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ACCOM AC C. IL, VA SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 1885. NUMBER 34 published every saturday IT A CCD MAC C H., VA. Jno.W. Edmonds, Owner and F<!it?r. subscription Rate*. i Copy, one year.ST ou 1 " six months. W 5 ?? one year. 5 On anil a cony for ?ix months fret- to the one sending club. 10 copies, one year.310 00 and a free cony to tin' sender. Advertising Rates. I Inch, one insertion.?1 (Hi 1 three " . I 75 I " one year. 7 .50 jSTRates for larger advertisements for a longer time made known on appli? cation. ??TA er.w* mark on your paper indi jatfsthat your subscription has expired. ?>r is .hie. and you .are respectfully solie ed i? renex or remit. tS^TCoiamission iiie:i or business men if tuiv clans in Baltimore; New York. Philadelphia or Boston, can reach more truckers and farmers through the col? umns of The Enterprise than in any other war. John J. Ounter, John W? o. Blackrtono. GUNTER & BLACKSTOXE, ATTORNEYS-AT-LA IF. Accomack C. II.. Va., will practice in the Courts of Accomack and Northampton Counties. loha ?e'.y. I Cpshur a. Qulntov, Accomac i\ H. v.h. [ Oimncbck, Va. NE ELY & QUIN BY, A T T O K N E Y S-A T-L A W, Accomac C. IL. Va., practice in the Courts on the Eastern Shore of V*. Prompt attention given to the collection of claims. L. FLOYD NOCK, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC, Accomack C. II., Va., will practice in all courts of Accomac and Northampton counties. Prompt attention to all business. JOHN W. EDMONDS, A T T O R N E Y- AT- L A W, Accomac C IL, Va. N. j. w. LkCATO, iTIOKNEY-AT - L A W . P'ostoffice, SA \'A( r EVILLE. Will resume the practice of his profes? sion in the Counties of Accomack and Northampton. L. W. CH.LDREY, General Insurance Agent, NORFOLK, VA. ?3pAii communications promptly attended to. rj\0 THE PUBLIC. I>r. Lewis J. Ilariiiitiison Unvitit: retnrn ???1 \>> tit* it?tiv? ?ouuiy frotn Baltimore, ami lo? cated at Ouauc-k-k r>>r tu? practice of DENTISTRY, ?mii T!1l uffprs ,1,s services to tiie public B&*<*>^S& Uflli? i L'fa'J fiie Haiti vD^-T^TT? mor?> CAUegc "f DentAl Surgery, ^u~L~^J-j-r iiavtutcliail mine experience I n pr?<-st?tin; liin pr?>fuMi?u tti thai city, 1k> may b* railed on tu execute all tils work lit the liest style, Ii? win visit DruroinoiiiltowueverT coart vr,aa3 'an-'w^yn in- r.'taii'l at Waddy's not?:, i.'aos: Market St.. opposite Uaptlat churcn .: J. UAUMANSOX, D. D. S. Onaucuck. v?. G, W$Uy Coar?, Carpenter and Builder, Accomac C. FT.. Va., Dwellings, Storehouses, Churches, bnilt by the day or contract, accord? ing to the latest styles and improve? ments in architecture. Plans and Specificaf ious Furnished at reasonable rates. References?Mr. George w. Kel? ly. Onancoek; Messrs. .Tun. J. Black stone and James H.Parramore, Ac? comac c. il, va., and other numer? ous patrons. Agent of Patented Ready Roof iug, warranted not to leak. Sold at one-half the cost of shingles. BLACKSTONE & BELL, Accomack C. IL, Va., DRUGGISTS a pull line of FANCY ARTICLES, DRUGS, OILS, PAINTS, SEEDS, &c, ac, a-c, a-c, fe*>nt mi htM? IVr mtp at towesr price*. Thotogcod B. Mason. GUILFORD, accomac County, Va., dealer in DRESS GOODS. NOTIONS, HATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, Oil Cloths, Carpets, Matting, Paints, Oils, Glass, Uakdwake, Ckock.sry, &c. Fine line of new coods just received. OK stock purchased of II. T. WhiU aolii at and Mow cvst. PENINSULA STORE. i. H. Merrill &Co., POGOMOKE (MTV, MD., -Dealers in MEN'S, YOUTHS', BOYS' AND OHILDltENS FINE CLOTHING-, LADIES, GENTS, MISSES AND CHILDBENS FINK SHOES, HAND AND MACHINE SEWED; HATS, GAPS, AND ALL KINDS OF <i EN TS F?R NTS HI N G GOODS, ROUES HORSE AND LAP P. Ii AN K BT S. WHIPS, SATCHELS. UMBH EI j L VS. RUB? BER BOOTS and SHOES, &C. v\*e avaU ourselves ofjthis means of ad vising the citizens of Accomac and Northampton counties thai we have made largeadditions to our stoek. and are now ready for the fall tuid winter trade. We buy largely direct from man? ufacturers and feel "safe in say nur that our stock .?r BEADY-MADE CLOTH? ING. BOOTS.SHOES. HATS. ("APS. (tKNTS FCRNISHING GOODS, is without a superior both in style and i quality on this peninsula. Prices close ; for meritorious goods. When von visit Poconiokie City, don't fail to call and see 0'ir goods and prices. 