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VOLUME IV ~ ACCOM?0 C.H., VA., SATURDAY, APRIL 4 1885._ NUMBER 39
P?BtlSnED EVERY SATURDAY AT ACCOM AC C. H., VA. Jno.W. Edmonds, Owner t?n?l Kililor. Subscription Rates 1 Copy, one year.Sl 00 1 " six months. 60 5 " one year. 5 00 and a copy for six uiouths free to the one sending club. 10 copies, one year.$10 00 . and a free copy to the sender. Advertising Rates. I 1 inch, one insertion.SI 00 1 three . 1 75 1 " one year. 7 50 tgTRates for larger advertisements for a longer time made known on appli? cation. 63"A cross mark on your paper indi catesthat your subscription has expired, or is due. and you are respectfully solic ed to renew or remit. GSTCommission men or business men of anv class in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia or Boston, can reach more truckers and farmers through the col? umns of The Enterprise than in any other way. John J. Gunter. John W. G. Blackstone. G?NTER & BLACKSTONE, A TTORy E YS-A T LA IF, Accomack C. TT., Ya.. will practice in the Courts of Accomack ; and Northampton counties. Jofcn NVelr, I UpnUnr BrQnlnhr. j Accomnc c. H. Yti. | Onancock, Va. NE ELY & Q?TNRY, ATTORNEY S-A T-L A W, accomac C. H., ya., practice in the Courts on the Eastern Shore of Ya. Prompt attention given to the collection of claims. L. FLOYD NOCK, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC,; Accomack C. EL, Ya., will practice in all courts of Acc?mac and Novthamption counties. Prompt i. attention to all business. _I ( JOHN W. EDMONDS, i ATTORNE Y-AT-L AW, 1 accomac C. IT., Ya. ji N. J. W. LbCATO, j i attorney - ajt - law. j1 Postoffice SA VAGE TILLE. "Will resume the practice of his profes-1 ( sion in the Counties'of Accomack and j N oijt h am ptox. i1 DR. LEWIS J. TTAR.MANSON, ?Dentist.? ; Office?Market St., near Baptist church, i Oxaxcoik. Accomack county, Ya. | BUCKSTOHi & BELL, Accomack C. IL, Va., DRUGGISTS a full line of FANCY ARTICLES, DRUGS, OILS, PAINTS, SEEDS, a-c, a-c, &c., a-c, kept on hand for sale at lowest prices, j INSURANCE The imdersiffned, in the interest of the VALLEY MUTUAL LIFE and VIRGINIA FIRE AND MA? RINE Insurance- Companies, will make frequent visits to Accomack and will be ?lad to have the patron? age of those desiring- their risks carried by good companies; All communications promptly attended to. Respectfully, G. G. SAVAGE, Agent, Eastvillc, or Shady Side, North? ampton county, Va. llupert X. iJ/jristian WA CJIA PRE A G UE, VA. Bricklayer & Plasterer, Offers his services to the public by the Day or Contract. Will furnish ail material when desired, lie has had sever? al years experience as a practical work? man and will gimtntee satisfaction'. C. H. Bagwell, Civil Engineer and Surveyor. Onancock, Va. Will attend to surveying and di riding lauds in Accomac and Northampton counties. GEO. >V. ABBELL & BKO., Relle Haven, BLACKSMITHIim, in all its branches done at their place of business promptly, cheap? ly and in a workmanlike' manner. iLior.sc oljoeincj a specialty. Our numerous patrons in every part of the Eastern Shore are given as reference as to our proficiency in this cla&s of work. Mau?ftciurer* . f CEDAR ISLAND, Accomao County, Virginia, Wisli to call the attention of the farm ers of Accomac and Northampton counties to their different grades of Pure Fish Guano, all of which the' are prepared to supply those wishing a first class fertilizer. They have established a depository at Custis' Wharf, Poweltou, where farm? ers may purchase in qmirtities to suit. Prices until further r.^cice. ;is follows Drv.:.S26.0C) Two-thirds dry '20 Of [.CASH. Green. 13.0 ?I For further particulars, call on or ad? dress E. B. FINNEY, Agent, LOCUSTMOirXT, Aecoinac county, Va. Sewing Machine STANDS AHEAD Or ALL OTHERS In Quality and Simplicity. Others blow and try ,to put it down, but It Stands Bold at tue Front. Having sold over 400 in 1SS1, 1SS2 and ISSti, shows that the People of Accomac Appreciate Its Merits. I can seil you other machines for less price. Singer pattern, drop leaf and two drawers, for .?25 00; Wilson, Domestic.! Howe and any other pattern. Will sell , the Royal St. John, drop leaf and six ((?) ! ib.iwers. for S8".00, but I cannot put! ?C UfUiTtT with these inferior ! Z WsS8 9 C machines, as to the price. Having sold machines for nearly fourteen years, gives me a chance t? know something of the tricks which jthers practice on those who are not posted in maehiiiexy. If ?oj fait a Goal SewliE