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VOL. IV.—No. 8.
Whole No. 164.
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,U Two Dollars per Annum, payable in advance ;
Two Dollars and Twenty-Jive Cents if paid with
in six months ,■ or Two Dollars and Fifty Cents
at the end of the year.
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The Printing Establishment
WILL be disposed of, in consequence
of other engagements by the pre
sent publisher, if early application be
made. The establishment is in an im
proving condition, and the subscribers to
it strongly in favor of its continuance.—
The prospect of future advantages is cer
tainly flattering, when the splendid pub
lic improvements contemplated are con
sidered. A bridge is now erecting across
the Potomac, which will have, when com
pleted, a great effect in facilitating the
intercourse with Maryland, from which
state considerable patronage will be de
rived ; and the prospect of seeing the
Grand Canal speedily commenced, may
be fairly indulged. The materials of the
office are good, being mostly new ; the
subscription list has been culled, and none
but good subscribers retained ; and the
advertising and job business is increasing.
To a young man of industry and enter
prise, the situation would prove comfort
able. The terms will be, §400 cash, and
the balance (not considerable) in three
equal annual payments. Letters (post
paid) will receive prompt attention.
Harpers-Ferry,) Va.) Sept. 8, 1824.
ASU PE ItllO Y AL Printing Press ,• fonts of four
line Pica, Cannon, English, Small Pica, Ger
man Text, and Black Letter, ■with Chases, Rules,
Composing Sticks, &c. embracing every thing neces
sary in a newspaper office, may be had on applica
tion to the subscriber. Some of the type is nexv, and
noneinore than half worn. The whole cost will be
al<r4/k 200 dollars—cash.
Winchester, Sept, 10, 1824.
IS hereby given to those persons resid
ing within the following metes and
bounds in Jefferson county, viz: Begin
ning at the top of the Blue Ridge Moun
tain in the Alexandria road, thence to
Vestal’s ford, thence with Hite’s road
through Leetown to theOpequon, at Gen.
Tucker’s Sulphur Springs, thence with
the Berkeley line to the Potomac river,
thence down the same, to the Loudoun
line, thence with the same to the begin
ning—that I have employed Mr. James
M. Brown to assist me in performing the
duties of Sheriff within the said district,
and that we will, for the accommodation
of those who wish not to be called upon
at their homes, attend at Harpers-Ferry
every Friday, and at Shepherdstown eve
ry Saturday, from this time until the 3d
Saturday in October next, for the purpose
of receiving Taxes, See. Those who may
find it more convenient to meet at Charles
town, will have an opportunity of paying
their taxes at September court instant.
For D. Humjihreys, S. J. C.
Shepherdstown, Sept. 15, 1824.
JUST received, a quantity of Keerle’s
best MEDICINES, viz: Calomel, Ja
lap, Crem Tartar, Powdered Rhubarb,
Spirits of Nitre, Camphor, Castor Oil,
Virginia Snake Root, Quassia Rasped,
Cammomile Flowers, Lee’s Pills, Opo
deldoc, Henry’s Calcined Magnesia, Lon
don do. do. Elixer, Paregoric, Blister
Plaister, Laudanum, Peruvian Bark, Bri
tish Oil, Bateman’s Drops, Stoughton’s
Bitters, Worm seed Oil, Epsom Salts,
Sweet Oil, See. &c. For sale by
Sept. 15, 1824. M. K. WARTMAN.
Six Cents Reward.
AN iway from the subscriber on the
7th instant, an apprentice to the
Butchering business, named Dorscij Hor
ner, a stout made youth, aged about 18.
All persons are hereby cautioned against
harboring or employing him in any man
ner whatever. The above reward, and no
thanks, will be given for his apprehension.
Shepherdstown, Sept. 15, 1824.
Clean Linen and Cotton Rags,
Bought at this office.
