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INSURANCE
The undersigned, in the interest
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and VIRGINIA FIRE AND MA?
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carried by good companies. All
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to. Respectfully,
G. G. SAVAGE, Agent,
Eastvillc, or Shady Side, North?
ampton county, Va.
IJ\jipat 2. 'Christian
WAV IIA TEE AGUE, VA.
Bricklayer & Plasterer,
Offers his services to the public by
tin-Day or Contract. Will furnish all
material When desin d. He has had sever?
al years experience as a practical work?
man and will gurantee satisfaction*.
C. H. Bagwell,
Civil Engineer and Surveyor.
Onaucock, Va.
Will attend to .surveying and di?
viding lands in Accomac and
Northampton counties.
ueo. ?v. abdell & bro.,
Belle Haven,
BL AOKSMITHING-,
in all its branches done at their
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ly and in a workmanlike manner.
Jiiorsc bljccing a specialty.
Our numerous patrons in every
part of the Eastern Shore are given
as reference as to our proficiency
iu this class of work.
CEDAR ISLAND,
Accomac County, Virginia,
M'ish to call the attention of the fann?
ers of Accomac and Northampton
counties to their different grades of
Pure Fish Guano,
all of which they are prepared to supply
those wishing a first class fertilizer.
They have established a depository at
Custis' Wharf. Poweltbii, where fann?
ers may purchase in qua-ditics to suit.
Prices until further r tice, as follows
Dry.826.CC)
Two-thirds dry 20 0( [?.CASH.
Green. 13.0 ij
For further particulars, call on or ad
dress
E. B. IT NN ICY, Agent,
Locustmount,
Accomac count v. Va.
Sewing Machine
STANDS AHEAD Or ALL OTHERS
In Quality ami Simplicity.
It has no "Rival .to put it down, but
It Stands: Bold at the Fkont.
Having sold over -100 in I SSI, 1SS2 and
1SS3, shows that the
People of Accomac Appreciate Its Merits. |
I can sed you other machines for less
price, Singer patten., drop leafand two
drawers, for $25 00; Wilson. Domestic.
Howe and any other pattern. Will sell
the Hoya! St. John, drop leaf and six (<i),
drawers, for SRtf.OO. but I cannot put
?U? UffSJiTsT with these inferior
I SIC If ni l C machines, as to Ca?
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
Yob Want a Good Sewinc Macbine
come ami see me. or write to me. and I
WILL SELF* YOU ANY MA CHI N E
that can be bought.TIUS ??f!
but none so good as
iifc
Also, a larjre stock of FF KNIT I'M E,
MATTH ESSES; &c, on hand. Repair
iug of Furniture, Pictures Framed, or
anything else in our line promptly at-?
tended to. COFFINS, CASKETS and
TRIMMINGS for sale.
Hespectfullv, &c.,
K. H. PENNEYVELTi,
Onancock, Va.
Ci ? ??S* 3P j?i C? I
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
It gives ns pleasure to announce
that we have completed arrange
ments direct with a Large CarpetI
Manufacturer in New York, by
which we can show a very large
assortment of Carpets selected with j
the greatest care from a Stock otj
Several
HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, j
Thereby saving our customers
the wholesale dealers or job?
bers intermediate profits. It in
eludes the most beautiful de
signs of Velvets, Brussels and
Ingrains, as well as all the less
expensive grades of Carpets.
We show you this immense stock
through a new and very practi?
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"PATENTED CARPET EXHIBITOR"
So constructed that we can ex- j
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continuous floor covered from each
sample of half a yard.
As we are relieved from any loss I
by retnuanrs or depreciation in val
ue of stock by old unsalable pat !
terns and do not require any extra j
floor room or investment of capital,!
we can afford to send for and sell !
you Carpets
AT LOWER PRICES!
than the same qualities are even
sold for in New York or elsewhere.1
We can always show you the!
newest designs as soon as they ap?
pear.
??Carpets cut to fit the room, also
made up if desired/'
Very respectfully vours.
?. J. LUCAS,
Dealer In General Merchandise, i
Modes! own. Va.
Browne Jacob & Co.,
dealers in
real estate,
ACCOMAC C. II., VA.
Fruit and Trucking lands, improved
and unimproved of 60, 163, 225. 310 and :
600 acres eligibly located on the line of i
the N. Y., P. & S. K. it , N O W for sale
cheap.
