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ACCOMAC C. H., VA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1908.
G. WALTE.t MAI'.' J. UuOOKS M ,fP
I Give? The
Headquarters For Holiday Shoppers.
Here's Wishing a Merry
Christmas to Everybody.
Don't worry about what to get for Christmas gifts, but
come and see our splendid assortment of pleasing and
popular selections for people of every agp and condition.
From appropriate little mementoes that cost a mere trifle,
to richer and more expensive presents our stock is com?
plete in evrey detail. < onie in and look over our great
variety of desirable new novelties, and you are certain to
see many things that are just exactly the right article for
the person you wish to remember.
We suggest below a few useful and desirable articles suitable for Christmas presents
and any selection made now from our holiday stock will be held at your option and de?
livered whenever it suits your convenience.
Stock That ls First In Variety And Quality And Fairest In Price.
This department is filled to
overflowing with appropriate'ris Chair, Foot Stool,
and attractive gifts for the
Gifts For Mother
that are sure to please?Silk
waist pattern, cloth for a
skirt, set of furs, black silk
pe- ticoat, sewing table, cut- holidayshopper,
ting table, material fora suit,: Davenpol.ts Parlor Suits,
shopping Umbrella Jars. Library Ta?
bles, Music Cabinets, Work
Baskets, Shirt Waist Boxes,
Easy Chairs, Book Cases,
A host of pretty and inex- china Closets, Desks,Couch
pensive gifts for young and ; es, Toilet Tables, Chiffoniers,
old: Hair Receivers, Gloves, Pedestals, Card Tables,
Presents for Father
that he will appreciate
pair kid gloves,
bag, rain coat.
At The Notion Counter.
Pocket Books, Pins, Military
Brushes, Barrettes, Phoenix
Mufflers, Handkerchiefs, Nail
Files, Ties, Jewelry Cases,
Table, Clothes Tree, Dress
Suit Case, Traveling Bag,
Nice Umbrella, Shaving
Stand, Leather Rocker,
Stands, Costumers, Buffets,
Parlor Cabinets, Tete-a-tetes,
Servettes, Combi nation
Desks, Roll Top Desks, Gilt and embroidered
Collars, Paper Weights, j Furniture, Rockers-75c. to Corset Covers, 25c. tox$1.50,
Purses Silk Mufflers Ruch-$37.50. Nothing is more ap-Short Japanese Kimonas,
mg' i. nat / inST Fo5der>!propriate as a Xmas gift $1.25 and $1.50, Shawls,50c.
Made Suit and Coat De?
Tailor Made Suits, b7.00
to 835.00, Rubberized Coats,
$9.00 to 818.00, Silk Petti?
coats, S3.50 to 810.00,
Heatherbloom Skirts plain
7 - - 7
Hat Pins, Powder,
Powder Jars, Xmas' than a nice comfortable rock- to'$6.0o7sweaterl,ln"slzes
Cards and Seals, Comb and
Brush Sets, Ruffs for Neck?
wear, Toilet Powder, Nut
Sets, Sachet Powder, Pins,
Back combs, Belt Buckles,
Match Safes, Perfumery,
Post Card Albums, Bedroom
Slippers, Manicure Sets,
Shaving Sets, Shopping
Bags, and a large variety of
articles other than those
mentioned above, ranging in
price from 5c. to 85.00.
No Gift is so Acceptable as a Set
er. We take great care in. and prices, Childrens Coats
selecting our Furniture to se- any siie and price, Ladies'
cure the new, ocM and out
of the ordinary shapes, such
as Corner pieces. Mission
Pieces for Library and Den
and many other pieces that
help to make the home at?
tractive and inviting.
Ranging in price from 10c.
to $15.00. The largest and handsome gift or lay i
best collection we have ever supply for yourself. Values
Long Coat, $3.75 to $28.00,
Infants Caps and Bonnets,
American Lady Corsets.
Special Holiday Stock.
of Renaissance Squares,
Lunch Cloths, Scarfs and
Center Pieces also Table
Linen, Napkins and Towels.
