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VCCOMAC corUT HOUSE, VA.
Battjkday. di i.v 21 , J!"'"
Jiui.v I* I iMu.Mis, Bdltoi ..'.I Ownor.
Bo-ml ol Supervisors meeta uexl
Wi uni.i y.
li. nu mber the datee ol Keller Fair.
They nrr July 81at, august 1st. Sod
Mr. Wllllain J. Ayre* ia confined to
bis boin In .? i town and quite ate!
..! t hil timi
Do you wai.! t.? Uiee4 your old
friends Tm j will be 'if Ki ll
Uta. Florene* ftaines, ol Norfolk,
ta visitim; Mitt Beulah 0 eburn, t
Accomac < I
Ui v Mr Tldball "nd wife, ,,f Phil
adelphle, uri' ii Ut. Cnstle,thi guesi
of Dr. aud lira. 1 iffany.
'I lie work ot pulling dOWQ tl
courthouse baa began. A portion o?
tin- root luis been taken off.
Mrs John Fox nnd children, of
Tnekertou, Cf. J . are ur ..i comae G.
li , on u visit to ber sisn r. Mrs. rt
p. Cole bum.
Tin- iYi;h:wuia Fair. Taaley, Va..
rn be found doiuy l>u>iness nt the
pmiuv stand Angus', ll, 16, l'i. 17. Tull
yon mort- later.
The Parksley division ol tin; Eas
tem Snore Pro.luci' F..xeliau>;e wll'
meet al Par kal ey io tbe afternoon oi
Sut inlay, July -'sdi.
The appointments of Kev. W. ft.
Bates at Oak ftrove and ftarrison'a
Ch..pel will lie lilied next Sunday.
Juiy B8d, by air. Qeorge Taylor.
Capt. .John s. Haskins, fi Jauit-s.
\ill*-. North tin p ton, fell trom a cart
?.u Friday ol last week aud had his
thigh broken t>y the wheel passing
?lr. B. P. Warren, -secretaiy, uti
tliori/.-s m to aay, that, "entries in
the speed department of the Keller
Fair will elose, l'uesday, July 34th<
ll p. m.'
Sadie Dennis, ooroled, convicted at
the last term of the eonnty court i?
"attempt to poison" wac taken to the
penitentiary, by Mr. E. K Mason,
Slocum t> Bros., ?>naucock, are
having * closing ont sale, iu order to
run down ti.eir .stock before moving
into their new briek building. See
li. v Thomas Tidball, D. 1>., of St.
Luke's Church, Philadelphia, will
praaefa .".t st James1 Church, Drum
inoiidtown, next Sunday morning,
July 83d Service begins at ll o'clock.
Tb< Handys will give an sntertai i
raent at Onancock Baptist Church.
Tneailay evening. Joly84th, tor the
benefit of ihe Ladies Working So?
ciety of that ob ur eh Refreshments
will be for -...>
liueeoe ft. White and William
Thornton were <ak"i: to the i
State Hospital n:ni Horace Joynes
colored, to the Central State Hospi?
ta! by messengers fi OU said inrtitu
tioiai hut week.
Ai a meeting of thc Virginia Teach,
ere'League al Roanoke, Vu., Monday,
Mr W. A. P. Strang, of Caahviile,
this county, was elected vice-presi?
de.it of the First Oonarossional ids
tii.-t fo? the ensuing year.
at .! meeting of the Board -t Sn
per visors held at the Coori House
July lltb, 1U00, tin- following order
wat. tiit*-r. .1 "Ordered that the
oyster inspectors of the -.-v.-ra! dis
tricts of this county make immediate|
settlement with county treasurer."
Advertisements iu this Issue to
which especial attention is invited:
Cooquesl A- Tull. < >ak Kali; K. F.
ftallleUe, Temperancevilh ; A. H. ft.
Mears, Waebapreagu*; 0.8.Slocomb
A Bros OnanOOCk; A. P. Mear.-. A Co,
Mears Siding' William k Mary Col
The Parksley Baptist Sunday
Behool will hole its annual picnio
Tuesday duly 34, lu thu grove ad?
joining the road leading to Chas.
Byrd's landing, on what is knowu as
the Major Barne* farm. Refresh?
ments served during the day. All
cordially invited, lt the weather is
Inclement? next fair day.
James Burne, colored, wa* tried at
Eastville, ? ie-1 ? v, for an attora] I r
criminal assault Upon iir Fulford
of Seaview, Northampton, Thursday
ot lust week, and sentenced to 16
yenni lu thc penitentiary. He wa.
