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DR. LEWIS J. 11A R M A N SON,
?Dkxtist.?
Office?Market St.. near Baptist church,
Oxaxcock,
Accomack county, Va.
L. W. CHBLDREY,
Ge.neral Insurance Agent,
norfolk, VA.
t3S*All communications promptly at?
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Civil Engineer and Surveyor.
Ouaucock, Va.
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Northampton conn ties.
BLACKSTONE & BELL,
Accomack C. II., Va.,
DRUGGISTS
A full line OF
FANCY ARTICLES,
DRLTGS,
OILS,
PAINTS,
SHEDS,
&C, &C., &C, AC.,
kept on hand for sale at iowest prices.
INSURANCE
The undersigned, in the interest
of the VALLEY MUTUAL LIFE
and VIRGINIA FIRE AND MA
LINE Insurance Companies, will
make frequent visits to Accomack
and will he glad to have the patron?
age of those desiring their risks
carried by good companies. All
communications promptly attended
to. Respectfully,
G. G. SAVAGE, Agent,
Eastville, or Shady Side, North?
ampton county, Va.
Billheads.
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Neatly printed at this office by a Grot
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Manufacturers i f
CEDAR ISLAND,
Accomac County, Virginia,
Wish to call the attention or the farm
ere 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
C list is* Wharf. Poweltoii, where farm?
ers maypUrcliase in qualities I? suit.
Prices until further reciee, as follows
Drv..^HOO)
Two-thirds drv 20 (X [?.CAS FI.
Green. 13.0 i)
For further particulars, call on or ad?
dress
E. B. FINNEY, Agent,
LOCUSTMOUXT,
Accomac countv, Ya.
Sewing Machine
STANDS AHEAD OF ALL OTHERS
In Quality and Simplicity.
It lias no Rival ,lo put it down, but
It Stands Bold at toe Front.
Having sold over 400 in 18S1, 1SS2 and
1SS3, shows that the
People of Accomac Appreciate Its Merits.
T can sed yon other machines for less
price. Singer pattern, drop leaf and two |
drawers, for $25 00; Wilson, Uomestic.
Howe and any other pattern. Will sell i
the Royal St. John, drop leaf and six (f?)
drawers, for S8P.00, hut I cannot, put i
TTSJ? l&f8JSTE with these inferior
6 Ib? fv ill I ? machines, sis to the
]>rice. 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 I
posted in machinery. If
Yon Want a Root! Sewimr Macliiiie |
come and see me. or write to me. and I ',
WILL SELL YOU ANY MACHINE
Hf ??-te^^T|irWHITE
but none so good as ? Bit aw III S bi
Also.alarge stock of FURNITURE,
MATTBESSES. &e., on hand. Repair?
ing of Furniture. Pictures Framed, or
anvthing else in our line promptly at?
tended to. (JOFFFNS, CASKETS and
TRIMMINGS for sale.
Respectfully. &c..
E. 11. PENNEWELL,
ON an cook, Va.
?J ^ 3? rrf<? B
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 yon this immense stock
through a new and very practi?
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"PATENTED CARPET EXHIBITOR"
So constructed that we can ex?
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j continuous floor covered from each
sample of half a yard,
j As we are relieved from any loss
i by remnants or depreciation in val
| ne of stock by old unsalable pat
terns and do not require any extra
floor room or investment of capital,
we can afford to send for and sell
you Carpets
AT LOWER PRICES
j than the same qualities are even
i sold for in New York or elsewhere.
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 vonrs,
O. J. LUCAS,
Dealer In General Merchandise,
Modestown, Va.
Browne, Jacob 4 Co.,
dealers in
REAL ESTATE,
ACCOMAC C. H., VA.
Fruit and Trucking lands, improved
and unimprovi d of B0, Iltf, 225. 340 and
! GW acres eligibly located on the line of
I the N. Y., P. &N. R. R , NOW for sale
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; Also, four sea-side farms with oysters,
: fish and wild fowl priviliges unsur
j passed on easy terms.
