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ArcoMac County. Virginia,
Wish to call the attention of the fann?
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Sewing Machine
In Quality and Simplicity.
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lf)? ff m 8 ? machines, as to the;
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know something of the tricks which ;
others practice on those who are not]
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And town lots for business men at the
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? oiruuiar.
Cedar Island Guano.
Tlie cheapest fertilizer on fctie
market according to results ascer?
tained by the farmer ami eliemist.
Pa. W J. Gascoyne, Chemist.
per cent
Moisture dft. 100c.10.28
Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.17!
Reverted Phosphoric Acid. 0 -to \
Available Phosphoric Acid . S.63
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.-to
Nitrogen. 4.s2
Potash. 8.U5
complete manure, containing all the I
elements of good plant food, and in
proper proportions, to sustain veg?
etation through the entire period
id'its growth, and brings?crops to
thetr 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 for de?
Accomac 0. IL, Va.
Caw. 0. A. Browxe-Dear Sir:?
I used half a ton of your ''Cedar Island
Gu aim" last year on Coi n and can say i
that it doubled my crop in corn and fod?
der. Mini my neighbors and all others
who passed the field can testify to it.
It was on very p?kir land. I think it:
paid me well?would like to use twoor
three tonsthisyenr. Very Truly Yours,!
George S, Mapp.!
Boblown, Jannary, 20, lSSt",
1 used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet ?'
potatoes, and I am perfectly well satis-1
lied with thi result. I also used it on |
Onions and other vegetables with the!
best result W. J. Fosque. j
Sturgis P. O.
Mn.BnowxE:?I tried yourCedarTs
land Guano last Spring on Sweet Potu- h
iocs, alongside of oilier fertilizers, and j
think it nearly doubled in yield of any '(
other used, in fact, if 1 had not used it
at all, my potatoes would not have been
worth diguing. John J. Hard, ,
lladlock, January, 20, 1SS5.
Capt. ?. A. Bn?w.\E:?Dear Sin:
I used half a bag of your Cedar Island .
Guano last year on Sweet Potatoes, ai d
can truly say it excels any fertilizer 1
ever used. If I had used ft more exten?
sively 1 am confident it would have:
doubled my crop, Will try it again next . |
season, IL C. Johnson. ,
Willis' Wharf, January, 29,1SS5,
[ used Cedar Island Guitnoon Sweet !
and Irish Potatoes and Corn. On the
Irish it was fully equal to Peruvian I
Guano, and better than any other fertil-: j
izers- On the Sweets and Corn it was I,
equal to any fertilizer 1 have ever used.
Accomac C. II. Va. llios. Bcasley,
T used Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes, next to Peruvian guano, there
was no difference in the yield of either.
I am of the opinion that with time Ce?
dar Island will yield more. I also put
it on Sweet Potatoes, and the results
were satisfactory, Its yield was one
third more than where 1 put no guano.
Drummoudtown, *tt in. W. Coxton.
I used Cedar Island Guano on Peas
by the side of Peruvian Guano, your
guano excelled the Peruvian by far, and
mi Irish Potatoes my experience is they
grow longer and yield more; I mean by
growing longer, that the vines do not '
give up so early and outyield the Peru?
vian. I also applied it to Corn, only about
a handful to every three or four bills
with very good results. A. T. James
Locust vide, December, 19,1SS4.
1 used your guano liest year side Pen
vian guano and other commercial mun
ures, on Irish and Sweet Potatoes, the
Cedar Island was equal to any. I prtfer.
it, for the quality is up to any, atxl it
costs less money. W. it. Bunting.
Folly Creek,nearDrummondtown, Jan?
uary, 9, 1S65.
I used one-half ton of Cedar Island
Guano on Irish Potatoes side by side
with Peruvian guano that cost SW) pet
ton of 5:000 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. JE. C. Parkes.
Matomkin, P. O.
1 used Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes with Peruvian Guano, and I
believe it to he equal to the Peruvian,
I idso used it on Sweets; and the result
was excellent, I am going to use it again.
15. M. Savage.
Bells Neck. October, 9, 1SS4
lUSeoCeOnr Xolnnd Guano mi Sweet
and Irish Potatoes with other fertiliz?
ers, and on Sweets 1 bad better results
than any other, and fully as good on
Irish. 1 am going to use it again next
year L- W. Kellam.