Indicted on tho day after tbeattempl
to eommit the ensue by ? special
tjrand jury convened tor the purpose,
Bidet -1 Sfanuinii Dunaw y, pastor
of Drumi ><>udtowu and h irborton
Baptist I ).i ii relies fur live ) irs, uow
of Harbin v.-. i? in Aceomao aeootn*
(.anil-.I I jr tm wife and two children
aud the i-iiij"s of his old menin.ts are
open and a beatty welcome assured
to them. Mr. Dunaway will occupy
bal old pulpit at Drnmmoudtowu
Baptist Church Sunday morning, 83d
i . Floyd Nock, trustee, will sell at
public auction to the highest bidder
on Sa;unlay, July 86th* 1900, at ;i
o'olock p. m.. at Cashville. all that
evaluable traaet of laud containing
4*1 acres by recent survey, situated
in Slntkil! Neck, of whicli Henry k
P.irk.-r died adcied and poasessed.
This tract of land is beautifully situ
ated on Onancock creek. For terms
kc. see postern.
The extreme heat continued has
caused much pbysiaal indisposition
iu this vicinity
Mrs. Win. P. Powell, of 8t. Mary's
county, lld . came this week and is
a truest of her mother, Mrs. B M.
Dr. 0. B. Fiuuey coutinues to get
weaker and is in a very low state.aud
there eau not be auy probability of
Miss Josie Sock, daughter of Mr.
N W. Nock has Peen extremely ill
lor some dey4, requiring all of the
Skill of the physicians for her care.
but, we ere glad to note, she is now
Boating for pleasure and recreation
is more In favor this season than for
a few summers patt. There are not
enough comfortable boats uow to
supply the demand. The wonder is
that more attention has not been
gireu to this means of pleasure. A
day on our beautiful creek is refresh"
lng and invigorating.
Prof. Howard Edwards, A. B., L.
L 1)., of thu chair of English aud
Modern Languageein thc Michigan
Agricultural University, is here visit
lug the home of hie father, Kev. F,
M. Edwards; and Mr. Freeman, a
prominent business man of Sussex
county, Vt., and sou in-law of Rev
Mr. Edwards, is a truest at the same
Starving inc land of plenty is
strange, yet our systems are starving
foi- the fri Mids of the season We
crave the juicy fruits aud should
h ive them. A few apples are being
swld here this week at the rate of
ks 40 per barrel, which is four times
what they are briuginif iu the distant
markets Tomatoes are worth 15
ceuts per doxsn Beaches are selling
at 00 to 80 cents per peok. Is there
another market of higher prices than
The two regular steamers of our
line have uot been able to trausport
all of the freight recently and it was
necessary to put on an extra boat
this week The Maggie was substi?
tuted for the Tangier and she put in
to this dock at twelve o'clock: on
Tuesday. She ruus too slowly to
make schedule time and keeps the
patrons wai. ing four or live hours
aud is considered unfit for the work
ol the line. The business affords
Miss Laura Matthews came home
from Baltimore last week.
Mica Weat, of Jersey City, is visit?
ing Mrs. Thomas Gillespie.
Mrs. Mollie Wands, of New York, is
visitiug her uucle Mr. Jas H. Smith.
Messrs Albert and Walter Walsh
arr home from New York on a six
The Bunyan's Pilgrim Band have
beee in our community for the past
week aud report favorably in the sale
of their books.
Our Base Ball nin? defeated the
I'enterville nine last Saturday by the
score of 30 to ll They play the Marsh
Market nine here this Saturday.
Horse racing has gotten to be all the
go around here. The "Cyclone" pac r
aud "i'lug" trotter are a tie uow iu
victories aud it is the duty of the
iiwners to come together once more
and show the public which is the beBt
?>ur Seaside farmers, who have been
pipping by way of Franklin City,are
complaining ol' the way the Exchange
is managed at that point, aud unless
nome change is made they will be
compelled to ship from Hallwood or
We are glad to report, that the Exs
change is giving perfect satisfaction
md its enemies at first are now its
beet Manda. We have already got?
ten our $?"> back and believe that in
the end we will be benefitted hun?
dreds of dollars. Every thoughtful
farmer on the Eastern Shore should
join lt and <jo everything In his
.owe:- to make it a success
Dr. W. C. Ames aud wife, of Smith
li.-ld, are guests of his parents.
Mrs. Dr. Kellam nnd daughter
Mar) are guests of Mrs. Jones.cf Nor?
Mr. Jno Drummond, who for some
weelu has heeu quite ill, is better at
Woodsland near this place owned
by Capt. Billy Read was destroyed
by tire this week.
Mr. Geo Nock, book-keeper for
the firm of Cutler and Bros., of New
Vork. is home on a visit.
Mr. Abe Nock left Thursday of las*
w ek for New York where he has ac?
cepted ;t position lo that dty.
\)r Kinaen nod wife and Miss
Roche, of Hollius, are the guests of
<he Misses Battaile and Mrs. Frank
Batt tile the guest of Mrs. Jno- Ayres.
The young ladies of St. (ieortre's
Junior ftutfd will have a lawn fete
Saturday afternoon, July the 28th.at
PungOteague. Public cordially invi?