I And town lots for business men atthe
! new stations on the railroad constantly
: on hand at reasonable rales. Send for.
circular.
SUPERIOR
Cedar Island Guano.
The cheapest fertilizer on tlio
market according to results ascer?
tained by the fanner and chemist.
ANALYSIS.
Du. W J. Gascoyxe, Chemist.
per cent
Moisture (let. fit 100c.10.26
Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.17
Reverted Phosphoric Acid. <>.4is
Available Phosphoric Acid . .*>.<!?">
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.-1-5
Nitrogen. 4.82
?\MM ON IA. 5.86
Potash. 3.05
CEDAR ISLAND GUANO is a
complete manure, containingall 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
ta toes and onions, und bus given
equal satisfaction on corn and j
grass. It is fully up to the standard j
of last year, and is registered in
Virginia. It is now ready forde-!
livery.
ORRIS A. BROWNE,
Accomac C IL, Va.
Cut. O. A. Buownk-Dear Sir:?
I used half a ton of your "Cedar Island
(Juano'* last year on Corn and can say
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
paid me well?would like to use two or
three tons this year. Very Truly Yours.
George S, Mapp.
Bobtown, January, 20,1SS3,
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
potatoes, and I am perfectly well satis
lied with the result. I also used it on
Onions and other vegetables with the
best result W. J. Fosquc.
Sturgis V.O.
Mr. Browne:?I tried vour Cedar Is?
land Guanolast Spring on Sweet Pota?
toes, alongside of other fertilizers, and
think it nearly doubled in yield of any i
other used. In fact, if I had not used it j
at all, my potatoes would not have been
worth digging. John J. Ward,
Iladlock, January, 20, 1SS?.
Cait. O. A. Browse:?Dear Sir:
fused half a bag of your Cedar Island
Guano last year on Sweet Potatoes, and
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. JobtlSOU,
Willis'Wharf, January, 29,1SS5,
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
and Irish P'tatoes 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 I have ever used.
Accomac C 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.
1 am of the opinion that with time Ce?
dar Island will yield more. I also put
Ron Sweet Potatoes, and the results
were satisfactory, its yield was one
third more than where 1 put no guano.
Drummondtown, "Win. 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
fcive up.so early and outyield the Peru?
vian. I also applied it to Corn, only about
a handful to every three or four hills
with very good results. A. T. James,
Locustvi'lle, December, 19, 1SS4.
I used your guano last yearside 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. Bunting.
Folly Creek, ne.ir Drummondtown, Jan?
uary, 9,1SS5.
I used one-half ton of Cedar Island
Guano on Irish Potatoes side by side
with Peruvian guano that cost SCO 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.
E. M. Savage.
Bells Neck. October, 9, 1SS4
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 a^ain next
vear E. W. Kellaui.
Sturgis, October, 9, 18S4.
I used the Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes notwihstanding the drouth I
realized at rate 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.
Lecmont, Va., October, 23, 1SS4,
I used your Guano last spring on Irish
potatoes side by side with Peruvian
Guano and yours excelled it by onethi'd
and was green while the others dried al?
most out. from the long drought.
Modestown. G. J. Northum.
I used your guano last year by the
side of Peruvian guano, the season was
bad, the Peruvian started first 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, 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. Fosquc,
1 used Cedar Island Guano on Sweets
by the side of other fertilizers, and
found it equal to apy, F. S. Smith.
Willowdale, October, 0, ist4.
TRUE I.OVE ? AX SEVER I>IE.
Tho form itiuy loso its nnitvo grace,
And ago will illin iho eye;
The cheofc limy l?so tho huo or health.
Hui luve enn never <llo.
Ho r.lumgo Hint Time's unsparing hand
Hay mark on form and face
Ciui touch thu hoiirt. Love's Imago there
Yours novcr can eflhec.
Through weal or woe this love will slilue.
