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accomac court-house, Ya.
Jjhn W.Edmonds,editor and Owner.
The next meeting of the Board of
Supervisors will be held on Monday,
Services will be held at Horntown,
Sunday, 11 a. m., conducted by Rev.
H. L. Simmerman.
The LeOato bill, establishing a
Board of Fisheries, has been signed
by Governor Tyler.
Jno. M. Colona, merchant at
Craddoekville, made an assignment
on the 11th inst., for the benefit of his
creditors to Edward S. Wise, trustee.
William T. Lewis, of this county,
sentenced to serve a term of one
minute in jail and fined $23 in 1S0G,
has had his disabilities removed bv
A bill has passed the House of Dele?
gates to prohibit hogs from running
at large upon the streets or roads
within certain prescribed limits at
A bill lias been introduced in the
Legislature by Delegate Smith, to
allow the voters of Northampton to
vote on the question to remove the
county seat from Eastville to Cape
Rev. Floyd L. Kurt/., a former
editor of Eastern Shore Herald and
6iuce a member of the Presbyterian
denomination, was ordained this
week to the deaconate of the Episco?
Oyster supper which was to have
been served at Ayres m. E. church
was postpoued to Wednesday, 10th
inst., or first fair day thereafter, if
weather is inclement on day named.
Price list of strawberry plants of
A. J. McMath appears in this issue.
The list is a long one, including a
large variety, all true to name. His
r* putation as a reliab'e nurseryman
i? too weil established to need any
There will be given at Hunting
Creek, m. P. Church, February 14tb,
(St. Valentine's day) a magic lantern
entertainment consisting of recita?
tions, readings and songs. All of
which will be illustrated with a
magic lantern. Admission 15 cents.
Rev. A. J. Fristoe, pastor of the
Second Baptist Church, of Peters
burg, formerly of this county, has
received a call to the pastorate of
the Baptist church, at Berkley, Va^
to succeed Rev. C. W. Duke, who
recently resigned to accept a call to
Valuable personal property of C.
S. Smith, Jenkins Bridge, is adver?
tised for sale, at public auction, in
this issue, by W. L. Nock, trustee
The sale will begin Wednesday,
February 16th, and continue irom
day to day until the whole of said
property is disposed of. See adver?
Regular quarterly communion
service will be observed in Makeinie
Presbyterian Church, Sunday morn?
ing, February I'd. Pastor earnestly
requests the presence of all thej
members of the church. Preparatory
service on the preceding Sabbath at
8. p. m., to be followed by meeting of
A drama entitled "A box of mon?
keys'* will be presented at Lilliston
Hall, AccomacC. H., Tuesday even?
ing, February 15th, 7:*J0 o'clock for
the benefit, of Makemie Presbyterian
church. Choice selections of piano
music will be rendered on the occa?
sion A supper will be served. Seats
on sale at drugstore. Public cordially
A complimentary dinner has been
tendered Professor Frank P. Brent
by the citizens of Accomac. previous
to his departure for Richmond where
he will soon locate as Assistant
Superintendent of Public Instruction
The wish to do him honor is couched
in flittering terms and bears the
signatures of many of the most influ I
ential residents of the county. The
banquet will take place about the
22d at the. hotel in Onancock.
The Governor has approved the
bill, authorizing and directing the
Attorney-General of the State to
institute proceedings against William
Ellinger in the Circuit Court of Acco?
mac (which court is given jurisdiction
bv such proceedings), to recover from
him the State's domain held by hiui
in Accomac county or to set aside and
annul a certain deed or cession to
him from the State Fish Commis?
sioner, and to do whatever may be
necessary to maintain, protect, and
recover the rights of the State at,
arouud, and near Fox Island or
Greenbush, a railroad crossing,
north of Drummondtown, is to be?
come a place of considerable business
importance. Messrs L. J. Melson,
James F. Parks and others have
bought an acre of land at that place
on which will be erected soon a saw
mill and store, ban el factory etc.
