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will practice in the Courts of Accomack
lud Northampton counties.
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Accomac C. H. Va. | Onancock, Va.
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ACC05IAC C. II., Ya.,
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don in the Counties of Accomack and |1
Southampton.
JUDGE GEO. T. GARRISON,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,
Accomack C. IL, Ya.
Has resumed the active practice of
bis profession and solicits the patron-'
age of his friends. Office?opposite the
private entrance of the Waddy Hotel.
DR. LEWIS.I. HARMANSON,
?Dentist.?
Office?Market St., near Baptist church, I
Onancock,
Accomack county, Ya. I
L. W. CHILDREY,
General Insurance Agent,
NORFOLK, YA.
g?r All communications promptly at?
tended to.
C. H. Bagwell,
Civil Engineer and Surveyor, \
Onancock, Ya.
Will attend to surveying and di?
viding lands in Accomac and
Northampton counties!.
I{ ufert X. tyristian
WA CHAFRBA G UE, YA.
Bricklayer & Plasterer,
Offers his services to the public by
the Day or Contract. Will furnish all
material when desired. He has had sever- j
at -years experience as a practical work?
man and will gurantee satisfaction.
accomack C. H., Ya.,"
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 YALLEY 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, North?
ampton county, Va.
Manufietureis i f
T
C KD Alt ISLAND,
Accomac County, Virginia,
Wish to call the attention of the farm?
ers of Accomac and Northampton
counties to their different grades of
Pure Fish Guano,
all of which they are prepared to supply
those wishing a first-class fertilizer.
They have established a depository at
Custis' Wharf, Powelton, where farm?
ers may purchase in quantities to suit.
Trices until furtherrocice, as follows
Drv.$2(5. GO 1
Two-thirds dry 20 0< \.CASH.
Green. 13.0))
For further jKirticulars, call on or ad;
dress
E. B. E1NNEY, A^ent,
locustmount,
Accomac county, Va.
Sewing Machine
STANDS AHEAD Of ALL OTHERS
In Quality and Simplicity.
II has so Rival .to put it down, but \
It Stands Bold at the Front.
Having sold over 400 in 1881, 1SS2 and
1SS3, shows that the
People of Accomac Appreciate Its Mcrrts.
I can soil you other machines for less
price. Singer pattern, drop leaf and two! 1
Irawers. for $20 00; Wilson. Domestic, j t
Howe and any other pattern. Will sell; \
the Royal St. John, drop leaf and six (ti) i <
Irawers. for 83P.00, but 1 cannot put j
TUE lAfUfTE with these inferior
3 FIE ff 811 I C machines, as to the
price. Having sold machines for nearly
fourteen years, gives mc a chance to
know something of the tricks which]J
)thers practice on those who arc not *
posted in machinery. If <
Fon Fant a Crood Sewinc Macbine I
i1
whip and see me, or write to me, and I
WILL SELL YOU \ X Y MACHEN K |
that can be bought.TUP WUiTC ;
jut none so good as I SBfc ww II61 E? | ]
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Also, a large stock of FURNITURE, i
MATTRESSES, &c?, on hand. Repair?
ing of Furniture, Pictures Framed, or
anything else in our line promptly at?
tended to. COFFINS, CASKETS and
TRIMMINGS for sale.
Respectfully. Sec,
R. H. PENNEWELL,
Onancock, Ya.
W. M. Ilines, D. IL Mansfield.
Hines & ftflansfleld,
Commission Merchants,
and
Wholesale Dealers in
GENERAL PRODUCE.
1 and 2 Prospect Avenue,
2 Devoe Avenue,
and 25, 2G, and 27 Yesey Pier,
WEST WASHINGTON MARKET
New York.
FINNEY'S WHARF,
ACCOMAC COUNTY, YA
-1-:dealers in:
General Merchandise, Shingles Laths,
Bricks. Lime, Hair, Sash,
Boors, Coal and
Fertilizers.
Tlour a Specialty.
TOM LOT FOE SALE IN
BELLE HAVEN.
