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;>f any in Baltimore, New York.
Philadelphia or Boston, can reach more
truckers and farmers tlirough the col?
umns of The Enterprise than in any
Jol::: J. <i m'.rr. John V. G. Hl/ii-fcstone.
GUNTEK & BLACKSTONE,
A TTOlfXE YS'A f-LA W,
ACl'OMACK C. H.. Vx..
trill practice in the Court* of Accoiruick
!w::d Xorrhamptou counties.
H. Fletcher Jr. Geo. F. Purramor*
Flktcihsr & Paeramore,
A T T O R N E Y S -AT- L A W.
Accomack G. H.. Ya..
Prac tice in aJl the courts on the East?
ern there of Ya. Prompt attention to
collection ot claims.
Johu Seely. ! Cpsltur Ii. Qulnhr.
AccomncC. H. v?. j Onancock, V?.
NEELY & Q?FNBY,
A TTO K N E Y S-A T-L A YY,
accom ac ('. [I.. Ya..
pr.i''tici* in the Courts on the Eastern
Shore of Ya. Prompt attention given
Co the collection of claims.
I.. FLOYD NOCK,
A N! > NOTARY PUBLIC,
Accomack C. H,, Ya..
??;!! practice in all courts of Accomac
and Northampfion counties. Prompt
attention to ail business.
JOHN VY. EDMONDS,
A T T 0 II N E Y - A T -LAW.
?Accomac C. IL, Ya.
X. d. W. LkCATO,
a t t i? r >" r. y ? a t - l a \v .
AV'ill resume the practice of his profes?
sion in the Counties of AccomaCK and
N oitm AMrxo.v.
L. W. GH2LDR?Y,
GrEXERAL IXStTUAN'CE Agekt,
NOB FOLK. YA.
CP" A11 communications promptly
rjv? rjf r. I'lBMC.
Dr. Lew I*.I. IIsirmHnoiOii Vninj return
- ! [ ? ? iiatt?e oi'iinty from 11V:I More, aul lo?
ci'.? '. at Ona?ocx f<>r the prfttiMcewf
"!Ter? ill* ?erVlces 5? the public
Bellte i graduate ..r r.i? Haiti
:ii"re College *t J'.?:i'il Surgery.
a:i?1 mv!::,' Uad *'..:ie ex;.*r.i*:ioo
lu pr.i v*;r.i; hl-> |>rofeMi?u in Hint *uy. Ii? niay
t>9 r-'.;,"'. mi i" *x?><m!te *i! !.!- w .ri In ?lie hest
?v?le. II? will v!?lt"prtirMm?u<lutwnevery court
\t. anl *i?w?ys !>e found at w.vMy's Hotel.
Market St., oy|h>?lie Uapttit church '
- J. UiRMANSO*, b. D. s.
??< Welly CQstrtt
Carpenter and Builder,
Accomac C. FT.: VA.,
Dwellings, Storehouses, Churches,
built by the day or contract, accord
ing totiie latest styles and improve?
ments in architecture.
Plans and Specifications Furnished
at reasonable rates.
References?Mr. George VY. Kel?
ly. Onancock; Messrs. Jno. .T. Black
stone and dames M.Parramore, Ac?
comac c. n., Ya., and other numer?
Agent of Patented Ready Roof?
ing, warranted nor to leak. Sold
at one-half the cost of shingles.
Hoy l Tnbb. \ ( Geo. Cftfaalltt.
J. PrtMer Tohb. 1 i W. C. Dlmmock
TABB BROS., MAS LIN & CO.,
CFTKEKY, <;rsrs. *c.,'
47 IIf>pkiii3 Place, (formerlySharp yt A
BALT 1 MOKE
accomack C. IL, Ya.,
a full link of
iiC, &C., &C,
Iceut ?? batrd fw enle ?? rowm pri?c?.
I. H. Merrill & Co.,
pocomokf. city. md.,
men's. youths*. HOYS' AND
'm I I lob ens FI ne clothing.
' LADIES. gests. MISSES AND
I ?hildeexs f I N K s ii o HS.:
il AND AND mach in k S e \y 15 d:
hats. caps, AND all KINDS
of gf.NTS f IT e n IS h ing
goods; KOHLS horse AND
lap i> l a N K et s, W II 1 PS,1
satchels, umbrellas, kite,
bee loots and shoes; &c.
