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John J. Gunter. John w.c Blackstone.
Accomack ('. IT., Ya.,
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and Northampton counties.
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Fletcher & Parramore,
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Accomack G. II.. VA.,
Practice in al! the courts on the Kast?
en; Shore_of Va. Prompt attention to
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,101 IN \V. EDMONDS,
A T T O R N E Y -AT- L A W,
Accomac C. Tl.. Va.
v.- N. -T. \Y. LECATO,
a t i o k " e v- a t - 1. ajv .
' ? /
Postoflice, SA VAG K A" ILLE.
Will resume thepractice of his profes?
sion in the Counties of Accomack and
N outii AMirrox.
General Insl-.kan'ce Agent,
I 'All communications promptly
attended t<>.
rjno the public
i)r. LcwIaJ. 3Iur:na!:soii havlnc. roturn
?! i'* in- native enmity from Baltimore, and lo
c?iv! ui ?ua?coeic for the practice ol
his service* to the public
Belli; * cradiiate nl the Haiti
more College of Dental Surirery.
an'! bavlitcliad some experience
ln-.practl*lnclil* pruteswtun in that city, he may
he~relled ou i<> execute nil his work in the host
?;vie. n? win visit Drum moudtowu every court
it,aii'l snn -'w -y- he r--ini<i at Waddy's Hotel.
Baptist church
???v; J. UAUHAN'SOX, D. D. S.
& Welly Co-drd,
Carpenter and Builder,
Accomac C. IT.. VA.,
Dwellings, Storehouses, Churches,
built by the day or contract, accord?
ing to tin- latest styles aud improve?
ments in architecture.
Plans and Specifications Furnished
at reasonable rates.
References?Air. George W. Kel?
ly. Onancock; Messrs..I no. J. Black
stone and James II. Parramore, Ac
comae C ir., Va.. and other numer?
ous patrons.
Agent of Patented Ready Roof,
ing. wairanted, not to leak. Sold
at one-half the cost ofishingles.
LloylTahb. I fOoo.C
J. Prower Tubo. ( I W. C. '
47 Hopkins Place, (formerlySlutrp gt.,1
Accomack C. II., Va.,
&d, sec, &c, &c,
kept ?rn hand for <?fdv jit lowest price*
I. H. Merrill & Co.,
-Dealers in
iVc avail ourselves of this means of ad?
vising tin' citizens of Accomac anil
Northampton counties that we have
iinule large additions to our slock, and
arc now ready for the t':i!I and winter
trade. We huy largely direct from man?
ufacturers and fee! safe in saving that
our stock of KEADY-MADECL?TII
without a supt r liotli in style and
tiualil;: on this \ 'nlnsula. Prices close
for meritorious goods. When von visit
Pocomokc City, don't fail to call and see
our goods and prices. Your presence
will always he appreciated, and your
commands by mail will have our best at?
tention. I'cmeuiher we keep an im-:
meusestock, and sell low for cash.
Pocomokc City, Md.
Francis Albert. Frederick Albert.
Cutlery and Guns,
Accomac C. IL. Va.,
- public, and is prepared to build
houses of every kind and descrip?
tion at moderate rates.
Satisfactory reference a* to his
skilfar? a workman can-ami will bo
cheerfully given when desired.
Grand, Upright and Square;
I The Sujiciiortty <it the "Stteff" Plan'..- Is
recognised :iuil ackuowtcdttcO !?;?' tb'e highest j
musical ailtlmrltlrs, itlld the demand fur thcru Is
steadily Increasing w '.heir merits aro bocomltig
moreoxteuirtvely ku"\vu.
Over all American and many Euro?
pean rivals at the
, Exposition,
Paris, 1878
! Have tiie Endorsement of over
100 different Colleges, Schools and i
As to their Durability.
flic}' are IN-rfvel in Tone, anil Work
mau?hlji. ?ml tacgunt i;i
A large Assortment of Second-hand
Pianos Always on Hand.
General "Wholesale Agents for
j OTSend for Illustrated Piano or Or
! gan Catalogue.
No. 9 North Liberty Steeet,
F.T. Bonus, Bra , & Co.
Accomac county, Va.,
dealers in
i General Merchandise, Lumber,
! Shingles, Laths, Railing, Well
Tubing, Lime, Furniture,
Fertilizers, &c, ?5cc.
r^Fnniiture sold at Baltimore
: prices, stock of building material
i large, and shipments can he cou
j venieutly made to any point on
?Eastern Short*.
