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VOLUME IV
ACCOMAC C. H., VA., ? SATURDAY, MAY 9
NUMBER 44
PUBLISHED EVKKY SATURDAY
AT ACCOMAC C. H.. VA.
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G?NTER & BLACKSTONE,
ATTORXE YS-A T-LA W.
I
Accomack C. IT., Va.,
will practice in the Courts of Accomack :
and Northampton counties.
John ?ely, I Dpshur n. Qulnbr,
Accomac C. H. Va. | Ouaucock, v.i.
NEELY & QTJINBY,
ATTO Ii N E YS-AT-L A W,
Accomac C. II-, Va.,
practice in the Courts on the Eastern
Shore of Va. Prompt attention given 1
to the collection of claims.
L. FLOYD NOCK,
ATT OK NEY-AT-LAW
AND NOTARY PUBLIC,
Accomack C. EL, Va.,
will practice in all courts of Accomac 1
and Northampton counties. Prompt
attention to all business.
JOHN W. EDMONDS,
ATTORNE Y-AT-L A W,
Accomac C. n., Va.
N. J. yv. LeOATO,
a t t o k n e y - a t - l a w .
Postoffice SA VAG E VILLE.
Will resume the practice of his profes?
sion in the Counties of Accomack and
N O RT11a >i PTON ? j
JUDGE GEO. T. GARRISON,
ATTO ItNEY-AT-LA W,
Accomack C. II.. Va.
Has resumed the active practice of |
bis profession and solicits the patron?
age of his friends. Office?opposite the
private entrance of the Yt addy Hotel, j
DR. LEWIS J; HABMANSON,
?Dentist.?
Office?Market St., near Baptist church,
Oxaxcock,
Accomack county, Va.
L. W. CHSLDREY,
General Insurance Agent,
NORFOLK, VA.
g35\\ll communications promptly at?
tended to.
G. H. Bagwell,
Civil Engineer and Surveyor.
Ouaucock, Va.
"Will attend to surveying and di?
viding lauds in Accomac and
Northampton counties.
T{up crt T. iJ}jnsiian
1 UM CIIA rR EA G UE, VA.
Bricklayer & Plasterer,
Offers his services to the public by
the Day or Contract. "Will furnish all
material when desired. IIu has had sever?
al years experience as a practical work?
man and vriH gnrantee satisfaction.
BLACKSTONE & BELL,
Accomack C. H., Va.,
DRUGGISTS
a full line of
FANCY ARTICLES,
DRUGS,
OILS,
PAINTS,
SEEDS,
&c, &c, &c, &c,
kept on hand for sale at lowest prices.
INSURANCE
The undersigned, 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 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, Njrth
ampton county, Va.
CEDAR ISLAND,
Accomac County, Virginia,
Wish to call the attention of the farm?
ers of Aceomac and Northampton
counties to their different grades of
Pure Fish. Guano,
all of which they are prepared to supply
those wishing a first class fertilizer.
They have established a depository at
Custis' Wharf, Po weiten, where farm?
ers may purchase in quantities to suit.
Prices until further mice, as follows
Dry.eaoLGT)
Two-thirds dry -0 01 \.CASH.
Green. 13.0 I J
For further particulars, call on or ad-1
dress
E. B. FINNEY, Agent,
LOCUSTMOUXT,
Aceomac county, Va.
Sewing Machine
STANDS AHEAD Or ALL OTHERS
In Quality and Simplicity,
It has no Rival .to put it down, but
It Stands Bold at the Front.
Having sold over 400 in 1SS1, 1SS2 and
1S.S3, shows that the
People of Aceomac 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 leafand six (6)
drawers, for SSfl.OO, but I cannot put i
TSJC 151 L?STE with these inferior
1 ri? &? m I C inachiues.as tothe
price. Having sold machines for nearly
fourteen years, gives me a chance to
know something of the tricks which
others practice on those who are not
posted in machinery. If
YifajtaM Sewina Macbine ?
enme and see me. or write to me. and I
W ILLS E L L Y O ? A X Y MAC Hl N E !
that can be bought,
but none so good as
Also, a large stock of FURNITURE,
MATTRESSES, &c., on hand. Repair- j
in? of Furniture, Pictures Framed, or
anything else in our line prompllv at?
tended to. COFFINS, CASKETS and
TRIMMINGS for sale.
