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£ i-ronton ;„„<; Tuesday, June 19, /_*____ The 'ASjyectator," having a ___-_, larger circulation than any other pa]icr published in this place, furnishes the best medium for advertising. One Year Ago. This week one year ago the first issue of the Spectator was published after the destruction of the office by Gen. Hunter, which had caused its suspension during the previous year. At that time it rose from its ruins, like the fabled Phoenix from its ashes. It Avas'of small size, and wore an unpretending garb, being clothed in the dress it wore before being tattered and torn by the rude hands of Hunter's smashing spiad, who seemed to delight in destruction and to revel in ruin. At that time, the hearts of our people Avere oppressed with despondency, and their souls were enshrouded with gloom. The proppect Avas dark, and there was scarcely a ra}" of hope to cheer tlieir saddened spirits. Under these very inauspicious circumstances, the publication of the Spectator was resumed. In a few months its size was doubled, and, notwithstanding the unprecedented scarcity of money, such was the punctuality of its large list of subscribers that, in a few more months, it was enabled to doff its old, and don a splendid new dress. The amount of business done in the Spectator office since the war has been, to us, under the circumstances, one of the most wonderful of the many wonderful things which have occurred in the past several years. The people are beginning to appreciate the fact that the chief agent of success in all kinds of business is printers ink judiciously applied. No investment pays so well as money expended in advertising, whether in the papers, or by handbills, circulars, cards, &c. The Spectator has now as large a list of subscribers as it ever had. and is doing more business in its several departments than ever before. It is no wonder, then, that we are proud of its prompt, punctual and generous patrons. There are some, it Is true, on its list, who have not paid as promptly as they should have done, but we feel assured that it has been caused by want of ability, in consequence ofthe extreme scarcity of money, and not by want of disposition to discharge their honest obligations. We are assured that they are anxious to pay, and will do so as soon as they can. It is not necessary for us to say that we need the money, for we presume that all know this. Our expenses are double what they were before the war, and they arc all cash expenses. It is important, therefore, that our patrons should pay as promptly as possible.— We intend to make additional improvements in our office, as soon as we receive sufficient money to do so. We abhor debt, and are unwilling to incur it, and hope that our patrons will discharge theirs as soon as possible, for debt is a disagreeable burden, of which we hope they will soon relieve themselves. Such as may call, on next Court day, we will take pleasure in relieving, so far as their small indebtedness to us is concerned. The balm we administer to a wounded conscience is a printer's receipt. It is a sovereign remedy. -'Nailed to the Counter." Tlie American Union, published at Harrisonburg, is still striving to make the impression that Aye have been doing injustice to Mr. Jno. F. Lewis, and in support of its assertion, after mentioning the fact that we published the card of Mr. Le**'is correcting the report concerning his testimony before the reconstruction committee, adds this language: "What did the Spectator then do? Why, it accompanied the denial with comments virtually re-asserting its first statement. The evidence, as since published, fails to confirm, in a single particular, the version of it by the Spectator. The American Union will probably bo astounded to learn that the very "comments, virtually re-asserting the first statement,'' of which it so gravely complains, and that very "version," which it says "the evidence, as since published, fails to confirm in a single particular," were read and approved by Mr. Lewis himself before they were published. Desiring that there should be no misrepresentation in those "comments," we submitted them to Mr. Lewis before they were published. If Mr. Lewis had no wiser friends than the American Union, he might well exclaim: "Save me from my friends." . _. One Congressman Canes Another. On Thursday last, in front of the Capitol at Washington, Mr. Rousseau, a Bepresentative from Kentucky, who bad a rattan with _____ approached Mr. Grinnell, of lowa, and said he had waited several days for him to apologize for the outrageous assault made on him in debate. Mr. Grinnell said, "I have no apology to make." Mr. Rousseau thereupon caned him, Grinnell making no resistance whate\*er. When Mr. Rousseau finished the flagellation, Grinnell merely said, "It is all right," and the parties separated. Ma. Davis—Official.