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The Democracy has been victorious
iu Connerticut, which t'ler have swept
ty a majority clean and tine. The
legislature mt ill elect a democrat to
the U. 8. Senate. Ingcrsol's plurality
for Governor is i.ear 7,000.
In Cincinnati w e sweep the ci by
In Cleveland wc pain three Council
men, the republicans losing nearly
.000. In Kansas City we route the
In Saint Joseph we win the cHj'
from them, and in Milwaukie the in
de(teudeut republican beats the regular
candidate of the party 700. We carry
St. L.ouis. What an off--al) year this
is to the radicals !
Gen. Imboden writes that be will
ask the counties along the lino to take
a vote of the people at the May elec
tion whether they wiil subscribe 85,000
per milo for Lbe'building of the Rich
mond & Traus-AJleghany N. G. It. It.
The Senate has panned the bill to re
BseKS the lands throughout the Com
monwealth, On last Thursday Hon. It. M, T.
Hunter was elected State Treaurer,
rice Mayo removed. Of course no
better Heiection could have been made,
and we are glad lhat he is willing to
erve in any capacity when called by
the State.
At Memphis and throughout Ken
dicky and Ohio, there was a heavy
nsw storm on last Friday morning.
Thr Southern papers furnish details
of another fatal duel near New Orleans
lna week. Aristide Benvenue, the
challenged party was, at the firet lire,
hot iu the head and instantly killed
hy Alfred B. Phillips a lawyer, who
had been counsel in a ca.e against the
deceased, The victor and the bloody
corpne of his victim returned to the
city on the same train. Now of course
this proves the survivor to have been
right and the deceased wrong. The
f.ict that the survivors of these duels
nre not hanged under the law is a
blot on the age and country ia which
we live.
Young Anderson, who killed young
Breckenridge at Lebanon, Tenn., the
other dy, was a son of the mayor of
lhat town, and his family is said to be
as prominent and respectable as that
of the deceased.
The town of Wythcvillo has voted
to license the selling of liquor by the
hotels of the Town, provided they re
frain from it on the first days of court,
and on ciicus days and to minors and
intoxicated persons.
The General Trans-Atlantic Co'?.,
steamship, Euro), the successor of
the lost V i lie du Havre, and valued atia
million of dollars, having on board a
cargo estimated at a million, has gone
down at sea, by leakage. The passen
gers aud crew were taken" on bourd by
the steamer Greece aud Baved.
The motion to have the State of Vir
ginia resort to the Gift Enterprise
business In order to pay the public
debt has been referred to a Committee.
This will indeed entitle us to the ap
pellation of New Virginia. The old
Commonwealth has heretofore legisla
ture! againt lotteries, and has provi
ded heavy punishment for those who
should indulge in them.
. A new way to do an old trick
to-wit: to pay the State debt seems
to have sprouted in the brain of the
enrious Mr. Quiscnberry, who
mvved to resort to a Gift enter
prise to De under the control of the
State. Mr. Pridemore moved to
table the resolution and the Senate
was tied on that motion.
The President voted no and un
tied the Senate. Then when the
vote on the resolution came it was
lost by a tie, for President Withers
had dodged out of the Chair and
could not be foi nd,
At Paid Mountair, every thing
is said to be quiet, except the
newspaper correspondents that in
fest the locality.
A mountaineer is said to have
conic in with the statement, that at
a former period he fired a coal
mine trying to smoko a Raccoon
from his hole, and that the noises
in the Mountain, have been ccca-.
sioncd by the caving in of the earth
upon the burned rigion.
Host. R. M. T. Hunter, the new
Treasurer of Vu , h about Gi years
of age. He will be required to
execute an official bond for one
hrmdrec thousand dollar?, ?nd will
receive a salary of two thousand
dollars. Our Sheriffs, and County
Troasurcrj, give bonds as haavy as
TnE latest Tennessee ticket, is
said to be Gen. Cheatham for Gov
ernor, and ExPrcsident Johnson
for U. S. Senator. Tins looks
plausible, and is just about as like-
j to be tho upshot of tli3 Tennes
see tanglo, ns anything wc can think
of. Andy 13 said now, to be court
ing the Grangers, and if they take
him up, and the working men
stick to him, he cculd walk into the
The able letter of Gov. Kemper,
in reply to tLtc Abingdon meeting
will be read by every one.
It was received at two late an
'our for us to notice it more
fallj this week.
We desire that our citizens shall
know what our neighbors say of
their action in securing, at any cost
wl ich can be met, those enterprises
which always build up a town into
a prosperous city.
Last week we quoted the lan-
of the Press & Herald at
Knoxville and
at Wytheville.
of the Enterprise
Here now is what
the Russell Progress has to say tf
Itristol Enterprise.