Sturgis, October, 9.1S84.
I used the Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes uotwihstauding the drouth 1
realized at rate of -tu barrels from one
barrel of seed by the use of .SuOn pounds
of guano per barrel of seed. I think it
the cheapest and best fertilizer in the
market. 1 shall continue to use it in the
future. Edwin T, Parks.
Leemont, Va., October, 23, lSt>4,
I used your Guano last spring on Irish
potatoes-side by side with Peruvian
Guauo and yo?rs excelled it byonethbd
and was green while the others dried al?
most out, from the long drought.
M?deslowU. G. J. -Northum.
I used your guano last year by the
. side of Peruvian guano, the season was
! bad, the Peruvian started liest but the
j Cedar Island was fully equal in yield;
I and fron my observation would havesur
\ passed it had it been seasonable.
I W. T. Duncan.
'< Matomkin, P, O. '
j 1 used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
; potatoes, at the rate of 200 pounds per
1 acre, and believe it to be fully up to
: anything I have used. Will use it again.
I Sturgis P. O. J. C. Fosque,
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweets
by the side of other fertilizers, and
found it equal to any, F. S. smith.
Willuwdale, October, 9, 1S84.
Won'l you ?lag ngslu Uiose old-tlmo scngs
Wo ??e?l in ?ine logoUior,
Wliou lore's sweet ilrram tu ns wns young,
And love inspired Ibe son;; wo sung,
Bleat days gone now forevor?
Thoy bring us back lo by~ono years,
Again wo live them over,
I-'or love survl.es despite mir fears,
Willi uil Iis ?To illli of Joys nud iu irs.
And I um yet four lover.
So sine r.miln those ilti:ir old Songtf,
So fraught with Joy nnd sadness,
While memories tone lorgntto:i conro
or friends wo've loved nnd known
in sorrow nnd In gladness.
Ycl wby should memory wnko the past.
Or sent; chll buck life's morning?
The sun hmks back, It's Journey dono,
Tu Up iln< hills wnen night 1ms come.
Their darksome crrsis adorning
Then sing ngnln the sonss wo sung,
They link our lives together;
No broken chord* has lire's doellno.
But wrong. Ilka tendrils tu ihr vine,
Thai dcuLli nlono can sever.
"Going abroad, Fred! Why,
what does (hat mean? When I last
saw you such an idea was furthest
from your thoughts, and here you
give me twenty four hours' notice
of yourdeparture on an indefinite
The speaker, a tall, splendid look
in": man, opened his dark eyes in
unfeigned surprise as they rested
on the face of his friend.
''I've hardly given myself more
than twenty four hours' notice.
Max. Of course, it's a sudden no?
tion, but to yon, the oldest aud best
friend 1 have iu the world, I may
as well own the truth, though you
need imagine it no secret. A very
large portion of the fashionable
world thoroughly understood my
motives. I'm hard hit, Max, and I've
got to go away. 1 want to feel an
ocean rolls between me ami the
woman who lias jilted uie.1'
'?Jilted you?" '
??Yes. jilted me. It's not a pretty
word, but I'm not in a frame of
mind ro look through the diction?
ary for another that means the
same thing. I loved Nora Fielding :
with a love you cannot even dimly j
comprehend?yon, who have lived
for more than thirty years un?
moved by any woman's beauty, un-,
thrilled by any woman's voice. Ij
hail .some reason God knows, for ;
ileeming my love returned. She I
smiled mi me as only soulless wo?
men can smile; she seemed glad ;
when I cajne, sorry when I left her.]
Vet, when moved to madness, I |
pur my love into words, she smiled :
<till, and told me that my love was
folly. Of course, I should at that)
moment have scorned, despised.,
her. So I did, perhaps; bo* 't!
made, my love none the ]>??} m.V '
sniveling no whit the ?asier. I
can": describe her to.?'<>", Mar. I
think she might e'-i'ap you in her
??A coquette entrap me! No, no,
my bey! Forewarned, forearmed.
Suppose we have a little trial of
skill?I and this slayer of men's (
heads. You've left her at the
beich, have you not:' I was just
contemplating a little trip seaward.
What do you say, old fellow?"