Sewing Machine
In Quality and Simplicity.
Tt llQO tin "PlTTs! Others blow and try
11 llQO 111) illVdlto put it down, hut
It Stands Bold at tue Front.
Having sol.] over 400 in 1SS1, 1SS2 and
jsS3, shows that the
People of Accomac Appreciate Its Merits.
I can seil yon other machines for less
price; Singer (?attern, drop leaf ami two
drawers, for S-3 00; il-tin, Domestic;
Howe and any other pattern. Will sell
the Royal St. John, drop leaf and six |t'>)
drawers, for Sttc.no. i?ut I cannot put
price. Having sold machines fur nearly
fourteen years, gives me a chance to
know something of the tricks which
others practice on those who are not
posted in machinery. If
You Want a Goofl Sewini Macliine
come ami see nie. or write to me. and T
that ran lie houglit.TUC
but none so good a
Als,?, a large stock of FTJltXITURE,
M ATTH l'.ssKS. on haiiil. Repair-j
inn of Furniture, Pictures Krained, or
anvthing else in our line promptly at
tended to. < OF FI XS. GASKETS and
TRIMMINGS for sale.
Rcsiiectfullv. &c.
oxancook, y.\.
VV Tilt: ^^^^^
Eastern Shore Steamboat Comi)anv
On and after Kniidaj*. Xov. rtotM. lSSf,
iSaturday excepted) will run iiu-ir steameri., an. I
rollowti.lonvlugSouili strivt Wharf at 5.0iio'clock
i>. m.
Sunday for Crls'n'eld. Hoffman's. F.vain'. Bogs*',
Head's. Davis' Miles*. Shields'. Runcnr's and
Taylor.*. Roturnlir.1?Leave Taylor's every
Tue*? I.-iy lit it u. in., touching hi |Ih< ahovo
landings Including tfoggsvllli.*, at the usual
Wo Ine*lav r>r Crl'sHot I. Tangier Island. 1! ?sisui
vllle; !l<imii'iii'4, Bran's imcs?'. iViillf?rd and
Hunting Creek. Returning?-Leave HunMiii:
Creek ev.?ry Krl lay ill T.:t i \. M . Oullfnrd 0.,n).
Bot^svllle 12 Xoou, and Uu utlu-r landing? nt
the usual hours.
Steamer TAXGIER,
Cait. s. U. Wilson,
Tuesday and Friday forCrtBtletd. Flnnoy's,
Onancock. Pitts' Wharf. Cedar Hall, Rohoboth,
l'tiirninoStc City und Snow mil.
itetiimtns -Leavo Snow tun every Monday and
Thursday at 6 a. mii louchlngal the nbovo laud
Inat the usual hours*
?^a'l Steamers leave Crl3fl9lcl for Balti
~ t more, on arrival of last down train
Freight nnd-p?Mcngcr* r<.Ivod for all points
oil the N. V.. Phila. And Norf.dk. Wlcomlco and
Pocomnkc. and Delaware, Maryland und Vir?
ginia Railroads.
Positively nn freight received after r> m.
and must be prepaid If) all points, except
on Hu? X. V. i'liila. and Norfolk Hal I road.
P. R. CLARK. General Agent,
10.1 South Street, Baltimore
New Finn! New G<
We will open on the 2nd day of
June. LSSL at EDGE WOOD, about
4 miles (Vom PTJNG0TEAG?J3,
a large stock of
bought with much care for cash.
We can and will sell GOOD GOODS
for SMALL PRICES. Call and.see
for yourselves at
J3. W. Mean $ Sen,
Jolm E. Fowler.
dealer ix
WincSjLiqnorsnhd Cigars. Cogniac
Brandy and other line liquors for
medicinal purposes specialties.
Accomac county, Va.,
Offers his services to the public ami is
prepared to build houses of every kind and
description by the day or contract. AT
SHORE. "Plans and Specilications
furnished when desired at reasonable
He can give best of references and
will furnish security, when necessary.
belle Haven, Va.,
and dealer in
Wines, Ziguors and Cigars,
Meals at all hours, on the European
plan. First-class lodging furnished.