Nor faltor In its truth;
Ilntrls thus unlto I heiitnB ono
Through a perennial youth,
A<l rorally will aim provo
The lnvo that's lasting, truo;
No freak of Fortiuio weakens?'twill
Uni streiigthou 11 anew.
Oh, never will such love ns this
Know chango or adverse falo,
llut hrlghtor grow with passing years,
Until at Death's 'lark gate
The parting comes, by Ills docree?
Though evou then tho sky
Will ho Illumed; for Heaven will provo
Thai lovo can never die,
THE TWO AUNTS.
"fl'm! Il'm! Upon my word!
Just what might have boon expect?
ed! Selfish! Heartless! Cruel!"
Not all at once, as written down,
but popping out at brief intervals,
sharply and suddenly as pistol
shots, the above ejaculations fell j
from the lips of Airs. Carpenter
Wainwright, as she sat beside an
open-grate fire, reading a letter, A
lengthy letter, too, closely written
upon lour large pages of paper.?
Alter she folded if, she said more
sharply than ever:
'?W ell, thank goodness tier moth?
er is no relation of mine!''
There fell a profound silence
upon the room after this last re?
mark. Evidently the news, what?
ever it was, about the woman who
was no relation of hers, touched
Mrs. Wainwiiglit deeply. Her
brow was clouded, and, as she
mused, angry dashes sprang more
than once into her huge, dark eyes.
Upon all sides oi lier were evidences
of wealth, and her own dress,
though a morning negligee, was
costly and in exquisite Laste. She
was not young?past seventy -yet
she carried her tall figure erectly
still, and her eyes were brilliant as
those of youth.
While she sat in profound thought
there was a tap upon the door, fol?
lowed by the entrance of a young
girl, just touching eighteen, with a
fair, sweet face, lighted by eyes as
dark as Mrs. Wainwright's own.
"Aunt Cora," she said, brightly,
'?shall I read 10 you now.'"
The old lady looked into the
sweet face with a keen glance, as
if .questioning herself somewhat!
about the girl, then she said **ab-'
ruptly:
"I have a letter from Mrs. Pope;';
this morning."
"Willi news from Mill Village?"
the girl asked, a look of pleasure
on her face.
'?You are very fond of Mill Vil?
lage?"
??No; I like the city much better.
Still, there are some people in Mill
Village 1 am fond of,"
'?Theoda West?"
The girl hesitated; then, lifting
her bright eyes, she said, frankly:
"I love Aunt Mary, but 1 don't
think that I am very fond of The
oda. Slie is very handsome, very
accomplished, and too fond of pa?
tronizing me."
"Ah!"
"You see, she has been pupil
teacher at the seminary, and learned
all the extra branches to teach
again."
"While you were making dress?
es?"
"Yes. Aunt Mary let me choose,
and I knew I could make a living
at dress making, while scholars
were doubtful, so near the semi?
nary."
"Your Aunt Mary was very kind
to you?"
"Very! She rook me when poor
mamma died, teil years ago. Slie
could not give me luxury and pleas
ure as you have done in the last
year, but nhc never made any dif?
ference between Theoda and my?
self."
"ITm! yes. She is your mother's
sister. 1 am your father's. She gave
you a share in the house of care
and poverty. I have taken you to
this one, and will not forget you in
my will."
The girl's face flushed uuder the
sarcastic emphasis of the words.
"I never weighed one obligation
against the other, Aunt Cora," she
said, quietly; ''jou have been very,
very kind to me."
"Your Aunt Mary is an invalid,
too?'
"She is in consumption. We
have, feared every winter would be
the last."
??li'm! Well, my news is that
your loving cousin, Theoda, has
eloped with the German teacher of
the seminary who has taken a sit?
uation in Philadelphia."
The fair face grew deathly pale,
and an expression of positive hor?
ror looked out from the soft, dark
eyes. There was a pause of sileuce
that was paiutul. Then Esteile Ma?
son spoke in a choked voice:
"I must go to Aunt Mary."
"Go to her! Nonsense, child.?