I offer for sale at private contract, my
lot in Belie Haven, opposite Ward's(
store, upon which Mrs. E. J. Savage at
present resides. It contains H acres,
more or less, is improved by a comforta?
ble dwelling with all necessary out?
buildings, and has thereon also a build?
ing now used as a Millinery Store. A
more suitable location either as a home
or for business purposes cannot be found
in the village. The lot will be sold on
reasonable terms, and ample time given
to pay the purchase money. For fur?
ther particulars apply in peison or by
letter to J OSE FI I J. WESCOTT,
Locust mount, Yh.
FARMS, dC.
Browne Jacob &' Co.,
dealers in
REAL ESTATE,
ACCOMAC C. H., YA.
Fruit and Trucking lands, improved
and unimproved of (iit, 163, 225, 349and
600 acres eligibly located on t he line of
theN. Y., P. &N. R. R , NOWforsale
cheap.
Also, foursea-side farms with oysters,
fish and wild fowl privihges unsur?
passed on easy terms.
And town lots for business men at the
new stations on the railroad constantly
on hand at reasonable rat*?s. Send for
circular.
SUPERIOR.
Cedar Island Guano.
The cheapest fertilizer on the
market according to results ascer?
tained by the fanner and chemist.
ANALYSIS.
Da. \V J. Gascoynk, Chemist.
per cent
Moisture det. at 100c.10.26
Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.17
Reverted Phosphoric Acid...:. 0.40
Available Phosphoric Acid . 8.63
Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.45
Nitrogen. 4.S2
AMMONIA. 5.S6
Potash. 3.05
CEDAR ISLAND GUANO is a
complete manure, oontainingall the
elements of good plant food, and in
pro|>er 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
e(Jnal satisfaction on corn and
grass. It is fully up to thestandard
of last year, and is registered in
Virginia. It is now ready for de?
livery.
ORRIS A. BROWNE,
Accomac C IL, Ya. ?
CArr. O. A. Browne?Dear Sir:?
1 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
tler. and my neighbors and all others
who passed the held can testify to it.
It was on very poor land. 1 think it
paid me well?woulo" like to use two or
three tons this year. Very Truly Yours,
George S, Mapp.
Bobtown, January, 26,1888,
I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
potatoes, and I am perfectly well satis
lied with tha result. I also used it on
Onions and other vegetables with the j
best result W. J. Fosque. !
jturgis V.O.
Mit.Br.owxi::?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
>ther used. In fact, if I had not used it
it all. my potatoes would not have been ?
?orth diguing. John J. Want, j
Hadlock, January, 20, 1SS5.
C?PT.O. A. Bitoiv.n'K;?Bear Str: ?
[ used half a bag of your Cedar Island;,
jluano last year on Sweet Potatoes, at d j.
;an truly say it excels any fertilizer I j'
wer used. If I had used it more exten-11
lively I am confident it would have ?
loubled my crop, Will try it again next j i
i
season. H. C. .Johnson,
Willis' Wharf, January, 29,18S5,
I iisoU Ocrtnr Island Onnau on Sweet
md Irish Potatoes and Corn. On the
Irish it was fully equal to Peruvian i
juano, and better than any other fertil
zerir On the Sweets and Com it was i
;qnal to any fertilizer I have ever used,
iccomac C. II. Va. Thos. Beasley,
I used Cedar Island Guano on Irish
Potatoes, next to Peruvian guano, there
ivas no difference in the yield of either.
L am of the opinion that with time Ce
lar Island will yield more. I also put j j
it on Sweet Potatoes, and the results
were satisfactory, its yield was one
third more than where 1 put no guano.
Drummondtown, M 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
u,ive up so early and outyicld the Peru?
vian. I also applied it to Corn, only about
il handful to every three or four hills
with very good results. A. T. James,
Locustville, 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. Bunt ing.
Polly Creek, near 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 S00 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. E. 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,
1 also used it on Sweets; and the result
was excellent,I am going to use it again.
E. M. Savage.
Bells Neck. October, 9,1884
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
year E. W. Kellam.
Sturgis, October, 9, 1884.
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 8000 pounds
of guano per barrel of seed. 1 think it
the cheapest and best fertilizer in the
market. I 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
Guano and yours excelled it by onethbd
1 and was green while the others dried al?
most out, from the long drought.