1'our presence will always be appreciated, and your commands by mail will have our best at? tention. Beinen? ber we keep ai. im meuse Stock, and sell low for cash. 1. H. MERRILL & CO.. Pocomoke City, Md. I Francis Albert. Frederick Albert. , ALBERT BROS., -IMPORTERS 0F 1 A 11 W A 11, Cutlery and Guns, No. 4 North Howard Street, BALTIMORE, MD. tgrSPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO ORDERS. ' _j HENRY C. LEWIS,! Accomac C. IL, VA., |arp?nlf? ? ?i#r,j AFFERS HIS SERVICES to the public, and is prepared to build houses of every kind and deserip tiou at moderate rates. ' Satisfactory roferenee'as to his. skill as a workman can and will be, cheerfully given when desired. PIANOS, Grand, Upright and Square. The Superiority or the "RUofT" Pianos is recocnlzed mid acknowledged l?y the highest musical authorities, aud the Jemand fur them Is steadily Increasing ;is their merits are becoming more extensively known. HIGHEST HONORS Over all American and many Euro? pean rivals at the Exposition, Paris, 1878 Have the Endorsement of over j 100 different Colleges, Schools and! Seminaries, As to their Durability. I'uey ar? Perfect iu Tone, and Work uiaushi]?. nod KlrfTnut iu A|>])carauve. A large Assortment of Second-hand Pianos Always on Hand. General Wholesale Agents for ORGANS. tf^Send for Illustrated Piano or Or? gan Catalogue. CHAS. M. STIEFF, No. !> North Liberty Street. BALTIMORE, MD. F. T. Hunt, Bra., & Co. BOGGS' WHARF, Accomac county, Va., dealers in General Merchandise, Lumber, Shingles, Laths, Railing, Well Tubiug, Lime, Furniture, Fertilizers, &c, &c. EpFurniture sold at Baltimore prices, stock of building material large, aud shipments can be con? veniently made to any point on Sewing Machine STANDS AHEAD Oh ALL OTHERS In Quality and Simplicity. It has no Rival .to put it down, but It Stands Bold at tue Front. Having sold over 400 in 1S81. 1SS2 and 18SS, shows that the People of Acconiac Appreciate Its Merits, I can sed you other machines for less price. Singer patten;, drop leaf and two drawers, for S:i? 00; iiivi a, domestic. Howe and any other pattern. Will sell the Royal St. .lohn, drop leaf ami six (0) drawers, for W'.lJU. but I cannot put TUE UIUITC with these inferior I H?L Wll! I t machines, as to the price. Having sold machines for 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 Ton Want a Good Sewine Machine come and see me. or write to me. and I WILL SELL TOT ANY MACHINE that can be bought,' but none so good as Also, a large stock of FD UN IT ? R E, MATTRESSES, &c., on hand. Repair? ing of Furniture. Pictures Framed, or anything else in our line promptly at? tended to. COFFINS, CASKETS and TRIMMINGS for sale. Respectfully. t&c, R. IL PKNNEWKLL, ONANCOOK, Va. W THE Eastern Shore Steamboat "Company OF BALTIMORK, On and after SniHluy. So?. 30th. issi. Saumlny i'Xi-t.|iieil) win run their, tdoamcrs, as follows, ?uviug South Street Wharf at 5.00o'clock p, m. Xtcimtr EASTrRX SIIOIIK, Cut. G. a. Raynok. Sunday for Crlstleld. Hoffman's, Evan*', Hi>l'i:s', Head's. Davis' Miles-. SlilolilS". Huncar's and Taylor.?, Returning?Leave Taylor's every/ Tuesday at 0 a. in., touching at the above landings Including iioggsviiic, at tho usual hours. Wednesday for CrisfioMi Tanslor Island, Dogs*. Tlllr. HoiT'Oan's, Evan's Hoggs'; Gullford and Hunting Creek. RoturnliiB?Leave UitnUng Oiv.'k every Friday at 7.3fi t. M . Qullfnrd '.'.no. Boggsvlllo ic Noon, and the othorl&udlncs a: the usual hours. Steamer TANGIER, CAJT. S. U. wilson, Tuesday and Friday torCrl?llotd, Flnney's. Onancock, Pitts' Wharf,Cedar Hall. Rehoboth. Pocomoko City and Snow Hill. Returning-Leave Snow Hill every Monday and Thursday at 8 a. in., touching at the above land, lugs at the usual hours --t,A'l Steamers leave Crlsfleld for Baltl L&" more, on arrival of last down train. Frolghi ami passengers rccelvod fur all points on the X. Y., Philo, and Norfolk. Wlc?mico and l'ocoinoke. ana Delaware, Maryland and Vir? ginia Railroads. Positively no freli;li! received after ."i p, m. and must he prepaid to all pcluts. except on the N.Y. Philo, and Norfolk Railroad. P. R. CLARK. General Agent. ? ? -103 South Street, Baltimore. G. B. PARSONS, W ACTIA PR FAG ?E CIT Y, (Powclton) Accomac county, Va., MASTER BUILDER & CONTRACTOR. Offers his services to the public ..mi is pri pared to build houses of every kind and description by the dav or contract. AT ANY POINT ON THE