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truckers and farmers through the col- j
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??Ua J. Ounter. John w. ?. Siackaiouo.
GUNTER & BLACKSTONE,
A TTORXE YS-A T-LA IP,
Accoxack G. IT., Va., j
will practice in the Courts of Accomack
and Northampton counties.
J>i-. H. Fletcher. Jr. Uro. F. r.arraniore 1
Flkivhktj & Pauramork,
A T T O R N IS Y S - A T - L A W ,
A.-vomatk: C. IL, Va.,
Practice in ail the courts on the East- \
ein Shore of Va. Prompt attention to
collection of claims.
lohn Seeljr, I Tpshur B. Qtilntiv,
Accumac C. R. Va. i Onancuck, Va.
NE ELY & QUINBY,
ATTO R NE YS-AT-L A W,
ACCOMAC C. IL, VA..
practice in the Courts on the Eastern
Simre of Va. Prompt attention given
to the collection of claims. !
L. FLOYD NOCK,
ATTOR N EY-AT-L A W I
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,;
ACCOXACK C. EL, Ya.,
will practice in all courts of Accomac i
and Northampton counties. Prompt
attention to all business.
JOHN W. EDMONDS,
AT TO EN EY-AT-L AW,
Accoxac C. IT.. Va.
N. J. W. LECATO,
attorney - a t - l a tr.
Will resume the practice of his profes
sion in the'Counties of Accomack and |
L. W. CH3LDREY,
Gr.NEP.AI. INSURANCE AGE N'T,
^p-All communications promptly
TP? TIIF. PVBL1C.
?r. Lewl? J. FSarmitnson b'ivlng rolurn
r-i to native ui.unlj fr'.rn Baltimore, and lo-:
c.V.oJ ?l Onaacock fi>r lan jirAi:ll.'e ??!
?tv. offer* Iii? ?errleea to the public
?$3?? He.nc a erauua!" ot ttie Haiti
^?$^5 more Colin;;'! of Denial Surgery,
' ' ' a:i<1 having had ???me ex|>erimc?
In pracMalngIlls ;>rofa??l<>n lu that city, h<j may ;
bs relied on lo execute all bis *"rk lu Oio h**i
s;yi8. u? will Tlslt Drum raoudwwn every'court.
it, and ?u -.'w-y.? he fuund ex Wn.ldy'8 Howl.
Jiaco: Market 6t., opposite bu|.lhu church j
- w*i j. UAl?.iI.\S'S05. D. n. S.
Ouaucuck. Va. ,
&t Welly Co'dMt
Carpenter and Builder,
Accomac C. TT., Va.,
Dwellings. Storehouses, Churches,
built by the day or contract, accord?
ing to t he latest styles and improve- j
ments in architecture.
Plaus and Specifications Furnished
at reasonable rates.
References?Mr. George W. Kel?
ly, Onancock: Messrs. duo. J. Black
stone and James II. Parramore, Ac-;
comae c. n., va., and other uumer- j
Agent of Patented Ready Roof?
ing, warranted not to leak. Sold
at one-half the cost of shingles.
Llorrl Tabh. I I Goo. 0. XaalU.
J. l'roM?r Tatih. ( I W. C. Dlinmook
TABB BROS., MASLIN &. CO.
CITI.ERT. OViM, 4?.,:
47 Tlspkins Place, (formerly Sharp gt.,i
ACCOMACK C. IL, VA.,
A FULL LINE OP
4.-0., &C, SzC, &rC,
fcept on hanfl fer wn> at IbvreKt prfcev
I. H. Merrill & Co.,
P?COMOKE CITY. MD.,
MEN'S, YOUTHS'. ROYS' AND
CHILDREN'S FIXE CLOTHING;
LADLES, CENTS. MISS RS AND !
'HILDRENS F! N IS SHOES,!
FAND AND MAC HI NTK sR WED;
HATS, CAPS, AND ALL KINDS,
OF CK NTS FITRNISlilNOrl
GOOHS, ROBES HORSE AND;
LAP B L A N K ET s. WHIPS,)
SATCHELS. I'M HI.'ELL as, RUB?
BER BOOTS AND SHOES, &C.
vVp avail ourselves of this meansof ad-1
vising the citizens of Accomac and
Northampton comities that we have
made large additions to our stuck, and,
are now ready for the fall and winter
trade. We buy largely direct from maa- (
ufactnrers and f?*el safe in sayingthat!'
oar stock of KEADY-MADE CLOTH- 4
INC. BOOTS,SHOES. HATS. CAPS,
GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, is 1
without a superior biith in style and 1
? uality on this peninsula. Prices close 11
for meritorious/.goods. When von visit 11
i'ocomoke City, don't fail to call and see
our goods and prices. Your presence
will always he appreciated, and .yourH
ciinitnaads by mail will have our '.test at-1
lention. Kemeaiber we keeo an im-;'
meuse stock, and sell low for cash. 11
I'ocomoke City, Md.