Lucem redde tuce, B TJX B ONE, patriae:
Instur veris cnim,. vultit ubi tuns
Affulsit populo, gratior it dies
Boles melius nilent.—Hor.
TOHE promised visit of La Fayette to
1 Virginia, the State which, in 1781,
he so gallantly protected from the rava
ges of the British; and which he so emi
nently contributed to crown with glory by
the capture of her invader, Cornwallis,
with his whole army at York Town, on
the 19th of October of that year; is one
of the most interesting and pleasing cir
cumstances that fancy can picture or gra
titude contemplate. The approaching
commemoration at York Town, will pre
sent a soectacle more affecting and sublime
than the page of our history has yet re
corded. It will probably be attended by
a more numerous congregation of grate
ful citizens and admiring strangers, than
ever assembled on any one point ot Vir
ginia’s soil, and all who may be present
will regard it, through life, as the noblest
celebration they ever witnessed, the grand
est procession they ever joined, and the
most interesting scene they ever beheld.
Persuaded that every individual in Vir
ginia will feel an interest in it, and that
every family in the State may wish to
possess a faithful narrative ol the com
memoration and all the circumstances
connected with it, the Subscriber propo
ses to collect, digest and record a minute
and exact detail of the whole series of
events to which La Fayette’s visit may
give birth. The details will commence
with the “ Resolutions of the volunteer
comfianies of Norfolk and Richmondon
which the Governor of Virginia’s invita
tion to La Fayette, to meet at York Town
on the 19th October, was founded; and to
which will be prefixed, a brief and inte
resting memoir of the life and fortunes
of the illustrious individual, whom our
country “delights to honor, as the Na
tion’s Guest,” and whom grateful Virgi
nia in particular, hails as her guardian
and protector in the most trying hour of
her revolutionary sufferings.
A copy of the Work, with the author’s
thanks, will be forwarded (as a grateful
return) to every printer who may be good
enough to insert the present notice, (once
or more ;) and to every Postmaster who
may receive and communicate the names
of subscribers pre- ious to the 1st or 15th
of October.
The good offices of Editors,-Postmas
ters, and other influential citizens, are re
spectfully solicited.
THE subscriber respectfully informs
His friends and customers, and the
public in general, that he has removed
from his former shop, to the house for
merly occupied by Mr. Wilson, on the
West end of the main street, in Charles
town, where he is better fixed for the pro
secution of his business than he was for
merly, and continues to carry it on in all
its various branches, such as weaving
double and single coverlets,double and sin
gle carpeting, striped carpeting, counter
panes, damask and other diaper, together
with plain weaving of every description,
also dying of blue, red, green, yellow and
black, all of which will be done much
lower than formerly.
For the accommodation of the people
of Harpers-Ferry who are disposed to fa
vor the subscriber with their custom,
but have no convenient way of conveying
their work, he will send for it and return
it as soon as done. For that purpose, he
has made arrangements with Mr. Weed,
at whose store it can be deposited; and
it will be returned there as soon as finish
ed. Those who leave their work at Mr.
Weed’s store will please leave written
directions with it, or, if requested, the
subscriber will call and see them, on no
tice being left at the store.
, N. B. Such as may have coverlets or
carpetting to colour and weave, are in
vited to call, as they may be as well ac
commodated, and upon as low terms, in
Charlestown, as any where in this or the
adjoining counties.
Sept. 15, 1824.
7 S'^HE Evangelical Catechism; or, a
5 plain and easy system of the princi
pal Doctrines and Duties of the Chris
tian Religion ; adapted to the use of Sab
bath Schools and Families. With anew
method of instructing those who cannot
read—second edition. By the Rev. John
Mines. Just received and for sale at this
office—price 12§ cents.
April 14, 1824.
Consumptions,Coughs,Colds, fljc.