Respectfully. &c,
R. H. PENNEWELL,
Onancock, Va.
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION;
It gives us pleasure to announce
that we have completed arrange?
ments direct, with a Large Carpet j
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. Ii 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-1
cal iuvontiou, called Croft &
Peterson's
"PATENTED CARPET EXHIBITOR"'
So constructed that we can ex?
hibit a very large number of sam?
ples within 5 minutes, and show a J
continuous floor covered from each
sample of half a yard.
As we are relieved from any loss j
by rerunauns or depreciation in val?
ue of stock by old unsalable pat
terns and do not require any extra
door room or investment of capital,
we can afford to send for and sell
you Carpets
AT LOWER PRICES'
than the same qualities are even
sold for in New York or elsewhere.
We cau 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,
Modest own. Va.
FARMS, &C
Browne, Jacob 4 Co.,
dealers in
REAL ESTATE,
ACCOMAC C. H., VA.
Fruit and Trucking lands, improved
and unimproved of (it). 163, 225. 340and
000 acres eligibly located on the line of
the N*. I'.j P. & N; R. R , NOW for sale
cheap.
Also, four sea-side farms with oysters,
fish and wild fowl privihges unsur?
passed on easy terms.
And town lots for business men atthe
new stations on the railroad constantly
on hand ut reasonable rates. Send for
circular.
SUPERIOR
Cedar Island Guano.
The cheapest fertilizer on the
market according to results ascer?
tained by the farmer and chemist.
ANALYSIS.
Du. W J. Gascoyke, Chemist.
per cent
Moisture det. .it 100c.10.2(5
Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.17
Reverted Phosphoric Acid. 0.46
Available Phosphoric Acid . 8.63
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.45
Nitrogen. 4.S2
AMMONIA. 5.S6
Potash. S.05
CEDAR, ISLAND GUANO is a
complete manure, coutainingall 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,
Accomac C IL, Va.
Gait. O. A. Bkowxk?Dear Sir:?
T used half a ton of your "Cedar Island
Guano" 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 testily to it.
It was on very poor land. 1 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,
1 used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
potatoes, and I am perfectly well satis- j
lied with tili result, I also used it on
Onions and other vegetables with the [
best result \V. J. Fosque.
Sturgis P. 0.
Mi;. Buowxe:?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. -lohn J. Ward,
Iladlock, January, 20,1SS5.
CaitvO.A. Bkowae;?Deai; 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 1 had used it more exten- j
sively I am confident it would have
doubled my crop, Will try it again next '
season. 11. C. Johnson,
Willis1 Wharf, January, 29,1SS5.
f used Cedar. Island Guano on Sweet-]
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, |
Accomac C. II. Va. Thus. Beasley, |
I 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.
Dnunmondtown, Avm. W. Coxton.
I used Cedar Island Guano on Peas
by the side of Pe ruvian 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
give 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,
Locustvflle, December, 19, 1SS4.
I I used your guano last year side Peru
vian guano and other commercial man?
ures, on Irish and bweet 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, near Drumnioudlown, Jan?
uary, 9,1SS5.
I used one-half ton of Cedar Island
Guano on Irish Potatoes side by side
willi 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 loiif
drought and bugs prevented a full crop
1 from maturing. E. C. Parkes.
Matomkiu, 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 goiug 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 bad better results
than any other, and fully as good on
Irish. I ain going to use it again next
viar E. W. Kellum.
Stuigis, October, 9,18i'4.
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 300i> 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, 1SS4,
I used your Guano last spring on Irish
potatoes side by side with Peruvian
f Guano and yours excelled itbyonethi'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.
St?rgis 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.
Willowdale, ?cteber, 9, 18S4.
ski: KUE.ES.
Kineo Falber A<!iim Ural was tooted.
Tl.o world has bcon,by w imanVulod;
Sho rules by tactics ol ho." own?