Francis Albert. Frederick Albert. :
Cutlery and Guns, !
No. i North Howard Street,
t&SPEC/AL A TT EXT 10 !i GIVEH TO ORDERS. '
HENRY C. LEWIS,
Accomac C. U., Va.,
AFFKRS HIS SERVICES tot!ie!f
? public, and is prepared to build;'
houses of every kind and descrip-1*
tion at moderate rate**.
Satisfactory reference as to his:
skill as a workman can ami will be;
cheerfully given when desired.
Grand, Upright and Square.
The Superiority <-,f the "St Jeff" Pianos u
reeugnlie? and acknowledged by U:? lil^!i?et
UtnMcal nnUi"r!U>?. and '.In- demand i-ir Hiera Ib
?teadily lnere?4l~:ii; as their meriu are bsouaiing
iaore extensively Luowu.
Over all American and many Euro?
pean rivals at the
Have the Endorsement of over
100 different Colleges. Schools and
|As to their Durability.
j f bey are Perfect Ip Tone, and Work
in rqi.Ii I p. and Klcffnut in
A large Assortment of Second-hand
Pianos Always on Hand.
General Wholesale Agents for
Ssg"Send for Illustrated Tiano or Or
CHAS. M. STIEFF,
No. 9 North Liberty Street,
IT. Beats. Bro., & Co.
Accomac county, Va.,
General Merchandise, Lumber.
Shingles, Laths, Railing, Well
Tubing, Lime, Furniture,
Fertilizers, Sc., &c.
E3P*Funiiture sold at Baltimore
prices, stock of building material
large, and shipments cau be con?
veniently made to any point on
i Entfern Strorc.
STANDS AHEAD OF ALL OTHERS
In Quality and Simplicity.
It IQS SO RiV?l.to put it'Town,1 but
It Stahds Bold at the Front:
Having sold n'ver*400 in 1881,1882 and
shows that the
People of Accomac Appreciate Its Mer/ts.
I can seil you other machines for less
price. Singer pattern, drop leaf and two
drawers.; forf$2500; d+i_n, Domestic,
lloweand any other pal tern. Will sell
the itoval St. John; drop leafand six (fi)
Irawers. for on. hut I cannot put
THE WtfyiTC with these inferior
IIIS SHSI ? machines, as to the
price. Having soil machines for nearly
'onrteen years, gives me a chance to
snow something of the tricks which
itliers practice on those who are not
Misted in machimtry* If
f?n Want a Good Sewi?E MacM??
:omc and see me., or write to me. and T ?
IV ILL-SELL YOU ANY M.V'UIXK
thatcail he |K)UKht|Ti|S IfilUiTII
i)ut none so good as 1 81 sw ssfi B ?.?
Also, a large stock of FUUN lTl'HK, I
MATTRESSES. Ac.', on hand. Repair-1
ingof Furniture, Pictures Framed, or
mythinc else in our Hue promptly stt-J
tended to. COFFINS, CASKETS and i
LTtlMMJNGS for sale
P. H. PKNNKWiOLl.,
Eastern Shore Steamboat Company I
On and after s?ni!?jr. !V?v. 30lh. 5*.?s,
Saturday ezrepted) win run tlinlr steamers, as
'olio w*. leaving South street Wharf at SU>0o'clock
Steamer K4KTERV ATI ORK,
CAM. G. A. BATNOK.
Jtinday for Crlafleld. HofiTnmn's, Evans*, Hoggs", ,
Read's, Iiavls" Miles", Hhlelds', Huncar'e and t
THyinr,*, Relurniott^-Leave Tr.ylor's ??ery
Tuesday at 6 a. m.. touching at Hie above,
landings Including ISOggavllle, at llio usual
ffeiln<*day for Orl*neld; TaiiKier hland. Bore*.
Till?. Huffman's, Evan's Bosch', Gullford and '
Hunting Ore*>*. Returning?Leave Hunting
Creek ?v<ry Friday nt T.'t l t. M., flu.ll ford 9.00, !
Bnci**vIUe 13 Xoon, audthe other.lanJings at ;
the usual hours..
0.4 ft. >>. H. WlUSOS,
Fueaday and Frt lay forCrUflold, Ftnney's,
oimncnck. Pitt?' Wharf. Cedar Hall, Rehobotb.