The owners are negotiating for the
purchase of all of the timber in that
vicinity. A contract was signed by
Wesley J. and Benj. Watkinson,
Belling to them $1550 worth of timber
on Wednesday. A telegraph office
also, it is expected, will soon be es
tablished at that point.
February 12, 1S9S.
The funeral of Judge Gunter was
largely attended by our citizens.
A revival meeting is being held in
the M. E. Church by pastor, Henry
Mr. R. T. Ames has been confined
to his home this week by an attack
? Messrs. Thomas W. Taylor and F.
P. .Breut left on Wednesday for a
business trip to Richmond.
Many travelers visit our town daily
representing all kinds of business.
.Hotel and livery business are flourish?
Mr. E. 0. F. Custis, confined to his
room several days of late, with a
sevtre throat disease, is better and
Mr. Claude Kelly, a clerk in the
Girard Hotel, New York city, i6 here
this week visiting his mother, Mrs.
Dr. Fred Powell left last week for
Sioux City, Iowa, his western home,
after spending several week with his
mother and sisters.
Mr. John Robinson, who has been
engaged a number of years with Mr.
S. C. McGrath, will go to Norfolk
soon to engage in business.
Mr. Truitt, contractor and builder,
is preparing to erect a dwelling on
his lot. adjoining the Episcopal rec?
tory on east Main street.
Theshirt factory company have
not decided upon a building to occu
pv yet. Some very suitable places
are uuder consideration which have
offered to them to lease.
Capt. Hy. L. Crockett will have a
big llock of early spriug chickens^
which are being hatched by use of a
patent incubator. Some of the
house-wives are trying to compete
with him by the old fashioned hen
system, and have put out several
Our expert rider of the bicycle
Frank West, Jr. has purchased a
handsome new wheel, of eiglny seven
and one half gear. To see him
"scorch the track" on Main street or
stand on his head on the saddle and
perform other tricks is interesting.
One of his most interesting perform
ances is that of getting between the
shafts of a hand cart, mounting bis
wheel and dashing up street and
around the corners with a rattle
siam-bang to deliver a parcel of
merchandise. He does that of course
without the use of the handle bar, as
he has to take hold of both shafts of
Owners of building lots in town
are on the alert in consequence of
the factories or other enterprises
that will be established. Factories
will bring more people and cottages
will have to be built for their dwell?
ing. Many of the prettiest sites of
the town?suburban?are yet to be
occupied. When our trolley car line
is built to the railroad, building will
tend that way and the limits of the
corporation will be extended. Let
us have it, they say?the connection
with the railroad. If we are not able
to equip au electric road, then build
a tram road and use a horse car till
we can do better. That is the way
thev have done in other places and
succeeded, with poorer conditions
than we have. Let the Board of
Trade invite capital to this enter
Mr. A. J. McMath visited Rich?
mond this week.
Mr. L. J. Savage has received a car
load of fertilizers, for farmers.
Miss Manie E. Mears returned this
week from a visit to her sister, Mrs.
White, of Metompkin.
A pleasant skating party was given
by five of our young men on Dingley's
mill pond, one night last week.
Mr. Frank H. Savage and wife be
gin married life as occupants of the
old homestead of Mrs. Mary E.
The storehouse of Mr. T. J. Scai
borough has been completed and
will be stocked by him with goods,
in a few days.
Rev. J. R. Griffith did not fill his
appointment at our church la.st Sun?
day, being called away to preach a
Mrs. Lina Martin, daughter of our
townsman, Mr. William T. Wim
brough, died at her home at Salis?
bury, Md., last Monday. Mr. Wim
brough left for that place by night
The number of barrels of potatoes
shipped from the principal railroad
stations on the Eastern Shore in 1S97
show that Only was in the lead, and
were as follows: Onley, 75,242; Parks
lev, 64,041; Ermore, 57.4S2; Bloxom,
50,503; Keller, 48,003; Tasley. 42:0S5.
Mr. J. H. Marklacd, of Norfolk,
spent Sunday with his wife here.
The "silver tea" held at Rev. E D.
