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College Discipline, an Inaugural Address at Davidson
College, N.C., bv Major l>. H. llill, Professor ot
Mathematical and Civil Engineering.
This admirable and spirited address was unfortu
nately mislaid, soon after it came to hand, or it would
have received the immediate atteutiou to which it is
Major Hill enjoys the reputation of being an able
disciplinarian as well as an accomplished scholar, and
his long continued connection with literary institutions
gives him the advantage of an experimental acquaint
ance with the subject which he discusses in his Inaugu
ral. He goes back to first principles, and makes pro
per family government the basis upon which must rest
all due submission to authority in after life. Unless
the child has been accustomed to salutary restraint at
home, the Teacher in the primary school, and the Pro
fessor iu the college, must undertake to build where no
foundation has been laid. He earnestly advocates the
desirableness of direct religious teaching as a part of
the regular instruction in a college course, and relies
on a wise. God-fearing President and a pious, efficient
corps of Professors, as the first and most important
element in college discipline.
Among the direct means of securing industry and
good order, he recommeuds the grading and the deme
rit system, and the plan of making the occupants of
rooms and tenements responsible for all violations of
law in their viciuity until the names ot the violators
are given up.
As Davidson College now has such a President and
Faculty as Major Hill describes, we hope it may spee
dily fulfil tfi- highest wishes of its friends and patrons.
"‘i -
A, Queu+vrtyLaw Journal is the title of a new pe
riodical, just issued by Mr. Randolph of this city, and
edited by A. B. Guigon, Esq. The first number gives
promise of a work of great value to the legal profes
sion, and is admirably gotteu up by the publisher. The
Contents the Jauuary number are:
l. lntrv factory, 2. The Usury Laws; 3. Legislative
Tinkering; 4. Process of Contempt; 5. Measure of
Damages Ex-Contractu; 6 Attorneys, Right to Refuse
to Produce Documents; 7. Matters of Accouut, &c.;
d. Principal and Agent; y. .Nuisance, rieaumg, etc,; 10.
Measure of Damages, Poveuaut to Repair; 11. Prohi
bitory Liquor Law; 12. Employment of Slaves, Ac.;
13. Liability of Surety, Ac.; 14. Injunction: when
granted: 15. Same: when Bill dismissed; 16. Eject
ment: Harpers’Ferry Case; 17. Appendix to do.; Id.
Stock not a chose in action; Id. Evidence in criminal
cases; 20. Passmore Williamson’s case; 21. Book No
tices; 22. Selections from Revisors’ Reports—Attach
ments, pages 32; 23. Index to Grattan’s Reports,
pages 32.
Bibliotheca Sacra for January, 1856.—Contents:—1.
The Historical and Legal Judgiueut of the Old Testa
ment Scriptures against Slavery, by George B. Cheev
ers, D. D., New York. 2. Perpetual Sin and Omnipo
tent Goodness, by L. P. Hiekok, D. D., Union College.
3. Science and the Bible, a review of ‘-the Six Days of
Creation” of Prof. Tayler Lewis, by James D. Dana,
LL. D., Silliuinn Professor of Natural History, Yale
College. 4. Atonement, by Enoch Pond, D.D., Profes
sor in Bangor Theological Seminary. 5. Place and
condition of the Departed, by N. H. Griffiu, Professor
in Williams College. 6. Nationality, by Alpheus S.
Packard, Professor in Bowdoin College. 7. Notices of
New Publications, d. Theological and Literary intel
Church Music.
The Bev. E. N. Sawtell an American
clergyman, now in Europe, and a corres
pondent of the Christian Observer, in a re
cent letter to that paper says;
“Before closing I intended to have made
some allusion to church music, which, 1
greatly fear in some parts of our country
is rapidly degenerating from the pure sim
plicity of Christian worship—“singing with
grace in their hearts unto the Lord,”—into
the mere love of artistic, not to say theatri
cal performances. Many seem to have im
bibed the idea that an organ, instead of
becoming an assistant, becomes a substitute
for congregational singing, stopping every
mouth and absolving every obligation to
participate in this delightful part of worship,
save the few chosen and paid ones, who
flutter beneath the shadow of the great
organ, and scream out their music in parcels
like so many young hawks holding a jubilee
over a brood of chickens. Now this ought
not to be so. We cannot worship God by
proxv—nor can we be guiltless before him
if we'sutler our beautiful Protestant temples,
built for the pure, simple, spiritual worship
of God, to become thus prostituted and
Romanized into the mere heartless exhi
bition of a dramatic performance. Better,
better by far, that every organ be converted
into a bontire than that such should be the
results; but such need not be—an organ
may be made an assistant without becoming
a substitute.