IT^OR the cure of coughs, consump
tions, colds, spitting of blood, asth
mas, and all diseases of the breast and
There is perhaps no medical observa
tion better established, none more gener
ally confirmed by the experience of the
best physicians of all ages and countries,
and none of more importance to the hu
man family, than the fact that many of the
most difficult and incurable consumptions
originate in neglected colds. In a cli
mate so variable as ours, where the chang
es of the weather are frequently sudden
and unexpected, it requires more care
and attention to guard against this dan
gerous enemy of life, than most people
imagine, or are able and willing to bestow.
The bills of mortality exhibit the melan
choly fact that the proportion of deaths
by this disease may be considered as a
bout five to one. Inasmuch then as this fa
tal disease bids defiance to the skill of the
most learned physicians, it is a gratifica
tion to the proprietor that he is enabled
to offer to those afflicted with it a goodly
prospect of relief, in that highly valuable
remedy the Vegetable Indian Sfiecijic—
The Indians are happy in their knowledge
of medical plants; governed wholly by
experience, they are certain as to their ef
fect, and it is said by an author of great
character, that a true consumption is a
disease never known among them.
The celebrated Dr. Cullen has taught
us that “our first attention should be em
ployed in watching the approach of the
disease and preventing its proceeding to
to an incurable state ; and in persons of a
consumptive habit, especially those born
of consumptive parents, the slightest
symptoms of an approaching consump
tion at the consumptive period of life
ought carefully to be attended to.”
This Specific is obtained by extraction
from herbs, roots, flowers, plants, See.
when in perfection. In consequence of a
happy combination of the most valuable
herbs, Sec. it becomes a balsam of supe
rior value. It heals the injured parts, o
per.s the pores, and composes the dis
turbed nerves after the manner of an an
noclyne ; consequently the obstruction of
the chest and the lungs which constitute
this, disease, particularly need its use.
It promotes expectoration, which is con
stantly , called for, and whilst it cleanses
and heals., it also gives strength to the
tender lungs. In this manner it removes
the hectic fever, improves digestion, it
gives strength to the nerves, repairs the
appetite, and improves the spirits. This
specific may always be given in safety—
it is mild, pleasant to the taste, and may
safely be given to infants, for which it is
of inestimable value. It affords relief in
bowel complaints, teething, whooping
coughs, See. and is.found particularly use
ful in hypochondriacal, nervous and hys
terical diseases. Each bill of directions
contains a detailed account of this dis
ease in all its different stages, and will be
accompanied with the signature of Wm.
Butler, in Red Ink.
Sold, by appointment. in this county, by
SAMUEL K. WHITE, Harpers-Ferrv,
HUMPHREYS & KEYS, Charlestown,
SPRENGER & KOSTER, Shepherdstown.
July 21, 1824.
The termination oj the Washington Monu
ment Lottery fixed.
Fip^HE' Managers, desirous of affording
adventurers a certainty in knowing
‘the result of their investments, and doubt
ing not to receive a liberal support, have
decided on completing the three remain
ing drawings of this meritorious mid tru
ly patriotic lottery in three successive
days, to be the 26th, 27th and 28th of the
ensuing month, (October.)
The capital prize of g 10,000, deposit
ed this day, floating in the wheel, not hav
ing been drawn, leaves for distribution in
only three drawings, to take place on the
days above mentioned, the capitals of
20,000 and 10,000 dollars ! !
Besides 2364 prizes of various denomina
tions, some of very desirable amounts.
Distant adventurers will observe that
■ they have still afforded full opportunity
of providing themselves with chances.
Their orders will be faithfully executed
if addressed to TV. C. CONIJYL, Balt.
Who will advise them of the fate of their
tickets immediately after the completion
of the lottery. Present rate :
Whole tickets, §12
Halves, 6
Quarters, 3
1 50
Furnished, warranted undrawn, a
j Where in general extremely good
! cess attends adventurers. Sept.