Pocomoke City and Snow Hill,
itatumlng?Leave snow Kill every Hondayand
Thursday at * a. m.. touching at the above land?
ings at the usual hours
.-j,AU SteiaMrs lei-e Crlcfleld for Baltl
Idr more, oa 'arrival of last down train.
Freight and passenger* recnlved fur ?11 points
in the N. Y.. Phil?. <ind Norfolk, Wlcnrnlco and
Poeonioke, and Delaware, Maryland und Vir
Positively no freight received after f> p, m.
ind must he prejiald to all points, oscepi
>n the S.T. Phlla, and .V..rf"!k Railroad.
P. R. CLARK. General Asent,
105 South street, Ualilmore.
G. B. PARSONS,
Accomac county. Va.,
MASTFR BUILDER & CONTRACTOR.
Offers his services to the public and is
prepared to build houses of every kind and
description hv the dav or contract. AT
ANY POINT ON THE EASTERN
SHORE. "Plans ami Specifications
furnished when desired at reasonable
He can give liest of references and
will furnish security, when necessary.
1 rA L ?A BLE R EA L EST A TE
My farm at Metompkin Station |
on the NewYork.Philadelphia and
Norfolk Railroad containing IGOj
acres of high land and located Iii
miles from Leemont in Accomac
county, Virginia, will be sold at
private contract upon easy terms.
This tract of land is exceedingly
valuable as a farm, having on it
two settlements one comprising a
new two-story dwelling house ami
and all necessary out buildings
and the other a large tenant house
good out buildings, with a soil of|
light chocloate loam producing not
only all the cereals but the sweet
potato aud oilier truck product to
perfection. As a speculation to be j
sold in lots, this property can be
made very profitable. The railway j
station situated thereon is one of!
the principal on the said road and
lots are now in great demand.
BENJAMIN F. PA HKS,
Metompkin P. O., Accomac Co. Va.
GE0. TV. AltDELL & P>U0.,
B L ACKSMITHIJNTG-,
in all its branches done at their
place of business promptly, cheap?
ly and in a workmanlike manner.
21crse Shoeing a specially.
Our numerous patrons in every
part of the Eastern Shore are given
as reference as to our proficiency
:u this class of work.
F. W. BYRD,
Jas. Myer & Co..
AN'P DEALERS IN'
Tobacco, Cigars and Pipes
TK!U<;S THAT ISFVF.K Dir.
T)i? pure, the hrlirht, Iho beautiful
That stirred mir heirts In youth,
Tliri impulse of a ir?nllaM pr trot,
Tlui dream at [uro and truth.
The loiitrlnc after stencilling lust,
Ttir ?i.Irli'H yearnluc ory.
Tlit> striving arter littler hopes?
Thane things Hitull uover ,11?.
The timid hand stretched furtli in a!il
A bruUier In Ms imud,.
The kindly word in crl?f'? dark hour
Tinti proves M fi le i I Indeed;
Tho plea, tor m??rey, softly broathod,
VTIirn JiiHilre IhrnuieiiH nlijli,
Tli- sorrowlugs of aruntriiii heart?
Thu.so lUiut* ?hall never dir.
Lot nothing pan, for every hand
linst Oud some work to do;
Lose uoi t% iSianoet?i waken love;
lie firm >in<l Ju-i ami true;
Bo shall n light ihal cannot fade
Beam on llioefroin im H'.trli,
And angel voices nay to Uieo,
"TlieeeUiU<gi) eau uevor die."
?The 0 lardluu.
NOT SO EASILY WON.
"You seem comfortably sure of
"Well, why not, my dear Jack,
wlim I've onlv to ask, aad the lit?
tle lady is mine? I'm immensely
taken wirb her, and I've bung off
The dip of advancing oars then
drowned the rest of the sentence,
hut Miss Daisy Campbell in her
hammock behind the alders had
heard enough to destroy her peace.
Fearful of betraying her presence
by the movement of a finger, the
girl lay rigid as marble, watching
with strained eyes two fragiant
bine wreaths of siri'oke gliding past
her retreat, till through an opening
in the bushes further up the brook
she caught a fleeting glimpse of a
bitch canoe beneath the smoke,
and of the smokers, too gay sun?
burned youths with guns and fish
iugrods. Tom Raymond sat in the
stern, tall, handsome Tom, who had j
but now boasted of his ea-y con
quest of herself. In that moment
of wounded pride and tierce, indig?
nation MissDaisy thought that she
could have cheerfully seen him
'??Oh, she's a daisy,' hummed
.lack McKeen; and as the mocking
tenor smote her ear the quivering
listener thought she could have seen j
.lack drown, too?the saucy, idle
tell tale! Why need he proclaim to
the Iritis of the air and the tishes
of the water that the lady in ques
tion, Tom's little lady to be had
fur the asking, was no other than
herself, Mix Bluut's city niece, lit?
tle niece, little Daisy Campbell!?