Modestowm G. J. Northam.
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.
j Matomkin, P, O.
I I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet
! potatoes, at the rate -of 200 pounds per
I 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 Cedar Island Guano on Sweets
by the side of other fertilizers, and
found it equalto any, F. S. Smith.
Willowdale, October, 9, 1S64.
DAY BY DAY.
A lltllo oldoroveryday
A llttlo nearer to tlio close;
Nearer li> the omllng of the fray,
Nearer ll.o long roposo.
Nearer ttio tlmo w'.on o'or our hoad
Hliall spring the blossom anil the graBA.
And friends will murmur: "Uo la dead,"
As by our tomb they pass.
Nearer llio lime when wo shall cast
An anchor by tho mystic shore;
And seo and reel and know, at last,
What wo could not boforo.
Ah! how the yoars go rolling on!
How short tho stop to manhood's prlmo,
Uow soon tho gonl of lifo Is gono
Into the vaults of time.
PAYING THE INTEREST
A lute March twilight, with a
bitter frost in the air, the new
moon just dipping its golden horn
behind the maple swamp in the
West, and the ground sounding
crisply under foot. We had jn>it
come in from foddering the cattle.
"We" sounds rather singularly
when you reflect that it meant Kit?
ty and me, two girls of seventeen
and nineteen; but you see there
wasn't any one else to do it. Fath?
er had been bedridden ever since
that last attack of paralysis, and
we could afford to hire no one to
take. Iiis plaee about the farm.
I was in great spirits, playing
with pussy, who came to meet us
witli her plumy tail erect; but Kit?
ty leaned sadly against the wooden
mantel and looked into the tire
with mournful eves.
"Kitty," cried f, at last, "what
:loes make you so dull?"
"To morrow is the third of March"
??aid she. gravely.
"What of that?" I demanded.
"Don't yon remember? The in
erest on the mortgage comes due
to-morrow."
"So it. docs," said I, my radiant
face falling faster than the ther
motuerer on a freezing day. "Thir
ry-five dollars! And wehavenoth
ing to pay it with except the fifteen
ilollars Laura Osgood paid for the
jkl melodcon."
"Perhaps, Willis Avery would
wait," suggested Kitty.
1 drew myself up slightly.
"1 don't choose to ask him to
vait," said I.
Now it happened that Willis
A.very, who held the mortgage on
Mir homestead, was the son of a
leighbor, and an old play-fellow
ind boy beau of my own, who had
jono to the prosperous young city
t few miles north of us aud com
nenced business on his own ac
souut, and I had a particular aver?
sion to asking aid or he.ln of him in
tu,> wuy. l might he poor, (int. I
vas also proud, and Kitty was
juite sympathetic enough to under?
stand me.
"But (hen what are we to do?"
mid Kitty.
lsat down on the hearth rug,
?vitb my chin in my hands, ami
dared earnestly at the big crack?
ing back log. Pussy crept away
ind nestled down in the corner, as
f she knew by instinct tliat there
ivas a change of temperature.
"Look here, Kitty," said I, Bttd
lenly. "Those russet apples!"
"Well?"
"We can sell them. Thero are
jight barrels at the least. Eight
barrels at two dollars and fifty
jeiits a barrel?"
"My dear Addy, no one will buy
them at one tilth the price. Ap?
ples are a drug in the market."
"Here, I grant you; but not in
city. I will take them to Mapletou
and sell them."
"You will, Addy?"
"Aud why not? Squire Dyson
would charge at least twenty per
cent, commission, and make a fa
vor of it at that. 1 can't afford
either the price or the patronage.
Don't say anything about it to
father. lie wouid only fret and
raise objections. What must be
done, must be, and 1 am the girl to
do it."
"Hut, Addy, how? A'l this seems
perfectly wild aud visionary to
me."
"\V.?1I, it needn't, lor, believe
me, it's the most practical thing in
the world. All we have to do is to
sort the apples out in barrels, nice
aud sound?I can easily do it by
lantern-light tonight?aud to-mor?
row morning we'll rise early, har?
ness old Dobbin to. the lumber
wagon?"