Livery Stables of Jacob, Uro. & Co.
attached, and passengers conveyed to
any part of the Peninsula. Has recent?
ly opened to the public a half-mile raci
course. Has branch houses at Ward
town aud Hadlock, Northampton conn
ty, Ya.
Jas. Myer & Co.,
Tobacco, Cigars and Pipes
What with uro without umnenne tn i-lieor an
Willi a wont nr a?mll?> on our way?
a rrimul who I* fulthOi'.'y nrvir us,
j Ami heotla unt what onion may Bay!
The iinmut or Hjiirit?? iiare orten
! HaUfalleil in tin* rnro thai Uioy ran.
For a kind word llfn'H hardship to notton,
Sn .say a kind word ?rhuii y iu ca i.
: Each one of us nwns tu atiine falllnir.
! Thouuli Homo may haro more than Lho rent;
' There'* ti" Rood In lion lle-wly railing
! 'lialnsl iluwii \Tlu> arc Hlrlvltii; tholr best.
, RcmomlMr, a word said complaining
! May blight every i'rTiirl ami jilau
A klml word would livl|> In attaining,
j So say a kind wotd when you can.
I Oil. say a kind word, then, whenever
j Twill make the hourl cheerful and glad;
Hut i-li!olly?forget It. oh, nevur? ?
To one win' Is hnpehM? an.I sad,
, Theru'ii no word so easy In utiyltigi
Ho begin, If yen liave not began.
Oh, never lu life he ihilnyliig
'I'm.say a kind word when you cut.
Mr. Lindsay was preaching in the
Lennox parish on probation; thai is
he b id been engaged Ibra year.?
Alter that time, if he suited. Miss
Kiel), who had the parish in charge,
so to speak, who canvassed for
inon.'v to paint the chinch, looked
up poor children tor ein istoiiing and
Sunday school, exhorted the young
people to join the confirmation
class, mapped nut work for the.sow
nig society, and made the parish
her hobby?if lie suited .Miss Rich,
if lie was liigh Church enough for
Mr. Ciiimm and Low enough for
Mrs. Phelps, if he believed with
Dr. Slow in the doctrine, of election
?why. then, they were sure to set?
tle him.
??What a capital wife. Lucretia
Shaw would make Mr. Lindsay,"
vouchsafed Miss Rich,shortly after
lu* adorned the Lennox pulpit.?
'?She's just the person for a par
sou's wife?bustling and?"
??I'm afraid she'd take the parish
oil' your hands. Miss Rich," an?
swered .Mrs. Phelps, who having
no desire to do the hard work
which her neighbor loved, yet
grudged her I he civil it of it.
"Well, there's work enough for >.
t wo of us in the parish, Mrs. Phelps.
1 wouldn't be a bit afraid but I'd
get my share."
-To be sure," pursued Mrs.
Phelps, ??Lucretia's smart, and I
don't believe in a pastor with a
doll of a wife who can't darn the
children's clot' es. and is too feeble
to gor along v ithout -help.'"
"Yes," put in old Mrs. Smith,
??she'd be no end ol'a stepmother
to Mr. Lindsay's boy and if ever a
boy needed a stepmother, it's him.
Lucretia's powerful smart, as you
sav, and she'll make him walk
"Yes," was the reply of Miss j
Rich; "a widower somehow nceds.a I
wife more'ii anybody.fo^ymimthiz*! I
with him in his loss. 1 shouldn't;
wonder if Lucre tia would bring the!
boy up to the ministry if she had
her way."
??Letween you and me,"said Mrs.
I'helps. "I think that, the parson
goes to the Shaws' rather more
than is necessary lor the salvation
of their souls."
-You can't tell. Perhaps Lucre
tia iias doubts."
uAnd perhaps," said Dr. Slow?
"perhaps it's Miss Susan."
ETCry body laughed, ami cried
"Miss Susan!" with line irony in
their tones.
"Who ever heard of Susan hav?
ing attention?" asked Mrs. Phelps.
"I've engaged Lucre!ia to em?
broider a new altar-cloth," ex?
claimed Miss Rich; lil raised the
money lor it last month?I Icll you
it's like pulling teeth to get money
out of this parish?and I suppose
the parson has to advise her about
tin- proper designs and things; Lu
eretm ain't very well drilled in
symbols and such, you know."