We admire the puh of Bristol. If
he fails to become a large and prospe
rous city it will not be the fault of her
people. We learn from a late edition
of the Nai f, that Meters. Byrd & Spar
ger, of Mt. Airy, is. C, have purchas
ed a site within a mile of the town for
a Cotton Factory. The work is to
commence about the 10th of May and
be completed during the summer.
This enterprise will be a great acquisi
tion to Bristol and the people acted
very wisely in contributing the excess
of 140-:) to secure the factory. This
kind of liberality i just what is needed
to build up our towns ; furthermore it
pay?. Other places would do well to
follow the example of Bristol.
The following couplets have
been tendered us for publication as
an entirety, so to speak, by the au
thor, who, on a former occasion,
sent them to another journal, by
which a principal one of them was
omitted and, however some ot our
readers may differ with others of
them, as to the degree of merit or
demerit assigned the various sub
jects, there will be none we presume
who will not f gree with us that, as
terse and pointed rythmical criti
cisms, they are worthy of extended
circulation. Ed. New? :
As far below bis Fortuno is h'.s Worth,
As from ihe dome of lleav'n it is, to earth.
To him, utiOTe his lot, a worth wns given,
As higti as from the Earth it is, to Heaven.
If words were deedl, If deeds but empty
Then owhere could a Saintlier "Vice" be
A shining terrent : He bears his head aloft,
When safe whea bruibed, he shamB it very
"60 ft."
Richmond, Va.
April 11th, 1874
To I. C Fowler, Esq.
Dear Sir: You have my thanks
for the kind terms in which vou com
municate to me the proceedings of the
late public meeting of the people of
Washington County, unanimously
commending my action on the Peters
burg charter bill. The approval of the
people of the great and intelligent
County of asbington. the locality
Inch, worthily and before all ochers
on the Aniericac Continent, received
the name of the Father of
his Country, is a reward for duty done
of which any public servant might be
justly and uualiectenly proud.
You are mistaken however, in sup
posing that any wound may have been
given to m3r feelincs, by the personal
asperities which, in unexceptional in
stances, have been visited upon my
official action. While no man esti
mates more highly or cherishes more
gratefully, the connnence and appro
val of ins fellow citizens, 1 yet hold
that duty, when it it is done faithfully
in the fear of God and not in the fear
of inau, done effectually despite 'a tide
yFirtitif and i otnrni fif rnniriiAQ "
carries with it its own reward which
is more to be prized than the applause
of the world, htanriingin thesirength
of my convictions of duty, I have ob
served with composure the assaults
j'ou mention, without having expe
rieuced one moment oi excitement or
one sentiment o( bitterness towards
my assailants. Certainly I shall
never pause iO notice, sti.I less stoop
to answer, any question of the purity
of the motives which inspire my offi
cial action. In view of the great po
litical crisis through which we are
pasiiug. in view of the necessity for
recuring and adhering to fundamental
principles in such a period, all meiely
individual interests, and all personal
clamor and misconstruction, dwindle
into insignificance.
It must never be conceded, for it is
not true, that the civil war has de
stroyed however it may have invaded,
any or the rights of the States or of the
people, or any of the vital princi
ples of American liberty. We have
passed the epoch which marked the
emancipation aud enfranchisement of
our late slaves, tne removal ot tne ele
ment which broke the homogenie4y
and the harmony of I he States and sec
tions, but ourselves have lost no sin
gle article of the liberties which as
freemen we inherited from our fathers.
The area of thecommon liberties has
been enlarged without in validating fr
the future the title, the tenure or the
quality of the freehold.
The new constitutional order differs
from the old iu that it incorporates our
late slave in the body politic, ns citi
zens, and clothes them with the same
political rights which aforetime at
tached exclusively to the whi'e race.
This great change -was sudden and
revolutionary. It was undoubtedly
repugnant to the cherished traditions
and sentiments of the masses of
the white people. Without any of
that preparation for the duties and
resonsibilities of citizenship which the
founders of the government held to be
essential to its purity and safety, the
colored people, unenlightened, unedu
cated, just emerging from the debase
ment of siavcry. were in a moment in
vested with a full proportion of the
power to control the'government, and
to determine great questions of life,
liberty and property. But however
precipi a'ory the change may have
been made, however hazardous or uu
welcome to any portion of the people,
it has been conciliated in the organic
law of the Union and of the States; it
is acquiesced i:: as a finality by all sec
tions and parties ; wo have ourselves
accepted it as a fundamental condition
underlying the existence of the State
as a restored member of the Union ;
every officer aud representative with
in the State is bttund by the constitu
tional oath to recognize the equality of
all men before the law ; and in view
of actual results, it would be as wise
to attempt to turn back ward the course
of time and events as to quarrel or
repine over the unalterable past.