Also, four sea-side farms with oysters, j
fish and wild fowl priviliges unsur?
passed on easy terms.
And town lots for business men at the
new stations on the railroad constantly
on hand at reasonable rates. Send for
circular.
SUPERIOR
Cedar Island Guano.
The cheapest fertilizer on the
market aecoiding to results ascer?
tained by the farmer and chemist.
ANALYSIS.
Pit. W J. G ascuyxk, Chemist.
per cent
Moisture (let. at 100c.10;26
Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.17.
Reverted Phosphoric Acid. (>.4<Ji
Available Phosphoric Acid . S.63
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. ~.4?
S itrojien. 4.S-2
\.MM().\ iA. 5.S6
Potash. 3:05
CEDAR ISLAND GUANO is a
complete manure, containingall t he
elements of good plant; food, and in
proper proportions, to sustain vog-1
etat ion through the entire period
of its growth, and brings crops to
their full maturity. It. has been
found especially good on peas, po?
tatoes and onions, and has given
equal satisfaction on corn and
grass. It is fully up to the standard
of last year, and is registered in ?
Virginia. It is now ready lor de?
livery.
ORRIS A. BROWNE,
Accomac C. IL, Va.
cait. 0. A. IliiowxK-Dear Sir:?;
I used half a ton of your "'Cedar Island
('u ano" last year on Corn and can say ?
that it doubled my crop in corn and fod- 1
der. and my neighbors and all others
who passed the lleld can testify to it.
It was on very poor land. I think it I
paM me well?would like to use two or!
three tons thisyear. Wry Truly Yours,
George S, Mapp.
Bobtown, .lanttary, ?0, 1888,
Fused Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
potatoes, and [ am perfectly well satis- i
lied with the result. I also used it on i
Onions and other vegetables with the
best result \V. J. Fosqitc. :
Sturgis P. 0.
Mu. Buownk:?I tried your Cedar Is
laud Guano last; Spring on Sweet Pota?
toes, alongside of oilier fertilizers, and
think it nearly doubled in yield of any
other used. In fact, if I had not used it
at all. my potatoes would not have been
worth digging. John J. Want, ,
Hndldek,January, 29,1S.S-5.
(act. O.A. BkoW.ne;?Dbai: Sin:
[ used half abaft of your Cedar Island
Guano last year on Sweet Potatoes, ai d
can truly say it excels any fertilizer I]
ever used. If i had used it more exten?
sively I am confident it would have
doubled my crop, Will try it again next
season. IL C. Johnson,
Willis1 Wharf, January, -jo.lS??.
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet1
and Irish Potatoes and Corn. On the i
Irish it was fully equal to Peruvian \
Guano, and better than any other fertil
beers* On the Sweets an?I Corn it was ;
equal to any fertilizer 1 have ever used
Accomac U. II. Va. Thos. Beasley,
I used Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes, next to Peruvian guano, there
was no difference in the yield of either,
lam of the opinion that with time Ce?
dar Island will yield inure. I also put
Ron Sweet Potatoes, and the results
were satisfactory, its yield was one
third more than where 1 put no guano.
Drummoudlown, A\ m. W. Coxton. j
1 used Cedar Island Guana on Peas
by the side of Peruvian Guano, your j
guano ?x-'clled the Peruvian by far, and j
oil Irish Potatoes my experience is they
grow longer and yield more; I mean by
growing longer, that the vines do not
sive up so early and nutyicld the Peru?
vian. 1 also applied it to Corn; only about \
a handful to every three or four hills
with very good results. A. T. James,
Locustv?le, December, 10, 1SS4.
1 used your guano last year side Peru
viau guano and other commercial man?
ures, on Irish and Sweet Potatoes, the j
Ceilar Island was equal to any. 1 prefer
it. for the quality is up to any, and it
costs less money. W. U. Bunting.
Polly creek, near Drummoiidtowu, Jan?
uary, !), 1885.
I used one-half ton of C? dar Island
Guano Oil Irish Potatoes side by side
with Peruvian guano that cost $(W per
toil of ?.t'Od pounds and other commer?
cial fertilizers, that on which Cedar Is?
land was used was better than Peruvian,
and there was no comparison with the
other fertilizers. Of course, the long
drought and bugs prevented a full crop
from maturing. E. C. Parkes.
Mat on-kin, P. O.