A laugh, a algh, a snillo, n. frown.
A ctioortul wordjto banish caro.
a goaUe touch; ii stloni prnyor,
A tender hug, a good-night kins.
Impartial poaco and hallowed bliss.
Blio rulotb not with gun or spcer,
nor choson weapon Is a ioar;
Slio conquers ott by tenderness
Aud sympathy ror ?uro distress.
Slio many cunning ways can Und
To make submissive vain mankind;
From any crail appealing troo,
A clovor actress aho can bo.
A lion can bo, r.r else a lamb;
A I.in rlcaiio, or else a calm;
A furious ?awk or cooing dove,
So run of iru or run o: love.
Now ihla la woman'a Mu le plan
To rnloibo world, by rullug man;
Ami hp who dotibiritbat sl.e dotli rule.
Should try Uio matrimonial achool.
MY WEDDING.
How Cupid managed to send
Stephen Barker sifter me I never
could find out; bat that is between
themselves, and is none of my bus?
iness. A man good enough for
Elizabeth and Janet and all such
ornaments to their sex, to lay his
honest heart at my foolish little
leer! I own that for a day or two
the honor almost turned my head.
Then L began to consider. I had
loved Norman Strong ever since 1
could remember, and Norman had
been my friend when ho one said a
kind word to me. The ease stood
thus: I was an oiphan, left to (he
care of an uncle and aunt remarka?
ble for that kind of propriety thai
wins our admiration and awakens
our hearty desire to get away from
it. I had a small fortune of 825,
000; that is, 1 was to have it if I re?
mained unmarried until I was .'55,
or if I married before with my un?
cle's approval.
Now, ancle did not approve of
Norman. In fact, uncle never ap?
proved of any one that, I liked. But
with Stephen Barker disapproval
was out of the question. Stephen
was the great man of our small
town. To have insinuated that
Stephen was not worthy of a saint,
a boa- far and an heiress united
would mive been a heresy seriously
affecting my uncle's social aud com
niereial standing. Stephen Barker's
offer was therefore accepted, and
the next Sunday we walked to
church together.
After this public avowal of our;
intentions the. marriage was consid?
ered inevitable by every person but
me. I must, do myself the justice
to state that I never regarded my
engagement to Stephen seriou-ly;
it was part ol a plan to secure my
happiness and rights. And as Ste?
phen fully coincided in it I do not
expect censure from.anyone el.se.
I think it was no later than the
third night after Stephen had I
spoken to my uncle that I frankly
told him that I thought I ought:
not to marry him. lie asked me
why, and I said: "All my life long,
Stephen, I have been a crushed, un?
happy girl. I have been afraid to
speak, or laugh, or sing, ami no one
but Norman Strong ever said a
kind word to me until you came."
"And you love Norman?" he
asked, bluntly.
So I answered: "Yes, I love him,
and he loves me, and when he got
the position (if cashier in your bank
he wanted to marry me, but uncle I
said we were neither of us to be!
trusted with my ???L,5.000."
"So you have 825,000!"
"Papa left me that much, but
Uncle Miles can keep it until I am
35 unless 1 marry to please him, or
unless he is so satisfied of my good
sense that he voluntarily gives it
up to me. lie will never do that.''
Stephen was silent a long time,
and then he said, a little sadly:
"Yon are a good girl to be so hon?
est with me. If your uncle could
be made to give up your little for?
tune, do you think you could use it
wisely?"
"I could?with Norman to help
me." I
Then we had a long conversa?
tion, which it is not necessary for
me to repeat; it will be understood
by what fellows. There was no
change apparently between Ste?
phen and me. Ue behaved exact?
ly as a lover of his age. and char.ic
tor would be likely to behave. He
sent aunt presents from his hot?
houses, and he made me presents
of pretty jewelry. He spent the
evenings at Uncle Miles' house, and
sometimes we were left alone to?
gether, and sometimes wewentout
for a walk. Norman came to me
occasionally on a Sunday night,
and my aunt said he had really be?
haved with more good sense than
she had expected. I think she
t hought that if I married the bank?
er it .might not be a bad thing for
cousiL Malvina, who was very
plain,to marry the banker's cashier.