The people of Virginia intelligently
realize the results of war ; aud it is by
fairly conforming to the necessities of
the "situation, and by pecuring equal
rights, liberty and justice to all men,
that they hope to obtain enduring
peace aud build up a prosperous Com
monwealth In passing through such a period of
transition, no counsels of violence,
nothing but tho forecast and prudence
of a calm statesmanship, can guide us
lo safety. We must again and at all
hazardous, erect the original land
marks of the pure and timple republi
a miifirww
canism of Jefferson
We have no se
curity but in cleaving to the funda
mental principles of free government.
It is to be expected that special and lo
cal grievances will sometimes result
from the novel and abnormal circum
stances of the situation. In such ease
es passion looks alone to the particular
grievance, and urges violent correc
tives which would so remedy a special
evil for the present as to imperil the
rights of all for the future. But it is
the duty of the Statesman, while de
ploring and condemning live special
wrong and sympathising with its vic
tims, to oppose himself unflinchingly
to the passions of the hour, to take care
that no rash remedy fo.- temporary aud
particular evil shall jeopardize the safe
ty of the whole people, yet at the same
time to apply with a lirm band the
most efficient corrective to be devised
in harmony with the organism of
American constitutional liberty.
In maintaining the views, we neces
sarily maintain the avowed principles
and aims of the conservative party.
Thej' are parcel of it? faith. They are
in strict consonance with every au
thoritative announcement of its pur
poses. What ia of less but of some
significance, they accord with my
publisK-d acceptance of the Conserva
tive nomination for the position I now
hold. They but reproduce the senti
ments I uttered aud emphasized, in
the late canvass, before great masses
of the people in every section of
the State : and they harmonize with
such of my official messages and with
such joint resolutions of the General
Assembly as have relevancy to them
it nas been iaiseiy supposed by a
few that the Conservative party was
nothing more than a combination of
white people, organized on the idea of
"white aga;nst black," for the sole
purpose of perpetuating tho party su
premacy of race. Everywhere in the
late canvass I denounced that policy;
and my review of it, which met with
general aecepiance, was, in brief, to
the following effect : That at the close
of the var, and years before the Con
servative party was formed, political
adventurers had taken the colored peo
ple in hand as their pretended friends
and deliverers ; had by promises of con
fiscation of private property, and by
infiamatory appeals, fired them against
their former masters ; united them in
an oath-bound political party solely
upon the principle of antagonism to
the native white race ; and had voted
them almost in mass in 1869 in favor
of the disfranchisement and test-oath
iniquities which, if adopted, would
haveshni out the great body of the
ivhite people from participation in the
government ; that such a policy meant
the degradation and virtual enslave
ment of the white race, and the usur
pation of all the powers of the govern
ment by a party organized and boun
ded by a color line ; that the Conserva
tive party had grown out of the calam
ities and necessities of revolution, and
was composed of all the old parties
patriotically united together for the
purpose of rescuing society, civilization
and liberty from the ruins of war;
that the conservative party had by
their votes and their oaths in good
faith accepted the new constitutional
order; that in their four years admin
istration of the State government they
had emphatically recognized the equal
ity of all men before the law ; that in
creating a generous system of Public
schools and in al! other legislation,
they had provided equally and impar
tially for both races, aud had secured
the same rights and benefits to all men
irrespective" of color ; that their aim
was to break and disperse the adversa
ry color-line party, and their final
success would be the iignal tor the
dispersion and extiuction of all race
line combinations, would inaugurate a
new erea when colored nieu, freed from
race euthrallment, would come under
the same influence and reasons which
governed other men informing party
affiliations, when the politics of our
whole people would return to healthy
and normal conditions, and when men
of both :aces, combiub'g for the good
of all, would restore peace anel a com
mon prosperity. After a color-line
party had been formed. Conservatives
arrayed themselves against it to de
stroy it; and if any man supposes that
in thus arraying themselves, they im
itated the very example against which
they waged an exterminating war. he
mistakes the shadw for the substance
of historical truth. If the Conserva
tive party has effectually resisted any
evil, it is that of the disastrous dissev
ering of the community into jarring
and hostile classes inspired by the fa
tal war-cry of "black against white,"
or of "white against, black.' At the
same time and from the same devotion
to principle and to peace, it has resis
ted the tyrany and wickedness of any
intermeddling with the social rela
tions of the people, of so legislating as
to impair or to touch the social inde
pendence of any race or class, under
the pretence of conferring civil rights
The Conservative party has broken
down all race combinations in the past
and it will assurely never countenance
within its own ranks any efforts for
their renewal. No such narrow ideas
can ever hem in its organization. "No
pent up utica contracts its powers."
