark caused a sud den cessation of the bombardment, and Samyule hastily called a council of war. "Gentlemen," says Samyule, "a new issue has arisen. If we irritate the Southern Confederacy, all hopes of future Union and reconstruction may be de troyed." A chap who was a democrat suddenly flamed up at this, and says he: "The abolitionists caused this terrible war, and it is our business, as no-party men, to fiuisli it Constitionally. Jf we. irritate this man, no power on earth will ever make liiin submit to reconstruction. Ask him." Ilcro the democratic chap took a large taste of tobacco, and sighed for his coun try. "Mr. Davis," says Samyule to the Con federacy at the window, "if we do not irritate you, will you consent to be re constructed!" "Rconstructedl" says the Confederacy, ?thoughtfully; "reconstructed! All!" says he, "you mean, Will I consent to be born again?" "Yes," says Samuol, metaphysically; "will you consent to be born again, as we have borne with you heretofore?" The Confederacy thought awhilo, and then says he: "Consider me reconstructed." As that was all the Constitution asked, of course there was no more to be done, and tho Orange County Howitzers re turned to their original position in tho mire, the English gentlemen remarking that tho appearance and discipline of our troops wero satisfactory to Albion. Fighting according to the Constitution, my boy, is such an admirable way of preventing carnage, that sone doctor ought to take out a patent for it as cheap medicine: Yours to come, and. Orpheus C. Kerb [From the Springfield Republican.] Society and Slavery. Nothing Is more notorious than tbat slavery has been tbe ruler of society in tbe national city of Washington, for tbe list fifty years. Fashionable life there has, during all this period, been identified with it. It was sufficient to bring anymnn into contempt, and place bim under social ban, to know of him tbat liis conscience was ten der upon tbe subject of slavery. An abo litionist in Washington, so far from being received into society, bns not been safe in the streets,?has not been safe, indeed, within the walls of the capitol. This so ciety bas held constant affiliation wtth tbat in tbe northern cities which assume the highest rank, so tbat tbe slaveholder bas always found in Philadelphia, New and Boston a large, influential aud wealthy cir cle into wbich he coald go and find him self at borne. In short, slavery has been an exceedingly fashionable sin among fash ionable people. It has been associated from the first with what bas been, in fact, the ruling class, and has acquired the re spectability wbich uatnrally attaches to such an association. Power bns been yoked with it. Wealth and display have accompanied it; and all that class, North and South, that cherish tbe thought that the many are made for the few have pat ronized and justified it. We thank God for the Bigns tbat the cur rent is setting in another direction. Tbe recent message of the President, assuming, as tbe bead of a great Nation, tbe ground that slavery is an evil ?a something most desirable to be got rid of?is a long step in tbe right direction. Tbe action of Congress in abolishing slavery in the District of Co lumbia will, when completed, be another step. But there are other influences which are doing more than these to render slave ry unfashionable. It is coming overy day to be more and more fully realized tbat slavery is alone respdnsible for this infa mous war. Tbe wealth of this nation has got to "bleed" for half a century to pay tbe expenses of a'war whicb the interests of slavery 'have precipitated. A thousand million of dollars must be earned and paid before we can see through the cost of this war, and' year after year wealth will be obliged to walk up and pay the taxes wbich slavery bKs levied upon it. But further tbau ihisj'we'are paying an im mense lax in life to defend ourselves against tbe treason of slavery. When this war closes, there will be hardly & family un tooohed by death. Look at the Immense sacrifice of lifer and limb at tbe recent bat tle in Tennessee. Why,' tbe cause of such a slaughter?and we apeak with relation to foes as well as friends?ought to be forever damned. Tbe events of tbe war, as tbey rabidly transpire, point to a not far distant triumph of the national arms over tbe forces which slavery has marshaled for tbe national de struction. Tbe time is speedily approach ing when representatives from' the'south ern States will again make their appearance in Washington, and when it will be at tempted again tolostltute