\V"duesday. July i~>, there will be
aa al! day iish fry at Cedar Vi^w,
and a boat race at ll o'clock. Re?
freshments of all sorts will be for
sale on the lawu. All wishing a
pleasant sail should go to Cedar View
We are iu receipt of a cargo ol
cypress shingles and feuciug lu vterial,
also a lot of select locust posts, and
keep a trood line of furniture always
Rogers ii Bro.
Make something, grow something,
get something ready for exhibition
at heller Fair this year.
The infant i hild of M.-. A. J. Mc
Malh died Wednesday.
Miss Eva Lewi-, of Hamilton, is th"
guest of Mrs John ).. Ward.
Mr. Edward A. Belote, of North
amptou, is visitiug relatives here this
During the present torrid weather
many of our people are "cooling off"
at Cedar Island.
Mr. E. ft. Coleburn, of Phih.del
phil, ls here on a visit to his uncle,
T. M. Hutchinson.
Mr. Wm. E Mapp, of nour this
pince, has been offered ffiOO for 10o
barrels of sweet potatoes.
Mic Weorgie Joyner, of Pi*t>burg.
Pa., is visiting her parents. Mr aud
Mrs. A T James, near Oaley, this
The directors of the Brid lice Ex?
change met at Onlev, Tuesday, and
transacted much btuiutta relative to
Mrs. Sam Kass, son .ind tbunrhter,
ano Miss Bettie Stansbury, ill of
Baltimore,are summering in our wwii
at the Hotel de Fox.
* linn li Kulirliil.ii.u .>.
A fair will be held at ftuilford
church, August 1st, Wednesday, for
tlie benefit of the church. The ladies
will serve an excellent supper. Cream
aud i-.onfectionaries will be for sale.
Tlie Apron Bazaar and festival,
advertised In last issue to come off in
Taylor's ftrove, Assawainau, July
"24th, has heeu postponed to afters
noon of August 7th.
Au apron and Bonnet bazaar will
be held by the ladies of Emmanuel
Protestant Episcopal Church in the
grove, near the public school build
iug at Oak Hall, iu the af teruoou of
Thursday, August 2d Supper will
be served. Everyone invited.
A fair and restival will be held at
Wattsville M. P. Church, July Math,
The pinna are for a big day aud time.
Everybody invited to come and en*
joy the day with us. Proceeds for
The ladies and trien ls,of ftraut Me.
uiorial M. P. Church, will have s
grand supper and give annual treat
to the Sunday School, Friday, July
27th, if fair weather, If uot on fol?
lowing day, beginning at 1 p. m.
Tbe Ladies Beneficiary Society of
Broadway Baptist Church will hold
their fair on Friday, July 29th, coiu
meuciug at 1 o'clock. Toys, ice cream
confectiouaries aud Slipper at moder?
ate price. If Friday should be rainy
come uext fair day. Public cordially
Holland?Lewis?July 11th, 1000,
near Parksley, by Rev. W. B. Jude?
find. William S. Holland and Miss
Ida M. Lewis.
1900, at Belle Haveu, by Rev. A. A.
Whitmore, William C. Phillips and
Miss Bessie M. Humphreys,
Hart?Bloxom?June 27th, 1900,
at Mappsville, by Rev. J. L. Kin*.
William Hart and Miss Annie
Tkuitt? Mashkv?July 4th, 1900'
at Bloxom, by Rev. John R. (Jill"
Alfred J Truitt aud Miss Mary W.
a* 11 lal t r- Prniliic* Rx cilia ii are Martina al
A public meeting in the interest
of the Produce Exchange will be
held at Fair Oaks on Saturday, July
28th, 1900, beginning at about :i
o'clock, p. m. All persons engaged
iu farming or interested in prices ol
potatoes directly are urged to attend.
The work that the Exchange has
undertaken for betterment of prices
will be fully discussed.
T. B. yuinby.
At'iiiiiiui' Colliny Kluml Mount.
Will hold its au nial meeting at
Accomac C. H. on Monday, August
the (ith at 10 o'clock a. m. All the
trustees are earnestly requested to be
present at the appointed time, to bet?
tie with treasurer, elect a clerk to
the Board aud to determine the time
of opening schools kc
J. D. Parsons, Clerk.
County School Board.
Miss Tyler, whose school hat been
aunouueed to open its seventh ses?
sion, Sept. 17th, 1900, will be associa
ted in the work with Mr. C. W
Mason, formerly of Margaret Acad
Miss Tyler is spending the summer
at Silver Lake, N. Y .taking a course
iu Art, Physical Culture and Elocu?
tion. The new faculty will be able
to offer its patrons the latest aud best
methods of instruction.
I'll Cl Ul III cd I,<>if. ira.
Mail remaining unclaimed in the
postoffice at Accomac, Va,, month
ending July 31st,1900
Mrs. Maria Folly, Miss Lizzie Spar?
row, Mrs. S. A. Taylor, Mr. C. B.