It not only seeks to promoie the peace
and welfara of the State by establish
ing the harmony and co-oneration of
the races. It is the reimbodiment of
those true principles of government
which in earlier days gave to the States
and the Union their purity and real
glory. It would confirm to the States
all their original, constitutional rights
and powers ; it cheerfully concedes to
the common government the full mea
sure of its delegates and authorities;
it steadily resists the teudency of the
hour towards centralization: it holds
ours to be a government of and for the
people, amenable to the people, with
no powers except such as are derived
from the consent of the governed ; it
fosters harmonious and cordial rela
tions between all the Stales as co-equal
members of a restored Union, and be
tween the States aud Common Govern
ments; in a word, its voice is a clarion
blast which summons all men to rallv
under the standard of constitutioual
free government.
Natioual parties have been so im
pressed, and shaped, or mis-shapen by
the violence of arms, that hey can
only be adapted to the new era of
peace and well-regulated government
by being either materially modified or
altogether reconstituted. The politi
cal elements are in process of transi
tion. While many of them are visibly
floating in uncurtain waters and drift
ing around us. the Conservative party
of Virginia stands on dry land. It
stands on Constitutional ground, broad
enough aud firm enough to receive
and hold all true men of all parties.
Die necessities of the hour incline true
men, of whatever past party affiliation,
to draw together on common grouud
It is a great company receiving con
tinual additions. Sooner or later such
accretions must crystalize in the per
fect structure of a great, natioual, con
stitutional party of conservative ideas
the ideas of Jclierson, ot 31ason, of
Madison and of Mouroe.
I should not do justice to the whole
of the subject-matter suggested by
your letter, without referring to one
ground of misconstruction to which
our party is subjected by a few in our
midst. One article in the platform of
the party, as emphatically re-affirmed
by the present Geceral Assembly,
disclaims all purpose of captious op
position to the present Federal admin
istration, and manifests a desire for
friendly relations, on the basisof prin
ciple, by pledging our support to its
measures so far as they may be just iu
design and promotive of the harmony
of the whole country. This article de
clares at once our supreme allegiance
to principle, and our desire to do exact
justice as between ourselves and all
others, by cultivating narmomous re
lations with the common government
and of every department of it, and by
i; ing precisely so far and no farther
in that direction, than our principles
will let us go. The Conservative par
ty, like every other party, includes ex
treme men. They are more noisy than
numerous. They are extremists of two
classes, the antipodes of each other;
and tbe great body of the people repose
silently between them sympathizing
with neither. Ihe one class treats
tins article as a more void and mcau-
ingk'sa generality, and avows a gene
ral and determined hostility to the
present federal administration. The
other seems to construe the same arti
cle as committing us to the unreserved
and unqualified support or the course
of that administration, and of the sup
posed views of its executive head,
generally and iu advance. The one
would place us in relations of pro
nounced antagonism, hostility and de
fiance to that administration, while
the other would convert us into its
blind partisans. The one would deal
out indiscriminate censure, the other
indiscriminate praise, of the whole
policy and conduct of the federal ad
ministratiou both its good and its bad
its right and its wrong. The policy
of the one would deprive us of all the
benefits of pacific aud conciliatory re
lations with a government which is
our government wielding many pow
ers within the State either for good
or fer evil aud would embroil us iu
uncalled-for and mischievous discord.
collision and bitterness ; while the oth
er would be proue to deplore our actiou
in resisting even the eirors of those
who may happen to administer the
federal government. The one would
forbid all interchange of civilities be
tween those who may happen to be
charged with the State and federal ad
ministrations, would have the former
rudely and grotesquely to repel even
courtesy tendered by the latter, would
construe the acceptance of each cour
tesy into an unmanly surrender of
State pride and personal independence,
and would have an angry and impas
sible gulf of separation between the
two; while the policy of the other
class of extremists A-ould tend, how
ever otherwise designed, to beget such
an unlimited entente cordiale, such
complete identity of action, on the part
of the State administration aud the
federal, as would virtually surrender
the independence of the one to the
other. The one policy promotes jar
ring and injurious discord; the other
tends to the centralization of power
and its absorption of State authority.
All acknowledge the patriotic mo
tives, as well as Ihe distinguished ser
vices, both in war and in peace, of
some of these extremists. But neither
class is right : both are wrong. The
masses of the Conservative people of
Virginia are represented by neither.
Our party adheres with inflexible fidel
ity to all who are and all who shall
become our allies upon principle.