??You may make the attempt,
Max, right willingly; but don't let
tie flame scorch you, in breathing
ii, for my sake. .Make her sutler,
nit see. to it that she entails no pain
in you.''
'?You forget, my boy, that you
have bequeathed to me your scorn,
but curry your love with you. Bury
it at sea, Fred, and start fresh on
the other side. I'll take care of my
Lady Coquette on this side "
The next afternoon, standing on
the pier, Max Elliott watched dis?
appear down the bay the brave
ship on which Fred Ronalds was
passenger for t he Old World?a
self-made exile for a woman's sake
An honest bitterness welled up
in .Max Elliott's heart as he turned
away. Better than he had ever
loved a woman, he had loved this
man, who had been the plaything
of a woman's idle hour, who had
had his honest love tossed baek to
him as though it were the foam
upon a wave, and who had been
driven to other lauds to find the
cure in absence and perchance for
When his brougham stopped iu
front of his club, he glanced at his
watch. It was a sultry afternoon
iu July. The city was growing un?
endurable, and there would be
Purely time to hastily pack a va
lise and catch the six o'clock boat
which would transport him to cool
breezes, t he promise of a sea bath,
and?his revenge!
Such a thought worthy to be
acted upon; therefore, the next
morning, Max Elliott's name ap?
peared upon the Ocenn Ilouse reg
ister; to be greeted by an approvi
ing chorus of welcome from Mm
dear five hundred friends already
gathered there.
As by natural instinct, he found
his way to Mrs. Redferu's side.?
Great friends as he and George
Red fern were he and George Bed
fern's wile were better.
'?What has broiight you heie?"
she asked, with a quizzical smite.
"Is not your presence a sufficient
magnet for a less attractivepJace!"
he replied, gallantly.
She shook her head.
'?01 course; but I've been moping
here for a fortnight, and have sent
you numberless messages byGeorge,
all of which you have repudiated.
You don't deserve that I should
; offer you any kindness in return,
! and I've a great mind not to pre
'; sent you to Nora Fielding to-day.?
i Ah, Von see how easily I have
! guessed your secret. I saw Fred
;Ronald's"name, this morning, in
the list of passengeis on the Scy
| tliia. Of course he tdd you how
badly be was cnt up. It was a
great shame, and I to'd Nora so,
frankly, but I lie girl is so pretty
and so clever that I suppose, slio
?really is not wholly to blame be
cause men choose to detach their
scalps, hang them at their belt,
'and then go about the world moan
ing over their loss."
''Trust a woman to defend a
jvoman when jealousy is not pos?
sible to either," answered Max;
{,J"or my part, I regard Miss Field
ing as utterly heartless and a flirt."
>"Judge nnt, that ye be not judg?
ed,:'replied the pretty little' mat?
ron. '-Yes, that is she." she ad?
ded, noting how the man's eyes
dilated as a tall, slender figure,
draped in close, clinging white
swept out of the open door on the
piazza. ''There's no woman like
her .iiere. - Of course she is consci?
ous M Her puwer,-an'd uses it. Bfit
!("?..-' liito her eyes, Max, "und tell
mo, if you dare," that, Nora Fielding
has no heart. No man has ever
touched it, that is all."
''The idea of a woman's eyes be?
tokening soul," was the cynical re?
But there is no time for more,for
belaud Mrs. Redfern bad approach
ed-'closc to where the girl stood,
and ere either of them wa* aware I
ol her intentions, they had been
formerly presented.
He would carry on no slow war
Hire, determined Max; and at that
moment he began the campaign.
"Beware, Nora!" whispered Mrs.
Brdfern, that, evening in the. little
shell-tinted ear. '-lie is Fred Ron?
ald's dearest friend, and be sure he
knows all regarding that little epi?
sode there is to know."
l!ut the only reply the girl vouch?
safed this friendly piece of advice
was a shrug of the white shoulders,
gleaming through the black lace on
her gown.
A fortnight passed, and the ho?
tel gossips again sound in Miss
Fielding's latest conquest, for, by
tlietinie,soMax Elliott wasdeemed.
'He understood now the infatua?
tion which had possessed his friend
nut, by experience?for he told
himself that each day he learned
to scorn this woman more?but
listening to the low, musical in flec?
tions of her voice, and looking in?
to her eyes, which sometimes soft
eiicd to a marvelous softness, he ac?
knowledged her acting perfect.