??\"e avail ourselves of this means of ad '
vising tlie citizens of Aci-omac aii'l j
S'ortiinmpton counties that we liavt*|
uutrle large;uUlilions to our stock; and]
;rr now ready for the fall and winter
va li'. \V? buy largely direct from uvia- j
ifacturers ai*l feel safe in sayine; that
biir-Rtoiek of I? K A DY-m AD EC LOT 11
t-N(r. BOOTS. SHOES. IIAW". CAPS,
irKNTS Fb'lINlSJIlX;; <;oor>s. is
without a superior both in style ami
:iiialitT on tlu< peninsula. Fricvs close
? meritorious ir<?>?1?. When vmi v'mii
i'oo'UK'Ke City, don't fail to call ami see
our Roods Mid prices. Your presence
will always he appreciated, and your
<? iinuifuids by ina? will have our liest at?
tention. Keeiiember we keep an im- j
aiense stock, and sell low for cash.
I. II. ME UK ILL & CO..
I'ocoiiiokc City, MiL
Francis Albert. Frederick Albert.
IA11W Jk 11,
Cutlery and Guns,
No. 4 North Howard Street.
>:?? SPECIAL A TT EST 10 H GIVES TO ORDERS.
HENRY C. LEWIS,
Accomac C. IL. Ya.,
AFFEES IIIS SERYICES to the
? public, and is prepared to build
houses of every kind and descrip
i ion ar modcrat e rates.
Satisfactory reference as to his
skill aw a workman can and will be
cheerfully given when desired.
The superlrfrlty ot the "SUefT" Planus Is
rccr>CMl*?d ?ml ncknowlc>lK?<l |,y U:e htghwt ?
nu-i<.il HuUioritles, .ni l the deiiiMid tut tbotu I.- ,
nteailtlv liiurenshiK n? 'Ji'ir uierlts are becoming
more extensively kuowu.
Over all American and many Euro?
pean rivals at the
Paris, 1878 j
Have the Endorsement of over
100 different Colleges, Schools and
As to their Durability.
' I'liey ore Perfect In Tone, anil Work
mauthip, ?od Eleyaut la
A large Assortment of Second-hand
Pianos Always oil Hand.
General Wholesale Agents for
fSrSenrl for Illustrated Piano or Or?
CHAS. M. STIEFF,
No. 9 North Liberty' Street,
F. T. Bums. Bro, & Co.
BOG GS" WH ARF,
Accomac county, Ya.,
General Merchandise. Lumber.
Shingles, Laths, Railing, Well
Tubing, Lime, Furniture,
Fertilizers, .Sec, &e.
[^Furniture sold at Baltimore
prices, stock of building material
large, and shipments can be con..
jveniently made to any point on
,' Eastern ?hore.
STANDS AHEAD Oh ALL OTHERS
In Quality and Simplicity.
it lias 110 Rival? TS! is
It Stands Bold at the Front.
Having sold over 400 in 1SS1, 188:2 and
l?s", shows that the
People of Accomnc Appreciate Its Merits.
1 can seil you oilier machines for less
price, Singer pattern, drop leaf and two
drawers, for IK); Ms i n, Domestic.
Howe and any other pattern. Will nell
the Uoy.U St. Ifohn.drop leaf and siN ((?)
diawers. For .<-s<:."*>. hut 1 cannot put
TUE WUITC with these inferior
fit WflS I t machines. :is to t he
price. Having sold machines for nearly
fourteen years, gives me a chance to
know sometlHiig of the tricks which
others practice on those who are not
posted in iiiatdiinerv. if
Yon ffant a G-oofl Sewini Machine
eoine and see me. or write to me. and I
WI LL SELL YOU ANY MAOIMNE
thai can l?e bought.
but none so good as
Also, a large stock of FUllNTTU R E.
MATTRESSES. on hand. Ilepair
iugof l uiniture. Pictures Framed, or
aiivthiiig else in our line proinntlv at?
tended ti?. 1'OFFINS; CASKETS and
TKlMMlNliS for sale.
U. 11. PENNEWELL,
oxancook, Ya. I
Eastern Shoro Steamboat Company
Oniiiul after SnniU.r, Sow SOth. l*S4.
[Saturday exeiipiod) will run ttiolr ?tcainer*. im j
roitow*; leaving SouthStreet Wluirl ;ii .">.0 ? o'clock
,.. in. j
SI eu in or r.ASrrilV KIIORK,
Cait. O. a. Ravnok.
S ki.I iv for Crhfl-1'!. Hoffman**, Evans', Docks', ;
UeadV. Davis! Mtl-.-V. SlileM.-,'. llilllKar** '' 'I I
Taylor,*. ISeturnins:?Leave Taylor'? mcw '
Tuesday ?t ft a; tu., l?m^ilii? at the nil ?ve
Inn.Um:!* Including iloj-gsvllle, at Hie usual ?
Wednesday t?r Crl*fleld. Taiiirler Island.. Boge*,
rllle. Hoffman**, Fvau's BoeaV. Giillford and :
lliintlni: Creek, lleturiiinc?Leave Huntlnc
er.-:; evor.v Friday ?I ".:?? \. M . i'fiilJfi?r.| ??.<>ii.