We are supremely for ideas and prin
ciples. We are not for men, and can
never be joined tc the personal fortunes
of any man. Without regarding the
past, we are ready to strike hands with
any-and all who meet us on the ground
of the right. Our traditions, ideas and
principles will be the sovereign power
to control our political party relations ;
we will support those who support
them, and oppose those who oppose
them ; and precisely to the extent to
winch they receive support or opposi
tion, we will give support or opposi
tion. We will support liberally and
cordially as far as we can, and we will
opposa reluctantly but decidedly,
whenever and wherever we must. But
while maintaining the integrity and
independence of the conservative par
ti, justice, honor, interests, our delib
erate party pledges and avowals, all
require us to cultivate the most har
monious relations with the Common
Government, and with every one of
its departments, which may consist
with our principles.
These sentiments have guided me in
the past, they will guide in the future.
I shall go forward as I have begruu.
The honor of Virginia shall suffer no
detriment in my keeping. The Con
servative organization shall never be
impaired by my hands. I shall zeal
ously and in good faith strive for the
most friendly relations, the most cor
dial co-operation, the largest recipro
cation of benefits between ourselves
and the federal government, which
may comport with our known stand
ard of right and duty. I shall contin
ue to accept and extend such courte
sies, to take such responsib'lies, and
to perform such Advanced acts of duty,
as will clearly coincide with the prin
ciples and avowals of our party and at
the same lima promote the peace and
prosperity of our people. 1 disdain to
be trammelled by tbe counsels or the
criticisms of extremisis of any class.
Guided by invincible fidelity to every
pledge of a life neither short nor un
eventful, inspired by the principles of
the party for whose success I have
born such sacrifices aud labors as one
mau could contribute, I shall endeav
or to advance its aims by co-operating
with its friends and antagonizing its
enemies, and judging, by its stand
ards, the measures and act3 of the
federal administration, I shall support
everything that Is right nothing that
is wrong.
Ihe action of the largely attended
public meeting, in Washington coun
ty, is one of numberless proofs that
my conduct of the affairs of the people
receives their unbought and.unpur
cbasable approval. Bearing arduous
responsibilities in a critical period of
our history, I look alone for support to
tne nonest, disinterested and uupre
judiced judgment of the people. I rest
securely on the power of the popular
win. Lidt passion and violence be
ware of encountering that power. Let
no man hasten to collide with it.
'Whosoever shall fall upon that stone
snail be broken ; but on whomsoever
it shall fall it will grind him to pow
der." I remain, dear Sir,
MoBt truly and respect'y. yours,
If the subject had been definitely dis
posed of, I would not add a drop to the
inundation of comments to which it has
given rise. But as it is still," I learn,
occupying the attention of the Public
Authorities, I offer my mite of opin
ion, not ou the particular mode in
which the problem it presents should
be solved, but of the grounds on which
its solution should turn. In my view
the underlying and determining con
sideration is to be looked for, in the re
ality and extent of the grievances
which any pait of our people may
suffer by reason of the present form
aud character of their municipal gov
ernment. Are they real and serious?
Are the rights, the safety, . the
peace of any considerable any in
considerable number of its citizens,
invaded, menaced, or disturbed by or
through the habitual policy or action
of their existing municipal authori
ties? If they be. can there be, for the
superior authorities of the State, but a
single question, that of the lawful
power to relieve them. Is there any
Government so poor of spirit, so cruel,
or so cowardly, as to permit a single
innocent citizen, to whom it owes pro
tection, to suffer any wrong whicbi t
is in its powei to remedy? Is not the
maltreatment of a single citizen or
subject, by a foreign power, a recog
nized ground among civilized nations
for a demand of satisfaction, under
penalty even of war itself. And hav
ing the power, aud owing the duty,
shall a State permit within itself, any
of its citizeus to be tyrannized over or
abused by others, of whatever color, or
whatever numbers, if it have the law
ful power to protect them, which, done
by a stranger, they would redress or
chastise, if need be, even by arms?
Can there be should there be, two
opinions on the question? The State,
which claims the life of its citizens
for its defeuce, shall it not protect them
from outrage whether from within or
without? In such case no fears of
misconstruction at home or abroad !
no capitulation to prejudice no mis
placed tenderness to tne wrong-aoer,
whatever his. color, or whatever his
power should deter it from the brave
performance of duty. There is the
heroism there the honor! Whether
the oppressed be white or black or
whatever the color of the oppressor,
still the same protection to the one,
the same penalty to the other, should
be impartially, but unfalteringly ap
The only question, under such cir
cumstances, as it seems to me, is the quo
modo I much doubt whether the C on
stitution d oes justify special legislation
for different towns. But there is noue
I think, that where the plan
of municipal Government in use
has been found to work unjustly, a
d i Helen t one is within the clear prov
ince. and will have become the clear
duty of the Legislature to provide. Ou
this common ground may not the Leg
islature and the Governor harmonize,
and Petersburg be relieved ?
Inducements to Seek a Home in
Upper East Tcnnesseo.'