—The National Republican says: "We have the best reason for asserting that "the President does not intend to "either directly or indirectly, in the case of '•Jeff.Davis,"notAvithstanding the strenuous "efforts being made by bis counsel in his behalf "for executive interposition. The President "considers the case entirely a judicial question, "and will in no event interfere with the course "of justice in the case of Mr. Davis. We are sorry to have to announce this decision on the part of Mr. JOHNSON. All speculation on this subject may as well cease now. ■ ■ ■ The Washington Star asserts that the votes of the more conservative Union men were obtained for the Constitutional Amendment by a pledge from their Radical colleagues that no action shall be taken during the present session upon the bills also reported from the Joint Committee on Reconstruction. This virtually refers the whole matter to the people. ■ . ■ Thaddeus Stevens, Esq.. would consign the whole South to the 'Penitentiary of Hell." He is quite hospitable, and would give the Southern people free admission to bis future Heme. He aspires to have better company in the next world than be has been favored Avith in this. ►». The Government of Austria has given our Government official assurance that no more Austrian troops will be sent to Mexico. STAUNTON SPECTATOR AND GENERAL ADVERTISER. Railroad Accident. One day last Aye .k a serious accident occurred on the Danville Railroad, and some of the cars were precipitated over an embankment. We learn from the Enquirer that ofthe victims ofthe casualty, the three principal .sufferers were "taken to houses in the immediate vicinity of the accident, where they are now receiving every attention ; the \*enerabie Bishop Early, of the Episcopal Methodist Church, being at the dwelling of Mr. Brummell, while Miss Newman, (daughter of Dr. George S. Newman, of Orange county,) and Mr. Overby, of Charlotte, are most kindly cared for at Mrs. Cunuiff's. Bishop Doggctt and Key. Dr. Edwards went out to see the sufferers. They found Bishop Early far less injured than had been represented, and in a very comfortable condition, with every promise of recovery. There bad been no expectoration of blood as reported. He is very se\ .rely bruised around the left eye, though the eye itself is uninjured. He has also some slight wounds on the top of his head, and his lip is considerably cut. His only serious present discomfort is an acute pain below the right shoulder blade, when he finds it necessary to change position. He is in perfect possession of all his faculties, converses readily, and is tranquil and even cheerful. His escape was a singular one. Tlie car, it will be remembered, turned a complete summerset down a high embankment; and it was arrested midway down tho decline by the truck, which, preceding it, had hung in the soil. But. for this, the dreadful accident must haA*e been more so. The top of the car was finished off with the elevated appendage, now usually added for ventilation. By the concussion, this became broken from the rest of the roof, and was flung thirty feet, loAver down the bank, and upon this the Bishop was found seated by those who came to his aid after the accident! It so chanced that Mr. Fitzgerald, of California, till then unconscious that the Bishop had been on the train, was the first to approach him. How the Bishop Avas flung there, he is utterly unable to explain. Bishop Early was eighty years of age last February. The singular firmness with which his system and his spirits bear up under so terrible a shock, are characteristic ofthe extraordinary stamina and buoyancy which, in both respects, have marked him through his long and useful life. It is told of him that, in all his extensive travelling, he has never before met with an accident, and was never known to miss the cars. We arc sorry to be unable to give a like favorable account of the condition of Miss Newman. She was found after the accident, crushed and twisted among the wreck, and dangerously injured. The spine is supposed to be broken, as is indicated by paralysis ofthe loAver limbs. Her recovery is considered impossible. Exercises at Washington College. The commencement exercises at Washington College will take place on Wednesday and Thursday the 27th, and 28th inst. The Rev. Dr. Duncan, of Richmond, will deliver the address before the Literary Societies, on the 28th, at 10 o'clock, A. M. The Board of Trustees will meet on the 27th, at 10 o'clock, A. M.— Valedictory orations will be delivered on the evening ofthe 27th at 8 o'clock by Capt. G-. B. Strickler, of Lynchburg, and Jno. I*. Strider, of Jefferson county. The Staunton Stonewall Band will be in attendance. On the evening of the 2Sth, there will be a public meeting of the Society of Alumni, when there will be a general reunion of the former students of the College. This occasion will be very interesting, as the first opportunity which has been afforded, since the commencement of the war, to the many gentlemen throughout the State who have gone out from Washington College, to revisit their Alma Mater. A number of addresses will be deliA'ered by prominent. Alumni. A visit to their Alma Mater will be peculiarly gratifying to the old Students, who revisit it under its present new and brilliant prospects. Under the care of Gen'l Lee, Washington College is rapidly recovering from the depressing effects of the war, and may now be looked upon as one of the leading Institutions of the South. .