EASTERN ?SHORE. "Plans and Specifications furnished when desired at reasonable rates." He can give best of references and will furnish security, when necessary. VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR SALE. -o My farm at Metompkin Station on t lie New York,Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad containing HJO acres of high land and located \h miles from Leemont. in Accomac county, Virginia, will be sold at private contract upon easy terms. This tract of land is exceedingly jvaluable as a farm, baring on it ; two settlements one comprising a I new two-story dwelling house and land all necessary out buildings i and the other a large tenant house I good out buildings, with a soil id' j light chocloatc loam producing not 'only all the cereals but the sweet [potato and other truck product to J perfection. As a speculation to be |sold in lots, this property can be inadrj very profitable. The railway j station situated thereon is one of j the principal on the said road and ' lots are now in great demand. Apply to BENJAMIN F. PARKS, Metompkin P. O., Accomac Co. Va. GEO. W. ABDELL & BRO., Belle Haven, i BLACKSMITHINCx, in all its branches done at their 1 place of business promptly, cheap iy and in a workmanlike manner. JLorse Sljoeing a spcaallv. Our numerous patrons in every part, of the Eastern Shore are given as reference as to our proficiency :n this class of work. F. W. BYRD, ?WITH Jas. Myer & Co., WHOLESALE GROCERS AND DEALERS IN Tobacco, Cigars and Pipes 39 CHEAPSIDE, B?4L'lWWQMflv 1 W?*DEIt. ' if I thin night, at ?ei of min. Should find my raee v ? Hourly run; Would I have enruori tlioglal "Woll done!"? I wonder. Would 1 look bock nt dour mies here? Would I bo"hwnrdw'Uioul (car? Would there be lime for any tear?? 1 wend.';', would it then ho so sirnngeiy sweet, I Whore lovod ones wait their own lo greet, That lifo would pnss with winced feet? I wonder. i would all I lie couutle*? trials sore Perplex mo never, never morel would heartaches, failures, ;ill bo Verl? I won dor. llo snys, ''Unto the weary rest." Itnio the frlendleiw homo so Most? Aud no tu hioi 1 leave tii<? real? tor wonder, ? llosLou Transcript. ON CORNWALL COAST. Pretty Betty Squires stood look ; ing out of the window sit thf sun light sen with an unmistnkenble I pout nn her full red lips. Mr. Rem I hrnrdt Squires, U.A. (his grand ; father was a friend of William ! Penii'fl befi re the emigrating Qua j ker came to America.') had dropped I the imppiliment.il of art which he had been stnipping ui> preparatory ; to a sketching expedition, and stood glaring at his willful nieea, his spectacles scintillating sparks ot anger. "So this is what I In ought you here for, is it?"' he snapped, with ; hin irate flourish of a letter which j he held iu his hand. "To keep up a lovi-sick coircspondence with anv wild Irishman who wants to! : write to von?" Mr. Sullivan is a gentleinan, nn-| (le." said Hetty, indignantly. ?'Oh, indeed! To your thinking! , perhaps. As if an Irishman could~\ ever he that?hnmph! I tell you 1! I won't have any of those Dublin fel-1 lows hanging around, and, us for, j your marrying this Sullivan, this ' 'darling Larry' as you call him.it 1 will cost von dear if yon do it Not a penny of mine shall yon have, Miss; and he poor creature, ! what has he lo keep a wife on?" "If he were a beggar," said Bet? ty, boldly,"I.d ra her many him j 1 than any one in the world!" "Mo*e f-ol yon! That sounds' very fine and romantic, no doubt:] j but love won't boil any puddings. I Bah! Don't let me hear any more.: such nonsense: and mind! il l.catcli j von scribbling any mote of thosej fool e ters, "I'll take you off to \ Kiimscbatka where the postal facil \ itics aren't so good as thev might be." A sharp retort was on Betty's I lips, but just Ihen she caught si gift; of a figure coming over the rocks ! towards the cottage, a tall, fine looking fellow m (he garb of it shepherd, who gave her a start of I surprise and apprehension. "Goaway!"she teleg 'aplied with 1 a nervous gevtnrc her baud and I a look of anxious concern. Then I she glanced around apprehensive? ly, but her uncle was busy with his traps, and when he turned towards I the window again, the figure had disappeared. "1 am sorry to be so severe to thee,Betty," he said in a softer tone in the plain language which j he rometimes us d as a tribute of respect