Stone's last week was much enjoyed
by all present.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Colona spent
Sunday with Mr. P. D. Colona and
family at Greenbackville.
Misses Eula and Emma Johnson
and Mary Moore Twyford returned
from Pocomoke City last Tuer^day,
delighted with their trip.
Mrs. Mary Wright died last Friday,
February, 4th, after a lingering
illness. She leaves three children to
mourn her loss, Mrs. C. C. Dix, Mrs.
John A. Bundick and Mr. Thomas
Wright, of Drummondtown.
Miss Ethel Lewis and Mr. Lloyd
Mister spent a day or two with
friends at Temperanceville last week.
R. D. White, recently appointed
county surveyor by Judge Blackstone
has resigned his school at Cape
Mrs. Nancy Tindle died on the 4th.'
aged 81 years.
dipt. Geo. Price and others have
bought of Jos. J. English the schoon?
er yacht, R. B. LeedB.
Commissioner J. T. Chandler has
spent two weeks with us of late, as
sessiug our personal effects.
Edward Willen and Miss Ella Reed
were married on the Gth inst., Rev.
E. B. Benniugton officiating.
Henry Wilkenson, editor of the
Milton Times, is talking strong of
movlug his plaut. from Milton, Del.,
and engaging iu the newspaper busi?
W. C. Bunting bought recently the
sloop-yacht, May Wood, and now
can boast of having two of the
smartest of this kind of crafts on the
Rev. Clarence Strickland, wife and
children, of Pocomoke City, arc here
visiting his sister, Mrs. Wm. F. Birch.
He filled the pulpit of our M. E.
Church, last Sunday.
Chincoteague is in a fraction of being
nine miles instead of seven miles in
length, as heretofore supposed. The
fact is 6howu by an examination ?f
the Goyerument chart, recently made
by H. C. Jones and W. J. Matthews.
Mr. T. F. Scora.one of the boarders
of the Atlantic hotel, now in North
Carolina on a gunning trip, has been
of late supplying the hotel with wild
turkeys killed by him and the new
dish which he has thus added to our
bill of fare has been very much en?
joyed by us. He has the thank* of
all. of course, who were fortunate i
enough to be on hand when they I
Arrivals at Atlantic Hotel,this week:
W. E. Doughty, C. H. Long, M. T.
Byrd, Baltimore; R. F. Powell, S.
Minter, A. H. Adams, Philadelphia;
M. E. Selby, Wilmington; Capt. B. T.
Sharpley, New York; D. M. Watson,
H. M. Damol. H. A. Culbreth, Dover,
Del.; Geo. Wayman, Felton; J. B.
Hopkins, F. Elliott, Pocomoke City;
Henry Blumeuthal. Crisfield; S. B.
Blanks, Petersburg, Va ; G. Fred
Kelly, J. T. Chandler, Accomac
Mr. Kendall Jester,or Uncle Ken,as
he was affectionately known, died on
the 7th inst., aged 84 years. He was
the oldeBt and best known man on
the Island. For many years he was
a familiar figure at the pony Pen?
nings, and so noticeable that he al?
ways attracted the attention of the
newspaper people who happened to
be present and received a kindly
mention by them in their paper*. He
was for a long time the owner of
more ponies than any one on the
Island. His children, grand children,
great grand children aud great, great,
grand cliilreu number 1G2 and many
of them are among the most promi?
nent and respected citizens of Chin?
Farmers are busy getting in their
fertilizers for the coming season.
The postoffice has been changed
from W. H. Bloxom's store to J. J.
Rev. J. R. Gill is pressing the sub?
scription to pay the debt on the
Methodist parsonage at this place.
There was a box sociable, conduc?
ted by the young ladies of this place
at the new church here, la*t Thurs?
day night. All enjoyed the oc?
Dr. A. G. Vaden, son of Rev. W. C.
Vaden, leaves for New York this
week to take a special course in
certain branches of his profession.
During his residence in our county
he has won for himself a host of
friends, and his remarkable success,
especially in the treatment ol typhoid
fever, has given him an enviable
reputation among all classes. We
learn he will settle in Onancock on
Italtlninri-,Cb??Ml>ebe A Atlantic KhII
?rj Summer Rook.