The New York Mercantile Advertiser
gives the following account of the re-cap
ture of the brig Frederick, of Stonington,
from the pirates of the Pacific. It is sta
ted that when the Frederick arrived at
Callao, the owners were so much pleased
with the gallant conduct of captain Bur
rows, that they immediately presented
him with the sum of §5000.
1 he r rederick, capt. A. ri. burrows,
was captured on the 26t.h of December,
near the port of Quilca, where she was
bound, with a cargo of dry goods. Cap
tain Burrows relates the circumstance as
follows:—At 10 P. M. the Frederick was
fired into by an armed brig, and ordered
on board with my papers. After getting
on board and being closely examined re
specting my vessel and cargo, they took
possession of my vessel and transferred
the crew to the privateer. During the
night, they stood to the southward for
Moulaendo, where they intended to dis
charge my cargo ; but the next morning,
when nearly abreast of the port, saw a
ship standing in, which they took for a
man of war, when the privateer hauled
off from the shore. The captain of the
privateer then told me that he should
send my brig to the Isle of Chiloe; and
if I chose to go in her, and she arrived
safe, that after discharging my cargo, he
would give me up my vessel. Thinking
there might be some chance of recover
ing her, and knowing that if 1 left her I
should not get her again, I chose to re
main by her, and after much persuasion,
I prevailed on him to let me take my son
with me ; but he would not consent to my
taking any more of my crew. After pluu'
dering my vessel of about 12,000 dollars
worth of dry goods, rice, rigging, and
such other articles as they were then in
want of, they put a prize-master and nine
men on board, and ordered us to make
sail for the Isle of Chiloe. Soon after leav
ing the privateer, I learned that her name
was the Kinlanealia, captain Mattalena,
from the Isle of Chiloe, and that they had
previously taken several English and Pa
triot vessels, some of which they had
burnt, and sent the others to Chiloe, and
that she had a large amount of money on
board taken Irom them. I also learned
that capt. Mattalena had formerly been
an officer under Benaoides, and had head
ed a gang in taking the American brig
Persilia, at the Island of St. Marys.—
From this information, and his conduct
xn plundering my vessel, I had no reason
to expect getting her again, unless I took
her by force, which I determined to do,
whenever a favorable opportunity should
offer. I then loaded my pistols, also those
i of the mate which I had taken care to
stow away on my first arrival on board
from the privateer. I then informed my
son of my intention, and ordered him to
hold himsell in readiness. After being
in possession of the captors 7 days, we
succeeded in re-taking her, drove the
Spaniards below in the middle of the day,
and then ordered them on deck one at a
time, and tied their hands behind them,
as I had no irons on board to secure them
with. I then shaped my course for Cal
lao. The next day I put seven of the pri
soners in a whale boat, with provisions
and water to last them to the land—the
other three I took with me to Callao,
,where I arrived two days afterwards, and
delivered the balance of my cargo to
the former owners. Two days,after my
arrival, the privateer appeared off the
harbor of Calloa, and the U. S. schooner.
Dolphin, Capt. Conner, and the British
frigate Tartar, capt. Brown, made sail
in pursuit of her, but night coming on
she made her escape. A short time af
ter that, the crew of a French ship arri
ved in their boats, having been captured
a little to the leeward by the privateer,
who had taken from the ship §60,000,
manned and ordered her for Chiloe. On
the 24th of May, a few days before the
Franklin left Valparaiso, the Kintanealia
arrived there, prize to a French sloop of
war, who had captured her off Quilca.—
She had been to Chiloe, had landed her
money, and was then on her 2d cruise.”
Substantial Gratitude.—It is said, that
on the return of La Fayette from Ports
mouth to Boston, he received notice that
there was deposited, in one of the Banks,
to his credit, the sum of £>20,000. Whe
ther this sum was the donation of one in
dividual, or of more than one, it is not
The officers of the Ninth Regiment N.
York State Artillery, have presented to
Gen. La Fayette an elegant sword and
belt of exquisite workmanship, in token of
their admiration of his character and ser

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