“The most soul-stirring music I have
heard iu Europe was in the Surrey Chapel,
in London, where the great Rowland Hill
taught his people to sing as well as to pray.
There thev have an organ simply as an as
sistant to the congregation, and at the very
first peal of that instrument the three thou
sand auditors rise to their feet at once,
minister and all, and pour forth such sttains
of melody that the organ is scarcely heard;
and they sing, too, with such willing minds,
such a cheerful look and manner, such open
mouths, and heads erect, as if their > er\
souls were so full of love and praise to God
that they could not help it—they must sing,
organ or no organ, and with the spirit and
understanding, too, though the roof of the
building be lifted from its walls. Now the
soul oHhe minister that has participated in
gucli singing as that must be dead indeed
if it be not moved and stirred within him.
Ah, but he is moved, he does feel—such
siuging is like au electric spark, a live coal
from off God’s altar—:t touches the lips
and the heart of the speaker; and, when he
arises to address such a congregation, he
knows full well, from what his eyes have
g ?en, his ears have heard, and his own heart
has felt, that he is to address living, ani
m ite beings, and not a collection of cold
mirble statues, which like the prophet’s
d imb dogs, could neither bark nor sing.
Now is it not a melancholy fact that in
many of our fashionable city congregations
the singing of God’s praise in liis own house
is beginning to be looked upon as too old
fashioned, too Puritanical to be endured in
the present polite and relined state of so
ciety 1 And is it not high time that those
who* minister at the altar should begin to
lift up their voice and rebuke this pride,
this Roman Catholic innovation ? I rejoice
to learn, by a recent paper, that Dr. Alex
ander, of New-York, and his church are
beginning to move in the right direction on
this subject.”
From the Christian Observer.
Blessed are the Peace-Makers.
Blessed words, from a blessed teacher,
and if a blessing rests upon the “peace
makers,” surely the opposite may be as
signed as a due reward to peace-breakers.
Who are they 1
1st. They are those in our churches who
are continually finding fault with their pas
tors, because they think that he is not
attentive enough to them. They seem to
forget that part of the church covenant,
which relates to their seeking the peace and
: edification of the church to which they be
j long. Said Mrs. D. to Mrs. F., “I do think
it is a great shame, the way our minister
treats us! Here the children have been
sick a whole week, and neither he nor his
wife, have been to see us. I’ll engage if
ithtwi been Mrs G’s. or Mrs. M.’s children,
he would have been there before this!”
Mrs. F. “But does he know that they are
sick ?”
Mrs. D. “Why he ought to know, and
besides, he passed by here yesterday in
company with a gentleman,”
Mrs. F. “But was the doctor’s carriage at
the door, so that he could see that some
one was sick V”
Mrs. D. “No! but he might have stopped
and inquired.”
Mrs. F. “But ho may have had urgent
business with that^jrentleman. Why did
not you let him kn^w that the children were
sick 1 That is the way I do, and he likes
hm*n liio mtnnln rJn tin mil nv'nv tvv
this plan?”
Mrs. D. “Why, no! that would seem as
though we thought some one of them were
dying* and he might think so too.”
“Mrs. F. “Suppose he did, what harm
would that do, it would not alter the case,
and it is a great comfort to me when any of
the family are sick to have our dear pastor
come and otfer prayer for us. 1 always
send for him.”
Mrs. D. “Well, I can’t do that.”
Mrs. F.” “Then why complain? You
know that our pastor visits his people at
least three times a year regularly, and th- n
in sickness, or other affliction much oftener,
and you know James says, “Is any sick
among you, let him call for the elders of
the church and let them pray over them,”
&c. Now how are the elders or pastor
either to kuow unless they are called for ?