An opportunity to make a
You know our reputation
as Fur Dealers. Won't you
investigate the holiday Gilt Mirrors, 80.OO to b20.00.
equipment? Throw Scarfs,
Neckpieces. Muffs and other
makes of all kinds and prices.
are not quoted but you can
count on saving money in
Why Not Give an Umbrella?
No one ever owns too
Art Squares and Rugs
in great variety, 75c. to $40. many and few people think
Also Childrens Fur Sets in Portieres and Curtains all of buying themselves a real
great variety, at very low prices. Nothing brightens a ly good one. We have them
prices. There is nothing you home and makes it more ranging in price from 50c. to
can give the little ones that,cheerful than pretty carpets $10.00.
they will appreciate more and rugs.
than a set of furs. ~-~ 7TT
Trunks, Suit Cases.
gifts for the men, Trunk,
Plain Hemmed, Embroidered Dress Suit Case, Traveling
The most up-to-date and Colored Bordered and Initial Bag, Grip Telescope.
reliable Millinery Establish- Handkerchiefs.
ment on the Shore. As it is
at the close of the season we Hosiery.
them all prices.
Comforts, Spreads, Blankets.
Down Comforts, $4.00 to
are offering great attractions in Black Lisle,Black Silk and 01 ^00 sXen Comforts
in prices on all trimmed hats. Tnn- nil nrirps !}5a5V? Aa?^??? .^0?tort?>
prices on an trimmea nats. Tan
Also find in this department,'
Veiling in all the popular
Puffs and Hair Rolls.
from 10c to $1.00.
12, 14 and 16 button length,
552.75, $3.00 and $3.50. Short
Gloves in all the leading
$1.00 to $3.50, White Spreads
75c. to *5.00, Blankets, 50c.
Crepe De Chene Scarfs.
Flowered Silk Scarfs, from
50c. to 83.50.
The space on this sheet will not permit us to mention the numerous HOLIDAY
BARGAINS that can be obtained at this store at prices that will surprise every pur?
chaser of Xmas Gifts. We however extend to every one an INVITATION TO
Visit Our Store
at an earlv a date as possible and examine our immense stock of HOLIDAY GOODS.
Our clerical force has been greatly increased for the Holiday rush so that everyone will
receive prompt and courteous attention.
By LULU JOHNSON.
Copyrighted, 1908, by Associated
A mere toddler of u boy stood ou the
bank above Hie railroad track. lu bis
baud was a stone. Alining blindly, be
tossed tbe stone upon tbe track, and
lt snuggled against tbe gleaming rall.
In less than forty-eigbt hours that
stone, tossed by a baby hand, had
thrown Wall street and tbe money
market of thc country Into a panic.
Tbe single track of the little western
road afforded rough traveling. Not
many of tbe travelers aboard that par?
ticular train even noticed tbe somewhat
harder Jolt when the car wheel struck
But Gilbert Falrbain, smoking a
"good night" cigar ns he leaned alone
against the miling of the observation
car*? platform, felt tho jar?and then
felt uothlng more.
And lt was two weeks before Wall
street learned that Falrbaln, tbe one
man who could have stopped the panic,
had boon found beside tho tracks and
removed to a farmhouse on the quarter
section nearest the road.
For ten days he bad been uncon?
scious, nnd for two days or more he
had been in no condition to be left
alone. There was but one Inmate ol
that fartnhouso besides himself, and
she had been too busy nursing him to
make the trip to the nearest town to
report that bo bad been found.
As soon as his whereabouts had been
discovered the lonesome little town was
overrun willi people. Crave and learn?
ed physician! from the oast were hur?
ried westward on special trains nnd a
regiment of nurses Attended thom, but
Falrbain waved them all away.
"I don't need you," he said Irritably.
"Little Mrs. Bodington pulled me
thmugh without a lot of palaver or
thousand dollar doctors to help her.
Leave a couple of nurses to wait on
her. and tho rest of you go away."
"There is an excellent hospital not
fifty miles from hoie," sugge>ted the
family physician. "I can look after
you with better assurance of success?