What claim has she on youf"
"The claim of gratitude."
"But what can you do? You
have no money."
"I can work."
"Have I no claim?"
"Only second to hers. You have
been very good to me. But you
have so many relatives that would
be glad to come and fill my place.
You are strong and well, with mou
ey for every comfort. She is feeble,
sick and poor. Oh, how could
Theoda desert hei? How could
she?"
"Do you know who this Germao
teacher, James Kent, is?"
"No."
"He is my husband's nephew.?
Not mine; bnt all my wealth (tame
from my husband, and James Rout,
knowing me to be a just woman,
expects a handsome legacy when I
die. Probably when he told Theof
ds he would be a rich man some
day, he did not fell the name of the
aunt who had the money to leave."
'"I never saw him. He came to
the seminary after I came here."
"Exactly! He displeased me! I
do not keep people near me who
displease me."
Again that cutting emphasis of
tone. Estcllc <lid not answer, and
Mrs. Wainwriglit spoke again.
"I expect, therefore, that yon
will abandon this romantic scheme
of returning to Mill Village. There
are asylums where your aunt can.
bo received."
"Not while I can work for her,"
E* teile said very firmly.
g"Mrs. Pope writes that she will
probably sell her cottage and live
upon the price in some such place.
A hospital, probably."
"Poor Aunt Mary. You will let
me go to her?"
4iI do not pretend to control your
movements," was the reply, in a
cold voice. "When 1 tooK- you
from a life of poverty and toil, to
take your place here us my niece
and heiress, I expected to have a
loving, grateful companion. Since
I have been mistaken, you can
leave me whenever you desire it.?
Only 1 wish it understood I hat you
choose between vonr Aunt Mary
and myself, finally."
Estelle's eyes were full of fears,
but she controlled her voice, by a
strong effort, to say:
"1 am not ungrateful. Aunt Cora,
though .1 never considered myself,
your heiress. I thank you from my
heart, and if you were poor and
sick you would not find me un?
grateful. But my duty seems so
clear to me that 1 cannot hesitate.
Even at the price of your displeas?
ure, I must go. "But," she added,
timidly, hope you will forgive
me."
"Oh, I shall not quarrel with you,
child. You may go, certainly. Only
do not llatter yourself with the idea
that you can return here when you
tire of your sentimental duties.?
There, go to your own room, and
give me your decision at dinner.?
Not a -word now."
So dismissed, Esfelle went slowly
to the room where every adorn?
ment spoke of her aunt's care for
her. She was young and had en?
dured poverty for many years, so
it was not. without some bitter (ears
f?r herself that she faced the situa?
tion. She fully appreciated the dif
feivnce between Mrs.Wuiuw right's
heiress, and a dressmaker toiling
for the support of two women; be
Dween the pel ted child of this home
of luxury, with servants to obey
every wish, and the drudge of a
little cottage with an almost help?
less invalid to care for. Yet she
never faltered.
And when Mrs. Wainwriglit saw
the pale, resolute lace at dinner,
she knew that she must lose one
who was very dear to her. Not for
the first time, she regretted her
own residence abroad for fourteen
years, when she might have been
winning Estelle's love, as this in?
valid aunt had done.
"I see," she said, when the si
lent, almost an tasted meal was over,
"you still cling to your idea of duty.
Go then. Take with you whatever
I have given you, for I want no re
minders of your ungrateful deser?
tion. 1 had rather spare myself the
pain of any parting scene. John
shall drive you to the depot in the
morning, and this will pay your
traveling expenses, and help you
uutii you obtain work."
She placed a note for a hundred
dollars in Estelle's hand as she
spoke, and turned coldly from her.
But the girl, now sobbing couvul
sively, caught her hand and kissed
it warmly.
"Do not think me ungrateful,"
she said, her tears falling fast: "it
breaks my heart to offend you.
Please kiss me, and give me a iov
ing word before I go.\
"There, child, never make a scene
Good-by;" and' she did kiss the
pleading, upturned face.
