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VOLUME IV ACCOMAC 0 EL, VA., SATURDAY, MAY 30 1885._;_NUMBER 47
PUBLISHED EVICKY SATURDAY AT ACCOM AC C. H., VA. Jno.W. Edmonds, Owner and Friitor. Subscription Rates. 1 Copy, one year.SI 00 1 14 six months. GO 5 " one year. 5 On and a copy for six months free to the one sending club. 10 copies, one year.S10 00 and a free copy to the sender. Advertising Rates. 1 Inch, one insertion.SI 00 i 1 ?* three " . 1 ~.s 1 " one year. 7 50 t?"l\utos for larger advertisements for a longer time made known on appli cation. G8TA cross mark on your paper indi- j cat es that your subscription h;is expired, j or is duo. and you are respectfully solic-1 ed to renew or remit. ^"Commission men or business men of any class in Baltimore, New York. I Philadelphia or Boston, can reach more ,' truckers and farmers through the col- j umns of The ?xtekpkise than in any other war. John J. Gunter. John W. O. lllfickstone. GUNTER & BLACKSTONE, .4 TTQRNE YS-A T-LA TF, A ceo mack C. II., Ya., j j ?will practice in the Courts of Accomack and Northampton counties. JoUii Ni'oiv, I rjpshur B. Qutnbr, Accom?c C. H. Vji. | Onnncoek, V?. ? NKKLY & QUTNBF, A T T O Ii N E Y S-A T-L A \Y, ! ACC03IAC O. II., Ya., practice in the Courts on the Eastern; Shore of Ya. Prompt attention given ;, to the collection of claims. L. FLOYD NOCK, ] ATTOBNEY-AT-LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC,:J Accomack C. IT., Ya., 11 will practice in all courts of Accomac and Northamption counties. Prompt attention to all business. \ JOHN AY. EDMONDS, A T T O R N EI-AT-L A\Y, Accomac C. H., Ya. j N. J. W. LeCATO, a t t o r n e y - a t - l a "w Postoffice. SA VAGEVILL E Will resume the practice of Iiis profes- j c sion in the Counties of Accomack and A noktham ptos c JUDGE GEO. T. GARRISON, ATTORXEY-AT-LAW, ? Accomack C. II., Ya. * Has resumed the active practice of j <\ his profession and solicits the patron-1 a? (?" his friends. Office?opposite the private entrance of the \*addy Hotel. Dil. LEWIS J. HAHMANSON, ?Dentist.? Office?Market St., near Baptist church, Oxaxcock, Accomack county, Ya. L. W. CHBLDREY, General Insurance Agent, NORFOLK, YA. S3TA11 communications promptly at? tended to. C. H. Bagwell, Civil Engineer and Surveyor, Onaucock, Ya. Will attend to surveying and di? viding lands in Accomac and Northampton counties. Rupert T. "Christian WA CHAPREA G UE, VA. Bricklayer & Plasterer, Offers his services to the public by the Hay or Contract. Will furnish all material when desired. He has had sever? al years experience as a practical work? man and will gurantee satisfaction. BLACKSTONE & BELL, Accomack C. H., Ya., DRUGGISTS a full line of FANCY ARTICLES, DRUGS, OILS, TAINTS, SEEDS, ScCj ?rC, ?tC.j itC, kept on band for sale at lowest prices. INSURANCE The undersigned, in the interest of the VALLEY MUTUAL LIFE und 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 couuty, Va. Manufacturers i f CEDAR 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 Oust is* Wharf, Powclton, where farm? ers maypurchase in quantities to suit. Prices until further r.cciee, as follows Dry.S2G.0C 1 Two-thirds drv 20 0< }.cash. Green.13.0 )} For further particulars, call on or adr Iress E. B. b'INNEY, Agent, LOCUSTMOUXT, Accomac county, Va. Sewing Machine STANDS AHEAD Or ALL OTHERS In Quality and Simplicity. ft hQO tin "DlTTQl Gibers blow and try LI lidu 1111 UlVal.to put it down, but [t Stands Bold at the Front. laving sold over 400 in 1SS1, 1SS2 and i 18S3, shows that the 3eople of Accomac Appreciate Its Merits. I can sell you other machines for less ?rice. Singer pattern, drop leaf and two Irawers. for 625 00; Wilson. Domestic. Towe and any other pattern. Will sell he Royal St. John, drop leaf and six (6) Irawers. for S8P.00. but I cannot put TUE l&fUITE with these inferior I lIC W 311 I ? machines, as to the ?rice. Having sold machines for nearly ourteen years, gives me a chance to ;now something of the tricks which thers practice on those who are not osted in machinery. If ron Want a Erood Sewinj MacMne Also, a large stock of FURNITUR E IAITKESSES; iSc, on hand. Repair