In fact, everybody in Lennox had
decided that Mr. Lindsay .should
marry Lucret ia, and perhaps Lii?
eret ia had decided so too, for she
was an everlasting time over that
altar-cloth, and needed no end of
advice ami instruction; her ignor?
ance and interest were quite touch?
ing. Mr. Lindsay seemed quite
willing to spend her leisure time
under the Shaw's roof, and watch
the sacred symbols growing under
the white and .shapely hands of
Miss Lncretia.
"That hand ol Lucretia's will be
sure to do the business," somebody I
had said. "Mr. Lindsay'sa man of
taste, if he is a clergyman"?as if
the I wo were not usually to be found
combined?-and I heard him say
it was lit for a duchess."
Miss Lucretia's hand was, indeed,
her loveliest feature, so to speak?
white as the snow, with the pret?
tiest taper lingers, pink at the
ends. Once when Mr. Lindsay had
mentioned them flatteringly. Miss
i Susan, who was doing the week's
I mending near by, drew her own
' hands under her work, he noticed.
Nobody overtook the trouble to
Halter .Miss Susan. Lncretia sang
in the choir, although her voice
was thin as mushn, and she had no
ear; nobody ever caved if Susan
sang like a seraph. Siie sat in Lu?
cretia's shatlow, and peotde almost
forgot she was there, tiil the\ ueed
ted her help. Mr. Lindsay had
I taught the choir himself, and after
: the altar-cloth could no longer be
; made a pretext to cover a multitude
of calls, there were the chants and
fugues to practice. One moruing,
as he drilled Lncretia lor half an
j hour ineffectually, he suddenly
? turned to Susan.
-Come," he said, "try this chant
I with us, Miss Susan;" and Susan
I opened her month and chanted as
j nobody in the choir hail everchant
(ed ueloie,
--?> ? v
"P.ravo!" he owed. .."When/Hid.
you Earn it?" ' *
1 hove heard it all rj\vlife
tim'ej.wliy shonldu'rj I know it? I
"?Wejhust-fiave* you in t lie choir !':'
he sjiid'.' &
'?Susan Shaw iu the choir!"
gasped everybody on the way out
of church. ."'Mr. Lindsay is bring?
ing her out."
"She's" Lucretia's sister, you
knot;;."explained Miss Rich. -*
"And her voice .rather* drowns
Lueve_th\s".said Dr. Slow.
Lindsay was. giving great
satisfaction. T'h e parishioners
talkad of retriodelliug the old' rec?
tory, adding a wrng.and a bay win?
dow, and. e\*-eu i?pokc of taking in
an adjninjngfield so that "Lncretia
tnig$t Ikivc a. flower garden."?
TiieiT" ev?n medtlated an. increase!
ofsslarj a* soon n**ho sfimihrbe
set tied in* the parisbTand Mr.Grimm
thought ho.shouhl-?dd a codicil to
his ivill, in fa^Kf of hjs'tiew pastor
andjLrrcretiii'g husband. V
"When they'Vmarried," second,
ed YKs's-Kicu\wA9:uhchrrstiafi thrjf>,
J "weMMl have aJUwl; church trap
piir/.Velnbroidered- for-tiiotliing, I
sup:?osi i': ?.- ? .'??
??Dr?:yOu .Hiink Snsnii will live
with *l?nifV ?sked Mrs. Phelps.?
??P^'aps-hi; wont care about marry
ingUie whole family."
??He's powerful kind to Susan,
"He takes a sight of notice of
her" V
"iTon knidef forgot she's Lucre
tin's sister," put in Miss Rich, -an'
all --.he's got."
k was surely plain that Mi-.
Lindsay took pleasure in the society
at She Shaw- homestead. At pic?
nic*, at prayer meetings" or choir
meetings, he was always at hand
to vake'.Liieictia and Susan home;
he/'ieut them his books, and di?
rected their reading; he brought
them flowers from town when he
happened to go up.
' "1. shall be so glad to give the
presidency of the Bethel society
and the Dakota League to Lncretia,"
su'-l Miss Pich. -It's only proper
for the clergy man's wife to be at. tin;
head of them."
?'You'll feel sorter lost without
:e>.?" asked Mrs. Phelps.
"TJte parish is a large field. I think
1" can spare them-to Lncretia. Do
you know the other night as I was
going to watch with Miss Hart
when she had inflammation of the.
lungs," I on im?-across Lncretia and
S?siiii > and Mr. Lindsay. I um t
say I should think Susan would
have more taste than to follow 'em
anywhere. Why don't sue keep
herself in the background?