to the. William IVnn grand? father. "Thee knows I wish thee well, child, child: but I cannot have thee marrying any of these impru? dent Irish. Come now! Say thee will be a good girl and not fret thy uncle." "1 never meant to 'Vet you, sir," Betty replied quite dutTully, but glancing furtively meanwhile out of the window- "Willyou be gone all day, sir?" "Of course! Why you can't ex-1 peel a mail to paint a sunset at noon?hey? I'll just get the rocks and tht! water washed iu before.the sun goes down. It is one of those things you can't, fool over. Yon can only do about half an hour's work at a time, you see. The sky changes. Time and tide and sun? sets w.iit for no man?hey? Good? bye, Betty! Be it good gin, and"? with a sudden recollection of what he'd forgotten in his interest in the projected picture, " lui't write to the Irishman." "I won't," Betty promised, de mutely, and well she could for her uncle's (piaint figure in brown vel vt'iecn breeches, leather leggins, and a paint-daubed waistcoat had not disappeared along the line ol the coast ere the youthful shepherd came through the open window. "Betty, my darling!" he cried, catching her in his arms with the impetuosity of a whirlwind, "1 thought that old mrmudgeou would never go! It. seems like a centur.} since 1 saw you last!" "Why, it's only about fourteen hours, Larry," she said laughingly. '?How often do you waut to come and seu me?" "1 never want to go away," said the wild Irishman, giving her a rapturous squeeze. "Indeed, 1 can't stand this sort of thing much longer, darling. When are you going to marry me, and put an end I to my mi-en ?" "Indeed, I dou't know,,' Betty answered distressfully. "My uncle will not he-'r yournamementioned, and ob, Larry! I'm frightened to death lor fear he finds that you are here, and then?" "Well," said the mock shepherd ' defiantly, "what thenf" "Oh, he will separate us," cried j Betty, with a burst of tears," and j then I shall be so miserable!" "I'd like to see him, Betty!" [sternly. "You have promised to i marry me, and I ex; ectyou tokeep your'word, whether your uucle ap? proves or uot." ? wye-, I know. Of course I shall never, never marry any one but *yo*n, Larry." uBnt I don't, intend to wait mueh longer. If your uncle doesn't come t? his senses soon I'll nil! away with you, Hetty?yes. I will! Time, .ajid tide and lovers wait for no man." * Betty gave him a bright, dim? pling smile through her tears. '?That Is just about what uncle said, she. answered, laughingly, ?''only it was not about lovers." "Come out with lue on the rocks," said Larry with the imperinnsiiesa of a master. "I want to talk to von seriously about, this matter, Betty." They made a pretty picture in Hie fair summer sunlight, as Miey sat on the rocks together, talking love and rebellion in the most hot-j 'headed fashion. The afternoon! \*nre away like a day in a dream, .till the sun began to sink into the sea. '?I really must go noir, Larry," Betty said. '?Not yet, darling! Why, I've only been .here a few minutes." "Your minutes are longer than ; most people's. Indeed we must go, dear. Uncle will be back soon, and we couldn't stay much hlijrerl anyhow. The tide is coming iu v?ry fast." "Which way did your uncle go?" "Down to the Point. Ho is painting a sunset on the water.? You never saw any one so infatua? ted. When he gets to work, yon j might fire off a cannon behind him and lie wouldn't look around. He paints as long as he can see." '"He won't do that tt iiight, I guess. If he gets very much ab? sorbed, the tide will carry him and his apparatus out tosea-nndl wish it would!" This last unchristian desire was I spoken only to Larry's inner eon-J scioti.suess. With all her uncle's j faults, Betty was too fond of him I to brook any such treason. "Oh. do you tlnnk there is any danger of such a thing?" she cried,! clasping her hands appealingly. I "Larry, won't you go home that way, and see if he is all right?'' "Humph! you want me to go a ! good mile and a half out of the way ?for what? dust to keep Mr. Rem? brandt Squiers from getting his feet wet; and much he'd thank me. for it! I'd have my trouble for my pains,.that's all!" "But, Larry, if* anything should happen to him. 1 never should for give myself, lie's so absent-minded and forgetful. And, 'with much reproach, "1 think you might, for if yotl don't go, I will." Larry heaved a sigh. : siinpose you will always gov erifnie,'Betty;'" he said. '"'Well, I'll' go; but you must come half way." This was readily agreed to, and they went off together, hand in hand, toward the glowing west.? But the sole seductiveness of the hour and circumstance beguile!.' j them more than they knew. ??l.ove took up the glass of Time, and, turned it in his glowing hands; Kveiy moment, l.'ghtiy sunken, ran itself in gulden sands.