It is not doing our pastor justice to treat
him so ! You remind me of Mrs. C’eveland,
whose daughter Ida was ill so long of pul
monary disease, and when Mr. Camberwell,
(our pastor,) or any of the elders would
visit her, she would always say she was well,
she was flattered with the idea, that she
would soon be well; instead of conversing
about her approaching dissolution, she
talked of anything else, and though a
member of the church, her pastor could not
approach the subject of death, as he wished,
and felt it to be his duty. But, (mark the
point,) when he attended her funeral, and
made a very appropriate address, they
thought hard, and felt hurt that he said so
little of her high religious experience, her
resignation, her peace, her joy, and all that.
How could he ?”
Mrs. 1). “You are right, and I will try
not find anymore fault. The truth is, 1 was
weary, and felt as though I should like to
see him.”
Mrs. F. “Then send for him to-morrow.”
Mrs. D. “I will.” A. It. B.
A Bad Habit.
“0, mother, I am tired to death !” said
Jane Mills, ns she threw herself into a chair,
on her return from school.
“Tired to death!” repeated her mother,
“Yes, mother, I am; almost, 1 mean,” she
“Xo, my daughter, not even almost,”
said Mrs. Mills.
“Well, at any rate,” continued .Jane, “I
would not walk from her., to school again
to-day, for anything in the world.”
“O yes, you would, my dear,” said her i(
mother, gently.
“Xo, mother, 1 am sure I Mould not; 1
am certain nothing Mould tempt me.”
“13ut lam nearly certain you could be
induced to go, Mithout any urging,” an
swered her mother.
“Well, mother, try me, and see if any
thing M-ould make me go.”
“Suppose,” said Mrs. Mills, “I should
offer to take you to the Panorama this af
ternoon ? I expect to visit it.”
“Do you, mother?” said Jane, Mith great
animation. “May I go ? Y ou promised to
take me when you went.”
“1 intended to have done so,” replied
her mother; “but the place where it is being
exhibited is a very long way beyond your
“but I am quite rested now, dear mother,”
said Jane. “I would not fail of going for
all the world! Why do you smile, dear
“To think what an inconsistent little
daughter I have.”
“What do you mean by inconsistent, mo
“Why, when a little girl says, one minute,
that she Mould not walk a particular dis
tance ‘for anvthing in the Morld,’ and i.i the
next minute says ‘she would not fail’ of
walking still further ‘for all the world,’ she
not only talks inconsistently, but foolishly.
It is a very bad habit to use such expres
“Yesterday when you came home from
school, you said you were almost frightened
out of your life, and when 1 Lt^uired as to
the cause of your alarm, you replied that
you had met as many as a thousand cross
dogs on your way home from school. Now,
my daughter. 1 wish you to break yourself
of this very bad habit. When you are tired,
or hungry, or frightened, use the simple
words that express your meaning. For
instance, you may be tired, or exceedingly
tired; or you may be alarmed, or fright
ened, or terrified.
“From this time, let your lips speak the
thing you mean. The Bible says, ‘Let your
yea bo yea, and your nay nay;’ and adds,
that ‘whatsoever is more than these, com
eth of evil.’ Now, will you try to remem
ber what I have been saying, and strive to
correct this fault, my dear child?’,’ said Mrs.
“Yes, dear mother,” replied Jane; “for
I know it is wrong, and I feel ashamed and
sorry for it.”
“Well, my dear,” added her mother, “im
prove ! And now you may get ready to go
with me to see the Panorama.”* 3
From the Christina Intelligencer.
To some Young Preachers and some
Old Ones.
“They think that they shall be heard for their much
speaking.”—Matthew vi. 7.
Those who think themselves the strongest,
Often need the most relief;
Those are surest to be longest,
AY ho proclaim they will be brief.
Fleader on the hill • ' .ion,
Fervent be thy speech but calm;
Arum is ii'urin» m n mm,
And as gentle as a lamb.
Speak, but with no rain repeating,
Let each word a hammer be;
Leave no loop-hole for retreating,
None but Satan then will flee.
With a mild persuasive yearning,
That is rarely feigned by art,
Stir the embers that are burning,
Smother’d deep, within the heart.