"She's been pretty much in the
background nil her life,,"-'said Dt.
So>w.' "Perhaps she's tued of the
sir uoi.ion."' '
\'ui. 'she.. ought to have more.
Consideration. I'Vaps die lover.-.
(lAm't mind her. There they were
all three of'em, watching the comet
and studying the heavens."
??A proper study for a clergy
man," aid Dr. Slow.
"And he was pointing out all
the. constellations, and it seemed
to me they were looking at him in?
stead of the stars," pursued Miss
It would be a complication,"sug?
gested Mrs. Phelps. -if, while he's
courting Lncretia, Susan should
get iu love with him."
-It wouldn't lie no use," said
Mrs. Grimm. "Lucretia's t h a t
smart she'd make him believe it
was her he was dying for."
Th? Shaws had enough to keep
the wolf from the door, but noth?
ing to spare; they owned their
house, but kept no servants. "Help
would be dreadfully in their way,"
Miss Rich declared. "1 wonder,
they don't feel glad they can't af
ford any."
Susan always wore the simples)
garments, which she designed and
executed herself, while Lncretia?
"Well, if there's anything that un?
fits Lucrct'a for her future position
at the head of the parish," confess?
ed Mrs. Phelps, "it's her love for
Lncretia always blossomen out in
a pretty spring bonnet?while Su?
san made her last year's one ans?
wer?and a smart new suit made
iu the latest wrinkle.
It was about this time that the
parish picnic occurred?an institu?
tion which everybody believed in.
IhuPut there been more matches
made at the last than during all
the year besides? And wasn't it a
fine chance to test Mrs. Phelps'
recipes, Missliich's cream pies and
Mrs. Dr. Slow's tarts? Of course
Lncretia went, and .Mr. Lindsay
with her. Susan happened to be
making preserves and pickles that
day, and berries wouldn't keep,and
staid at home. At about the mid?
dle of the afternoon, and things
were a little slow, and they wanted
somebody to start some music, Mi.
Lindsay was nowhere to be found.
"Oh, he's gone off with Lncretia
somewhere," said Miss Rich, who
felt it her duty to account for him.
"2so: there's Lncretia talking
with Dr. Slow about free-will."
"P'r'haps he's gone home to
write out his .sermon," suggested
somebody else, the picnic grove
being only half a mile from town.
' Or he's Jiruling 'tongues in trees
and sermons iu stone*' out here."
But sunset Mr. Liudsay scrolled
back, with Susan on his arm, in
time to join them at tea, and he
and Susan made the codec, and
pitched the tunes they sang before
the day ended.
-Suw wasu't that thoughtful in
Mr. Lindsay to go ufter Miss Su?
san? That's what 1 call real Chris- i
tian, and a brother-in-law worth
having," commented one old lady.
But when Mrs. Hisbop, who had
? staid at home with a teething ha
? by, reported that Mr. Lindsay had
jmt gone home tu write his sermon,
? hut had walked straight into Su?
dan's kitchen, and helped iier .seal
up the preserve jars and set them
siwn$, and had sat in the front
; porchVan hour or two afterwards
with' her?when lie might have
been, with Lueretia?reading se
.?eular poetry, and not Dr. Watts
.-or CharJes/Wesley, either, the par?
ish-rose.in its wrath to a worn in.?
This would*never do; Lueretia must
not. be -trifled with. Mr. Lindsay
had inspired hope in her gentle,
heart: die must marry Lueretia or
? leave the "parish.!?
"You *ec," explained Mr. Phelps,
."we*want to settl<j.you, Mr. Lind?
say. You, suit n.sV to a T, but it
kinder scems as if^yon ought to
propose1 to.Lucretitl1 SIiuav, you've
been so atttmtive."
"Propose-to Lueretia-5Shaw!" re?
pealed the young mart-, with a
start-led air. " What-has that to do
with settling me? Is every Clergy?
man who comes to Lennox"obliged
to-proppse to LncnetfU .Shaw as a
preliminary preparation?" [,
? ?W.gli, no..rfot 5exactly,^%ig!iftd
. Mr. Phelps, ''not unless- he's given
the parish reason to expect it.?