*' It was quite late nrtten they par? ted. The waves were splashing boldly up the rocks, and with a .sharp glance toward the horizon, Larry quickened his steps. "1 wonder if the old fellow could forget about the tide," he said, as he turned a bend in the coast.? "Great; Greece! There, he is now!" In the distance, he saw a strange figure sitting composedly on a rock, oblivious to the tide and the fading light. It was Mr. Rembrandt Squiers. "The water will cover the Point in fifteen minutes," Larry mutter-j ed, and broke into a run. As he it eared the absorbed ar? tist, the whole absurd situation re? vealed itself to him.. The old man was sitting on a rocky stool entire? ly surrounded by water, which no longer rippled about his feet, but was coming shoreward in little, swelling waves. His coat tails were already dabbling in the sea, and his feet were drawn up to avoid a soaking. On his left lay his paint-box half submerged,while his hat, in which a roll of sketches was reposing, had been launched n the tide and was float ing away se? renely. The easel that supported his canvas was rocking unsteadily >-.s the waves foamed about; it, but Mr. Rem bra ud t Squiers dashed wildly on with his work, determin? ed to catch some special cast, in that day's sky which would be lost iu a few moments forever. -Oh. I say, sir!" shouted Larry, making a log-horn of his hands, "you had better come in." But Mr. Squiers did uot seem to hear him. "If you don't come soon," Larry urged, "you'll geta good ducking." "Yes, yes, my good fellow!" the artist replied with an impatient glance over his shoulder, "I'm com? ing presently." Larry could not help laughing to himself at the absurd spectacle of the old man painting away fran? tically with the sea dashing up the cliffand showering its spray all ov? er him. "I tell \ou,sir," ha shouted, "time and tide wait for no man." The point of this remark might have been lost then, but just at the moment a wave swept the easel off its legs, and over it went info the water, carrying with it brushes, turpentine, oil-cups, and canvas, in the effort to save which the artist lost his balance and was himself precipitated into the sea. He fell! info a hole as it happened, his wig and spectacles were washed away j in a moment, and the water came) gargling up around his neck in n< treacherous way. "Help!" he snouted, 'Tor Heav? en's; sa Ue!" Larry took in the whole situation, and an idea flashed across his quick br?:u. In an instant he had wad ed in, ami reached the old gentle man, who was now so upset in mind and body, that he could think of nothing. '?My picture!" lie gasped, flound? ering around helplessly, in quest of his belongings. -'Save it, and I will pay you "-ell." Larry's eyes twinkled. "Let me take you to a place of safety," lie said. "No, no! not to the shore. The water will cut off your retreat. Put your hands on my shoulders?so! I mu t swim over there wllli yon." "Put my picture?" "I will save it for you. Come!" The old man obeyed blindly, for he .was now thoroughly frightened, and Larrv conveyed him to a rocky j eminence not very far away. This! done, ho swam back to the shore, and running along the beach re turned iu about half an hour with a boat. The tide had carried the easel and other things in toward the coast, and the bulk of Mr. Squiers's belonging were soon collected.? With these in the boat, Larry took up the oars and puiliul briskly to where Mr.Rembrandt Squiersstood wringing the water from his long coat-tail.