ng of Furniture, Pictures Framed, or nything else in our line promptly at ended to. COFFINS. CASKETS and L'RIilMINGS for sale. llespcctfullv, &c? R. H. PEN NEW ELL, Onancook, Va. IV. M. Hincs, D. H. Mansfield. Hines & Mansfield, Commission Merchants, and Wholesale Dealers in 1 and 2 Prospect Avenue, 2 Devoe Avenue, and 2.5, 2G, and 27 Vesey Pier, WEST WASHINGTON MARKET New York. mw gffe fj,... FSNNEY'S WHARF, ACCOMAC COUNTY, VA -rDEALERS in: General Merchandise, Shingles Laths, Bricks. Lime, Hair, Sash, Doors, Coal and Fertilizers. "Flour a Specialty. TOWN LOT FOR SALE IN BELLEHATO j I offer for sale at private contract, my lot in Belle Haven, opposite Ward's store, upon which Mrs. E. J. Savage at present resides. It contains \\ 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 JOSEPH J. WESCOTT, Locust mount, Va. FARMS, AC Browne, Jacob <fc Co., dealers In REAL ESTATE, ACCOMAC C. H., VA. Fruit and Trucking lands, improved and unimproved of BO, 103, 225, 340 and 000 acres eligibly located on the line of the N. Y., P. & N. lt. K , NO W 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 attht new stations on the railroad constantly on hand at reasonable rates. Send foi circular. SUPERIOR Cedar Island Guano. The cheapest fertilizer on the market according to results ascer? tained by the fanner and chemist. ANALYSIS. Du. W J. Gascoyne, Chemist. .j<er cent Moisture (let. at 100c.10.2? Soluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.17 Reverted Phosphoric Acid. 6.46 Available Phosphoric Acid . 8.63 Insoluble Phosphoric Acid. 2.45 Nitrogen. 4.82 AMMONIA. 5.S6 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? 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 II., Ya. Cavt. 0. A. Browne?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, ami 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. Robtown, January, 26,1SS8, I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet potatoes, and l am perfectly well satis? fied with the result. I also" used it on Onions and other vegetables with the best result W. J. Fosque. Sturgis P. 0. Mil. bkowne:?I tried your Cedar I s? land Guano hist Spring on Sweet Pota- , toes, alongside of other fert ilizers, and think it nearly doubled in yield of any : other used. In fact,if 1 had no! used it at all. my potatoes would not have been | worth digging. John J. Ward, , Hadlock, January, 20, isS5. Cavt. O. A. Browne;?Dear Sir: 1 I used half a bag of your Cedar Island i Guano last year on Sweet Potatoes, and j can truly say it excels any fertilizer I J ever used. If I:had used it more exten- , sively I am confident it would have ' doubled my crop, Will try it again next i season. if. C. .Johnson, i Willis'Wharf, January, 29,1SS5, lwX used Cedar Island Guano on Sweet ( Irish it was fully "eqliihHtf reVnrfkn ? Guano, and better than any other fertil? izers- On the Sweets and Corn it was 1 equal to any fertilizer I have ever used * Accomac C II. Va. Thos. Reasley, I used Cedar Island Guano on Irish ' Potatoes, next to Pen? ian 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 . it on Sweet Potatoes, and the results were satisfactory, its yield was one third more than where I put no guano. ; Drummondtown, Ay 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; 1 mean by growing longer, that the vines do not 8ive up so early and outyield the Peru? vian. I idsoapplied it to Corn, only about a handful to every three or four hills with very good results. A. T. James, Locustvule, December, 19, 18S4. I used your guano hist 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. It. Bunting. Polly Creek, near Drummondtown, Jan? uary, 9,1885. 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. 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, I also used it on Sweets; and the result was excellent,! 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 notwithstanding the drouth 11 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. I shall continue to use. it in the future. Edwin T, Parks. Leemont, Va., October,23,1884, 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 otbars dried al? most out, from the long drought. Modestown. 