1 used Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes with Peruvian Guano, and 1
believe it to be equal to the Peruvian,
i also used it on Sweets; and the result
was excellent, I am going to use it again.
E. M. Savage,
bells Neck. October, 0,1S84
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
and Irish Potatoes with other fertiliz?
ers, and on Sweets I had better results
than any other, and fully as good on
Irish. 1 am going to use "it again next
year E. W. Kellam.
Sturgis, October, 0, 1884.
1 used the Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes notwihsUuidiug the drouth 1
realized at rate of 40 barrels lium one
bai rel of seed by the use of 3000 pounds
of guano per barrel of seed. I think it
the cheapest and best fertilizer in the
market. 1 shall continue to use ir, in the
future. Edwin T, Parks.
Leehiont, Va., October. 23* 1SS4,
I used your Guano last spring on Irish
potatoes side by side with Peruvian
Guano and yours excelled it by one third
and was green while the ot liars dried al?
most out, from the long drought.
Mudeslown. " G. J. Xortliam.
T used your guano last year by the
side id' Peruvian guano, the season was
bad, the Peruvian started lirst but the
Cedar Island was fully equal in yield;
and fron my observation would have sur?
passed it had it been seasonable.
W. T. Duncan.
Matomkin, P, 0.
I used Cedar Islancl Guano on Sweet
potatoes, at tiie rate of 200 pounds per
acre, and believe it to be fully up to
anything I have used. Will use it again.
Stuigis if. O. J. O. Fosquc,
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweets
by the side of other fertilizers, and
found it equtd to any, F. S. ?niith.
Willowdale, October, 0, 1S84. I
ONLY A WOMAN.
Only a woman, shriveled ami old,
Thepreyoftho winds iind thoproy of the cold,
Cheeks ihm aro BiinVcn,
Eyes Umt ?tri? Hiinknn,
I.lps that were novoroVr bold.
Only a woman forsaken and poor.
Asking alms at the tiroiizo church door.
nark to the organ! H"ll upon roll,
The waves of Its music (TO over the soul!
?Ilks rustle i nisi her,
Thicker ami flutter;
Tlio treat hell uea?? Its toll.
Fain would she enter, but not for tho poor
Swlngcth nidu open tlitfl hron/.e church door.
Only a woman! In far "rrOnyH
Hope enrrolled to iu>r luipplost lays;
Somebody missed her,
Sinnrliody kissed her.
Some crowned her with praise.
Somebody facod tip the battles of life,
strong for her sake was mi tlior or wife.
Somebody lies wllli a tressot her hair
Light on his heart where the death sliadows are;
somebody waits for hur,
Opens the gates for her,
(lives dollghl for ilcspt'r.
Only a woman?i.evermoru poor?
Dead In the snow hi Hi- bronze church door.
The Outward Seeming.
'?No, not a single cent will Miey
get Crom nie," said Miss Sarah
Jenkins, with a peculiar expression
ol her thin lips, us she took her
spectacles from her nose, and slow?
ly replaced in its envelope the let?
ter she had been reading from her!
friend1, Miss Llcpzibah Lockey. "J !
think [ know my duty as well as
most folks, an' givin' help to Su?
san Bayard an' her children don't
come under that head."
??lint bein'as they're your own
kin." said Miss Hepzibah, depreea
tmgly. "It's only natural for'em to
look to yen."
?'Let 'em look, 'they'll take, it out
in lookill.' 1 told Tom when lie
married Susan Bayard that the
diiy'd come when lnvd rue. it. She
was sillers spiiidlill' an' sort o'hclp
less. But, Tom was that; headstrong
he wouldn't listen to anybody. He
spent his last cent in buy in' that,
farm over to Mil ford, an' then had
to mortage it 'lore he could start
his crops."
"It was unfortunate his dyin' so
soon," said Miss Jlepzibah, who
was a kindly wld soul. "If he'd
lived a couple o'years more he'd 1
pa it! for the place an' left Susan
comfortable. I shouldn't wonder
but s''e's hail a hard pull these
two years to get along with those
three children."
".Most, likely sin* lias. But I
don't see as I'm called on to should j
er her burdens with her. Good-1
ness knows I've enough already
without lookill' out lor any more."
"Yes, your hands are pretty full
?that's a fact," said Miss llepzi
bab. "I hear folks savin' every
da> that they don't, know what the
minister would do without you."