"Hut how arc we to get the heavy
barrels up into the wagon?"
"Ooosie!" cried 1, laughing, "can't
I put the barrels up into the wagon
while they're empty and till them
at my leisure? And I'll have them
sold at Mapletou before you've got
cabbage builiug for diuuer."
"Hut where will you go?'' asked
Kitty.
"Oh, 1 know of lots of places. I
went once to town with Obadiah
Fairweather when he sold a lot of
cheese. 1 have a pretty good idea
of the commission stores, 1 can tell
you."
"After all, Addy," hesitated my
conserative little sister, "it isn't a
woman's work."
"Why isn't it, I should like to
know, so long as a woman can do
it? At all events, a woman can
pay her debts?so, if you'll hurry
up the tea, Pll be off to the bam."
?'And what shall we tell papa?"
"Oh, he'll think I've gone to sing?
ing school with the Dyson girls,
and I don't think it's a duty to uu
deceire him," answered 1.
Hut notwithstanding the brave
face 1 put upon affairs, my heart
quivered a little the next day, as 1
drove up toward Mapletou, with
the scarlet stain of sunrise dyeing
all the east, aud my own cheeks
flushed with the keen morning air.
But it wasn't so bad, after all.?
With pardonable egotism, I snp
poised that every one would bo
.storing at me, bur, on the contrary
a young woman selling apples
might be the commonest sight in
the world, so little comment and
surprise did it apparently excite.?
Mr.viHolloway, of the firm of Hol
loway Brothers, produce and com?
mission merchants, didn't want any
apples, I speedily learned.
"Just bought a shipload from Al?
bany," said he, as carelessly as if
shiploads of apples were as com
mou.a purchase as teu cents worth
of tape. And I drove on, begin
ningto feel iufinitesimally small.
lyif. Lovejoy could give me a dol?
lar _abarrel. "Apples wasn't worth
no more at this season of the year!"
And I whipped old Dobbin up, de
termined to carry them home again
sooner than to sell at that price.
At trhe.next place wheie^I stopped
ii ^^easa'ut-lopking. middle aged
mart; came' out 'and Critically ex-""
examined my apples.
'?Do they hold out like this all
the way down?" he asked.
"I'll warrant them," said I, care?
lessly.
"How much?" he asked.
"Two dollars aud a hall a barrel."
He reflected.
"It's a good price," said he, as if
l)C;Were talking to his own vest
buttons; "but then they look like
ijood apples, ami we've a tolerably
large western order to fill. I'll see
ivhat my partner thinks."
Be went back into the gloomy
lepths of his store, and i, happen
ng to glance up, saw the words
minted in black letters ovei the
lop "Hull & A very."
My first impulse was to drive on
uid.Meave the chance of a bargain
Debind me; my next to sit still and
iwait my fate as Providence dealt
t out to me. And presently out
jame Willis Avery himself.
"I think we will take your loud,
f?Whv!" breaking short off, "its
\ddy Walters!"
I colored scarlet.
"Yes," said I, composedly ax pos?
sible. "Good morning, Mr. Avery.
[ shall be obliged if you will ex
imitie the fruit as speedily aspossi
>Ie, as I am in a hurry."
"Oh, certainly. He looked as if
i nipping frost had chilled his en
husiasm in the bud, und I secret
y exulted within myself.
Mr. Hull bought the load of ap
)lcs, und said If I had anj more at
he same price?ami of the same
piality, he cautiously added?he
vould be happy to take them. Wil?
ls Avery touched liia hat and I drove
iway as loftily as Queen Boadicea
u her chariot of old.
* ?? ? ? ? ?
n the melodcou money," cried Kit
y, gleefully, "and now Mr. Avery
nay come as soon as he likes."
She had scarcely spoken the
vords before there came a knock
tt the door, and in walked no less
i personage than Mr. Willis Avery
i i nisei f. I received him with the
?r of an empress.
"Your money is ready, Mr. Av
jry."
"I was not thinking of the mon
jy,Addy," said he, almost reproach
ully. "Do you think one's mind
runs always on money?''