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. 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 ft again. Sturgis P. O. J. C. Fosque, I used Cedar Island Guano on Sweets by the side of other fertilizers, and found it equal to any, F. S. Smith. Willowdale, October, 9, 1884. "TKEASITltK FOK TItYIKU." Away wltli tiy fonr, Hnjio on und ho|iu ovorl Though winter bo hero, Away with tuy four I Soon the sprint: ahull ii|>pour Willi now Uro und ondouvor, Away with iliy fonr, Hupe on nnd hupe ovurl Seek aomothlng to do I Thore Id treasure tor trying, Ay, oven for you; Book Bomotlilng to do I Tlio tollora nro few, And tho minutes are flying Seek something to do! Theio la troaauro Tor trying. ?8. 8. MeCnrry In tho Qulvor. j OLD BULLION'S BRIDE I Let nie see?where was it that I hist met her? Oh, yes, it was un? der the superb arches of High Bridge, boating by moonlight. A globe of reddish pearl slowly ascen? ded out of the East?the shadows of the great bridge resting softly on the mirror-like surface of the Hudson river; the sound of a flute played softly afar oil", and all of a sudden the keel of my boat came sharply in contact with somebody else's oars. "Hallo, yon!" cried out a clear in? cisive young voice. Where are you going to? Why don't you look which way you arc steering?" "Charley Dresden!" cried out I, little heeding the torrents of obloquy he was beginning to heap upon me. ''Old Mottimore," he responded joyously. "Why, who on earth would have thought of finding yon dreaming on Harlem river. Here! Come, into my boat; hitch on your old craft behind, and let me intro? duce you to Alisa Sophy Adriance." I looked as sharply at Miss So? phy as the moonlight and my own modesty wonhl let me, for I. knew that she was the especial admira? tion of my friend, Charley Dres? den. She was pretty, slight, round and rosy, with china-blue eyes, a dimple in either cheek, and golden-brown hair worn in long, loose curls.? i There was something tlower-Iike i und delicate in her prettiness? something unconsciously imploring 1 in her way of lilting her eyes up to your face. We rowed home together?or. at 1 least, as far on our way home as rlie Harlem river would take us.? Sophy sang little boat ballads.? ' Charley roared out tenor barcarol- | les. 1 even essayed a German ; Student song which I had learned n Heidelberg no one knows how ] ong ago, and we parted tho best >f friends. i .. A w^KafterwacdDxesden and r i "Hallo, Mottimore!" said Char- 1 ev, his honest visage lighting up. J 'What do you think of her?" "1 think she is a pearl?a jewel? < i princess among women!" I an swe ed, with perfect sincerity. "Congratulate me, then!" cried i ['barley, beaming all over, "for I < um engaged to her! Only last ; night! Look here!" opening a mys- ? terious silver case which he took i from his inner vest pocket. ''What I do you think of that for an engage- < incut ring?" "A tine diamond," said I, put ting my head critically on one side; i "and fancifully set." "We're to be married in October," said Charlie, lowering his voice to the most confidential tones. "It ; might have been sooner if I hadn't undertaken that business in Eu? rope for our firm. But I shall be sure to be back by October, and the money I shall make acceptable toward fitting up and furnishing our new home. Because, you know. Mottimore, I'm not rich." 1 spent an evening with her af? terward at the genteel boarding house where s'.ie and her mother? a nice, bright-eyed little woman, the full-blown rose to correspond with Sophy's budding loveliness dwelt m the cosiest of apartments, furnished in dark blue reps, with a turn up bedstead, ingeniously dis? guised as a high-backed sola, and canaries and gerauiums iu the windows. "It is so kind of you to come," said Sophy, with a gentle pressure of the hand when I went away. "I am so glad to welcome Charley's friends." And I felt that I could cheerful? ly sit through auother evening of commonplace chit-chat and photo? graph albums for such a reward as that. Well, Charley Dresden went away, and as he didn't particular leave Sophy Adriance in my charge, I