Itocesvlllc i'j Soon, Hud'tlie other lauding* at
the usual liour*.
CAPT. S. 11. WILSON.
Tuesday anil Friday forCrl*flold-. Flnney's, .
On.iiicock. I'ltt?' Wharf, Cedar Uatl. RchoUoilt.
1'.moke City ami Snow hill.
iteturhths.-I.enve Snow mil every Monday and
Thursday nl 6a. in., louahlneat the ni.oir lauil
lues at ll?'e usual hours
r ,A i Stesjews loare Crlan&M for Balti
l x> more, on arrlTal of last do-rn train.
Freight and iMiAscugors revived For all points
oil the N. V.. rhl'..i. iiu-i Norfolk. Wlcnmloo and
V.nioko, ami Delaware. Maryland and Vir- i
Positively no frelcln received after 5 p,m;
and imwt lie prepaid to nil potto*, except
on?ieX.V.eiitla,and Norfolk RnUroad.
?. ?.. CLABK. GessraJ a^ent,
105 Soiitli sirrot. ltnliimnre.
New Firm! Now
We will open on the 2nd dav of
.Tune. 1SS4. ar EDO E WOOD, a limit
I miles from PUNGOTKAliUE.\
.i large stock of
bought with much care for cash.
We can and will sell GOOD G( >01 )S
for SMALL PRICES. Callandsee
for yourselves at
% W. Mears ? Son
John E. Fowler. |
DEA i.kr ix
Wines, Liquors and (?gars. Cogniac
Brandy and other line liquors for
medicinal purposes specialties.
G. B. PARSONS,"
Aceoinac county, Ya.,
MASTFR BUILDER & CONTRACTOR.
OITers his services to the puMic and is
ptepanil toliuild housesof every kind and
description hv Uteilav or contract. AT
ANY POINT ON THE EASTERN
SMOKE. ?"Plans and Specilieations
furnished when desired at reasonable
He can give liest of references ami
will furnish security, when necessary.
Q. LLOYD DOUGHTY,
belxe Haven, Ya.,
and dealer in
Wines, liquors and Cigars, |
Meals at all hours, on the European
plan. First-class lodging furnished.
Livery Stables of Jacob, Uro. & Co.
attached, and passengers conveyed to
any part of the Peninsula. Has recent?
ly opened to the public a half-mile raci
course. Has branch houses at \Vard
towii and Hadluck, Nurthainptun c?uii
F. W. BYRD,
Jas. Myer & Co.,
axo dealers ix
! Tobacco, Cigars and Pipes
\V? HCIlMOr srnilrt with OftmlftM llMnl.
And dream wo lic'or Htllt.11 Km- UlOlll muri';
Hut for tt thousand ye irs
! Their fruit i. i.
? in w ?<? I* Unit mar llio Innd,
! Or liu'tllliriil ?torc.
. The deeds wr dn, i)k? word* ?'? uny.
lnii. .?UM air Iheyaoein h> limit;
m'i' cuiiut ttietu over |MWI;
Uui they shall lau ?
In On' dread judgment ihoy
And no shall meul.
1 chnrg? Hin? by tho year* gone by,
For the lure of breltirvti dear,
Koni*, ilion, Uionno true ?>/
In ?t.rk and plmvy.
; Lest In Urn world their cry
i Of woe ihey hear.
It was a favorite josh upon old
Farmer Col I i n g wood !s I'urm to cull
ilnc Ellison Susy's admirer. And
.Susy, when she heard the half
taiiuted juke, only smiled softly,
and al I heir next iiieetingoiily gave
doe :i kinder or sweeter smile.
She. was the orphaned daughter
of si country clergyman, whose ??ole
legacy to her had been (he best ed?
ucation his own profound learning
could enable him to give her.?
W lieu she was but a little girl her
lumber died, and she. had been her
father's housekeeper, scholar and
companion until her nineteenth
birthday, when the Kev. Stephen
Coyle was likewise taken from the
child to Ins la^r hing rest. The
giuul people of the parish, knowing
Susy's advantages lor study, and
her old home being the parsonage,
she had removed her personal pos?
sessions and had taken up her
abode at Farmer Gollingwood's,he
having for years "boarded" the
It was a merry, happy farmer's
household where Susy lived. Julie
and Mnllie Colliugwood were
strong armed, blnoiiiir.g damsels,
full of coquettish grace, and with
load voices and active habits.?
Charles ami .lames, the sons, were,
Hue specimens of young farmors,
ami the old man and his wife were
kind-hearted, homely country folks.
