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JUDGE GEO. T. GARRISON,
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Office?Market St., near Baptist church,
Accomack county, Ya.
BLACKSTONE & BELL,
Accomack C. H., Ya.,
a full line of
&C, fcC., &c, &c,
kept on hand for sale at lowest price*.
The undersigned, in the interest
of the VALLEY MUTUAL LIFE
and VIRGINIA FIRK AND MA?
RINE Insurance Companies, will
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carried by good companies. All
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Eastville, <>r Shady Side, North?
ampton county, Ya.
Accomac county, Ya.
A. W. Kellas, Proprietor.
ACCOMMODATIONS FlBST CLASS.
Livery Stables attached, and trav?
elers conveyed to any point on tb?
IViiinmil? of Virginia.
Rupert X. iJljristian
WA CIIAPREA G ?E, VA.
Bricklayer & Plasterer,
Offers his services to the public by
the Day or Contract. Will furnish all
material when desired. Ha has had sever?
al years experience as a practical work?
man and wffl gnrantee satisfaction.
Accomac County, Virginia,
Wish to call the attention of the farm
ers of Accomac and Northampton
counties to their different Rrades of
Pure Fish Guano,
all of which they are prepared to supply
those wishing a first class fertilizer.
They have established a depository at
Custis' Wharf, Powelton, where farm
ers.may purchase in quantities to suit.
Trices until further rocice, as follows
Two-thirds dry 20 Of \ .
For further particulars, call on or ad? |
E. B. FINNE Y, Agent,
Accomac coimtv, Va.
STANDS AHEAD OF ALL OTHERS
In Quality and Simplicity.
It has us Rival .to put it down, hut!
It Stands Bold at the Front.
Having sold over 400 in 1881,1SS2 and
1SS3, shows that the
People of Accomac Appreciate Its Merits,
I can seil you other machines for less
price. Siiifcer pattern, drop leaf and two
drawers, for $25 00; Wilson, Domestic,
Howe and any other pattern. "Will sell
the Royal St. John, drop leaf and six (6)
drawers, for $W*.0O, hut 1 cannot put
TUC WSJ ITC w'itl> these inferior
I fib if Ul I ? machines, as to the
price. Having sold machines for nearly
fourteen years, (rives me a chance to
know something of the tricks which
others practice on those who are not
posted in machinery. If
come and see me. or write to me. and I
WILL SELL YOU ANT MACHINE
that can he bought,
hut none so good as
Also, a large stock of FURNITURE,
MATTRESSES. &c., on hand. Repair?
ing of Furniture, Pictures Framed, or
anything else in our line promptly at?
tended to. COFFlNS, CASKETS and
TRIMMINGS for sale.
R. H. PENNEWELL,
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
It gives ns pleasure to announce
that wo have completed arrange?
ments direct with a Large Carpet
Manufacturer in New York, by
which we can show a very large
assortment of Carpets selected with
the greatest care from a Stock of
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS,
Thereby saving our customers
the wholesale dealers or job?
bers intermediate profits. It in
eludes the most beautiful de
signs of Velvets, Brussels and
Ingrains, as well as all the less
expensive grades of Carpets.
We show you this immense stock
through a new and very practi?
cal invention, called Croft &
"PATENTED CARPET EXHIBITOR"
So constructed that we can ex?
hibit a very large number of sam?
ples within 5 minutes, and show a
continuous floor covered from each
sample of half a yard.
As we are relieved from any loss
by remnaDrs or depreciation in val?
ue of stock by old unsalable pat
terns and do not require any extra
floor room or investment of capital,
we can afford to send for and sell
AT LOWER PRICES
than the same qualities are even
sold for in New York or elsewhere.
We can always show you the
newest designs as soon as they ap?
"Carpets cut to fit the room, also
made up if desired."
Verv respectfully yours,
O. J. LUCAS,
Dealer In General Merchandise,
Browne, Jacob <fc Co.,
ACCOMAC C. H., VA.