Persons who contemplate taking
boarders during the coining summer
and desire their names placed in the
Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic
Railway Summer book for 1898, will
kindly communicate with the under
signed, giving name of place, distance
from B., C. & A. station or wharf^
number of persons accommodated,
and rates per day, week or month.
All answers must be in by February
General Passenger Agent.
205 E. Baltimore St.,
Mr. Editor:?Please allow me
space in your paper to express my
thanks to the people composing the
congregations of Pocomoke and San
ford churches for a very helpful
pounding they gave us a short while
since. Possibly a hundred people
participated in the pounding of their
preacher. A pleasant evei. g was
spent by all, and when the people
had left us we found they had left
much behiod them to gladden our
G. W. Bates.
Crockett- stewart-February 3d,
1898, at Tangier, by Rev. C. P. Swain,
Travis A. Crockett and Miss Annie
1898, at Horntown, by Rev. Walter
Rhodes, Edward F. Taylor and Miss
Bettie F. Chesser.
9th, 1898, at Harborton, by Pastor J.
M. Dunaway, Oscar W. Edwards and
Miss Lola V. Bonnewell.
A magic lantern and a George and
Martha Wa6hinton entertainment
will be given at "Grant Memorial,"
February 22d, consisting of choice
recitations, songs &c. All of which
will be illustrated with a magic
Jiidtre Gamer Brail.
Judge Gunter, who had been in
Baltimore several weeks for treat?
ment, died in that city l ist Sunday.
Until a few days before his death,
his physicians pronounced him
almost a well man and had advised
his family that there was no doubt
of his complete recovery.
In fact he had so far recovered bis;
usual health, that his physicians
had advised him to return home and
he was expected soon wheu news was
received that he was suffering from
an attack of erysipelas which threat?
ened serious consequences. As was
feared, it caused the return of the
kidney disease, of which it was
thought he had been relieved, and
which terminated his life.
His remains arrived by train at
Tasley station, Monday afternoon,
and wee interred in the family
burying grounds at his old home on
Tuesday afternoon. The funeral
services simple and impressive were
conducted by Rev. G. W. Hurt, pas
tor of the Onancock Baptist church,
assisted by Revs. J. Manning Dunna
way, J. L. King, P. M. Sanford of
the Baptist church, Rev. J. R. Grif?
fith of the Methodist church and
Rev. J. H. Henderlite of the Presby?
The high esteem in which he was
held and the deep sense of loss which
was felt, was attested by the hun?
dreds of people in attendance, fully
500 or more, from every part of the
Eastern Shore, Norfolk, Hampton
and Newport News.
The active pall bearers were: Dr.
J. W. Kellaui, N. B. Wescott, Otho
P. Mears, Sam'l T. Ross, Jno. D.
Grant, Horace P. Nock, Thomas
Milliner and L. W. Groton?honorary,
E. B. Swanger, R. W. Ames, J. T.
James, Albert Gillespie, Jno. J.
Blackstoue. Jno. E. Wise,of Accomac.
R. G. Bickford, D.-G. Smith, of New?
port News.and Col. Thomas Tabb, of
We are indebted to the Richmond
Dispatch for the following cut and
sketch of his career:
A Sue tell of tils Career.
Judge Beuj.imin Thomas Gunter
was born in Accoma? county, Va.,
January 18,1S31. His parents?Joseph
and Mahala Guuter?were both of
sterling Eastern Shore stock and
JUDtfE BENJAMIN T. GUNTER.
strong religious principles, being
members of the Baptist church.
Joseph Gunter began life as a poor
man, but by patient, well directed
industry he soon acquired a fine
estate. His wife was a granddaughter
of Captain William Polk, a soldier of
the Revolution, who resided in Brad?
ford's Neck, on the seaside of Acco?
mac. Joseph Gunter died in 1834(
and his wife survived him only a few
years. They left two children?Ben
jamin and his sister, Elizabeth, who
is the wife of Thomas C. Pitts, Esq.t
the present owner of "Only." near
Onancock, once the home of Henry
After the death of their parents,
the two orphan children went to live
in the family of their kinsman, Cap
tain Samuel Waples, who had served
in the war of 1812, and whose father
had been an officer in the Revolution.