Lead the sinner, do not drive him,
Never break the bruised reed;
Otherwise you may deprive him
Of the blessings of your creed. ■
Oh, how sweet it is to speed on
To the heavenly-cultured fields;
Him who once was used to feed on
llusks the world profusely yields.
Fields the praise of Israel’s daughters,
Here are joys that never cease; j
Pastures green, anil placid waters,
Paths of righteousness and peace. . ,
Death may cast its shadows o’er him,
Still he feels that God is near;
With his rod and stafT before him,
Evil days he will not fear. j
Time is short, and were it shorter
Joy would still shake hands with grief;
Death is hid in every quarter, 1
Watching stealthy us a thief. 1
Short your speech, and mix’d with leaven,
Let it pierce the conscience through;
We are heio and God in heaven,
Therefore let your words be few.
Water wears n stone away;
So too our incessant speaking
Weakens what we havo'to say.
Aim, in all your daily teaching,
To be pointed, short and sweet; 1
None will weary of your preaching, I
All will view it as a treat.
Never have your theme provided
With some half a dozen heads;
Thus the gospel is divided, !
In attenuated threads.
And a hydra, where those hends arc,
Is supposed by some to speak;
Or the bead wherein these threads are,
Is considered very weak. ]
Never, when you’ve done vour sermon, <
Add to it one single ray; <
If you wish the dew of Hermon
To descend on what you say.
And besides you will be prosy,
If you preaeh when you have done;
And your congregation dosy,
Wish the lengthened thread was spun
Man is flesh, and apt to weary,
When he tries too much to renp;
If the preacher’s long and dreary,
Even deacons go to sleep.
. I
Let the sound, reflecting preacher,
Fix the time his speech may last;
Brevity should be a feature
In the clerical repast.
Watch that clock; it seems to linger, I
And its hands to scarcely move; i
Ere it point its wamiug finger, 1
Cease your messages of love. j
The Planter and Housekeeper.;
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Agricultural Profits. '
The Leesburg (Ya.) Washingtonian states r
that Capt George Kephart purchased a tract ,
of laud iu Loudoun county, Ya., four years |
ago, which cost him five dollars per acre ; j
from a field of this land, containing 100
acres, last fall he got 400 bushels of corn,
worth at least five dollars per barrel. After ;
cutting* off the corn he putin wheat, sowing 1
two tons guano on it, which yielded him t
2,100 bushels and some pounds last liar- '
vest, worth two dollars per bushel. In two i
years, on this field, which cost two years 1
ago five hundred dollars, he got upwards of ;
six thousand two hundred dollars. 1
Bells on Sheep.
Bells worn by sheep, may and doubtless
do, to some extent, prevent dogs from at
tacking them.
I place bells on my sheep, not so much
with the expectation of deterring the dogs,
as with the hope (if they should be attacked,)
that some one on the farm, some neighbor,
or passer by, will be attracted by the noise of
the bells, and go to the relief of the sheep.
And for that purpose, 1 put on each Hock
of sheep ten or twelve bells, known in the
New York market as Oregon cow bells,
Nos. 3o and 3G, the sizes next to the largest
size cow bells.
I use a few No. G cast bells, to produce
variety of sound, but rely mainly on the
Oregon bell. The heavy, dull sound of the
wrought bell, can be heard much farther
than the sharp shrill tone of the cast bell.
A Hock of sheep carrying ten or twelve
large bells, suddenly aroused by dogs at
night, will give a wild cry of alarm, rivalling
the lire bells of a city. I would prefer
bells that could be heard a mile; such bells
may answer two purposes—they may alarm
the" dogs attacking the sheep, and if not the
dogs, the owner or some enemy to sheep
killing curs.
Small cast bells I consider entirely worth
less. In a windy day, they cannot be heard
two rods from the sheep, and not far at any
time. The useful bell is a large wrought
one, with a dull heavy sound. It should
be well strapped, and properly adjusted to
the neck of the sheep; if hung too loose,
it will make but little noise, and impede the
motion of the sheep. Neither should it be
buckled too tight. A strap 18 to 20 inches
long, 1? to 2 inches wide, with a buckle and
keeper of the same width sewed to one end
of it, will b found a very convenient fasten
I cannot sec that the weight of a bell
makes any difference in the condition of the
sheep ; those carrying bells thrive quite as
well as those that do not, and if it was not
so it would be better to supply the ewe
Hock with a few wethers for the bells, or
that a few ewes should be worn out carry
ing them, rather than have the flock run
and partially killed by dogs. A flock badly
torn, or scared by dogs seldom thrives or
Joes well after.