Fruit and Trucking lands, improved
and unimproved of BO, 163, 225, 349 and
600 acres eligibly located on the line of
the N. Y.. P. &N. It. It, NOW for sale
Also, foursea-side farms with oysters,
fish aud wild fowl privihges unsur?
passed on easy terms.
And town lots for business men at the
new stations on the railroad constantly
on hand at reasonable rates. Send for
Cedar Island Guano.
The cheapest fertilizer on the
market according to results ascer?
tained by the fanner and chemist.
Dr, W j. Gascoyxk, Chemist.
Moisture ciet. at 100c.10.26
Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.17
Reverted Phosphoric Acid. 6.46
Available Phosphoric Acid. B.?S
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.45
CEDAR ISLAND GUANO is a
complete manure, containing all the
elements of good plant food, and in
proper proportions, to sustain veg?
etation through the entire period
of its growth, and brings crops to
their full maturity. It has been
found especially good on j>eas, jk>
tatoesand onions, and has given
equal satisfaction on corn ami
grass. It is fully up to thestandard
of last year, and is registered in
Virginia. It is now ready for de?
ORRIS A. BROWNE,
Accomac C II., Va.
Catt. O. A. Browns? Dear Sin?
I used half a ton of your "Cedar Island
Guano" last year on Corn and can say
that it doubled my crop in corn and fod?
der, and my neighbors and all oth?rs
who passed the field can testify to it.
It was on very poor land. I think it
puid me well?would like to use two or
three tons this year. Very Truly Yours.
George S, Mapp.
Bobtown, January, 26, 1883,
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
potatoes, and I am perfectly weh satis?
fied with the result. I also" used it on
Onions and other vegetables with the
l>est result W. J. Fosque.
Sturgis P. 0.
Mk. Browne:?I tried your Cedar Is?
land Guano last Spring on Sweet Pota?
toes, alongside of other fertilizers, and
think it nearly doublex' l yield of any
other used. In fact, i I had not used it
at all, my potatoes would not have been
worth dipping. John J. Ward.
Hadlock, January, 29, 1SS5.
Capt. O. A. Browne;?Drau sin::
I used half a bag of your Cedar Island
Guano last year on Sweet Potatoes, and
can truly say it excel* any fertilizer I
ever used. If I bad used it more exten?
sively I am confident it would have
doubled my crop, Will try it again next
season. H. C. Johnson,
Willis1 Wharf, January, 29,1885.
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
and Jrish Potatoes and Corn. On the
Irish it was fully equal to Peruvian
Guano, and better than any other fertil?
izers- On the Sweets and Corn it was
equal to any fertilizer I have ever used,
Accomac C. II. Va. Thos. Beasley,
I used Cedar I?land Guano on Irish
Potatoes, next to PeniTian guano, there
was no difference in the yield of either.
1 am of the opinion that with time Ce?
dar Island will yield more. I also put
it on Sweet Potatoes, and the results
were satisfactory, its yield was one
third more than where 1 put no guano.
Drummondtown, W m. W. Coxlon.
I used Cedar Island Guano on Peas
by the side of Peruvian Guano, your
guano excelled thePemviau by far."and
on Irish Potatoes my experience is they
grow longer and yield more; I mean by
growing longer, that the vines do not
^ive up so early and outyield the Peru?
vian. I also applied it toCorn, only about
a handful to every three or four hills
with very good results. A. T. James,
Locustville, December, 19, 1S84.
I used j our guano last year side Peru
vian guano and other commercial man?
ures, on Irish and bweet Potatoes, the
Cedar Island was equal to any. I prefer
it, for the quality is up to any, and it
costs less money. W. R. Bunting.
Folly Creek, near Drummondtown, Jan?
I used one-half ton of Cedar Island
Guano on Irish Potatoes side by side
with Peruvian guano that cost 860 per
ton of 5.000 pounds and other commer?
cial fertilizers, that on which Cedar Is?
land was used was better than Peruvian,
and there was no comparison with the
other fertilizers. Of course, the long
drought and bugs prevented a full crop
from maturing. ?. C. Parkes.