__, Registered and Coupon Bonds. The Auditor of Public accounts advertises the fact that the Commonwealth of Virginia is now prepared to fund the interest due the Ist of January, 18G6, upon her Registered and Coupon debt in accordance with the provisions of the act of the General Assembly, passed March ' 2nd, 1866, entitled "An act to provide for funding the interest on the Public Debt.'' The interest due to January Ist, 1860, upon Registered bonds issued before the 17th of April, 1861, may be funded in Registered bonds, bearing the same rate of interest as the principal of the bond bears, and payable at any time not less than ten nor more than thirty-four years from date, the bonds bearing date from January Ist, 1866, and the interest payable July Ist, 1867. The interest due to January Ist 1866, upon Coupon bonds issued before April 7th, 1861, may be funded in either Coupon or Registered bonds. Address From Santa Anna. Santa Anna has issued a stirring address to bis countrymen from Elizabetbtown, New Jersey. The General defines his position in reference to the present aspect of Mexican politics, and the reports of his truckling to Maximilian. He did not in any manner compromise himself with the empire. He belonged entirely to the Mexican Ilepublic. expects all Mexicans to unite and drive the usurpers from their soil, and offers his own services to the cause. A monarchy in Mexico he declares to be an impossibility. The restoration of the Republic is the height of his ambition. No other purpose, be says, could draw him from retirement, and, this accomplished, be will return to private life. In conclusion, be says he will not close his life with falsehood, but seek for his tomb a new laurel tree, whose shadow shall cover it in the midst of peace. The Constitutional amendment which is published upon the Ist page of this paper as passed by the Senate has also passed the House —the vote being 120 yeas to 32 nays. It will now be submitted to the Legislatures of the States for ratification or rejection. On the night ofthe 12th inst., the office of tho Petersburg Express was destroyed by fire. Supposod to be the work of an incendiary.— We sympathise with our contempary in his heavy lo._ . Report of the Reconstruction Committee. The joint Committee of the two Houses of Congress, appointed in December last to inquire into and report upon the condition of the Confederate States, have at last made their concluding report, a portion of which will be found in this issue. This committee, instead of laboring to effect reconstruction, have labored long and strenuously to prevent it. Mr. Seward very appropriately designated it as the ''obstruction committee." In the language of the Richmond Enquirer, "in the effort to pro-re that the people of the States oavc duties, but have no rights—that they are subjects to be tyrannized over and not citizens to be protected —that they must be taxed but may not be represented—that when rights are to be forfeited, they must not be considered as having accomplished secession, and as having failed to do so _____ burdens are to be imposed—the Report runs into a tangle of false or uncandid statements, special pleading, inconsistency, and ad captandum declamation, that is a disgrace to its signers, and destructive of the air of elevation with which they sought to give respectability to their partisan production. After making a Radical stump speech, not even excepting the billingsgate, on the origin, objects, and character of the war, they utter the remarkable declaration that the Southern JStates did, in fact, withdraw from the Union. If they were once fairly out, no matter how, it wouldpuzzle a more unsci-upulous sophist than Fessenden, to tell what becomes ofthe charge of "treason," with which the Radicals interlard all their discourse. As well talk of an Englishman or an Irishman's committing "treason" against us. — Once out, the "rebellion" had become a success, and thus, by all the political codes, cancelled all previous treason,'as well as made subsequent treason impossible. There is no escape from this ; yet after thus vindicating us the Report says when we were conquered we showed no repentance for our "crime." What crime? Is it a crime to be conquered? The Report, clears us of all other. In its zeal to take away our rights, it puts us out ofthe Union, and in putting us out, it necessarily clears va of the alleged "crime." .»■ Rev. Dr. Bullock, pastor of the Franklin st. Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Md., has announced his purpose to dissolve his connection with the (old school) Church North on account of the recent action of the General Assembly. Dr. Bullock is a brother-in-law of Hon. John C. Breckinridge. His congregation sustained him. Washington, June 11. —In the House to-day Mr. Ancona offered a resolution to the effect that as the Irish had fought for this country in every war, their purpose of freeing Ireland Avas entitled to our respect and sympathy, which Great Britain had forfeited by her faithlessness; and that, therefore, the neutrality law of 1818, under which the Fenians were estopped from invading Canada, should be repealed. A motion to lay the resolution on the table was rejected ; yeas 4, nays 11 _ Mr. Scbenck offered a substitute declaring, as the opinion ofthe House, that the President should reconsider the policy which had been adopted by him in reference to the troubles on the Canada border, and adopt as near as practicable the same course which Great Britain pursued in the late civil war. A