"Hugden, you're an ass," declared
Falrbaln irritably. "This little woman
nursed mo single handed through an
attack of brain fever. I guess she can
attend to the convalescence."
"I will not undertake to bo respon?
sible for tho consequences," said Bug*
den, with ponderous emphasis,
"You don't have to bo." was the acrid
response. "You are going to be packed
out of boro, the whole lot of you. I've
spent most of my lifo with a doctor on
OM side of me nnd a lawyer on tbe
other. I'm sick of lt all, and I'm en?
titled to a rest."
He looked contentedly about the tiny
room. The outlook from the narrow
paned windows was dreary, nnd the
room Itself was walled with rough
plaster and decorated with cheap prints
In homemade frames. .
Tho bed on which he rested was a
wooden affair with a cotton mattress
mid coarse colton sheets, but the
shoots wero Immaculately clean, nnd
there was an nlr of horniness about
the place that Falrbaln had not known
Ile closed his eyes contentedly and
dozed off. Bugden, mindful of his fat
fees, unlicd In deferential silence dur?
ing tho half hour tho nap lasted.
Fairbain's glance fell first on him ns
his eyes opened again.
"You still hero;" he cried, "hugden,
if you don't take tho first train back
to New York I'll make you sue for
whatever I owe you and I'll take lt on
appeal and appeal until you spend
ev.ry cont you ever made off of me.
Now get out of here."
Sugdon took his departure, vowing
that his patient was insane, but Falr?
baln only smiled contentedly nnd
turned lo the sweet faced woman who
sat beside the bcd.
"That's the way to talk to those
sharks." ho declared. "I have a head
ache, and Bugden gives me something
to make lt worse. Then he doctors mc
for the new 'disease' and sends In r
bil' a yard long. This ls the time 1
"I am glad that you were not
moved," said the woman softly. "]
think that tho excitement would han
been bad for you."
"It ls not thc trip I was dreading,'
admitted Falrbaln frankly. "I like 1
here, nnd I want to stay a little while
My secretary will stay over lu towt
nnd bring my important mall even
day, and the two nurses will relievi
you of the watchful nights.
"If you want anything else, buy i
or hire it or something. Wilson wil
give you what money 1 need. Wilso:
ls a fine fellow," he added. "He cami
Into my office this fall as a clerk, am
I took n fancy to him and made hin
my confidential man. He took to thi
Job as though he had known me am
my affairs since he was horn."
"It must be very nico io have sonii
one to do your work the way you wan
lt done," she said softly. "I am gla<
that you are so pleased with him."
"I'm pleased with him," said Fall
bain meaningly, "so long as you ar
not too well pleased with him. Yoi
won't be pleased with him?" he plead
"No more than lam now," she prom
ised. and with that Falrbaln was cor
tent. Ile was convinced that mone;
was omnipotent and that even here o
the prairie it could purchase the lov
of the little woman who had mnde hlr
Falrbaln was in love with his newl
found home comforts rather than wit
tho woman herself, but this he did nc
know, although, when there was n
longer any pretext for prolonging tl
stay, he spoke bravely enough.
"I need you very much," he said ea
nestly. "I have a bouse that cove
half a tquare In the most expensh
residential district in New York,
have three yachts, something like
dozen automobiles and all thnt sort i
thing, but I have no home. Not sim
I was a boy have I realized what hoc
was like. My wife was no hom
maker, and when she died I nev
darctl repeat the experiment with tl
women In the set 1 lived In. You a
anicrent. ' i or yean I have been Hun?
gry. Don't you think that you can
como and make it for mo?"
Tho little woman paused for a mo?
ment and scanned the face of the
multimillionaire as earnestly as though
she had not devoted weeks in that pur?
There was no ardent affection lu tone
or look. Falrbaln discussed the matter
with as much feeling as though he was
discussing tiie making of some railroad
deal witli his fellow magnates. Ile was
not the young lover, but the elderly
widower in need of a homemaker.
'Ile girl she was little more than
that?nodded her head lu an affirma?