How indelicate, outrageous!
Ami yet the song hurt her far less
than Tom's Tunis. It' Tom Ray
mood, could speak so lightly ot'her,
why might not Jack sing w hat he
pleased, and all Oakland listen.' So
that was the way Tom was in the
habit of talking about her! She
bad heard before that young men
by themselves wore execs.1 rely
free in discussing their lad jl'.eiids,
and now she had proof of the fact.
Unmannerly, detestable creatures,
'?'I've only to ask, and the little
lady's mine,1 those were his very
words,'' moaned hapless little Dai
sy, biding her hot face among the
hammock cushions in an agony of
humiliation. She had always felt
that if Tom had a faul! it was self
conceit, but she wouldn't have be?
lieved he could be so conceited as
this. What had she said or done
to warrant his boastful assertion!
She would challenge Aunt Abhy,
she would challenge Tom's sister,
to say that she had ever been silly
with Tom. If there bad been any
silliness, it bad been ou her side,
unless?truthful Daisy winced at
the recollection?unless?well, per?
haps fche did let Tom hold her hand
an instant longer than necessary
the day he helped her over the
fence, and she wished she Ir.d not
clung to him in the thunder-storm.
Rut at eighteen what girl likes to be
a prude! Though, for that matter,
had she not more thau once during
their summer's acquaintance suub
bed Tom lor trying to make love to
her! Still, he'd only to ask, and
the little lady was his. That was
his version of the story, and he had
gloated over it to Jack. Daisy
lifted her tousled brown head defi?
antly, and sat bolt upright.
"i won't be crushed?I will not!"
she cries aloud, dashing her tears
right and left. UFII go to Pinafore
to-night just as il I'd overheard
nothing, and if he chooses to ask
fur the little lady, why, lie may.?
She's sure of h r own mind at last.
She'll have her answer ready."
Springing from the hammock,
j Miss Daisy walked with martial
I tread through the gaiden into the
kitchen to help Aunt Abby shell
the peas tor dinner.
"You must have been lying in the
sun, child," said the lady, glancing
up iroin the pan in her lap. "It's
bad lor your eyes and bad for your
complexion. 1 don't believe that's
a good place for the hammock."
"It's a horrid place," responded
Daisy, falling savagely to work.?
"j'm going to ask Abram to hang
it where it was before."
Abram was the intermittent hell?
of the Bluut establishment, who
carried ou the farm and came night
and morning to milk the cow. From
the day she became a visitor in the
household he had been Miss Daisy's
willing slave, and now that Mr.
Blunt was temporarily absent, the
honest servitor took it upon him?
self to look in at odd hours "to see
if Miss Blunt and that posy faced
little niece of hers needed doiuy
"Maybe fresh buttermilk will
ihelp that sunburn," pursued Mrs,
I?lunt, still misinterpreting the
realise of Mirs Daisy's heightened
color. "I'd try it. You'll hate to
go to the falls ax red as a hollyhock"."
; f hate to leave you alone so late
in the evening.auntie,"s tiil Daisy,
throwing a handful of empty pods
at the chickens by the door stone,
"f'nijafraid you'll be nervous about
the tramp that called this morning.'
"Xonsense, my dear. I'm not, ou
of the nervous sort. I always stay
by myself nights when your uncle
goes to his lodge meeting-'. If!
get tired and sleepy, I lock the
doors and go to bed. When I lie
on my good ear I can't hear a sound,
you know, and your uncle can come
in without waking me."
"But how does he get in!"
"Oh, he takes a key; we have two
for the front door. There's the ex?
tra one over the clock. You'd hor
| ter have it to-night; then, if I don't
'feel like sitting up for you, I won't
You won't be likely to...get0 home
By-twilight Mis-; Daisy's crimson
had softened into sea-shell pink.?
Aunt Abby flattered herself that
she hail never seen the child hand?
somer than when, in filmy draper?
ies, she floated down the piazza
steps to Tom Raymond's waiting
?'The irifatua'ed boy looks'as if
he was beholding an angel from
heaven," muttered the pleased
Iady,, who dearly loved Tom. But
she said, prosaically; "Do drive
carefully, Tom. Daisy, did you lake
"Yes, Auntie, it's in my pocket."