"I reckon I've labored pretty
faithful in the masters vineyard,"
said Miss Sarah, "If I do say it."
"And you'll get your reward.
Miss Jenkins, said Miss Hepzibah,
as she rose to go. "You can sillers
take comfort in thinkin' that. But
I do wish you could see your way
to help Susan a bit."
"She don't deserve help," and
Miss Sarah's tone was decidedly
acid. "She'lloughter have taken my
advice in the first place. I told
'em how it would be, an' it comes
out pretty much as I said. I told
Tom she was too cverlastin' deli?
cate, an'would breakdown in iess'n
five years. But he would have his
own way an' marry her, an' now
.she's laid up?just as I said she'd
be."
"Pity they didn't listen to yon,"
sad .Miss Hepzibah, as she went
oiu. "But, you know young people
is gener'lly mortal headstrong."
Miss Jenkins often boasted that
she never spent an idle, minute;
and there was always work of one
kind or another for her to do; but
after her visitor had gone she sat
lor some time with her hands in her
lap, thinking over the contents of
the letter she had jusfc received.
Tom's marriage to Susan Bayard,
an orphan daughter to the man
who, to use the expressions of Iiis
neighbors, had never been '?fore?
handed," had not pleased his sis
ter, who thought Susan far too del?
icate and dainty to prove of much
help as the wife of a farmer of
slender means.
Tom, however, had been very
happy in his wedded life, and had
never regretted his choice, as lie
took paiiis to say to his sister
whenever he wrote to her.
And Miss Sarah, who wasn't as
good a Christian sisshe thought her
self, and did'nt fancy being called
a false prophet, lesenled his hup
piucss, and allowed a feeling of en
mily to grow up in her heart
agaiust Susan.
Tom's death seven years after
his marriage, was a terrible blow
to his wife and his children, who
were left almost penniless.
But Susan, knowing the way in
which she was regarded by hersis
t r-in-law, did not dreuiu of calling
upon Miss Sarah for help.
Through the influence of a friend
the poor young widow seen *ed the
position of teacher in a district
school, and for two years, on a very
slender salary, had managed to
keep the wolf frem her door.
Then the mortgage on her home
was foreclosed, ami a long illness
which followed her removal from
the farm to a small room in the
village of Milford made it ueccs
| sary for the trustees of the school
to appoint another teacher iu her
I place.
The sale of the furniture of the
j farmhouse provided Susan with
I money to defray her expenses du?
ring her illness: but she found her
| self when convalescent utterly peu
II iless, and with three childieu J
I looking to her for support. '
It was then (hat, with a heavy
heart, she wrote to her sister-iii
law, and ir, was a lett r
which ought to have called forth
only sympathy and pity from its
recipient, hut which gave Miss
Sarah only a strange sort of pleas?
ure in being able at lust to say,
"Hold you so."
As she sat at her kitchen win
dow that warm July afternoon, the
quiet broken only by the ticking of
the large eight, day clock, and the
purring of the cat, by the stove,
she was thinking what she should
write in reply; in what words she
would remind Susan of Tom's dec?
laration that "neither lie nor his
should ever ask for a favor at his
sister's hands."
The clock struck four with a
loud,.whirring noise, which roused
Mns Jenkins with a start from her
revery, and she sprang up, sur?
prised and shocked to lind how
long she had been idle.
I'll let her wait; a while for an
answer, she thought. '-It'll do her
good to be in suspense a bit. And
I reckon it ain't too late to go a *
ter them blackberries in the middle
lot. First thing I know them pes?
ky town-boys will be after 'em and
I won't get none for jam."
' She put on her sunhnnnct, and
taking a large tin pail Iron: the
pantry, went out. She paused on
the, path that led to "-.he meadow to
look back to the housi, thinking it
was very likely Silvan had calcula?
ted on being asked to take her
abode there.
It was a huge, old fashioned
house, with roomy chambers, wide
lireplaces and plenty of windows.
The grounds surrounding ir. wore
all shaded, and an abundance of
llowers bloomed in th? front gar?
den. It would have been a grand
place for children to play, hut none
had ever played there since Tom
had been grown. The place had
beep left to Miss Sarah by an aunt,
and Tom had had no share in it.?
.Miss Sarah, however, had cared for
and supported her brother who
was very much her junior, until he
was able to strike out. for himself;
and she had made him a present
of five hundred dollars when ho at?
tained his majority. She though I;
she had done more than her duty
by him, and she. desired that lie
should pay her some consideration
in the matter of his man ia ro.?