You know we don't, want the cred?
it of settling a philandering parson
who makes love right and left. Pd
no idea the thought would be new
to you, bur the parish has set its
heart on the match?you see, and
we wouldn't like to see a man, if he
was eloquent in prayer, who'd trifle
with the affections of one of the
Ih.ck, you know."
"But, my dear sir," said Mr.
Lindsay, "I'm not at all in love
with Lueretia Shaw. Y'ou wouldn't
have me perjure myself!"
"Not in love with Lueretia/ The
parish won't believe its own eyes
again, I reckon."
"Well, said Mr. Grimm, severely
"we couldn't think of settHwg "
preacher that hadn't no more prin?
ciple tliairlo throw over Lueretia
Shaw alter taking tea so much to
her house, and raising her hopes;
as it were." *
"Perhaps," said Mr. Lindsay, af?
ter a pause?"perhaps you will be
able to forgive me for not propos?
ing to Lueretia when I tell you that .
1 have already proposed to Susan. '
You sec, it would complicate mat?
ters a little if I were to accede to
your wishes. However, I have late?
ly received a c.ill from a Western
parish, and should feel obliged to
decline the Lennox parish, even if
you had thought me worthy of it,
as this other furnishes a wider
tield of usefulness?"
"And large salary, I suppose,"
added'Mr. Giimin.
"And larger salary, allowed Mr.
Lindsay. "Double, iii fact/1
"I suppose," persisted Miss Bich,
after the wedding?"I suppose Lu
eieriii iiviisi .?.ovo vehisvd Run first."
Educated Girls.
Is the man of thj period shy of
the educated girl of the period!
that, is ilie question Must the pop?
ular idea for the high education of
females encounter the objection
that a woman who has read Virgil
and the .Eueid in the original, and
is posted on the differential calcu?
lus, is therefore, and in direct con
sequence, more unlovely? I; is
stated, on what looks like authori?
ty, that out of 5!>? graduates of
Yassar College, only 183 have mar?
ried since that climax of career.?
Of course, in the case of some, only
a year or two has elapsed: but
most of them graduated years ago.
and some of them are old maids of
the deepest dye. What is the mat?
ter/ It. cannot be that they are so
unattractive as to have had no
offers. Every Gill has her Jack?
sometimes a whole platoon of them,
?and every girl can get married if
she will Does intellectual train
ing make girls fastidious, linicil,
perhaps?dillicitlf. to please, tin
w.IIing to accept the honest hands
of and sincere hearts of youths less
brilliantly veneered.'
It should not have this tendency;
for iu most of the happiest mar?
riages in the land the bride has
nearly all of the education. As our
industrial and social machinery is
at present managed, the girls have
a better chance than the boys to
stmh; the wives than the husbands.
So, notwithstanding the fact that
the most profound scholars of our
time are chiefly men who have had
a long, and severe professional
training, a majority of the educated
people of the country are women.
Thousands of men who make the
best of husbands?not only kind,
amiable and tender, but shrewd,
intelligent ahd thoughtful?know
nothing of any language but their
own, and never iu their lives used
"were" to interpret the subjunctive
mood. Armies of gil ls have made
a mistake in this matter, unwisely
scorning a stiitot who spelled "sep?
arate" with three o'*, or who said
"it is me," but who might, yet be a
tender hearted, sagacious and even
mentally profound man, worthy of
all exception.
In fact, we are by no means cor
tain that educated and professional
men make the best husbands. They
are less likely to keep rcgulur
hours, and more likely to "talk
shop" and to establish the ever
lasting shops in the home than are
mercantile men, or brokers, or bauk
ers, or clerks, or railroad managers.
They are more likely to be abstract?
ed.-even when their bauds tire not
Girls should remember th>t men
oi genius or of overshadowing lit?
erary talent, .have seldom made
successful husbands. They almost
always lack domesticity, and love
ideas better than their wives.?
Look at Shakepeare, who bred at
the theatre and the club, and when
lie died. gave, his wife merely his
"second best bedstead." Think of
Milton, \rlio was one of the most
domineering and uncomfortable of
hnsbands that ev?*r tormented a
gentle woman. Think of Byron,
and Dickens, and Hulwer, whose
rn atria go < were each a hideous
mockery. Think of Greely and
Raymond, not to mention other
men quite as famous, who have
had little or no home life. Don't
hesitate to marry giuls, because
the gentlemen who pay suit to you
do not pronounce as you have been
taught to do, or do not, always ob?
serve the indexible rules of Eng?
lish Grammar.