motion to lay the resolution on the table was rejected by a decided vote. The original resolution and proposed substitute were finally referred to the Committee on Foreign Agairs. Mr. Boutwell introduced the following preamble and resolutions: Whereas, It is notorious that Jefferson Davis was the leader of the late rebellion, and is guilty of treason; and whereas, by the President's proclamation of May, 18(55, Davis was charged Avith complicity in the assassination of President Lincoln, and the said proclamation has not been revoked; therefore Resolved, That it is the opinion of this House that the said Davis should be held in custody as a prisoner, and subjected to a trial according to the laAvs of the lanel. Mr Bogers objected to the resolution. Mr. Boutwell moved a suspension of the rules. Mr. Rogers desired to ask a question, but the speaker ruled that debate was not in order. Mr. Itogers, howcA'cr, asked if Boutwell, or any unprejudiced mind, believed that Mr Davis Was guilty of complicity in the assassination of Mr. Lincoln. The Speaker called Mr. Rogers to order, and said he must take his seat. The rules Avere suspended, and the resolution was adopted— yeas 105, nays 19. ... Foreign News.—The news by the three steamers at NeAV York, already publisheel in telegrams, is not encouraging in reference to peace. The Congress, it was settled, will meet at Paris, the great powers having all acquiesced and of course will be represented. But there was no relaxation of military preparation, and the forces were gathering at the points where they would be needed when hostilities do burst upon the world. Such proceedings, and more especially the motiA T cs which prompt them, leave but little hope of a pacific solution of the threatening signs. If there Avere not so many kingdoms seeking a breaking up of boundaries in order to gratify their greedy ambition for extending their own territory, the troubles might be composed and the war averted. But with so much greed as lies at the bottom ofthe disturbance, it is difficult to see how peace is to be ensured unless concessions be made by the Congress, which they cannot possibly offer to the parties concerned without the greatest Avrong and injustice.— Dispatch. The Last Fenian Battle—American Territory Invaded. New York, June 11. —The Fenian inA*asion terminated in a fight about eight miles from St. j Armand. A brigade of British regulars charged upon a small portion of Spears's army that had remained behind, and captured sixteen prisoners. Some of the Fenians Avere killed, but bow many is not known. This fight took place almost on the boundary line, across which the Fenians were compelled to retreat. The English, however, had no idea of stopping on account of boundary lines, and they charged forward across the line, firing upon the retreating band of Fenians. They also made some captures on American soil. This affair has been reported to General Meade, who is at present investigating it. The French Troops about to be withdrawn from Mexico. Washington, June 11. —Information has been received here from an official source that the French Emperor is about to withdraw General Bazaine from Mexico. Corroboration of this intelligence has been received by the Mexican Minister, who is informed that General Bazaine assembled all the French officers and informed them the Emperor would Avithdraw the French troops from Mexico, but if any of the officers desired to remain with Maximilian the privilege was given. Not an officer signified his acceptance. »♦- It is said that the Tariff bill will impose a duty on foreign wool of ten or twelve cents per | pound, in order to "protect" the borne woolgrowers against foreign competition ; while a proposition has already passed the House of; KepresentatiA _s for a tax of fi\*e cents per pound , on home cotton, in order to protect vie foreign producer against home competition. The rcas-! on is plain: Wool is grown in the Northern States, and cotton in the Southern States.— ■ Enquirer, j Report of the Reconstruction Commute.. I The report of the reconstruction Committee is as long as the annual messages of the Presidents generally are, and too long to publish in '' full. We therefore only publish below the con- j eluding portion of the report, in which the committee recapitulate all the alleged facts and . principles applicable to the late "so-called Confederate States," and state their conclusions and recommendations in regard to said States : 1. The seats of the Senators and Rcprescn-! tatives from the so-called Confederate States became vacant in the year 1861, during the second session of the XXXVIth Congress, by the voluntary Avithdrawal of their incumbents with the sanction and by the direction ofthe legislature or conventions of tlieir respective States.