She had never felt the same toward
him since, fliongli she tried to Ifei**l
the old motto, "'De mortuis nil nisi
botium," whenever she spoke to
him.
Tlie blackberries in the meadow
we're, vci'y ripe and large, and so
P&ilreons that Miss Sarah had no
difficulty in filling her pad in a
very short, time.
It occurred to her as she walked
homeward that perhaps the minis
ter's wife might want to make ja n,
too, and would appreciate the gift
of a few quarts of berries, such
as these. So, on reaching home.
Miss Sarah tilled a smaller pail with
the fruit, and, starting out again,
turned her steps toward the vil?
lage.
'?I look such a sight in this sun
bonnet, I reckon I'd best go in the
back way," she thought, as she ap?
proached the neat frame?dwellingin
which her pastor lived. "Like as not
they've got company to tea."
The heat,combined with the long
walk to the village, had caused Miss
Surah to feel very tired, and as she
entered the minister's garden, and
her eyes fell on a very delightful
shaded arbor- she concluded to rest
a few minutes until she was cooler.
"My face must be as red as a beet"
she thought, as she seated herself
on one. of the rustic chairs. "I wish
to goodness I'd brought my umbrel?
la."
She concluded that she was suffi?
ciently cooled off to present her?
self at the house, when she heard
voices, and peering out I hrough the
vines,with which the at bor was well
screened, she saw Mr. Lawtoti, ac?
companied by a lady, coming down
the garden path.
Miss Sarah drew back, and wish?
ed very sincerely that she had not
thought of bringing the berries, or
hail stopped at home long enough to
put on a nice dress; for the lady was
a stranger, and looked so exquisite?
ly neat and cool that Miss Sarah
felt herself by contrast disgraceful?
ly rn tidy.
She had no doubt that the minis?
ter was about to show his compan?
ion the way to the arbor, and her
heart sank: at the thought of being
found in such a plight. But sudden?
ly the stranger paused, and bent to
piek a rose of great beauty,
"It we could only he like t his rose,"
she said, "as lair within as without."
"You forget," said Mr. Lawtoti:
"how often wc see worms eating in?
to the very heart of the most beau?
tiful roses."
" Is nothing true then? Are we
never able to put faith in the -out?
ward' of anything or any oue "
"Those who make the loudest
professions are often the most cor?
rupt," said the minister, "and, as I
was saying a uicment ago. there
are so many, oh, so many, who
think themselves Christians be?
cause they go regularly to church,
teach in the Sunday scho d, use no
bad language and give Pberally to
the missions. But they do not
think it necessary to guard
their thoughts, to fill their daily
lives with little acts of kindness.?
Now, you are a stranger here and
are to leave us to-n orrow, so I can
speak to you as I could not to one
familiar with the people who make
my congregation. 1 will give you
a case in point. I have iu my church
a woman of middle age, who lives ,
alone on a farm a couple of miles]
from the Tillage. She is very active!
in the church, is always ready ro
visit the sick or give-to the poor.?1
She lias provided for the education
of several heathens in Africa, and
lias taught a class of men in the pen?
itentiary, visited the'-jail and made
herself generally useful. But, ne?
vertheless, she is selfish, narrow
and sordid to a pi table degree.?
She docs nothing without making
a show about it, so sis to be well
regard-d of men. For years she
cherished feelings against an only
brother, because he lid not marry
to suit her, ami I was told not an
hour ago, that she had declared her
intention not to help in any way
that brother's sick and penniless
widow and children. She speaks
of them with bitterness, and even
seems to rejoice that at last they
are compelled to appeal to her for
aid. I was asked to speak to her
on the subject, but she would be
highly insulted, I know, if I ven?
tured to etil her to acc'mnfc for Itci*
want of charity and natural aft'ec
lion. She thinks herself a Christ?
ian, but in my opinion she is very
far from being anything of the
kind. She will come to church next
Thursday night and pray earnestly
for the forgiveness of her sins, and I
for help to walk in the right way.
But she prays only with her Iip>;
her heart lias nothing to <1> with it.
She thinks and cares only for the
outward seeming, and so?"
At this moment little Lulu Law
ton interrupted the conversation
by running down the path with the
announcement that tea was ready,
and the minister said no more.