Here the two children continued to
enjoy the fine training that had been
begun at their home. After attend?
ing a neighborhood school foranutn"
her of years they were sent away to
school?Elizabeth to Baltimore and
Benjamin to Richmond College.
Young Gunter subsequently attended
the University of Virginia, where he
completed the course of study in law
before he was of legal age. Shortly
after entering University he became
desperately homesick and wouldhave
returned to his home on the Eastern
Shore, but there was no railroad con"
nection in those days between the
University and Eastern Virginia, and
the homesick youth naturally shrank
from the thought of making his way
alone back to bis native Eastern
Shore through a wide stretch of un?
known country and across the Chesa?
peake bay. Judge Gunter always
considered this the turning point in
his career, and thanked the kindly
fates that threw such obstacles In his
way to prevent his return home at
this crucial period of his life. But
the determination to succeed in life
had been strong in young Gunter,
and hope of honorable fame beckoned
to him from afar.
Returning home from the Univer?
sity he was admitted to the bar, and
soon thereafter was elected Common
wealth's Attorney for Accomac.
Among the famous lawyers then
practicing in the courts of the
Eastern Shore were Thomas H. Bayly,
Henry A. Wise, and Myers W. Fisher.
Shortly after young Gunter was
elected Commonwealth's Attorney
he had to prosecute Tully Lilliston
and his paramour, Betsy Simpson,
for killing Thomas Budd near Acco?
mac Courthouse. Henry A. Wise
conducted the defence with all his
ability, but the young Common?
wealth's Attorney made such a
plucky fight that he won the case and
succeeding in sending Tully Lilliston
and the woman to the penitentiary
for a long period. After the trial was
ended Wise was heard to say that
there was nothing that could daunt
or shake the courage of that young
bulldog Gunter, who held fast till he
accomplished his purpose. This legal
tilt with so famous an advocate as
Henry A. Wise brought the young
attorney at once into prominence and
made his future secure.
Soon after coming to the bar he
married iliss Ellen Fisher, a young
Iidyof lovely Christian character.
She was the daughter of John Fisher,
of Northampton, and a niece of
Myers W. Fisher, who, with the late
William H. B. Custis, represented the
Eastern Shore in the secession
convention. From this union sprang
seven children?five eons and two
AN UNCOMPROMISING "REBEL."
As the civil war approached Judge
Gunter waR elected colonel of the
Accomac Volunteer Troops, and took
an active part in the defence of this
section against the invading Federal
I forces under General Lockwood. He
was subsequently arrested and con
lined in Fort McHenry with the late
Severn Teackle Wallis, of Maryland,
and other southern sympathizers.
After remaining there for some tiiLO
lie was released on parole, and came
back to his home, where he was con
ntantly anuoyed by the Federal sol?
diers, who regarded him as an un?
After the war, he formed a law
partnership with his life-long friend,
John W. Gillett, who had for many
years been Clerk of Accomac County
Court, and who in after years became
Judge of that County Court. They
enjoyed a large and lucrative prac
tice. In 1880, Hon. George T. Garri?
son, Jndge of the Circuit Court, was
elected to Congress from this district,
and when he resigned the former
position, Governor Holiday appointed
Judge Gunter to fill the vacancy; but
wheu the General Assembly met in
the winter of 1881-'82, the Read
juster majority elected Hon. William
T. Fitchett, of Northampton. The
term expired in 18S4, ana the Demo?
crats then being in the majority in
the General Assembly, elected Judge
Guuter and enlarged the circuit, by
including in it a number of counties
on the Peninsula between the James
and the York. Judge Gunter was re
elected four years ago, and his career
on the bench has been so just and
honorable, and his decisions so fair?
as to win for him the respect of all
the attorneys who have practiced in
his courts. In fact, no judge in Vir?
ginia has gained a more enviable
reputation for just decisions, or made
more warm friends among the at?
torneys practicing in his courts, than
has Judge Gunter. He has been
especially kind and helpful to the
young and inexperienced attorneys
in his circuit, who always speak of
him in terms of the warmest friend?
ship aud gratitude.