Only to him who knew it to be
acting was there involved no lina?
ge]. But was he, intrenched in
his own fortress, making the girl
feel! Was he gaining the power
to make her-suffer! Once his, be
would employ it ruthlessly, but
first he must know that he possess
ril ::1 TSDHJCCHIHHj Ut; uui'i.cl :.. ?
moment from warmth into cold?
ness. She made no comment on
his change ol mood. Sometimes
he feigned indifference to her pres.
uiict?indifl'erent still, when the
other moths, kept in abeyance by
his superior stronghold, fluttered
round the candle; but, save by a
little tired look, he saw from his
covert and distant observation in
her eyes, she. welcomed his return
to her, all unquestioning his ab
seer.ee. He loitnd himself grow
ing irritated, almost angry,
??Will you drive with me this of
ternoon!" she asked him this
"Yes," he replied.
And at five o'clock, perfect little
trap stood waiting its mistress' oc?
cupancy?the horses pawing im
patiently, while the grooms held
their heads, and he, lounging near,
waiting Miss Fielding's advent.
Fifteen, twenty minutes passed,
and she did not come. The half
hour had struck before, with a
hasty apology for her delay, she
fr.ok her seat, and gathering up
the reins in her little gloved hand,
gave the ponies an impatient touch
of the whip, which made the
groom's scramble for iiis place be
hind almost a Waterloo.
Max, quickly observing her, no?
ted that, her luce was usually pale,
and although there was no redness
about her ejes, he could have fan?
cied there had been recent tears
there. However, she talked mer?
rily and brightly, as was her wont,
and soon the sea air brought back
the color to her cheek, and chased
the latent look of sadness from her
''What a lovely sky," she exclaim?
ed as a sudden turn in the road
brought tlioiii in full view of sky
and ocean, and at that moment the
sunset gun boomed from the fort.
The liorses made a sharp swerve
The road was very narrow, with
large boulders on either side. Al?
most before any one could realize
how or when it was done, the
wheel of the phaeton had struck
one of these, and the girl totally un
prepared to resist the shock, was
thrown heavily to the ground. Al
most as raptdiy, Max was beside
For the instant he thought bet
dead. Her head had struck a
small stone, and a tiny stream of
blood was trickling from her tem?
ple, making her pallor more ghast?
ly. The thought that she might
be dead came to him with a sicken
ing awluiness. Heath and this
bright, beautiful being seemed so
wide asunder; and yet iu a mo?
ment, perhaps, they had been uni?
ted; but almost with the dreadful
fear came its relief.
She opened the lovely eyes, and.1
the white lips quivered, while she,
made a feeble motion to rise. He
drew a brandy flask from
his pooket, and made bet
drink; then when she had grown a
little stronger, he lifted her into
the carriage, and supporting hei
with one arm, drove slowly home
As they approached the hotel she
called streugth into action and gain
ing the first entrance, escaped with
but little assistance into the house.
By mutual consent they made no
mention of the accident.
For a day or so she was confined
to her room, but when she reappear?
ed, save, that she was a little paler,
she had never before looked more
'?I think yon so much, Mr.Elliot,
for your kind care of mo," she said,
as they stood together on the moon?
lit piazza.
"Do not mention it,', he answer?
ed coldly.
These past, few days had been
filled to a strange experience. His re?
venge had grown distasteful to him
he told himself. It could not mend
Fred's broken heart, and his own
could only harbor scorn.
The next week lie saw but little
of Miss Fielding. He avoided her
?-.whenever he could do'so, aTthntfgh'
lie noticed she was growing wan
and pale.
"What are you doing. Max Elliot?
asked Mrs. Redfern, one morning,
as she came upon him seated by an
open window of the long drawing
"I told you once that Nora Field
ing.s fault lay not in her non posses
sionofa heart, but that no man
had touched \t. I con-d not say so to
day. Have you no scruples, no re
" None. If what you tell me be
true, I should only exult. What
could I find but scorn for a woman
who could lead a man on to wreck?
ing his life at her feet? But you need
have no fear- Miss Fielding is a
capital actress, that is all."