Testing Eggs.
The process of testing eggs is very sim
ple, though not generally understood. Take
diem intt) a dark room and hold them be
tween the eye and a lighted candle or lamp.
Fhe least variation from perfect soundness
,vill be clearly shown by a lack of uniform
transparency. With a very little practice,
iny one can accurately inspect eggs as fatt
is he can pack them up, three in each hand,
ind pass them before the candle. If this
limple method of testing eggs was adopted
jy all dealers, we should have a hundred
imes loss defective eggs sent to this mar
vet, and there would not be so great a dil
erence between fresh and western eggs, as
>ur market quotations now show.
To Poach Eggs.
Have on the fire a frying-pan, with water
ast boiling, break each egg into a separate
:up, slip them carefully into the boiling
rater; when the white is quite set, the eggs
ire done. Take them up with a slice, and
ierve on buttered toast or bread and butter,
fried eggs are done in the same manner,
mly instead of water a little fat is used, or
i rasher of bacon.
Extraordinary Profits of Sweet
Messrs. Maboe ancl McGowan of Alton,
'llinois, engaged in the cultivation of sweet
lotatoes, publish an account of their profits
luring the past season. They planted
welve acres of potatoes, the expenses of
vhicli delivered in market, were $187 50.
L'lie total amount of sales were $2,290, leav
ng $2,012 50 for net profits. This gives an
iverage profit of $167 70 per acre.
Raising Coffee.
A gentleman residing in Mount Vernon,
Maine, has raised in the open air, for the
ast three years, the coffee plant, the seed
>f which was brought five years ago from
3uba. It grows about two feet high, and
iroduces its berries in pods something like
>eas. The plants, he says, have matured,
•veil this season, and the berries ripened
vithout injury from frosts.
Useful Recipe.
Wounds in cattle are quickly cured by
sashing them several times a dt.y with a
nixture of the yolk of eggs and spirits of
urpentinc.—Ph tlndclpk in Ledger.
French Remedies.—A French physi
cian recommends the use of pomade of
iroto-sulphate of iron as a remedy for all
hose diseases or affections of the skin
vhicli in their essence are secreting, and
vhicli generally occur in lymphatic tempera
nents and constitutions. It is also stated
hat in the disease known as pyrosis, when
t is unaccompanied by extensive ulceration,
>r organic malignant disease of the stomach,
>r by disease of the liver, the most marked
lencfit will follow the use of gallic acid.
The North River at Albany, N. Y.—
reams are now crossing on the ice at Alba
iy, and the ferry-boats from that city to
lath and Greenbush have been discon
Great Weight of Ice on Trees.—A
gentleman of Hartford, Conn., weighed a
>ranch of a tree that had been broken by
he weight of ice upon it, and found that it
veighed eleven pounds. The ice was then
uelted off, and the branch weighed only
a If a pound! This great proportion of ice
accounts for the destruction of trees and
l\) and Tenth, and Marshall Streets, Richmond, Va.
The next session will commence the 1st Monday in Oc
tober, and close the last Thursday in June. Pupils may
be admitted at any time, but it is highly desirable for
them to be present nf the first day of the session.
The cost of grounds, buildings, and outfit, has been
about seventy thousand doliurs; and no additional pains
nor expense, will lie spared to satisfy.every reasonable
desire. The course of instruction is extensi\e and
liberal. Able and experienced teachers hnve been se
cured; and the most approved scientific apparatus,
school-desks, Ac., have been provided.
Terms per Session.
Board and Washing,.$‘2'20 00
Tuition in Preparatory Department,.... JO 00
Tuition in Collegiate Department,. 50 00
Ancient and Modem Languages, each.. 20 00
Music on the Piano Forte, Guitar,Organ, 40 00 to 80
Drawing, Painting, Ac.,. 20 00 to 40
Pamphlets containing further information may be
obtained of the President,
an JO—Gin REV. B. MANL\,Jr.