She had been out but a little
time in her position as instructress I
to the tow headed youngsters of
llreiit Hill, when coming up the
road from school lale on a summer's j
altern.uui, she hen if 1 wailing and ]
groans in one of the cottiigos, where,
often before she lud heard the
"Poor Joe?" she whispered piti ;
For she knew a deformed idiot
was being beaten by a cruel mas?
ler. Kut on that allcrnooii, as she >
drew near the cottage, the door j
suddenly Hew open ami tlie idiot
limped howling ami speeding a*j
last as his infirmities allowed, out I
at the opening, while followed him.
a strong brutal man. half drunk,
nourishing an immense cowhide. !
The man cursing and swearing,
held the whip over the cowering,
shrinking lad, bill when it fell it
struck not Joe bur Susy, who bent
over him, one arm raised, to ward
oil'the blow. Brute as he was the
halt drunken wretch stood aghast
wln ii the heavy lash cut across
Susy's slemler arms and shoulders.
??1 beg your pardon, ma'am," lie
said, ??! did not, see you in the way."
-Ilow can you?" she cried, her
pale cheeks criiiuou with womanly
indignation???how can you, a
strong man,strike a poor trembling |
boy like that?a boy whose iiiflrin
it ies should appeal for protection to I
any man who was not an arrant
??Well, come, now, that's pretty
strong," said the man. "Don't I
feed ami lodge him lor what he j
does, and ain't 1 got a right to beat
him if he does everything wrong*
He don't earn his salt, he don't."
"Don't keep him then."
"1 guess you're right. 1 won't; j
Joe you may go to the mischief,]
but don't come here again."
The good people at the farm
looked rather astonished when Susy
appealed, followed by the stooping,
limping figure of the village idiot.
But the farmer broke into hearty
laughter when she told of her iu
Icrteicnoe and begged a shelter tor
??Stay here? Of course he can
slay here,'' he said. '-We'll Und
something tor the poor beggar to
do. Km io think of your spunking
up to Uob Carter after that lav-hiou.
i d have given my best cow to see
it. A little white baiitoni pecking
a mad bull would be nothing to it.
And he ran oil'. Well, well. Here,
Charley, show Joo the room over
lite barn. Lie can sleep there, and
he'll soon lcaru where to coine to
So (he idiot found his hard bed
on thefloor replacedby a cosy barn
chamber, his scanty food exchanged
for geiieroiu plenty and for blows,
kicks and ciTrses,and forhard woik,
v>v?rt a.- king his brain, he had kind
words and light labor suited tu his
And under this treatment he
brightened visibly, performing his
simple task willingly and well.?
I When winter came Susy herself al?
tered a suit and overcoat of her
lather's to clothe the boy comforta?
bly lor the cold weather, and knit
him a scarf, cap and mittens. Sue
never passed him without a word
ot encouragement, and in his dark?
ened lile the lair, sweet face stood
j for a religion?something to be
worshipped, Joe's especial Provi?
lie never forgot the falling of
] the cruel lash upon the tender tig
j uro bent to protect him. and lie un?
derstood periectly nil at Susy's in
J tercessiou had procuied for bun his
! happy, comfortable home.
And his gratitude expressed it
I selfiii suc'i niTc.riiigs as were within;
hiis reaeli-i-bouqiiets of wild llowj
; ers. clusters of delicate ferns \m
I knew she loved, baskets of wdjB
j cherries orj huts, and an eager 'J^^H
' to lift niiy.obstacle from licr J^^B
i And the. good-natured,
country fojkscallcd poor Joe Su?i*P
But win e the winter snows were
yet upon the. ground there came to
j Brent Hiljj a new clergyman, one,
I Cyrus l'oi'tman, who had been a
! pupil of Susy's father when he was
ja youth ofnineteen, she a child of;
twelve. I-laving lit ted himself for
I college under Bee.- Stephen Cnyle's
I instructions, he had gone to Har?
vard, had istudied for the pulpit,
j and, having preached in Boston,
. had accepted a call to-Brent Hill,
i 11 wasi|,.itenatural t hat he .should
seek Susy, and the old servant at
the pars ne.ve was warm in her
! praises. "!$?' was a wealthy man.
having irji^ted a '('i>rtuVrifr rr'rTiiT'Iris
fat her, ami he w'arseagwr to help the
poor in his^Qurish. Susy, having
tlie cliddrenamder her control, was
aide to p:tii'|jfbiit to him many av?
enues lor his charity, and thus
added aim1 liessSSflf TO the associa- j
lions that bound them together.