An unblemished character is
more important than knowledge
of music, and good nature more de?
sirable than correct spelling. Met?
ier is a stammering tongue, where
love is, than live foreign languages
ami a heart with a first mortgage
on it held by another girl.
Perhaps the sweet graduates of
Vassar have been libeled, and the
figures we have quoted are incor?
rect; but even then, this little ser
mou candojiojttrm.
A Wife Auetiou.
The Annual Register for 13S2
gave an account, of a singular wife
sale. Joseph Thomson, a farmer,
titter a brief married life of three
years, finding that the union was
irksome, agreed with his wife to
separate. Acting upon the pre
valent notion that by putting his
spouss up at auction, and so part?
ing with her the married bonds
were, legally unloosened, he came
to Carlisle with her, and by the
bellman announced the sale. At
noon the auction commenced in the
presence of a large number of per?
sons; the wife, a spruce, lively d un
sei of about two andtwenty years
of age, being placed on a large oak
chair, with a halter of straw around
her neck. Thomson then spoke as
follows:' ??Gentleman. I have to
oiler to your notice my wife, Miry
Thomson, otherwise Williams,
whom I mean'to sell to the highest
and fairest bidder. Gentlemen, it
is her wish,'us well as mine, to part
forever. She has been to me only
a born serpent. 1 took her for my
comfort and the good of my home,
b'ut she became my tormentor, a
domestic curse, a night invasion
and a daily evil. Gentlemen 1
speak truth from my heart when I
say may God deliver us from trou
blesome wives and frolicksome wo?
man! Avoid them tu you would a
mad dog, a roaring lion, a loaded
pistol, cholera morbus, Mount i?t
na, or any other pestilential thing
in nature. Now, 1 have shewn you
the dark side of my wife, and told
you all her faults and failings: 1
will introduce the bright and sunny
side of her, and explain her qualifi?
cations and goodness. She can
read novels anil milk cows; she can
laugh ami weep with the same ease
that you could take a glass of ale
when thirsty. She. can make but?
ter and scold the maid: she can sing
Moore's melodies and plait her frills
and caps; she cannot make rum, gin,
or whiskey, but she is a good judge
of the quality from long
experience in tasting them
I therefore oiler her with all her
perfectiohs and imperfections for
the Mini of 5Us." This man must
have been a humorist, and if he
had turned his attention to the pro?
fession of nuctiouecr would have
run the famous George Uobins pret?
ty hard. The sequel of the story is
that alter waiting about an hour
Thomson knocked down the "lot"
to one. Henry Meal's for 20s. and a
Newfoundland dog, and the parties
separated, -icing mutually pleased
with their bargain.
Wise Words.
Despair and postponement arc
cowardice and defeat. Men were
born to succeed, not to fail.
The family and friends of the
drunkard should be protected trom
the shame and dangers of his drun?
Paste it in your bat that people
ot the highest position and great?
est importance, as a rule, make
the least trouble.
The more able a man is. if he
makes ill use of his abilities the
more dangerous will he. be to the
Let us begin onr heaven on earth;
and being ourselves tempted, let us
be pitiful and considerate and gen?
erous in judging others.
Teach self-denial and make its
practice pleasurable, and you ere
ate for the world a destiny more
sublime than ever issued from the
brain of the wildest dreamer.
The most influential mau, iu a
free country, at least, is the man
who has the ability, as well as the
courage to speak what he thinks
when occasion may require it.
Man is continually saying to wo
man, "Why are you not more wise?"
Woman is constantly saying to
man. "Why arc you not more lov?
ing?" Unless each is both wise
and loving, there can be no real
Speaking truth is like writing
fair, and comes only by practice: it
is less a matter of will than of hub
it; and it is doubtful if any occasion
can be trivial which permits the
practice and formation of such a
I The gentle progression and
j growth of herbs, flowers, treos,gen
! tie and yet irrepressible, which no
force can stay, no violence restrain,
is like love that wins its way and
i-auiiot be withstood by any human
t power, because itself is diviue
I ?ower.
Our powers are limited. No one
: ever saw che whole of anything,
however simple it may appear; and
the more complex the object, the
smaller the fraction that we behold*
if we but realize this fully, it will
go far toward dispelling prejudice
and broadening our outlook.
How to Escapo Disease.