"Foeket??can they put pockets
in sen-foam?" laughed Tom. tuck ing
the linen lap-robe about the y< ung
lady's billowy flounces. "I fee .my
self quite inadequate to the c .re of
thisjIurTy elegance, Mrs. B nut, 1
do assure yon."
"But. it's his; has only to isk ami
it's all his," thought Miss ~Daisy,
scornfully, as she bade her aunt a
gay good bye.
In the winde rogion roundabout
there was not a lovelier drive than
this fiv*> miles between Oakland
and Oakland Falls. Taking it by
moonlight, on a, perfect July even?
ing, with a fascinating young lady
by Iiis side, and a spirited horse
obedient to his will, Tom Raymond
mentally acknowledged that the
conditions were favorable, for en?
joyment. He had been planni"??
this tete-a-tete tor days: indeed i
had gone so far as to formulate cei
tain momentous spreche-! to be de
livered ou this occasion, hut with
the strongest desire to lead the con?
versation into sentimental chan?
nels, he was continually babied by
an intangible something in Miss
Daisy's manner. He spoke of a
lovely !>ird he was mounting cspe
oi..i!4~rV)i" herself,?lud ched;<<unnr>ed
of the swallows in Aunt Abby's
obimney; he hinted at man's craving
for affection, and she deplored
Abrain'.-* craving for drink; he
quoted Aurora Leigh, and she cited
Mother Goose. She sang unusually
like Deacon Shed, mimicked'Squire
Eddy's late Fuurth-of-July oration,
and, in a wont, was as captivating,
frivolous and reckless as a heavy
hearted giil well could oe. A-.she
passed Grace Raymond in the hall,
that young lady whispered to Jack
McKeen that Daisy Campbell was
the bellewf the. audience.
"With one exception, of course,"
amended gallant Jack.
Proud, sensitive little Daisy!
Siie pretended to listen to the mu?
sic; but from Lord Admiral to Lit
tie Buttercup the euliie company
seemedato her to be chanting, "I've
only to ask, to ask, to ask?I've
only to ask for the little lady."
Her very fan kept tune to this re
frrtin. She was thankful when the
opera ended. For all that, on the
homeward drive she wished her
self back in the hall. It was so
bard to meet Tom's lover like gaze
with indifference, to school her
warm, wayward heart against his
tenderness, so precious but yester
day! At Ii ist she strove bravely to
maintain her former vivacity, but
her liveliest sallies fell unheeded.
The slogan was in the air. Daisy
knew Tom bad somelhing.particu?
lar to say. Ah, well, for that mat?
ter, so had she. Clasping hei cold
little hands together resolutely,
she waited in silence.
"Daisy, I've been thinking?"
"Dangerous symptoms,my young
friend; let the doctor prescribe."
"I'm going back to the medical
school next week, Daisy."
"So soon?"?in a tone of cool re?
"And I want- to ask yon, Daisy."
"I've only to ask, and the little
lady's mine," prompted taunting
memory, kindling in Daisy's eyes
a dangerous lire.
Notwithstanding his vaunted as?
surance, Tom hesitated over the
vital question, fidgeting with the
reins till the horse rebelled and
started off at a canter. Having
soothrd the animal's ruffley feel?
ings, Tom began afresh.
"Well, Mr. Raymond!"
"Now, Daisy, you promised to
call me Tom."
"Did I! It isn't half so pretty a
name as Mr. Raymond."
"I'm glad if you like my name,
Daisy. 1 wish you'd take it Iokeep."
"You're too generous, Tom. I'm
not a strong-minded woman.?
Shouldn't want to be called Mrs.
"Don't tease, Daisy. You know
what I mean. I'm just, dying to
make you Mrs. Raymond, my be
loved little wife."
"1 -honhl have to die if you did,
Tom. 'Beloved wives' are always
"Do be serious, Daisy. Yon
I must know I've been in love with
. you from the first day 1 saw you."
"Ali," thought Daisy, with curl-;
i ing bp, "it I hadn't flayed eaves-1
dropper, what; a happy little sim?
pleton I might be!" "Serious, Torn?" j
she said aloud: -'I'm literally ser- J
ions as the grave. You've made!
m .lay at Oakland very pleasant;
y .'ve given me glorious drives and
ids and I'm uo end obliged'. But
in "gard to this new favor you
pro ose to coufer upon me, no, no,
Tor, I must decline it, thank you."
"i vor! Really, Daisy, I fail to
see now I've provoked that sir
"Let's not talk about it, Tom.?
Ah, we're nearly home.''