"I'll make the home for you, but not
as your wife. I am not a widow, you
"I nm married," continued the girl
hurriedly. "I married when I was on
the stage, I married a boy who never
had had a home, and I made one for
him?out here where nothing matters.
Ile was home hungry. I knew that I
would spoil all his chances if I mar?
ried him. I also knew that he would
spoil lils own chances If I didn't, so I
"After our boy was born?that was
tho second year we were here?he
went back east and took a name that
was neither his nor mine to show his
father that he was able to work for
the woman he loved. I am married to
your son, Mr. Falrbaln. I guess you've
forgotten that Gregory married Martha
Bodington. From what Gregory told
me, you called nie everything but my
right name at that last interview."
"Perhaps I did," was the shamefaced
reply. "I guess I did not know what
I was saying, and I'm certain that I
didn't know the sort of a girl I was
"We'll forget that now," offered
Martha. "Let the past bc forgotten
for the sake of the boy."
"But Gregory?" asked Falrbain.
"There," Martha pointed out over
the prairie, whore the secretary was
to be seen riding ncross thc section
with the mall.
"And Wilson is Gregory? You mean
to say I didn't know my own boy when
I hired him?" asked Falrbain. with a
chuckle. "To think that all tho time
ho lias boon boro I've been fretting
because I feared that you might learn
to love him. And all that time you
were married to him. I'm rather glad,
my dear, that I made my second mar?
riage by proxy, so long as you will
make a home for Greg and the boy
"I was so afraid that you would rec?
ognize Greg," said Martha as she re?
garded the tall flgureof the secretary
with a look of frank ndmiration.
"Ile assumed an excellent disguise,"
reminded Falrbaln. "I never though!
to find my son a worker, my dear
That's another thing I have to thank
you for," nnd Falrbaln sighed witt
relief. Ile had found n home while
retaining his domestic independence
nnd the son for whom his heart cried
out was restored to him again.
Changes In Boston.
In lt'3i*> one of the suburbs of Bos
ton was Newe Towno, which In IO
was changed to Cambridge and as tin
seat of Harvard university has an in
tornntlonal reputation today. Bind
the early lines were fixed Cambridge
obtained by annexation a part ol
Charlestown, but has coded land tc
the towns of Waltham, Rrightou, Wa
tertown, Belmont and West Cam
bridge, the latter now known as Ar
Tho Boston of 1690, called Tri-Moun
tain, was very different from the Bos
ton of today. Its area was not exten
she. nilhongh lt Included the largo
portion of Quincy, out of which tin
town of Braintree was made at n late
period. The first annexation! to Bos
ton were Noddles island (East Boston
and the territory now covered by Chel
In KV40 Boston lost its rights in Quin
ry, which were acquired by the towi
of Braintree. Subsequent additions t
Boston have boon Roxbury, Dorches
ter, West Roxbury, Brighton, Charles
town and a part of Brookllne.
As an Independent munleipalit;
Charlestown, which was settled a
earlj as Boston, gave birth to Somei
ville, Woburn. Malden. Stoneham am
Millford and furnished land to Can
Value of the Architect.
The members of 11 country club, th
building and decoration of whose clul
house had been placed entirely in th
hands of the architect, even to the ni
nutest furnishings, found themselvc
In need of now window shades and
few other small household neeessitle
Instead of buying the things then
selves, they sent for the architect I
come out and look things over au
order appropriate fittings.
"That is not at all an unusual case
said the architect. "I can show yo
houses that I planned moro than twei
ty-five years ago that have never bec
furnished with so much as a ne
chair without my being consulted firs
Having deferred entirely to my judi
mont In the first place, those confidir
patrons aro afraid to trust their ow
t 1 taste in the smallest matter, and thc
will probably continue to ask my a<
vice in every little detail of decoratlc
as long as they occupy the house."
New York Globe,
"We find the prisoner not guilty 1
reason of Insanity."
"But the plea was not that of i
sanity," remarked the court.
"That's just the point we made," r
Joined the foreman. "We decided th;
any man who didn't have sense enouj;
to know that an insanity plea was tl
proper caper must be crazy."?Phil
He Was Sensitive.