Hade L-ome and see me. or write to ine, and T WILL SELL YOU ANY MACHINE that can be bought.TU i but none so good as I fa Also, a large stock of F?RNIT?R E.' MATTRESSES; &C-, on hand. Repair-1 ing of Furniture, Pictures Framed, or unvthing else in our line promptly at? tended to. COF FINS, CASKETS and TRIMMINGS for sale. Respectfully. &e.i R. H. PENNE AY ELL, Onancook, Ya. OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. It gives us pleasure to announce that we have completed arrange? ments direct with a Large Carpet Manufacturer in New York, by which we can show a very large assortment of Carpets selected with the greatest care from a Stock of Several HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS, 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? cal invention, called Croft & Petersou's "PATENTED CARPET EXHIBITOR" So constructed that we can ex? hibit a very large number of sam? ples within 5 minutes, and show a continuous floor covered from each sample of half a yard. As we are relieved from any loss by remnants or depreciation in val? ue of stock by old unsalable, pat terns aud do not require any extra floor room or investment of capital, we can afford to send for und seil you Carpets AT LOWER PRICES than the same qualities are even sold for in New York or elsewhere. We can always show you the newest desigus as soon as they ap? pear. ??Carpets cut tc fit the room, also made up if desired/' Very respectfully yours, O. J. LUCAS, Dealer In General Merchandise, Modestown. Va. Browne Jacob & Co., dealers in REAL ESTATE, ACCOMAC C II., VA. Fruit and Trucking lands, improved and unimproved of GO, 103, L'25. 340 and 00U acres eligibly located on the line of tbeN. Y., P. &N. R. It, NOW for sale cheap. i Also, foursea-side farms with oysters, j fish and wild fowl privihges unsur? passed on easy terms. And town l?ts for business men at the new stations on the railroad constantly on hand at reasonable rates. Send for tircuiar. SUPERIOR Cedar Island Guano. The cheapest fertilizer on the market according to results ascer? tained l>y the fanner and chemist. ANALYSIS. Du. W J. GascOYXE, Chemist. per cent Moisture det. at 100c.10.26 Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.17 It everted Phosphoric Acid. G 46 Available Phosphoric Acid . S.6:t Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.4.1; Nitrogen. 4.82 AMMONIA. 5.86 Potash. 3.05 CEDAR ISLAND GUANO is a complete manure, eoiit?iniiigall the elements of good plant food, and in proper proportions, to sustain veg? etation 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 for de? livery. ORRIS A. BROWNE, Acconiac C FT., Ya. Carr. O. A. Browne? Dear Sir:? I used half a ton of your -'Cedar Island Guano" last year on Corn and can say j that it doubled my crop in corn and fod- \ der. and my neighbors and all others \ who passed the, field can testify to it. It was on very poor land. I think it j paid me well?would like to use two or three tons this year. Very Truly Yours, George S, Mapp. Bobtown, .TaiuuBy, 26,1883, I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet potatoes, and I am perfectly well satis? fied with the result. I also used it on Onions and other vegetables with the best result W. J. Fosquc. Sturgis P. 0. Mn. Buown'e:?I tried your Cedar Is? land Guano last Spring on Sweet Pota? toes, alongside of other 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. Ward, Iladlock,.January, 20, 1SS5. CaPT.O. A. Browne:?Deaii Sir: I used half a bag of your Cedar Island! Guano last year on Sweet Potatoes, and i can truly say it excels any fertilizer I ! ever used. If 1 had used it more exten? sively I am confident it would have doubled my crop, Will try it again next season, II. C. .Johnson. Willis1 Wharf. January, 29,1SS5, T used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet i i and Irish Potatoes and Corn. On the Irish it was fully equal to Peruvian Guano, and better than any other fertil? izers- On the Sweets and Corn it was equal to any fertilizer 1 have ever used, 1 Acconiac C II. Va. Thos. Ueasley, 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 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. ' Drmnmondtuwn, A\ m. W. Coxton. I used Cedar Island Guano on Peas by the side of Peruvian Guano, your guano excelled the Peruvian by far. and on Irish Potatoes my experience is they grow longer and yield more; I mean by growing longer, that the vines do not j^ive up so early and outyield the Peru? vian. 1 