So. in the. winter evenings, in thei
spring walk?, he let his heart go out. i
to Susy and gather her image into!
its deepest recesses, while she, un ,
conscious of hernwu secret, felt that j
there was no happiness so profound i
asvOyrus brought by his mere pres. |
eiicc. It was a, quiet,- uneyentfuj I
courting of six long months, but it
bound two hearts firmly together
for life. And Joe, looking on, un?
derstood vaguely that Susy was!
near, that a service performed for
Cyrus pleased-Susy ;,s well. And
us events progressed be understood
that Cyrus would one day take Sit
-y to the [virsonnge as his wife, and
Susy woiilil be happy then'. All
this was Ii r inly rooted in poor Joe's;
clouded brain, an 1 he know that
trouble, to Cyrns would be sore]
grief also ro Si;s\.
So. with an allegiance (hat was
touching. Joe transferred some of
his devotion to the young clergy?
man, and when he was at the farm
would mutier often:
??Susy likes him; Joe must be j
good to him because Susy likes
Summer sunslfi-nc w is ripening
the grain ami the berries were in
ripest cluster when Susy had an en
tire month of leisure jfbr the school
holiday, and Cyrus won from her a
pliinise fojesign her place and be
Iiis wife in September. Her sim?
ple nullit became her daily task,
and the Colliugwoo Is lent willing
hands to.prepare for the weditiiig.
Jon wasimade entirely happy by
the pVoiitlse ol a home at the par-|
sonage, .(nil the long summer dii.vs
seemed too short for the happiness \
that tilled (hem.
It was nearlv two miles from the!
parsonage to the Collii gwood farm, j
hut there were few evening-: when'
Cyrus failed to walk from liishOme
to Susy's for the sweet companion?
ship he loved. And his way led !
him through a si retch of lonely
country, where the farms were
scattered far apart; for Mr. Col
liugwood had ? tough t a farm at
some distaucc from the village.
By what instinct Joe knew that
there might be danger lurking in
the road, I cannot explain, but it
became his habit, solely of his own
will, to follow Cyrus Portman out
of his sight himself, till he. saw
him safely within his bouse, and
then limp back again to his own
barn chamber. It may have been
that the talk of the farm hands
about some of the crimes perpe?
trated by tramps conveyed a warn
ing to his weakened mind. But,
whatever the motive, he was con?
stant in his unsuspected atten?
Kev. Cyrus Port man, secure of
his place in the love of his congre?
gation, thinking his Tillage home
ever secure from danger of robbery,
or rveii the fear of theft, was care?
less of the fact that it wis known
he carried about him large sums of
He drew his income quarterly
from a Boston bank, and was apt
to carry large rolls of bank notes
in bis pocket-bo.tie, ready for his
own expenses and charities. He
wore diamond studs and a linger
ring and a hearty gold watch and
All these facts becoming known
to Bob Carter, Joe's tormentor, led
to the. act that proved the idiot's
deepest devotion to Susy. One of
the tramps seeking employment at
Brent Hill, proving a congenial
companion for Hub Carter in his
drinking frolics and idle life, be?
came his guest, and the two. un?
der tiie influenceofliquor, resolved
to rob the parson.
??He's bound to have a pocketful
of money," Bob said, "and we're
half starved! We'll make it more
So it befell that one August
night, when there was no moon,
Joe. faithfully trudging upon his
sell appointed task of seeing Susy's
lover safe in his own home, saw
I two men spring upon him as he
! passed a high hedge.
Taken completely by surprise.
Cyrus Portman turned on his as?
sailants and lotlght for his posses?
sions with the courage of a truly
! brave man. But they were two to
[out. and had thrown him down
j when Bob Ou ter, lifting a formid?
able club of wood ordered him to
j give up his money and his watch.
But instead of complying, hestrug
gled more fiercely to free himself
from the grasp of the other ruf-j
??Ton will hay* it then," growled !
Bob. lifting the club, and surely
vheiw wuulU have been aa ?u<i tv
all Susy's droams of liappii/oss, hart
j :110t Joe, with a cry, utterly inde
jscri buhle, linn* himself between
[ the heavy, murderous weapui, and
?Cyrus Port man.
Bf?Down ciimu the wood with a
?Pp^h upon the idiot's back and
s^nead, and Cyrus Portm in, with a
sudden wrench, freed himself as
the tramp dodged back to avoid
At, this moment the voices of a,
party of village merry-makers were j
hoard coming up the road, and the:
would-be robbers and assassins
turned ami lied.
The calls of the. clergyman hur?
ried the steps of the farmer lads
coming home, and the well-known
voices of the Colliugwood boys were
soon heard in eager exclamations;
In hurried words the young cer
gyma-n explained the situation.
'?Poor Joe," he said, looking up,
as he knelt to examine the. pros
tum has cost him his life, rcannot
feel Ids heart heat."
??AWII carry him home," C'i irlie !
Colling wood said. "Come, boys,
it is not half a mile to the farm."