Blobbs?You're pretty much stuck c
Miss Gobbs, aren't you, old mat
Hobbs?I was once, but after wh
she said to me last night I'm not goli
to pay any more attention to he
Blobbs ? Gee! What did she sa;
Freshby-Profossor. Is it ever pos:
hie to take the greater from the less'
"There ls a pretty close approach
lt when the conceit ls taken out of
:e freshman."?Jewish Ledger.
An Early Eighteen** Century Inter?
preter of Hard Words.
Bailey's Universal Etymological Dic?
tionary, with the subtitle, "An Inter?
preter uf Hard Words," was hrst pub?
lished In London in 1721. Most of its
definitions aro eccentric, and some of
them Incredibly so. Here are speci?
mens plucked at random;
Man A creature endowed with rea?
Thunder?A noise known by persons
A Rainbow?A meteor of divers col?
Weapon Salve?A sort of ointment
whic li ls said to cure a wound by be?
ing applied to the sword or other weap?
on thal made the wound.
Balloon?A football; also a great ball
with which noblemen and princes use
Cow?A beast well known.
Milk?A food well known.
Peacock?A fine bird.
Elephant?The biggest, strongest and
most intelligent of all four footed
Medlar.?A fruit which is grateful to
tho stomach, but is not ripe till lt be
Snow?A meteor well known in north?
erly and southerly climates, especially
beyond the tropics.
Mouth?Part of the body of a living
Eye?An instrument of death.
HELPED THE BOYS.
Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Wight inhabitants are
not alone in speaking of "going to
England'' when they leave their own
fragment of the kingdom. A patriotic
Cornishman also "goes to England"
when be crosses the Tamar. Similar?
ly Inhabitants of the Kalkan peninsula
talk of "going to Europe" when they
leave their own corner of the conti?
nent?In curious contrast with the peo?
ple of our own Island. Wo regard our?
selves as both of and in "Europe." and
accordingly it is only "the continent"
that we visit. Tho record In the
splendid Isolation line ls probably held
by that minister of the Cunibraes, In
the Clyde, who prayed for a blessing
upon "the Inhabitants of Groat nnd
Little Cumbrae and the adjacent is?
lands of Great Britain and Ireland."
The Tower of Famine.
The Torre dolla Fame, or Tower ol
Famine, was noted for Its grewsomi
hisiory. It once stood in Pisa, Italy
but there are now no traces of It
Count Fgoilno dolla Gberardschs
whom Dante immortalized, was thc
hoad of the Guelphs, and because ol
his tyranny and accredited attempt
to place bis country in bondage lu
was antagonized and finally eonquerec
by the chief of the Gnlbelllnes, wh<
imprisoned him. with bis two sons anc
two grandsons, in this tower, the slou
method of starvation being employee
as the manner of their death. Thi
def of the tower was locked and th*
keys thrown Into the Arno.
The Holy City.
Medina, the holy city, triumphed lonj
s. jago over all the rivals In various part:
of the world which bore the sum
name, which moans simply "city.'
Notable among them were the old cap
Ital of Malta and Medina Sidonia li
Spain. Tho Arabian city was original
ly known as Yathrib, but owes its late
name, El-Medina (the city) or Medina
Rasul Allah (the city of the apostle o
God), to the Koran. To a good Mobarn
medan there ls only one city "with
Inside and Outside.
The following report wns sent by
subordinate inspector to his chief i
the telephone service. It concerned
faulty house connection:
"Found wire with no outside outskh
Put inside wire outside and outside ii
Bide. Need more outside for Inside."
Wear your learning like a watch, i
a private pocket, and do not pull lt ou
and display it merely to show that yo
have one. If you are asked wha
o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaii
It hourly or unasked, like the watel
The wrongdoer ls never without
His Glorious Victory.
The commanding officer had su
prised the young lieutenant and h
daughter trying to occupy the sate
The lieutenant sprang to his feet an
"Slr," he said, "I have the honor I
report an engagement at close qua
ters In which I have been entirely vi
torious. It now merely remains fe
you to give your sanction to the tern
i of surrender."?London Scraps.