RENT, PAINE a CO., importers and wholesale
dealers in Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, N'os.
1GJ and 1G5 Main Street, Richmond. Fall Trade, 1855.
We beg leave to inform our friends and customers
that we are now in receipt of a large portion of our
Fall Stock of Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods, com
prising the largest, most varied, and desirable assort
ment we have ever been able to get up.
Having tested by experience the great advantages to
be derived from direct importations, we have entered
more extensively into that busiuess, and having pur
chased our stock of Blankets and Woolen Goods at the
extreme low prices of last Spring, we will be enabled
to offer great inducements in these Goods.
With increased facilities for getting up READY
MADE CLOTHING, we are prepared with a splendid
stock, comprising every variety ot the latest and most
approved styles.
We cordially solicit the merchants of Virginia,North
Carolina, and* Tennessee, and particularly those who
have never patronized this market, to at least look
through our stock, assuring them that we can exhibit
an assortment of Goods which, for variety, style and
extent, cannot be surpassed; and at prices as low as
they can be bought in this country.
Orders at all times carefullvnnd promptly attended to.
HASH, BLINDS, AND DOORS.—The Subscriber is
ij prepared with a new sett of machinery, to execute
a 1 orders in the following articles on the lowest terms
and in a superior manner, Diamond Sash for Cottages
that are now so fashionable in Northern cities and vil
lages, Gothic, Billectiou and Ovello do. of cherry, rna
hogony, walnut and pine.
• Blinds, Mortis anil Pitot.
Doors of any kind of wood, and ot various styles.
Purchasers may rest assured that all work from the
establishment shall give the most perfect satisfaction,as
I have now been following this business in Richmond
more than ten years, and depend upon my reputation for
the increase of my business. Give me a call. Orders
from any part of'the country, by letter, will meet with
the most prompt attention. Address
ja 5 MILES AMBLER, Richmond, Va.
\j No. 99 Main Street, Richmond, Va. We call the
attention of planters, and purchasers generally, to our <
system of selling Goods for CASH only, which with us
is no longer an experiment, as our experience has am- i
ply proven to our customers, as well as ourselves, that j
Goods can be afforded cheaper for cash, than on credit
whether long or short.
We shall be prepared to offer greater inducements
than ever, from our increased facilities in purchasing, t
and confidently invite an examination of our stock i
comprising all styles of heavy Woolen Goods for sei* e
vants; Blankets, Flannels, Satinets, and Cassimeres; t
Ladies Dress Goods of the most fashionable styles and j
newest designs in black and colored Silks, Merinos, -
Mougselin and Cashmeres; lloiiBt*-keeping Goods, such j
as Irish Linens, Linen and Cotton Sheetings, Table
Damasks, Towellings, Dimities and Curtain materials; ! „
Paris Embroideries, in Muslin and Lace.
Mourning Goods of every description of the best fa- j
brics imported. Also a splendid assortment of English 8
and American Carpets of Rich Tapestry, Brussels and t
Velvet, Three ply Ingrain and Hemp Carpets, Rugs, t
Druggets, Mats, and Oil Cloths. All of which will be
sold at such prices as will make it an object to cash
au 30 No. 99 Main Street.
A. STURDIVANT, Attorney at Law and
, Notary Pmu.tr, ItteTrrflond, Va., prnetiees in all .
the Courts of the City of Richmond, and in the adjoin
ing Counties. Will take Depositions to be read in the
United States Court, in the Virginia State Courts, and
in the Courts of other States, whose statues authorize
Notaries to take Depositions.
Will also take Acknowledgments, &c., to Deeds, for
the following States and Territories—Alabama, Coiinec
ticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, N.|York, Ohio,
Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Wis
Oliice—On Eleventh Street, between Main and Bank .
streets. l’e 1—ly
plIARLES D. YALE, Manufacturer and Dealer in
v Tin and Sheet Iron Ware,Hot Air Furnaces,Stoves
and Cooking Ranges—No. 134 Main Street, Richmond.