"Mine does, a good deal." said I
aughing.
"But 1 had no idea you were re
luced to this. I did not know-"
"-Mr. Avery, this is scacely busi?
ness-like," I interposed.
"Addy," said he abruptly, "I ad
nired your spirit and courage to
lay. 1 always liked you as a girl,
but now-"
"Well?" for I hesitated.
"I would do something more if
you would let me. In truth aud in
fact, I could not!
"Dear Adqy, will you let me sign
back the old place to your father
ju our wedding day! he asked, earn
sstly.
And somehow he had got hold of
my hand, and somehow, before I
knew it, we were engagcdl
Mechanics In Education.
Seeing aud feeling are two sen
ses which arc more important in
aiding to a knowledge of our sur
roundiugs than any others, and yet
their education is generally ueg
lected until the possesser begins to
learn somethiug of mechanics. By
mechanics iu this connection is in?
tended any attempt to contrive,
putjtoget her, manufacture or change
by manipulation, so that a woman
who contrives and fashions a dress
out of the unformed aud plain ma?
terial may be a mechanic. The use
of mechanical tools cannot be be?
gun too early in life, whether the
pupil is to be a practical mechanic
or to follow some other calling?
there are few vocations that do not
demand for success some practical
knowledge of mechanics. "The
whittling Yankees" possibly owe
much of their undisputed position
as inventors and good mechanics
to the habit of using a pocket
knife. A very prominent inventor
aud superior mechanic recently re?
marked that the beul; of his taste
as a mechanic was uudoubtedly
given by his schoolmaster, who was
a carpeuter and joiner, and who
worked at his trade in sumnierand
taught the district school in winter.
If a boy did not possess a foot rule,
he made one for him from a shin?
gle or constructed an inch scale.?
The foot rule and a pocket knife
he considered necessary iu a school?
boy's outfit, and he encouraged his
pupils to estimate dimensions by
the eye and then verify them by
measurement. Wind-wheels and
water-mills were part of the peda?
gogue's training, aud the click
clack of one or the other could be
heard all about the schoolhouso
and on the borders of the brook in
an adjoining field. Yaues cut from
pine boards, toy ships, bird houses,
bows and arrows, pudding sticks,
and most, of the toys used by boys
forty years ago were made by the
schoolmaster's boys under his di?
rection. To day, besides tho pro?
lific inventor named, there are one
superintendent of a railway com
pany, one bridge builder, one su?
perintendent of a large manufac?
tory, and two m architects to be
counted from memory, who prob?
ably received their bent for me?
chanics from the carpenter school?
master.
All these lead lives of usefulness
?they are producers, adding to
the wealth and comfort, of the coun?
try and the people; and nothing in
their observation education makes
them less valuable members of so?
ciety. One of the most distingu?
ished pulpit orators was .a .bjack
. smith,/and -many :jnen who are
" uotedT?r their "eminence fit 'literal
tnre, divinity, law, medicine, and
as educators have had a mechani?
cal training.?Building and Engi?
neering Times.
Horses Versus Houses.
Cornelius Vanderbiit's palace (on
Fifth avenue) is now understood to
be for sale, but as yet no price has
been announced, asserts a New
York correspondent of tho Utica
Herald. If any reader, however,
should make an offer of half a mil
lion it might, be accepted, and even
then it would be selling below cost.
Why, the land cost 8335,000. When
Cornelius selected this corner it
was occupied by two elegant dwel?
lings for which he paid the above,
sum, and then Ind them demol?
ished in order to make room for the
palace which was three years in
construction. By the time begot
fairly in occupation he became a
heavy Wall street speculator, and
no doubt hoped to make enough to
pay for the palace. Instead of that,
however, he only sank a large part
of his patrimony, and is now so
deeply involved as to require the
assistance of his lather. The latter
no doubt regrets having built a pal
ace since this example probably led
Cornelius into his extravagance.?
These Vanderbilf houses cost not
less than $2.000,000, and it will be
a long time before such an outlay
will be equaled.
What a difference in taste is dis?
played by another millionaire who
stands alone in the ranks of wealth,
at least in love of horses. This is
no temporary fancy. Had this been
the case it would have passed away.