Everything went on with the
the greatest propriety. 1 had an?
nounced my intention to have au
extraordinary trousseau, and this
being a point on which aunt could
feel with me, the next four months
were pleasantly spent in shopping
and sewing. Never in our little
town had there been seen such
dozens of elegantly trimmed under
garments, such lingerie, such hos?
iery, such morning dresses and ev?
ening costumes, such wonderful
hoots and slippers and jewelry.?
We had little receptions every af?
ternoon, a mouth before the wed?
ding, aud my wardrobe was laid
out in the best bed room for cjui
ment and inspection.
It was about this time that Ste?
phen Barkersaid to my uncle: "I un
derstand Frances has $25,000. I
wish her to have it settled on her
Ko.lJ-onfl .'or licr own absolute use,
then, I prpposc. Mr. Miles, ifyon are
v.-illing, jo add 810,000 to it. buy for
her 'the, Stanford estate. It is only
three irfiles from hen1, the house is
a Very fine one, the land excellent,
and; then, whatever changes come,
it secures her a competency, for as
soon.:. a?*tlie railway is finished it
wilF-be .worth double. What do
you say?''
''I " think yonr offer extremely
generous, Mr.. Barker, and of course
for such *a purpose l am willing to
handover to you at once Frances's
fortune. The interest has been ap
plied'to her own use always. Will
yon look at the account?"
"Your word is sufficient,Mr.MHes"
So;in about, two weeks the trans?
fer was safelv and amjcnbly effect?
ed, and Stamford hall and estate
\1vre firmly and surely made over
to Frances Hnlliday, spinster,, for
hefaiiftner heirs forever. I must
state here that I opposed as strong?
ly as I thought right, Stephen's
gift of 810,000, and subsequent out?
lay of 81,000 on furniture; hut. both
uncle and aunt said that the settle?
ment was small enough for a man
of his means, and that it would be
[affectation to oppose it. Ami real
i Jy, Stephen managed the whole af?
fair with such fatherly kindness and
thoughtf'ulness that I could not bear
! to oppose him.
At length the wedding day drew
'near. It had been arranged fo.i
Wednesday morning, anil we were j
to leave for New York immediate
ly after the ceremony. Cousin Jose,
who had prepared himself to look |
dowr. on all the world from the pul?
pit, was to perform the ceremony.
This showed in Jose a very forgiv?
ing spirit, seeing that he had once
looked on me and my $25,000 with
affection, and 1 had not. appreciated
the honor. However, lie forgave
nie at this interesting epoch, and
came benignly to bless my venture.
He brought me as a present a black
onyx ring, on which was set across
in seed pearls. He had offered me
it.?nice before, with his a flections
and his mauve, and 1 had then re?
fused it. I took it this time.
It helped to swell the list of my
presents, and they certainly made
a goodly show. First, there was
j The Stamford estate from my fath?
er and Stephen Barker and the
[settled bill lor 81.000 worth of new
I furniture, which Stephen had sent
to make the old rooms comfortable.
Uncle gave me a set of silver and
aunt some, fine china, both of which
I gifts I took care to send to Stam?
ford before my wedding day. My
cousins and aunts and friends gave
me all sorts of jewelry and pretty
personal knickkuacks, and these I
carei'dlv packed iu "the half-dosjen
trunks, w'-iich were already corned
and directed two days before the
marriage day.
For Stephen had proposed to
send all my trunks to our New
York hotel two days before we Ldt,
in order that we might have no
concern about them, and that I
might be sure to have all I wanted
on my arrival. I opposed this at
first, but aunt said that it was "em
inently proper and thoughtful."
So all my wardrobe, except my wed?
ding dress and a traveling suit, ar?
rived at. the Fifth Avenue hotel New
York, on tho last day of my maid?
en life.
Norman Strong called that night,
and was in remarkably high spirits.
Ill; wished me every happiness, and
was very attentive to Malvina.