— This was done as a hostile act against the Constitution and Government of the United States, with a declared intent to overthrow the same by forming a Southern Confederation. This act of declared hostility was speedily followed by an organization of the same States into a confederacy which lived and waged war by sea and land against the United States. This war continued more than four 3-ears, within which time the rebel armies besieged the national Captal, invaded the loyal States, burned their toAvns and cities, robbed their citizens, destroyed more than 250..00 loyal soldiers, and imposed an increased national burden of not less than $3,500,- -000,000, of which seven or eight hundred millions have already been met and paid. From the time that these Confederate States thus withdrew their representation in Congress and levied war on the United States, the great mass of their people became and were insurgents, rebels, traitors; and all of them occupied the political, legal and practical relation of enemies of the United States. This position is established by acts of Congress and judicial decisions, and is recognized repeatedly by the President in public proclamations, documents and speeches. 2. The States thus confederated prosecuted their war against the United States to final arbitrament, and did not cease until all their armies were captured, tlieir military power destroyed, their civil officers, State and Confederate, taken prisoners or put to flight, every vestige of State and Confederate Government obliterated, their territory overrun and occupied by the Federal armies, and their people reduced to the condition of enemies conquered in war, entitled only, by public law, to such rights, privileges and conditions as might be vouchsafed by the conqueror. This position is also established by judicial decisions, and is recognized as sound by the President in public proclamations, documents and speeches. 3. Having voluntarily deprived themselves of representation in Congress, for the criminal purpose of destroying the Federal Union, and having reduced themselves by the act of levying war to the condition of public enemies they have no right to complain of temporary exclusion from Congress ; but, on the contrary, having voluntarily renounced the right to representation, and disqualified themselves by crime from participating in the Government, the burden now rests upon them, before claiming to be reinstated in their former condition,' to show that they are qualified to resume Federal relations. In order to do this, they must prove that they have established, with the consent of the people, Republican forms of government in harmony with the Constitution and laws of the United States, that all hostile purposes have ceased, and should give adequate guarantees against future treason and rebellion ; guarantees which shall prove satisfactory to the Government against which they rebelled, and by whose arms they were subdued. 4. Having by this treasonable withdrawal from Congress, and by flagrant rebellion and crime forfeited all civil and political rights and privileges under the Federal Constitution, they can only be restored thereto by the permission and authority of that constitutional poAver against which they rebelled, and by which they Avere subdued. ... These rebellious armies were conquered by the people ofthe United States, acting through all the co-ordinate branches ofthe GoA*ernment, and not by the Executive Department alone. — The powers of Congress are not so vested in the President that he can fix and regulate the terms of settlement and confer Congressional representation upon conquered rebels and traitors, nor can he in any way qualify enemies of the Government to exercise its law-making poAver. The authority to restore rebels to political power in the Federal Government can be exercised only Avith the concurrence of all the Departments in which political power is vested, and hence the seA-eral proclamations of the President to the people of the Confederate States cannot be considered declared, and can only be regarded as provisional permissions by the Commanderin-Chief of the army to do certain acts, the effect and validity whereof is to be determined by the Constitutional Government, and not solely by the Executive power. 6. The question before Congress is then, whether conquered enemies have the right, and shall be permitted at their own pleasure and own terms, to participate in making laws for their conquerei _ ? Whether conquered Rebels may change their theatre of operations from the battle-fields, where they were defeated and overthrown, to the halls of Congress, and tlieir representatives seize upon the Government, which they fought to destroy ? Whether the National Treasury, the army of the nation, its navy, its forts and arsenals, its whole civil administration, its credit, its pensioners, its widows and orphans of those who perished in the war; the public honor, peace and safety, shall be turned out to the keeping of its recent enemies, without delay, and without requiring such conditions as in the opinion of Congress the security of the country and its institutions may demand ? I he history of mankind exhibits no exof such madness and folly. The instinct preservation protests against it. The surby Gen. Grant to Lee, and by Sherman nson, Avould have been disasters of less tude, for new armies could have been raised, battles fought, and the Government saved._ The anti-coercive policy, under pretext of avoiding bloodshed, alloAved the rebellion to take form anel gather force; but it would be surpassed in infamy by the matchless wickedness that would surrender the halls of Congress to those so recently in rebellion, until proper precautions shall have been taken to secure the national faith and the national safety. 