Thirty years have been sufficient to
prove it to be a ruling passion.?
Bouner does not crave a palace
excel him iii borsc''rio'Jr,>?t,fn%1i.f;0
point, indeed, he has always as?
tonished the public. When he paid
$10,000 for Lantern every one was
astonished. That was twenty-live
years ago, however, and since then
he has invested a half million in
the same manner. The interest on
this investment is $500 a week, and
the cost of keeping the animals is
an equal sum. Hail Bonner been
like Astor, he would have put his
money into land, and (taking
interest into consideration) he
would in that case be richer
by a million and a halt.?
Had he been like Lenox, he
would have invested in rare books
and literary curiosities. Had he
resembled Commodore Vanderbilt,
he would have gone into stocks
and become a power in Wall street
None of these things, however,
moved him. He kept aloof from
other attractions. He owns no
stocks and uo rare books, and only
real estate sutlieient for his own
use. The horse is his passion, and
he has shown the mastery of the
latter to a degree unparalleled in
the history of the turf. How strange
that a man who began life in this
city as a journeyman printer should
thus, as Shakespere says "witch
the world with noble horscmau
ship."
The Best Advertising Medium,
An expert aud experienced per?
son asserts a fact, which is well un?
derstood among business men, that
money can be wasted more rapidly
in advertising than in any other
way. Advertising is a sound mer
can tile investment, if the methods
and agencies employed are care
fully selected. But more good
money is squandered in bad adver?
tising methods aud catch penny ex?
pedients thau in almost any other
form of "pushing business" to
which enterprising men have re?
course. Poster advertising, rock
and fence painting, flooding the
mails with circulars and postal
cards are forms of coinmou nuisance
which disgusts more people than it
attracts, aud these methods, even
when they prove effective, are still
in most cases a very wasteful mode
of reaching the public.
An advertisement cannot reach
the general public so surely and
effectually iu any other way thau
through tue columns of a newspa
per that is read and trusted.?
Newspapers which are not respect
ed and laithfully readme not good
mediums for advertisers. News?
paper that, are purchased only for
a half hour's amusement and are
not carried home do not help to
sell anybody's wares. Such adver?
tising mediums are no better than j
the circular nuisance, and almost
as wasteful. The experience of en?
teil? istng and sagacious' business
men proves that the best results
attend advertising in the best news
papers?those which go to families
aud are read by one after another
in the home circle?those that are
not trivial or sensational, but com?
mand influence aud inspire respect.
?Rochester Union.
YThj Jackson was Nicknamed.
General Jackson was known
among the soldiers who had serv?
ed under him as "Old Hickory," a
sobriquet given him during the
Creek War. His brigade was mak?
ing a forced march, without bag?
gage or tents, to surprise the In?
dians in one of their villages, and
were for several days and- nights
exposed to the peltings of a March
storm the rain 1'ieezing as it fell.
General Jackson got a severe cold,
but did not complain as he tried to
sleep in a muddy bottom among
his half frozen soldiers. Captain
Allen and his brother John cut
down a stout hickory tree, peeled
off tho bark and made a covering
for the general, who was with diffi?
culty persuaded to crawl into it.
The next morning a drunken citizen
entered the camp, and seeing the
^^^|^^JO^e^v-A^-.Jac^?^|
crffwle'd frt5m: tb e "rinnff5 t rie toper
cried "Hello, Old Hickory; come
out of your bark and jibe us in a
drink!" Theuceforth the General
was known in camp as "Old Hick?
ory," and when lie was talked of as
a presidential candidate, the nick?
name was adopted by his support?
ers. The "iibcrty tree" of the Invo?
lution was revived in the "hickory
tree," planted at every county cross?
roads and village by the enthusia
tic Democrat", while they sang:
Freemen, cheer the hickory tree,
Long its boughs have sheltered
thee.
Wonders of the Body.