"May 1 write to you?"
"Just as you please. I shall uot
expect it."
Aud keeping her cold, impassive
face, Mrs. Waiorigbt went to her
owu room, bolted the door, and
came out no more until Estelle had
taken her departure the next day.
It was a room most unlike that
in which Mrs. Wain right had taken
leave of Estelle, that the youug girl
entered late in the afternoon of the
following day. The little cottage
where Mrs. West wept for her un?
natural child's desertion had but
lour rooms, all counted, and these
were furnished very simply. In one
of these, stooping over a sewing ma
chine, stopping often to cough, au
elderly lady, in plain mourning gar?
ments, was seated when Estelle
came in. Every trace of agitation
was carefully driven from her face,
as,.with a tender smile, she said:
"Aunt Mary, you will say wel?
come home to me!''
"Estelle!"
That was all, but tVe joy of the
tone was too warm to be hidden.
"You are glad to see me," Estelle
said, brightly. j
f'GIad, child! glad! My own lov?
ing little girl. I have missed you
sorely, Estclie. But,"she said, sud?
denly, "you have not quarreled with
3our Aunt Cora?"
"We beam yon were alone,"Es?
telle said, evasively, "so 1 got per?
mission to make you a long visit.
Aunt Cora gave me a hundred dol?
lars for housekeeping."
"Alone!" the mother said piteous
ly. "Theoda lias gone, Estelle.
My child, whom I neverdenied any
]>leasiire in my power to grant! Oh,
Estelle, it will kill me!"
And looking into (he deep, sunk?
en eyes, the hollow cheeks, Estelle
knew her aunt spoke truly. The
little remnant of life in the com
suinptive frame was surely to ho
shortened by the cruelty of her own
child.
lint by every loving device the
self-sacrificing girl strove to keep
t!ie feeble flame of life still burning.
She let it be known in the village
that she was anxious to obtain
work as a dressmaker, and soon i
fcutid employment. Some curios- 1
ity was expressed at this sudden :
return from the "rich aunt" who I
had taken her away a year before, ?
but Estelle only told the simple
truth, that one aunt, needed her,
-rwhile-the other did not.'
Work^,' none too well paid, came'
to the little cottage, and the house?
hold duties were shared while Mrs. '
West could keep about. It was in
November that Estelle came to her, ;
and before February she was tin- ?
able to leave her bed. The duties 1
then of nursing and still keeping I
up her engagements for dressmak
ing, pressed very hardly upon Es- 1
teile, but she never faltered. Day 1
after day the invalid was tenderly 1
comforted, and yet the busy click 1
of the sewing machine was heard (
far into the night. (
There was kindness shown by the :
village:people that bellied in this '
labor of love. Some came to sit up j
at night, when the invalid required i
watching. Many a dainty dish,','
sent to tempt Mrs. West's appetite, :
proved a suficient meal for both.|i
One neighbor sent a cart-load of '
lire-wood, one a barrel of apples,
and there' was never wanting a
kindly word of sympathy. So the y
dreary whiter wore away, and to 1
the surprise of all, Mrs. West lived j
through the hitter March weather.
How tenderly she was guarded and j
nursed in that trying month none I;
kilo* but herself; but as the warm ;
spring days came she brightened
visibly. Theoda wrote occasionally,
seemingly glad that Estelle bad
come to take the post she had ;
so heartlessly abandomcd. In one
of her letters she wrote:
"My husband bids me tell Estelle
it is well, perhaps, that she did not ;
build any strong hope upon Mrs.
Wainwright's capricious adoption
of her, as he will certainly inherit
his uncle's money."
Estelle made no comment upon
the message, but in hi i heart won?
dered if the money could be ever
put to any good use in hands so
selfish asTheoda'sor her husbaud's.
It seemed a bad precedent for any
noble action, this desertion of a
dying parent.