didn't ieel call,*d upon to present myself at the genteel boarding house. I supposed, naturally enough, that all was going right, until oue day I received a note from my old friend, Bullion, the banker, a man of sixty, who wears a wig and spectacles, and counts his income upon the double fig? ures. Bullion wrote from Saratoga, where he had gone because he didn't know what else to do with himself in the dull season. He asked me to be his groomsmau.? Bullion was going to be married. "Of course, you'll think it a fool? ish thing for mo to do,"wrote Bull ion; "but even at 00 a man has not entirely outlived the age of senti? ment; and when once you see Sophy Adriance you will forgive any seem? ing inconsistency on my part. I went straight to the genteel boarding house. It was possible that I might be misled by asimdar ity ot'uame, although eveu that was unlikely. "Is Miss Adriance at home?" 1 asked of the slatterly servaut girl who answered the bell. "Nq, sir. Miss Sophy's spending a fcw.iweeks with a friend at Sara? toga,'! she answered promptly. That was enough. 1 went home and enclosed Bullion's letter in an? other envelope, directing*it to poor Charlie Dresden's address, Poste Restant e, Vienna, adding a few lines of my own, wherein I endeav? ored to mingle consolation and philosophy as aptly as possible. And then I wrote, curtly declin? ing to "stand up" with old Bullion. It w;is but a few weeks subse? quently that the waiter showed an elegantly dressed young lady into my room at the hotel. I rose in some Rur| rise. Aside from old Aunt Miriam Platt and my laund? ress, my lady visitors were few. But the instant she threw up her thick tissue veil I recoguized the soft blue!" eyes and damask rose chcekf "^Sophy Adriance. . "Oli,1 Mr. Mottimore!" she cried piteously, "I know you won't mind my coming to your parlor, because you seem exactly like a father to me." I winced a little at this. "But 1 have received such a letter from Charley, and as?as you've known him a long time, I thought perhaps you could explain it to me. Oh, 1 have been so wretched. And indeed, indeed, I didn't deserve it!" She gave me a tear-blotted letter and then sat down to cry quietly in the corner of the sofa until such times as I should have finished its perusal. "What does he mean, Mr. Motti? more?" asked Sophy plaintively; "when he accuses me of deceiving him, of selling myself to the high? est bidder? Oh, it is so dreadful!" I folded the letter and looked se? verely at her. "M;ss Adnwcc," said I. gravely, "it strikes me you are trying to play a double part here: The affi? anced bride of Benjamin Bullion ought hardly to hope to retain the allegiance of poor Charley Dresden into the bargain." "1 don't understand you," said Sophy, looking wistfully at me. "Are you not to beeome the wife of Mr. Bullion, the banker?" I ask? ed, sternly. "Oli. dear no," said Sophy. "That's mamma!" "Eh?" gasped I. "It's mamma," answered Sophy. ;'Sbe's to be married next week! Didn't you know it?" I stared straight before me. Well, I had got myself into a pretty l?ickle by meddling officiously iu i flairs that didn't concern me. "Look here, Miss Ad ranee," said fj "I will tell you all about it." So I did. I described old Bnll on's letter, my own false deduct on.sv.her.ofr.om,, nnd the rash deed junker's correspondence coutianeji Dresden. "And now." said I, "do you won Jer that he is indignant?" Sophy's face grew radiant. "But there's no harm done," said die. "No real harm, I mean. Be sause I've written him a long letter ill about mamma and Mr. Bullion, which ho must have received al? most the next mail after he sent off this cruel, cruel sheet of reproach? es." Sophy was a true prophet. There was no "real harm" done. The next mail brought a letter full of entreat? ies to be pardoned, and a brief, brusque note to me. I stood up with old Ben. Bullion, and that full blown rose, Sophy's mamma, after all; and when Char? ley Dresden came home I cut the big wedding cake at his marriage feast. A Mother's Love. Mothers live for their children, make self-sacrifices for them ami manifest that tenderness and love so freely, that