-. A "Did you get my picture?" he asked, eagerly. "Yes," Larry answered, coolly; "but wait a moment, sir! I sha'n't take you in till we have made a bargain. I will have to be paid well for this." "Of course!" was the arlist's ready agreement. "What do you want!" "Your niece's hand in marriage!" "Wh-whal?" "I want you to agree to my mar riage wirfi Betty." "What do you mean, fellow?" burst forth the irAte uncle. "A common shepherd, like you, in? deed!" "Then you do not recognize me! .Mr. Squires, I nm Betty's lover. Larry Sullivan." "You, sir? You are? You impu? dent young?'" ?"Come, .Mr. Squicrs! von can't af? ford to call nie names. Suppose I should go oft and leave you here? I The tide will cover (his rock entire? ly iu three-quarters of an hour." "1 suppose yon are quite capable of such baseness," said the old man with lofty scorn. "Do not put me to the test," was Larry's cool rejoinder. "I love your niece, Mr. Squiers. I am poor, but no man ran say a word against me, I and I w ill work for her like a slave Say that yon will consent to our marriage, and I will gladly take you ashore." A tempestuous wave dashed up against the rock, then, and gave Mr. Squiers another bath. "You young villain!" he said, blowing the salt water from his lips. "You'll give me my death keeping me here in Hi is horrible place." "If you will yield, sir, I shall asK no more." "Not a bit of it" cried Mr. Squiers; but in his angry excite? ment he stepped on a loose bit of rock and went tumbling into the sea. "Help!" he shrieked. "Take me in! I'll?I'll agree to anything." "And P?et;y is mine?" "Yes, yes! Only take me home. Oh, I shall die of rheumatism for tliis, you, sir," savagely, "shall pay doctor's bills." Larry laughed softly, and helped him into the boat. "It will make Petty happy," he said; "and I nope you won't always hate me so, sir." It was late when they reached home, and Betty was wild with anx? iety. But at the sight of Larry walking alongside of her uncle, car? rying his easel and other belong? ings, her pretty eyes oj. Mied con considerably wider. To be lire the old man was surly as a bear, and dismissed his escort very rudely, but Larry's eyes sparkled, and he found an opportunity of whisper ing in Hetty's ear:? "It is all right, darling!" To Mr. Squiers, the matter look? ed somewhat differently when lie bad changed his wet clothes and eaten a nice supper. "Eetty,come here,"he said,draw ii g the girl toward him. "Do yon care much for this fellow, Sullivan ? "Oh, uncle, I love him dearly!" "Humph! I can't say I admire your taste. He has treated me most cavalierly." "Whv, uncle, he went down to the Point on purpose to tell you it was time to come home." "And took a mean advantage of me; but it was sharp for him," he added icflectivly. "He has more wit than I thought. Odds, Petty, his confounded impudence is al? most sublime enough for admira tion." "If yon only knew him," Betty began with sparkling eye*. "There, there!" said Mr. Squires, shrugging his shoulders; "I shall have ample opportunity to know him if he is to be my nephew, as it seems he is bound to be." "Tliicn you will not refuse your cousi n:!" cried Betty. "Oh, un cle!" "Mn h .good it would do if I did!" j sniffed he old man. "You might j as well pack up your things. Betty, j and we'll go back to London. If you aud your Irishman are to have it all your own way, there is no use of staying here any longer." "Wouldn't you like to finish vour sunselP' said Betty, roguish? ly "It is well enough as it is," was the graffreply, und Betty thought so loo, lor Mr. Rembrandt Squics really could paini, and hi* "Sunset on the Cornwall Coast'' was one ol the best things accepted by the Academy. Who was Darr Crockett? The famous backwoodsman, hau ter, soldier and legislator, Col. David Crockett, says a Southern paper, born at Limestone, on the Nolnchucky River in Tennessee, Aug. 17. 178?. Iiis lather?of Irish birth - after various other voca tiongs. opened a tavern on the road from Abiugdon to Knoxville, where Da cid passed his youth from seven to twelve years of age. He was sent, to a country school, but on the fourth day quarreled with tiie schoolmaster, and, after playing truant for a time, tied iron) home to avoid a flogging, threatened both by his father and master. For five years he roamed about with drovers and carriers, t'll in his eighteenth year he re? turned home, attended school for two months, learning his letters for the first time, and .