Willing, strong hand-; lifted the
still insensible figure, and tenderly
poor Joe was carried to the farm
again. Susy, sitting still upon
the wide porch, thinking of her
lover, saw the procession enter the
gate, and ran quickly down the
Her tears fell fast as Cyrus told !
Jus sad tale, but she. opened thej
door of the spare room on the lower >
floor, wakened Mrs. Collingwood, j
[troughI light, wafer and bandages,!
while James saddled a horse and ?
rode back to the village for a doc-j
Hut doctors could not help poor
Joe! The. blow was a death blow,!
ami betbre morning there was only
a cold slid' form where the poor
idiot's life hail existed. Hut before ;
he died, he. wa- brought back to
consciousness, to know Susy was'
busy bending over him, her tears
dropping last upon his white,death
'.'Don't cry," he whispered, taint j
ly. "It. was because you loved him.
I didn't forget." he said, while a
mnilo brightened his poor face.? I
"Joe didn't forget when you took a j
'ashing for him. Joe remembered.
And he put his head under Bob
Carter's e-luu to save the parson.? |
Is the parson here?"
"Yes, Joe, 1 am here."
??All ahvo, and Joe did it! Joe
did it for Susy."
And so. with Susv's name upon :
is lips poor Joe died.
Detroit Free Pres?.
'?I like to know about some office I
.nder Glevclan\V' he said as he!
leekoncd a !. \ er across the!
;.f.reet from '.Iic-'.om' of his saloon.'
"Well, who: is !<;"
??I like to know if I vhas tit haf
?Ollie office. Mi :; et: vir is head-1
piarrers last fuli !> some Gieve j
1 unl gltibs, und ad \. r boys ftdl ine ,
; vhas sit re bl some) hi ug fat."
??Then von are looking for some-1
"Vhell, I duniio. When Cleve ;
? was elected tier poys beg in ro ,
drop in here. One of 'em he says: \
what a bostmaster you vill make.
;.>v Detroit! By George! I vish r
?.has you." rhell, dot tickles me,
on know, mid 1 treat the crowd to i
eor. l'ooty soon atioder crowd
oriies in. und one of der poys calls |
-nil t: I
??bet dis convention come to some [
order. We vhas now in der pres.
? ?nee of tb-r next boss of dor GlllitOm [
House. 1 calls for three cheers for
'Vhen he says dot I feels good all j
rialcr mid it seems right to set nop
??Vhell, almost calory night a
gang conies arouiidt to my place to
shake me py der hand, and some?
" -Hip! hip! hurrah! Carl Du nder
vhas solid mit. der coming adiiunis 1
tration! He picks ouiidt der fat?
test for himself, und remempers his
friends mit der lean ones!'
"Vhen sbnicpndy talks like dot I
feels shmilcy und soft, und 1 lap a
new keg of lager. Now, I like to
ask you if I vhas right. .My poy
Shake says I doan'tget so much as
a shmcll of office, und my oldi wo
iiiail says der poys make a foul ol
"I guess they are right."
"Doii'i you pehef I vhas der Otis
torn House f"
??Nor der Bostoffice?"
"Don't I haf some phuie at $2,000
a yea i V
"I doubt it,"
-Wasn't I even invited down to
Washington to see Cleveland go
up mit der White House!"
"Not unless you invite voitr
"Vhell! vhell! so Shake und der
old woman vhas right, und der poys
vhas putting some soft soap on me!
"Dot vhas all right, but I like to
say something, und doan'you fol?
get, him! To-night dot same growd
comes aroundt here, und somepody
vhil begin to hurrah for der next!
bostmaster. You ought to be here. J
Der dog vill be loose, and I shall;
haf two glubs handy, and you will
see fifteen men in sooch a hurry to
get oudt doors dot you pelief some
earthquakes vhas shaking nop De?
troit! Shust come arouiidt and see
how a disappointed, office-seeker
vhiil handle two glubs und a pull
Kar ruiiFrit>a only 51 a ywu.
Thero :iro two kinds of raxes?
direct and indirect. One species
of indirect; taxation is what is
styled the "Internal Revenue,"
; which taxes domesticevils; like the
liquor trade, and yield' the Gov?
ernment; an immense sum.