Suppose your age to be fifteen or
thereabouts. You have two hun?
dred boues and six hundred mus
cles;your blood weighs twenty-live
pounds; your heart is five inches in
length aud three inches in diame?
ter; it beats seventy times per min?
ute, 42,000 times per hour, 100,800
per day, 35,702,000 per year. At
ouch beat a little over two ounces
of blood is thrown out of it; and
each day it receives and discharg?
es about seven tons of that wonder?
ful du id. Your lungs will contain
a gallon of air, and you inhale 24-,
000 gallons per day. The aggre?
gate surface of the air cells of your
lungs, supposing them to be spread
out, exceed 29,000 square inches.
The weight of your brain Is three
pounds; when you are a man it will
weigh about eight ounces more.
Your nerves exceed 10,000,000 in
number. Your skin is composed
of three layers, aud varies from one
fourth to one eigth of an inch in
thickness. The area of your skin is
about 1,700 inches. Each square
inch contains about 2,500 sweating
tubes or perspiratory pores, each of
unmJ'uig'VnJ'S,.^^^'! to a little
long, making an aggregate length
of the surface of your body of S8-,
541 feet, or a tile ditch for draining
the body almost seventeeu miles
long.
Spring Medicines.
At this season of the year one is
liable to pass through a period of
what some of my friendscall spring
fever. The spring generally brings
an altered couditionof the blood.?
All the old spring medicines ad?
ministered by our mothers and
grandmothers to their children
were called forth by this fact. But
the disagreeable doses so faithfully
forced upon the juveniles were not
always necessary. A course of or
anges will prove as effective aud
certainly more palatable than the
nauseous doses of our childhood.?
At this season of the - year let the
children eat all the oranges they
care for. If taken daily before
breakfast so much the better. If
?".be fruit is a little sour it will not
be distasteful to little folks. They
have a natural craving for some?
thing tart. A grateful dish may be
made by peeling orange0, taking
off every atom of white skin, and
cutting them up iuto small pieces.
Sweeten with sugar and you have
a dish that is at once tasty and
healthful. A little grated cocoanut
adds much to the appearance.
More Than a Million.
New Orleans, La. A reporter
of tire Times Democrat, who recent?
ly completed a tour of this and
neighboring States, visitiug every
city, towu and hamlet, states that
he interviewed all the wholesale
and retail druggists aud storekeep?
ers, as well as transportatiou com?
panies, with a view of learuiug the
volume of trade in certain articles.
The statistics thus gathered show
that during the past two years over
oue million two hundred thousand
bottles of St. Jacobs Oil were sold
in this section aloue, aud that this
quantity largely exceeds the total
combiutd sales of all other similar
remedies during that period. He
adds thardealers,as well as the pub?
lic, continue mnuniinous in their
praise of the wonderful pain-curing
powers of this uuapproached reme?
dial agent.
A Military Item.
Mr. Suively is the wife of the
captain of a New York militia com?
pany. She attended a review not
long since at which her busbaud
was the commanding officer. Mrs.
Snively laughed all the way home,
and when, after she got home she
was asked what was the cause of
her merriment she replied:
"It was the fuuuiest thing in the
world to see my husband, who nev?
er dares to open his mouth at home,
ordering all those men about, and
they doing just what Le told them
to do. "Why don't he try that game
on me!"
Enterpiuse enly SI a year.
The Ocean.
Tlie ocean says to the dweller on
its shores: "You are neither wel?
come nor unwelcome. I do not
trouble myself with the living tribes
that come down to my waters. I
have my own people, an older race
than your mastidons and elephats;
more numerious than all the swarms
that fill the air or move over the
thin crusts of the earth. Who are
you that build your gay palaces on
my margin? I see your white faces
as I saw the dirk faces of the tribes
that came before you, as I shall
look upon the unknown family of
mankind that will come after you,
And what is your whole human fam
ily but a parenthesis in a single
page of my history! The raindrops
stereotyped themselves on my
beaches before a living creature lelt
his foot-brits there. This horse?
shoe-crab 1 fling.at ywur-feet. is.- gf&.
older liriealf^^
less, perhaps, you count your Adam
Due of hisuescendants.'Whut feel?