-oou after mar? ried. He then wenr to live in the wildest portion of the State, where he distinguished himself as amighty hunter and crack shot, attested by the famous "coon" story: though as a matter of fact the real hero of that anecdote is said to have been Capt. Martin Scott?a person scarcely loss distinguished in his day as a sportsman than Davy Crockett himself. In 1813 David Crockett served in the Creek war under Gen. Jack sou, and after the peace settled at Shoal Creek,in a desolate region in Tennessee. A community of reck? less characters having flocked to? gether, it was found necessary to establish a temporary government, and he was appointed one of the magistrates. He soon after became a candidate for the Legislature and made a successful electioneering tour by shooting at matches and lei ling amusing stories. He was twice re-elected to the Legislature, but iu his leisure intervals devoted himself especially to bear hunting, till in 1827 he was elected by the party ?f Jackson a representative in Congress. At, Washington, he obtained no toriety by the eccentricity of his manner and language. In 1829 he was again chosen to Congress, but soon alter changed from a partisan (o an -opponent of Jackson's ad? ministration, aud in 1831 it re? quired his most strenuous exer? tions to secure his reelection. Finding the iiiflueuce of Jackson irresistible iu Tennessee, Crockett subsequently sought a new career in Texas, I hen in revolt against Mexico, and after a series of mill taiy exploits,met his death at Eort Alamo, iu Sau Antonio de Bexar. Alter a hard siege, the survivors, six in number, including Crockett, surrendered, but by order of Santa Anna, they were put to death March 0, 18.jb\ It is the Ideal Hume, After AIL The farmer who gives the most thought and care to his home nat? urally clothes if with the most af? fection. Thus does work breed an increasing fondness lor the object worked for. There is no sort of danger that farmers will exhaust themselves as practical men by an excess of emotion; on the other band, the danger is rather that all work will tend to kill out what should be ib-tcred with a constant tenderness. Earth has no para dise left but home. The more thought one devotes to that, wheth er it be humble or palatial, the greater the sum of his happiness. The standing wonder is that far? mers do not see and improve their uatnml advantages, as men whore tiie into tiie country with ample fortunes to enjoy are more apt to do. All that heaven has to give is theirs?air. sunlight, water, grass, trees, sky and the company of birds and animals. What a prize would not these be esteemed m the thick of a large and noisy city. The con? tented farmer is the one who makes his home the permanent centre of the earth for himself, br adorning and rendering it, attractive. It is easier to create such a deep and lasting attachment than it is to heap up riches. Life is rather for living than lor a perpetual getting. The country home is the ideal home in our civilization. Horse Physiognomy, A horse's head indicates his character very much as a man's does. Vice issliowu iu tliee>eand mouth; intelligence in the eye and in tiie breadth between theears,atid between the eyes; spirit in the mo? bile nostril, ami active ear. The size of I he eye, the thinness of t iie skin, making the face bony, the large, open ihinedged nostril, the fine ear, and the thin, tine mane and foie top, are indications of high breeding, and accompany a high strung nervous organization,which with good limbs and muscular pow? er, ensures a considerable degree of speed in the animal. The stu? pidly, lazy horse, that drivers cal1 a "hick-head," has a dull eye usual? ly, a nan ow forehead, and contract? ed poll. He is always a blunderer, forgets himself, aud stumbles ou smooth ground, gets himself and bis owner into di^culties, talks himself, is sometimes positively lazy, but often a hard goer. He needs constant care and watchful? ness on the driver's part. A buyer of equine flesh should be able to ueteot the good aud bad qualities of the animals he contemplates pur chasing. This valuable knowledge is only acquired by a careful study of the various parts of horse phys ioguomy. Origin of a Familiar Hymn. There is an Interesting incident mentioned in the life of 'Charlies Wesley, which led to tfie writing of one of his best known hymns. One day Mr. Wesley was sitting by an open window looking out on the beautiful fie'ds, in summertime. Presently a little bird flitting about iii the sunshine attracted his attention. Just then a hawk came sweeping down toward the little bird. The poor thing very much frightened was darting here and there, trying to find some place of refuge. In the bright sunny