But Miss Sarah had heard
enough. She was pale and trem?
bling and so greatly disturbed that
when she hurried from the arbor,
as soon as she could without being
perceived, she left her pail and
berries behind. She met several
of her friends on her way home,
hut she did not even bow to them,
so absorbed was she in the recol
lection of what the minister had
said.
Reaching home she sat down m
the big rock: 'chair oy the kitchen
stove, and left.iilig her chin on her
hand stared before her with eyes
from which the scales had fallen.
And she was looking inward?for
the first time in her life.
Only the outward seeming," she
murmered, over and over, inaudibly
as if the sound of the words fright;
ened her, "and after all these years
I've just found out that I'm not a
Christian."
Uontraryto the expectations of
Mr. Lawton MissSaruli dirt not come
to the regular prayer-meeting on
Thursday night, and when he call-[
ed to see her on Friday he was sur?
prised to see three curly headed j
children- making mad pies in "the i
front, yard, who informed him in a
loud chorus that they had "come
to live with Aunt Sarah forever."
Miss Sarah welcomed him very
cordially, and although she felt
tired and warm after her journey
to Mil ford, she seemed quite happy.
"This is a great surprise, Miss
Jenkins," said the minister, as lie
followed her into the parlor anil
took a seat.
"Yes. it'll be a surprise to most
folks, b:it. [ ain't afraid but they'll
live through it."
"1 t hink you will be well reward?
ed for bringing your sister and her
children here. Your life was very
lonely."
"Ves, T reckon I'll take consid?
erable satisfaction out o' it; seems
sought o' n cc to see 'em round, for
they're well mannered children.?
Susan's been very particular about
'em. Did;you notice the boy us
von come in.' lie's the very model
1.' Tom."
As Mr. Lawton walked back to
the village he wondered what had
waked Miss Jenkins up to a sense
of her duty.
Early in the following winter
Miss Jenkins invited her minister
and his wife to tea. The table was
well supplied with cake, pickles
and preserves, a glass dish of black
berry jam occupying a positiou he
fore Mrs. Lawton.
"I'm so fond of blackberry jam,"
said that lady, as she helped her to
the article In question. "I put up
:i lot of it hist summer, but the
nicest I made was from some ber?
ries my little girl found in the ar?
bor in the garden. We never knew
who left them there, but took it for
granted they were left there for us,
and so took possession of them,
pail and all. Lula called it my mys?
tery jam. I've often wondered if
the. mystery would never be ex?
plained."
But it, never was.
The Right Reverend Bi.-hop Oil
in cjnr, Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the
many eminent church dignitaries
who have publicly added their em?
phatic endorsement to the wonder?
ful efficacy of St. Jacobs Oil in cases
of rheumatism and other painful
ailments.
Remedy for Chicken Cholera.
The department of Agriculture
publishes the following remedy,re
commended by Dr. Salmon, for pre?
venting the destructive disease,
that annually carries oft' so many
thousand fowls:
"For this disease a very cheap
and most effective disinfectant is a
sohltiou made by adding three
pounds of Sulphuric acid to forty!
gallons of water.(or one-fourth lb.
of sulphuric acid to three and half
gallons of water ) mixing evenly by I
agi tu: ing or stirring. This may be j
applied to small surfaces with a!
watering put, or to larger grounds!
with a barrel mounted on wheels:
and arranged like a street spriuk
ler. In disinfecting poultry houses
the manure must be thoroughly
scraped up and removed beyond t he
ieach of fowls; a slight sprinkling;
is not sufficient, but the ?oors,'
roosts, and grounds must hi thor
ougbly sal united with the solution,
so that uo particle of dust, bowevor
small, escapes being wet. It is im?
possible to thoroughly disent'ect it
the manure is not removed from the
roosting places. Sdph uric acid is
very cheap, costing at retail not
more th in twenty-live or six cents.
The barrel of disinfecting solu?
tion can, therefore, be made for less
than 81, and should be thoroughly
applied. It must b". remembered,
too, that sulphuric acid is a danger?
ous drug to handle, as when undi?
luted,it destroys clothing and cau?
terizes whatever it touches."