A STAUNCH DEMOCRAT.
Judge Gunter had been from early
youth an uncompromising Jeffer
sonian and Jacksonian Democrat
He served as chairman of the County
Committee for many years, and was
for some time a member of the State
Central Committee of the Democratic
party. Up to the time that he was
elevated to the bench he was an
active and aggressive campaign
speaker, striking hard blows for hi6
paity whenever he found an antago?
nist. Away back in the days follow?
ing the Reconstruction era he met
and routed the Republican leaders
that invaded this part of Virginia;
and, in the days of Readjuster
domination, such men as General
Mahone, Parson Massey, and Colonel
Lamb felt the weight of his powerful
arm. The Democratic party in Vir?
ginia never had a truer son or a
braver defender. He was a delegate
to the National Democratic Conven?
tion of 1876 that nominated Tilden
and Hendricks. In 1880, he was a
candidate for the Democratic
nomination for Congress in this dis?
trict, but his friends finding that the
nomination would probably go to a
dark horse, brought forward Judge
George T. Garrison, of Accomac, and
succeeded in giving him the nomina?
Iu 1879 Judge Gunter lost his wife,
and four years later his oldest 6on,
Alfred B. Gunter a Bachelor of Arts
of Richmond College, and a Master
of Arts of the University of Virginia,
who, upon the retirement of his
father from active practice, had
formed a law partnership with tbe
Hon. John W. G. Blackstone, now
Judge of Accomac County Court, was
taken from him by the iosidious
disease of consumption. And in the
space of a few more years three other
sons, all fiae, manly fellows, and all
highly educated and thoroughly
equipped for useful and honorable
careers, were carried off by the same
disease, leaviDg him three children
still surviving?Mrs. John W. Ed?
monds, of Accomac Courthouse. Miss
Bessie Gunter, and Benjamin T.
Gunter, Jr., the present Common?
wealth's Attorney of Accomac.
AN ADVOCATE OF EDUCATION.
Judge Gunter was a strong advocate
of higher education. Not only did he
give his own children the best educa?
tional advantages, but he encouraged
others to educate their children. He
w:i8 the steadfast friend and patron
of the Onancock Academy as long as
it existed, and afterwards of the
Margaret Academy. He was for many
years a trustee of Richmond College
and always had its best interests at
heart. He was also a strong friend
of the University of Virginia. Several
years ago Judge Gunter married Mrs.
Slater, a widow, residing at Belle
Haven, in the lower part of Accomac,
who still survives.
judge Gunter had long been a
member of the Baptist church, and
for many years he served as modera?
tor of the Accomac Baptist Associa?
tion. Every one who knew him will
agree that he was the highest type of
a Christian gentleman. For a full
quarter of a century he had been a
member of Ocean Lodge of Masons.
At "Willow Bank,'1 his beautifuj
home on the seaside of Accomac,
where he lived nearly all the days of
his life, he dispensed a graceful and
generous hospitality, preserving the
usages and traditions of the Vir
giuians of the olden time. No man
ever enjoyed to a greater degree the
confidence and esteem of the people
among whom he lived. He was a
kind neighbor and a true friend and
if he did not like a man he did not try
to conceal it. Deceit and hypocrisy
found no lodgment in his honest
heart. He loved Virginia with all the
passionate devotion of a true son,
and like the loyal Eastvrn Shoreman
that he was, he loved best of all the
fair and fruitful Peninsula that had
always been his home.