the old game of ; insolent superiority. They will find'a diff ' erent state of things in Washington from ' that which they left. They will fljid'a city ' full of northern blood and northern life.? They will find slavery abolished in the , district: ' They will findthepower of their i pet institntion gone rand slavery, if indeed . it da nptifall to perdition 4n.tbe;progress ol tbe war( will be a humble br a grumbling petitioner for favor or forbearance, rather tUatfa tlefinonf* poHticsiiidsoclety.? They will find free spoken lecturers at 'the SmitbtQJiian. Ynnkets in possession al ' iWUlaras, and freedom popular. It is poB ' sible that a few she secessionists and trai tors in faded brocade and useless laces, wil c receive them an'd fcAndole with them. ovei I the lost prestige of barbarism and . the de - parted soeptei of King,Cotton; but the bo ? ciety of Washingtop wiU. and must be it >i sympathy with the free spirit of thf.age. - Power comes henceforth into the hands <o i freedom and of free men. Letter from Our 1st Virginia Regi ment near Winchester. Camp njsau Edenbcbq, Va., \ April 6tb? 1862. / Editors Intelligencer It has been some time since 1 last wrote you, and I have concluded to send you a few lines by way of explanation In rela tion to tbe fight on Bill's Farm, three miles southwest of Winchester. The battle commenced by the firing of artillery in the morning, and continued at intervals until 3$ o'clock P. M., at which time the infantry arrived. There were ten regiments engaged, viz : 7th Ohio, 7th Indiana, 1st Virginia, 29th Ohio, and 110th Pennsylvania, constituting the 3rd Bri gade; tbe 84th Pennsylvania, 13th and 14th Indiana, 5th and 8th Ohio, consti tuting a portion of the 1st and 2d' Bri gades. A portion of tbe 1st Yirginia Cav alry and Michigan Cavalry, and two com panies of the 1st Virginia Infantry, (Com panies A and G, Captains Weddel and Melvin,) were deployed as skirmishers. These two companies were the first to open the fight, by firing a volley at the no torious Shriver Greys, who were protected by a stone wall, about one hundred and twenty-five yards distant. The fight continued without intermission for two hours and forty minutes, when the rebels gave way and were completely rout ed. The number of killed in our regiment was five, including two Orderly Sergeants, and the cumber of wounded 22, among them our worthy Colonel, Jos. Tboburu. He received a pretty severe wound in the left arm. Tbe rebel loss in killed, wound ed and prisoners was about 1600. Our to tal loss in killed and wounded was about 350. The killed and wounded were cared for exceedingly well, and, as far as I can learn, there was no distinction made.? Thev were taken off the field just as tbe carriers came to them. A large number of the killed on tbe rebel side were natives of Winchester and vicinity, and were takeu \ by their relatives. We have succeeded in driving the re mainder of tbe .rebel foices this far, and why we.do not proceed is not for me to know. Gen. Banks, now in command, un derstands that pari of tbe play, and that is sufficient! There is one thing certain, it is not because we cannot do it, for we conld make them skedaddle in double quick, if we were so disposed. I was informed, from a very reliable source, that tbe Shriver Greys had but ' four members lcifc in their company. A great many of them received their rights, and I am sorty to say that a great many of them didn't. We are all well as could be expected. We have plenty to eat and plenty to wear, and can whip tbe rebels easy, and throw in stone walls and considerable odds. We have had several little skirmishes with tbe rebels across) the creek, but they didn't amount to much. I expect before this month shall have rolled around, that soldiering in the rebel States will .be at as great a discount as their money now is in Winchester. The people of New Town looked upon us with eyos of scorn ; but it made the hearts of many of ns glad, 'when we were passing through a little town, called Woodstock. We saw a great many smiling females in this pleasant little town. There was two young ladies, 1 never shall forget, that had the patriotism to wave their handkerchiefs at us as wc passed, and it would have done your soul good to have heard the cheers that waB sent up by the boys, although they were not in a veiy pleasant mood for cheering, having been on the go for sever al days. There is a few Union people in this part of the country, but it is my opinion that they are few and far between. Yours, Respectfully, P. A. B. P. S.? Company A did not receive a scratch.