Give the Girls a Chance
"We do," almost every mother
and father who reads this article
say very positively-at lirst. Think
a moment. Do your girls have an
erpialchau'ce' with the boys! Do
they have the same chance for
health,out door exercise and health
giving sports? Do they have the
same opportunity for going to see
the neighbors, the same chance for
traveling a little distant into the
city! Do yon realize that they as
well as the boys have a right to
all the benefit'; of travel ami asso?
ciation with educated persons?
Have you given them just tlu same
education, just the same rewards
for their labor, just the same evi?
dence, we do not say of our love,
but of your thoughtful care of their
future?
livery boy and girl is a seperate
person, and the personality of each
must be respected. Teach each!
perfect self-dependence; teach them
to think and act. for themselves.? j
Strive by education to correct the
little faults of each, to strengthen
them when they are weak, to re i
strain them when too impulsive, to
stimulate them when lagging?both
alike, boy and girl, are entitled to
exactly the same careful training.
If.v<m are wise, lor neither boy
nor girl do you undertake to decide
the serious and important ques?
tions of life. Advise with them;
give them the beimlic of your own
experience; warn them, but let the !
final decision rest with each indi-j
vi dual. We are writing now not of
the children in the nursery, but
those who have left it and arc ap?
proaching years of discretion.?
Make them your companions and
your friends, but. teach then that
they have instincts which must
often guide them, and wills which
should not be broken, and hopes
and ambitions the realization of
which must depend on themselves.
It is necessary again and again
to repeat these idmis in connection
with the girls. We tell the boy,
"yon must," hut to his sister how
often we sty, "you must not," un?
able even to give to our own mind
any reason which fully justifies
such a prohibition.
Girls have certain duties which
they owe to themselves, as boys
have; they have given them facul?
ties which must be developed as
faith fully and as fully as possible.
In order to reach the highest type
of character, the same freedom of
culture, the same permission to do
what she feels called on to do.must
be given to her as to him. We are
too much given to considering her
a dependent creature, to be
he.ped in a different wayand hind?
ered often. It is not fair, and the
injniy done is done to both. Men
and women will naturally follow
different callings and take up dif?
ferent work, as a rule. There is no
danger that with freedom of choice
will come chaos, but it is true that
from much of the opposition im?
posed on girls, come morbidness,
and weakness, and characters
warped in many ways. The high?
est type of womanhood comes wbcra
the woman with the highest ideals
is free to follow them, or does follow
them in face of universal restraint.
In this connection we takeuu extract
from a paper in the Popular Sci?
ence Monthly, on "Physical Train?
ing of Girls," written by Dr. Lu?
cy M. Hall:
"An eminent French writer has
said, 'When you educate a boy.you
perhaps educate a man; but, when
you educate a girl, you are laying
the foundat ion for the education of
a family.' He might have added
that to this end the physical train?
ing was rf equal importance with
the men til.
"In tl jse days the subject of the
physical training of young men is
occupying much attention, and the
discussions are broad and full of
interest. The fault is, that the
needs of both sexes in this respect
are not equally considered.
"An erect figure, an organism in
which the processes ,/f life may go
on without the ceaseless discord of
functions at war with each other
because of abnormal relations?in
short, the added advantages which
a line physical adjustment gives to
its possessor?are as necessary to
one sex us to the other, and for the
same reason.
"If physical education and con?
sequent improvement are things to
be desired, it is not that a number
of individuals us a result of this
training sh-ill be able to perform
certain feats of strength or ability,
but in its broadest sense it is for
the improvement of the race, and
the race cannot materially advance
physically, intellectually or morally
unless the two factors which con?
stitute the race share equally in
whatever tends to its greater per?
fection. Therefore^ if in con.seqence
of proper physical training men can
do more work, live longer, audi
transmit to their offspring a share |
of this improved condition, women!
also shouid be so trained that
they can do more work, live longer
and contribute to the higher possi?
bilities of their offspring by supple?
menting instead of thwart ing the
I promise which lias been presup
I posed in the higher development of
the m ile parent/'
This is undeniably true as regards
physical training, and a moments'
thought, will convince any one that
it is just as true of mental and of
I moral health.
Diath-Ddalmj Dish-Cloths.
A tidy housekeeper, writing in a
' western m igaziue, expresses the
j following very plain views on a
homely but important subject. She
says:
"I had some neighbors once.clev
er, good sort of folks. O-ie fall four
of them were sick atone time with
typhoid fever. The doctor ordered
the vinegar barrels whitewashed
and threw about forty cents' worth
of c.irb.dit acid into the swdl pail
and deputed. [ wens into the
Kitchen to make gruel. [ needed
a dish cloth aud looked around and
found several, and such -'rags!" I
burned them all and cilled the
daughter of the home to get me a
j dish cloth. Slu lojked around on
; the rabies.