the name mother is the sweetest in human language. And yet sons, youthful, and aged, known little of the anxiety, the nights of sleepless and painful solicitude which their mothers have spent over their thoughtless way? wardness. Those loving hearts go down to their graves with those hours of secret agony untold. As tho mother watches by night, or prays in the privacy of her closet she weighs well the words which she will address to her son, in order, to lead him to a manhood of honor and usefulness. She will not tell him all the griefs and deadly fears which beset her soul. She warns him trembling lest she say over much. She tries to charm him with cheery love, while bei own heart is bleeding. No worthy and success? ful man ever yet knew the breadth and depth of the great obligation which he is under to the mother who guided his heedless steps at the time when his character for virtue and purity was so narrowly balanced against a course of vice and ignominy. Let the dutiful son soothe his mother's pathway; let him obey as implicitly as he can his mother's wishes and advice; let him omit nothing that will contribute to her peace and happiness, and yet he will part from her at the tomb with a debt not half discharg? ed. How to Lire Lou:?. We have to a great extent the power of prolonging our lives. Liv? ing by rule and obeying nature's j simple laws may seem very irksome j to people at lirst, but doing so soon j becomes a habit, and a blessed hab- j it, and one that tends to happiness, j to comfort'and to leugth of days. A great deal might be said about! the benefit ofregularity iu our mod? est way of living. As a proof ol the bencficiality of regular living the fact is that old people who have, oueo settled down in a kiud ot groove-of life cannot be or.settled therefrom, even for a few days, without danger to health and life itself. They may have, perhaps their regular time for getting up in the morning, certain methods of ablution, certain kinds and qual? ities of food and drink, certain hours for taking these, certain times for rest, exercise, and recreation, and a Lundred other things which, taken separately, may seem but trifles, but taken in the aggregate make up their lives, and they known and feel that they mnnt not be unsettled. The wheels of life will run out-over rough and irregu? lar roads. Habits, whether good or bad, are easily formed when one is young, bnt when one gets up in years it is terribly difiicultandoften time dangerous to set them aside. Therefore, study, if you would live Jong,.rto.be regular in your habits, of 1 ifo in""'every"way'; anfrlefyourT'egu^ larity have a good tendency. ?'Read Less; Think More." The lato Charles O'Conor, per? haps tho most profound lawyer New York City has produced, gave a piece of advice to a young man which is as valuable as any legal opinion for which the distinguished lawyer ever received a fee. A lad wrote to him, giving a IoHg list of books which he had already gone through, and asking advice Its to a course of reading. Mr. O'Conor replied that "he had not only not read, bnt had not known even by? name one-half of the books his cor- ; respondent appeared to have read. He would not therefore, undertake to advise him what to read, but he \ could salely advise him to read less, and think more." This anecdote j comes from a recent number of the [ Century. ' The advice was not, however, ( original with Mr. O'Conor. In the ' Philadelphia Ledger some time since an older authority was quo ted to the same purport. Proba bly tho same sound wisdom could be traced back to the time of the invention of printing. "Read less \ (of trash) and think more" has a pithiness which makes the advice all the more easy to keep in mind. And following it would enable the "temperate" reader not only to think, but to remember more of 1 what he reads. Remembering ! more would give a practical value ! to the ideas acquired and the facts obtained. Perhaps Mr. O'Oouor's 1 opinion on reading is to be quali- 'e fled a little by his practice. It, seems that his reading was very 1 much confined to the purposes of '' his profession. No doubt this