* A Repentant batProud Rebel Soldier. The Philadelphia Inquirer publishes a letter from a Maryland soldier in the rebel array, now in the military hospital at Rich mond, who addresses a lady. In Philadel phia in the most repentant fashion, bat avows his determination to bury his shame the ruins of a falling cause. We copy one or two passages : "Lately we found it expedient to'retire before the advancing federal forces, in or der to strengthen Richmond . In a skirm ish I received a wound id the side, which very painfulj and possibly may prove fatal. I was carried away by my comrades, and brought with them all the way to Rich mond. All was done for my relief that circumstances would permit, yet I suffered terribly during the journey, but before I reached this place unconsciousness relieved my agony. I am far better now? though you will see how tremulous is' the baud which pens' these lines. If I have sinned, I am suffering. ' Can you not forgive? * * --* * "Since f have lain here surrounded by suffering and death, I have thought much of the causes of all this sor row and desolation ; and T am 'convinced. that we of the -South had better have borne far greater wrongs than we endbred (eared than^to*bave brought such ruin qr ,pur,country. 4 .In the North they tell us comparative prosperity reigns ; but,in Vir ginia whole villages lie in ashes; homes are desolatedj sons, husbands an d fathers He In untimely graves; poverty invades homes where hitherto big presence was un dreamed of; servants loved and trusted prove faithless:' All the ties of ltfe are several, and disowned and nnrecognited by toer sister nations, tie- Confederacy struggles bravely, but I fear vainly, ?'for her.existence, before a foe whine' power she cannot measure. ,"\Va might 'possibly overcome, the im mense army already: brought;against' ns, Cor Although inferior in .point |of numbers, men fight desperately in situations like ours; bat werathese repelled, whoknows .whutconntlesa hosts would spring to armV from the teeming population of the North?, Ifear ovr ealiie it- hopeleu, arid thit fulatg dupiriU our army, iand pallid* them on' the battle-field. Some sire willing to surrender and make, the best ^ terms they can, i^jiile others swear to fight till death. Oar ofii clal councils are divided. ' Some would stand'bravely and conquer or- die; others insist qn caution; and this extreme pru dence keeps us retreating nntil we asham ed. But trust me, onr army will vet make a desperate stand, and prove, despite-our late reverses, that we are not etiwaVds. "As for me, O??,'I may not' leave thli place alive; for though I am mnch bet ter than[I have been, the. doctor telle, mi itifct danger is not yet past, and that' if 1 persist In'exerting myself as 1 am ho w do. iag, in writing this long letter, fever tnaj supervene and result fatally. Let it come 1 have no wish to. live to see the SOntl c* subdued, and turougb future years to be scorned as a traitor. If 1 recover, the moment I can wield my sword 1 will return to my post, and at least die like a man. L do not say this in boasting or defiance, for I really regret that I ever participated In rebellion, but I have done it, and cannot retract, with honor. Therefore, if our cause must fall, I hope to fall with it. "The time is short. The Federal army is moving rapidly upon us. The final straggle Is not far distant. It may be the last time I can ask it: will you not send a few lines ? not to the Confederate soldier, or rebel, if you will call me s<f} nor even to the former friend; but to a sick and suffer ing mau who longs to know you have still some sympathy for him." * * .* * Letter from Saint Mwrya. Editors Intelligencer : The soldiers stationed here under com mand ofCapt. Myres, are doing much to rid this country of secession sway. They daily go oat in squads over different parts of the county in quest of secession leaders and arms. They have so far been very success ful, capturing a number of "turbulant spirits" (which tbey(have now under guard) besides a large' number of arms. Their presence amoug us haB caused more thau one of the admirers of the Southeru Con federacy to go with "fear and trembling" and take the oath ot allegiauce to the very best Government on God's earth?these United States, The Uniou citizens of Pleasants county deeply impressed with feelings of grati tude for their happy deliverance from im pending dangers could not refrain from making public acknowledgements to the soldiers for their unceasing efforts to wholly extinguish