BELLS! BELLS!! BELLS!!!—The Subscribers, at «
their long established and enlarged Foundry, manu- ^
facture upon an improved method aud keep constantly t
on hand a large assortment of their superior Bells, of u
all descriptions, suitable for Fire Alarms, Churches, «
Academies, Factories, Steamboats, Plantations, etc., t
mounted with their “Rotating Yoke,” and other irn «
proved Hangings, which ensure the safety of the Bell, •
with ease and efficiency in ringing. Warrantee given 1
of tone nnd durability. For full particulars as to >
Keys, Weights, etc., apply for Circular to
jy 19 West Troy, Albany County, N. Y. 1
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"IfALENTINE & SON will on Thursday, September i
V 13th, open their Store with an entire new Stock of t
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, purchased during the
past month in tho Northern Markets for Cash, and I
hence they will be ottered to their friends and custom- i
ers at the lowest rates. Their stock consists in part i
as follows: i
English, French nnd American Broad Cloths i
Black and mixed Doeskin and Fancy.Cassimeres l
Satinets, Kentucky Jeans, Tweeds aud Fulled Cloths l
Kersey’s, Linseys, Gala Plaids and Plains <
Ballarnle, Gilberts, Swankin and Silk Warp Flannels i
Red, yellow, blue and green Flannel and Green Baize l
Salsbury and French Flannels, for children
Bombazines, Alpacas, Mohairs and Canton Cloths
French ami American De Laities, aud Persians
French, English & German Meriuoes, and Lady Cloths |
Bed Blankets, and black and colored Negro Blankets ,
Carpettings, Druggets and Rugs .
3-4, 4-4, 5-4, ti-4 and lv!-4 bleached and brown Shirtings ,
and Sheetings
Cotton Oznaburgs, bleached and brown Drillings and
Ticks .
Maryland Plaids, Plaid Oznaburgs & Mariners Stripes
Apron and Furniture, Checks and Canton Flannels
English and American Prints, Gingham & Robe Calico
1'lain and .Sprigged Swiss Muslin, ami Grapery Muslin :
Checked and striped Cambrics and Habit Dimity '
Nainsook and India Book Muslin, and Bishop Lawn
Crimped Dimity, Bonnet Cord and Fur Dimity
Black Taffetas, Gro de Rhine, Bichoft’ & Armuse Silks
Moire Antique, Black ami fancy, extremely handsome
Aubre Striped and plaid Silks, new styles i
Col d and Black Moire Antique and Watered Silks, for
Black Satin, Wadded Silk, and Woolen Vestings I
Rich black and col’d Silk Velvets, for Cloaks ,
Irish Linens, Linen Sheeting and Pillow Linen
Burlaps, Ticklenburg, Dowlas, Muck and Crash i
French Linen, white, brown and black Holland \
Linen Cambric, Thread Lawn, Renting and B E Diaper
Bleached & brown Damask, Damask Cloths & Napkins
Diaper, iluck, aud Damask Towels .
Ladies’, Gents’ and Children’s Hosiery nnd Gloves
Ladies’ Alex’r Kid Gloves,aud Kid ami Buck Gauntlets I
Linen Cambric, Lawn, Hemmed and Einb’d lldkfs
Bandanna, Lutong, Shanghai ami Pongee lldkfs
Moire Antique, Barathea and Gro de Rhine Cravats
Toilet, Imperial and Allendale (guilts
Lace, Love and Crape Veils and Dotted Bareges
Bay State. Cashmere, Tuckerie aud Rob Roy Shawls
Thibet, Rachel ami Stella Shawls
Marseilles, Patent and Victoria Skirts
Ladies’ A (tents’ Gauze and Merino Vests A Drawers
Albert, Moire Antique, Beaufort and Joinville Ties
Linen aud Cotton Skirt Fronts, Collars and Stocks
Neck, Bonnet aud Cap Ribbons, New Ombre tt. le
Anpasse, Rachel, Soutag and Thread Tied French
Cambric and Swiss Financings, Edgings A Inserting*
English Thread, Maltese, Bobbin and Lisle Edgings
Jaconet and Swiss Sleeves and Mourning Collars
Piano Covers, Fancy Fans, Moleskin Belts, Ac. Ac.