8. As has been shown in this report and in the evidence submitted, no proof has been afforded to Congress of a constituency in any one ofthe so-called Confederate States, unless we except the State of Tennessee, qualified to elect Senators and Representatives in Congress. No State Constitution or amendment to a State Constitution has had the sanction of the people. All the so-called legislation of State Conventions and Legislatures has been had under military dictation. If the President may at his will and under his own authority, whether as military commander or chief Executive, qualify persons to appoint Senators and elect Representatives and empower others to elect and appoint them, he thereby practically controls the organization of a legislative department. The Constitutional form of Government is thereby practically destroyed, and its powers absorbed in the Executive. And while your committee do not for a moment impute to the President any such design, but cheerfully concede to him the most patriotic motives, they cannot but look with alarm upon a precedent so fraught lianger to the republic Hie necessity of pro aiding adequate safes for the future before restoring the insurtiary states to a participation in the direcf public affairs is apparent from the bitter hostility to the Government and people of the United States yet existing throughout the conquered territory, as proved incontestably by the testimony of many Avitnesses and unelisnuted 10. The conclusion of your Committee therefore, is that the so-called Confederate States are not, at present, entitled to representation in the Congress ofthe United States; that before allowing such representation adequate security for future peace and safety should be required; that this can only be found in such changes of the organic law as shall __________ the civil rights and privileges pf all citizens in all parts of the Bepublic, shall place re presentation on an equitable basis, shall fix a stigma upon treason, and protect the loyal people against future claims for expenses incurred in support of rebellion and for manumitted slaves, together with an express grant in Congress to enforce these provisions. To this end they offer a joint resolution for amending the Constitution, and the two several bills designed to cany the same into effect before referred to. Before closing this report, your committee beg leave to state that the specific recommendations submitted by them arc the result of mutual concession, after a long and careful comparison of conflicting opinions. Upon a question of such magnitude, infinitely important as it is to the future of the Republic, it was not to be expected that all should think alike. Sensible of the imperfections of the scheme, your committee submit it to Congress as the best they could agree upon, in the hope that its imperfections may be cured and its deficiencies supplied by legislative wisdom, and that when finally adopted it may tend to restore peace and harmony to the whole country, and to place our Republican institutions on a more stable foundation. «■. The newspapers are quoting from the Court records to show that as late as 1853, Judge Underwood had not suoh a horror of selling slaves where his own interests were concerned, aa he says he has now. Watches and Chains ! CLOSING OUT _______ or THK LONDON WATCH COMPANY. Owing to the failure and sudden closing of the works and business ofthe LONDON WATCn COMPANY, A large number of fine Watches, manufactured especially for the United States, being heavy, first class time-keepers, intended to stand hard usage and sudden changes of temperature, are left in our hands for immediate sale. As agents of the Company, we are obliged to dispose of tlm stock for cash in the shortest possible time. We have, therefore, decided on the plan annexed as the one that will be productive of the desired result.— This plan gives every one an opportunity of obtaining first-class time-keen _rs at a price that all can command. As every Certificate represents a Watch there are no blanks, and every one who invests in this sale must get a watch at half the retail price at least; and, if at all fortunate, one to Avear with pride through life. Remittances may be made at our risk in registered letters or by express, or post-office orders and drafts payable to our order, and we guarantee a safe return. This insures safe delivery and sure return to every patron. We warrant every Watch as represented, and satisfaction is guaranteed in every instance. — Knowing the worth of the stock, we can give a warrantee to every purchaser. The price has been placed at a very low figure in order to insure immediate sale; and all who desire to improve the opportunity should make early application. HART, GIBSON _ CO., 205 Broadway, New York, Agents for the London Watch Co. The following splendid It. . of , FINE WATCHES AND CHAINS, Worth $350,000! TO BE SOLD FOR TEN DOLLARS EACH. 127 gold hunting cased chronometers from $175 to $450 163 gold hunting cased English Patent Levers 150 to 825 144 gold hunting cased duplex 100 to 300 175 ' " patent levers 75 to 275 232 " " " levers 60 to 275 240 " " " lepinos 50 to 200 169 " magic ca9ed levers 90 to 275 335 heavy gold cased patent levor.. 