the dying embers of the foul treason that has existed in our midst. Accordingly a public dinner was given them yesterday.jit -the Court House. A company of Virgioia Infantry under Capt. Myres, and of Indiana Cavalry under Lieut. ISassit, marched up ihe Court Ilouse bill and assembled beneath the National flog where they were addressed by a Union lady. Kx-Jnstice Finn responded on be half of the soldiers; after which they par took of a boutiful repast. The rest of the day was spent by them in listening to pa triotic speeches and singing Union songs. P. S. As I close the very worst seces sionist in town has walked up and taken the oath. Truly there is hope for the most hardened sinner. Saint Mart/*, April 11, 1802. WM. SHAFFER, PRACTICAL WATCH MAKER JEWELEB & ENGEAYER. DIAUR nv Watches, Jewelry, Silver ?F]*-,cd Ware, FANCY GOODH, Ac No. ?& Monroe St* OPPOSITE M. Sc. M BANK. Spring, 1862. SIMPSOX, WILSON & BOYD, No. 10, Monroe St.* Between Main ?V Water, Wheeling, Va. ARK now offering !Vt Wholesale n LA ltd F! & AT TRACTIVE A -SuHT.MKNT ol X) omestics, l'rluts, Ginghams and Be Lalnes, DRESS GOODS, Cottonades and Linon Chocks, .TBANH, TWKKDS, AND OTHER PANT STUFF, TOGETHER VflTU A FULL LI WE OF Hotionjs, Hosiery & Small Wares, SELECTED WITH SPECIAL REGARD TO THE TDADE OF THIS SECTION. mh'2i SMITH, WILLIAMS & CO. DRY GOODS, FOREIGN & DOMESTIC, Nos. 613 Market St. & 510 Commerce St. PHILADELPHIA. mh2C?2m? JOEL J. BAILY & CO. IMPORTS*}) AND JOBBERS OF Hosiery, Gloves, FANCY GOODS, White Goods and Embroideries, 219 MARKET BT. A 208 CHURCH ALLEY, Joel J, baily, Y Philadelphia. HKIIT J. DA TIB, > ELT0X B. OlFFOKD. ) H?h26-3m* C. H. DINGER, DEALER IN Hats and Caps, No. 146 Main Street? mh!8-ly WHERLINO, VA. IV The Highest Price Id Caah, paid for ali kinds of Fur-Hides, roeh m Mink. Fox Raccoon, Ac. Leather;Oil andShoe Findings J. M. WHEAT & SOU'S, No. a?< M*ui Street* Wheeling, Va. FTAVE constantly on hand a good, assortment ol n Red and Oak Solb Leather, French an<l Ameri can Calf sod Kip 8kiua*Upper Bridle, Harness and Skirting Leather, Toppings, Linings, Ac. Partlcnlar attention paid to orders.' The hJghaft jpiuketpricp pidd in cash for Hides and Sfclns. . Oasb> advances made on Leather consigned to them, to be solden commission. : dec2tf SPRING GOODS! WHOLESALEand RETAIL. HARPER & BRO. A "HE now in! Veoeipt of an IMMENSE New.Stock J\. of HATS A CAPS lor the Spring and 8nmmer trade, to which the j|ttentlon of the public Is Invited, -Oitr stock is foil and complete in every deparment, as to stylSjK qnaliiles and prices. mh/4 jo'hk t. LAKtir, [Successor to Wheeler A LakJnJ rriLL RECEIVE AND HAVE OPENED FOI .Y inspection on Thurtday, March 2?th, a ne* and well selected assortment ?f - Cloths, Cassimeres and Vestings: Also a complete assortment of GENTLEMEN'S FUR WISHING GOODS. 1 The patrons oi the old 11 ri Thankful for tl firm, I solicit a establishment. JOU? 11 mh2&-4wd No. " Six Month#, -............ 60 iHTijuuii-ia AoTA-ict ' II : i The Weekly Intelligencer Will contain thirty-two columns, mostly filled wit ikolee And carefbUy prepared reading matter?em clug all subjects?^thus mating It the largest and b Dollar Newspaper in this sectio country. Agricultural implement House. Ploughs, Harrows, Cutting Boxes, CORN SHELLERS, CXjr.XIVA.TORS. HAY PRESSES! Nowing&ReapingMachines, AND EVERY DESCRIPTION OP FIELD & GABDEN IMPLEMENTS, PRYOR "& FROST, (8CCCK8S0RH TO JOHIWOM & TMOBT.) ' J41 A *3 Main St., Wtacellag, ??., OFFKIt FOR SALE, at the lowest pricv, for the season of ISO.', The Largest Stock of Implem nts west of the mountains, "most of which Is manufac tured expressly for them, and every Implement sold Is fully warranted to work just as represented. We call special attentiou to our owu make of Steel Ploughs (the best in the country) at $10; our own make of Corn Shelter*, 'single and double spouted, at $10 each; also our own double-shovel Iron Ploughs, Ilill-side Ploughs, Ac. Also the large stock of Iloes. Spades, Rakes, both steel and malleable iron, and Garden Tools gen* rally, at wholesale and retail. We are sole Agents tor the west of Walter A. Woods* two horse Mowing Machines, which have given such UNI VERSAL SATISFACTION for two years past. We would also state that we are Landreth's sole Agents .for his Garden Seeds, which are too well known in this country to need comment. Garden ers' order* .taken and tilled direct from the house in Philadelphia. All order* for seeds carefully and promptly put np and shipped. Also a very large Htock of Clover, Timothy, Kentucky Blue Grass, (of this