limit ' increased his wonderful efliciency l. in his legal pursuits. But it would J>P a (Treat abridgment of mental ) his specialty ana ruitm? ?.i_ .... t outside of that. Tlic mind is en- 1 larged by a variety of topics, aud ' there is scarcely any subject, how? ever foreign to a thinking person's ' daily life, from which he may not 1 derive some advantage. There is j nothing iu the way of learning . which stands so much alone that it cannot be illustrated by other and . indeed apparently dissimilar mat- , ters. Still the caution holds good ' ?to most readers?"read less and think more." About Strawberries, Vegetables, Etc. . Give strawberry beds a mulch of . straw, coarse bay, or even corn j stalks, to keep the fruit from being < soiled. Sawdust and tan should ] not be used, as they adhere to the ; fruit. In southern localities, fruit | for northern markets must not be picked too ripe; if to be over twen? ty four hours in transit, no berries should be full colored when picked. New shoots of blackberries and , raspberrries will start from the roots; select three or four from each stool for next year's fruiting, and hoe up the others. Currants and gooseberries should be mulched. Upon the first ap? pearance ol holes in the leaves, kill the worm with white hellebore, using a tablespoonfnl of the powder to a pailful of water; apply with a syringe or garden-pump. ' Newly planted grape vines should bear but a single shoot a year; rub off all others, and keep that tied up to a stake. The leaf rolling caterpillar found among the leaves of a growing shoot, is best des? troyed by hand picking. If rose bugs appear at flowering time, shake off early in the morning, and catch in a pan containing water with a little kerosene. Beets, carrots and other root crops should be thinned freely, and the weeds iu the rows removed. Cabbages and cauliflowers are forwarded by frequent and deep hoeing. Sow seeds of these kind in the open ground for late crops. If the Savoy cabbages are not grown, try tliem. Sow celery seed in rows eight or ten inches apart; roll, or pat with the back of a spade, to bring the soil in close contact with the seeds. Cucumbers, melons, etc., the seeds of which were sown on sods, or in pots, may go out. They will grow all the better if covered nights aud cold days with frames made by tacking cotton cloth over bottomless boxes. Sow seeds in the open ground. Seeds of -'sweet herbs," such as thyme, sage, etc., should be sown in beds in tho open ground, for plants to be transplanted later. Early kinds of sweet coru should be planted as soon as the weather will allow, and followed by weekly plantings. Salvation Oil kills pain every time. For cuts, bruises, sprains, strains, burns, scalds, aud frost-bites it is an infallible eure. Price only tweuty five ceuts a bottle. Angleworm Potpie. "Ma, vender's a man wot's goiu' a fishiu'." The speaker was a small boy, whose parents live iu a cabin and cultivate a small patch of ground in the mountains near the route of Vauderbilt's proposed South Pennsylvania Railroad. Ma was busy washing clothes and made, no reply. The young ster, impatient of such neglect, de? termined on a moie personal appeal to her attention. "Ma, may I go and see him dig bait?" "Go 'long," said the materfami lias, curtly. The boy started oJf with a run, but as he approached the object of his journey lie slowed up, as if awed by a nearer view of the uncouth individual who was spading the rich bottom soil. The man's appearance was by no means reassuring... Jp^/apyie J^kJ^t gairily form was encased hi coarse garments, apparently the work of an amateur tailor of the eighteenth century. Long, straggling, un? kempt hair and beard and a scowl on the narrow forehead that over hung his small, piggish eyes made him still less prepossessing. Near the mau stood a large tiu can, half-filled with the ordinary earth-works used for fish bait. Oc? casionally bis spade would uncover ii fresh colony, the Hungarian digger would pick out as many as he could catch while they tried to bury them? selves again and drop them into She can. "Mister, may I go a-fishiu' with >ou?" asked