75 to 225 268 " '• " levers 70 to 175 120 ladies' gold hunting cased levers 45 to 225 272 " " enameled hunting casod levers 55 to 250 135 ladies' gold enamelled magic cased levers GO to 275 235 ladies' gold cased engraved levers... 45 to 175 263 ladies' do do do lepmes 40 to 125 380 heavy solid silver cased duplex 86 to 125 735 do do do do patent levers 30 to 125 500 do do do do levers 25 to 100 478 do do do do lepines 20 to 90 263 ladles solid cased levers 25 to 90 224 ladies' solid cased lepines 20 to 65 500 solid gold guard and vest chains 15 to 150 350 " " leontine and chatelaines 15 to 125 All tho above list of Watches will be sold for Ten Dollars each. Certificates representing each and every Watch in the above list arc placed in similar envelopes and sealed. Any person eibtaining a Certificate, to be had at our office, or sent bA* mail to nny address, can have the article called for on the return of the Certificate, with Ten Dollars. We charge, for forwarding Certificates, 50 cents each. Five will be sent for $2, and fifteen for $5. The Certificates must in all cases be returnee! with and accompany the money when goods are ordered. All orders promptly filled and forwardod by return mail or express. Address HART, GIBSON „ COMPANY, 205 Broadway, New York. June 19—3m0 Tobacco, Segars, <£* c. C. T. COCHRAN A CO. HAVE JUST } s received a largo supply of SMOKING TOBACCO: "Louisa Bride," ._ "Honey Suckle," "Lone Jack" and "Virginia Choice" brands. June 19—It CT. COCHRAN & CO. C____L THE , attention of buyers to their stock of CHEWING TOBACCO and CIGARS. June 19—4t C" T. COCHRAN A CO. CALL THE a attention of retailers to their stock of SMOKING TOBACCO Iby the barrel or bale. Give them a call. junelO—lt I Groceries, &c. HARVEST SCPPEIES. -Farmers will find that we haA-e just such goods in store as j they need, and at moderate prices. Call at the I old stand of Mr. R. J. Hope. junefO—tf BAKER BROS. LOOK TO YOUR INTERESTS.— WE are receiving constant additions to our stock lof groceries and staple dry gooeis, and tho pub! lie will find it to their interests to give us a call — j as Aye sell at a very small advance on cost. I June 19—tf BAKER BROS. ASHTON SALT- In large, clean sacks, factory filled—for sale, cheap, by BAKER BROS. HORSE COLLARS!— A very superior article, for sale by BAKER BROS. HERRINC_, HERRING.— Prime No. 1 and dipt Potomac Herring, fe>r sale by BAKER BROS. Clothing ! G.IANDELRAIJ_I, • Wholesale and Retail CLOTHIER, No. 83, N. Howard street, Baltimore, Md. Branch at Branch at STAUNTON, VA. WINCHESTER, VA. I June 19—2 m i ENTERTAINMENT. IAI> IES' FAIR.— THE LADIES OF THE A Methodist E. Church, South, of this place, I will hold, on Monday and Tuesday, the 25 th and j 26th of June, j A FAIR IN THE TOWN HALL, I tho proceeds to be applied to the purchase of a ; Parsonage. Tho fair will not be confined toedibles, but will 1 embrace a number of beautiful articles, many of | which will be useful as well as ornamental. On Monday, a dinner will he provided, and, as : the object is a good one, the- LadiaMeonfidently expect a large attendance of the We ß_S of the church, both from town and country. I junel2—2t Auction Sales. I i .O -_I__IOKKK'_ SALE.-Pursuant __ \J a decree ofthe County Court of Augusta, at the Apri. term, in a cause pending in said court, in which John .V. Brown and others were plaintiffs and John O. Sullivan's Administrator and | other-; were Defen__n_.t__ undersigned _____!_> ! .ioncr named in said decree, will proceed to gull, | at public auction, in Sangersville, Augusta coun, ty, on Saturday, the 30th day of June, a hovan and lot—the lot embracing one acre. The houa. and lot are in the village of Sangersville. T__ , house is _ goe>d dwelling house, and the land i_ |of good quality. There are other necessary outbuildings on the lot There is a never-failing stream of water running by the U»t. : Terms.—A credit of six, "twelve and eighteen ; months Avill be given, the purchaser giving bondi | with approved security, and the title retained __ j ultimate security. N. L. BLAKEMORE, ___ J uue 5-—4ts Commissioner. PLRLIC -BALE.8ALE.-1 will offer at public ___. at the residence of Jacob Ruff, on Thursday. I the 14th of this month, all the personal property | belonging to the said Huff, consisting of Hor»e_, J milk Cows, Hogs, Household and Kitchen I"_rniture, grain, &c. Terms of sale made known on day of sale. A. it. LIGHTNER, Agent June •_—2t for Jacob Ruff. YAM A1.1.K FARM FOR SALE.— I have determined to sell my farm. It d; joins the village of West VieAV, lies on Middle river, and is six miles from Staunton, containing 141 Acres of very superior land, in a high state of cultivation, with the best water in the Avorld, a good orchard, and comfortable improvements upon it. So desirable an estate is seldom put into market. Ido not put it to sale to obtain a big price, but because circumstances make it proper tnat .1 shall sell. If not sold privately by Saturday, tho 14th day of July, 1866, I will then offer it at public sale. On the same day, I will se;ll my unilivieled interest in the Real" Estate left by" Henry Eidsou, I sen., deceased. For Sale Frivately. lA___ FOR SALE.