Aunt thought his behavior charm?
ing?so unselfish?nnd I also was
very well satisfied with it.
"Ishall call for you about 8 o'clock,
Frances." said my aunt as I bade
ber good-nigh'; "the hair-dresser
comes at S::io."
I I said: "Very well, aunt," and
I went to my room. The first thing
1 did was to pack my wedding dross
in as small compass as possible, and
then put on my traveling costume.
This done I sat down in the dark.
About 1 o'clock I heard the signal
?1 watched for. I went softly down
stairs, unlocked the back door ami
walked out. Norman was there.
We did not speak until we were
outside t he grounds. There a bug
gy waited, and we drove rapidly
ro a main line about three miles on.
Here we caught the. 2 o'clock ex?
press, and were safe in New York,
and were very respectably married
by 10 o'clock. My trunk, which
had arrived the day before, was
then redirected for Washington,
and aller a delicious little wedding
breakfast?all by ourselves?we
left for that city.
In the meantime there was trou?
ble enough in Milford. Our flight
was not discovered till near8o'clock,
and then Uncle Miles sent word at
once to Stephen Barker, wiio se?
cluded himself for that day entirely.
My aunt and cousin's chagrin and
disappointment were very great; in
fact, when I considered the amount
ofcondoleuee and gossip they would
have to endure, I felt that for all
the slights and scorns of my un?
loved girlhood I could cry quits.
And I had got my fortune also, and
Norman and I were so completely
happy! We had not a care, for
Stephen had given him a 8500 bill
and a month's holiday, and told us
to get all the pleasure we could out
of it. We obeyed him implicitly.
During that month things settled
d iwn a little. I did not expect to
be forgiven all at once, and I was
not; but then I was in a position not
to worry particularly about it. We
returned very quietly after dark
one night, very much like two chil?
dren who have played truant all
day and creep home at nightfall
with as little ostentation as possible.
But at Stamford hall everything
had been prepared for my comfort.
The fires were blazing, the gas ligh t?
ed, aud an excelleut supper waiting.
The- next morning. Norman went
back to Iiis desk, and Stephen took
no more notice, of bis return than
if lie had never left. People who
hail been speculating about his los
ing Ins position knew'in five min?
utes there would be, no qb'nnge.
And every one took his tone from
Stephen. We were treated verv
much like two children Mio liad
been forgiven, and wh(>se lrtilt was
not to be thrown up to-them..
That's the way the m&ft.bok it.and
Norman pretended to -tie, satisfied.
The women acted with -agreat deal,
. more intelligence. They, all came
to see me, and though I did not give
- them all credit for the very kindest
of motives I made them all welcome.
I told them about my wedding trip,
and showed them my new things,
and* I.dnresay the men talked evey
thiii'g over with-them afterward.
. J3ut what, mpsf puzzeled . every?
body was that Stephen Parker,
came so often to see ns', and wnssov
friendly with Norman. Some
thought it very mean-spirited in
him, and others reni'Miibered that
when he was very young he
had loved my mother dearly.
Even those who spoke kindly of
him did not give him credit for half
the noble unselfishness he had
shown for he would not let me fell
any one that it was he himself who
had planned everything about my
property and my wedding.
'?Just let them say you jilted me,
Frances, if they please to do so.We
know better, and we will keep our
secret until uncle Miles comes
round."
Aunt and uncle both came round
sooner than we expecled. When
it was known that Stephen spent
so much of his time with ns. Aunt
Miles considered I he advantages of
having her daughters brought fa
miliarly in contact with him, and
for their sake* she came to see me,
and gave me kiss of reconciliation.
Dilt as for catching Stephen's
heart "in the rebound" was con?
cerned, she was j nst a little too late.
Norman's sister, who was a teacher
in one of the public schools o( New
York, came to spend her vacation
with us, and Stephen fell in love
with her inn way that convinced j
me that his love for Frances Halli-I
day had only been the the shadow
of the love he had lor her mother.
Why, Norman himself never be?
haved more foolishly about me than
Stephen about, this little plain Ruth
Strong; lor she is plain?every one
must allow that.