Mark what I say?you will recall
those words.,' prophesied the lit?
tle matron, sweeping angrily away.
"Never!" mentally ejaculated the
man, vaulting through the low win?
dow to the piazza, with a sudden
feeling that the house stifled him.
but not prepared to find himself
face to face with Miss Fielding's
She had been sitting with an open
book disregarded in herl.ip. lief eyes
gazing seaward, and she had heard
of necessity every syllable which)
had been uttered.
"Yes, I have heard all," she said
ill reply to his questioning look.
"You came here to revenge your
friendjMr.Elliott.Well your~re.veii.sre
shall be complete. Yonsay he suffer
ed. Why should I sock to conceal 1
what, is acutest pain to confess?
Was it my fault that I could not ,
love Fred Ro mills? Was it my fault, ]
that his own love made him blind?
II so, I have been punished, and
my punishment is your reward. To
it I add the Inundation of your av?
?vr-i?i -I. - i.._7_i _i_
ly, never more proud, than when
she stepped from the throne to th
level of suffering womanhood. His
scorn, his triumph?where were
they? Swept a way as by a mighty
flood, and revealing the naked truth,
of all whbh so nearly he had lost.
Before she had divined his pur?
pose he had gathered her two hands
into his strong grasp.
"Nora, my darling, forgive me!"
he murmured. "I love you, and my
hive has made me blind indeed! Oh,
my darling, I came to mock, and
stayed to worship! 1 gave up my re?
venge to you. Will you, more gen?
erous than I have been refuse to
take it?"
"Not that!" she answered; and
now the bright eyes were tilled with
dimming tears. "But in taking it, it
is to give in return my love, tn.v
heart, my life! Ah, Max," she wisp
ered softly, a little later, "it is al?
ways a woman's fault that men say
that she has no soul? Shall we ex
press our one priceless jewel to the
gaze of every curious by-passer*on
life's journey?"
And lie with the jewel forever his,
safe locked in his stronghold, is
lain to admit her words are true,
even while he thauKS God its radi?
ance has never daz/Ied another's
eyes?not even those of his dearest
Agriculture and Its Permanency.
The phrase that "farming does
?jot pay" is becoming trite. The
corollary is, that it should be aban?
doned, for every occupation that
does not pay must be. .That such
a sentiment should he uttered by
fanners is unjust to them and to
the great and necessary pursuit of
agriculture. This is an occupation
which cannot die except with the
world and all its itihapitants. It
was ordained of God when Adam
with Eve, was expelled from the
Garden of Eden, aud was com?
manded to "till the ground from
whence it was taken."
Cain, the first-born of these l a
rents, was a "tiller of the ground."
and Abel his brother, was a ^keep?
er of sheep." The two leading de?
partments of agriculture?Tillage,
and the raising and care of domes?
tic animals?ware thus blended at
the commencement of human exist?
ence, and have since continued, aud
con tin ne to the end of time. Why,
should farmers annoy themselves
with the cry that "farming does
not pay/" By its divine origin it
must and does pay; Many fann?
ers who join in this cry are uncon?
sciously getting v-ry fair returns
from the labor and intelligence
tbe.N bestow. Money may not be
rapidly accumulated, but they have
a fan living, and it provident, have
no debts. This, probably Is a great
dividend on what they have ex
pen (led.
The idea that agriculture must
be abandoned because it does not
pay is a bersey. If a farmer fails
in his occupation, he must, like
meu iu other pursuits, blame him
j self and his method*, and not the
' busiuess of farming. Whcthei
farming pays depends on the far?
mer himself. And so in other
business, some, men fail whilst oth?
ers succeed; Look at law, medicine,
divinity, art, trade, commerce, and
manufacturers, anil their pathways
are strewn with those who have
fallen; and yet there is a ilisposi
tion among many farmers to look
on these professions as nobler than
their own, and which pay better.?
There never was a graver mistake.
The science of agriculture is now
being recognized as the co equal of
any other; and whilst the humblest
and most illiterate may sow, plant,
and reap, the best results are giv?
en to the most intelligent earnest
workers in its fields.
We might elaborate these views
much in detail, but, our present re?
marks are designed .to...be.-s.Ug.ge**
'lin^Tiarerally consider before they
condemn their business. Supply
and demand as to all products
must regulate prices in legitimate
trade, uninfluenced by unjust spec?
ulations through controlling rings
and monopolies; and in respect to
this governing law farmers are. for
many reasons, on the safest side.?