When, in the coming years, men
shall recall the names and virtues of
those who have lived on the Eastern
Shore in this generation, they may
well say of this model citizen and
incorruptible Judge what Mark
Antony said of the dead Oaesar:
"This was the'noblest Romau of them
His life was gentle, and the ele
So mixed in him that Nature might
And say to all the world, '"This was
IMilllli It. Tuiikunl
Mr. Philip B. Tankard, one of the
most prominent and worthiest citi?
zens of Northampton, died at his
home, near Franktown, Saturday,
Sth inst., of pneumonia, aged 77 years.
Funeral services were held over him
Monday at the Franktown Methodist
Church of which he had been a mem?
ber over 50 years, conducted by Rev.
Henry Robertson, and the remains
were afterwards interred in the
burying ground on the old family
homestead near that town. "No better
man ever lived" writes a corespondent
and in that high estimate of his
worth every one seemed to concur
who ever knew him. A widow, five
sons, Dr. William Tankard, John R.f
Bernard, George and Edward
Tankard, and two daughters, Mrs.
John W. Badger and Mrs. Henry
Hunt survive him.
Mm. tlury S. W-rliflit
Mrs. Mary S. Wright, relict of the
late William T. Wright, died Friday,
4th inst., at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. C C. Dix, Parksley,
after a long illness, aged 65 years and
after funeral services on Sunday con?
ducted by Revs. J. R. Gnfllth and
J. R. orill her remains were interred
in the family burying ground near
Woodberry. The deceased was a high?
ly esteemed Christian lady; for over
50 years had been a consistent mem?
ber of the Drummondtown Methodist
Church. Three children, Mrs. C. C.
Dix, Mrs. John A. Bundick and
William T. Wrieht, Accomac C. H.,
Wanted every fruit grower to have
my special price list of strawberry
plants, (60') sixty six varieties, from
$1,25 per M up. My stock has been
inspected by the State Inspector ac?
cording to law and each shipment
will bear his certificate. Place your
orders early. G.OCO.000 plants for
spring 18?8. A. J. McMath.
Write to us lor estimates on doors,
sash, blinds, stair-rails and all other
kindsof building material, hardware*
paints, &c. Stock large, prices low.
Mr. R. D. L. Fletcher will be at Ac?
comac C. H., the first day of every
County Court, to receive orders for
Cape Charles Ice & Lumber Co.
A Wonderful Di?cOT?ry.
The last quarter of a century records
many wonderful discoveries in medicine,
bnt none that have accomplished more for
Immunity thin that sterling old household
remedy, Browns'Iron Bitters. It seems to
contain the very elements of (jood health,
and neither man, woman or child can take
it without deriving the greatest benefit.
Browns'Iron Bitters is sold by all dealers.
Notice?A red heifer, 3 years old
this spring, with marks, "cropped
left ear overbit the right," has stray?
ed away from my premises. The
finder will be reasonably rewarded.
For Sale?Twenty barrels corn,
twenty barrels slip potato seed, three
stacks fodder, one sow and eight
pigs. Jos. C. Watson,
Notice?In addition to our general
line of merchandise, we have just
received a new supply of shingles,
bricks, lime, fertilizers, domestics for
potato beds etc., also farming im?
plements, seed peas, onion sets etc.,
which we bought for cash and will
sell at a very small profit. Anyone
needing the above would do well to
get our prices before purchasing
Rogers & Boggs,
For LOAjN'-$3,000 on unencumbered
real estate. Letters in regard to same
will be promptly forwarded, if ad?
dressed to C. D., care of Enterprise
office in a separate cover.
Wanted?A settled white woman
as seamstress and nur6e for one child.
Wages $7.00 per month.
Mrs. Orris A. Browne.
Cape Charles, Va.
Notice?I will sell to the highest
bidder at Jenkins Bridge, beginning
Wednesday the 10th of February, and
continuing from day to day till all of
the personal property of C. S. Smith
is sold, consisting of dry goo is,
notions, boots, shoes, hats, caps,
tobacco, sugar, coffee, molasses,
cheese, meat and many other things
usually kept in a country ?tore?also
horses, carts buggies, farming im?
plements and household and kitchen
furniture &c, &c. Sale to begin at
10 a.m..sharp. TermB made known on
day of sale.