-With the riew at A changing my mode of life, I offer for sale my farm, containing 353"acres, lying 20 miles wwt of Staunton, in Augusta county, \ a. It is situated within J mile ofthe Central Rail- Road, Avhieh is about to become one of the lines of ceimmunication betAveen the great Valley ol the Mississippi and our Atlantic coast. About 250 acres are cleared and in a good state of cultivation; the balance well timbered an_ within J mile ofthe Railroad, and within 1 mile. of a taw mill and Craigsville Depot, to either of which there is a goeid road with adown grado almost every foot of the way. The farm is watered by "the Little Calf Pasture River, and 14 Springs, one of which issufficientlj bold and elevated to drive a saw mill, or other machinery, which could be easily constructed Avithin ten steps ofthe timber land. Thore is oa the tract a good meadow and 60 acres of bottom land. There are several good orchards, which yield annually a great abundance of which might bo made a source of profit, as mora than $40,__J worth of fruit was produced during the war. The dwelling is constructed on the cottage o_- der, and occupies an elevated position, surrounded by a neat lattice enclosure. It contains sia rooms, has two front and two rear porticoes, and a dining room and kitchen in the basement; t__ other buildings are a meat house, bank barn, granary and corn house. There is also a larga dwelling house, stable, and school-house, a f_r hundred yards distant. The neighborhood is gooel. The Tegion, health. thy. Churches, cemvenient. A merchant mill within _ mile, also a good physician within tho same distance, and Estalim _ urnace within two miles. The land is productive, and yields, perhaps, as large a per cent, on the money invested as any farm of equal sizo in the Valley of Virginia, Come, gentlemen, and see for yourselves, an the growing crop will he a better recommendation than any I can give. TERMS: —One-third of the purchase monap on the first day of March, 1807. and the balanoa in G equal annual payments. The title warranted. June s—3m I. C. MYERS. —: ' ." '__ Feed and Livery Stables. 'V'IRGIXIA "OTEE f PEED AND LIVERY STABLHB, Staunton, Va.. CHAS. S. PEYTON & Co Proprietor.. The proprietor- respectfully infeirm their friend* and the public that they have taken charge of th _ above Avell known stables and are prepared _ > keep Horses by tho Single Feed, Day, Week, or Month, at moderate rates. We are also prepared to furnish Horses, Buggies, and Carriages at Livery, upon reasonable charge*. Wo __._ upon our lot a Blacksmith, Wheolright and Harness Shop, and will do horse-shoeing and all kinds of repair* at short neitice. A lino lot of Saeldles. Harness, Bridles and Collars constantly on hand and sold upon the beet terms. All kinds of Ncav Work in our line mado to order. Give us a call. C. S. PEYTON _ Co., June 12—it Proprietors. I"V ____~f STABLE.—The _ndersign__ J keep constantly for hire, at the America** otel Stables, Saddle Horse. , _______ a»_> Hacks. Horses fed also, and well gri>omed. Nor. CRAWFORD _ 00. Tobacco and Business. C_IGARS-CK_ARS-CTGARS.- -) If merchants and others ______ to convince themselves that Aye are selling cigars a* cheap, if not cheaper, than they can be bought in any e»f the Northern cities, they have but to call and satisfy themselves. An exhibition of our stock Avill incur no obligation to purchase. All wo ask is, try us. Orelers from a distance promptly attended to. We keep constantly in store thebeat Chewing and Smoking Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Pipes, &c. Also, a good assortment of Stationery anel Fancy Articles. We thank our friends and the public generally for the past, liberal patronage, and respectfully ask a continuance ofthe same. ARMENTROTJT & CO., corner of Augusta and Beverly street*. _junc 12—tf Staunton, Va. CI T.X T 6CIIRAN _fc C6Th_V_rjiiiro~p__ ) s ed at their well known house asuperiorlot of Chewing.and Smoking TOBACCO of extra brands. Also an assortment of Choice CIGARS which they offer cheap for cash. They also have on hand a stock of Groceries, Queensware and Dye Stuffs. 7p£ir~ Produce of all kinels will be taken in exchange for Goods [Stauntein, Sept, 12—tf Alexandria Advertisements. HOOE A WEDDERKERN, successors to Fowle _ Co., ALEXANDRIA, VA. Dealers in all kinds of Fertilizers, No. 1 Peruvian Guano, Fowle & Co. . Sol. Phos. Per. Guano, W. H. Fowle, Bayne_ Go's Manipulated K.ttla- Avell's Bono Dust, _c. Also, Lamp and Ground Plaster, furnished either in Bags or Barrels, at lowest market rate.. Bags either sold or hired. April 24—2 m h. _. greooht. JOSEru PAU_ C 1 REGOKY A PAIL, I -wnoi._sAi.ie GROCERS, FLOUR, FISH, SALT and PLASTER DEALERS, Nos. 27 and 8. King Street. March 27 —6m Alkxa.n.ru, Va. AY. KEITH ARMI.TKAI. C. A. Mi.OBI. ARM IST HAD A MOORE. Dealers in Lump and Ground Plaster, No. 16 South Wharf, .larch 27 —6m Alexandria. Va. Wants ! WOOL WANTED !—The highest cash price paid for prime washed and unwashed wool by BAKER BROS. A FEW HOARDERS WANTED ____• the Valley Hotel. Gentlemen preferred. may _>—._• R. S. RIDGWAY. WANTED.— 200 bushels of Oats, for which the highest market price will be paid Mar 13—tf HOGE & MASON. LOST! tifGtfm RANK NOTE LOST.— The perj__ ,_4 " son who found the $20 bank note lost in the Court-house on the Ist day of the May court by leaving it with Wm. A. Burnett at the Clerk's office \ will much oblige the loser and will be properly rewarded. It X.

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