year's crop,) Orchard and llerd Grass Seed*.? Sole Agent rfor Sugar Mills, Sugar Plant Evaporators and Sackaronietero. Also fresh Sorghum Seed im ported direct from France, and warranted free from all mixture. PRYOR A FROST, 21 and 23 Main street, Wheeling, Ya. dec20-dtwA\v TO THE PUBLIC! I NOW keep the largest assortment of WARE that can be found In the city, and am folly pre pared to fill all orders at short notice. My stock consist* in part of the following goods: All kinds of Plain Tin and Japanned Ware, all kinds of f heet Iron Ware, Copper and Brass Kettles of all sizes; also Cooking and Keating Stoves of the best pattern*, for wood or coal. Merchants and others visiting the city will find it to their advantage to give.me a call before purchas ing ebewhere. Spouting and Gutters constantly on hand. All kinds of JOB WORK will receive my personal attention. 1). F. CALDWELL. ' No. 8 Main it, op. B. A O. R.R. Depot. mhS-ly Wheeling, Ya. WM. KNABE & CO'S Gold Medal Pianos! fcjggg.j- JESSE B. ME1L0E, 139 Main Street. SOLE AGENTS FOR^ WHEELING, VA.f AND VICINITY. 'PIIK subscriber rMpoctfully invitee the attention X. of the public, and especially those in want ok a re u it FI1SST CLASS 1*1 A NO, to hU well assorted *t??ek .if Itmn-utnentH, which for i>nwer and sweetness of tone, elasticity of touch mid lieauty of tinish have be??n pronounced UN RIVALLED. t'rrry In ttrument sold at Baltimore fhct&rypriees, and the privilege of exchange grantfd at any. tim<t within $ix months, if not entirely satisfactory. JLStfE 11. MKLLOR, Jangl 13P Main street. P. C. HILDEETH & BRO. OS Main Street, Whuvliug, V*. WHoLRSALR DKALXRS IN Nail Rod, Window Olass, Maryland Lima, bar Iron, Printing Paper, Common Lima, Nails. Wrap. Paper, Flour, Sheet Iron, Planter Paris, Shanghai Matches Wire, Laud Plaster, Bait, Cant Steel Cement, Wooden Ware, Ac. Agents for IIowx'b Improved Counter and Platfona Scales. The Ilighest Market Pricc paid far Mags, Flaxseed Ginseng, Scrap Iron, <?e. Jyl8 Hats & Caps. S. N. PRATHEE, Cor. Monroe dfr Market 8ts* 4 LWAYS on hand a choice and varied Stock of A II ATS and CAPS for Men and Boys* wear. lfeing desirous of establishing a permanent trade, both in the city and eurronnding country, all thoee who furor me with their patronage can rely on being supplied with the beet goods at the lowest figures. Country Merchants are particularly requested to call and examine my stock. novl4-tf 8. N. PRATHER. Wheeling Wholesale dk. Retail SHOE MANUFACTORY. Jtkgji THE undersigned maybe fonnd at 140 ^*?8?Slain Street, where we are extensively engaged in manufacturing the latest and best styles and quality of Ladles', Misses','Children's, Boys' and Uentlemen's SU0K8, expressly adapted to the tastee and necessities of the citizens of Wheeling and the surrounding-country, which we offer at wholesale :ind retail at prtcon which caunot fall to please the most fastidious. ? ' ? ? We Invite the trade, and the public, to call and examing our goods. While we gratefully remember past favors, which have already far exceeded onr most aanguine expectations, we hope In the future to merit a continuance and to share a large Increase i of public.patronaget - , ' Having largely reinforced our manufacturing de I pnrtment, with experienced and accomplished me chanics, we are prepared to manufacture styles and sizes toorder for the trade and public. ' ? notfc! J AS. W. PXLLSBD&Y * CO. FIRE PROOF SALAMANDER Fire Proof Salamander Sates J. A. METCALF, ? Mo. 56 Main Bt., AORNT TOR THE 8ALB .0V BURKE * BAJLKEB CELEBRATED EIRE ABURGLAR PROOF SAEE8. 'pHS8E8APE8 ARB KNOWN TO BE SUPERIOR JL to any offered, for sale In the Western Country. They are warranted to be entirely free front damp, have never failed to preserve their contents, and are secured by the best patent Powder and Thief Proof JL FULL ASSORTMENT ALWAYS ON BAND AT MANUFACTURERS' PRICES, r Te parties wishing to purchase a first rate article of Safe, I would beg leave to refer to the following firths, who have theth in u?b,artd canteetifytdthslr Norton, Acheson, A Co. '** List, Morrison k Co. ?: McClallens * Knox,1 * . " 8am't Ott k don, **" Heiakell k Swearingen, *?. . -Uiughllns k Bnshfleld. ; few No. 66 Main Street* JAMES R. BAKER, (voaxxaLT oruw a Horrors.) % ? j "1E7"ILL continue the Produce and Provision busi T f ness in the hou*e occupied by the late firm. * No. 49 k 61 Mala streets 1 dfcU tf ' JOHN &- CHANDLER, - Attorney at Law. P er"OFFIOB over Bank etftfjjpbg. i * 20,000 "Washington" do , for sale low, to close consignment, by fob 6 LIST, MORRISON k 00.