the small bov, after he liad recovered enough courage to iddress the Hungarian. "I know i bully hole down herein thecrik,'' md he looked longingly into the ?an of worms, as if enjoying the lay's sport in anticipation. "Me no go a-fishlu'," replied the Elungariau. "What you goin' to do with the worms, then, mister?" "Me make-a worm pot pie. Tou ?ome-a with me, I show you," and ie shouldered the sp ide aud took :he can into his bosom as if it had jeen a clean baby. Too full of surprise to speak the joy followed the Hungarian around he hill to a row of shanties, where several other Huugariaus were looking. A half-grown Hungarian >oy was skinning rats and mice for linner. Another was busily en? gaged in cracking snail shells be ween stones, as if they were wal ints, and depositing the snails in m iron pot for soup. When the nan with the spade and can arriv :d, half a dozen clustered around lim and peeped in to see how many rorras he had, then gave vent to heir satisfaction in grunts of joy. iway, uui n s?- S^ nade him shut up. The worms were washed and then mt into an oven, aud flour and lard ?laced over them. This was put m the fire to bake and in a half an lonr the worms were ready for a ?olonius banquet?not where they sat, but where they are eaten. The joy was invited, but didn't stay. seeing was good enough for him. 11 < Newspaper Etiquette. It frequently happens that vis tors to newspaper offices do and ?iy things which are improper, and ?nde, and annoying. The visitor Iocs not menu to be rude and has eally not the slightest idea that he is milking himself disagreeable, for :he reason that he is not accus :omed to newspaper etiquette. For his reason, we. wish to throw out a few hints that will cuable the vis tor to avoid unintentionally giving jffense. When you cuter the printing office do not handle the type in the cases. If yon wish to examine the type say so to the printer, and he will be glad to stop his work and empty the case out on the editor's table, where you can sit in his chair and examine the type at your leisure. Never mind putting back the type the printer can do that af? ter you get through. - Don't read the proof sheets, clip? pings, or manuscript. If you want to know what is going to appear in the next paper ask the editor to read out aloud to you. He has plenty of time, and will be grateful to you for the chance to quit his work and entertain you. If you want to look over the cash book, make the editor go and get it for you. Never ask for a sample copy, but take a half a dozen. ? Never spit tobacco juice on the floor; always spit on the exchanges or on the walls, otherwise the ed? itor will think yon are not accus? tomed to a newspaper office. Make the editor feel that his presence does not annoy you. Never ask for any old exchanges. Just help yourself to the unopened ones, for they always contain much later news thau those that have been opened. Ask the editor, if you are a per feet stranger to him to supply you with a duplicate key to his post office box, so you can get his pa? pers regularly. If he is a gentle? man he will furnish you with a du? plicate key without your asking, but some editors arc uot gentlemen. Texas Sittings. Signs and Wonders. When will signs and wonders cease? Not till the destroying angel shall cut the thread of time, und the heavens be rolled together as a scroll. Nor. a day passes but we see good and bad sigus, as the following will show: It's a good sign to have a man cuter your office with a frieudly greeting. "Here's 81.00 to pay for my paper." It's a bad sign to'hear a man say "I am too poor to take a paper." Ten to one lie carries home a jug of "red eye" that costs him a dollar. It's a good sign to see a man do a deed of charity to his fellowman. It's a bad sign to hear him boast? ing of it. It's a good sign to sec the color of health in a mau's face. It's a bad sign to see it all concentrated in his nose. It's a good sign to see an honest j man wearing old clothes. It's a [ bad sign to see folks tilling holes in their windows. It's a good sign to see a man wipe perspiration lrom his brow.? It's a bad sign to see