Hut its favorite and most profit
able " ndireot" device is the ''Tar
in*" Upon certain products and
manufactures brought to our shores
from other lands, it, lays a "duty,"
or tax, and that duty must be paid
to the proper Government officials
((tailed ??eu>fonioflic<'rs" or "custom
himseolBcers,')before the things can \
be sold in this country. On every!
pound of tigs brought to this conn ?
try, the G ?vernimmt, through its,
?vast oiu s-oflii-ers.'Volleets two cuts
Slates and slate-pencils from abroad |
must pay pay thirty cents for eve- i
ry dollar of their worth. When |
you buy these things, remember;
you sire paying much. in^ijh Lhan ;
actual v.im'es.' A''part, of 'tile-ex
cess goes into the treasury of the
United Stales as a,''duty;" or -ia-j
direct, tax" for, of course, the deal?
er who imports these articles in
chides this extra, cost in the price
charged the purchaser. You little j
folk have perhaps no idea horn
much you contribute every ye ir to|
drtray I he expenses of our grand |
republic! Dolls and toys nor made
in this country must pay thirty-j
live cents on every dollar of their:
value! Bonnets, h its, and hoods,
for men, women nndchildreo'Ciiiiesj
and walking sticks; brooms, combs,
jewelry, precious stones, musical
instruments of all kinds, playing
cards, paintings, and statuary,?
these are also roughly jostled by
this uncouth law.
f should state, however, that all
articles from abroad are not taxed.
There is what is the "Free. List,"
on which are placed certain imports
exempt from duty, such as nux
votnica, assafcerid i, charcoal, divi
di vi, dragon's blood, Bologna sau?
sages, eggs, fossils, ami other ar
tides! But the great bulk of im?
portant staples used in every day
life does not come within this fa?
vored class. Chemical products,
earthenware and glassware, metals,
wood and wooden wares, sugar ,
tobacco, provisions, cotton
and cotton goods, hemp, jute
and flax goods, wool and woolens,
silk and silk goods, book-;, papers,
etc.. and sundries,?thus reads the
This is what is called ''Protec?
tion." That is putting heavy du?
ties on f ireigu articles and com?
modities raises the [iriceoftho.se
foreign articles. ;tud compels peo?
ple io buy. instead, those made
and produced by American fmlli?
tr>.-,I-'rom "A:i;ojig the Law Ma-,
kers," by Edmund Alton, in St.
Nicholas for January.
t'ood business Hilles.
Business in - ? 11. especially those
who are thorough, prompE and
methodical, are guided oy certain
elementary principles. In sum.'
cases l.h"Se principles are forum! i
ted into simple rules, which cover
even the details of conduct.
A prominent New York banker
attributes his success in life to the
care w.ifn which he has obeyed
these phun rules:
Take rime for eating, sleeping
Don't worry. Be satisfied with
your work alter doing it well.
Never ask another to do what
vou ought to attend to personally.
Shun the slighiesi appearance of
dishonesty, as you would shun tiie
Always meet your appointments
on lime. Never late. If possible,
not much ahead id' the moment.
Doii'i taik too much. Let your
actions speak lor _>oilrsclf.
Be honest, even if you lose monet
Never let business interfere with
Remember that moiiev alone can?
not buy peace, mu- true friends, tun
a loving family.
It is re freshing, in those days oi
speculation ami iIHioiioM dealing,
to know i hat a man e.in live aceo;d
iug to the above principles andyel
make money. It shows that hou
esty and business go hand in hand.
The Editor's It use.
"Met with an accident?" said a
subscriber who was two or three
years in arrears, as he entered the,
sanctum of a rural editor. "I see:
your face is bruised and you have j
got a black eye."
-Well," said the editor with a
sigh, as he arose and began to roll
up his sleeves, "delinquent sub?
scribers must be made to pay up
somehow, but 1 sometimes come out
second best, as you see."
"Lia!" laughed the. visitor, as be i
tool: out his wallet; "I just drop-[
ped in to pay my bill."
And the editor chuckled softly to
himself after the visitor's ilepar I
tine. "Life is full of.compensations, j
Fallingowr that wood box was a!
blessing to me."
All in Quiet Way.
"I wonder the English allow
themselves to be governed by a
woman," said a citizen the other
-Why not?"said another. "Amer?
ica is governed by women! blow
do yon make that outf
'?Why, don't you see. this is a
government of the people."
"Yes; but the women have no
hand in if. The country is gov?
erned by the men."
??Certainly; and the men are gov?
erned by the women."?Bo.-tou
How Colds Are Canght.
A great many cannot .?e ? why it
is they do not take a cold wheii ex?
posed to old winds and ruin- Tiio
tact is. and it ought to he more
j generally understood, that nearly
j every cold is contracted indoors,
j ami i* nor. directly due to the cold
outside, hut to the heat inside. A
man will g, i0 bed at night feeling
as well as usual, and get up in the
morning with a royal cold. He
goes peeping around forcraeks and
keyholes, and tiny drafts. Weath?
erstrips' are procured, and the
house m id.' as tight as a fruit can.