A Letter That Aroused King Christian
King Christian of Denmark once
found lu his morning mail a letter
which moved him more than did n'ost
matters of state. The letter was in a
boyish scrawl and read as follows;
Dear Klnfj?V.'e are four boys at Flak
kebjerb school. :ind the master whips us
dally with a piece of steel rope he found
In the harbor. If he doesn't stop there
will lie a fire.
The name of the teacher being given,
the klug ordered him t* report at once
to the minister of justice, whife he
took the next train for Flakkebjerb
and examined the class in tbe teacher's
absence. The children, unawed by the
presence of the cruel teacher, told their
grievance to the kindly old king, who
promised immediate''relief, ciosed the
school for the day and ordered that the
boys be treated to chocolate and cakes
ai his expense "to remember him by."
But he did more than Fiat. On re?
turning to Copenhagen he dismissed
the cruel teacher without pension, at
the same time giving a general warn?
ing to all teachers to be chary of cor
poral punishment. "If boys cannot be
trained without cruel beatings," this
wise king said, "then there must be
something the matter with those who
train Hiern. The coming generation
must not be made ruffians by ruffianly
MAIM' * MAPP,
Offices: Orangeville, Keller and
Accomac C. EL,
Practice in all courts on the Eastern
Shore of Virginia.
OHIO F. MEARS,
Offices : Eastville, Northampton
County aud accomack. Court House
Practices In all courts on U'* Eastern
Shore of Virginia.
JOHN 6. PARSONS,
Accomac Courthouse, Va.
Will practice In all courts of Acco?
mac nnd Nortlumpton Counties.
S. JAM EH TURLINGTON
Offices?Accomac C. H. and Fair
Practices in all the courts on the
-.astern Shore of Virginia.
JNO. K. and J. HaRRY REW,
offices?Accomac C. ll. and Parks.
ley. At Accomac C. H., every Wed
Will practice In all the courts on the
Eastern Shore of Virginia.
ROY D. WHITE,
Offices : Parksley and Accomac C. H.
Practices rn ali court* of Accomac
and Northampton Counties,
Prompt attention to all business.
Accomac C. H., Va.,
Will practice in all the courts of
Accomac and Northampton counties
WA KN EH AMES,
Offices: Accomac C. ll. and Onaneock.
At Accomac C. H. every Wednesday
Will practice in all the courts of
Accomac and Northampton cmnties.
JOHN E. NOTTINGHAM, J*,
Practice)- iu all the courts on the
Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Will be st Eastville and Accomac C.
H. first day of every court and at East?
ville every Wednesday.
L. FLOYD NOCK,
?attorne y-at-la w , ?
Accomac C. H., Va.
Fractices in all tbe courts on the
Eastern Shore ot Virginia.
HR. H. D. LILLISTON,
?Accomack Court House, Va.?
Office hours from 9 a. m. too p. m. Will
he at Parksley every Tuesday.
Dr. W. M. TURLINGTON,
FAIR OAKS, Va.
Reference, past patrons.
Can be called by Phone day or
W. G. EMMETT,
Belle Haven. Va.
FRED. E. RUEDIGER.
?County S r r v e y o r,
Accomac C H., Va.
Thoroughly equipped with latest and
best instruments, odens his services to
he citizens of Accomac County.
Will meet all engagements promptly.
Steam and Hot
Pocomoke City, Md.
WM. P. BELL & CO.,
Accomack C. H., Va.,
Ideal Fountain Pens.
STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
Finest line of
on Eastern Shore of Va.
Don't Let Winter
Make You Painful.
Use 8. & H. Komo tan old reliable
cure-all remedy of reputation and
merit) It relieves and cures every?
thing in Rheumatic and Muscular
aches and pains, swelling and sore?
ness of the limbs, cracked hands and
feet, sores of all kinds.
For Man or Beast.
Sold Everywhere 25e^
or mailed on receipt of price^
"We guarantee" the merits^
Special Prices to^