also applied it to Com, only about a handful to every three or four hills with very good results. A. T. James, Locust ville, December, 19,1SS4. I used your guano last year side Peru vian guano and other commercial man? ures, on Irish and Sweet Potatoes, the Cedar Island was equal to any. 1 prefer it. for the quality is up to any, and it costs less money. W. R. Punting. Folly Creek, near Dnimmoiidtown, Jan? uary, 9,18S5. I used one-half ton of Cedar Island Guano on Irish Potatoes side by side with Peruvian guano that cost ?60 per 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. F. C. Parkes. Matomkin, P. O. 1 used Cedar Island Guano on Irish Potatoes with Peruvian Guano, and I 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. ?, M. Savage. Bells Neck. October, 9,18S4 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. I am going to use it again next vear E. W. Kellatn. Sturgis, October, 9, 1884. I used the Cedar Islaud Guano on Irish Potatoes notwithstanding the drouth 1 realized at late of 40 barrels from one barrel 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 it in the future. Edwin T, Purks. Leemont, Va., October, 23,1S84, I used your Guano last spring on Irish potatoes side by side with Peruvian Guano and yours excelled it byonethiul and was green while theothors dried al? most out. from the long drought. Modestowu. G. J. Northum. I used your guano last ye;u- by the side of Peruvian guano, the season was bud, the Peruvian started first but the Cedar Island was fully equal in yield; and iron my observation would have sur? passed it had it been seasonable. W. T. Duncan. Matomkin, P, O. I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet potatoes, at the rate of 200 pounds per acre, and believe it to be fully up to anything I have used. Will use it again. Sturgis P. O. J. C. Fosque, I used Ce.lar Island Guano on Sweets by the side of other fertilizers, and found it equal to any, F. S. bmith. Willowdale, October, 9, 1SS4. THOSE OLD-TIME SONGS. Won't- you sine again 1'iose ol l-tlmc songs Wo iisoil losing together, When lovo'a'aweot'tlronni to us was young, Ami lore Inspired tho song wo sung, niost days gouo now fi revor? Thoy Iwing us buck to bygone yo/irs, Again wo llvo tlwmi over, For love survives dosplto cur fears, With all 1 ts wealth of Joys and toara, And i am yot your lovor. So sing agniu those dear old Bongs, Mn fraught With Joy and sadness, While memories long forgotton come Of friends we'vo loved anil known In sorrow and In gladness. Yet why should memory wnko the past. Or song call back life's morning? The sun looks hack, It's Journey done, To tip tho hills when tilpht lias come, Their darksome crests adorning Then sine again the songs we sung, They Milk our lives together; No broken chords hna'llfo'a dcclluo, 13iil strong, like tondrlls to the vino. That death alone an savor. The Grenshawe Girls. When Mr. Grenshawe died and his affairs were settled up, funeral expenses paid, anil the like, there was found to be just three hundred dollais to divide among the tluee girls. There was the household furniture, to be sure, but that did not amount to much. "I dunnowliat they're agoin' to ilo," said Uncle Peter Deblock, their mother's brother. "I (Innno what they are agoin' to do now, Luray. A hundred dollars apiece, won't keep 'em long. Mebbe we might ask one of 'em to come here." "Ask one of 'em here, indeed! Be you quite tuck leave o' your senses, Deblock? 01 course we won't, do no sich a thing. Let 'em go to work, as other gals do. They ain't no better 'n their neighbors, I reckon, if they be your uieces." "Well, well, don't take on so about it," said Uncle Peter, pacifically.? "Ifyon won't have 'em here you wit n't, I reckon, an' that's the hull amoulit. of it*. I thought, mebbe Almir> and Rosamond moot go out to work, but there's Dory, shcallus been kind o' plndiu' an' peak-ed like. I thought we might kind er ?ive her a home tilfshe could look round a spell." "Shucks!" sniffed his energetic bet ter?or "worser"?half. "She'd nn 1 v be n-getting sick an' mebbe [lying on our hands." And as Cyn? thia Deblock, a tall, trcekle-faced girl of sixteen, sided with her mother, there was uothing for tin? gle Peter to do but leave his nieces to their fate, though he contined to diake his head anxiously, mutter? ing to himself, "Iduuno what they'll lo, shore." And. indeed, half the gossips in the little village of Penchville were puzzling their heads over the same question, t hough