Matomkin, P. O.
1 used Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes with Peruvian Guano, and I
believe it to be equal to the Peruvian,
I also used it on Sweets; and the result
was excellent, I am going to use it again.
E. M. Savage.
Bells Neck. October, 8,1884
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
and Irish Potatoes with other fertiliz?
ers, and on Sweets I had better results
than any other, and fully as good on
Irish. I am going to use it again next
year * E. W. Kellam.
Sturgis, October, 9,1SS4.
I used the Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes notwihstanding the drouth I
realized at rate of 40 barrels from one
barrel of seed by the use of 3000. pounds
of guano per barrel of seed. I think it
the cheapest and best fertilizer in the
market. I shall continue to use it in the
future. Edwin T, Parks.
Leemont, Va., October,23,1884,
I used your Guano last spring on Irish
potatoes side by side with Peruvian
Guano and yours excelled it by one third
and was green while the others dried al?
most out, from the long drought.
Modestown. G. J. Northam.
I used your guano last year by the
side of Peruvian guano, the season was
bad, the Peruvian started first but the
Cedar Island was fully equal in yield;
and fron my observation would have sur?
passed it had it b?en seasonable.
W. T. Duncan.
Matomkin, P, O.
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
potatoes, at the rate of 200 pounds ptr
acre, and believe it to 1? fully up to
anything I have used. Will use it again.
Sturgis P. O. J. C. Fosque,
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweets
by the side of other fertilizers, and
found it equal to any, E- ?. Smith.
Willowdale, O?tober, 9, !SS4.
WHAT IB HEAYE9?
"What 1? Henven?" I nuked a little ctilld:
??All Joy!" aud In her Innocence she atntied.
I naked the ?Red. with her care oppressed:
"All suffering o'er, Ohl Uoaren, at last, Is restl"
I nuked a maiden, meek and Under-eyed:
??It mum be lore I" she modestly replied.
I naked the artist, who'ndornd bis ?rt;
"Hoaven (sail beauty T'spuke his raptured heart.
I asked the poet, wtih his houI anre:
"Tis glory?glory!" and he struck his lyre.
I naked the Christian, waiting herjrclense:
A halo ruund her, low ehe murmeritd: "Foacel"
So all may look with hoperat eyes above;
? "Tin beauty, glory, Joy. reel, pence'nnrt lorel"
Claude Meiner, a yonnsr artist.
Rat in bis studio in New York one
morning, putting the finishing
touches to the life size portrait of a
young lady. Re-wa? undoubtedly
talented; but, as the saying goes,
"his father was born before him."
Meiner, senior, was a well known
and apparently well to-do portrait
painter, whose pictures fetched
handsome prices. The son inherit?
ed a share of his father's artistic
genius, bus had not yet been com?
piled to struggle with the world
like the latter, to fully develop the
gift. He had never known the up
hill work of the friendless aspirant,
for fame. His life had hitherto
l>een smooth and uneventful. The
father's surplus business had quiet?
ly flowed into the son's stndio.?
Claude had thus managed to get a
name among a certain class, which
true judges of art would not have
awarded himj and to make enough
to keep him afloat?when his own
earnings were added to the fre?
quent presents that came out of the
too ready purse of doting parents
to fhnir only, and in some respects
So Clande painted leisurely. He
was never in a hurry to push a pic?
ture, or to demand payment for it.
His bread and butter wer? snre,
even if they were not the fruit of
his own exertions. He had only
himself to care for. There was no
wife and child in the background
clamoring for food, clothing and
shelter. As yet he regarded hiu
palette and brush more as play
things than as instruments by
which to carve his way unaided to
fame and fortnne; neither of which
held out any attraction for him.?