Summer stole away, every day
lessening the invalid's strength.and j
winter loomed up threateningly in
the future. All of Mrs. Wainwright's
gift was gone, and poorly paid, of
ten interrupted sewing, was but a
slender provision for cold and sick?
ness. Yet the wasted face, grow- i
ing paler every day, pleaded silcnt
ly lor many comforts, and Estelle, {
spurred by the sight, wrote to ;
Aunt Cora. It was one of the many 1
long letters, but the first that ask?
ed for aid. Estelle wrote:
The doctor tells me Aunt Mary
cannot live many weeks longer,
and she requires almost incessant
care, having frequent distressing
spells of bleeding and suffocation.
1 lind I cannot supply the comforts
she needs; so I turu to you, not to
beg, but to borrow. Will you lend
me a hundred dollars, ami I will
faithfully work till it is paid, wheu
Aunt Mary no longer needs my
time?
There was the usual curt reply.
to this letter, but the loan was
sent with a brief intimation thatl
the promised paymeut was expect-1
ed.
Early in November the end came, j
gently and painlessly, the dying
breath speiit in a blessing for the ;
faithful nurse.
Never once had Mrs. West sus
peeled that her niece was forbid
deu to return to the luxurious home
she had quitted for her sake, so
she bad made no disposition of the
little property in her power to will
away?the cottage and gardeu
around it. It seemed to Estelle,
\ouug and ignorant of business,
only a matter of course r.hat she
should continue to live and work
in the cottage where she had nursed
her aunt's last moments. But
Theoda, who came to the funeral,
informed ber she would put the
place into the hands of a lawyer
for sale, and she must look for a
boarding-place in the village.
Bewildered,weary with watching
sorrowing sincerely for her dead,
Estelle turned from the words, is?
sued almost insultingly, with a sick
faltering of her true heart.
"A letter, Miss Estelle," said one
of the village boys, tapping at the i
low window. "I was passing the j
post-office, and brought it."
"Come and work out your debt I
to uie here. Cora Wainwright." j
It was a temporary home, at ?
least, and the desolategirl prompt?
ly obeyed. Iu the November twi?
light, as they had parted, these
two met again. The stern, cold
woman, who bad so harshly put
the choice of duties before the
warmhearted girl, was waiting
wheu she entered timidly.
"So you have come back," she
said, looking at the pale face and
drooping eyes.
"To pay my debt," was the gen?
tle reply.
"Pay it here!"
And Estelle lound herself infold?
ed ill an embrace so warm that the
tears sprang to her eyes.
"Here on my heart!" said .Mrs.
Wainwriglit, "craving such love as
you give, tender, true, self'-sacri
Being little Estelle! I tried yon
sorely, child, ouly to find vou! We
will not part again, Estelle. till the
grave cl >scs over another old aunt."
And when that hour came, com?
forted by Estelle's love, Airs. Wain
wrig'ii's will was found to leave
nil her property to her"beIoved niece
Estelie Mason."
Oranges On The Street.
When I threw up the curtain
that first morning in Jacksonville,
Hid looked out in the park in front
if the hotel, and saw green trees ot
ill kinds, orange trees filled with
ripe, yellow fruit, shade trees out
ode the walks with oranges on, and
adies with parasols, I began to
;ook around for the South pole. It
was an enchanting sigh t to a man
right-fresh from a sleigh ride,..and
[ got into a couple oTpants pretty
[piiclc, and went out to just wallow
in all this verdure. I wanted to go
iiid roll in the grass. I went down
stairs without waiting for any
ilevator, rushed through the office,
forgetting all about breakfast, and
Hegau to walk about, the park and
the town. The orange.; didn't look ;
?ight to me. I couldn't see how
:hey could grow there in the street
?ight within reach of every little
larkey in town, without being stol?
en. In the north the sourest crab
ipple that ever broke a man's jaw,
>r puckered up a pretty mouth,
ivould not be safe a moment, asex
tosetl as those oranges were, and 1
j?uld not believe that boys in the
south were more honest than boys
n the north. Then I got to think
ug, and made up my mind that
;he oranges were tied on the trees
ivith pieces of wiie, and were in ten?