nobody was found CO oder a helping hand. In the meautimc the Grenshawe sirls had settled the problem for themselves. "I have decided what I will do," said Almira, the eldest, a strong, jnergetie girl of twenty-one. "1 shall hire out. Not around here, I hough, where T wouldn't get more thati a dollar and a half a week, at the most. I see plenty of adver? tisements in the St. Louis papers; where they otter eight or ten dol? lars for a good girl, and I mean to go there. You'd better go too, girls,"she added,"though, of course, Dora couldn't do hard work. She might get a situation as chamber maid or nurse-girl, though." Dora said nothing, but Rosa? mond, the second sister, shook her head. "No servant girl's place for me," she declared, decidedly. "1 shall go to some place?I don't know where exactly, yet?and buy a sew? ing machine?you cau get them tolerably cheap now?and go to dressmaking. I always did have a knack of making things fit. I'll rent a room and board myself, and you'd better go with me. Dora," she added' "you cau do the house woik while 1 sew." But Dora shook her head with its brown curls decidedly, this time. "It will be all you can do to support yourself, Rosamond," she returned. "And, besides, you will go to some city or town, of course, and that would not suit me, for I like the country best." "But. you can't earn your living in the country," interrupted the el der sisters. "1 think I can," said Dora, quiet ly. "I'm going to raise chickens." "Raise chickens!" cried her sis? ters, skeptically. "Yes," declared Dora, "I'm going to raise chickens for a living. Now listen to my plan: I shall rent that little two-room cabin of the widow Lee's. It lias four or live acres of ground around, and that will be simply sufficient for as many fowls as I will want to keep." "Pshaw, nonsense!" cried Almira. "You wou't earn your salt that way." "Why won't 1?" asked Dora. "Granny Cook buys all her-grocer ies with her eggs and chickens? she told me so herself?and why can't I do the same? It isn't hard woi k, and I'm sure I shall like to take care of the dear little chick eus." "And live all by yoursel 11" asked Rosamond, doubtfully. "No. 1 forgot to say I shall rent one of the rooms to some nice old lady. There's Aunt Betsy Grimes ?her son died lately, you know? aud she don't get along with bis I widow and children. I heard some ! one say she wanted to rent a room somewhere, and I'll go and see her about it." Aud so it was settled, though much to the dissatisfaction of the I elder sisters. You'll be glad to come and stay with me yet,7' said Bbsamon'd. "when you Und your chicken farm don't, pay." "I'll give it a good trial first," said Dora smiling. It was agreed that Dora should have such articles of the furniture as she needed, and tlio rest was disposed of at private sale among the neighbors, thus adding a few more dollars to the girl's small cap itajj ; ] ''Good fnr yon, Dory! Blamed if I ain't, glad you've got so much) sn'ijnk," said Uncle Peter, who had called to bid his nieces good-by. And in spite of his wife's objn'rga tions he insisted on bringing his own wagon and stout team of horses to move Dora's furniture to the lit? tle two-room cottage she had rent edfafc fifty dollars a year. '. ^ also '0&m&$?$mggs^ soi.A' chieken^eobps for her, and put in some good, stout roosting pole's, much to Dora's delight and gratitude. Au.it Betsy Grimes was very glad to Tenc the little front room, which Dora, with t'-e help of stout-armed Hannah VVilkins, had whitewashed and scoured till it was "bright as a new pin," Hannah said, and having spent about half her slender capi? tal for house rent,Dora purchased a supply of fowls and went lo work. It was early in the spring, and she soon had plenty of eggs to sell, a lid plenty of demand for her eggs. The little cottage was not much more than astouc's throw from the village, store, and there Dora carri? ed her wares in split, baskets, receiv? ing cither merchandise or cash in return, as she chose. After a time, when the hens began to set, her sales were less, but eggs had ad? vanced in price at this time, and twenty cents a dozen paid her very well,she considered. Then came the broods of downy yellow chicks, to oe watched ov? er and protected from chicken hawks, rats, and other small "var? ments," and Dora found her time pretty well occupied in the care of her little fledgelings; .t> She was up and out of doors be? fore sunrise in the morning, feed iugaud attending to