To persons wishing to charge their
location, the following statement of
facts may be of advantage :
1st. 1 he climate is temperate, being
free from the rigors of Northern win
ter and the extremes of slimmer heat
a more salubrious atmosphere is no
where found no such thing as mala
ria Tne son anu enmate mgemer,
adapted to probably a greater variety
of products, than any ether in the
LMion. Timber or ail Kinds aounu-
ant it is the land of springs. W ater
power sufficient to turn the machine
ry of the world. Iron and Coal, inex
haustible. No country more suscepti
ble in native resources.
2nd. The substratum, the bone and
sinew or society are ot Kcoicn-insn
descent the highest type of the Cau
casian race comparative!y few of Af
rican descent, and they are gradually
retiring. Such is the material of socie
ty, that the country is compelled to be
conservative in religion and politics.
3rd. Educational and Church facil
ities, are to be had in all the towns and
important neighborhoods. King Col
lege, under the management of the
Presbyterian denomination, in Bris
tol, on the line of R. R.. though foun
ded since the war, has already acquired
sufficient endowment as to render
the enterprise no longer precarious,
and is rapidly taking position among
the best Colleges ot the land.
4th. Lands can be bought on rea
sonable terras. Owners of large estates
find it unprofitable and vexatious, to
cultivate their lands with the present
unreliable system of labor, and are
therefore inclined to make sale of at
east portions of their estates.
5th. Imigrants, such as will add
anything to the country, either so
cially or materially, will receive a
warm welcome anci share, in tne sym
pathies of the people.
if any one reading the above snouia
desire further information ci.d more
definite in regard to the seCtiou of
country designated they May address,
E. B. McCIannahan, Rev. G. A. Cald
well, Rev. James D. Tadlock, Presi
dent King College, Rev. David Sallins
President Sullins College, J. R. Ander
son, President Bank, of Bristol, Jno.
G. King, I. C. Fowler, John Slack.
A carats;!. a,
liunis, bprairn,
Scalds, Wound.;,
So.rc Throat. Ulcers, IJniise.s,
iiaeuniatisrii, Hemorrhages,
March 3 3i....
ommissioners' Sale
Pursuant to a decree made and entered
in the Circuit Court of Washington county,
Virginia, at the special term of the January
Court IS74, in the case of Shcffey & Gilmore,
Com'rs. vs Chas. 0. Cnmpbell, -we will offer
for sale at public outcry at the Court House
door ia Abingdon, on the first day of the
April terra, 1874 of the County Court of said
county, the property known as
situated on the South Fork of Holeton River
in Baid County, and containing 145 acres,
upon whick is a dwelling and other out
houses, together with a Saw and Grist Mill--
The Saw Mill in running order. Ttis prop
erty is considered the most valuable water
Dower in South West Va., with some im
Also, by authority of sa'd decree wc wli
also offer for sale
On TnE 25th Day of April 1874,
on the premises, in the Town of Goodson, at
public auction, the following proporty, to-
fronting on Main Street, containing acre
each, running back to an alley.
And one vacant lot trnting on Virginia
Street, containing one quarter, more or less.
Cash in hand sufficient to pay cost of suit
and expenses of sale. The remainder in
equal installments of one, two and three
yeara, with interest from day of sale, with
good security and a lien retained upon the
propert f until all the purchase money is
Mar. 10 td.
SticfPs Pianos.
Upwards of fifty First Premium
Gold and Silver Medals, were awarded
toCHAS. M. STEIFF. for the best
PIANOS, In competition with all the
leading factories in the country.
Office and Warerooms, No. 9N. Lib
erty St., Baltimore, Md.
The superiority ofthe Unrivalled
Stieif Piano Forte, is conceded by all
who have compared it with others. In
their New Grand Square, 7J Octaves,
the manufacturer has .succeeded in
making the most perfect Piano Forte
Prices will be found as reasonable
as consistent with thorough work
manship. A large assortment of Second nand
Pianos always on hand, from $75 t
We are agents for tbe celebrated
Burdett Cabinet, Parlor aud Church
Organs, all styles and prices, to suit
every ooe, guaranteed to be fully equal
to any made.
Send for Illustrated Catalogue, con
taining names of over 1500 Southern
ers, 600 of whom are Virginians,
200 North Carolinians, 150 East Ten
nesseeaus, aud others throughout the
South, who have bought the Stiefl
Piano since the close of the war.
May 5T7, T3, ly.