ted to deceive uorthern people. I
bought it was a mean deception,
iml 1 made up my mind to expose
t to the woild. I asked a colored
nun if there was any objection to
i man picking an orange, and he
said he reckoned not, so I reached
tp and got hold of one and picked
it. I looked for the wire or string,
hut it was actually a growing or
uige, and I had more faith in Flor?
ida than ever. I shall always be
ieve that the colored man smiled
when he saw me take our, my knife
ind cut a piece out of that orange.
Any way, he turned Iiis back when
L started the piece of orange to?
wards my mouth. Many of the
ii-aders will remember my mouth,
is it was when I live.I in the north.
It was pretty decent sort of a mouth j
to stub around with. A plain, every -
ilny sort of hole, with teeth and
tongue and lips, before I took that
piece of orange in. Ye gods! The
orange, was as much sourer than
vinegar as vinegar is sourer than
lioney. And bitter! Aloes, and
rhubarb, and quinine combined,
would be molasses beside that or
inge. My lips curl up and draw
wound under my left ear, my teeth
liecame loose and rattled around
ike dice in a dice box, and my ton?
gue clove to the roof of my mouth,
line eye opened so wide that the
iye-ball looked like the face of a six
shilling bull's eye watch, and the
ither eye closed spasmodically and
ivinked so a colored nurse girl who
thought I was winking at her got
ap oil'a bench and hauled the baby
wagon away, while the baby cried
is though a pin was sticking in it,
nn account of the expression on my
face. 1 reached around to my pis?
tol pocket for a handkerchief to cov
it my face until I could unscrew my
mouth and get it back in front of
me, and the colored man thought I
was going to draw a pistol, aud he
started off on a run. Well, if I had
ii picture of my luce when I took a
mouthful ot that orange, they could
sell them by the thousand in dime
museums as the wild man of Borneo.
And that is the reason oranges
are sale growing in the streets.?
From the Milwaukee Sun.
Green Clover as Manure.
The fine humus in virgin soil
when once lost or destroyed by cul?
tivation is not easily restored. The
amount of vegetable matter in a
good dressing of barnyard manure
makes only a small percentage of
the cultivated soil on an acre. De
peuding ou this alone it is not pos?
sible for lariners to till their laud
every year and prevent it from
compacting too much. Even market
gardeners, who use fifty to sixty
loads of manure per acre, find an
advantage in occasionally seeding
with clover and plowing under a
green crop. It lightens the toil as
nothing else will. For most farm?
ers the vegetable matter in the
roots and tops of the grass or other
herbage turned under is the most
important resource in maintaining
fertility.?With this a fanner cau
improve his land by the use of a
much smaller amount ofstablc man
lire than the market gardener finds
absolutely necessary.
On the 30th of last January, the
Sisters ol the most noted Catholic
ladies seminary in theUuited States
the famous Notre Dame, at Go vans
town, near Baltimore, Md., made
public a card.certifying to the bene
ficial results attending the use of
Bed Star Cough Cure in that in?
stitution. They state that they
found it efficacious alike for reliev?
ing coughs, oppression on the chest
and irritation of the throat. Olfi
cials of the Boards of Health of
Brooklyn, Baltimore, and other
cities have likewise publicly pro?
claimed the virtues of this new dis?
covery, which is entirely free from
opiates, poisons, and other objec?
tions.
Enterprise only ?1 a year.
The Law of Warranties.
A warranty is an agreement that
a thing lo be sohl is of a certain
qualify or goodness. If this is not
true the seller must pay what tlie
buyer loses by the bargain. A
warranty made after the bargain is
finished is not binding. It, how?
ever will be good if it is paid for.
Ordinary warrants are made in
terms like these: UI guarantee
that this horse is not lame;" or, I
warraut that this watch will keep
good time; again: "You may de?
pend upon it, that cloth is all wool."