her feathered pets, and gunrding-them from stray? ing too far before the dew was dried; and it was not long till this ont-of door exercise began to have a beneficial influence on Dora's hitherto enfeebled system. Her pale; sunken cheeks began to grow round and td'show a healthy pink tint, and somewhat languid step be? came firm and brisk. * To Dora's surprise and delight, sue discovered an old strawberry bed at the back of the house. It had been long neglected, to be sure,nnd the plants had become matted to? gether and had weakened them? selves by the long runners they had thrown out. But Dora went to work, broke oh" the runners and thinned out the plants, leaving only two or three in a place, and by the latter part of May she was rewarded by a tempt? ing crop of the bright, scarlet ber ries. There were more than she and Aunt Betsy, who "picked on shares,'' could make use of themselves, and Dora found a ready sale for the re? mainder at fifty cents a gallon for the earliest,and thirty-live for those that ripened later. In the mean time her first broods of chickens had grown so fast and so plump they were large enough to broil, and Dora disposed of them at quite a good price. By the time fall came she had made all her expenses and had some funds laid by. Though well p eased with her sue cess, the young chicken fanner de terraiued to do better ?tili. She began to consider the question of thoroughbred fowls, having no? ticed the subject discussed in an ag ri ultural paper for which she sub? scribed. She. had observed fre? quent advertisements of dealers in the iancy grades of poultry, offer ing eggs for hatching at two dol? lars a dozen. "And I am content to get thirty cents at the very highest price for mine," thought Dora. "Why can't I get some of these other breeds, and sell eggs at two dollars a doz? en, toof" ,She accordingly subscribed for a poultry journal, and informed her? self on the subject during the win? ter months, carefully considering the relative merits of "Black Ham burgs," "Leghorns," Polands, Ply? mouth Kocks, Brahmas, and Part? ridge Cochins, and ^finally decided to make a beginning with the Ply? mouth Bocks. Accordingly, in the spring, she took her mixed breeds, of Dork ins. "Creepies," "yellow legs," and old fashioned "speckled" fowls, and sold them every oue, investing the pro? ceeds, with some of spare funds, in a number of the bright-plumaged Dominique "Plymouths." She had the old.roosting house pulled down and a neat, roomy hennery erected, with a commo? dious yard, surrounded by a high fence of lachs, in which the fowls might be coulined when uecessarv, and at the proper time she inserted advertisements in several pa]?eis, ottering' eggs for sale, from pure bred Plymouth Bock fowls, at two dollars a dozen. Eggs came in fast, but orders were more slow at first. After a time, however, when her advertise? ments had had time to be seen, they began to come faster and faster, and it was all she could do to attend to packing and shipping her wares. A boy with a hand car was hired to convey them to the station for transportation. During the sum liier months, when orders had grown few again, Dora disposed of her surplus eggs at the regular market price, and tho plump, full hreasted spring chickens she ship? ped to a poultry dealer in the city, who gave her a good price for them. The. next year she included in ?her advertisements the offer of a limited number of full grown fowls, at five dollars a trip, and soon had more orders than she could fill. In this way, Dora soon found that she was on the road to independence. But in the meantime she had not neglected the strawberry patch. In the second fall of her experi? ment, she hired farmer Wilkins to plow up an acre of grimed, and prepare it for the plants, which he procured at a nursery, at from fifty to sevcrfty-five cents a hundred, j . She' chose the Captain Jack, ''1(1 lson^*^mr5^liaq)lessr for. early, varieties, and one or two kinds which ripened very late. "For," as she reasoned, "those will bring the highest prices, and will not find the market overstock? ed." The plants she set out herself, with the assistance farmer Wilkins, Hannah, and Aunt Betsy, and when winter set in she covered the beds, plants and all, with a thick coating of bright, clean straw, which served to protect them from the cold. In the spring the plants grew up through their straw covering,whicli now became a carpet, on which the bright, scarlet red berries