Observe strict cleanliness in our
? person and clothing. B u.he daily,
I if you have the convenience. If not,
j wash freely with cold water every
Change your undergarments
daily, or as frequently as your, cir
cumstancfts wdl admit.
Be moral, regular to your habits
of life, meals, exercise and sleep.
Be careful to dress comfortably
for the season, avoid the night air
i as much as possible, and when
thus exposed put on an extra gar?
ment, and do uot go into the night
air when in a state of prespiration.
Be careful to avoid the use of al?
coholic drinks. Do not suppose
that their use will prevent occur?
rence of disease. On the other
hand, those who indulge in the'
custom are always fair subjects for
diseases, and when attacked the
intemperate are particularly in a
condition to offer feeble r&sistnhce.
Live temperately, live regularly,
avoid all excesses iu eating crude,
raw and indigestible food, especial?
ly cabbage, salad, cucumbers aud
unripe fruits.
A greater safety will be secured
by boiling all water used for drink?
ing purposes.
Partake of well cooked beef and
mutton, rice, well boiled, and avoid
pastry and laxative fruit.
Take your meals at regular sea?
sons, neither abstaining too long at
any time nor indulging too fre?
quently. An overloaded stomach
is as much to be dteaded as an
empty one.
Avoid bodily fatigue and mental
exhaustion. Lead a calm and quiet
life. Let all exciting causes be
avoided. If you depress or impair
the vital torces it is prejudicial to
health. JBy excitement or violent
exercise you increase the suscepti?
bility of the system to disease.
During the prevalence of cholera
do not neglect even the slightest
diarrhoea, no matter how paiuless
at first.
The Man Who Won't Pay the Printer.
We clip the following from an
exchange and judging from the
way iu which our brother editor
comes down on 'em, we are inclined
to think he has been ''bit" on sev?
eral occasions.
May he be shot with lightning
and be compelled to wander over
gnu powder.
May every day of his life be more
despotic than the Dey of Algiers.
, May he. never be. permitted to
kiss a handsome woman.. .
I May he hare "ore *>v*?-j?i!k1 a
CliesimC bur for an eye stone.
? May he be bored to deaffir with
boarding school Misses practicing
the first lessons on music without
the privilege of seeing his tormen?
May five and forty three and a
half night mares trot quarter races
over his stomach every night.
May his boots leak, his gun hang
fire and his fishing lines break.
May his coffee be sweetened with
fleas and his sauce seasoned with
old dried black spiders.
May he he troubled with bed
bugs and mosquitoes every night.
May he never strike oil, and be
coutnually blessed wirb nothing.
May his cuttle die of murrian
and his pigs destroy Iiis garden.
May his friends run off with his
wife, and his children die with the
measles and whooping cough.
May a troop of printer's devils,
lean, lank and hungry, dog his
heels each day, and a regiment of
cats caterwaul under his window
each night.
May the famine stricken ghost
of an editor's baby haunt his slum?
bers, and shriek murder in his
sleeping ears.
May his cows give sour milk,and
churn rancid butter, in short, may
his daughter m irry a one-eyed edi?
tor, his business go to ruin, and he
to the?Legislature.
Praise the Boy.
It often costs one quite a strug?
gle to do his simple duty; and when
one does his simple duty in spite of
his temptations to do differentl.y.he
deserves credit for his doing. One
has no need to live long ill this
world, before fiiidiiigout this truth.
A bright little boy about two and
a half years old, recently showed
that he upprrdiwutlcd it. He was
on the eve of doing something that
was very tempting to him.
"Xo, my sou; you mustn't do
that," said his father.
The little fellow looked as if he
would like to do it in spite of his
father's prohibition; blithe triumph
ed over his inclination, and ans?
wered, resolutely:
'?All right, papa, I won't do it."
There was no issue there, aud
the father turned to .something else.
The boy waited a minute, and then
said, iu a tone of surprised inquiry:
"Papa, why don't you teil me,
'That's a good boy'/'"
The father accepted Hie sugges?
tion and commended hisson accord?
ingly. A just recognition of a
i child's well-doing is a parent's du
j ty; even though the child's well
j doing ought uot to hinge on such
la recognition. And, as with little
! folks, so with larger ones, dust
commendation is every one's due.
Even our Lord himself lias promised
to say, "Weil done,'' to every leved
one of His who does well.?S. 3.

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