Persons claiming the above will
please say "advertised" and give date
of this list.
Henry C. White, Sr., P. M.
Write to us tor estimates on doora,
Bash, blinds, stair-rails aud all other
kinds of building material, hardware,
paints, Ac. Stock large, prices low.
Mr. R. D. L. Fletcher will be at Ac?
comac C. H., the first day of every
County Court, to -eceive orders for
Cape Charles Ice k Lumber Co.
Everybody goes to the Keller Fair
?the old, the young, the rich, the
poor, the married, the single and
they all enjoy it
For ice cream freezers call on us.
H. 8. Ashby k Co.
Accomac C. H. Va.
Haman il hy Mr. I. T. I'lialim. Jiiiih
ISili, 1000. Dav ant IICtlraHiin air
Sun Cmirlliiiltaa uf A.un.
Let us now turu to the Aborigues
who owned this charmine hunting
ground before it was appropriated
by the white people. Davy Crocket
aaid, he had ''never seen a good In?
dian except, a dead oue," hut he had
never been on the Eastern Shore of
Virginia. The Indians here were a
timid, harmless kind hearted people,
so far as traditions aud our court
records show. They numbered about
2 OOO iu 160s and were ruled by Debe
deavou, (Thc Laughing Kiug) and by
Okiawampe until 1G57. when the
daughter of the latt?r,becaiue Queeu.
Okiawampe died iu I'm7, aud his will
ls ou record at Eastville, lt is abort.
but pathetic. He willed that his
daughter should rule his people, aud
that certaiu of bia great men should
counsel aud advise her, so that she
might rule his people well. He eau
t ion.nl her, aud enjoined it upou the
Indians, to preserve the good will of
their white friends, as he -had done.
What a travesty upou frieudahip
was that, of tile confiscators, who
were fast driving his people from the
face of the earth. He had even Leen
disturbed in his hunting by Richard
Hill, who had drawn a a.'"" on him,
and he, a Kiug. had to complain to
the court aboU t. The Iudiaus were
superstitious al. ut their secret or re
ligious uame. Their idea was, his?
tory tells us, that so long us they
could preveut their enemies from
learning their rel igious uame, no evil
would befall them. It is well known
that Pocahontas was really Mamaka
and it is possible that Debedcavon
and Okiawampe were one and the
same Indian Kiug, or Emperor,
they styled theiuelves. after beiti*
taught tlie meauiug of tlie word.
Their public acts relating to the
whites, are so intermingled, aud uot
very numerous, that it ia difficult to
determine whether they were the
same personage, or whether Oki t
wampe was the heir and successor
of Debedcavon or brother and i<>
ruler as waa Kictopeake.
Tlie Easteru Shore was really a
kiugdom, with a kiug who held his
court at Great IN'uswattocks, or Kan?
dos, as it is uow called. There he
summoned ids "Great Men" who
were his tribal chiefs, to his councils
and there received reports from them
pf aught pertaining to the Indians,
and also their tribute of 8 bushels of
corn for maintenance, and '?> arrow
heads for protection per year, from
In 10i'>7 a sailor from the Bermudas
landed at Aeeom ick ill of small pox.
He was isolated by the physician* or
cliirurgeous aud placed in a log house
iu the woods, but iu a time of delir?
ium he escaped from the cabin, and
wandering to tbe Indiantown inoc?
ulated tint tribe or village, and from
them it spread all over the Eastern
Shore Virgini* causiug them to die
by hundreds?and they always be?
lieved afterwards, that* the sailor had
been sent among them by the whit's
to kill them.
The Accomac Iudiaus proved their
friendship for the whites duriug the j
m.tssacre of 1022 aud 1641?in which
they took no part. History tells us
that Opecaucanough sent messen?
gers to the Accomac Iudiaus,ordering
them to gather a certain poisonous
herb whicli grew on the Eastern
Shore aud uowhere else -11111 send to
him, so that he could poison all the
wells of the white men?but they re?
fused, saying the white men wen
their frieuds, and were golug to belp
them light their enemies,the Wicoco
mococs. The Accomacs were 11
branch of the Powhataus and spoke
their lauguage,who were a branch of
the Meugooes or Miugoes of Penn?
Let us saunter arouud from village !
to village and see some of their loca- |
tions. lu Northampton,as now divi?
ded from Accomack, were the Gin
garkius?a large tribe, oue of the
most numerous on the Shore?and
the last to disappear. The main vii
lage or town of this tribe was loca?
ted upon the "Pocahontas" farm,uow
owned by Mrs McNutt, aud it ex
tended from Indiantown landing ou
that farm, past the present site of
Eastville station some distance to?
wards Eastville. Even as late as 1U02
or later, on ? Mollie Stephens wheu
she got tipsy as she frequently did,
would shout Fm the Ingin Queen,and j
persons much older than herself said
she was doubtless the daughter of the
last Giugarkin King, a queen with"
out maids of honor to miuister uuto
hjr, a sovereign without vassals to
command. Upon one occasion, wheu
decidedly unsteady from too many
potations of "fire water," and had,
judging by the dusty and muddy ap?
pearance of her gown, been down in
the gutter feeling upwards for the
ground, she came dancing and pran
ting as usual through the hotel piaz?
za, now "The Jarvis House" in East?
ville, where some gentlemen were
sitting, aiuoug them a certaiu at tor
uey-at-law, who became oue of our
court judges and who was attired as
usual in th,- most tidy and careful
manner, with immaculate white linen
trousers and marseilles vest. As Mollie
passed him slie shouted ugh! ugh!