rested, without beiug soiled by the ground beneath. Over a thousand gallons of ber? ries were shipped to the city in the spring from this patch, bringing the highest price both fur early aud late varieties. Dora had hired a number of wo? men aud girls from the village to help pick the fruit and pack it into small boxes, which were cheu tian sported without injury ou the cars. The sale of her strawberry crop, after paying all expenses, brought Dora a snug sum of several hun? dred dollars. The, following summer aunt Bet? sy Grime* decided to go and live with a married daughte' ina neigh? boring town, and Dora hired Flan nail Wilkins to stay with her aud help with the work. During the first year or two of her venture, Dora was compelled to live frugally and economically. Her food, though abundant and substantial, was not luxurious, and she dressed plainly, according to her means. The smart farmers' daughters in and around the village, who sport? ed all the finery they Could com? mand, looked disdainfully on Do? ra's plain calico frocks and her old fash ioued shawl and hat. But with her inereas ng means she made a suitable change in her at tire. Though her new wardrobe was not of great variety, every ar? ticle was of good quality, and was well and tastefully made. Her black cashmere dress was the real stuff, and her navy-blue, tailor-made suit, her black hat,with its nodding ostrich plumes, her neat fitting gloves, plush jacketaud tidy boots were in the height of good taste. Letters had been frcqn ntly ex? changed between the s\sters, but Don't had only informed them that she was earning her living, with? out going into particulars as to her experiments and successes. And now, at the beginning of the I bird year she determined to pay them a visit. She found Almira drudging away, from six o'clock in the morn? ing till nine at night, doing the cooking, washing, ironing, and all the other work in a family of four. She was hearty and contented, how? ever, earning her twelve dollars a month, and proudly informed her sister that she already had one hundred and fifty dollars safely laid up in the savings bank. ?'I suppose you have not saved anything, Dora, from the way you dress," she added, scanning her sister's becoming costume. "You had better ill ess more economically, and lay up something foi a rainy day." But Dora only smiled at her sister's advice, and went to pay a visit to Rosamond, who was living in two tiny rooms in South St. Louis, or Curondolct, as it was called. Rosamond was much pleased to see her sister, bat was very basj with a press of overwork, and was debating the necessity of hiring an assistant. She was prospering very well, ?and saving money, she informed Dora, but the work was very con? fining, and her health was not so good as it had b?en. "But you are looking stout and well, Dora," she added, "chicken farming must agree with you." Dora spent a day or two with her sister and then returned to her "farm," saying nothing of her achievements, as she wished to sur? prise ber sisters when they came to visit her, which they promised to do as soon as practicable. Three more years passed away, finding Dora plump and rosy still, though time had not dealt so gent-1 ly with her sisters. Almira had almost ruined her really line constitution with con? stant hard work, and was looking pale and careworn, while Rosamond j had developed a pain in her side, a cough, aud a hectic flush on her cheeks. The time had come when the sis? ters felt that r.hey needed a change-, and tbey decided to take a vaca? tion and pay a visit to Dora. ' Intending Lo take her by surprise, tlie.v one morning got oft' the train at Pea-diville, and walked up the street toward Mrs..Lee's little two roomed cabin. They looked in vain, however, for the plain, shabby, unpromising little structure. In its place stood a neat, two story gothic-roofed cottage, with a gravel walk leading up to the stone, steps, vines clambering about the doors, and lace curtains swinging at the windows. The sisters started in astonish? ment. '?What can it mean?" cried Rosa? mond. "We can't have mide a mistake, can we?" But their minds were soon set at rest by seeing Dora, bright and smiling running out to greet them. "I saw you from the window," she cried. "Come in. Yes, I see you are mystified^so I'll tell you all-ahout y<4*i And while she help? ed fc?eni ofl'witlf thcirtafs^heex^ plained her successes in poultry and strawberry raising. "And the little, farm is