When goods are so warranted, the
seller must pay damages if they are
not all that he says they are.
A mere expression of opinion, or
judgment is uo warranty. If, for
example, the seller of a dog says he
thinks he is a good, safe animal,
there is no warranty that the dog
will not bite. Simply praising the
goods one sells.-is no warranty.?.
The law allows" a mau to have a
good opinion of his own property
and the buyer must be on his guard
against "dealers' lake." This law
is founded on the old rule of caveat
emptor (let the buyer beware).
It often happens when trade.? are
made that .written agreements,
called "bills of sale," are made so
that the buyer may have some?
thing to show his right to what be
has bought. A written descrip?
tion of the goods in the bi!l of sale
is a warranty that they are equal
to the description. If the bill of
sale does not contain any, a word
of mouth guaranty is good for noth?
ing.
Warranties do not apply to a de?
fect which cau be plainly seen, un?
less the seller warrants the thing
sold to be free from that defect.?
Suppose a horse with only one eye
is warranted sound. This warranty
would not cover the lost eye if the
buyer has seen the horse tor he
must have known it when be bought
the horse.
Some warranties are inferred by
law. When a man sells goods
there is always a warranty that he
owns and has a right to sell them.
This warranty is made, though
nothing is said about it.
Also, when goods are sold by a
sample there is a warranty that
the whole is equal in quality to the
sample shown. In this case, the
law says that there was an agree?
ment between the seller and tho
buyer that the sample should rep-1
resent all the goods sold.
Manufacturers also warrant that
their products are merchantable.?
This rule., however, is applied to
cases in which the buyer selects
his goods, or has a good chance to
examine them before be makes a
bargain.
When goods are bought for a
special purpose, and the seller
knows of it. he is supposed to war?
rant them suitable for that use.?
For example, the buyer says: "I
wish to purchase a good brush to
use in grooming my horse." The
brush sohl to him is warranted to
be good tor stable use.
The law also infers that dealers
in meat and other articles of food
warrant that what tbey sell is
wholesome though nothing is said
about it at the time of the sale.
There are some exceptions to this
rule. Auctioneers and sheriffs do
not warrant that they own what
they sell. The law will not infer
this warranty, for everybody knows
that they sell the property of oth?
ers. When the seller says that be
is noc sure that he owns the prop?
erty, there is no warranty. Under
these circumstances the buyer
takes his chances, aud must stand
his loss if there is any.
The seller of a promissory note,
however, warrants that the signa?
tures on the note are real, aud that
the maker of the note is bound by
it. If it is a forgery, or if the ma?
ker is a minor, the seller may be
sued on the warranty.
There is no warranty in any ease
if the seller refuses to make one.?
The law never infers a warranty if
one has not actually been made
either orally or in writing.?Youth's
Companion.
lie Experimented.
He was bashful wooer, but there
was a certain manliness about him
which indicated that he only need?
ed a little encouragement to let him
self out. She saw this and she re?
solved ou a policy of encourage?
ment.
"Do you believe these stories in
the funny papers," she asked,
"about the willingness of young
ladies to be kisstuli!''
"I?I really can't say," he re?
plied. "They may be true." Then
gathering courage, he added: "[
hope they axe true," and he drew
closer to her.
"It seems to me," she said, "that
there is only one way in which a
young man can discover whether
they are true or not."
"And what way is that!" he ask?
ed
There was a brief pause. Then,
with a far away' look in her eyes,
she answered:
"By experimenting when he has
an opportunity."
He experimented.
Through The 31111.
A bale of cotton that has been
pressed looks like?well, you have
seen a girl go into a parlor of an
evening to meet her lover, and no?
ticed that she was looking real well,
if you have seen the same girl at
two a. m., standard time, as she let
the squeezingmachine out of doors,
as the old man was standing at the
head of the stairs in his stocking
feet, you can form something of an
idea of the appearance of a bale of
cotton that has been through the
mill.?X'eck'a Suu.

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