A DzNOcmiTlC Wiiiit. EsUbUf had ISSO. It cp
norU White Suvrtmacv. political lad aocial. Tera
$1 per year. To club, nin cojnes for $8. Rpt
cimcn copies frs. Addresa DA i -BOOK, Its
York Gity
And Insect Towder
Fer Rats. Mice, Roaches, Ant Bed-buss, Moths, &c-
J. F, ClttKAS & Co, 3.1. Sole igts.
Receivable by tbe State in payment of Taxes
and Uen8a: for aale la tarns to in it. and lent
by express, payable on delivery, if distrrd.
134: Hat to., tit., HA. L, LI al UJit,,
TO AI Vf.lt I IS I.KS. All pereona who cob
template making eoi trarta wiia sevpaper for
tbe Insertion ot adrertisement sboald send 25
els), to
CEP. P, HOWELL & CO., 41 Park Rov, 5. T
containing Met of 3.oCO newapaaera and esti
mates, showing tbe cort of advertising.
male, make more money selling our Jewelry, Baoltt
and Gurnet than at anything else. 5reateft induce
ments to Amenta and Purchasers, ratalogaes.
Terms and full particulars sent free to all. Address
r. O. ViUK&Kl, AugUkta, Maine.
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T .ills
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positively cured. The wont cae, of longest
standing, by using DE- IlKBBiKD'S C'l'JlK. A
bottle -nt free to all addressing
J. E. Dibblek, Druggist, 8i4 8th Ave., X. T-
Abingdon Virginia.
THIS House has recently been re
built and it is now open for the accom
modation of summer boarders, and the
general public. A comfortable Omm-bcs,-with
polite Porters will meet all
trains, and convey visitors to and from
the Hotel.
JOS. E. C TSIGG, Proprietor.
Fab. Kv-eni.;
re repectfal!y inferaifd lhat I naff
Single Gnu. Kll'es, dinine Hags, niioi
pontbrs and Powder Flaska, Flue 1'ow.
dor, Cps, Cartridges for all Umi and PUt.'U
A find assortment!' 'tol of nil principal makers.
Boy's tinns of al I stvles. Walking Canes. Guns
made to order ; l ine Guns stocked and repaired In
the best manner. Keys lotted to Locks .Ouami
ker's material. All goods fuarsnteed aa repre
sented. Good sold anil work done as luw aa the
S, O. USHER, lnnmUr.
Oct. 8. lv. BRISTOL, TESJT.
J. T. &. G. V. JORDAN,
IP LA. stebebs,
Va. & Tnnx.
this place we res
IT A VIXQ locate! ia
IX 1
pectfully solicit the patronage of the
citizens of ttriatol-uoodbon, Washington,
Scott, Smvthi and Lee counties, Va., and
Sullivan, Washington and Gren, Tenn.
Satisfaction tuirantctd. Oknamkstii.
Plastering a'specialitt.
Or lers from tou and country promptly
attended to. Give us a trial. oct 15-tf
Lynchburg, "Virginia.
HOM this date L. W. SCOV1LLB, Managerof
tbe WasmxoTOff Hocsn, la admitted a a
Partner In the bnsinexs of said House. The busi
ness will be conducted under tbe style and firm of
wask forthe New Cbneern acontinaalion of the
paeronage of my Friends and the Public.
May S. im. ro 26 tf- T. C.S. FEKGCSOS
Market Tieporls.
BSIST0L. April. 17. 184
Apples, Dried TIO
Bacon, "Sjl pound, nw 12 10
Beef, retail of butcher, 5QuC
Butter...." 30
Candles, common, 16
Adamantine, Li
Cbictcns. live 2Mo25
Coffee, Rio, "filb 35 37
Cotton Yarns, 160(175
Corn, pe bushel, 6)
Meal, per nnsliel, 6oto7
Cement, James River, bbl 4 55
hggs, per dozen : 1"
Flaxfceod , .' 110
Flour, 3 sack 3 50(m4 00
Feathers 3ib 50(55
Ginseng 75 to 90
Iron, bar, 31t
rod aud band, tfll) 7BS
scrap Id
Lard, Ui2
Leather, sole, -. 3.'5a44
" upper, " 60a70
Liad y bar 810
Molastes 50al 00
Nails, " fcalO
Oats, buBbel.
Peaches, Dried..
Fowder, rifle, ..
Rags, .....i
... 7al2
11 tol24
Salt, Virginia, per sagk,i
.4 25
.. 40
16, IE
" Liverpool
Snake Root, Virginia,
beneca 41
Sugar, brown, par lb...
" refined, 4 .... A, B, C, 15
1 crushed aud granulated, ...... .
Tallow, per lb
Tow Linen,
. 10al2
.. Un20
l:5to 130
Wheat, per bushel
Wool, washed,
Honey, tper,.
10 to 12J to quality.