ing have I for you? Not scorn?not
hatred, not love - blank indi?erence
?to you aud your affairs; that is
my feeling, say rather absence of
feeling, as regards you. Oh, jesj I
ivill lap your feet, I will cool you in
;he hot summer days, I will bear
ron up in my strong arms, I will
ock you on my rolling undulations
ike a babe in nls cradle. Am I not
jentle? Am 1 not kind? Am I harm
ess? But hark! The wind is ris
ng and the wiud aud I are rough
day mates. Do you see my loani?
ng 1'ps! Do yen feel the rooks
;remble as my great billows crash
igainst them? Is not my anger
;errible as I dash your agony, your
huuder- bearintr frigate, into i'rag
nedts, as you would crack an egg
mall? No, not anger; deaf, blind,
iiiheeding iudifference?that is all.
Dutof me all things arose, sooner
>r later, icio rne all things subside.
9JI cnanges around me; I change
lot. I look not at you, vain man,
md your frail transitory concerns,
save in momentary glimpses; Hook
>n the white face ol my dead ruis
ress, whom I follow as the bride?
groom follows the bier of her who
las changed her nuptial raimeut
lor the shoud.
"Ye whose thoughts are of efer
uty come dwell at my side. Con
ineuts and isles grow old and waste
md dissppear. The hardiest rock
Tumbles; vegetable and animai
wingdoms come Into being, wax
?reat, decline and perish, to give
ray to others, even as human dy
nisties and nations and races come
md go. Look on me! 'Time writes
io wrinkle' on my forehead. List
Mi to me. All tongues are spoken
)n my shores, but I have only one
anguage; the winds taught me their
schooled mein thy r?ugfV?rs'm??th
ionsonauts. Few words are mine,
jut I have wispered them and sung
;hem and shouted them to men of
tribes from the time when the first
ft lld wanderer strayed into my aw
I'ul presence. Have you a grief
:hat guaws at your heart strings?
13omo with it to my shore, aa of
)ld the priests of far-darting Ap
lollo carried his rage and anguish
;o the margin of the loud roaring
sea. There, if anywhere, you will
forget your private and short-iived
ivoe, lor my voice speak to the in
liuite and the eternal in your cou
Jiousuess."?Oliver Wendell Holm
5s, in Atlantic.
"I have thee on the hip," cried
rheumatism seizing his victim and
tossing him on a suffering bed.
'Not so! Wait, my an-jient foe, just
rive minutes, until the boy brings a
bottle ol Salvation Oil, then we'll nee
ivho wins the day.
Push.
It there was more push in the
world there would be fewer hun?
gry, half clothed, homeless, suffer?
ing chidren, fewer broken-down,
ilissjpated men and women; less
need of almshouses, houses of cor?
rection and homes for the frit ndless.
Push means a lift for a neighbor
in trouble. PhsIi means a hit tor
yourselt out of the slough of des
poudency and khiftlessness, out of
trouble, real or fancied. .Push nev?
er hurts-anybody. The harder the
push the better, if it is given in the
right direction. Always p'usb up?
hill. Don't be afraid of your mus?
cles and sinews; they were given
you to use. Don't be afraid of your
iia ids; they were meant for service.
Don't be afraid of what your com?
panion maj say. Don't be afraid
of your science; it will never re?
proach you for a good deed?but
push with all your heart, might
and soul, whenever you see any?
thing or anybody that will be bet?
ter for a good, long, stoug, deter?
mined push.
Push! It is just the word for the
grand, cleir morning of life: it is
just the word ior strong arms and
youug hearts: it is just the word for
a world that is full of work as this
is. If anybody is in trouble, and
you see it don't stand back, push!
If there is anything good being
done in any place where you hap?
pen to be, pprbl
_.?,-?*t> ? ?
The horses of the aristocratic
people iu New York put on twice
as much style as Austin horses.
Vauderbilt's horses have such a
cou tempt for common people that
rhey hold their noses up so high in
the air that the check-rein has to
be fastened betweeu their forelegs
to pull their heads down.-Siftings.
?- ? *m -? ?
An editor having reaa in anoth?
er paper that there is a tobacco,
which, if a man smoke or chew it,
"will make him forget that he owes
a dollar in the world" innocently
concludes that manyof hissubserib
ers have been furnised with the
article.

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