And the preparations that are
going on for the marriage quite
amuse m<', who might have been the
banker's wife myself. Dear me, I
think Love must laugh at the kind
-Jtl people he ?omesin contact with.
Hh'kJfeBojie Stephen will be happy;
1 do indeed.
This is all I have to say about the
marriage. I think it was rather
peculiar. Some women will doubt?
less say they don't believe such men
as Stephen exist. But let a girl,
when she discovers that she does
not like a man, tell him so and ask
his advice and help, and ten to one
she will find another Stephen. How
can men be chivalrous and self-de
nying if women don't, give them
opportunities'/ L think this is wrong,
and I intend to give Norman every
chance to cultivatesncli noble quali?
ties.?Phi la. Record.
"A continual dropping on a very
rainy day and a contentious wo?
man are alike." No wonder, poor
souls, they are sucli slaves to head?
ache. One twenty five cents spent
for a bottle of Salvation Oil will re?
store harmony in the household.
How mikes Booth Passed the Pick?
ets.
"Did you ever know how Booth
passed t lie pickets on the bridge of
the eastern branch of the Potomac
that fatal night?" said my'friend.
"I will tell you as it was told to me
by the old sentinel who was that
night on duty there. A half hour
before the time agreed upon by
Booth to meet Harold, the latter,
who had lived in the neighborhood
of the bridge all his life, and who
was across the river in the village
of Uniontown then, crossed the
bridge to come over on the Wash?
ington side. 'Who goes there?'said
the sentinel on the bridge. 'A
friend, going for a doctor,' replied
Harold. 'Pass,' said the sentinel,
lie quickly rode up Eleventh street
to Pennsylvania avenue and Eighth
street, and there in the darkness
waited until the thundering hoofs
ol Booth's horse were heard coin?
ing ttown Pennsylvania avenue.?
The two horsemen then started
down Eighth street, toward the
bridge on that ride for their lives,
which -nded in Garret's burning
barn in Virginia, a hundred miles
away. 'Who goes there!' rang out
on the air from the startled sentry
as the two horses came rushing to?
ward the bridge. Harold was
ahead and cried out, "A friend with
the doctor.' The two men passed
over the bridge, and it was per
haps several hours after the rever
berat ions of the horses' hoofs had
died away before the sentry knew
who the men in such a hurry real?
ly were, and when lie found it out
he was nearly seared to death for
i'eai he had failed to do his duty."
?Philadelphia Times.
As if by magic ones pains van
ishif hepe a sufierei from rheu?
matism or neuralgia and applies
St. Jacobs Oil, the paiu-banisher.
For Coughs and Colds Red Star
Cough Cure is a safe, pleasant, sure
remedy.
Enterpiuse only ?1 a'year.
TIic. Brammer.
A commercial traveler who has
'seen service, or who devotes his
whole energy.to the work, will say
that Mie life is a hard one. The
young man to whom the excitement
is a pleasant novelty, the travel
and attendant amusements, good
sports, laughs at the story at first;
hut not alter a couple of years.?
The constant strain, irregular hours
and habits and frequent tempta.
tions to imbibe, quickly combine
to tear down the strongest system:
The last item is a large one. "Un?
less a traveling man is very care?
ful," says a veteran in his line; "he
is apt to turn out a drunkard be?
fore he knows it."
For the travelers themselves,
they prefer chic to check, and
would bo termed seif-.confldent
rather than "gaily;?' but whatever
it may be, no drummer'with any
;qther manner, could sell as'much:
and the compound of bonhommie,
shrewdness, knowledge of human
nature and acquaintance with the
world, his customers and particu?
lar lines of goods wins the day.?
Sam'l of Posen has it all condensed
in a degree exaggerated to the
point of burlesque, and the begin?
ner at the business is apt to assume
rhc commercial manner to an ex?
treme to conceal his greenness, but
in the trained man it is pleasantly
mellowed and indispensable. Some,
men never get this faculty com?
pletely, and perhaps in a way "a
drummer is born, not made."?
Meeting a new customer, he must
bo able to get his size in a flash.?