Appreciative of industry in others,
lie disliked it himself. lie was
genial and much liked by his
brother artists, who considered him
a lucky fellow, likely to inherit
wealth, even if he did not attain his
father's professional success. Sev?
eral of them envied him, for Lucy
Blake, one of the prettiest girls in
New York, was his betrothed. In
deed, it was her portrait that he
was then completing. But though
Claude was deeply in love he had
not the divine "afflatus" and devo?
tion to his work which marks the
true master, and ultimately makes
him tower above his fellow-students
in the world of art. His was more
the occasional "dilettante" pencil?
ing of the amateur than the steady
application of the professional. Aud
parties and the park claimed a con?
siderable share of his time, espe?
cially since his engagement to
While thus employed on the por?
trait of his "fiance," Claude was
mentally busy in building?not art
?bot love castles in the air; and
thinking of his approaching wed
ding aud marriage tonr with his
bride, over the art galleries of Eu
roi>e; for he knew that Lucy?her?
self of a literary turn?was as anx?
ious as himself to revel in their
"A telegram lor you, sir," said a
boy in uniform, opening the door
suddenly after knocking.
"Wait a moment," said Clande,
annoyed at being interrupted in
retouching a delicate flesh tint.
"it's marked 'in haste,' sin aud
I think you'd better read it," con?
tinued the boy.
This made Claude take and open
it. It was from his mother, and
"Your father is dead. Dropped
suddenly iu the street an hour age
from apoplexy. Come home im?
mediately. I ?m <1inr.ra/>t.?H ?
To his disapiwiutment and the
great surprise of exerybody, the old
centleman died very poor, leaving,
only a comparatively small sum iu
tuo bank and a little real estate,
barely enongh to support his widow
for the remainder of her days.
Claude was thrown suddenly on
his own resources. But what of
that? With Lucy to cheer and spur
him ou, he believed that he could
do wonders, and, at least, earn
enough to keep them in moderate
But misfortunes seldom come
alone. He had been reckoning
without his host. The course of
true love is often rugged and un?
pleasant. As Claude sat in hi*
studio one afternoon, a month later,
somewhat busier than before?for
ho had now his own bread to win,
and often found it hard wort to
make both ends meet, especially as
he had no father to send him stray
customers?a tap came to the door
which made him start, for he knew
the knock, and rashed toward it as
it was opened by Lucy Blake.
"I'm glad you have come, Lucy,"
he said, "as I so much want yon to
ace this head. It is purely ideal?
the 'Infant Jesus,' I call it. What
do jou think of it?"
"It is very good. But like most
artists, you'have made the face
old-fashioned, and too full of ex?
pression for a baby's."
"Well, Lucy," asked Claude, af
I ter a time, "when it is to be? Have
you decided yet Two months ago
"' Ourmarriage, do you mean?"
."Yes, Lucy. How can .you pre
tend to misunderstand me!''
"I must take time to think over
it," replied Lucy, evasively.
"And this was all the answer lie
could get from her.
_9o she departed, leaving her lov
er in as great doubt and anxiety
regarding her and his own future
as;ever; for the two, as he thought,
were now indlssolubly connected
After she had gone, he could not
hijlp thinking that her manner ap
j)eared colder and more reserved
tluin usnal, and he puzzled himself
wi,th thinking why.
-Next day brought a solution of
the dfflcnlty in the form of a small
note} in -which Lucy desired thai
her engagement should, be at an
f.'M ? IfwaS Bot her wish, she said
bu*) her father's. Her love, she de
dared, was unalterable; but she
difre not disobey her parent; and
positively declined aeeing or hear
in; from him in future.
Claude knew her father, and
oonld easily divine his reason for
this sudden and unexpected decis?
ion. The rising merchant would
not place his daughter's comfort
and h ippiness in the hands of a
poor struggling artist. His fath?
er's death had lowered him in
the social scale. There was no do
nying it, and he had to look the
fact in the face. He thought he
would not have discarded Lucy on
such slight grounds; but love for?
bade him to criticize her conduct
too severely, or thiuk too :humbly
In more ways than one the fu?
ture was now a blank before him;
and the world not quite so sunny
and joyous. Fora time he thought,
tlwt life was scarcely worth the
care we bestow upon it, and that
the sun of his happiness had for?