'?But, Daisy, I must talk about
it," pleaded Tom, seizing her hand.
"Do you mean you never can care
for me? Oh, Daisy, Daisy, don't
His manner was eager, his tone!
perilously sweet, though now at the
door, lie made no movement to |
alight; it seemed as if he could not |
?'let Daisy-'^/l^iir'sh'e--had-promised j
to love h' ..
'?Don' be absurd, Tom," cried |
she, al >st besiile"herself with the I
fear 1cm she might yield in spite of
everything. "I'll never marry you
?never! never! Why, Tom Ray?
mond. I'd as soon m irry that hen !
To do Daisy justice, she hardly '
knew what she said. Hont on con?
vincing h^r ovcrwise lover that she
was not h . to be had for the ask?
ing, slip ml hurled the ben coop
into her ?enreilcc simply for em-J
phasis. It woiinrfcd Tom beyond!
all exp ssion. To offer himself to
a youi lady as a husband, only to!
be, rejected by her as a hen-coop?j
this he felt was loo much for Inf
man natur* to bear. Without fur?
ther dallying he helped Daisy dis-1
mount, and drove away with a curt
Wretched Miss Daisy gazed af?
ter him with lack-lustre eyes; feel?
ing as spiritless as a glass of yea-1
ferday's soda water. How angry
he must have been to have left her
to unlock the door for herself!
Am!, oh, dear, what ailed the
key! Would it never, never turn?!
Oh, for strong fingers!?Corn's h'u-i
gers! Presently it dawned upon j
Daisy that there must be some ob?
struction in the lock. By the aid i
of the moon she peeped in at the.
keyhole and saw the trouble. In
locking the door on the inside aunt j
Ah by hail forgotten to remove the j
key! Daisy pulled the bell frantic?
ally till the peals echoed through |
every room, pulled it till she broke
the wire, but no sound of answer
ing footsteps came. Far away in
the north chamber aunt Abby was
laying on her good car, sleeping
The sleep of the. innocent.
"She never hears anything when ;
?die's on -r left side," groaned j
Daisy, " .(I she may not turn over!
lor the ght. Oh, what shall I do? j
SLo ossed pebbles against her i
nun' Casement, and shouted her
name 'gain and again; then desis?
ted injsuddeii terror. What it the
tramp were sfill lurking in the
neighborhood, and should appeal
at ber call! She flitted around the
bouse liko u. midnight ghost, only
lo lind every door and window last
/She looke in at the lighted dining!
loom, anc the appetizing lunch
nwaiti?g / r reminded her that she
Mas laiat id had eaten uo sup i
Hungry and hopeless at midnight
|n th" country, where tramps-were,
find where po ce were not! Here
was a sitnatio i for a girl delicately
/eared and n turally timid! The
only light to b 'seen in the village
was at Dr. R i monds, a quarter ol
a mile away. )aisy kuew it must
have been left burning for Grace ?
mil Tom. Grace could not have
?een home long, for she and Jack
ad come the long road by the 1
"If I can only get there before I'
the lamp goes out!" murmured 1
Daisy, speeding along the street.?
What could she do better than to
beseech the Raymonds to shelter i
her! She knew no other family so
well, and, besides, no other famiiy
was awake. After what had pass-'
ed, she shrank from meeting Tom,
but she sin aid lar more from meet
ing the tramp whom her excited
fancy was perpetually evolving
from the shadows. What with fear
and haste, she reached the thresh
hold breathless. Pushing open the
hall door, little vagrant that she
was, she stole in upon Grace, busy
ill securing the parlor shutters.
"Hush, Grace; don't scream?
don't rouse anybody," she cried in
a hysterical whisper. "1 thought
maybe you'd let me sleep with you.
I'm locked out."
"Locked out, poor dear!"
"Yes; I'll tell you all about it
presently. Can't I go upstairs first?
I'm so tir- !"
"You're vhite as a sheet, bird
kin. Run p to my room. I'll fol?
low as su< as Tom comes in. He I
is at the / ible feeding Lady."
"Hasn\ Pom told you of his lit-]
tie Lady, the lovely filly Uncle
Lzra has given bim? She came
while we were at ?Pinafore."'
"His little Lady!"
"Papa thought Uncle Ezra would
better keep her till Tom was grad?
uated; but Uncle pets Tom, and he
said Tom might ?? well have her at
Dai heard <, ising of a dis?
tant ;.l :au tii ; ? Ireain dreams
too en sed ?'>; ? ?: ? il.