'??Why,' she said, 'there was
i about a dozen here this m lraing,'
land she looked in the wo id-box
laud on the m uicle piece and feltid
the dark corner of the cupboard.
"'Well, I sai.l, -l saw som: old
black rotten rags lying aronn I aud
I banted them, for tnere is death
in such dish cloths as these, and
you must never use them agvia.'
"1 'to >k turns' ?j uardag that
family lour weeks, and I believe
those dirty dish cloths were the
cause of all thai; hard w irk. There?
fore, 1 s iv to every hoaseheeper,
keep your dish cloths clean. You
may wear your dresses without
ironing, your sun bonnets with >ut
elastics, but you m ist keep your
dish cloths clean. You in ly only
comb your hair on Sundays, you
may not wear a collar unless you go
from home, but you must wash
your dish cloth. You in i.y ouly
sweep the floor 'when the sign gets
right;' the wiu.li.vs don't need
washing, you e.iu look out at the
door; that spider web on the front
porch don't hurt anything; but, as
you love your lives, w ish out your
dish cloth. Lit the foxtail gctripe
in the gardeu (the seed is a foot
deep, anyway); let the holes in tha
heels of your ?tusb.itid's footrags
go undanied: let the sage go un
gathered; let the children's shoes
go two Suud ivs without blacking;
let two hens sit four weeks on otu
woo len egg; but do wash your dish?
cloths. Eat without a table elom;
wash your faces and let them dry;
do without ,i curtain for your win?
dows and cake for your tea, btit
for heaven's sake, keep your d'sh,
cloths clean."
A Kerry Heart.
I'd rather be poor and merry than
inherit the wealth of the - Indies
with a disco itented spirit. A mer?
ry heart, a cheerful spirit, from
which laughter wells up as natur?
ally as bubble the springs of Sara?
toga, are worth ad the money bags,
stocks and mortgages of the city.
The man who laughs is a doctor,
with a diploma indorsed bv the
school of nature; his face does more
good in a sick room than a pound
of powders or a gallon of bitter
draughts. If things go light he
laughs, because he is pleased; it is
j better and cheaper than crying.?
! People are always glad to see him,
j their hands instinctively go half
way to meet his grasp, while they
turn involuntarily IV on the clammy
touch of the dyspeptic, who speaks
on the groaning key. Ilo laughs
yod out of your faults, while you
never dream of being offended by
him, and you never know what a
pleasant world you are living in
until lie pointsoiitthesutiny streaks
on its pathway. Who can help
loving th. whole-souled, genial
laughter? Not the buffoon, nor the
man who classes noise with mirth,
but the cheery, contented ni.-.n of
sense and mind! A good-humored
laugh is the key to all breasts.?
The truth is that people like to be
laughed at in a genial sort of way.
If you are making yourself ridicu?
lous, you want to be told of it in a
pleasant manner, not sneered at.?
Ami it is astonishing how frankly
the laughing "population can talk
without treading on the toes of
their neighbors. Why will the peo?
ple put on long faces, when it is so
much easier and-more comfortable
to laugh? Tears come to us un?
sought and unbidden. The wisest
art in life is to cultivate smiles, and
to lind the Howers where others
shrink away for fear of thorns.
j A teacher lately delivered a Sun
day school address, part of which
was as follows: "You boys ought to
J be kind to your little sisters. I once
knew a had boy who struck his lit?
tle sister a blow over the eye. She
didn't fade and die in the. eaily
Slimmer time, when the June roses
were blowing, with sweet words of
forgiveness on her pallid lips: hut
she rose up and hit him over tha
h^ad with a rolling pin, so that he
couldn't go to Sunday school for
more than a month, on account of
not being able to put his hat on.'
A little cockney girl recently
went to visit her grandfather iu the
country. She is fond of milk, but
firmly refused to drink any w.iile
there, without giving any reason.
When she returned, she was asked.
; "You had nice, milk there to
j drink, had'ut you?"
; "I didn't drink any of that milk!"
she replied indignantly. -Do you
know where grandpa got it? I saw
him squeeze it out of an old cow!"

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