ever set. Hut, though heartlessly
jilted, he never once thought of dy?
ing of despair, or ol committing
suicide. In spite of all his faults,
he had a fair share of good practi?
cal common sense. At length Iii?
innate self esteem and hope?those
twin blessings, without which thou?
sands would go to the wa]??came
to the rescue; made him take a
healthier and more manly view of
things, and nerved him for the
real battle of life before him. With
God's help aud his own right arm,
he saw no reason why he should
not do what others have done and
attain equal success. So, his moth?
er being comfortably settled, he
determined to forget Lucy and lore
if he could, and make Art his mis
tzr>:?. And bidding New York fare?
well, though wirh a still heavy
heart, he sailed for Europe.
Before reaching Kotno, his final
destination, Claude visited all the
Ejreat galleries and famous pictures
in the various capitals and church?
es of the continent.
Tbe eternal City was at length
reached, and there ho scttlled
down to steady work; his imagina?
tion and soul fired with a praise?
worthy ambitien to become, like
his lather, a leader in the artistic
world. Throwing the unhappy
past as much as possible belim-l!
bis back he looked forward to aj
The heart most have a shrine,!
and Claude now knelt before tint j
of his noble profession. And in
the end, his love cross, instead o'
breaking, was the means of mak
iug him. But for that he would
never have soared above the raukis
of mediocrity. As it was, his latent
talent, fanned by a healthy compe?
tition, and aided 1\? application
soon made him conspicuous, and
in a few years wafted his name t<>
America as one of the most prom?
ising aitists in Rome, thereby
bringing him valuable commissions
and ultimately a pressing invita?
tion to settle in his native country,
and make bis birth place bis home.
This he finally accepted.
In New York his success was
great. Work and wealth poared
in on him. His society was courted
his opinion valued, his advice ranch
sought after and his position ap
pearently an enviable one. But a.I
this time he hadn't forgotten Lucy.
He had tried to bauish her image
from his heart, but found it impos?
sible He could .not, bring himself
to believe that she was to ui?....
for discarding him. And now that
misfortune had ovejtaken her, he
felt more drawn to her than ever,
and longed to discover her where?
about, and cheer or aid her if nec?
essary; for her father, aftersnffering
a crushing reverse in business,which
ruined him, bad died, leaving his
daughter in poverty. She had since
then left the city, and no one that
be knew could inform him whither
she had gone.
One day a well known publisher
consulted him regarding illustra?
tions for a volume of poems, and
left the manuscript for perusal.
"What do yon think of \Musin;
Among tbe Mountains!" asked h .
a mouth afterward. "Have yoi.-.
had time to look them over?"
"Yes. The sonnets are partim:
lar good; and also some of the Ion; j
er and more ambitious pieces. Al j
together itis unquestionably a firs'.
class production. But here an !
there it betrays tbe hand of a not
ice in poetical composition. ?'
i should say it is by a female. H< '
descriptive power is wonderfn
aud will materially faciliatc the i.
lustration, which I can undertake,
but would first like to meet tbe au?
thor or author jss."
"So you shall, if I can prevail o
her to let you into her secret. SI ??
writes under a"uom-de-plume,"ai: !
wishes her name to br suppressed,
jit possible, I shall arrange a mee:
Ere long Claude had an invita' ion
to meet the unknown authoress at
dinner at the house or his friend
! "Allow me to introduce Mr.
Claude Meiner," said ho, as the lat
ter entered the parlor, and found
himself "vis a vis" to a young lady
clad iu deep mourning,who started
violently and blushed deeply iu
evident astonishment, as the name
reached her ears.
Nor was Claude less surprised
to find that the fair authoress was
his former friend and "fiance," Lucy
Blake. She met him frankly, and
he was to pleased to seo her a rain,
especially under such circumstan
ces, to be uuforgiving. Mutual ex?
planations followed, aud their friend
the worthy publisher, at whose
house she was stopping, was so- n
let into the secret of their former
;Claude~ seized an early opportun?
ity to have a private interview
with her to ascertaiu her feelings
"Lucy," ho said, "may I a^k if it
was your wish to have our engage?
ment broken off?"