As; was i. - gout of the
house the ??a1 .> lorning she
came > Ter, looKing glum and
"I beg your pardon, Tom, for
what I said last night?about the
hen coop, you know," she whisper?
ed, in dimpled confusion. "I was
awfully uaughty. I take it all
"And will yon take back all the
rest, Daisy?" implore-1 Tom, cheer?
ed b.v her blushes.
"Hush! Can't, ?top, Tom," said
she, with an evasive 1 nigh. lil
must take myself back now to aunt
"You must do no such thing,
Daisy Campbell," said Torn, stout?
ly, his clouded mind precipitately
illumined by the coquettish sparkle
III her eye. "By your leave, mad
am, I shall take you back to aunt
Abby myself, and I shall ask her to
lock you in next time, and keep
you for me. Come, the carriage, isj
ready. We'll ride with the little
Beautr and Dress.
Chiftf among the absnrditit* .ut
ter*ul about women is thai of
charging her with a peculiar and
inordiiia>- love ofcdress, ? We-"have
as many coxcombs as we have co?
quettes. The latter may be charm?
ing; the former are always absurd.
There are no incongruities in cos?
tume, no frivolity in fashion, no
vulgar gaudiness of tinsel, no glar?
ing extravagance of figure, no fin?
ical measures of detail perpetrated
by woman which have not found a
coiiufernart in the habiliments of
man. Even if it. were true that
woman has a greater love of dress
than man, there is one defense for
her. Ol.l Auacrcoii says, "Nature
has given to woman the empire of
beauty;" is it not quite natural that
she should seek for weapons to pre?
serve her empire} Well is it when
she employs them with taste und
None but the envious despise
the gift of lovMiticss. As there are
different styles of beauty, so dif?
ferent styles of dress will be more
or less becoming; and as a mercen?
ary sequence, a woman's natural
and legitimate desire to appear to
the best advantage will lead her to
seek such an attire as will enhance
her natural charms. It would be
hard to believe any woman who
|iroclaiuis an indifference to her
personal appearance. We should
consider her very affected or very
selfish. Lore of approbation, when
not in excess, is a desirable attrib?
ute. There-is no man, moreover,
who will uniformly deny to worn in
the right to invest, herself with aii
becoming and suitable adornment.
Whatever philosophers may cynic
illy sa\ or write i:i their studies
iguiust the vanity of woman's ap?
parel, they recant at once when they
sonic into her presence.
There is much to be said on the
score of consistency, as to the time
place wid station; but the term ola
"well-dressed woman" comprehends
these details of propriety?for r?o
woman is well-dressed who commits
herself to incongruities. Indeed,
the dress of the fair sex is a pretty
[Total index of the mind, and every
grotesque indulgence meets with
its adequate reward from their
own sisterhood, if not from men.?
There may be exceptions to the
rule of judging by the outer gar?
ments. -There are such things as
female pirates, who hang out false
lights to entrap unwary mariners,"
?$iys an animated writer; "it is only
to be hoped that sooner or later
they may catch a Tartar on their
coasts. Of all the various deuomi
nations of swindlers who practice
?n the goodness or the weakness
if mankind, that woman is the
basest who is a dandy during court?
ship and a dowdy after marriage."
?Hearth and Home.
Die Silrer Dollars ia the Treasury.
The Washington correspondent
if the Philadelphia Ledger says:?
?Few persons, perhaps, have any
conception of the vastness of the
silver now held by the United
States in the form of standard sil?
ver dollars. The fiscal affairs of the
government have been conducted
m so magnificent a scale during
and since the war of the rebellion
that the public, have coo* oregard
the sum of fifty millio . r one hun?
dred million dollars as an ordinary
matter of government admin is tra
tioii, and we are so familiar with
the more convenient forms of cur?
rency in our personal affairs that
we do not stop to contemplate the
bulk and weight of this steadily in?
creasing silvei deposit which finds
lodgment in the Treasury. As pre?
viously stated, there is now held by
the Treasurer 13G,UU0,<?0<) silverdol
lar pieces. This is a large sum of
money in any form, but it is only
when reduced to pounds and tons
that an intelligent idea is obtained
as to its bulk and weight. When
it is known that the weight of the
silver dollars now held by the gov?
ernment is !),7.jS.!K>U pounds and
that this enormous weight is being
increased at the rate of 1,7LS,G1N
pounds per annum, the public will
better appreciate the folly of con
linning in force the silver act of
February, 1S7S. The vast quantity
of silver which is troublingTreas
ury officials to properly take care of
represent* over 4,809 tons of 2,0UU
pound* each, and if placed in the
ordinary carts used for transport?
ing coal forlaigecities,would make
a. procession fourteen miles long,
assigning one ton to each cart and
allowing l? feet of space for the
movement of each vehicle. When,
in addition to this, it is stated that
the Treasury is receiving eacb
month 71 cart loads of silver discs,
ami that SSO tons are be?
ing annually added to the stock of
silver on.band, the bulk and weight
as well as the force, and effect of
the silver act of 1S7.S will be better
understood and appreciated. The
above figures do not include the sil
ver bullion and fractional silver
coins held b\ the Treasury. Of the
latter there is now on baud
000,000, and of the former, $4,000,
000, the aggregate weight of which
is 1,217 tons, thus making the total
weight of silver now in the Treasury
Wit and Humor,
A husband at home is worth two
in a saloon.