I'm the Ingin Queen. Fm tlie Ingin
Queen, aud losing her balance at
that moment, sat down suddenly in
his lap. This raised a latish at hi<
expense, and he became so much ins
censed, that he caused her arrest, and
incarceration, but recovered his tem
per a short time after aud had her
released. This tribe seems to have
bad several branches of outlying
families. First, near Cape Charier, on
Magothy bay, was a small band be?
lieved to be the Magothas?their
home was on the farm formerly
known as the Edward Fitchett place
and uo king is mentioned particular?
ly as their king, nor is any name as?
signed them, bnt they were doubt,
less Magothas. Next is Pomoccoiuou
the King of the Mattawauies. in "Old
Town," or "Huugars Neck." This
also was a small band and very poor.
Tiiey soon became a care aud charge
upon the whites. Tepiapon ruled the
Niiswattocka in Elliotts Heck iir
Bruton, who is considered au au
?amity ou the Indian dialect, says,
this word Nuswattocks. meaus a
st. viiii between two streams. This
baud also was a small one, and a
brunch of the Giugaakina undoubled
ly. Crossing tlie Hue northwards, we
meet Audiauiau, the King of tlie Oe*
cohauuocks and Currattosks, whose
villages were near the extremities of
Scarburgh's and Cradock Necks.
Until recently I lure believed that
Cradock Neck was so called in iiouoi
of Lieut. Cradock, at Old Plantation,
but within the past 12 mouths I
have seen au item lu our court rec?
ords, the original of which was evi?
dently written by Parson Tcackle?
in which he mentioned his plantation
on Currattock?showing that the
uame is really the Indian word. Our
next village is that of Debedeavou,
ye Laughing Kiug, ye Emperor of ye
Easteru Shore aud Kiug of ye Great
.Nuswattocks, as Nandun was called
by tlie Indians, situated ou Nandun
Creek. The Laughing Kim:, once
sent a deputatiou of Iudiaus from
Nandun to Accomack, with two In?
dians in pince of a white mau and a
boy who had been killed by some
Indians up the hay?they brought
iIso quantities ot Roauoke aud
beaver skins as a pence offering.
Wheu the Interpreter delivered their
message to the commander, Col.
Obedience Robins, he said, "God for?
bid that 1 should take au Iudian for
a white man," and did order them
all to reembarque iu their canoes,
and return to their King. The In?
dians, however, hesitate^ about re?
turning without their mission having
been accomplished us their King had
directed, ami they did not depart for
several days, whereupon Dau'l. Oug
lev, at whose house they had landed
put them to work, and took charge
of the Roanoke aud Beaver for his
own use, which conduct reachiug the
ears ot Col. Robins, he caused Cul?
ley's arrest, aud hurried the Iudiaus
away in their boats with their pres
eut as tliey had brought it. Tills
closed the affair. From Namibia we
next reach Kkeeks, King of the
Oauaucocks, on the OauRUCOck river,
now called Onancock. Next to that of
Debedeavou aud Okiawampe
natue appears oftener in our court
records than that of any other Iudiau.
Nowthetraweu ruled the Ohcscones*
aei, ou Cheacouessex creek, Poca
hokes was King of the Cliiucoteagues,
ou Chiucotengue bay, Awusceceucas
was Kiug of the Kicotanks, Conan
tismiuoc, King of the Matchateagues
and Matom, Kiug of the Matomkins.
These were all small bauds of Indians,
but the Matebapuugoes were a large
tribe and had several villages, one at
or near Wacliapreague, another low?
er down the neck and yet anotherou
the woodlands and Brownsville farms
th Northampton Dr. Brintou say/,
the word Matchapungo means line
duct, or Hies, aud us the uame be?
longed to Hog Island, us well na to
the river sud to the Iudiau tribe, we
may reasouably infer iu the absence
of a nj thing to the coutrarj, that
the saud or mosquitoes ou Hog
Island gave rise to the name,
Their money waa Roanoke or Raw
reuoke, which was made of shells, or
pieces of shells, with holes bored
through them, and strung ou buck?
skin thongs?(hey paid it out by the
arm's leugth, aud their chief artiel
ot traffic with the whites was heaver
skins. They were very poor, their
wealth was all lu nature's storehouses,
tiny bttilt none for themselves, and
lind they possessed any. they had uot
the energy, the industry, aud provi?
dence to have laid by anything In
these. Tiley li vt-il mainly on tish,
oysters and clams as piles of shells
near villages attest Yet deer, bears,
wolves, wild cats, beaver and small
g tine,were pleutiful?and iu oue place
1 hnve seen that an I nd.un sold their I
mooseskins. Game rapidly diminished I
after the arrival of the whites. When
their powder, shot aud fowling pieces
broke the stillness of the forest, and
SCut echoes reverberating from short
to shore, away fled the game, aud
away went one half of the Indians'
means of subsistence with it.