"In a sense it was. Still, I was
true to you and have loved you;
bul did what I considered my duty
aud yielded to my father's judg?
"Ton say you loved me, Lucy.
Don't you love me now?"
She mad* n? reply, but only
crept closer to him, to he folded to
his heart, and loved and" prized
more than in times of yore, in his
younger aud more thoughtless days.
Wkat Forestry Has Accomplished la
French forestry has accomplished
wonders of late years. The blue
gum tree has been planted exten?
sively in the South of France, and
the man lies at the mouth of the
Var have been drained, and the fe?
vers prevailing there have Inen
ended by planting this tree. The
American oak has been used in
poor soil to prepare the way for
better trees. The California theya
tree, the wood of which is used for
fin<j furniture, is now planted'as an
experimeut. Wind-blown hilltops
have been covered with shrubs and
trees by build iug weirs in the moun?
tain gorges and gradually cultiva?
ting vegetation upwards. The
Torrent du Uourget is one of the
best examples of this reforestatiou.
In 1868 it was only a ravine of bare
rocks. The hollow has since been
half filled by high stoned dams.?
Trees and bushes are growing to
the very edge of the ravine. The
torreut is now quieter and has
never since devastated the valley
below with jKjriodical inundations,
as was formerly the case. From
1S61 to 1877 *GS,000 acres were
planted with trees, and 3,700 addi?
tional acres turfed at an eipense of
$1,725,000. The reclamation of
sand dunes is accomplished by
bnilding strong fences aud plant?
ing meadow grass, sedges, broom
or espartero grass in the lea of the
raassas formed by the shifting
sands against the fences.?Ex?
Changes a Half Centn ry VTronght.
Wheu I was a boy, says Mr. Geo.
C. Stone,manager of the Vermillion
Iron Mines to a representative of
the Miller, and that was forty years
ago?I became a clerk in a hard
ware store. There wasn't a knife,
a pin, a lock, a door knob, a hinge,
for sale of American make. Eve?
rything came from England. The
pins were made of two pieces, one
little bit of wire being wound
around the head of the pin. It oft?
en slipped off, and became an un?
mitigated nuisance. The solid
beaded pin of to-day is au Ameri?
can institution, and it took a Yan?
kee to make the machine that not
only makes it, but at the same time
sticks it into the paper it is sold on.
The keys in those days for large
door locks were huge crowbars six
or eight inches long and weighing
a pound or more. You couldn't
carry them in your pockets. All'
locks were of bolts and springs.?
These little keys we have now-a
days?and they are an American
device?show how much progress
has been made in the use of iron.
All the screws uced to be imported,
day, which bores its own hole, was
Where the soil is known to be
poor, or scantily manured, a top
dressing of phosphate, at the rate
of 200 pounds to the acre, wili oft?
en increase the yield the first sea
son enough to pay the cost of its
application. Wood ashes, at the
rate of ten or fiften bushels to the
acre, will produce equally good re?
sults upon some soils, particularly
such as need potash, and upon
others plastergives a large increase
of the crop, but more particularly
of the clover crop.
The result obtained from plaster
differs greatly upon different soils,
and no rule can be given for determ?
ining where it will do well and
where it will not, yet, as a ton
(enough to top dress ten acres) can
be bought for 67,50, and iu many
locations for much less, and as it
can do no injury when used to that
extent, each fanner could try for
himself whether its use will be
prolitable to bun or not.
All topdiessing of grass land ex?
cept such as may be done with the
nitrates or ammoniaeal salt, should
be accomplished as early in the
spring as the grass begins to start,
or even before that time, but not
while the ground is frozen, tit?
rate of soda j or those fertilizers
which contain, it in considerable
quantities, give best results if used
later in the season.