mine now, bought and I have rented five acres of land adjoining this, for the poultry yards." And after the sisters had rested and refreshed themselves with a bountiful dinner of roast chicken, green peas, uew potatoes, and strawberries and cream, she took them out to see the poultry houses, and exhibited the Plymouth Rocks, the lordly Partridge Cochins, the Rolands, with their bushy "top knots," and the graceful white faced Hamburgs, for after her first trial Dora had uot confined her? self to a single breed of fowls. She then took her sisters to view the immense strawberry beds, where the busy pickers were at work, their fingers scarlet-tipped witli the juicy fruit. "O, dear," sighed Alraira. "How delightful it all is; and here we must go back to that hateful drudg ery again!" "Why must yon go back!" said Dora. "You can stay with me, if you will, and help me with the work, and I will give you a fair share ol the profits." Anil the sisters were delighted to accept the offer. Almira soon lost her jaded, care-worn looks,aud Rosamond's cough and hectic flush disappeared, in the healthful in? fluence of fresh air and sunshine. "Jest to think," grumbled Aunt Lurainey, "of them Grenshawe jjirls a-gittingrich and putting on sich style, when they was pore as Job's turkey once." But though there never was much intimacy between the two families, kind Uncle Peter was not forgotten, and man.v a box of straw? berries or other luxuries found its way to his hands. Reader, we are done with the. "Grenshawe girls." Whether they ever married or did not marry is of no consequence, for by their own efforts they have found bealth,hap piness, and prosperity. ? Helen Whitney Clarke, in Demorests Magazine for March. Soils For Fruits. The best for the production of the apple is a deep, rich, moist loam with a sandy subsoil; although it succeeds moderately well upon any soil not too dry. The pear delights in a deep, rich, warm loam, with a clay subsoil. The plum requires a deep, moist soil, but there must be no stagnant water in it. The cherry grows best in a rich, warm, sandy loam. If a mulch of leaves, straw or brush is put around them they will be very much bene fitted by it. Tiic quince should be planted in a very moist, clayey soil, but one free from stagnant water. The peach produces fruit of a much finer quality when planted upon light high land with a south? ern exposure. It is also much more hardy and longer lived than upon stronger soil and a more north? ern exposure. The grape delights in a high, light, rich stony soil and produces its sweetest fruit in the driest parts. On very dry soil a mulch of old hay, leaves, brush, etc.. dur ing the months of July and Au? gust will be found very beneficial, but should be removed in Septem? ber to allow the vines to more fully mature wood and roots before very severe weather. Currants and gooseberries suc? ceed best in the soil advised for the quince. Raspberries and blackberries are more hardy if planted on light, sandy loam, but if large berries are desired a mulch must be used in July. On more moist land mulch? ing is uot needed, but the canes are more liable to be winter killed. The different varieties of straw? berries succeed upon a great varie? ty of soils; on moist land the ber? ries are generally larger, fewer in number and of inferior quality, while on light land, more and sweet er berries are produced, but they will be smaller. To overcome the last difficulty heavy mulch ing or thorough irrigation must be resorted to.?OurCountry Home. The Topograhy of the Brain. Abundant proof has been adduc? ed of the fact that the brain may be handled, irritated or partially de? stroyed without reccessarydamage to lfie. One of the latest develop? ments of this metod of investigation has been the discovery of those ceil ters in the cortex which preside ov? er voluntary motion, which have been, more especially by Professor Ferrier, differentiated and Iocaliz ed with great precision. This im? portant knowledge has been arriv ed at by an extended series of ex I periments conducted on living ani I mals, in which, by observing the several effects of destroyed limited I areas of their brains, the different functions of these localities have been determined. A topography of the cerebrum has thus been con? structed, in which the various fae j ulties have been mapped out.?Na? ture. Do Manures Waste if Spread on tho Surface? There is a popular impression that manure spread upon the sur? face of