To sell him goods ii may be neces?
sary to joke, wheedle or bully. A
good story may catch a man at
once, or strike him so unfavorably
that he cannot be "worked" at all.
And only by aid of a keen eye and
mind will the traveler meet success.
But once acquainted with a cus?
tomer's ways and stock the drum?
mer is always sure of ground in
tlii* future. lie will be careful in
selling so as to sell again. He will
not. be niggardly in "doing the
right thing," or annoying. "A
good drummer," says a keen old
commercial man, "is a partner in a
house in all but possession of an
interest." One leading shoe house
in this city, indeed, is said to en?
courage its travelers by giving
them small interests in (he con?
cern. The drummer's business is
to know all about the house's cus?
tomers. The better he does this
the better able he is to sell his
goods, both profitably and safely.
If he knows''where his head is lev?
el," he stays with a good house,
when he gets with one. The man
who is continually dodging from
one firm to another hardly ever
does well; either'for' htitiself or his
employers. He. must be posted
thoroughly on the goods and prices
of his competitors, for it is com?
parison in a majority of cases that
makes the sale.
The commercial traveler is a
good talker. To get into the graces
of his customers he finds the news
of the (lay a help, and he devours
newspapers. In the last campaign
no one man was more prolific in
speculations, bets, or so full of al
leged political news as the drum?
mer. The train that he was on
never escaped the taking of a
"straw" vote. The commercial
traveler rarely accumulates money.
The evenings of his inevitable ho?
tel life oiler nothing to occupy him.
Uis devotion to the rink is a favor?
ite theme of newspaper witlings;
billiards, the theatre and kindred
kill-times knock wide, holes iu his
otherwise large salary. It is con?
ceded that with 81,500 on the road
a man saves no more at least, than
one with ?1,000 staying at home,
the persons having the same tastes
?Springfield Republican.
The Jury System.
The jury system, when devised,
was ideally perfect; through various
stages of alleged improvement it
has deteriorated, until now it is ut?
terly worthless when left to the
mercy of lawyers, as it usually is,
says the New York Hour. Trial by
one's own peers was t lie basis of
the system. In those days soldiers
and sailors were almost the only
men who ever left their homes: the
great majority of nitelligant men
remained always at or noar their
birthplace; they kuew every native
from his youth up, and strangers
were so few that they, too, were
well known. Any men selected for
jury duty were sure to be acquaint?
ed with accused and acuser, and to
know the character and habits of
each; to have formed an opinion
was no bar to jury duty, neither
were any personal relations but
those of consanguinity. Intelli
geuce did not disqualify a man
from serving as a juror; on the con?
trary, it was supposed to especially
commend a ma".
But now-a days no man?iu the
United States?is tried by a jury
of his peers, nor by his person j I
acquaintances, nor men of intelli?
gence. An American jury in a
criminal case is us stupid a body
of men as the combined ingenuity
of the lawyers on both sides can
make It. Every man who is sun-,
moncd as a possible juror is closely
questioned by one side and then by
the other; any knowledge of the
prisoner disqualifies him. An opin?
ion already formed debars him,
although the lawyers well know
that what most men call opinions
are mere impressions that the least
bit of pertinent evidence or argu?
ment will overcome; indeed, so lit?
tle faith has the court in the -tena?
city of opinion of the men finally
selected that it usually prohibits
ihe reading of newspapers and any
conversation, except with jurors,
about Hie case in question, the tear
being that the impressions made
by counsel will he modified. With
the men ordinarily selected no man
of self respect cares to serve, so it is
customary to avoid jury service by
admitting that a positive opinion
has already been formed.
What cannot lawyers do with a
jury from which intelligence and
decision of character have been ex?
cluded? Evidence, skilfully twist?
ed as it leaves the mouth of the
witness, still more distorted by the
counsel on both sides. The lawyer
conducting the prosecution may,
for the time, be a regularly elected
officer of the court, but Iiis term
lasts only a year or two and lie
knowns his subsequent career de?
pends upon the skill he displays hi
his address while rii office, .go. lie
>seidom exhibits,. ,more .conscience.',-,
than the counsel for the defence.'
