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Fine line of new coods just received.
OK stock purchased of II. T. WhiU
aolii at and Mow cvst.
i. H. Merrill &Co.,
-Dealers in
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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?
without a superior both in style and i
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will always be appreciated, and your
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Pocomoke City, Md. I
Francis Albert. Frederick Albert. ,
1 A 11 W A 11,
Cutlery and Guns,
No. 4 North Howard Street,
Accomac C. IL, VA.,
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public, and is prepared to build
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tiou at moderate rates.
' Satisfactory roferenee'as to his.
skill as a workman can and will be,
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more extensively known.
Over all American and many Euro?
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Paris, 1878
Have the Endorsement of over j
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As to their Durability.
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A large Assortment of Second-hand
Pianos Always on Hand.
General Wholesale Agents for
tf^Send for Illustrated Piano or Or?
gan Catalogue.
No. !> North Liberty Street.
F. T. Hunt, Bra., & Co.
Accomac county, Va.,
dealers in
General Merchandise, Lumber,
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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
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
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TUE UIUITC with these inferior
I H?L Wll! I t machines, as to the
price. Having sold machines for nearly
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?SHORE. "Plans and Specifications
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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
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j the principal on the said road and
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Belle Haven,
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iy and in a workmanlike manner.
JLorse Sljoeing a spcaallv.
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as reference as to our proficiency
:n this class of work.
Jas. Myer & Co.,
Tobacco, Cigars and Pipes
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.
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
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
"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
"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,
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
'?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
"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
'?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
"Your niece's hand in marriage!"
"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?
"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
"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
"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
"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?
"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
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
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
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
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-."

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