A cross bow?The beau that has
just received the mitten.
"Cold?" said a Minnesota man.?
j "Well, 1 should say so. We had to
[give tiie stove four doses ofqui
! nine yesterday to keep it from
shaking the lid-i off."
The one redeeming feature of
Mormonism is that it does not
throw thef burden of the.support of
a husband upon one woman.
While her mother was taking a
fly out of the butter .little Daisy.
iaj&ed^jtf?; that- a... bottte^fiyiraanfi???
im,,r.'/- ?" -r- '?' V ?'* "?
A fool and his gun are soon par?
ted, especially when Ihi former
blows down the muzzle of the lat?
ter to see if it is loaded.
A compositor in this office setup
"the least of the pentecost" so that
it read "the feet on the petticoat."
Funeral to-morrow afternoon.
"Very cold last night. Mr. Tau?
send,"observed the reporter, "Cold!
[Should say so. Weut home; lit
the caudle: jumped into bed; tried
to blow out candle; couldn't do it;
blaze frozen: h id to break it off,"
replied Mr. Towusend.
"Reports from the various parts
ot the country show that game is
more abundant now than it has
been for several month-! oast. The
principal varieties we understand,
are euchre, draw -poker ami seven
??Well." said an Irish attorney.?.
"If it plaze the court, if lam wrong
in this, 1 have another point that
is equally conclusive.
"A nervous girl" wants to know
how to cure a tickling sensation
about the face. Get him to shave
"Your father is worth at lea6t
half a million," said lie to his jeal?
ous sweetheart. "That is true,"
she murmured. "And yet you
doubt my love," he replied, in an
Lady (to a small boy with a dog)
?"Johnny, does that dog bark at
nig iff' Johnny (who is a connois?
seur in dogs)?"No, ma'am; he only
harks at cats and other dogs."
A sweet gushing poetess asks
plaintively: "How do the roses
fade?" Although we have not read
up very much on tue subject, we
feel that we truthfully answer,
Breathes there.a man with sonl
so dead, who never to himself hath
said, "I'll go and paint the city red!"
and when the inky night has lied,
rose trom his hard and painful bed,
and said, "Oh. heavens, what a
If you say no, mean no. Unless
you have a good reason for
changing a given command, hold
Take an interest in your child?
ren's amusements; mother's share
in what pleases them is a great de?
Remember that trifles to you are
mountains to them; respect their
Keep np a standard of princi?
ples; your children are your judges.
Be honest with them in small
things as well as in great If you
cannot tell them what they wish to
know, say so rather than deceive
As long as possible, kiss the
children good night after they are
in bed: they like it, and it keeps
them very close.
Bear in mind that yon are largely
responsible for your child's inher?
ited character, and be patient
with l hem.
[fyou have lost a child, remem?
ber that for the one that is gone
there is no more to do; but for
those left, everything.
Make your boys an I girls study
physiology; when they are ill try to
m.ike them comprehend why, how
the complaint arose and the reme?
dy so far as you know it.
Live for Somelfciug.
Thousands of men breathe, more
and live?pass" off the stage of Iii?
and are. heard ot no more. Why?
They did not a particle of good in
the world; and none were blessed
by them, none could point to them
as the instruments of their redemp?
tion: not a line they wrote, not a
word they spoke could be recalled,
and so they perished their light
went out. in darkness, and they
were not remembered more than
the insects of yesterday. Will you
thus live and die, O man immorial?
?Live for .something. Do good
and leave behind you a monument
of virtue that the storm of time can
never destroy. Write your name
by kindness, love and mercy, on
the. hearts of the thousands yon
come in contact with year by year,
and you will never be forgotten.?
No, your name, your deeds, will be
as legible on the hearts you leave
; behind, a." the stars on the brow of
i evening. Good deeds will shine a
j brightly, on the earth as the st
of heaven.?Dr. Chalmers.
Expressions of grat:
part of the public r
pressive and sole
to know that t'