Frequently he creates much sym-"
pathy 'for the accused by trying to
extract mountains of guilt from
mole hills of evidence, and thus for
prospective gain, weakens the cause
of justice. The defense theti pro?
ceed to belittle all testimony that
bears against their client; they
quote copiously from the proceed?
ings of eases that sometimes bear
no resemblance to the one before
them, and they envelop and di?
lute everything of importance in a
mass of verbiage so vast that the
jurors entirely lose perception and
memory of the salient points of the
evidence. The mental strain to
which a stiq id jury is subjected
would be exhaustive even to a panel
of lawyers.
Fi nail v, in a murder ease, comes
the appeal to juror's conscience, his
sympathy, his maul mess. He is
told what a dreadful thing it would
be to send an innocent man into
eternity. By this time the jurymen
feel as if they were themselves on
the verge of dissolution, and their
verdict is usually a compromise be?
tween justice and apathy, and con?
sequently entirely contrary to law,
which requires of them only to de
[ rermine whether the accused is inno
i cent or guilty, and, if the latter, to
specify the degree of crime.
It is not the duty of the news?
paper press to devise a substitute
for the jury system but to see and to
say that the system as now exist?
ing is doomed, and that, until a
remedy is devised, lynchings and
outbreaks like that at Cincinnati,
and the less violent but equally
earnest protests in the Dukes case
in Pennsylvania, and Emma Bond
casein Illinois, will continue.?Bos?
ton Traveller.
A Touching Sccuc.
. ?. Amid the ruins, of thcii^.capitaL..
with bare, bowed heads, in utter si?
lence and bitter tears, Lee and his
Generals separated and went their
several ways to homes destroyed,
families broken up and scattered,
and often into exile and oblivion.
The final parting was in front of
f.ee's mansion in Richmond, two
days after Appoinattox. Lee's
house is on ordinary square brick,
standing akve on Franklin stieet,
one square from the Capitol. All
the other houses on the square are
connected; Upon the afternoon of
the second day after the surrender
people in that vicinity were sur?
prised to see coming riding up the
street from the south a company of
Confederate horsemen. They were
unarmed. Their gray uniforms
were worn, soiled, and often tat?
tered, their trappings old aud
patched. They wore slouched liars,
ami here and there was a feather
remaining of the once smart and
jaunty drooping plume of f lie Con
federate cavalryman. They were
bronzed and browned and bearded.
They sat erect and came on with
the splendid horsemanship for
which they were noted. Upon the
collars of some of the gray jackets
could still be seen the faded and
tarnished gilt stars, the emblems of
the wearer's rank.
In front of them rode Lee. His
two hands held the loosely swing?
ing reins and rested upon the pom?
mel. His he-id was bent and his
eyes were looking straight ahead
from under his downcast brow, but
they seemed to see nothing.
As the troops cantered up to his
old home his horse stopped at the
gaie, and he aroused himself sud?
denly, as from a dream, and cast
his eyes upon the familiar windows
aud then around over the group of
gallant soldiers who had followed
his fortunes for four bloody year*
and gone down in defeat under his
banner.
The end of it all had come at
last. Iis threw himself from his
horse, and all his companions fol?
lowed his action. They stood hat
in hand, with an arm through the
bridle rein, while Lee went from
man to man, grasping each hand,
looking intently into each face as
though he would press it upon his
memory forever. Then he turned
and walked through the gate and
up the steps to his door. Asa ser?
vant opened the door lie paused
with his left foot upon the veranda,
his right upon the last step and
looked back for the last time. Not
a word had been spoken, not a
goodbye uttered. There was no
sound heard but that of sobs as
these unkempt and grizzled heroes
of a hundred battles leaned their
heads against the shoulders of
their horses and wept.
Lee gave one look, and broke
down at last. His hands were over
his eyes, his frame shook with
sobs, as he turned quickly and dis?
appeared into his lonely house.?
With the closing of the door be?
hind him ended forever the wild
dream of the Southern Confeder?
acy.?Cinciuuatti Commercial Ga
zette.

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