air, in the leafy trees, or the green fields there was no hiding place from the fierce grasp of the hawk. But pee? ing the open window and the man sitting by it, the bird in his terror flew toward it and with a' beating heart and quivering wing found refuge in Mr.WesIey'h bosom. - lie sheltered it from the threat? ening danger and saved it from a cruel death. Mr. Wesley was at the time suff? ering a severe trial and was feeling the need of a refuge in his own time of trouble as much as the trembling little bird did that nestled in his bosom. So he toak up his pen, ard wrote the beautiful hymn. "Jesus, Savior of my soul, Let me to Thy bosom fly, While the waves of trouble roll, While the teuipest still is nigh." Salvation Oi.1, the celebrated American remedy for cuts, bruises, sprains, burns, scalds, chilblains, i&c, can be had of all druggest. It kilis pain. Price only twenty-live cents a bottle. Buchanan's Hopeless Love. Reminiscences of Democratic ad? ministrations ot y sai'a gone by are constantly coming to light, says a Washington letter to the Balti? more American. "Rjgbtovertheie," said an old society beaux recently, pointing to a brown stone front near the executive mansion, "lives a woman whe might have been mistress of the White House under Democratic rule if she had seen fit to accept the baud of James Buch? anan. She comes from a very wealthy Pennsylvania family ,and was courted by Mr. Buchanan. Her people wanted her to marry him, but she did'nt want to. She loved a poor clergyman, rector of a church in her own town; but the family did'nt want her to marry h'm, aud so they arranged that he .should be quietly transferred to another post, -some hundreds or thousands of miles away. This broke up the match aud the maiden too, for she went into retirement at once and has married nobody. Neither the banishment of her clegyman nor the elevation of Mr. Buchanan to the presidency could make her change her mind, and she remain? ed and remains single. She is an old withered and sad woman, living rtioue wil.li a widowed sister in that great mansion, with actnlly more niouey than they know how to use. They are the richest people in Washington, possibly excepting Mr. Corcoran, and they do nothing with their wealth except tokeep up their mag liticent establishment and a lot, of cats and dogs." The lady referred to is the one of whom the story is told that Mr. Corcoran one day sent her a polite note some what as follows: My Dear Madam: I have been for some time thinking of enlarging the Arlington Hotel. If you will state the value of your brown-stone mansion adjoining, I will scud the check for the amount." To which she replied: "My Dear Mr. Corcoran: I have for sometime been thinking of enlarging my flower garden. If you will state the value of the Arlington hotel adjoin? ing, I will send you my check for the amount" Mr L. R. Hoit, a mechauical en? gineer at the New Orleans Exposi? tion, was severly injured by a huge derrick pole falling on his foot, lie was conveyed to his residence and after only three applications of St. Jacobs Oil,all the swelling and pain disappeared, and he resumed his duties. Unspotted from the World. Many of those who call them? selves Christians have every rea? son to be heartily ashamed of themselves if fhey will only apply even the world's standard to their conduct. They are acting in a way which the world itself regards as dishonorable. Departures from in? tegrity and violations of friendship cannot be whitewashed. The stain of turpitude remains iu all its dis? mal repulsiveness. If society has its standard, -Mid stamps such con? duct with infamy, the Church ought to have one still higher by which Christian character should be meas? ured. A higher tone is what is needed. There are many inconsis? tencies, not amenable to discipline, that requires the restraint of pub? lic opinion to keep them down.? The. purer members of our churchc; ought to be more outspoken in con dem tuition of (hem. "Unspotted from the world" is the first ele? ment of our religion, and the spots should not go unnoted.?Christian Advocate. A lawyer walked down the street one. day witn his arm taxed to hold a lot of law books. "Why, I thought you carried all that stuff in your head!" Observed a citizen, "I do," qtuteiy replied the young lawyer with a knowing wink, "these are for the Judges of the Court-."