him wipe his . mouth as he comes out of a saloon. It's . a good ^ign to see a lady dressed with taste and neatness.? sued for her feathers ttndTooieryf" gems aud jewelry. It's a good sign to see a man or lady advertise in this paper. It's a bad sign to see the sheriff adver? tise for them. Strength is not Health. Health and strength are not syn? onymous terms. A. person may have great steugth in his limbs or in certain muscles about the body, but really not have good health. It is altogether a mistaken idea to suppose that physical exercise has for its object the attainment of strength. There are other tissues and organs in the human system beside the muscular and the healthy action of the lungs and stomach is far more important than great stength in the arms, legs, or the back. It is here, in thisgeneral ex? ercise of all the muscles and parts i)f the body, that a well regulated system of gymnastics has its great excellence. It aims to produce just that development of the human sys? tem upon which good health is per? manently based, described as fol? lows: "Health is the uniform and regular performance of all functions )f the body arising from the har? monious action of all its parts." A physical condition implying that all ire sound, well fitting and well natched. Some minds do not look ar enough into life to see this dis inction, or to value it if seen; they ix their eyes longingly on strength ?upon strength now, and seeming y care not for the power to work ong, to work well, to work success 'ully hereafter, which is health.? lealth and Home. Absurdities of Human Life. Not to go to bed when you are leepy becauee it is not ? certain cnees ?siiing ioi- uro??, ..? ? :au buy them in a clean, dry mar? ket. People of exquisite sensibility, vho cannot bear to see an animal nit to death, showing the utmost mention to the variety and abuu lance of their tables. The heir of au avaricious uncle laying him the compliment of the leepest mourning. The lovely widow of a cross old nan wearing weeds; and the sur? vivor of a rich old shrew being par icular in the choice aud display of lis weepers. To buy a horse from a near re lation, and believe every word he says in praise of the animal he is lesiio.is to dispose of. To call a man hospitable who In lulgeshis vanity by displaying his service of plate to his rich neigh? bors frequently, but was never known to give a dinner to any oue really iu wautof it. How >'cw Y?rk Women Win at Poker. The desire to wiu a dollar or two is as strong in the belle where al? lowance of pin money is a hundred a mouth as to oue to whom the loss or gain of a trifle is of consequence. A tough old clubman, notably a stickler for exactitude iu his play, was brought the other night into direct antagonism with a.bewitch iugly beautiful maiden. He held three kings; she had cards which, according to Hoyle, couldn't have won the pot or anywhere near it, and yet he pushed the chips over to her after a moment's hesitation. "What under heaven did you do that for?" a friend who saw both hands alterwards asked. "Her two pairs beat my three of a kind," he replied. "But she didn't have two pairs." "0, yes she did?a pair of aces in her hand aud a.pair of eyes in her head?blue ones with tears in them. They'd beat a royal flush if I held it.?New York Correspond? ence Pittsburg Post. The New Orleans Exposition. The attendance at this great show, although still far below what its projectors, had anticipated, has been materially greater for a month or so past than it was previously. But now the warm weather is com? ing on, always so trying iu New Orleans, and the. date set for the closing of the exhibition is near at hand. The managers, however, have been making an effort to have the exhibition reopened next fall. With this view they have determ? ined to solicit the government to allow the national exhibits to re main, and to station a detachment of United States soldiers in charge of the buildings aud grounds dur? ing the summer, trusting iu this way to keep the most of the other exhibitors, and make the expense of continuance merely nominal. Ektkrpkisjs only ?1 a year.