Southern Planter.
Might of Wild Fowl.
"I've held my watch on about
every kind of wild duck there is,"
said B. W. Winans, an old-time
wild-fowl hunter, "and I can tell
just about to the sixty-third pat!
of a dot how much space any one
of'em can get over in an hour.?
There's no railroad train on the
continent that can hold a candle to
one side of the slowest duck that
"The canvasback can distance
the whole duck family, if it lays
itself out to do it. When the can?
vasback is out taking things easy,
enjoying a little run around the
block, as it were, it, jogs through
the air at the rate of eighty miles
an hour. If it has business some
where and has to get there, it puts
two miles behind :t every minute
if keeps its wings flapping, and
di.es it as easy as you or I would ;
step into Fritz's and caP tor beer.
If you don't believe ir, just fire
square at the leader in a string of
cauvasbacks that are out on a busi?
ness cruise some time wheu you
get the chance. Duck-shot travels
pretty quick, but if your charge
beings down anyone of these ducks ?
at all, I'll blow you oft" to a pair of
the best there is in the market,
with trimmings and all, if it isn't
the fifth or sixth one back from
the leader that drops. Jf\ou have 1
the faintest idea that you will [
bring the leader down, you must [
ahead of him. Then he'll run plumb
against your shot. When he drops
you will find him a quarter of a
mile or so on.
"The mallard duck isa slow coach
It's all he wants to do to go a mile
a minute, but he can do it when It
is necessary. His ordinary every?
day style of getting alvtig over the
country gets him from place to
place at about, a forty-five-mile-an
hour rate. The black duck is about
an even match for the mallard, and
the pintail, widgeon, and wood
duck can't, do much better. The
redhead can sail along with ease
and cover his ninety miles an hour
as long as he teels inclined to. The
blue-winged teal and its handsome
cousin, the green-winged teal,
could fly side-by side for a hun?
dred miles and make the distance
neck and neck, for one can fly just
as fast as the other, and to go a
hundred miles an L?our is no hard
task for either of them. The gad
wale?yon don't know what a gad
wale is, I'll bet! I thought, not.?
Well it's a duck that do sn't get
east very often, but it is well known
in the west. It is something like a
mallard, only harder to shoot, be?
cause it is not so unsuspecting as
the mallard. The gadwale is some?
thing of a daisy on a fly, too, and
will win money lot you every time
if you bet it can make its ninety
miles an hour.
??.Maybe you wouldn't think that
a goose could almost double dis
count the fastest express train that
runs on om railroads, but it can
every time. 1 mean a wild goose.
It has a big, heavy body to carry,
but it manages to glide from one
feeding ground to another with a
suddenness that is a caution to
wing shots. To see a flock of honk
ers moving along, so high up that
they seem to be scraping their
backs against the. sky, you'd never
oelieve they were traveling be?
tween eighty and a hundred miles
an hour, but they are. The goose
never has any time to fool away,
and his gait is always a business
-The broadbill duck is the only
wild fowl that can push the can?
vasback on the wing. Let, a broad
bill and a canvasback each do his
best for an hour, ami the broadbill
would only come out about ten
miles behitid. A hundred and ten
miles an hour can be done by the
broadbill, and he, conseqnutly,
makes a mark for a shotgun that a
greenhorn wouldn't hit once in
twenty-seven years."?New York
The Mouroe Doctriue.
i Teople often read about "the
j Monroe doctrine" without knowing
' exactly what the phrase means.?
j The following extract trom Presi
i dent Monroe's seventh annual mes
j sage, delivered to Congress, Dec.