The profits of bnying fertilizers
for topdressing grass lands de?
pends very much upon the cost of
breaking up and reseeding the land,
and the objections which there
may be to doing so. Fields have
been kept in grass many years by
such topdressing about one year in
three or four, and have paid fair
interest on cost of land and fertili?
zer-; but not every field will do this,
and where land can be broken np
and reseeded without more expense
than the usual cost of such work,
tt will usually pay best to let it go
until the fall, aud then d?* the work
thoroughly.?Now York Herald.
Aphorisms of Oliver Tfendell Holmes.
You may. set?, it down as a truth
wh ich ad m its of few exception* that
those who ask your opinion really
want your praise.
Memory is a net. One finds it
full offish when he takes it from
the brook; but a dozen miles of wa?
ter have rnu through it without,
God bless all women. To their
soft hands and pitying hearts we
must come at last.
Put not your trust m money, but
put your money in trust.
"When a strong brain is weighed
with a true heart it seems to me
like balancing a bubble against a
wedge of gold.'
Controversy equalizes fools and
wise men in the same way?and the
fools know it.
I find the great thing iu this
world is uot so much where we
stand as iu what dirccti m we a#e
Travelers change their guineas
not their characters.
There are three wicks to the lamp
of a man's life?brain, blood and
breath. Press the brain a little,
its light goes out followed by both
the others. Stop the heart a min?
ute, and out go all three of the
wicks. Choke the air out of the
lungs and presently the fluids cease
to supply the other centres of flame,
aud all is soon stagnation, cold and
Anxious for Father.
"Mamma,"' said a small boy to
his mother, "do you believe every?
thing papa says!"
"Of course, my child," replied the
mother, with wifely pride.
"Yes. dear, everything."
"Well, [ don't."
"Hush, you wicked boy! Tou
musn't talk so. What did your
papa ever say that you couldn't be?
"Yon know that widow on the
next square who always looks so
sour at us boys?"
"You mean that pretty Mrs. Bjn
"She's the one. I heard papa
tell her yesterday that she was the
sweetest woman in town, and then
he gave her a bunch of flowers; and
it made me so ashamed to hear him
tell such a story that I ran away
and wouldn't let him know fcfeot I
had caught him iu it."
"That will do, my child," said the
mother, with a peculiar look on her
gentle face. "Bun out and play,
and I will tell your father when he
conies in that he must be particu?
lar not to destroy his son's confi?
dence in his veracity."
Facetlonsness of Fnntttnre.
"I must have some rest this sum?
mer,'' said the clock; I'm all run
"I think I need a country seat,"
said the easy chair, H-whi?* on his
"I'm" getting played out," said
the piano; "a little fresh air would
be a good thing for me."
"Tuat,s what I want," said the
sofa;" a little fresh air at the
"I should like to go with the so?
fa and lounge iu the wood," said
"If my legs were stronger," said
the table, "1 should go to the coun
try for some leaves."
"Country board is always so
plaiu," growled the side board; "no?
body that is kuobby or polished is
"Let me reflect," said the mirror;
"they have very plain-looking las?
sies there, too, do they not?"
"You make me blush," said the
divan?and hero the housemaid
closed folding-doors and shut them
She Hath Bono What She Could.
"Do you see that poor child,"
said a friend walking with me, "she
has neither hauds nor feet; she
never had them, having come into
the world without them. And yet,"
she continued, as we both noticed
the little girl's bright countenance,
'?you would be surprised to see how
much she can do, and how happy
she is. She goes to school, learns
fast, and how do you suppose she
writes? Why, she holds her pencil
between her shapeless wrists, and
has learned to guide it quite well!"
Ah, little childreu what a lesson is
here for us to whom God has given
hands and feet, and all our facul?
ties to serve him! How little do
we do, and how little gratitude do
we feel, compared with this little
one whose cheerful face was quite
as uoticeable as her sad affliction.
Does it not call to mind those beau?
tiful words, which may indeed be
said of her, yet which we too, should
strive to have said of us: "She hath
done what she could!"?The Young