The plantation of Ac.iounc grew in
Strength until iu HUM wheu there were
iSUli persons here.
On the 2d of March, 1648, the name
of tlie plantation of Accomack was
changed to Northampton Co. It is
said that it was changed thus, in
honor of Col. Obedience Robins, who
was from Lon gbuckbie in Northamp
tonshire, England. Ai at that, time
farm after farm was being settled
upon and improved,tobacco and corn
were the main crops,aud tobacco aud
beaverskins were the commodities
which corresponded to our silver
and gold at the ratio of about 10 to 1.
All taxer, fines and business trans?
actions, except those of very large
amount, were made in these com?
modities as a basis. Occasionally ster?
ling money was used.
Domestic animals were imported.
The horses came mainly from Fland?
ers, and cattle from Holland. They ;
were investments which paid large j
profits, and were common legacies to
children, especially young children,
as with the iucrease, the child would
have a nice herd of stock when of
marriageable uge, or preparing to
settle in life.
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t'r< ?l<llur 1:1.1 ? r A|i|ii>liilm<-iltv
Pungoteague, Harborton?July 21.
22, a. m.
Belle Haven, Broadwater?July 22,
p. m ; 2li.
Franktown, Franktown?July IS.
Onancock, Andrew Chapel?July
The Norfolk and Eastern Shore
District Conference will be held at
Franktown July 24th, Nth, Mtb.
Opening sermon by Rev. S. S. Lam?
beth. D. D. Alternate, Rev. R. M.
Chandler. Parties wishing any spe?
cial information will please write to
Rev. George H, Ray, D. D? Frank
W. E. Judkius. P. E.
B 8 Ashby k Co.. have reduced;
their $4 patent leather shoes to |3,25,1
''upi Jame*, R. Matthews died at
tin- Atlantic Hotel, Chlaeotangtie,
Va., on the nth of July, 1100, lo thl
roth >>ur of In's age.
This announcement willi lie reeelv*
ed with universal regret by th* many
friends of tlie deceased, fo;- ne was
widely known arni highly esteemed
for his luauy estimable qualities.
Boru iie,,r Horutown on the Utii day
of October. 1821, he had spent nearly
his whole lite in the upper section of
this county, lu his earlier years he
was engaged in the mercantile buai
USta, at the abOVC town, and in addi
tion to this was largely engaged lu
the vessel trade, transporting wood
and other valuable cargoes to the
northern markets. Subsequently bc
carried the mail between Ohiueo
tcaguc >md the mainland. Some
twenty two years ago he puicnaaed
the Atlantic Hotel. Chincoteague, of
which, he assumed the proprietor?
ship and continued until the day of
his death. In this last position, per?
haps, he was best known, for the
Atlantic has prospered since bc Br I
took pocccsaion ami ls now justly
conceded to be one ol thc best kept
hotels iu auy town in any section of
An estimable neighbor, upright
citizen and jovial companion be was
a geueral favorite with all who knew
hiui Up to the time of hts last iii
liesa iie never lost his spirits but wits
as bright hearted and genial ai lo the
days of his youth. Indeed the large
porch iu front of thc Atlantic Hotei,
seems lacking without his ,
ligure and genial face His death
hus ea-t a gloom over the comm unity.
The writer, Who for years past has
been en inmate of his hons.-, will
sadly miss the warm hearted aud
generous friend from whom fie
never received aught but kind
Verily.a good man has fall in and th >
sympathy of this whole community
goes out to the grief stricken relatives
of the deceased. May "He who doeth
all things well" soothe aud comfort
them in this, their sud bereavement.
He leaves a widow, t,one of the bett
of living women ) aud three children,
Wm. J. Matthews, Mrs. K. H. Wilcox
ot Mystic. Connecticut, aud Mrs. Ida
Jones, wife of Rev. Geo. P. Jones, of
Townsend, Delaware. His ivuiaius'
after short services at the house con?
ducted by Revs. J. W Gray am! Wm.
ft Melvin were taken to the Baptist
cemetery at Pocomoke city, where the
burial service was conducted by Rev.
Mr. Handy of the Baptist Church,
in the presence of many Borrowing
friends. Ifaj ne rest in peace
Mrs. Elizabeth LeCato McMath.
wite of A. J. McMath aud daughter
of L. Thomas Lecato, died Monday
morning after a lingering illness at
her home near Onley, aged 12 years
and was buried ou Wednesday iu Mt.