the groan 1 in the fall or win? ter wastes much of its value from evaporation, and especially from washing by the winter and spring rains. A Vermont farmer writes his experience to one of our East? ern exchanges in substance as fol? lows: He drew out and spread manure during tue fall and .early wMiter upon''a s''irl^g jTiece .or sod around intended for corn in the spring, leaving, however, a strip on the lower side unmanured, expect? ing that the washing from the man? ure on the higher portion of the field would make this part as rich as that to which the manure was directly applied. But on growing his corn crop he was surprised to find that while that on the manured portion showing the full effect of the man? ure, on the other portion the expect? ed effect from the washing down was entirely lacking, and he was for? ced to the conclusion that the fertiliz? ing properties of his manure remain? ed in the soil on which it was plac? ed. Manures so spread on the land may part, with something of their bulk and much of their weight by evaporation, but it is only the wa? ter they thus lose. The fertilizing properties remain, and by the act? ion of the atmosphere, sun, frost and ram. they are fitted to be taken up by plants as food, which they are not in their green state. The fanner need have no fear of losing any valuable part of his manure by spreading it upon bis land,he can use his teams to no better purpose dur? ing the slack times in winter than in hauling and spreading such man? ure as if, available, even if taken fresh from the stables.?Farmer's Review. DANIEL MANNING. The following from the New York World, tells how Daniel Manning, the new Secretary of the Treasury, had to struggle to maintain him? self when a boy: .1 met yesterday a politician from Albany, well known in the legisla? tive councils of the State. He was meditating on the recent yolitical changes, and he thought aloud. "It does beat the Old Harry! I would't di^iye thought it. Some iorty-five yearssago a family lived around the corner from us. The father was industrious and bad managed to scrape together enough to buy the little house they lived in. His tows* I led-haired boy, some nine or ten years old did chores around for odd sixpences. The boy's sister took in sewing. One day I went to get an advertisement put in the Albany Atlas, then run by Cassiday, when I encounteed my neigbor's stout youngster rolling ;i barrel of dirt 'out upon the siuewalk. 'Hello, Dan." I said' 'what on earth are .you doing here?' He took off his cap and .said: 'lam attached to this establishment, sir; I get 82 every week, I'm sweeping boy now but I am going to fold papers and roll.' I congratulated him and told him to be a good boy. He shortly was taken as an apurentice. He learn? ed to set type und grew to do man's day's work. Ambitious to kiep all around, he began to drop in local items after awhile, and succeeded so well that he was sent to report the City Council. I was surprised tc find Dan at a desk there, and asking him about it he told me with glowing face how he got the promo? tion. I watched him after tint. He had a level head, and made him? self generally useful, especially af? ter the Atlas was merged in the Argus under Ores well; lie ac qnied a little of the stock, then more and more, till he stepped into the management. That surprised me more than all, for though Iliad watched him, he had got away from me. 'Why Dan! How on earth did you get this position?' I -iskcd him. Again he :old me something of the steps,and simply said, 'I have attended to business.' i got over my surprise then, and last week re? ceived with perfect calmuess the announcement that Dan had been made Secretary of the Treasury by Pi esideut Cleveland." Is there any better instance anywhere of the breadth of American opportunity? He Liked Plain Things. "What do you think, of this?" asked a wife of her husband, show? ing him a rainbow colored carpet which she had ordered. "I don't like it," he responded. "Why notf I think it is real pretty." "That's because you have poor tastn." "It's as good as yours, I guess," she snapped back with warmth. "Possibly my dear, but I don't like your carpet all the same." "Well, why don't you?" "Because it is too gaudy." "Fudge, you must be a devoted admirer of plain things." "I am my love, that's why I mar? ried yon." She said a good many things which regard for the family pre? vents our publishing.?Merchaut Traveler. Entkiipkisk only ?1 a year.