In a few d i.ys more the whole fam?
ily has cold-i. l,et. a in in go homo
tired or exhausted, e-ita full supper
of starchy and vegetable food, oc?
cupy his mind intently for a while,
go to bod in a warm, clo?e room,
and if he doesn't have a cold in the
morning, it will be a wonder. A
drink of whiskey or a glass or two
of beet before snp^Sr will facilitate
matters -much. Feople-, swallow
more colds down their throats than
'-hey inhale or receive, from contact
with he air, no in inter how cold or
chilly it may be. L'liin, hearty sup?
pers are good to go to bed on, and
and are far more conducivc to re?
tro di.ng sleep than a glass of beer
or a dose of chloral. In Cheestim i
tionofa great many, this state?
ment is rank heresy, but; in the
light, of science, common sense and
experience, it is gospel truth", und
ail t-ho<e wii > give heed, may be
prolir.od thereby, both in this war
of escaping bad colds, and paying
doctor's bills.?Pittsb.irg Dispatch.
The que>tiou is often asked:
"How ocs deep ploughing make
the soil moisted" I believe it is
an accepted fact that wherever
warm an comes m contact with a
body cooler than itself the water in
it condenses into drops. Oa a warm
day we see it often on the outside
of a pitcher ol cold water. Fogs
and dews are m ide in this way,
and our rain, most of it, comes up
j from the gulf in those heavy cur?
rents of warm air that we frequent?
ly hive. When we pulverize the
(.soil deep the warm air, which is full
I of moisture, penetrates down and
lall through it, and the ground, be?
ing cooler than the air, condenses
the water into drops, which an
jswers in place of rain; so the deep
I er and the more we pulverize it the
more moisture it will collect from
the air. Not only that, but as
warm air is rich in food for plants
it serves in place of manure, too.
Thirty years ago there was a ter?
rible drouth in the east. Professor
M ipes, a'large market gardener
had- had-his. ground umb*rdratned
and Rilbsoiled, and bis crops, wiiere
he could, were cultivated with a
subsoil plow. A committee went
to see his place after nine weeks of
drouth, and it found everything as
flourishing as if chore had been
plenty of rain. Ifis corn (if, was
! the .'Ird of September) was estima?
ted at ninety 'hu-diel* to the acre,
while on land cultivated in the
usual way. near by. it was all burnt
The I.rest news from Africa is
that the Zulu King has the croup,
this news is doubted by m uiy. but
notwithstanding, the friends of the
king Ii iw <r:\: him a ei<eoi'Dr.
Hull's i' ?agil Syrup andcOuseqneiiC
ly know his c :re .s certain.
V? ras - Hons*.
Why s ?:.".:'.". - >: :'; ? ".;??;?"> horn*
be vpv .- '. " :? i:$oi Woo
ei>e bus >v <v:v-,wr!un:ty lor
bestilitvsKi: < i'.??*.: ? ::::::: they
shsH evi**? : u :vs:::y and clo
g.?:uv Cht1 grfii d ????<: p wsibilifies of
ie\ ,-r.i :'? \ i . i ? v.:: .:.'0::y Sawuf
We : ,-^:<-.: :.-,?> ^together too
mm- ?; c :: :\ v' j \ much to d.>. we
s.s. ::i . v.. tig aller oar crops that
biiii< money, tiiat wo have no
time to spend with [lowers, shade
tivc's. etc . ? Is toll simply ornament
the place und .'ring no money. As
. v:-n; iit'iit l'ivii, we believe
'his To bo ??? mistake: but aside
from :iie ttti.tucial side of the mat?
ter, we chink it pays to hike a iittle
time?eniisiderab!e, if necessary?
to improve the external appear
a lie*) ol our homes.
Shade trees are at the disposal
of every farmer, (lowers ami plants
are cheap and easily obtained and
cultivated, anil we believe it is a;
much every man's duty to make his
home and ids surroundings the
most beautiful and attractive place
on earth, as it is to pile up a large
fortune for the lietielit of future,
generations and lawyers. We do
not expect to come this way again,
so why not enjoy as much as we
can as we go along.
A C>Ht vYorili 5200.
Warren Gee. of Spring Lake,
.Michigan, is said ro lie the possess?
or of one of the most complete and
finest collection of United Stales
money in the country. The collec?
tion of cents embraces specimens
of every coinage from the first ro
the last, all in line condition. The
first United States cent beam the
date of 17!);>, and cents have been
coined in every year since then
with the sole exception of the year
1815. The rarest of the cents are
ihose of 17D? and LSU4. The fir?
mer is valued at-i? to *2?, according
to condition, and the hitter at 83 to
?*l?. Mr. (lee remarked: "I saw an
unusually fine 1801 cent sold in
New York a month ago for ?200. It
was- an uncirculated cent, which
had been kept in a box of cotton,
and was perfectly bright. There
i was oouip?Utwu at th?