Holly cemetery, after funeral services
at Onley M. E. Church. South, con?
ducted by her pastor, Rev. J. R. Grif?
fith, assisted by Revs. W. J. Twilley
and L. E. Spencer, in the presence of
a large number of sorrowing friends.
Mrs. McMath was a lady of liue
christian character and was held In
high esteem hy a large circle of r \
atlvec, and friends. She is survived
by her husband and live children,
Olin, Edwin, George, Eva and Helen
McMath. Au infant named I ir tier
Mrs. Margaret D. Bell, wife of Mr.
William P. Bell and daughter of Slr.
.Julio J. Blackstone, died Wednesday
after a short illness at her linne at
Accomac C. H., aged 88 year.-. After
funeral services at St. .James Episco?
pal Church on Friday, conducted by
her pastor, Rev. .J. F Burks, she
was laid to n-i.t iu tin family bury
ibg ground iu the town.
The deceased Wats a most e.-timi
hie lady aud had the respect and es
teem ol' everyone?to her family the
loss is irreparable. Her husband and
one sou, Willie Bell, survive her
Mr. William Beasley died Tuesday,
of last.week ol brights disease, at bis
home near. Craddockvlllc, aged about
04 years. After fuueral servloes at
the M. B. Church. South. Harborton
Wednesday, conducted hy bis pastor
Rev. W. H. Gregory, his raniaina
were buried in Hutchinson burying
ground near that place. He is survi?
ved by his wife and four children.
He was jiu old Confederate soldier
and a worthv citizen
For Rknt?For year 1901 my farm
situated in Scarborough's Necfe,ndnp
ted to stock raising and with good
shore for planting oysters. Land is in j
good state of cultivation. Apply to
A. T James,
Foti Rknt?For the year 1901, tbe
farm in Leemont, where J. K.Crosley
now resides. For particulars address
F. J. Barnes.
?222 Union, St .
For Rknt?For year 1901 the farm
in SUutbklll Neck, near Oashvlllc,
lately occupied by Kzekil V. Smith.
It is convenient to churches, schools
Hinl steamboat wharf. For particu?
lars apply to
Lloyd M. Smith.
Notick ?Any one wanting corn or
hay can get it by culling on the un*
dersigued at Hallwood, as we keep it
on band all the time at low prices.
J. F. Lankford and
\V. H. Hall.
Notck -We will pay ?j ceuts for
country sides aud shoulder meat and
ten cents for harm in exchange for
flour and other merchandise.
James A. Hall k Co.
During last May an infaut child of
our neighbor was suffering from
cholera iufautum, The doctors had
giveu up all hopes of recovey. I took
a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera aud Diarrhoea Remedy to the
house,telling them I felt sure it would !
do good if used according to direc!
tious. lu two days time the child had i
fully recovered. The child is now vu- j
oroua and healthy. I have recommen
ded this remedy frequently and have}
never known it to tail.?Mrs. Curtis
Baker, Bookwaltt-r. Ohio. Sold by
Wiu. f. Bell A Co. Accomac O. H..
?SPRING CLEANING- ?
Spring cleuuitiK makes lively times at our store, the new mat?
tings aro coming iu daily and they ure going too, nearly as fast
M they arrive. We bought them before they crossed the ocean
from China and we are getting them as they are landed. The
Chinese are as good or better than ever anti the cotton warps
still lead in beauty. We recommend the Chinese for hard use,
and the cotton warps for the dainty rooms such as bed rooms and
Chinese IO to 35 cts. Cotton Warps 20 and 25 cts.
Ingrain, Brussels, Velvet and Moquet Carpets, Hugs, Hassocks,
Art Square*, Bte.
Lace Curtains 60 to $5.u0. Spring Roller Curtains 10 to $1.00.
Refrigerators $5.oo, $7.50 and upwards. Ice Chests $3.50 to $7.60.
Special showing of the latest productions in wash fabrics this week
Very tiaeerely roora
We $* Mmkimmm & Mam,
POCOMOKE CITY. MO.
H WORD TO THE WISE IS SUFFICIENT.
Largest stock, heat maortiuent and lowed prices of General Merchan?
dise nrj to be fouud at A. H. <i. Menu-, Waebapreagne, Va. We always
buy uh many goods in dull times aa lu good times, aud why'.' because others
do not buy many, deuce we are better prepared to fii! your order* thau auy
other timi. Wt buy and sall for ceeb, SQ that accounts for our low prices.