W. L. Nock, trustee.
Notice?Money for loan on unen?
cumbered real estate.
E. B. Northam,
103 E. Baltimore St.,
Baltimore, Md., or
Stewart K. Powell,
Wasted?A good middle-aged
white woman to do work about a
farm house in a small family. Send
terms and good references to
W. S. D. Fletcher,
January 26, 1898.
Notice?$3,000.00 to loan on real
estate, in amounts not less than
T. B. Quinby, Onancock.
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That govern the buying and selling of merchandise in this store
to supply every demand of the season and to close out odds and
ends when the season is over. In carrying out these principles
we have brought out all our remnant odd lots, in Dress Goods,
Silks, Muslins, Cassimere, Carpets, Coats and Capes, etc., (what
we have left) and marked them at a price regardless of cost, so
low that they will go with a rush. First selections are the best
selections for on some lines the limited assortment will likely^ be
consumed in a very short time. Come early and get your pick.
As to Spring Goods, we have a nice assortment such as house?
keepers will need for early spring sewing, Muslins, Hamburgs
and Laces, Percale, etc. We are also well equipped to supply
Black-Silk, S_atin, Henriettas, Serges and etc , for March and
April travelling dresses. These goods were bought last summer
when goods were cheap and cannot be replaced to-day at 25 per
cent advance. In looking after our customers interest in this
way we are in a position to save you much money.
Thanking you for past favors and soliciting a continuation of
same, we are, Faithfully yours.
-Pocomoke Dry Goods, Carpets and Furniture, Emporium.?
POCO^OtCS CITY. MD.
G^Successor to POLK & BENSON,
Merchant Tailor, -*. Pocomoke City,
5?-Will visit Accomac C. H., ev#y court day with full"?!!
BtsHine of Samples of Suitings in their Seasons.~?a
?Now open and stocked with a full line of?
?We can also fill all orders for?
Coal, Shingles, Lumber, Bricks, Hay, Glass,
?and all kinds of
At the lowest possible prices. You are cordially invited to call.
T- s. Moi^Kirsrs & co.,
Hay, Goal, Flour, Terra Gotta Piping,
General Merchandise, &c.
IN Fertilizers, we have. Baughs High Grade and Rogers Best for onions,
rouud potatoes and peas. We also have for sale Onion Sets, deed
Peas, Potato Bed Frames and Framing already grooved and dressed,
0x8 glass. Egg and Stove Coal, 2240 to the ton.
IN Terra Cotta Piping we have the following sizes: 6,8,10,12, 15, 18, 20
and 24, bought direct from the kilns, and sold cheaper than wholesale
city prices. 18, 20 and 24 inch for well tubes will cost about the same
as cypress tubing superior to it in quality aud will last a century.
IN General Merchandise our stock is always full, well selected and in great
variety, aud we carry in addition to above also Plows, Cultivators,
14 tooth Harrows and other Farming Implements, Hay, Flour, Coal,
&c, also J. M. Masury's Best Liquid Paints. We buy for spot cash
and sell at the lowest margin of profit.
John W. Rogers & Bros.,
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
Dividends (which have averaged during the past ten years more
than 30 per cent, of the premium) paid annually to policy holders,
thus reducing their premiums, and providing insurance at lowest
possible cost, consistent with security.
Endowment policies for investors.
Loan and cash surrender values absolutely guaranteed.
0. L. PARKER, ' - - Onancock, Va.
^"Correspondence invited and particulars cheerfully furnished.
HIGH QRhDE 7 PER GENT GUANO
for Irish Potatoes and Peas and of
first-class Fertilizers for sweet po?
tatoes, corn and other crops. - -
?Solicit the patronage of the Farmers of the Eastern Shore.?
Apply for particulars to their Agents
J. EMORY PITTS, Cape Charles.
F. A. SHIELDS, Exmore.
-Manufacturer of and Dealer in
ACCOMAC FISH PHOSPHATE
-And Acidulated and Crude
UNSOLD FOR CASH CHEAPER THAN EVER BEFORE.