2nd, 1S23, gave rise to tlia phrase:
"The citizens of the United
! States cherish sentiments the most
friendly iu favor of tne liberty and
i happiness of their fellow-men on
?'that side of the Atlantic. Iu the
, wars of the European powers, in
matters relating to themselves, we
have never taken any part, nor
floes it comport with our policy to
do so. It. is only when our rights
are invaded or seriously menaced
that we resent injuries or make
preparations for our defense. With"
the movements of this hemisphere
we are of necessity more immediate?
ly concerned, and by cause* which
must be obvious to all enlightened
and impartial observers. The po?
litical system of the allied powers
is essentially -different in this le
specc from that of America. Tins
difference proceeds from that
which exists iu their respective
governments. And to the defense
of our own, which have, been
achieved by the loss of. so much
blood^njl.^easure:an d"v matured; by,
tfie wt^r^vo?^b-eii: mos't'enligbt-:
eued citbre'ns,' aud under which
we have enjoyed . j;'iexamphd
felicity, this whole nation is de?
voted. We owe it, therefore, to
candor and. to the amicable rela?
tions existing between the United
Srates and those powers to declare
that we should consider any at?
tempt on their part to extend their
system to any portion of this hem?
isphere as dangerous to oilr peace
aud safety. With the existing col
ouies or dependencies of any En
ropeau power we have not inter?
fered and shall not interfere. But
with the governments which have
declared their independence we
have, on greitt consideration and
just principles, acknowledged we
could not view any interposition
for the purpose of oppressing them,
or controlling in any other manner
their destiny, by any European
power, in any other light than as
the manifestation id'an unfriendly
disposition toward the United
The Lord Mayor of London was
only a porter in a warehouse, but
he persevered in the face of all op?
position and rose rapidly. It is on?
ly persistency and merit that has
made'Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup the
greatest family remedy for coughs
Mid c dds now offered to the suffer
ng public.
Hired Help.
Except, under wise and skillful
nauagement the hired help on a
arm is a source of never ending
U'ouble and vexation, not to say ac?
tual and material loss. On the
?'hole, the faults are very nearly
balanced between employees and
iiuplpyers. Sometimes the employ:
irs are harsh, overbearing and tyr
iuuical.An intelligent, capable man
rm rigYitas wel1Iis''rifs-ffllft^WA
Dot endure service under a man
ivlio is offensively domineering or a
jhronie scold and fault-finder, any
more than an employer of the fer?
ner character will retain a man in
Iiis service who is sullen, shiftless
und unreliable.
It will be found in the case of hir
sd help, that it pays in the end tobe
vind towards them, and eonsider
ite of their welfare. The man who
'reats"his help as lie does his cat
ie with the sole view of getting as
much work out of them as possible
ivith the least possible trouble and
3xpen.se to himself; who drives them
r.o work early and late; who is harsh
und exacting in his dealings with
them; who is quick to deduct from
their wages for all lost time and
slow to allow compensation for ex?
tra service, may succeed for a time
in such course, but he will be th<s
loser in the end.?He will often
find himself deserted in emergen?
cies and forced to depend upon tem?
porary and transient help. He will
be subject to constant aud vexati?
ous change, for the best men will
remain with him the briefest time
Those who, for various reasons,
feel obliged to remain in his service,
for any length of rime, will take but
little real interest in his affairs, and
their work will generally be done
in the most mechanical and super?
ficial manner. An employer who
manifests little or no regard for Ins
employees beyond tue mere ques?
tion of the amount of work perform?
ed can hardly expect them to man?
ifest, in turn, that intelligent aud
genuine interest in the result of
their work which is necessary for
its most complete and successful
fulfillment. All work is done best
that is done liestrtily and cheerfully,
but thi* cannot follow where the
work is under the ?ye of a petty
spirited, merciless taskmaster.
Methods that are practiced with
the poor and ignorant classes of
some eastern countries, can never
be introd iced with success iu a
country like ours, and especially in
districts where the Iii red help are
native Americans and quite equal
to their intelligence. It is of' en com?
plained that redly good help is
scarce, but it is probably not more
scarce than the people who know
how to keep good help when they
get it. Forbearance and epnuder
ation need to be exercised on both
In Philadelphia recently at a coro
net's inquest over the body of a
child, the jury returned a verdict
that death was caused by the ad?
ministration of a, patent cough syr?
up, containing morphia. Dr, S nn'l
K. Cox, of Washington, states that
i not one cough medicine iu ten is
j free from this objection. After
j careful analyses and practical tests
he endorses Eed Star Cough Cure
as being purely vegetable, absolute
: ly free from opiates, poisons and
narcotics. He regards it as a most
happy aud valuable discovery.
EKTERWtfSK only ?1 ajrear.

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