We find wi are over stocked In ladles and to leece shoes and Slippers,, so
have decided to idoae several lines aa follows: $^.i)0 to $:i SO Shoes from
|] 00 to $1 'J8, $2.00 to 12.50 Shoes from fl 00 to *1.7?, Dress (iooda?to close
?."> to B cent toods now 2$ to 4 cent? yard, 10 to IS cent goods now 5 to 7?
cents yard. IO to ':u cent goods uow 12i to lil cents yard, .10 cent goods now
?ir, cents yard, $1.00 to f l.iiO goods now GO to BO cents yard, |5 00 Tea Set for
$3.1)8 set. Scent Toilet Soap St cents cake, Washing Soda 1 cent pound,
Matches t200 c) 1 cent box, Clothes i'm" 1 cent dozen, 10 oz. eau Hakiug
Powder 5 cents each, Roasted Coffee 10 ceur* pound. Oleine Soap .'1 cents
cake, Featherstone Bicylei, ti. i J. tires, price $40 00 uow $28 00, Feather?
stone 1'jOO Oicyie, M. k W. tires, now |SS 00. Featherstone 1900 Bicycle,
Flushing tiree u'<v/ |20 00, Jobs from |12 00 to $1 , 00. lu addition to above
low prices we ;jive a ladies'gold wate'i free. 1 ticket with each 25 cents
und 1 draw for 20 lekete or fe" purchase. Watch to be delivered August
20th. We oller $1,800.00 worth of goods for |780.00 Gall early while stock
is complete and obllgi,
Yours very resiiectfully,
&.. H. G. MEARS,
W a o h a p r ? a g u e, Va.
aYi ii. ? || Hocked In thia hue to 011 your orders, In ootton warps wc have boufht
...-it.!.-i ns and colorings very rich and pretty, nuiclna In price tn>ra so to v,
? .M-. i'li inns, wi- idao have quite au assortmonl ol pdttorm ir. an LBJS; tomi cents.
We have now on sale the Puritan Wickless Blue flame tor warner cooking. Bretf
il aul i hai.' one. Call to iee them.
ik Chamber suns tod Blttebc
rice *rt.mi. *s.T.'>. tl-'.jn. IU..'*), I
TUB Belle Haven Furniture Go's
V'ouriitu-nii..- o our line ol Uolden uuk Chamber suns tnd flldohnataai
Have Jual rt-teh ed a beautiful line of Couchoa. Price *U"J, ts.it, HMO, |u..'ai, NftJO,
Udverinirs especially pretty.
A CLEARING OUT SALE.
We expect to get in our new building: the first of August and
wc don't want to have so many summer goods to move, and we
have determined to let them go at almost any price. Summer
Lawns, Dimities, Organdies, Piques, Percals, Duck, French
Ginghams. India Linens, Palmor Suitings, &c, <&c , now at
greatly reduced prices, to close out. Shoes, Shoes?we carry the
best ladies' and children's shoes on the Shore for the money, we
except none. We have them made, we don't deal in shoddy or
paper shots and we have a lot of men's vici in tan and black that
will be closed out at big bargain, aud a few straw and crash hats
will KO at coat and below. We don't want to have to move them
in our new building, and many other things that we will give
you big bargains in.
We are now located next to Capt. Hopkins brick buildings
on North St. Give us a call and you will go away pleased.
C. S. Slocomb & Bros., Onancock, Va.
Hay, Coal, Flour, Bricks, Lime, Lathes,
Shingles, Terra Cotta Piping,
IN Fertilizers are have BauaiisTpei eeut., Rotten Beat, Peruvian Uuauo.
Rearers Plo. i. Baughs Double Bugle and Corn Phosphate, for, round
potatoes', peas, onions, coru ami sweat potatoes
IN Terra Gotta Piping we have the following sizes: 6,8,10,12, Iii, 18, 20
...wi ai limn- .f direct from the kilns arni sold ch.- *'-*"'.'"
John W. Rogers & Bros.,
My entire Stock except Groceries
AT COST FOR CASH.
Below I will give you a few prices to show you I mean business.
Calicoes, Lawns and Dimities at your own pricos for the
Cash. Still have a big line of Dress Goods, Laces and Trimmings
which I will sell regardless of cost I have a few suits of heavy
Ready- Mad? Clothing which any one could save money by buy?
ing now. Shoes, I have now all sizes and prices to suit you.
Mason's quarts cans 5'5 cents dozen, Levering Coffee 121 cents
pound, Gold Dust Washing Powder i cunts box, Washing Soda
ft pounds for 6 cents.
Remember I want to make a change in business by August
1st, and goods must go at some price.
.Wi bushels No. 1 yellow corn at 66 cents per bushel.
1 cow fresh to pail will sell cheap for cash
iafr-All persona indebted to me must settle samo by August
1st, or their claims will be put in officer's hands for collection.
Please bear in mind the date as all bills must be paid by that
E. tf\ &XJXJL.X-ETTE.
Pocoujoke City, ? ? Md.
A. T. White. Mau'trr.
New Brick House. All The
Modern Conveniences. Electric [<
Light*. Electric Kells. Bath \f;
and Sample rooms. i?jj
i'irst- Class Bur.
Hus: Meeta all Trains.
TERMS??1.50 per day.