JOB WORK oi all kinds neat-"
lv executed at tiieNewa
if A
o IS? c
lf i
To Our Slock of &K0ADCZ07IT6, 2)IXGOJAL SUIT
which we have Just received
Another lot of that WIDE CHECK
MUSLIN at 30c. per yard, worth 50c,
at 20c. worth 30c, per yard.
side-band for trimmings, at 25c
worth 40c. per yard.
LINS in all qualities.
New Stock of PARASOLS.
pieces ot jNew lork fcliULMi at
16 3c. per yard. Never sold before
at less than 25c. These GOODS are
tventvs.even inches wide, Loth sides
alike, and will make excellent dres;es
tor fcprmg.
We are making dnily additions to
our Stock of DRESS GOODS, to
which, we call particular attention.
New Stock of PARASOLS.
We show a very large and choice
selection of the above-named
GOODS, and feel confident in sta-
ing that we have
nient ever offered
nient in this cUy.
the best assort -in
any eslablihh-
Look at our PARASOLS
It will pay you to look at
stock of r
10 J
BRISTOL, 'rev?.;
JTEEP alwaS on hands a full
Stock of School, Blank and '
Miscellaneous Books,
letter, Abte, Cap, Jfourniny
atid Initial Taper, Enve
lopes, Ink, 2 ens, 2 en
tils, c, dc.
Agents for Stieff's Tiano.
Feb, 2-tf,
ITtm Bua ItOiiig, S. 13 SMdtrltk St?wi.J
SiS ?Ltt!r7P ,T ,' AMOcUwd Pre., daily;
5i.n?S!I ' i Il;WklT ,uU compendium of two
wit..lQoladi?", report, .nd tol.rr.oh :
OIUi. new. of the week, broarht down to tho hoaroi
CoinctopraM. Fnralhod locls, t following rat-
ZW, 19 ntAs, advance,, $10 OO
TrUWaekiy, 1J months, in. advance, B OO
Weekly, i months, in advance, ' 9 OO
Bemlttaiiee. nuy bo rn.de by drmft, money order, or
Ktord.,ltor,.orrtU. OIt Pott Oftioe addroM
n lull, lnclodlni State .nd County, .nd addrem.
Garden and FU tver Seed.
Before ordering elsewhere send for
Catalog ce, which is now ready and
will bo mailed gratia on application.
Our Chromo, "Little HorisH," a
beautiful Parlor Picture pronounced
by Judges a success, fs now ent fro a t
I all who favor us with orders to the
I amount 01 tut uoiiari.
I Chase Brothers & Woodward
t t..i- fcecas--. Rocheater,
Vwam V
dived from the Importers,
two hundred and
for. ty-three different patterns.
half of regular prices.
LACES of all
Assortment of
kiuds, and a Urge
for Ladies at
Look at our PAR ASOLS.
SCARFS can now be had at
and SCARFS, at
SUIT A at l'Ji
(s ft-fia?-,h) yarI-vi.iv
12 c, p:r yard, at
7 s'-nd 1019 31 AI.l STRICT,
Michmond Fir.
ClotMng House
JAME3' Specie,
Erlato', Va. .C Tenn.
Still Alive ariJXb'ciT.
Suits for Ten Dollar
Ami sir ts fur Fifteen,
As new and as tasty
As ever was seen.
A gra'Je or two better.
We have theae In plenty.
And even yet choicer,
At Eighteen and Twenty
Suits in profusion
For business or street,
And suits for the parlor
Surprisi i-.'ly neat ;
For church or for wedding1
For pi rty or all,
N auiis iu tlie market
('an Let us ut all.
Wo are ah d in ail Seasonality
GOODS for Mpm nnd Hos. Whatev
er ot hers mny d , we are quite coufl
dv'i:t that our pi !( will Le found con
siderably Usb, while our good aro in
ferior to lione. We only ask a call
and examination of our Stock teford
purchasing e'sewhere, as we bav
nought up our stock of piece good-jftt
panic prices which we are now daily
having made upanl receiving' We
ih.-1 cout'xlent tiiat during the remain
ing Winter mouth and Spring to offer
inducement rarely met in thi? mar
ket. With fair dealing and polite at
tention we hope to receive a liberal
James Block.
1 T3-tf
Re opened by
Main Street, Bristol, Tenn,
IIIAVE again reopened the Thom
as House, on Main Street, and ari
prepared to furnish first-class accom
modation to the public. money
and no pains will he areJ u make
the hotel all it was in its palmiest
Boarders will be received ou t,J&i
Being provided wifh good sfale r
am prepared to furnish btalls. fcoJ ana
attention to hordes.
Rail road pawenpers will find, to
house located in easy distance of the
Passenger Exchange, the tables well
furnished and lodging unsurpassed.-
Porters regularly at the trains to re
ceive baggage and conduct p-iifctu&e'1
Jaa C '74-tf

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