No. 99, corner Broad Oth atul Capitol streets,
ja. 5 Near Capitol Square.
. »-—
TOHN A. RUSSELL A CO., General Commission
»J Merchants, No. 5 Commerce St., Baltimore, prompt
and particular attention given to all consignments of
Cotton, Rice, Flour, Grain, and all kinds of Country
Produce, and to the purchase and shipment of Provi
sions, Groceries, Guano and Merchandise generally.
References: Messrs. H. Rieinan A Sons, J. P. Pleas
ants A Sous, Baltimore. Messrs. C. T. Wortham A
A Co., Bacon A Buskerville, Flnuuagan,Stokes A Co.,
Richmond, Va., Messrs. J. E. Lemoine A Sons, Mr.
Wesley Grigg, Petersburg, Va. Mr. A. B. Rucker,
Messrs. McCorkle A Jones, Saunders A Irby, Lynch
burg, Va. JOHN A. RUSSELL,
no 17—tf JOHN BLACK.
fTl H W E A T T A BLAIR, Commission Merchants,
J. Richmond, Va., give their personal attention to tho
sale of Tobacco, Wheat, Flour, Corn, Ac.
Office west side J3th St., Skockoe Ware House.
Gf ARLAND A LESTER, Commission Merchants
1 and Forwarding Agents.
Office nnd Ware-rooms 39 Bollingbrook St., Peters
burg, and near South-Side Wharf, City Point.
mar 22 R. F. LESTER.
TOHN THOMPSON, No. d? Main Street, Hats,Caps,
»J Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Carpet-Bags, and Umbrellas,
my 5
771DWARD U. KEELING, Merchant Tailor and Clo
thier, 13<j Main Street, keeps constantly on hand a
full assortment of Cloths, Cassimeres ana Vestings,
which he will make up in the best style on accommo
dating terms. Also, a large assortment of Ready-Made
W. H. Benson is engaged in this establishment, and
will be pleased to see his former customers,
de 13—ly
i\ QUAtU.ES, dealer in Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes,
Trunks, Ac., respectfully begs leave to announce to the
public, that he is now prepured to offer to the public
one of the most commanding stocks in his line ever of
fered in this city.
His stock is now complete, and he asks the attention
of City and Country Dealers, with the assurauce that
his prices shall be satisfactory. se 20—tf
rpo NERVOUS SUFFERERS.—A retired clergy
1 man, restored to health in a few days, after many
years of great nervous suffering, is anxious to make
known the means of cure. Will send (free) the pre
scription used. Direct the Rev. John M. Dagnall, No.
i'liltnn ctroot linwklrlru Y Y <lit **
BREEDEN & FOX, 217 Broad Street.—We have
received our second supply of New Goods, purchased
at auction and private sale, in New York, at extremely
low prices; and we offer to our city and country friends—
Dress Silks, plaid and striped,.very cheap.
Spun do do do . do.
Merino Plaids and Stripes,. do.
Plain French Merino. do.
Paris Mouselins, plain, plaid, and striped, do.
Long and Square Broche Shawls,. do.
Embroidered Collars, Bauds, &c.,. do.
We call particular attention to our large and magnifi
cent stock of Goods, consisting of everything for house
seeping and plantation use, most of which w ere bought
it a great sacrifice to the monfacturers and importers,
no 2
ITTINFREE & WATKINS, Commission Merchants,
H Richmond, Virginia, return thanks for the pafmn
ge they have received, and will continue to sell To
acco, Wheat, Flour, Corn, Oafs, &e., Ac., and will at
11 times give strict attention to all consignments made
rllE undersigned have this day entered into partner
ship under the firm of (been & Hobson, for the pur
ose of conducting a Produce Commission Business in
lie city of Richmond.
They iuforin their friends that they have secured the
ervices of Mr. Jno. Booker, late of the firm of Booker
it W'atkius, who will attcud to the sales of produce and
0 the business of the firm generally.
WM. B. GREEN, of Charlotte,
Jan. 1st 1856.
8ARKSDALE & READ, Commission Merchants,
Richmond, Virginia.
Office—near Shockoe Ware-house.
ja 5 N. C. READ.
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